By Eda Kriseova, Caleb Crain
Chronicles the eventful lifetime of the playwright, poet, innovative, and statesman, together with his beginnings as a author and dissident within the Communist period and his emergence as an international chief and former president of a democratic Czechoslovakia. nationwide ad/promo.
By Jaap Maat
This booklet discusses 3 linguistic tasks conducted within the 17th century: the bogus languages created by way of Dalgamo and Wilkins, and Leibniz's uncompleted scheme. It treats all of the initiatives as self contained undertakings, which should be studied and judged of their personal correct. hence, the 2 man made languages, in addition to Leib niz's paintings during this region, are defined in massive aspect. while, the features of those schemes are associated with their highbrow context, and their a number of interrelations are tested at a few size. during this means, the booklet seeks to mix a systematical with a ancient ap proach to the topic, within the desire that either techniques benefit from the mix. while I first began the learn on which this ebook is predicated, I meant to appear merely in short into the seventeenth-century schemes, which i thought represented a regular universalist method of the examine of lan guage, instead of a relativistic one. The authors of those schemes proposal, or so the idea was once, that just about the single factor required for a really common language was once the systematic labelling of the goods of an it seems that on hand, common catalogue of every little thing that exists.
By Sandra Hill
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What real romantic fiction fan might be able to withstand USA Today and New York occasions bestselling writer Sandra Hill’s buff and attractive Norsemen—whether they’re carousing with comely maids again within the 11th century or making mischief at this time after being miraculously transported via time? The latter is the case for The Very Virile Viking, who one way or the other reveals himself in an strange country known as Hollywood and lusting after a stunning winemaker. once more, Sandra Hill supplies a very hilarious time shuttle romance that’s endearing, pleasant, and hot hot—just like her hopelessly misplaced hero, The Very Virile Viking!
By Wolfgang Rhode (auth.), Brigitte Falkenburg, Wolfgang Rhode (eds.)
The scope of the publication is to offer an summary of the heritage of astroparticle physics, beginning with the invention of cosmic rays (Victor Hess, 1912) and its heritage (X-ray, radioactivity).
The e-book focusses at the ways that physics alterations during this heritage. the subsequent alterations run parallel, overlap, and/or engage:
- Discovery of results like X-rays, radioactivity, cosmic rays, new debris but in addition development via non-discoveries (monopoles) and so forth.
- The swap of the outline of nature in physics, as end result of latest theoretical questions firstly of the twentieth century, giving upward push to quantum physics, relativity, and so forth.
- The switch of experimental equipment, cooperations, disciplinary divisions.
With regard to the latter swap, a first-rate subject of the ebook is to make the explicit multi-diciplinary positive aspects of astroparticle physics clear.
By R. A. Houston
What do we study from suicide, that almost all own and sometimes inscrutable of acts? This strikingly unique paintings indicates how, from therapy of suicides in ancient Britain, designated insights might be received into the advance of either social and political relationships and cultural attitudes in a interval of profound switch. Drawing principles from quite a number disciplines together with legislations, philosophy, the social sciences, and literary reports in addition to background, the booklet comprehensively analyses how winning and tried suicide used to be considered through the residing and the way they handled its aftermath, utilizing a wide selection of criminal, monetary, and literary assets. by means of investigating the precise institutional environments and psychological worlds of early sleek England and Scotland, it explains why suicide used to be handled as against the law topic to monetary and corporal punishments, and it questions smooth assumptions in regards to the obvious 'enlightenment' of attitudes within the eighteenth century.The e-book is split into components. half one examines the position of lordship in dealing with social and fiscal relationships following suicide and illuminates the significance of specific punishments inflicted on suicides' our bodies for figuring out ancient groups. the second one a part of the publication areas suicide in its cultural context, analysing the attitudes of early glossy humans to those that killed themselves. It explores non secular ideals and where of the satan in addition to secular and scientific understandings of suicide's reasons in assets that come with provincial newspapers.Informed by way of continental in addition to British learn, Punishing the lifeless? explicitly compares England and Scotland, making this a totally British background. It additionally bargains interesting proof for the significance of cultural areas and native vernaculars that go beyond nationwide obstacles.
By Jörg Vögele, Stefanie Knöll, Thorsten Noack
Im Zentrum dieses Sammelbandes stehen neue Forschungsergebnisse interdisziplinärer Autorinnen und Autoren aus sieben Ländern zum Thema Seuchen. Seuchen verbreiten zunächst Unsicherheiten, so dass historische Beispiele und Denkweisen herangezogen werden, um Gefahren zu erkennen und Gegenmaßnahmen zu treffen. Solche Traditionen lassen sich über Jahrhunderte zurück verfolgen. So werden in diesem Band die Rekonstruktion von Fakten in Zeit und Raum (global vs. neighborhood) sowie die Einflüsse auf das Kulturleben (cultural influence) und die der Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Science reviews) analysiert. Einführend und abschließend werden Forschungsstand und -perspektiven zur Sozialgeschichte der Medizin diskutiert.
By Jennifer Stevens
Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels proceed to discover a spot in modern literature and the preferred mind's eye. Present-day writers of latest Testament–based fiction are thought of to be a part of a practice shaped within the mid-to-late 20th century. but the principles have been laid past nonetheless by means of writers like Oscar Wilde, George Moore, and Marie Corelli who, in flip, drew effect from different works of biblical scholarship. the most recent within the English organization Monographs sequence, The ancient Jesus and the Literary mind's eye paints a powerful photograph of the connection among nineteenth-century biblical scholarship and literary works that increases attention-grabbing questions for students operating on the intersection of literature and theology.