War and Democracy in the Age of Empire


Author: Michael Hardt,Antonio Negri

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110101041X

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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In their international bestseller Empire, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri presented a grand unified vision of a world in which the old forms of imperialism are no longer effective. But what of Empire in an age of “American empire”? Has fear become our permanent condition and democracy an impossible dream? Such pessimism is profoundly mistaken, the authors argue. Empire, by interconnecting more areas of life, is actually creating the possibility for a new kind of democracy, allowing different groups to form a multitude, with the power to forge a democratic alternative to the present world order.Exhilarating in its optimism and depth of insight, Multitude consolidates Hardt and Negri’s stature as two of the most important political philosophers at work in the world today.

Grammatik der Multitude

Öffentlichkeit, Intellekt und Arbeit als Lebensformen


Author: Paolo Virno

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851324532


Page: 188

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A Multitude of Women

The Challenges of the Contemporary Italian Novel


Author: Stefania Lucamante

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802097944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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A Multitude of Women looks at the ways in which both Italian literary tradition and external influences have assisted Italian women writers in rethinking the theoretical and aesthetic ties between author, text, and readership in the construction of the novel. Stefania Lucamante discusses the valuable contributions that Italian women writers have made to the contemporary novel and illustrates the relevance of the novelistic examples set by their predecessors. She addresses various discursive communities, reading works by Di Lascia, Ferrante, Vinci, and others with reference to intertextuality and the theories of Elsa Morante and Simone de Beauvoir. This study identifies a positive deviation from literary and ideological orthodoxy, a deviation that helps give meaning to the Italian novel and to transform the traditional notion of the canon in Italian literature. Lucamante argues that this is partly due to the merits of women writers and their ability to eschew obsolete patterns in narrative while favouring forms that are more attuned to the ever-changing needs of society. She shows that contemporary novels by women authors mirror a shift from previous trends in which the need for female emancipation interfered with the actual literary and aesthetic significance of the novel. A Multitude of Women offers a new epistemology of the novel and will appeal to those interested in women's writing, readership, Italian studies, and literary studies in general.

Art and Multitude


Author: Antonio Negri

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745648991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 123

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"Metamorphoses: art and immaterial labour" talk given at the Tate Britain, 19 Jan. 2008.

Conflict, Power, and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

Tumult and Indignation


Author: Filippo Del Lucchese

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441153799

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 3998

Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza explores Spinoza's political philosophy by confronting it with that of Niccolò Machiavelli. Filippo Del Lucchese conducts a study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza from a perspective at once philosophical, historical and political. The book begins by showing how closely tied the two thinkers are in relation to realism. Del Lucchese then goes on to examine the theme of conflict as a crucial element of an understanding of Machiavelli and Spinoza's conceptions of modernity. The book concludes with an examination of the concept of 'multiplicity' and 'plural' expressions of politics, namely Machiavelli's popolo and Spinoza's multitudo. Overall, the Machiavelli-Spinoza axis offers a fruitful perspective through which to analyse the relationship between contending ideas of modernity from a historical point of view, and provides an original point of departure for discussing some key theoretical, political and juridical notions that have resurfaced in contemporary debates.

Spirit, Qi, and the Multitude

A Comparative Theology for the Democracy of Creation


Author: Hyo-Dong Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0823255026

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 3756

"A comparative theological and philosophical analysis of the concept of spirit in the West and the concept of qi (ch'i) in East Asia in regard to their respective and mutually illuminating potentials for sustaining a pluralistic and democratic metaphysical vision of the cosmos"--

Die Körper der Multitude

von der sexuellen Revolution zum queer-feministischen Aufstand


Author: Robert Foltin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896570567

Category: Capitalism

Page: 192

View: 4044

The Measure of Multitude

Population in Medieval Thought


Author: Peter Biller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198206321

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 8220

'There are many strengths to this book, not least the imaginative lateral thinking required to conceive the topic in the first place... an outstanding and original study, which approaches the high middle ages (in its reality as well as its thought worlds) from an unexpected but remarkably productive direction. Its heterogeneous interests should inspire a wide readership, including scholars of medieval medicine, population, theological thought, religious practice and canon law.' -History'This excellent book is not a study of medieval population (although it does contain, amongst many other riches, a helpful summary of work on medieval demography) but concerns how medieval people thought about population... astounding range of material.' -History'Peter Biller has produced a trail-blazing book, packed with intellectual fireworks. It fuses diverse sources and scraps of information to detonate an explosion of insights... anyone interested in pre-modern medicine must read it. It will stimulate and satisfy the curiosity of students and researchers alike.' -Medical History'Biller takes the reader on a grand tour of sources and themes... There is no jargon in his book. He sensitively lets these texts speak, contextualizes them, and occasionally offers informed conjectures whenever the text does not provide a clear-cut proof.' -Medical History'This is not only a solid scholarly enterprise on the highest level, it is also a pedagogic manifesto of how one can and perhaps should handle historical sources.' -Medical History'This is an impressive piece of scholarship. Through careful explication of the sources, Biller provides an account of medieval demography that places medicine in a new and exciting context, one which gave medical theory added relevance for its contemporaries . This is a story to which every historian of medieval medicine will want to pay close attention.' -Social History of Medicine'Biller adopts a sophisticated approach to his material... This work is primarily an exercise in the history of ideas, but it is also an extremely rich source of information for social historians of medicine.' -Social History of Medicine'Peter Biller ends his book with a question: is medieval demographic thought recognisably there? He has left his readers with only one possible answer - and in doing so changed the way we must think not just about the medieval past but about what has come after in terms of understanding the world.' -History TodayPeter Biller's innovative study challenges the view that medieval thought was fundamentally abstract. He describes what medieval people 'thought' about population, studying the texts which constrained their thought, and examining the medieval realities which shaped it, such as birth, birth-control, sex-ratio, marriage ages, length of life, and the population of the Holy Land.

The Mixed Multitude

Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement, 1755-1816


Author: Pawel Maciejko

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204582

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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In 1756, Jacob Frank, an Ottoman Jew who had returned to the Poland of his birth, was discovered leading a group of fellow travelers in a suspect religious service. At the request of the local rabbis, Polish authorities arrested the participants. Jewish authorities contacted the bishop in whose diocese the service had taken place and argued that since the rites of Frank's followers involved the practice of magic and immoral conduct, both Jews and Christians should condemn them and burn them at the stake. The scheme backfired, as the Frankists took the opportunity to ally themselves with the Church, presenting themselves as Contra-Talmudists who believed in a triune God. As a Turkish subject, Frank was released and temporarily expelled to the Ottoman territories, but the others were found guilty of breaking numerous halakhic prohibitions and were subject to a Jewish ban of excommunication. While they professed their adherence to everything that was commanded by God in the Old Testament, they asserted as well that the Rabbis of old had introduced innumerable lies and misconstructions in their interpretations of that holy book. Who were Jacob Frank and his followers? To most Christians, they seemed to be members of a Jewish sect; to Jewish reformers, they formed a group making a valiant if misguided attempt to bring an end to the power of the rabbis; and to more traditional Jews, they were heretics to be suppressed by the rabbinate. What is undeniable is that by the late eighteenth century, the Frankists numbered in the tens of thousands and had a significant political and ideological influence on non-Jewish communities throughout eastern and central Europe. Based on extensive archival research in Poland, the Czech Republic, Israel, Germany, the United States, and the Vatican, The Mixed Multitude is the first comprehensive study of Frank and Frankism in more than a century and offers an important new perspective on Jewish-Christian relations in the Age of Enlightenment.

Alone in the Multitude


Author: Christopher Pointe, T.,Steven O. Allen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597818771

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Silent Multitude


Author: D.G. Compton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575117982

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 2703

In the near future, the super-modern city of Gloucester has been transformed - completely redesigned and rebuilt to the principles of 'scientific city planning'. This gleaming city is threatened with extinction by a mysterious spore from space that brings mankind's proud structures crashing to the ground . . .

A Multitude of Sins


Author: Margaret Pemberton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447230108

Category: Fiction

Page: 552

View: 1360

A huge saga – of a world destroyed by war – and a woman made triumphant by love Since she was ten Elizabeth had been forced to give way to the men in her life. First her father, a lonely, selfish widower who needed his daughter as his companion, then Adam, her middle-aged husband, who carried her off to the brittle world of Hong Kong society, ignoring the burning musical talent that she constantly had to repress. And then she met Raefe Elliot, womaniser, soldier of fortune, who repeatedly rocked Hong Kong with his scandals, and between the two of them flared a wild release of love that exploded into the most shocking scandal of all. As the Japanese prepared to invade Hong Kong, as the old world was about to be forever destroyed, Elizabeth at last found happiness – in her love, and in her progress as a musician. And then the thunder of a savage and terrifying battle broke over her life, and she and Raefe became fugitives in a war-torn world.

A Multitude of Mercies


Author: Fay Freimuth

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595349692

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 9320

It's been said that love is perfect, but that you don't have to be perfect to deserve love. Nancy "Nan" Parley's sister, Laura Harris, is far from perfect. Laura's life has been changed forever by a frightening disorder that drives her friends away and threatens to tear her family apart. Despite her imperfections, Laura has an incredible capacity to love-making her extremely vulnerable when she gets close. Whenever a man enters Laura's life and offers her affection, Nan fears that he'll ultimately crush Laura, as previous suitors have done. Even though she has her little sister's best interests at heart, Nan's efforts to protect Laura may ultimately deny her the love that she so desperately needs. Nan struggles to replace her fear with faith, for both cannot occupy the same place. A Multitude of Mercies is a compelling novel that will change the way you think about those who are trapped in the space between dreams and reality.

A Multitude of Sins


Author: Brad Forder


ISBN: 0359063020


Page: 176

View: 8119

After the universe is cast into chaos, an unlikely band of people must join together. With the help of the Archangel Gabriel, they must work to find the Four Horsemen and stop Lucifer's plan to rule over all life in the Universe. Can they stop his devious plot, or will the universe be cast into darkness from his corruption?

With the Multitude of Angels

A Resource for Daily Prayer and Worship


Author: Martyn Perry

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 160696464X

Category: Religion

Page: 229

View: 2035

Prayer is time spent delighting in the presence of God. With the Multitude of Angels: a Resource for Daily Prayer and Worship is an easy-to-use guide for everyday devotions drawn substantially from Scripture. Alongside free prayer, it can help develop a balanced devotional life that can sustain us in our demanding and very full lives. Martyn Perry's daily guide can be used at home when you pray on your own or with others at a home study group. As a prayer resource, it can also be used during travel. The intention of this prayer guide is that the words we use and the silence we enjoy can combine to enrich our relationship with God. This pattern of daily prayer can help us as we give praise to God with all the people of God and With the Multitude of Angels.


von der Arbeiterautonomie zur Multitude ; Geschichte & Gegenwart, Theorie & Praxis ; eine Einführung


Author: Martin Birkner,Robert Foltin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896576613


Page: 216

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