Dr Adriaan Primary Source Edition

Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 9781293355916
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Dr Adriaan Primary Source Edition from the Author: Louis Couperus. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Civic Catechisms And Reason In The French Revolution

Author: Dr Adrian Velicu
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409481093
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Civic Catechisms And Reason In The French Revolution from the Author: Dr Adrian Velicu. At the heart of the French Revolution there lay a fundamental paradox: how to liberate the minds of the people whilst simultaneously ensuring their loyalty to the new regime. It is an exploration of the facts and implications of this tension that forms the basis of this study, which reconstructs the intellectual world of the Revolution. The new radical regime attacked the old institutionalized forms of Catholic worship and instruction, yet retained the catechetical outlook with its dogmatic mindset as an important feature of political education. Catechisms not only conveyed information in an accessible manner, they also revealed the intellectual tendencies of those who favoured the genre. Civic catechisms were meant to play an important part of revolutionary instruction; they were the only category of texts repeatedly mentioned in the National Assembly and in various pieces of legislation, including education bills, and there were calls for a 'national catechism'. The status of the catechisms changed throughout the Revolution, and this study also investigates the degree of continuity of purpose across the period, as well as the catechisms' place alongside other texts such as speeches and bills. An important contribution to the literature on the intellectual history of the French Revolution, this book will also be of interest to scholars of rhetoric, education and the intellectual history of the eighteenth century, as well as to revolutionary studies in general.

Adrian Willaert And The Theory Of Interval Affect

Author: Dr Timothy R McKinney
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409494047
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Adrian Willaert And The Theory Of Interval Affect from the Author: Dr Timothy R McKinney. In the writings of Nicola Vicentino (1555) and Gioseffo Zarlino (1558) is found, for the first time, a systematic means of explaining music's expressive power based upon the specific melodic and harmonic intervals from which it is constructed. This "theory of interval affect" originates not with these theorists, however, but with their teacher, influential Venetian composer Adrian Willaert (1490-1562). Because Willaert left no theoretical writings of his own, Timothy McKinney uses Willaert's music to reconstruct his innovative theories concerning how music might communicate extramusical ideas. For Willaert, the appellations "major" and "minor" no longer signified merely the larger and smaller of a pair of like-numbered intervals; rather, they became categories of sonic character, the members of which are related by a shared sounding property of "majorness" or "minorness" that could be manipulated for expressive purposes. This book engages with the madrigals of Willaert's landmark Musica nova collection and demonstrates that they articulate a theory of musical affect more complex and forward-looking than recognized currently. The book also traces the origins of one of the most widespread musical associations in Western culture: the notion that major intervals, chords and scales are suitable for the expression of happy affections, and minor for sad ones. McKinney concludes by discussing the influence of Willaert's theory on the madrigals of composers such as Vicentino, Zarlino, Cipriano de Rore, Girolamo Parabosco, Perissone Cambio, Francesco dalla Viola, and Baldassare Donato, and describes the eventual transformation of the theory of interval affect from the Renaissance view based upon individual intervals measured from the bass, to the Baroque view based upon invertible triadic entities.

Love Worth Finding

Author: Joyce Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805440751
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Love Worth Finding from the Author: Joyce Rogers. The late Adrian Rogers' wife reveals the heart of her husband's preaching philosophy, his love and passion, and why his life's call was the pulpit.

The Quakers In English Society 1655 1725

Author: Dr. Adrian Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198208204
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The Quakers In English Society 1655 1725 from the Author: Dr. Adrian Davies. The early Quakers denounced the clergy and social elite but how did that affect Friends' relationships with others? Drawing upon the insights of sociologists and anthropologists, this lively and original study sets out to discover the social consequences of religious belief. Why did the sect appoint its own midwives to attend Quaker women during confinement? Was animosity to Quakerism so great that Friends were excluded from involvement in parish life? And to what extent were the remarkably high literacy rates of Quakers attributable to the Quaker faith or wider social forces? Using a wide range of primary source material, this study demonstrates that Quakers were not the marginal and isolated people which contemporaries and historians often portrayed. Indeed the sect had a profound impact not only upon members but more widely by encouraging a greater tolerance of diversity in early modern society.

Omaha Beach

Author: Adrian R. Lewis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807854693
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Omaha Beach from the Author: Adrian R. Lewis. Reanalyzing military records and battle plans of the Normandy invasion, Lewis traces the evolution of combined operations (more than one nation) and joint operations (more than one service), as well as tactical doctrines from the inter-war period to 1944 to explain how the plan for swift victory at Omaha Beach went terribly wrong and turned into the bloodiest of the Allied invasions.

Mathematics In Victorian Britain

Author: photographer and broadcaster Foreword by Dr Adam Hart-Davis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191627941
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Mathematics In Victorian Britain from the Author: photographer and broadcaster Foreword by Dr Adam Hart-Davis. During the Victorian era, industrial and economic growth led to a phenomenal rise in productivity and invention. That spirit of creativity and ingenuity was reflected in the massive expansion in scope and complexity of many scientific disciplines during this time, with subjects evolving rapidly and the creation of many new disciplines. The subject of mathematics was no exception and many of the advances made by mathematicians during the Victorian period are still familiar today; matrices, vectors, Boolean algebra, histograms, and standard deviation were just some of the innovations pioneered by these mathematicians. This book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It assembles in a single source research on the history of Victorian mathematics that would otherwise be out of the reach of the general reader. It charts the growth and institutional development of mathematics as a profession through the course of the 19th century in England, Scotland, Ireland, and across the British Empire. It then focuses on developments in specific mathematical areas, with chapters ranging from developments in pure mathematical topics (such as geometry, algebra, and logic) to Victorian work in the applied side of the subject (including statistics, calculating machines, and astronomy). Along the way, we encounter a host of mathematical scholars, some very well known (such as Charles Babbage, James Clerk Maxwell, Florence Nightingale, and Lewis Carroll), others largely forgotten, but who all contributed to the development of Victorian mathematics.

Charles Dickens S Our Mutual Friend

Author: Dr Sean C Grass
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754669300
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Charles Dickens S Our Mutual Friend from the Author: Dr Sean C Grass. Charles Dickens's last finished novel, Our Mutual Friend is notable for what it reveals about Dickens as an author and about Victorian publishing more generally. Sean Grass's publishing history details the novel's writing, serialization, contemporary reception, subsequent editions, and recent critical and popular revaluation. Rich in historical and biographical context, Grass's study offers readers a fascinating account of the creation and afterlife of this brilliant but extraordinarily odd novel.

The Old Front Line

Author: John Masefield
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1844154459
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The Old Front Line from the Author: John Masefield. July 1st 1916 is a date that remains embedded in the British folk memory. It was the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the day on which British and Empire troops suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, a third of them fatal. In this evocative classic memoir John Masefield, the future Poet Laureate, describes the battleground over which the armies were to fight. He had spent months at the front and was familiar with the men, the trenches that they inhabited and the conditions that they endured. 'The Old Front Line' was written shortly after the battle, and this elegant account will still move the modern reader as well as providing a valuable guide for the many 21st century visitors to the battlefield. This edition has a powerful new Introduction by Martin Middlebrook.