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An Infinite History

Author : Emma Rothschild
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An innovative history of deep social and economic changes in France, told through the story of a single extended family across five generations Marie Aymard was an illiterate widow who lived in the provincial town of Angoulême in southwestern France, a place where seemingly nothing ever happened. Yet, in 1764, she made her fleeting mark on the historical record through two documents: a power of attorney in connection with the property of her late husband, a carpenter on the island of Grenada, and a prenuptial contract for her daughter, signed by eighty-three people in Angoulême. Who was Marie Aymard? Who were all these people? And why were they together on a dark afternoon in December 1764? Beginning with these questions, An Infinite History offers a panoramic look at an extended family over five generations. Through ninety-eight connected stories about inquisitive, sociable individuals, ending with Marie Aymard’s great-great granddaughter in 1906, Emma Rothschild unfurls an innovative modern history of social and family networks, emigration, immobility, the French Revolution, and the transformation of nineteenth-century economic life. Rothschild spins a vast narrative resembling a period novel, one that looks at a large, obscure family, of whom almost no private letters survive, whose members traveled to Syria, Mexico, and Tahiti, and whose destinies were profoundly unequal, from a seamstress living in poverty in Paris to her third cousin, the cardinal of Algiers. Rothschild not only draws on discoveries in local archives but also uses new technologies, including the visualization of social networks, large-scale searches, and groundbreaking methods of genealogical research. An Infinite History demonstrates how the ordinary lives of one family over three centuries can constitute a remarkable record of deep social and economic changes.

To Infinity and Beyond

Author : Eli Maor
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Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the horror infiniti of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates.--Los Angeles Times [Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama.--Choice Fascinating and enjoyable.... places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics.--Science -- "Science"

William Edward Hartpole Lecky s Sittengeschichte Europas von Augustus bis auf Karl den grossen

Author : William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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A Manual of Religion and of the History of the Christian Church

Author : Karl Gottlieb Bretschneider
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Outlines of the History of Dogma

Author : Adolf von Harnack
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"The English translation of my "Grundriss der Dogmengeschichte" has been made, in accordance with my expressed wish, by my former pupil and esteemed friend, Mr. Edwin Knox Mitchell. It is my pleasant duty to express to him my heartiest thanks. English and American theological literature, possess excellent works, but they are not rich in products within the realm of the History of Dogma. I may therefore perhaps hope that my "Grundriss" will supply a want. I shall be most happy, if I can with this book do my English and American friends and fellow-workers some service - a small return for the rich benefit which I have reaped from their labors. In reality, however, there no longer exists any distinction between German and English theological science. The exchange is now so brisk that scientific theologians of all evangelical lands form already one Concilium. Adolf Harnack. Wilmerdorf near Berlin, March 17th, 1892"--

History of Philosophy

Author : Friedrich Ueberweg
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History and Synopsis of the Theory of Summable Infinite Processes

Author : Lloyd Leroy Smail
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History of Philosophy from Thales to the Present Time

Author : Friedrich Ueberweg
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The Philosophy of Religion on the Basis of Its History Spinoza to Schleiermacher

Author : Otto Pfleiderer
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Beacon Lights of History The middle ages

Author : John Lord
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History of Philosophy History of modern philosophy With additions by the translator an appendix on English and American philosophy by Noah Porter and an appendix on Italian philosophy by Vincenzo Botta

Author : Friedrich Ueberweg
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Beacon Lights of History The old pagan civilizations

Author : John Lord
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Infinite Series in a History of Analysis

Author : Hans-Heinrich Körle
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"Higher mathematics" once pointed towards the involvement of infinity. This we label analysis. The ancient Greeks had helped it to a first high point when they mastered the infinite. The book traces the history of analysis along the risky route of serial procedures through antiquity. It took quite long for this type of mathematics to revive in our region. When and where it did, infinite series proved the driving force. Not until a good two millennia had gone by, would analysis head towards Greek rigor again. To follow all that trial, error and final accomplishment, is more than studying history: It provides touching, worthwhile access to advanced calculus. Moreover, some steps beyond convergence show infinite series to naturally fit a wider frame.

A Handbook of the History of Philosophy

Author : Ernest Belfort Bax
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A History of Modern Philosophy

Author : Benjamin Chapman Burt
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A History of Greek Philosophy from the Earliest Period to the Time of Socrates

Author : Eduard Zeller
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Handbook of the History of Philosophy

Author : Albert Schwegler
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A Critical History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation

Author : Albrecht Ritschl
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History of English Literature

Author : Hippolyte Taine
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Course of the History of Modern Philosophy

Author : Victor Cousin
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