Imprisoned in English

The Hazards of English as a Default Language

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Author: Anna Wierzbicka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199321507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 287

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Imprisoned in English argues that in the present English-dominated world, social sciences and the humanities are locked in a conceptual framework grounded in English and that scholars need to break away from this framework to reach a more universal, culture-independent perspective on things human.

Imprisoned in the Caribbean

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Author: Ligia T. Domenech, Ph.D.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149175270X

Category: History

Page: 224

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Winston Churchill recognized in his memoirs: ?The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril.? His fears would be realized in the Caribbean: By the end of the war, the Germans had sunk four hundred merchant ships in the Caribbean while only losing seventeen U-boats in what was called Operation Neuland. Begun in 1942, the campaign sought to cut the supply lines from the Caribbean to the Allies with the intention of strangling their import-based economies. Colonies of various empires would be left to fend for themselves. Dr. Ligia T. Domenech explores how the campaign hurt the people of the Caribbean, focusing on her native Puerto Rico. Learn about the principal targets of the German U-boats in the Caribbean, the United States? reaction to Operation Neuland, the shortage of essential goods, new industries that developed during the war period, and the blockade's long-lasting effects. To this day, the public and even most historians don't know about the blockade's devastating effects and what it meant to be "Imprisoned in the Caribbean."

Imprisoned in India

Corruption and Extortion in the World’s Largest Democracy

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Author: James Tooley

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785901990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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James Tooley has been described as a 21st-century Indiana Jones, travelling to remote parts of the developing world to track something that many regarded as mythical: private schools serving the poor. It was in the Indian city of Hyderabad that Tooley first discovered these schools, and wrote about them in his award-winning book The Beautiful Tree, which also documented state corruption and the attempts to shut the schools down. But the state was to exact revenge: upon returning to Hyderabad, Tooley was unjustly arrested and thrown into prison. Conditions in the prison were dire, and the jailers typically cruel and violent, but the other prisoners were extraordinarily kind. Chillingly, many had been in prison for years, never charged with anything, often victims of police corruption, too poor to go to court and secure bail. Imprisoned in India tells the story of Tooley's incarceration and subsequent battles with maddeningly corrupt Indian bureaucracy, which made him realise how fundamental the rule of law is to the workings of a good society. It's something we take for granted, but without which all human flourishing is threatened, especially for the poor. Tooley discovered, too, how the human spirit, even amongst those wrongfully imprisoned, can soar above the brutality and tyranny of those in power.

Luther in English

The Influence of His Theology of Law and Gospel on Early English Evangelicals (1525-35)

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Author: Michael S. Whiting

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606089005

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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Recent studies have increasingly downplayed, and in a few cases even wholly denied, the influence of Martin Luther's theology of Law and Gospel on early English evangelicals such as William Tyndale. The impact of a late medieval Augustinian renaissance, Erasmian Humanism, the Reformed tradition, and Lollardy have all but eclipsed the more central role once attributed to Luther. Whiting reexamines these claims with a thorough reevaluation of Luther's theology of Law and Gospel in its historical context spanning twenty-five years, something entirely lacking in all previous studies. Based on extensive research in the primary sources, with acute attention to the larger historical narrative and in dialogue with secondary scholarship, Whiting argues that scholars have often oversimplified Luther's theology of Law and Gospel and have thus wrongly diminished his very significant, even principal, influence upon first-generation evangelicals William Tyndale, John Frith, and Robert Barnes during the English Reformation of the 1520s and 30s.

Autographs of Royal, Noble, Learned, and Remarkable Personages Conspicuous in English History

From the Reign of Richard the Second to that of Charles the Second; with Some Illustrious Foreigners; Containing Many Passages from Important Letters. Engraved Under the Direction of Charles John Smith. Accompanied by Concise Biographical Memoirs, and Interesting Extracts from the Original Documents

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Author: John Gough Nichols

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autographs

Page: 126

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Mysticism in English Literature

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Author: Caroline F. E. Spurgeon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107401712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Beginning with a precise definition of the term mysticism, Spurgeon explores how mystical thought influenced many of England's finest writers.

Dictionary of Literature in English

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Author: Neil King,Sarah King

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.