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  • The Weakness of the Will
    The Weakness of the Will

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    Since before Plato, philosophers have puzzled over why it is that people will sometimes deliberately take the worst course of action. The book begins by examining the various theories put forward by Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and a selection of medieval philosophers and discusses how and why later philosophers avoid the problem. In the second section, Justin Gosling argues that familiar ways of viewing the problem mislocate the apparent irrationality of weakness. The author then moves on to the traditional cases of being overcome by passion to argue for a further sense in which weakness may be thought irrational, and to open up an unusually wide field of examples for consideration.
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  • Democracy and Peace Making
    Democracy and Peace Making

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    Democracy and Peace Making surveys the post-war peace settlements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the Vienna Congress of 1815, the Treaty of Versailles, the peace settlements of the Second World War, the peace talks after the Korean war and the Paris Peace Accords of 1973.These negotiations have been chosen because of their intrinsic historical importance for what they reveal about the effects of the development of democracy, nationalism and secularisation on the process of peace-making, which had radically altered since the time of the French Revolution. Peace makers had to contend with the contradictions and difficulties caused by the contrast between the new democratic way of negotiation and debate, and the traditional attitudes of pre-1789 European conferences when it was rare for the government of a major European state to be replaced at the victors' insistence, for indemnities to be imposed or for there to be any consideration for the self-determination of peoples involved.Democracy and Peace Making is an invaluable up-to-date account of the process of peace making and draws on the most recent historical thinking.
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  • The First Imperial Age
    The First Imperial Age

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    Taking an original, thematic approach, Geoffrey Scammell demonstrates the roots and ambiguity of Europe's triumphant rise to wealth and power.
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  • Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
    Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

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    Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic—visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or intolerance. Drawing on poetry, biographical literature, medicine, dream interpretation, and Islamic texts, he shows that the culture of the period lacked the concept of homosexuality."Meticulously researched, lucidly written, nuanced, and brilliantly conceived, [the book] forthrightly takes on complex issues surrounding the culture of same-sex eroticism that existed in the Arabic-speaking lands of the early modern Ottoman Empire. . . . An important book by an excellent scholar."—Journal of Religion"Rectifies many . . . prejudices and misinterpretations in a masterly fashion."—Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
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  • Tupilaq: Inuit and Spirits in the Mackenzie Delta, 1860-1910
    Tupilaq: Inuit and Spirits in the Mackenzie Delta, 1860-1910

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    From:Walter Vanast

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    Daily Inuit life in the Eastern Mackenzie Delta, as told to V. Stefansson between 1906 and 1912, mainly by three Inuit women born in the 1880s. Organised y sunject, their lines are presented here (without changing words) in easy-to-follow found-poem form. Matters discussed include dwellings, clothes, beluga hunts, taboos, rituals, practices related to names, birth, marriage, sexual infidelity, illness, death, shamans, the name-spirit given to newborns, and other netherworld entities. The material concerns the Kukpugmiut of the Eastern Delta, whose descendants are part of what are today known as the Inuvialuit.
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  • Antoine Saadeh
    Antoine Saadeh

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    From:Garabet Moumdjian

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    Translations from original Arabic about the founder of the Syerian Social National Party, Antoine Antun Saadeh
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  • Four Gwich'in Seasons: A Klondiker's stay with a Caribou-Hunting Tribe 1898-1899
    Four Gwich'in Seasons: A Klondiker's stay with a Caribou-Hunting Tribe 1898-1899

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    From:Walter Vanast

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    George Mitchell tells how his life was saved by the men, his knee operated on by the women, and his care provided by a girl who likely bore his child. A shortened and modified version of his 1935 book The Golden Grindstone such that it focuses on the Gwich'in, removes extraneous material, and alters some language relating to native women today considered offensive.
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  • Bibliography for Studies of American Indians
    Bibliography for Studies of American Indians

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    An attempt has been made to record all relevant published documents for the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and major documents for Massachusetts and Connecticut that fall under the scholarly rubrics of history, archaeology and anthropology (including linguistics and other subcategories related to “ethnography”). There is a large body of highly specialized research on Native American linguistics relating to Indians in and around Rhode Island which we cannot capture in this volume. The reader is referred to Ives Goddard, ed., Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 17 (Languages), Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution. 152 pages.
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  • Dialogues and Addresses
    Dialogues and Addresses

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    Born Françoise d'Aubigné, a criminal's daughter reduced to street begging as a child, Madame de Maintenon (1653-1719) made an improbable rise from impoverished beginnings to the summit of power as the second, secret wife of Louis XIV. An educational reformer, Maintenon founded and directed the celebrated academy for aristocratic women at Saint-Cyr. This volume presents the dialogues and addresses in which Maintenon explains her controversial philosophy of education for women. Denounced by her contemporaries as a political schemer and religious fanatic, Maintenon has long been criticized as an opponent of gender equality. The writings in this volume faithfully reflect Maintenon's respect for social hierarchy and her stoic call for women to accept the duties of their state in life. But the writings also echo Maintenon's more feminist concerns: the need to redefine the virtues in the light of women's experience, the importance of naming the constraints on women's freedom, and the urgent need to remedy the scandalous neglect of the education of women. In her writings as well as in her own model school at Saint-Cyr, Maintenon embodies the demand for educational reform as the key to the empowerment of women at the dawn of modernity.
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  • "Some Were Frozen, Some Came Back" Runaways from the Whaling Fleet at Herschel Island

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    From:Walter Vanast

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    whalers, Beaufort Sea, mission, Anglican, Mackenzie Delta, Inuit, Eskimos, Loucheux, G'Wichin, Old Crow Valley, Rampart House, Porcupine River, Herschel Island, Pacific Whaling Company, Isaac Stringer, Klondike, gold, mining, Yukon
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  • Diaris of Sarah Ann (Saide) Stringer, Nurse, Mission Wife and Mother in the Western Canadian Arctic 1896-1902
    Diaris of Sarah Ann (Saide) Stringer, Nurse, Mission Wife and Mother in the Western Canadian Arctic 1896-1902

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    From:Walter Vanast

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    The diaries of Sadie Stringer, including her 1896 journey from Ontario to Fort McPherson, the Mackenzie Delta, and Herschel Island, her life at McPherson from 1896-97, at Herschel Island from 1897-1901, and home in Ontario the next year. Sadie had trained as a stenographer (and worked as such in New York) and as a nurse, which gave her skills she often used in the North. She taught school to Inuit and whalers at Herschel Island, managed her household, took an active part in mission work, and hosted numerous Inuit (who were fed at the mission when they arrived at the island with their furs, as the mission was also a trade post). She engaged several Inuit women as helpers with her chores and in looking after her young children (the first born in 1897, the second two years later), which caused jealousy and almost led to violence. On a number of occasions, sometimes for months on end, she handled many functions, including the Sunday services, when her husband was ill. When he was away on long journeys she ran the mission and fur trade post at Herschel Island with the help of her bachelor uncle Will Young, who had come to the North with her.
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  • Interdisciplinarity
    Interdisciplinarity

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    This volume examines the way in which we organize knowledge into disciplines, then reorganize it into new configurations when the existing disciplines have come to seem irrelevant or exclusory. Joe Moran traces the history and use of the term interdisciplinarity and tackles such vital topics as: the rise of the disciplines interdisciplinary English Literary and Cultural Studies 'theory' and the disciplines texts and histories literature, science, space and nature.Interdisciplinarity is the ideal entry point into one of today's most heated critical debates.
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  • The $10 Billion Jolt
    The $10 Billion Jolt

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    THE $10 BILLION JOLT explains how greedy energy companies used California’s badly-drafted laws to their advantage. And the book goes back into the history of regulatory “reform” in California to show how such trouble came about in the first place. According to Walsh, “A complete deregulation plan would probably have made things better. And some limited reforms to the regulations would have. But what we got was the worst of all worlds—and something only power companies looking to fleece the state would love.” But, Walsh emphasizes, the fleecing was legal under the rules in place at the time. In a separate proceeding that took place at the same time as the request to repeal the contracts, California sought $9 billion in refunds from electricity overcharges. FERC officials indicated that some refunds were due—but that they’d total more like $4 billion. And California would have to spend $3 billion of that to cover unpaid power bills still owed to electricity generators and...
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  • We started for town: the diaries of I.O. Stringer at the family homestead in Kingarf, Kincardine Twp., Ontario, before (1891-2), during (1895-6) and after (1901-2) his Mackenzie mission stay
    We started for town: the diaries of I.O. Stringer at the family homestead in Kingarf, Kincardine Twp., Ontario, before (1891-2), during (1895-6) and after (1901-2) his Mackenzie mission stay

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    From:Walter Vanast

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    Isaac Stringer's diaries while staying in Kingarf, Kincardine Township, Ontario, during breaks from his studies at Wycliffe College in 1891-1892, during the 1895-96 winter when he came home from the Western Arctic to marry Sadie Stringer, and in 1901-02 after his return from the North.
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  • The Mystery of the Roanoke Colony
    The Mystery of the Roanoke Colony

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    From:Coughlan Publishing

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    In graphic novel format, tells the mysterious story of the disappearance of a group of early American colonists.
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