Herman Melville and the Politics of the Inhuman


Author: Michael Jonik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108420923
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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An ambitious, revisionary study of not only Herman Melville's political philosophy, but also of our own deeply inhuman condition.

Plutarch's Lives


Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0375756779
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 752
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Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.

Inventing Hell

Dante, the Bible and Eternal Torment
Author: Jon M. Sweeney
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455582239
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before. Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live.

Rethinking Plato

A Cartesian Quest for the Real Plato
Author: Necip Fikri Alican
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401208123
Category: Philosophy
Page: 620
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No new book on Plato can surprise Plato scholars. For there is nothing new under the sun, nor inside the cave. We have grown complacent in our preconceptions of Plato, habitually adopting the web of belief that comes with the canonical corpus. Yet it is not the web itself that stands in the way of progress, but the tendency to adopt it without question. Rethinking Plato is, as the subtitle suggests, a Cartesian quest for the real Plato. What makes it Cartesian is that it looks for Plato independently of the prevailing paradigms on where we are supposed to find him.The result of the quest is a complete pedagogical platform on Plato. This does not mean that the book leaves nothing out, covering all the dialogues and all the themes, but that it provides the full intellectual apparatus for doing just that.It consists of two parts. The first is a general orientation in three chapters, one each pertaining to the life, thought, and works of Plato. The second is a dialogic companion covering the four dialogues built around the last days of Socrates, with a separate chapter devoted to each: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo .

Der philosophische Glaube angesichts der Offenbarung


Author: Karl Jaspers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783796534317
Category:
Page: 850
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Caesar


Author: Plutarch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150192924
Category:
Page: 108
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The Sea Mark

Captain John Smith's Voyage to New England
Author: Russell M. Lawson
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1611687179
Category: History
Page: 240
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The first complete narrative history of Captain John Smith's exploration of the New England coast

The early editions of Arthur Hugh Clough


Author: Patrick Greig Scott
Publisher: Scholarly Title
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 106
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The Language Police

How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428850
Category: Education
Page: 288
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If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary! Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alexander

Caesar. Plutarch. Übers. und hrsg. von Marion Giebel
Author: Plutarchus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150024959
Category:
Page: 220
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The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories


Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157213
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Emerging Infectious Diseases


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communicable diseases
Page: N.A
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Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classical literature
Page: N.A
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Animals as Domesticates

A World View Through History
Author: Juliet Clutton-Brock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 189
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Eurasia after the ice -- Settlement and domestication in Eurasia -- Arrival of domesticates in Europe -- Domesticates in ancient Egypt and their origins -- Domesticates of the ancient Israelites, Assyrians, and Scythians -- Domesticates in the classical world of Greece and Rome -- Domesticates in ancient India and Southeast Asia -- Domesticates in Oceania -- Domesticates in Africa south of the Sahara -- Domesticates in the Americas -- Conclusions -- Appendix : Nomenclature of the domestic animals and their wild progenitors.

Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life


Author: J. Colman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292326
Category: Political Science
Page: 173
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Lucretius as Theorist of Political Life is an interpretation of Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things as a defense of philosophy given the irremediable tension between the competing claims of the philosophic and political life. The central issue is the need for, and attempt by, philosophy to justify and defend its way of life to the political community. This work uncovers how Lucretius' conception of the philosophic life, and the reaction to the human, religious, and political implications of the discovery of nature, distinguish his intention from the anti-theological animus that drives the politically and scientifically ambitious project of his modern appropriators.

The Works of John Dryden

In Verse and Prose, with a Life
Author: John Dryden,John Mitford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Twayne's world authors series


Author: C. J. Gianakaris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Biographical Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835216036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1768
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Monthly Bulletin of the Providence Public Library


Author: Providence Public Library (R.I.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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