Author: Pierre Grimbert, Matt Ross, Eric Lamb
The Known World is a sprawling realm ruled by mortals, protected by gods, and plied by magicians and warriors, merchants and beggars, royals and scoundrels. In Kaul, the Council of Mothers upholds the great Ancestress; Odrel, the god of Sadness, unites the suffering of the Upper Kingdoms; and everywhere the lethal minions of Zuïa, the cold-blooded judiciary goddess, do her fearsome bidding. But for all the Known World's wonders and terrors, what has endured most powerfully is the legacy of Ji. Emissaries from every nation — the grand Goranese Empire; desolate, frozen Arkary; cosmopolitan Lorelia; and beyond — followed an enigmatic summons. Some never returned; others were never the same. Blessed and burdened with a staggering secret, the survivors passed their newfound knowledge down through the generations. But now the last of their heirs — and the surpassing wisdom they possess — face a deadly threat. The time has come to fight for ultimate enlightenment…or fall to infinite darkness.
Ce que l'homme possède de plus profond c'est sa peau déclarait en forme de boutade Paul Valery. C'est cette " profondeur " paradoxale dont Les Imaginaires du corps, réflexion collective menée sous la direction de Claude Fintz, tentent de décliner les différents aspects en analysant comment le corps peut être saisi c'est-à-dire en dernier ressort " imagé " ou mieux encore imaginé, en une multiplicité souvent contradictoire. En effet quel rapport peut-il exister entre ces différents corps : corps mis en mots des poètes, corps sommés de devenir eux-mêmes œuvre d'art des danseurs et des athlètes, corps souffrants et médicalisés que prennent en charge les travailleurs sociaux ? Le corps dans son ambiguïté se présente comme un paradoxe irritant pour la pensée toujours en surplus de sens, ailleurs, autrement alors même qu'il est intimement vécu comme un. Là se situe pour chacun de nous le sens ultime, le point par où le questionnement sur l'humain s'enracine, questionnement que les bouleversements apportés par la technique et les nouvelles biologies rendent encore plus pressant.
The Invention of Physical Science
Author: M.J. Nye, J. Richards, Roger H. Stuewer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Modern physical science is constituted by specialized scientific fields rooted in experimental laboratory work and in rational and mathematical representations. Contemporary scientific explanation is rigorously differentiated from religious interpretation, although, to be sure, scientists sometimes do the philosophical work of interpreting the metaphysics of space, time, and matter. However, it is rare that either theologians or philosophers convincingly claim that they are doing the scientific work of physical scientists and mathematicians. The rigidity of these divisions and differentiations is relatively new. Modern physical science was invented slowly and gradually through interactions of the aims and contents of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century. In essays ranging in focus from seventeenth-century interpretations of heavenly comets to twentieth-century explanations of tracks in bubble chambers, ten historians of science demonstrate metaphysical and theological threads continuing to underpin the epistemology and practice of the physical sciences and mathematics, even while they became disciplinary specialties during the last three centuries. The volume is prefaced by tributes to Erwin N. Hiebert, whose teaching and scholarship have addressed and inspired attention to these issues.
A collection of articles concentrated on the Enlightenment in France argues for a scaled-down interpretation of the significance of the movement.
The Orphans' Promise
Author: Pierre Grimbert
The heirs of the Ji emissaries search for a journal that could unravel the the secret of Ji, but their quest is threatened by a band of pursuing Zèuu assassins and they must enlist the gods to help them before the secret is lost forever.
Shadow of the Ancients
Author: Pierre Grimbert, Matt Ross
From Romine's Deep Tower to the Grand Temple in Ithare, from the Murky Mountains to the Warrior's Vale, the heirs continue their desperate quest--whose outcome will decide the fate of the Upper Kingdoms. Will they have to recklessly desecrate one of the gods' most jealously guarded secrets? Every discovery condemns them. Armies gather, conspirators reveal themselves, schemes are unveiled. The heirs' time is short. Unraveling the mysteries of Nol and the emissaries will bring the heirs behind the Curtain, deep into the Eastern Kingdoms. Only there, if they can survive the most dangerous of the guardians, will they find what really hides in the shadow of the ancients.
This book presents inter-disciplinary perspectives on the maritime journeys of the Macassan trepangers who sailed in fleets of wooden sailing vessels known as praus from the port city of Makassar in southern Sulawesi to the northern Australian coastline. These voyages date back to at least the 1700s and there is new evidence to suggest that the Macassan praus were visiting northern Australia even earlier. This book examines the Macassan journeys to and from Australia, their encounters with Indigenous communities in the north, as well as the ongoing social and cultural impact of these connections, both in Indonesia and Australia.
Author: Alex McKay
Kailas Histories demonstrates how British colonial, Hindu modernist, and New Age interests synthesised historically diverse representations to construct the understanding of Tibet’s great pilgrimage centre Mount Kailas - and India’s Gangotri - as ancient sacred sites embodying a universal sacrality.
Author: Maurice Sceve
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Maurice Scève (c.1500-c.1564) was a French poet and a key French Renaissance literary figure. Originally published in 1966, this edition of Scève's 1544 poetic cycle Délie, objet de plus haulte vertu was prepared specifically for English-speaking students. The poems are presented in French, with an extensive introduction and detailed textual notes in English. Textual analysis focuses more on 'the mechanism of the individual poem, so that sources and contemporary habits of rhetoric are considered in the first place as elements of the poetic effect'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French poetry and Renaissance literature.
Dating the Passion
Author: C. Philipp E. Nothaft
Drawing on computistical and astronomical sources from late antiquity to the Renaissance, this book demonstrates how pre-modern Christian attempts to determine the principal dates of the life of Jesus played an essential role in the development of historical chronology.
Guaranteed to send shock waves through the literary community, Perec's W tells two parallel stories. The first is autobiographical, describing the author's wartime boyhood. The second tale, denser, more disturbing, more horrifying, is the allegorical story of W, a mythical island off Tierra del Fuego, governed by the thrall of the Olympic "ideal," where losers are tortured and winners held in temporary idolatry. As the reader soon discovers, W is a place where "it is more important to be lucky than to be deserving," and "you have to fight to live ... ÃwithÂ¨ no recourse, no mercy, no salvation, not even any hope that time will sort things out." Here, sport is glorified and victors honored, but athletes are vilified, losers executed, stealing encouraged, rape common, and violence a fact of life. Perec's interpretive vision of the Holocaust forces us to ask the question central to our time: How did this happen before our eyes? How did we look at those "shells of skin and bone, ashen faced, with their backs permanently bent, their eyes full of panic and their suppurating sores?" How did all of this happen, not on W, but before millions of spectators, some horrified, some cheering, some in-different, but all present at the games watching the events of that grisly arena?
-This volume commemorates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists. -It will be distributed on the occasion of the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists 2004 in Paris, France, where the idea of the establishment of WFSA was created.
The Journal of SÅchÅ
Author: Sōchō, H. Mack Horton
Publisher: Stanford University Press
The author, Saiokuken Socho (1448-1532)—the preeminent linked-verse (renga) poet of his time—provides in his journal a vivid portrayal of cultural life in the capital and the provinces, together with descriptions of battles and great warrior families, the dangers of travel through war-torn countryside, and the plight of the poor.
While in exile in Gabon (1895–1902), Sheikh Ahmadu Bamba marked a historic moment with his poetry of resilience, pivotal to the cultural and religious transformation of the Murīds of Senegal. The qaṣāʾid (poems) included in this annotated edition reveal a unifying poetic purpose and exemplify Ṣūfī literary traditions in subject matter, form, and versification.
Written by a team of international lawyers from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, this book analyses some of the most significant aspects of the ongoing armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. As challenging as this conflict is for the international legal order, it also offers lessons to be learned by the States concerned, and by other States alike. The book analyses the application of international law in this conflict, and suggests ways for this law’s progressive development. It will be useful to practitioners of international law working at national Ministries of Defence, Justice, and Foreign Affairs, as well as in Parliaments, to lawyers of international organizations, and to national and international judges dealing with matters of public international law, international humanitarian law and criminal law. It will also be of interest to scholars and students of international law, and to historians of international relations. Sergey Sayapin is Assistant Professor in International and Criminal Law at the School of Law of the KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Evhen Tsybulenko is Professor of Law at the Department of Law of the Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia.