What is honor? Is it the same as reputation? Or is it rather a sentiment? Is it a character trait, like integrity? Or is it simply a concept too vague or incoherent to be fully analyzed? In the first sustained comparative analysis of this elusive notion, Frank Stewart writes that none of these ideas is correct. Drawing on information about Western ideas of honor from sources as diverse as medieval Arthurian romances, Spanish dramas of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the writings of German jurists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and comparing the European ideas with the ideas of a non-Western society—the Bedouin—Stewart argues that honor must be understood as a right, basically a right to respect. He shows that by understanding honor this way, we can resolve some of the paradoxes that have long troubled scholars, and can make sense of certain institutions (for instance the medieval European pledge of honor) that have not hitherto been properly understood. Offering a powerful new way to understand this complex notion, Honor has important implications not only for the social sciences but also for the whole history of European sensibility.
THE HISTORY OF THE WORD ' Honor ' It will be helpful , I think , to glance briefly at part of the history of the word ' honor ' in Western Europe , 11 beginning with the Middle Ages . The easiest language to start with is German , since ...
Author: Frank Henderson Stewart
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
HONOR INTEGRITY PRESTIGE In the Philippine context , the " dangal ” or the concept that one would rather die than be ... A man's word of honor is a life - binding commitment and once a person says " you have my word ” , he is taken at ...
Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
Category: Gifted children
Like the Boy Scouts of the Philippines , young boys and girls are enjoined to honor their duty to God , country and their fellowmen . Like a true Boy Scout , the word honor like its use in the olden days means to do what he says and ...
Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
I believe the words used were “ These men were so far beneath me I would not give them my word of honor . ” I am curious why you said that . Mr. PERL . I will explain , sir . I believe I read in Peiper's affidavit , I am quite certain ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services
Category: Dachau Trial, Dachau, Germany, 1946
Traditional philosophy places a singular emphasis on tragedy, acting under the assumption that tragedy is more profound than comedy. Gelven argues that comedy deserves equal if not greater attention from philosophy. Through the interpretative readings and concrete analysis of three classical works, Gelven shows that comedy provides an access to truth unavailable by any other means. Silvius in Shakespeares's As You Like It, Cherubino in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Lord Goring in Wilde's An Ideal Husband are examined in terms of why and how they are comic, along with how and why they are seen both as fools and yet as graced. Gelven finds that in revealing the spirit of graced folly, comedy teaches us about our own essence, the fundamental nature of our finitude. This will undoubtedly be of considerable importance not only to philosophical aestheticians or literary critics, but also for those seeking to understand the nature of truth itself.
Is Arthur's second “yes,” on his word of honor, to be given reluctantly or glibly? The word of a Victorian English gentleman, made on his honor, should matter even to a dandy. If the audience senses hesitation, we realize he is making a ...
Author: Michael Gelven
Publisher: SUNY Press
Now with an Historical Afterword by Ron MillerIncludes the original illustrations by Frank R. Paul Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó First published in English in 1929, Otto Willi Gail's little-known space travel novel is almost documentary in its realism. Based on the latest research by such pioneers in astronautics as Hermann Oberth and Max Valier, "The Shot Into Infinity" is not only an exciting and suspenseful novel but also an accurate mirror of the state of the art of space travel three-quarters of a century ago. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
“Do you give me your word of honor that your replies will be the exact truth?” “My word of honor?” asked Suchinow, mockingly, “Can my word of honor still signify anything to you?” “I see in Mr. Suchinow not a villain but a man who has ...
Author: Otto Willi Gail
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Approximately five million people worldwide speak Albanian. The opening of Albania in the 1990s to broader trading and diplomatic relations with other nations has created a need for better knowledge of the language and culture of this country. This book teaches the student to communicate in everyday situations in the language, with each chapter introducing a new situational context. Students learn to discuss work, vacations, health, and entertainment. Students also learn to practice basic skills such as shopping, ordering tickets, and renting an apartment. Upon completing this textbook, students will be at the A2/B1 level of proficiency on the scale provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The textbook includes: • eighteen lessons based on real-life situations, including three review lessons • dialogues to help introduce vocabulary and grammatical structures • comprehension questions and exercises • related readings at the end of each chapter • full translations for all examples discussed in grammar sections • a series of appendixes with numerous charts summarizing main classes of nouns, adjectives, and verbs • an appendix with the solutions to most of the exercises in the book • a glossary with all the words in the dialogs and readings.
The Albanian word besa is usually translated into English as 'faith', 'trust', or 'oath of peace', but its truer meaning is 'word of honor', and it is typically associated with keeping a promise.
Author: Linda Mëniku
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
In most countries of the Maghreb, the local Arabic vernaculars are increasingly inundated by vocabulary, grammatical forms, and even syntax from literary Arabic (used in mosques, schools, and media), and oral poetry is receding except for popular song genres. The Arabs of the TimbuktuGao region, by contrast, are a peripheral linguistic minority with little exposure to literary Arabic. They continue to speak a relatively pure beduin Arabic, closely related to varieties spoken in Mauritania and southern Algeria. These texts, recorded in 1986-1989 and presented here in transcription along with facing English translations, document this language, as well as the remarkable verbal culture of these people. The ethnographic texts cover such topics as the annual salt caravans from Timbuktu to Taoudenni, the perils of the pastoral life, and adjustments to city life. The "poetic" texts include recitations of locally familiar poems, typically integrated into narratives or otherwise contextualized. The poems, consisting of quatrains (gaf) and more extended poems (tal'a), are often satirical or even bawdy in nature.Jeffrey Heath is Professor of Linguistics and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of many fieldworkbased works, including grammars, dictionaries, and text collections on languages of Australia and on Songhay languages of West Africa.
When the Rabbit came to him , he ( G ) said to her ( R ) , “ I give you your reward and I give you ( my ) word of honor ; get me out from my bonds . " She told him , " when you give me your word of honor . " He gave her his word of ...
Author: Jeffrey Heath
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Category: Foreign Language Study
Beyond Tears: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Son in Nazi Germany, first published in 1940, is the heart-wrenching story of Irmgard Litten about her son, Hans, an anti-Nazi lawyer who was arrested in 1933 (and never charged or tried in court). Hans spent the next 5 years in prisons and concentration camps, undergoing numerous interrogation and torture sessions at the hands of his captors, before finally committing suicide. He was 34 at the time of his death. His mother made an untiring effort to learn of her son's condition and to secure his release but to no avail. She recounts her journey in Beyond Tears, which remains an incredibly moving, heroic story. Of historical interest is that Hans Litten represented opponents of the Nazis at political trials between 1929 and 1932. During one trial in 1931, Litten subpoenaed Adolf Hitler to appear as a witness; Litten then cross-examined Hitler for three hours. By the end, Hitler was so shaken by the experience that, even years later, he would not allow Litten's name to be mentioned in his presence. In retaliation, Litten was arrested on the night of the Reichstag Fire where he would spend the next 5 years imprisoned until his untimely death at Dachau concentration camp. In 2011 Litten was portrayed in a BBC broadcast titled The Man Who Crossed Hitler, set in Berlin in summer 1931.
But before I say anything I must have your word of honor that nothing unpleasant happens to the person who furnished it.” “You can't possibly ask me to give you my word of honor,” he said. “Why not?” I inquired.
Author: Irmgard Litten
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Have you struggled for just the right phrase when grappling with a class assignment? Crafting an office memo, do you want greater clarity and concision? Pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, haven't you ever thought, There has to be a better word for this? Now there is. Under the time-tested and respected banner of Roget's Thesaurus, here is an array of words and their definitions organized by meaning. With this volume at your side, you need never be stalled or stymied for an appropriate expression, whether speaking of the higher reaches of philosophy or holding forth on art, music, or poetry--or other highbrow pastimes. The more you expand your vocabulary, the richer and clearer your writing and conversation will become. And the better you'll be able to say exactly what you mean, joining intellectual discussions with confidence that you've found just the right words.
Promise N. promise, undertaking, word, troth, plight, pledge, parole, word of honor, vow; oath &c (affirmation) 535; profession, assurance, warranty, guarantee, insurance, obligation; contract &c 769; stipulation. engagement, ...
Author: Peter Mark Roget
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan