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The Children's Crusade

By G. Dickson
  • ISBN Code: : 0230592988
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 246
  • Category : Philosophy
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The Children's Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary event in the history of the crusades. The first modern study in English of this popular crusade sheds new light on its history and offers new perspectives on its supposedly dismal outcome. Its richly re-imagined history and mythistory is explored from the thirteenth century to present day.

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With a focus on lifelong learning, this book examines the shifts that UNESCO’s educational concepts have undergone in reaction to historical pressures and dilemmas since the founding of the organization in 1945. The tensions between UNESCO’s humanistic worldview and the pressures placed on the organization have forced UNESCO to depart from its utopian vision of lifelong learning, while still claiming continuity. Elfert interprets the history of lifelong learning in UNESCO as part of a much bigger story of a struggle of ideologies between a humanistic-emancipatory and an economistic-technocratic worldview. With a close study of UNESCO’s two education flagship reports, the Faure and Delors reports, Elfert sheds light on the global impact of UNESCO’s professed humanistic goals and its shifting influence on lifelong learning around the world.

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Jefferson (Illustrated)

By Thomas Jefferson
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788779797
  • Total of Pages : 6374
  • Category : History
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The third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was a statesman, diplomat, lawyer and architect. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was an advocate of democracy, republicanism and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from Britain and form a new nation. His formative documents and varied works have left a lasting impression on the course of American history. This comprehensive eBook presents Jefferson’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Jefferson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All of the published works, with individual contents tables * Features works appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes Jefferson’s letters, with thousands of epistles penned by the Founding Father * Also includes Jefferson’s ‘Autobiography’ * Features six biographies – discover Jefferson’s intriguing life and times * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books A Summary View of the Rights of British America Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms Declaration of Independence Notes on the State of Virginia Plan for Establishing Uniformity in the Coinage, Weights, and Measures of the United States Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth Reports and Opinions while Secretary of State Inaugural Addresses and Messages Replies to Public Addresses Indian Addresses Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Men The Batture at New Orleans The Anas A Treatise on Political Economy Miscellaneous Papers The Letters Letters Written before Jefferson’s Mission to Europe, 1773-1783 Letters Written when Jefferson was in Europe, 1784-1790 Letters Written after Jefferson’s Return to the United States Down till his Death, 1789-1826 The Autobiography Autobiography The Biographies Thomas Jefferson by Henry Childs Merwin Thomas Jefferson by L. Carroll Judson Thomas Jefferson by Gilbert Chinard Thomas Jefferson by Sarah Knowles Bolton Tomas Jefferson: A Character Sketch by Edward S. Ellis Thomas Jefferson by Francis Samuel Philbrick Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Jonathan Belcher

By Michael C. Batinski
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813194377
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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As early as the eighteenth century, New England's ministers were decrying public morality. Evangelical leaders such as Jonathan Edwards called for rulers to become spiritual as well as political leaders who would renew the people's covenant with God. The prosperous merchant Jonathan Belcher (1682-1757) self-consciously strove to become such a leader, an American Nehemiah. As governor of three royal colonies and early patron of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), Belcher became an important but controversial figure in colonial America. In this first biography of the colonial governor, Michael C. Batinski depicts a man unusually riddled with contradictions. While governor of Massachusetts, Belcher deftly maneuvered longstanding rivals toward a political settlement; yet as chief executive of New Hampshire, he plunged into bitter factional disputes that destroyed his administration. The quintessential Puritan, Belcher learned to thrive in London's cosmopolitan world and in the whiggish realm of the marketplace. He was at once the courtier and the country patriot. An insightful blend of social and political history, this biography demands that Belcher be recognized as the embodiment of the Nehemiah, perhaps as important in his own realm as Cotton Mather was in religious circles. Grappling with the contradictions of Belcher's actions, the author explains much about the complexities of the world in which Belcher lived and wielded influence.

Companion to Empire

By David Rojinsky
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042028661
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 515
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This volume traces a genealogy of the varied conceptions and functions of alphabetic writing in Hispanic cultures of the pre-modern and early colonial periods. The historical junctures selected are those at which the written word (in grammatical, historical and legal discourse) assumed increased ideological importance for bolstering different kinds of 'imperial' power. In effect,Companion to Empire posits a constellation of historical scenarios, rather than a singular mythical origin, in which the alliance between writing and imperium might be discerned. The corpus of primary texts considered in the volume derives from works by foundational figures in the history of pre-modern language theories (Isidore of Seville, Alfonso X the Wise, Antonio de Nebrija) and from those identified with the early transatlantic expansion of alphabetic writing (Peter Martyr D'Anghiera, Bernardino de Sahagún, Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán). By reading these canonical texts against the grain, the author avoids the totalizing gesture of histories of the language, and instead focuses upon the relationship between prestige written languages, the creation of a 'literate mentality' and the need to consolidate imperium on both sides of the Atlantic.Companion to Empire will thus be of interest to those adopting a 'post-philological' approach to Hispanic Studies, as well as those interested in medieval and transatlantic imperium studies.

Thomas Jefferson - His permanent influence on American institutions

By John Sharp Williams
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849648915
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Very popularly written, these lectures are seven in number, and treat respectively of Jefferson as revolutionist, democratizer of state institutions, diplomat, democratizer of federal institutions, and president, and of his influence upon freedom of religion in America and upon our educational institutions. Jefferson has not been entirely fortunate in his biographers, many of his points of view being so at odds with those of Europe that their effect has been distorted or minimized; but with Senator Williams his radical belief in democracy finds a sympathy rather whole-hearted than discriminating.

Resurgent Politics and Educational Progressivism in the New South, North Carolina, 1890-1913

By H. Leon Prather
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838620717
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : Education
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The two major purposes of this study are to describe how a unique mixture of politics and racial attitudes coalesced to involve education and to identify and analyze the major forces associated with and propelling the public school movement between 1902 and 1913 in the South.

Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Complete)

By Thomas Jefferson
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465524983
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A Certain Realism

By Maurizio Viano
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520912618
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 557
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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) was arguably the most complex director of postwar Italian cinema. His films—Accattone, The Canterbury Tales, Medea, Saló—continue to challenge and entertain new generations of moviegoers. A leftist, a homosexual, and a distinguished writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism, Pasolini once claimed that "a certain realism" informed his filmmaking. Masterfully combining analyses of Pasolini's literary and theoretical writings and of all his films, Maurizio Viano offers the first thorough study of Pasolini's cinematic realism, in theory and in practice. He finds that Pasolini's cinematic career exemplifies an "expressionistic realism" that acknowledges its subjective foundation instead of striving for an impossible objectivity. Focusing on the personal and expressionistic dimensions of Pasolini's cinema, Viano also argues that homosexuality is present in the films in ways that critics have thus far failed to acknowledge. Sure to generate controversy among film scholars, Italianists, and fans of the director's work, this accessible film-by-film treatment is an ideal companion for anyone watching Pasolini's films on video.

Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 2

By Томас Джефферсон
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5041240922
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  • Category : Fiction
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