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Translating the Relics of St James
Author: Antón M. Pazos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317007182
Pages: 242
Year: 2016-08-05
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Analysing the narration of the translatio of the body of Saint James from Palestine to Santiago de Compostela and its impact on the historical and biblical construction of Jacobean pilgrimages, this book presents an interdisciplinary approach to the two cities at the centre of the legend: Jerusalem and Compostela. Using a range of political, anthropological, historical and sociological approaches, the contributors consider archaeological research into Palestine in the early centuries and explore the traditions, iconography, and literary and social impact of the translatio on the current reality of pilgrimages to Compostela.
Wounded Wind
Author: Carlos Casares
Publisher:
ISBN: 0954088131
Pages: 79
Year: 2004
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Inverted Utopias
Author: Mari Carmen Ramírez, Héctor Olea
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300102690
Pages: 586
Year: 2004
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In the twentieth century, avant-garde artists from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean created extraordinary and highly innovative paintings, sculptures, assemblages, mixed-media works, and installations. This innovative book presents more than 250 works by some seventy of these artists (including Gego, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Xul Solar, and Jose Clemente Orozco) and artists' groups, along with interpretive essays by leading authorities and newly translated manifestoes and other theoretical documents written by the artists. Together the images and texts showcase the astonishing artistic achievements of the Latin American avant-garde. The book focuses on two decisive periods: the return from Europe in the 1920s of Latin American avant-garde pioneers; and the expansion of avant-garde activities throughout Latin America after World War II as artists expressed their independence from developments in Europe and the United States. As the authors explain, during these periods Latin American art was fueled by the belief that artistic creations could present a form of utopia - an inversion of the original premise that drove the European avant-garde - and serve as a model for
The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes
Author: Luís de Camões
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400884144
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-07-08
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Luís de Camões is world famous as the author of the great Renaissance epic The Lusíads, but his large and equally great body of lyric poetry is still almost completely unknown outside his native Portugal. In The Collected Lyric Poems of Luís de Camões, the award-winning translator of The Lusíads gives English readers the first comprehensive collection of Camões's sonnets, songs, elegies, hymns, odes, eclogues, and other poems--more than 280 lyrics altogether, all rendered in engaging verse. Camões (1524-1580) was the first great European artist to cross into the Southern Hemisphere, and his poetry bears the marks of nearly two decades spent in north and east Africa, the Persian Gulf, India, and Macau. From an elegy set in Morocco, to a hymn written at Cape Guardafui on the northern tip of Somalia, to the first modern European love poems for a non-European woman, these lyrics reflect Camões's encounters with radically unfamiliar peoples and places. Translator Landeg White has arranged the poems to follow the order of Camões's travels, making the book read like a journey. The work of one of the first European cosmopolitans, these poems demonstrate that Camões would deserve his place among the great poets even if he had never written his epic.
The Devil Went Down to Austin
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0804151962
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-12-18
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series Rick Riordan, triple-crown winner of the Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards, brings his fast-talking, hard-living, Texas-hip P.I. Tres Navarre to the heart of the Lone Star State—Austin—to unravel a case so dark, twisted, and deadly, it can only involve family.... Tres Navarre, the P.I. with a Ph.D. in literature, heads to Austin for a laid-back summer teaching gig. But he’s in store for a whole lot more. His big brother Garrett--computer whiz, Jimmy Buffett fanatic, and all-around eccentric—is hoping to retire a multimillionaire by the fall. He’s bet his career and the Navarre family ranch to do it. Then Garrett’s oldest friend and business partner is murdered—and Garrett is the only suspect. As Tres delves into Garrett’s bizarre world to find the truth behind the murder, he comes face to face with the damaged relationships, violent lives, and billion-dollar schemes of a high-tech world gone haywire. Connecting them all is beautiful Lake Travis and the shocking secret that lies within its depths. Now, as Tres struggles with his own troubled family past and to clear his brother’ s name, he finds himself stalked by a cold-blooded killer—one who could spell the death of both Navarres.
Cold Springs
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553897578
Pages: 352
Year: 2003-04-29
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series The Edgar, Shamus, and Anthony award-winning Rick Riordan delivers a spellbinding novel of a man on an edge so extreme that his fall will destroy not only him--but all that he holds dear. Cold Springs Chadwick’s life was balanced on a knife’s edge--his career, his marriage, his relationship with his dangerously troubled daughter. And then one autumn night, the worst possible thing happened…. Now, a decade later, Chadwick’s heart is on the mend. Working for an old military buddy, he saves kids for a living, escorting troubled teens to a Texas wilderness school that specializes in the toughest brand of love. Until he gets a phone call that threatens to shatter his new life. Mallory Zedman is taking the same terrible path Chadwick’s own daughter once took. Defiant and out of control, Mallory is determined to destroy herself and anyone who tries to stop her. No sooner does Chadwick snatch her off the streets than he discovers she is wanted for questioning in a brutal murder--a slaying that seems directly linked to Chadwick’s past.To save Mallory, tough love will not be enough. Chadwick must find the truth behind the murder--and in doing so revisit the infidelities, shattered promises, and violent passions that cracked his world apart. And he must jeopardize the one thing he still has left to lose--a slim hope of redemption. From the Hardcover edition.
Gershom Scholem
Author: Paul Mendes-Flohr, Paul R. Mendes-Flohr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438412800
Pages: 127
Year: 2012-02-01
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In the early part of the twentieth century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) founded the academic discipline of the study of Jewish Mysticism. In so doing, he not only broke new scholarly ground; but he also revolutionized the field of Judaic Studies as a whole and left an indelible mark on the study of religion.
The Postcolonial Middle Ages
Author: J. Cohen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230107346
Pages: 286
Year: 2000-04-21
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An increased awareness of the importance of minority and subjugated voices to the histories and narratives which have previously excluded them has led to a wide-spread interest in the effects of colonization and displacement. This collection of essays is the first to apply post-colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and to critique that theory through the excavation of a distant past. The essays examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism in order to expose the mechanisms of oppression through which 'aboriginal' 'native' or simply pre-existent cultures are displaced, eradicated, or transformed.
The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages
Author: Marjorie Reeves
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198270305
Pages: 574
Year: 1969
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Joachim of Fiore proclaimed a philosophy of history which exercised a powerful influence in succeeding centuries. This book traces the influence of his prophecies concerning a Third Age of the Spirit to come, as later expressed in the themes of New Spiritual Men, Last World Emperor, Angelic Pope, and Renovatio Mundi. It shows that these ideas were not only the mainspring of various heterodox groups, but also engaged the attention of certain church leaders, university scholars, Renaissance thinkers, Protestant theologians, and political rulers down to the seventeenth century.
Metaphors of Anger, Pride, and Love
Author: Zoltán Kövecses
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027225583
Pages: 147
Year: 1986-01-01
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This study is an attempt to uncover the structure of three emotion concepts: anger, pride and love. The results indicate that the conceptual structure associated with these emotions consists of four parts: (1) a system of metaphors, (2) a system of metonymies, (3) a system of related concepts, and (4) a category of cognitive models, with a prototypical model in the center. This goes against an influential view of the structure of concepts in linguistics, psychology, anthropology, according to which the structure of a concept can be represented by a small number of sense components.
The Metalogicon
Author: John of Salisbury
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
ISBN: 1589880587
Pages: 305
Year: 2009-11-01
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Written in 1159 and addressed to Thomas Becket, John of Salisbury's The Metalogicon presents -- and defends -- a thorough study of the liberal arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. The very name "Metalogicon", a coinage by the author, brings together the Greek meta (on behalf of) and logicon (logic or logical studies). Thus, in naming his text, he also explained it. With this lucid treatise on education, John of Salisbury urges a thorough grounding in the arts of words (oral and written) and reasoning, as these topics are addressed in grammar and logic. Written more than nine hundred years ago, The Metalogicon still possesses an invigorating originality that invites readers to refresh themselves at the sources of Western learning.
The Problem of Woman in Late-medieval Hispanic Literature
Author: Robert Archer, Isaac Benabu
Publisher: Tamesis Books
ISBN: 1855661136
Pages: 227
Year: 2005
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"This books argues that the problem of gender identity is vital to the large corpus of medieval Hispanic texts that discuss the nature of women"--Provided by publisher.
Sermões Do Padre Antonio Vieira
Author: Antonio Vieira
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 1376467453
Pages: 596
Year: 2018-02-02
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The Architecture of the Southwest
Author: Trent Elwood Sanford
Publisher:
ISBN: 0816517738
Pages: 312
Year: 1950
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A history of Southwest architecture, encompassing Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California; covers the time of prehistoric Indians on through the coming of Spanish explorers and into the 20th century, and features more than 100 photographs and maps as well as descriptive lists of missions and pueblos in the region.