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A Miscellany Of Diverse Things

Author : Philip Kobylarz
ISBN : 0997694378
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Cultural commentary expressed in the format of a modern dictionary (more than 400 entries in this volume) characterizing what we cherish as meaningful. With nods to Flaubert's Le Dictionnaire des Idees Recues and Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, Kobylarz moves beyond a contained lexicon in A Miscellany of Diverse Things.

The Miscellany Of The Spanish Golden Age

Author : Jonathan David Bradbury
ISBN : 9781317023920
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking up the invitation extended by tentative attempts over the past three decades to construct a functioning definition of the genre, Jonathan Bradbury traces the development of the vernacular miscellany in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish-America. In the first full-length study of this commercially successful and intellectually significant genre, Bradbury underlines the service performed by the miscellanists as disseminators of knowledge and information to a popular readership. His comprehensive analysis of the miscelánea corrects long-standing misconceptions, starting from its poorly-understood terminology, and erects divisions between it and other related genres. His work illuminates the relationship between the Golden Age Spanish miscellany and those of the classical world and humanist milieu, and illustrates how the vernacular tradition moved away from these forebears. Bradbury examines in particular the later inclusion of explicitly fictional components, such as poetic compositions and short prose fiction, alongside the vulgarisation of erudite or inaccessible prose material, which was the primary function of the earlier Spanish miscellanies. He tackles the flexibility of the miscelánea as a genre by assessing the conceptual, thematic and formal aspects of such works, and exploring the interaction of these features. As a result, a genre model emerges, through which Golden Age works with fragmentary and non-continuous contents can better be interpreted and classified.

A Scholastic Miscellany

Author : Eugene Rathbone Fairweather
ISBN : 0664244181
Genre : Religion
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This is collection of Christian treatises written prior to the end of the sixteenth century.

Johnston S Dental Miscellany

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ISBN : UCAL:B4314225
Genre : Dentistry
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A Treatise Of Miscellany Questions

Author : George Gillespie
ISBN : UOM:39015030315660
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A Teacher S Miscellany

Author : Bernard E. Farber
ISBN : UOM:39015019642092
Genre : Education
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A Medieval Miscellany

Author : Margaret Wade Labarge
ISBN : 0886292905
Genre : History
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"This collection of occasional writings by renowned medieval scholar Margaret Wade Labarge considers an eclectic mix of themes and issues in the history of the Middle Ages. The varied lives of medieval women, their power and status within society, are depicted through their own writings; questions of medieval culture are linked to those facing humanity in our time; travel, as experienced by the most prestigious ambassador and by the lowliest pilgrim, is explored; and the origins and conditions of health care are examined. These themes have inspired or informed her eight major works, but are revisited here with the clarity, wit and discipline of a great teacher. These essays will give readers already acquainted with Labarge's work new pleasure, and provide an enticing path into medieval lives and time for new readers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Universalist S Miscellany Or Philanthropist S Museum

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A Miscellany On Nicholas Of Cusa

Author : Jasper Hopkins
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010517659
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Hakuin S Precious Mirror Cave

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ISBN : 1582439346
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The two great streams of Zen Buddhism are the Soto sect, known as the School of Quiet Reflection, and the Rinzai school of rigorous koan study. Dogen established Soto Zen in Japan, and his work is widely known in the West with many of his books translated into English. Hakuin is credited with the modern revival of the Rinzai sect and is its most important teacher. Hakuin’s life has been a great inspiration to the students and practitioners of Zen in the West, his writings offering great authority and practical application. Norman Waddell, the translator of this new selection, has devoted a large part of his life to translating and publishing work by and about Hakuin. This collection of six diverse and independent works contains five pieces never translated into English before, some of which have been—until quite recently—unknown, even in Japan. One piece offers the most detailed biographical account of his life, from birth to death, and another is his earliest spiritual autobiography. A rich and various group, the offerings here will be important to seasoned practitioners as well as attractive to newcomers to Zen and spiritual seekers of all faiths.

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