Street Criers

A Cultural History of Chinese Beggars


Author: Hanchao Lu

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751483

Category: History

Page: 269

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This is a rich and comprehensive study of beggars’ culture and the institution of mendicancy in China from late imperial times to the mid-twentieth century, with a glance at the resurgence of beggars in China today. Generously illustrated, the book brings to life the concepts and practices of mendicancy including organized begging, state and society relations as reflected in the issues of poverty, public opinions of beggars and various factors that contribute to almsgiving, the role of gender in begging, and street people and Communist politics. Panoramically, the reader will see that the culture and institution of Chinese mendicancy, which had its origins in earlier centuries, remained remarkably consistent through time and space and that there were perennial and lively interactions between the world of beggars and mainstream society.

Town Criers


Author: Will Daunt


ISBN: 1329665465


Page: N.A

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Ancient Roman Statutes

A Translation with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary, and Index


Author: Allan Chester Johnson,Paul Robinson Coleman-Norton,Frank Card Bourne,Clyde Pharr

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772913

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 7949

Johnson, Allan Chester, Paul Robinson Coleman-Norton and Frank Card Bourne. Clyde Pharr, General Editor. Ancient Roman Statutes: A Translation with Introduction, Commentary, Glossary, and Index. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961. xxxi, 290 pp. 9" x 12." Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-291-3. Cloth. $150. * A collection of documents in translation based on a collation of Roman laws collected from the editions of Bruns, Girard and Riccobono. Laws gathered from other secondary sources, such as ancient authors' writings and from modern scholars' editions of inscriptions and of papyri, are also included. This volume is Volume II of The Corpus of Roman Law (Corpus Juris Romani), General Editor, Clyde Pharr. (Volume I: The Theodosian Code is also published in reprint by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.)

Ancient Rome

Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus


Author: Matthew Dillon,Lynda Garland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317485203

Category: History

Page: 878

View: 3326

In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social developments, as well as further information on the Gold Age of Roman literature. Providing comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic and the Augustan age, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political and military developments in the Roman Republic and Augustan age (509 BC – AD 14) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic and early empire. Students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this new edition invaluable at all levels of study.

The Criers and Hawkers of London

Engravings and Drawings


Author: Marcellus Laroon,Sean Shesgreen

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804715065

Category: Art

Page: 252

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Fascination with the lives of pedlars and hawkers first expressed itself in English art around 1600. Marcellus Laroon's Cryes of the City of London drawne after the Life was published in 1687 and became a best-seller the day it appeared, remaining popular for nearly a century and a half - eight editions followed the first until it finally went out of print after 1821. Laroon's volume of designs remains the most sophisticated and influential collection of street cries with its detailed chronicling of London working life. The present volume makes the Cryes available once again as a valuable document for the scholars of popular British art, social history and costume studies; more so because of the inclusion of plates from the 1760 edition in which designs were updated to provide us with a unique comparison of the changes in art and costume between 1687 and the late eighteenth century. The book also contains nineteen hitherto unpublished sketches by Laroon held at Blenheim Palace.

The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Boston

Together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City, and an Appendix


Author: Albion Keith Parris Joy,Frederick Lochwood Washburn

Publisher: N.A



Page: 793

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Diary of an Undead Teenager


Author: Jerrel Dulay


ISBN: 144527535X


Page: 440

View: 9052

See eBook for Free Download!See more www.theripperinfection.comZack Welder is a seventeen-year-old with serious anger management issues. After his parents kick him out of the house, sending him to the mountains, the last thing he expects to do is fight for his life as a bizarre viral outbreak rips across Riverton, a small mountain community hiding a few secrets. When Zack realizes he has become infected and will soon join the ranks of the undead, he is faced with having to grow up and develop some social skills before Riverton's survivors discover his secret and turn on him. Undead Teenager is a unique, emotionally charged thriller, making bold stabs at modern culture with a wicked sense of humor. Zombie fans cannot afford to miss this story."Undead Teenager provides a much needed breath of fresh air for the Zombie Genre.""Never before has the zombie been so memorable, threatening, or fascinating!""The memorable characters represent today's youth, faults, potential and all."

Shifting the Monkey

The Art of Protecting Good People from Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers


Author: Todd Whitaker

Publisher: Triple Nickel Press

ISBN: 0982702973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 117

View: 8773

Explains how to shift an organization's focus from compensating for and working around employees who avoid their responsibilities to cultivating and rewarding the best employees.