james

Henry James
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Pages: 111
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Presents critical analyses of five novels by Henry James, each with a plot summary and list of characters, and includes a biography of James, and an index of themes and ideas.

James Madison
Author: Ralph Ketcham
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Release Date: 1990
Pages: 753
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Macmillan, c1971.

The King James Only Controversy
Author: James R. White
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 286
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Addresses the debate over the trustworthiness of Bible translations which has troubled the church for centuries.

James
Author: Dan G. McCartney
Publisher: Baker Academic
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Pages: 335
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"A fresh and important contribution to the literature on James. This work is exegetically rewarding, theologically rooted, and pastorally wise." Thomas R. Schreiner, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Dan McCartney, a highly regarded New Testament scholar and an expert on biblical interpretation, offers a substantive yet accessible commentary on James in this latest addition to the award-winning BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, McCartney leads readers through all aspects of the book of James sociological, historical, and theological to help them better understand its meaning and relevance. As with all BECNT volumes, Jamesfeatures the author's detailed interaction with the Greek text. This commentary admirably achieves the dual aims of the series academic sophistication with pastoral sensitivity and accessibility making it a useful tool for professors, students, and pastors. The acclaimed user-friendly design includes shaded chapter introductions summarizing the key themes of each thought unit. About the series:The Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series provides commentaries that blend scholarly depth with readability, exegetical detail with sensitivity to the whole, and attention to critical problems with theological awareness.

A History Of Horoscopic Astrology
Author: James H. Holden
Publisher: American Federation of Astr
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 359
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This thoroughly researched book is a history of the development of Western horoscopic astrology from its origin among the Babylonians and its subsequent creation in its present form by the Alexandrians down to modern times. Special attention is given to background history and to the working conditions and techniques used by astrologers during the last two thousand years. Numerous footnotes provide additional information and bibliographic references. A separate bibliography lists reference sources of particular importance. Two comprehensive indices containing more than 2,800 individual entries enable the reader to locate persons, publishers, topics, and book and periodical titles that are mentioned in the history. The book also contains discussions of several questions and topics relating to astrology. James Herschel Holden is Research Director of the American Federation of Astrologers and has been especially interested in the history of astrology.

Conversations With James Baldwin
Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 1989
Pages: 297
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Selected interviews with the American writer shares his observations on his life and career, politics, Civil Rights, and the role of the artist

A Black Theology Of Liberation
Author: James H. Cone
Publisher: Orbis Books
Release Date: 1970
Pages: 166
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With the publication of his two early works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), James Cone emerged as one of the most creative and provocative theological voices in North America. These books, which offered a searing indictment of white theology and society, introduced a radical reappraisal of the Christian message for our time. Combining the visions of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Cone radically reappraised Christianity from the perspective of the oppressed black community in North America. Forty years later, his work retains its original power, enhanced now by reflections on the evolution of his own thinking and of black theology and on the needs of the present moment.

Dandies And Desert Saints
Author: James Eli Adams
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 249
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While drawing on work in feminism, queer theory, and cultural history, Dandies and Desert Saints challenges scholars to rethink simplistic notions of Victorian manhood. James Eli Adams examines masculine identity in Victorian literature from Thomas Carlyle through Oscar Wilde, analyzing authors who identify the age's ideal of manhood as the power of self-discipline. What distinguishes Adams's book from others in the recent explosion of interest in masculinity is his refusal to approach masculinity primarily in terms of "patriarchy" or "phallogocentrism" or within the binary of homosexualities and heterosexualities. He uncovers unexpected complexities in - and similarities among - icons of middle-class masculinity: the dandy, the gentleman, the priest, the prophet, and the soldier. The book approaches masculinity as a social norm and a calculated rhetorical construction, thus arguing that concepts such as "effeminate" and "unmanly" have been misunderstood. Adams brings to light a wealth of neglected affinities among widely disparate writers - such as Carlyle and Walter Pater; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; and Charles Kingsley - and reshapes familiar outlines of Victorian literary history.

The History Of The Small Pox
Author: James Carrick Moore
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Release Date: 1815
Pages: 312
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Moore follows the history of the disease from its first recorded appearance in Asia and Africa to Arabia and finally to Europe and America. he then provides a history of treatment, including three chapters on the discovery and reception of inoculation. Moore was an early advocate of vaccination, and this book is dedicated to Edward Jenner. In 1810 Moore was appointed director of the National Vaccine Establishment.

The Gospel According To Mark
Author: James R. Edwards
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 552
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Acting In The Cinema
Author: James Naremore
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1988
Pages: 316
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In this richly detailed study, James Naremore focuses on the work of film acting, showing what players contribute to movies. Ranging from the earliest short subjects of Charles Chaplin to the contemporary features of Robert DeNiro, he develops a useful means of analyzing performance in the age of mechanical reproduction; at the same time, he reveals the ideological implications behind various approaches to acting, and suggests ways that behavior on the screen can be linked to the presentation of self in society. Naremore's discussion of such figures as Lillian Gish, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Cary Grant will interest the specialist and the general reader alike, helping to establish standards and methods for future writing about performers and their craft.

Indigenous Peoples In International Law
Author: S. James Anaya
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 267
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This book provides a theoretically grounded and practically oriented synthesis of the international law of indigenous peoples. Against a historical background, James Anaya discusses a new generation of international treaty and customary norms, within international law's human rights program, concerning groups that are descended from the original inhabitants of lands now dominated by others. Anaya further identifies and analyzes institutions and procedures, both at the domestic and international levels, for implementing international norms concerning indigenous peoples.

Communication As Culture
Author: James W. Carey
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1992
Pages: 241
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Carey's seminal work joins central issues in the field and redefines them. It will force the reader to think in new and fruitful ways about such dichotomies as transmissions vs. ritual, administrative vs. critical, positivist vs. marxist, and cultural vs. power-orientated approaches to communications study. An historically inspired treatment of major figures and theories, required reading for the sophisticated scholar' - George Gerbner, University of Pennsylvania ...offers a mural of thought with a rich background, highlighted by such thoughts as communication being the 'maintenance of society in time'. - Cast/Communication Booknotes These essays encompass much more than a critique of an academic discipline. Carey's lively thought, lucid style, and profound scholarship propel the reader through a wide and varied intellectual landscape, particularly as these issues have affected Modern American thought. As entertaining as it is enlightening, Communication as Culture is certain to become a classic in its field.

Society  Politics And Culture
Author: Mervyn James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1988-11-03
Pages: 485
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The social, political and cultural factors determining conformity and obedience as well as dissidence and revolt are traced in sixteenth and early seventeenth century England.

LeBron James
Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 155
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the high school basketball player, called "The Chosen One" by Sports Illustrated, who went on to become Rookie of the Year during his first NBA season.

Building Adaptation
Author: James Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 651
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As existing buildings age, nearly half of all construction activity in Britain is related to maintenance, refurbishment and conversions. Building adaptation is an activity that continues to make a significant contribution to the workload of the construction industry. Given its importance to sustainable construction, the proportion of adaptation works in relation to new build is likely to remain substantial for the foreseeable future, especially in the developed parts of the world. Building Adaptation, Second Edition is intended as a primer on the physical changes that can affect older properties. It demonstrates the general principles, techniques, and processes needed when existing buildings must undergo alteration, conversion, extension, improvement, or refurbishment. The publication of the first edition of Building Adaptation reflected the upsurge in refurbishment work. The book quickly established itself as one of the core texts for building surveying students and others on undergraduate and postgraduate built environment courses. This new edition continues to provide a comprehensive introduction to all the key issues relating to the adaptation of buildings. It deals with any work to a building over and above maintenance to change its capacity, function or performance. * A core text for building surveying students and undergraduate and postgraduate built environment courses * Revised and updated throughout, in particular on the characteristics of buildings and their refurbishment potential. * Includes numerous illustrations and examples that focus on a wide variety of different building types

Representations And Characters Of Groups
Author: Gordon James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2001-10-18
Pages: 458
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This book provides a modern introduction to the representation theory of finite groups.

Battle Cry Of Freedom
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2003-12-11
Pages: 952
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Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War. James McPherson's fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War--the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry--and then moves into a masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are McPherson's new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war--slavery--and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This authoritative volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty.

The Works Of James McCune Smith
Author: James McCune Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 340
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The first African American to receive a medical degree, this invaluable collection brings together the writings of James McCune Smith, one of the foremost intellectuals in antebellum America. The Selected Writings of James McCune Smith is one of the first anthologies featuring the works of this illustrious scholar. Perhaps best known for his introduction to Fredrick Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom, his influence is still found in a number of aspects of modern society and social interactions. And he was considered by many to be a prophet of the twenty-first century. One of the earliest advocates of the use of "black" instead of "colored," McCune Smith treated racial identities as social constructions, arguing that American literature, music, and dance would be shaped and defined by blacks. Organized chronologically, the collection covers over 40 years of writing, including speeches, letters, and essays, and begins with McCune Smith's first speech as an 11-year old boy to the Marquis de Lafayette. Providing historical context for McCune Smith's current cultural relevance, this book showcases writings on black education and self-help, citizenship, and the fight against racism.

The Political Works Of James Harrington  Part One
Author: James Harrington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1977
Pages: 279
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James Harrington (1611-1677) was a pioneer in applying the methods of Machiavelli and other civic humanists to English political society and its landed structure. In the century after his death, his ideas were adapted to become an important ingredient in the vocabulary of both English and American political opposition to the methods of Hanoverian parliamentary monarchy. This work includes all of his prose works on political subjects as well as Oceana, his best-known work. The critical introduction attempts to revalue the evidence concerning Harrington's life and writings, to locate them in the context of Civil War, Commonwealth and Puritan thinking and to trace the development of Harringtonian and neo-Harringtonian ideology during subsequent generations.