The contrast between religion and law has been continuous throughout Muslim history. Islamic law has always existed in a tension between these two forces: God, who gave the law, and the state--the sultan--representing society and implementing the law. This tension and dynamic have created a very particular history for the law--in how it was formulated and by whom, in its theoretical basis and its actual rules, and in how it was practiced in historical reality from the time of its formation until today. That is the main theme of this book. Knut S. Vikor introduces the development and practice of Islamic law to a wide readership: students, lawyers, and the growing number of those interested in Islamic civilization. He summarizes the main concepts of Islamic jurisprudence; discusses debates concerning the historicity of Islamic sources of dogma and the dating of early Islamic law; describes the classic practice of the law, in the formulation and elaboration of legal rules and practice in the courts; and sets out various substantive legal rules, on such vital matters as the family and economic activity.
Author: Wojciech Machowski
Publisher: Wojciech Machowski
Petra is a magical place and unquestionably a must-see for all those interested in antiquity. Surrounded by inaccessible rocks in southern Jordan, it remained hidden from the world for many centuries. The lost city of the Nabataeans was only rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss traveller, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Much has changed since then, as Petra has developed into a tourist centre to rival the Athenian Acropolis and the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza. ArchaeoGuides is intended for all lovers of the ancient world, but is also suitable for a wider audience. Written using easily understandable terminology, the guidebooks lead you through the ruins of ancient cities, revealing their stories, art and architecture. The books also include important tips on what is worth visiting and the best order in which to do it. Thanks to numerous maps, sketches, and photographs, you will not miss out on any interesting monument or site, whilst the accompanying practical information section should allow you to make a detailed plan for your visits. So what makes the ArchaeoGuides series stand out? - It is written in easily understandable language by specialists in the field of archaeology. - It contains a host of interesting archaeological, historical, artistic and architectural facts. - There are a great many maps, sketches and photographs of monuments. - A glossary of more difficult specialist terminology is included. - Practical information on visiting the sites helps you to plan the specifics of your trip.
An Anthropology of Images
Author: Hans Belting
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Presents a new anthropological theory on what pictures are and how they function in society, supported by case studies ranging from Dante's picture theory to the relationship between image and death.
Raising Vegetarian Children
Author: Joanne Stepaniak, Vesanto Melina
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
This handbook aims to debunk the myth that vegetarian diets provide inadequate nutrition for growing children. Separate chapters address the needs of infants, preschoolers, school-age children, and teenagers. There are lots of child-friendly recipes, and a resources section.
Living, Dying, Grieving
Author: Dixie Dennis
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Many students wonder what it is like to die or how to cope when someone they love dies. Living, Dying, Grieving helps answer these important questions and provides a mature understanding of what death really is. Taking a “life education” approach, this book offers helpful tips and techniques for mastering a fear of death, suggests helpful ideas for taking care of the business of dying, and encourages students to live longer by adding excitement into their lives. With its unique balance of facts and emotions, both of which surround living, dying, and grieving across cultures and religions, the text gives students the perspective to effectively cope with death and the effects it will have on their lives.
Author: Tami Quinn, Jeanie Lee Bussell, Beth Heller
Publisher: Findhorn Press
The healing powers of traditional yoga, Oriental medicine, nutrition, and other mind/body techniques are accessible with this do-it-yourself manual for women who are struggling with infertility or just looking to improve their odds of conception. Natural methods based on Integrative Care for Fertility™ use a holistic approach to demonstrate how a home-based holistic fertility program can improve mind, body, and spirit, and in turn, maximize chances for conceiving. Photographs are provided to illustrate the proper yoga postures, and interspersed stories from yoga practitioners and experts present real-life struggles of infertility patients and victories that will inspire all women who are trying for a healthy pregnancy and birth. With more than 30 pages of new information, this updated edition also includes a study guide.
Professor Wilson's translation of the Soleades was first published in Cambridge in 1931 by Gordon Fraser's Minority Press. This revised edition, with the Spanish text added, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1965. In the first place, Góngora is 'difficult', and therefore, fifty students first embarking on the study were glad of the help with 'meaning' which an English version provides. But Professor Wilson's is a translation in the full sense of the word, not just a crib. Its verse follows the varied movement and elaborate structure of the original, and creates an English equivalent of the musical qualities of the Spanish. It gives pleasure of a high order as well as understanding, and was one of the few English versions of the time which approached the status of art. It was therefore of importance for students of translation itself.
Alternative health titles are topping bestseller lists as people search for effective, natural ways to care for themselves and their families--and, as every pet owner knows, house pets are family too. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking work, CJ Puotinen gives animal lovers even more of the information they'll need to care for their dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits the natural way.
Facing Death is a unique handbook for educators, healthcare professionals and counselors. It uses materials from the visual arts, excerpts from poetry, fiction, drama, and examples from popular culture to sensitize the reader to important, universal issues confronting the dying, and those responsible for their care.
The Dragon's Voice
Author: Bunty Avieson
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
This is a fascinating account of ancient culture colliding with modern media. Tucked between Tibet and India in the Himalayas, the kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most isolated and beautiful countries in the world. In The Dragon's Voice, Australian journalist Bunty Avieson provides a glimpse of life beyond the country's exotic exterior. As a consultant to local newspaper Bhutan Observer, she admires the paper's strong social conscience, but finds her expectations challenged in a country where spirituality and personal happiness are prioritized over work. Avieson also witnesses the tensions that arise as a Buddhist kingdom makes the transition to democracy. The courtship ritual of "night-hunting" and the nation's first public demonstration become controversial news items, while journalists must overcome traditional social hierarchies to keep politicians accountable. With a unique blend of memoir and reportage, The Dragon's Voice is both a deeply personal story and a vivid portrait of a nation on the cusp of revolutionary change.
Image and Mind
Author: Gregory Currie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book develops a theory of the nature of the cinematic medium, of the psychology of film viewing, and of film narrative.
Traditionally, nutrition textbooks have divided human nutrition into basic science, public health and clinical nutrition, however in this exciting new textbook, Professor Simon Langley-Evans spans these divisions, bringing together the full range of disciplines into one accessible book through the lifespan approach.
This book provides a clear approach to establishing a user involvement system in a healthcare organisation and its potential impact on cancer services. Using a tool kit style approach drawing on examples of successful past projects and case studies to provide evidence of good practice it describes how to plan and implement different stages of user involvement enabling organisations to draw on user experience and expertise to evaluate develop and improve the quality of service that they provide. Members of regional cancer networks multidisciplinary cancer care teams and all those involved in the NHS cancer services will find this toolkit interesting reading.
Philosophy of Motion Pictures is a first-of-its-kind, bottom-up introduction to this bourgeoning field of study. Topics include film as art, medium specificity, defining motion pictures, representation, editing, narrative, emotion and evaluation. Clearly written and supported with a wealth of examples Explores characterizations of key elements of motion pictures –the shot, the sequence, the erotetic narrative, and its modes of affective address