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Verse Libel in Renaissance England and Scotland

By Steven W. May,Alan Bryson
  • ISBN Code: : 0191059730
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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In Renaissance England and Scotland, verse libel was no mere sub-division of verse satire but a fully-developed, widely-read poetic genre in its own right. This fact has been hidden from literary historians by the nature of the genre itself: defamation was rigorously prosecuted by state and local authorities throughout the period. Thus most (but not all) libelling, in verse or prose, was confined to manuscript circulation. This comprehensive survey of the genre identifies all sixteenth-century verse libel texts, printed and transcribed. It makes fifty-two of the least familiar of these poems accessible for further study by providing critical texts with glosses and explanatory notes. In reconstructing the contexts of these poems, we identify a number of the libellers, their targets, the circumstances of attack, and the workings of the scribal networks that disseminated many of them over wide areas, often for decades. The book's concentration on poems restricted to manuscript circulation throws substantial new light on the nature of Renaissance scribal culture. As poetic technicians, its practitioners were among the age's most experimental and creative. They produced some of the most popular, widely read works of their age and beyond, while their output established the foundation upon which the seventeenth-century tradition of verse libel developed organically.

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Religious life in early America is often equated with the fire-and-brimstone Puritanism best embodied by the theology of Cotton Mather. Yet, by the nineteenth century, American theology had shifted dramatically away from the severe European traditions directly descended from the Protestant Reformation, of which Puritanism was in the United States the most influential. In its place arose a singularly American set of beliefs. In America's God, Mark Noll has written a biography of this new American ethos. In the 125 years preceding the outbreak of the Civil War, theology played an extraordinarily important role in American public and private life. Its evolution had a profound impact on America's self-definition. The changes taking place in American theology during this period were marked by heightened spiritual inwardness, a new confidence in individual reason, and an attentiveness to the economic and market realities of Western life. Vividly set in the social and political events of the age, America's God is replete with the figures who made up the early American intellectual landscape, from theologians such as Jonathan Edwards, Nathaniel W. Taylor, William Ellery Channing, and Charles Hodge and religiously inspired writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Catherine Stowe to dominant political leaders of the day like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln. The contributions of these thinkers combined with the religious revival of the 1740s, colonial warfare with France, the consuming struggle for independence, and the rise of evangelical Protestantism to form a common intellectual coinage based on a rising republicanism and commonsense principles. As this Christian republicanism affirmed itself, it imbued in dedicated Christians a conviction that the Bible supported their beliefs over those of all others. Tragically, this sense of religious purpose set the stage for the Civil War, as the conviction of Christians both North and South that God was on their side served to deepen a schism that would soon rend the young nation asunder. Mark Noll has given us the definitive history of Christian theology in America from the time of Jonathan Edwards to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. It is a story of a flexible and creative theological energy that over time forged a guiding national ideology the legacies of which remain with us to this day.

The Murder of King James I

By Alastair Bellany,Thomas Cogswell
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 030021782X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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A year after the death of James I in 1625, a sensational pamphlet accused the Duke of Buckingham of murdering the king. It was an allegation that would haunt English politics for nearly forty years. In this exhaustively researched new book, two leading scholars of the era, Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell, uncover the untold story of how a secret history of courtly poisoning shaped and reflected the political conflicts that would eventually plunge the British Isles into civil war and revolution. Illuminating many hitherto obscure aspects of early modern political culture, this eagerly anticipated work is both a fascinating story of political intrigue and a major exploration of the forces that destroyed the Stuart monarchy.

Tea War

By Andrew B. Liu
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300252331
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 758
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A history of capitalism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century China and India exploring the competition between their tea industriesTea remains the world’s most popular commercial drink today, and at the turn of the twentieth century, it represented the largest export industry of both China and colonial India. In analyzing the global competition between Chinese and Indian tea, Andrew B. Liu challenges past economic histories premised on the technical “divergence” between the West and the Rest, arguing instead that seemingly traditional technologies and practices were central to modern capital accumulation across Asia. He shows how competitive pressures compelled Chinese merchants to adopt abstract, industrial conceptions of time, while colonial planters in India pushed for labor indenture laws to support factory-style tea plantations. Further, characterizations of China and India as premodern backwaters, he explains, were themselves the historical result of new notions of political economy adopted by Chinese and Indian nationalists, who discovered that these abstract ideas corresponded to concrete social changes in their local surroundings. Together, these stories point toward a more flexible and globally oriented conceptualization of the history of capitalism in China and India.

Tales of Dark Fantasy & Paranormal Romance (15 stories featuring vampires, werewolves, witches, psychic detectives, time travel romance and more!)

By W. J. May,Erica Stevens,Dale Mayer,Brenda K. Davies,Kristen Middleton,Kate Thomas,Chrissy Peebles
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  • Publisher : Dark Shadows Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
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(15 stories featuring vampires, werewolves, witches, psychic detectives, time travel romance and more!) Crush by Chrissy Peebles Rae of Hope by W.J. May Eternal Vows by Chrissy Peebles Seventh Mark by W.J. May Kindred by Erica Stevens Awakened by Brenda K. Davies Tuesday’s Child by Dale Mayer Blur by Kristen Middleton The Core by Kate Thomas Enchanted Secrets by Kristen Middleton Captured by Erica Stevens Vampire in Denial by Dale Mayer Plus 3 BONUS books Ravenous by Erica Stevens The Zombie Chronicles by Chrissy Peebles Zombie Games (Origins) by Kristen Middleton As a courtesy, the authors inform you there are some stories with cliffhangers. These are the first books or prequels to individual series. Some stories have been previously published. 15 thrilling stories in one volume These works of fiction are from some of today's most exciting authors. A star-studded anthology of thrilling, action-packed and totally swoon-worthy first books by your favorite young adult authors. We hope you enjoy these tales of dark fantasy, gothic tales, horror, fantasy adventure, science fiction, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. Keywords: urban fantasy, paranormal elements, gothic, paranormal, vampire, quick read, serial, romance, romance, teen, young adult, vampire love story, vampires, young adult reads, contemporary crushes, werewolves, witches, dark fantasy, supernatural, alpha wolf, alpha Teen & Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Paranormal, Vampires, Love, Action & Adventure, Magic, Fantasy coming of age, dark fantasy, fantasy new adult, superhero fantasy ebooks, witches, vampires and witches, superhero, paranormal fantasy, paranormal romance, New Adult & College Romance Paranormal, new adult, new adult and college, New Adult & College Romance, Chrissy Peebles, Crush, The Crush Saga, supernatural, romance, mystery, superpowers, paranormal, series, Young Adult, fantasy. superhero, paranormal fantasy, paranormal romance, New Adult & College Romance Paranormal, new adult, new adult and college, New Adult & College Romance, w.j. may, supernatural, romance, mystery, superpowers, paranormal, series, fantasy, horror romance, horror, coming of age vampires, vampire series, supernatural, paranormal, coming of age, genetic engineering, science fiction, mash ups, vampires, romance, werewolf, fantasy, horror, mystery, new adult & college romance, occult, urban, young adult fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance, fantasy witches, shapeshifter wolf romance, dystopian, superhero fantasy ebooks, demon, werewolf romance, vampires, vampire series, supernatural, paranormal, coming of age fantasy, science fiction, mash ups , bad girlfriend , vampire girl , vampire vengeance, anti-heroes, vengeance, strong female lead fantasy, strong female characters, strong female vampire vampire romance, young adult paranormal, paranormal new, adult romance, werewolf romance, vampires, demons and devils, shapeshifter wolf romance, horror, new adult fantasy romance, coming of age, new adult, young adult, gothic, young adults, lycan, vamps, dark fantasy

The Burghs and Parliament in Scotland, c. 1550–1651

By Alan R. MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317039696
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : History
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Existing studies of early modern Scotland tend to focus on the crown, the nobility and the church. Yet, from the sixteenth century, a unique national representative assembly of the towns, the Convention of Burghs, provides an insight into the activities of another key group in society. Meeting at least once a year, the Convention consisted of representatives from every parliamentary burgh, and was responsible for apportioning taxation, settling disputes between members, regulating weights and measures, negotiating with the crown on issues of concern to the merchant community. The Convention's role in relation to parliament was particularly significant, for it regulated urban representation, admitted new burghs to parliament, and co-ordinated and oversaw the conduct of the burgess estate in parliament. In this, the first full-length study of the burghs and parliament in Scotland, the influence of this institution is fully analysed over a one hundred year period. Drawing extensively on local and national sources, this book sheds new light upon the way in which parliament acted as a point of contact, a place where legislative business was done, relationships formed and status affirmed. The interactions between centre and localities, and between urban and rural elites are prominent themes, as is Edinburgh's position as the leading burgh and the host of parliament. The study builds upon existing scholarship to place Scotland within the wider British and European context and argues that the Scottish parliament was a distinctive and effective institution which was responsive to the needs of the burghs both collectively and individually.

World Report 2022

By Human Rights Watch
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  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Book Code : 164421122X
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 802
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The best country-by-country assessment of human rights. The human rights records of more than ninety countries and territories are put into perspective in Human Rights Watch's signature yearly report. Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

Competing Visions of Empire

By Abigail L. Swingen
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300189443
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 789
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Abigail L. Swingen’s insightful study provides a new framework for understanding the origins of the British Empire while exploring how England’s original imperial designs influenced contemporary English politics and debates about labor, economy, and overseas trade. Focusing on the ideological connections between the growth of unfree labor in the English colonies, particularly the use of enslaved Africans, and the development of British imperialism during the early modern period, the author examines the overlapping, often competing agendas of planters, merchants, privateers, colonial officials, and imperial authorities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Beyond Bitcoin

By Simon Dingle,Steven Boykey Sidley
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  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Book Code : 1785788310
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 551
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After over a decade of Bitcoin, which has now moved beyond lore and hype into an increasingly robust star in the firmament of global assets, a new and more important question has arisen. What happens beyond Bitcoin? The answer is decentralised finance - 'DeFi'. Tech and finance experts Steven Boykey Sidley and Simon Dingle argue that DeFi - which enables all manner of financial transactions to take place directly, person to person, without the involvement of financial institutions - will redesign the cogs and wheels in the engines of trust, and make the remarkable rise of Bitcoin look quaint by comparison. It will disrupt and displace fine and respectable companies, if not entire industries. Sidley and Dingle explain how DeFi works, introduce the organisations and individuals that comprise the new industry, and identify the likely winners and losers in the coming revolution.

To Love and Be Wise

By Josephine Tey
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Book Code : 0771070624
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 104
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Leslie Searle is the top of the heap when it comes to Hollywood photographers, and any star, from the aspiring to the headliner, would kill—figuratively, of course—to have their picture taken by him. But when he goes missing in a little English village, Inspector Grant must step in to determine if someone has taken that saying a little bit too literally. . . Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

By Merriam-Webster, Inc
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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Book Code : 9780877790426
  • Total of Pages : 1260
  • Category : Reference
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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.