An Eye on the Modern Century

Selected Letters of Henry McBride


Author: Henry McBride,Steven Watson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300083262

Category: Art

Page: 372

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Philippe Sands has extensively revised this leading textbook to include all new developments since 1994, including all the international case-law (ICJ, ITLOS, WTO, human rights etc.) and new international legislation (genetically modified organisms, the Kyoto Protocol, oil pollution, chemicals etc.). It is the most comprehensive account of the principles and rules relating to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural resources. It incorporates all the key material from the 1992 Rio Declaration and subsequent developments. Topics include: the legal and institutional framework; the field's historic development; standards for general application in addition to the protection of the atmosphere, oceans etc.; the techniques available for implementation such as the environmental impact assessment and liability/compensation for environmental damage. It will be used on its own as an academic course text, as well as a reference text for practitioners.

Women of Letters, Manuscript Circulation, and Print Afterlives in the Eighteenth Century

Elizabeth Rowe, Catharine Cockburn and Elizabeth Carter


Author: M. Bigold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033576

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 291

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Using unpublished manuscript writings, this book reinterprets material, social, literary, philosophical and religious contexts of women's letter-writing in the long 18th century. It shows how letter-writing functions as a form of literary manuscript exchange and argues for manuscript circulation as a method of engaging with the republic of letters.

Letters of a Peruvian Woman


Author: Françoise de Graffigny

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191548987

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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'It has taken me a long time, my dearest Aza, to fathom the cause of that contempt in which women are held in this country ...' Zilia, an Inca Virgin of the Sun, is captured by the Spanish conquistadores and brutally separated from her lover, Aza. She is rescued and taken to France by Déterville, a nobleman, who is soon captivated by her. One of the most popular novels of the eighteenth century, the Letters of a Peruvian Woman recounts Zilia's feelings on her separation from both her lover and her culture, and her experience of a new and alien society. Françoise de Graffigny's bold and innovative novel clearly appealed to the contemporary taste for the exotic and the timeless appetite for love stories. But by fusing sentimental fiction and social commentary, she also created a new kind of heroine, defined by her intellect as much as her feelings. The novel's controversial ending calls into question traditional assumptions about the role of women both in fiction and society, and about what constitutes 'civilization'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Before the Empire of English: Literature, Provinciality, and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Britain


Author: A. Yadav

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403981159

Category: History

Page: 231

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Before the Empire of English offers a broad re-examination of Eighteenth-century British literary culture, centred around issues of language, nationalism, and provinciality. It revises our tendency to take for granted the metropolitan centrality of English-language writers of this period and shows, instead, how deeply these writers were conscious of the traditional marginality of their literary tradition in the European world of culture. The book focuses attention on crucial but largely overlooked aspects of Eighteenth-century English literary culture: the progress of English topos since the death of Cowley and the cultural aspirations and anxieties it condenses; the concept of the republic of letters and its implications for issues of cultural centrality and provinciality; and the importance of cultural nationalist emphases in 'Augustan' poetics in the context of these concerns about provinciality. The book examines imperial aspirations and imaginings in the English literary culture of the period, but it shows how such aspirations are responses to provincial anxieties more so than they are marks of imperial self-assurance.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635


Author: J. Daybell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

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The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

Horace Walpole's Letters

Masculinity and Friendship in the Eighteenth Century


Author: George E. Haggerty

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611480116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 8008

Over the course of his life, which spanned the eighteenth century from 1717 to 1797, Horace Walpole wrote thousands of letters to his closest friends and acquaintances. In this study, George E. Haggerty writes about the letters themselves, which span forty-eight volumes of correspondence. In addition to looking at the letters in terms of one of the great literary accomplishments of the century, at least on a par with Boswell's Life of Johnson and Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, these letters taken in aggregate offer an astonishingly vivid account of the vagaries of eighteenth-century masculinity. Walpole talks about himself obsessively: his wants, his needs, his desires; hies physical and mental pain; his artistic appreciation and his critical responses. It is impossible to read these letters and not come away with a vivid impression of a complex personality from another age.

A Brief History of Christian Worship


Author: James F White

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426715668

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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Most histories of Christian worship are written as if nothing significant in liturgical history ever happened in North America, as if cultural diversities were insignificant in the development of worship, and as if most of what mattered were words the priest or minister addressed to God. This book is a revisionist work, attempting to give new direction to liturgical history by treating the experience of worship of the people in the pews as the primary liturgical document. It means liturgical history written facing the other way--that is, looking into the chancel rather than out of it. Relishing the liturgical diversity of recent centuries as firm evidence of Chritianity's ability to adapt to a wide variety of peoples and places, Professor White shows that this tendency has been apparent in Chrisitian worship since its inception in the New Testament churches. Instead of imposing one tradition's criteria on worship, he tries to give a balanced and comprehensive approach to the development of the dozen or more traditions surviving in the modern world.

The Other Eighteenth Century

English Women of Letters, 1660-1800


Author: Robert W. Uphaus

Publisher: Colleagues Pr


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 465

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Letters, Postcards, Email

Technologies of Presence


Author: Esther Milne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135177473


Page: 280

View: 2074

In this original study, Milne moves between close readings of letters, postcards and emails, and investigations of the material, technological infrastructures of these forms, to answer the question: How does presence function as an aesthetic and rhetorical strategy within networked communication practices?

Letter by Letter

An Alphabetical Miscellany


Author: Laurent Pflughaupt

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 6660

Contains twenty-six alphabetically arranged entries describing each letter of the Roman alphabet individually, providing facts about each letter while tracing its history, evolution, and form.

Fifty Major Cities of the Bible


Author: John Laughlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134595328

Category: Reference

Page: 264

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From the ruins of the ancient seaside city of Acco, to the small but archaeologically important town of Yokneam, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the ancient cities that played a vital role in the world from which the Bible originated. Not only covering renowned cities such as Jerusalem and Jericho, the book also includes lesser known towns like Aroer, Beth-Zur and Gibeah, which have all provided their own valuable contributions to the way in which we now understand the biblical world. A fascinating, easy-to-follow text, key features include: * the biblical context of each city or town * a summary of its known archeological history * non-biblical references to the site * photographs and illustrations * a concise bibliography for further reading Also provided is a handy reference map to the major archaeological sites in Israel, as well as chronological tables for easy reference. Concise, informative and high accessible, Fifty Major Cities of the Bible is a superb overview of the cities and towns that made up the Biblical world, and an essential resource for students and enthusiasts.

The Selected Letters of Bertrand Russell

The Private Years, 1884-1914


Author: Bertrand Russell,Nicholas Griffin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415260140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 540

View: 9096

This acclaimed selection of Russell's early letters, available in paperback for the first time, reveals the full scope of his life and innermost thoughts up to the First World War.