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The Sun in the Church
Author: J. L. Heilbron
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Between 1650 and 1750, four Catholic churches were the best solar observatories in the world. Built to fix an unquestionable date for Easter, they also housed instruments that threw light on the disputed geometry of the solar system, and so, within sight of the altar, subverted Church doctrine about the order of the universe. A tale of politically canny astronomers and cardinals with a taste for mathematics, "The Sun in the Church" tells how these observatories came to be, how they worked, and what they accomplished. It describes Galileo's political overreaching, his subsequent trial for heresy, and his slow and steady rehabilitation in the eyes of the Catholic Church. And it offers an enlightening perspective on astronomy, Church history, and religious architecture, as well as an analysis of measurements testing the limits of attainable accuracy, undertaken with rudimentary means and extraordinary zeal. Above all, the book illuminates the niches protected and financed by the Catholic Church in which science and mathematics thrived. Superbly written, "The Sun in the Church" provides a magnificent corrective to long-standing oversimplified accounts of the hostility between science and religion.
Provides definitions of words in contemporary use in English-speaking countries throughout the world, with examples of idiomatic uses, guides to irregular forms, notes on grammar and preferred usage, and lists of related terms.
This is the first of two companion volumes which examine language use and language attitudes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russia, focusing on the transitional period from the Enlightenment to the age of Pushkin. Set against the background of the rapid transformation of Russia into a major European power, the two volumes of French and Russian in Imperial Russia consider the functions of multilingualism and the use of French as a prestige language among the elite, as well as the benefits of Franco-Russian bilingualism and the anxieties to which it gave rise. This first volume, provides insight into the development of the practice of speaking and writing French at the Russian court and among the Russian nobility from the mid-eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century. It examines linguistic practice, the use of French in Russia in various spheres, domains and genres, as well as the interplay between the two languages. Including examples of French lexical influence on Russian, this volume takes a sociolinguistic interest in language choice, code-switching and the degree to which the language community being observed was bilingual or diglossic.A comprehensive and original contribution to the multidisciplinary study of language, the two volumes address, from a historical viewpoint, subjects of relevance to sociolinguists (especially bilingualism and multilingualism), social and cultural historians (social and national identity, linguistic and cultural borrowing), Slavists (the relationship of Russian and western culture) and students of the European Enlightenment, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and cultural nationalism.
Talk Italian Grammar
Author: Alwena Lamping
Publisher: Pearson UK
Talk Italian Grammar is the ideal resource for anyone setting out to learn Italian, at home or in a class. Using the tried-and-tested principles of the bestselling Talk series, it demystifies grammar and guides you through the key structures of Italian in a way that’s really easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all of grammar and grammatical terminology. With its straightforward approach and attractive layout, Talk Italian Grammar promotes a real understanding of how Italian works and how it relates to English. It contains clear explanations and hundreds of useful examples, learning tips and strategies. Interesting practice activities reinforce the language patterns and help you remember what you've learned. Talk Italian Grammar can be used successfully alongside any learning materials, and is also the perfect companion for the bestselling Talk Italian and Talk Italian 2. 264-page book.
Author: Peter D.. John, Pierre Lurbe
Publisher: Hachette Supérieur
Entièrement rédigé en anglais, ce manuel aborde la civilisation britannique en insistant sur ses racines historiques. Il permet d’acquérir une bonne connaissance du fonctionnement de la Grande-Bretagne actuelle.Chaque chapitre propose un exposé général très structuré, puis des documents variés (textes, articles, iconographies) replacés dans leur contexte et accompagnés d’un questionnaire.Cette nouvelle édition met à jour la période la plus récente.Points forts :- De nombreux documents- Édition actualisée- Visibilité des informations essentielles améliorée grâce au passage en noir + 1 couleur- Modernisation de la maquetteSommaire :1 - Population and Social Class2 - Education3 - The Institutional Environment4 - Elections and the Political Parties5 - The Evolution of the Welfare State6 - Trade Unions7 - Britain and the Wider World8 - The Media9 - Religion in Britain10 - The Last Six YearsAuteurs :Peter JOHN est maître de conférences à l’université de Bristol.Pierre LURBE est professeur à l’université Montpellier-III.Public :- Étudiants en classes préparatoires littéraires- Étudiants en second cycle d’anglais
Author: David Mauk, John Oakland
The hugely successful American Civilization provides students of American Studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life, examining the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, sports, media and the arts. Fully updated throughout, the seventh edition: covers recent events including the 2016 US election and 2017 presidential inauguration contains new commentary on key themes such as terrorist incidents and their effects on the national mood regarding immigration, rapidly changing energy politics, police racial profiling and the Black Lives Matter movement, and progress in legislation protecting the rights of the LGBT community covers all core American Studies topics at introductory level and contains essential historical background for American Studies students in the twenty-first century analyzes issues of gender, class, race, and minorities in America’s cosmopolitan population is accompanied by a fully updated and integrated companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/mauk) featuring an interactive timeline, quiz questions, extensive references for further reading, links to key primary sources and advice for students on how to approach essay questions. Containing questions and terms for discussion, bibliographical references and websites at the end of each chapter and a new selection of color illustrations and case studies, this textbook is an essential resource for all students of American civilization, culture and society.
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth
What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades, literary theory is accused of undermining respect for tradition and truth and encouraging suspicion about the political and psychological implications of cultural projects rather than admiration for great literature. Here, Jonathan Culler explains 'theory', not by describing warring 'schools' but by sketching key 'moves' theory has encouraged, and speaking directly about the implications of theory for thinking about literature, human identity, and the power of language. In this new edition Culler takes a look at new material, including the 'death of theory', the links between the theory of narrative and cognitive science, trauma theory, ecocriticism, and includes a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics'. This lucid introduction is useful for anyone who has wondered what all the fuss is about or who wants to think about literature today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Manual of Judeo-Spanish
Author: Marie-Christine Varol, Marie-Christine Varol-Bornes
Publisher: Capital Decisions Ltd
The Quick Reference French Dictionary offers coverage of the essential vocabulary beginners will need, together with a special range of carefully structured practical language-learning features. The core vocabulary of French and English provides quick access to the 40,000 words and phrases specifically needed by beginners.
Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources in MLA format for your research paper.