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New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism: Music and Fantasy in the Age of Berlioz (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism #27)

by Francesca Brittan

The centrality of fantasy to French literary culture has long been accepted by critics, but the sonorous dimensions of the mode and its wider implications for musical production have gone largely unexplored. In this book, Francesca Brittan invites us to listen to fantasy, attending both to literary descriptions of sound in otherworldly narratives, and to the wave of 'fantastique' musical works published in France through the middle decades of the nineteenth century, including Berlioz's 1830 Symphonie fantastique, and pieces by Liszt, Adam, Meyerbeer, and others. Following the musico-literary aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann, they allowed waking and dreaming, reality and unreality to converge, yoking fairy sound to insect song, demonic noise to colonial 'babbling', and divine music to the strains of water and wind. Fantastic soundworlds disrupted France's native tradition of marvellous illusion, replacing it with a magical materialism inextricable from republican activism, theological heterodoxy, and the advent of 'radical' romanticism.

ASCL Studies in Comparative Law: Comparative Effects on Democracy and the Rule of Law (ASCL Studies in Comparative Law)

by Sudha Setty

Excessive government secrecy in the name of counterterrorism has had a corrosive effect on democracy and the rule of law. In the United States, when controversial national security programs were run by the Bush and Obama administrations - including in areas of targeted killings, torture, extraordinary rendition, and surveillance - excessive secrecy often prevented discovery of those actions. Both administrations insisted they acted legally, but often refused to explain how they interpreted the governing law to justify their actions. They also fought to keep Congress from exercising oversight, to keep courts from questioning the legality of these programs, and to keep the public in the dark. Similar patterns have arisen in other democracies around the world. In National Security Secrecy, Sudha Setty takes a critical and comparative look at these problems and demonstrates how government transparency, privacy, and accountability should provide the basis for reform.

The Evolution of Pragmatic Markers in English: Pathways of Change

by Brinton Laurel J.

Based on a rich set of historical data, this book traces the development of pragmatic markers in English, from hw't in Old English and whilom in Middle English to whatever and I'm just saying in present-day English. Laurel J. Brinton carefully maps the syntactic origins and development of these forms, and critically examines postulated unilineal pathways, such as from adverb to conjunction to discourse marker, or from main clause to parenthetical. The book sets case studies within a larger examination of the development of pragmatic markers as instances of grammaticalization or pragmaticalization. The characteristics of pragmatic markers - as primarily oral, syntactically optional, sentence-external, grammatically indeterminate elements - are revised in the context of scholarship on pragmatic markers over the last thirty or more years.

Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law: Tax Use and Abuse from Victoria's Secret to Apple (Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law)

by Jeffrey A. Maine Xuan-Thao Nguyen

Many companies that have become household names have avoided billions in taxes by 'parking' their valuable intellectual property assets in holding companies located in tax-favored jurisdictions. In the United States, for example, many domestic companies have moved their IP to tax-favored states such as Delaware or Nevada, while multinational companies have done the same by setting up foreign subsidiaries in Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. In this illuminating work, tax scholar Jeffrey A. Maine teams up with IP expert Xuan-Thao Nguyen to explain how the use of these IP holding companies has become economically unjustified and socially unacceptable, and how numerous calls for change have been made. This book should be read by anyone interested in how corporations - including Gore-Tex, Victoria's Secret, Sherwin-Williams, Toys-R-Us, Apple, Microsoft, and Uber - have avoided tax liability with IP holding companies and how different constituencies are working to stop them.

Measurement Techniques for Radio Frequency Nanoelectronics (The Cambridge RF and Microwave Engineering Series)

by Pavel Kabos T. Mitch Wallis

Connect basic theory with real-world applications with this practical, cross-disciplinary guide to radio frequency measurement of nanoscale devices and materials. • Learn the techniques needed for characterizing the performance of devices and their constituent building blocks, including semiconducting nanowires, graphene, and other two dimensional materials such as transition metal dichalcogenides • Gain practical insights into instrumentation, including on-wafer measurement platforms and scanning microwave microscopy • Discover how measurement techniques can be applied to solve real-world problems, in areas such as passive and active nanoelectronic devices, semiconductor dopant profiling, subsurface nanoscale tomography, nanoscale magnetic device engineering, and broadband, spatially localized measurements of biological materials Featuring numerous practical examples, and written in a concise yet rigorous style, this is the ideal resource for researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students new to the field of radio frequency nanoelectronics. The first book on radio frequency and microwave nanoelectronics. Promotes the use of quantitative measurements through accurate modelling, numerical verification, reliable calibration, and determination of measurement uncertainties. Provides numerous practical examples linking the theory with current applications.

SHOEFITI - Arte urbana ou algo mais?

by Tania M. Crespo Lourdes Vanessa Berthoud

Diana, uma jovem que tinha tudo na vida, acorda aturdida em uma clínica de saúde mental e não demora a lembrar-se do motivo de sua internação. Lembra-se ainda de suas amigas e de sua família, pensa em Samuel e em como sua vida mudou em apenas um mês. O psiquiatra, que cuidava de seu caso até o momento, encontrou um trabalho melhor e o novo psiquiatra, pelo que diziam, tinha mais humanidade que o antecessor. Ela ainda não o conhecia, mas havia depositado toda a sua esperança em convencê-lo. Precisava sair dali e tinha que ser antes da próxima lua cheia.

Se tu potessi leggermi dentro

by T. M. Bilderback Francesca Marrucci

Un detective privato è assistito in un caso di sottrazione di minori da una bambina che appare e scompare Cosa succede quando un giovane poliziotto in rapida ascesa, sposato con l'amore della sua vita, perde improvvisamente la sua bambina non ancora nata per un aborto spontaneo, perde la moglie per cancro e perde il lavoro a causa di un incidente violento con un sospetto? Decide di bere per cercare di dimenticare. Questo è quello che è successo a Nicholas Turner dieci anni fa. Ora, grazie all'aiuto di sua sorella, Melissa, e del suo migliore amico, l'agente dell'FBI Marcus Moore, Nicholas ha quasi vinto il bere ed è diventato un investigatore privato specializzato in casi riguardanti i bambini. La figlia di Meredith Richardson, Karen, è stata rapita e il dipartimento di polizia della città non sembra essere di grande aiuto. Su suggerimento di Marcus Moore, Meredith assume Nicholas per trovare la ragazza. Ma Nicholas trova un aiuto inaspettato. Una bambina, che a quanto pare solo Nicholas riesce a vedere, lo sta aiutando con il caso. Appare quando Nicholas ha bisogno di un indizio, poi scompare altrettanto rapidamente. Chi è questa bambina? Perché Nicholas è così attratto dalla sua cliente? Chi ha rapito la bambina della sua cliente? E perché questo caso è diventato così pericoloso? Ispirato alla classica canzone di Gordon Lightfoot, 'If you could read my mind' è una storia commovente di redenzione, romanticismo e seconde possibilità.

Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition

by Aisling Swaine

By comparatively assessing three conflict-affected jurisdictions (Liberia, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste), Conflict-Related Violence against Women empirically and theoretically expands current understanding of the form and nature of conflict-time harms impacting women. The 'violences' that occur in conflict beyond strategic rape are first identified. Employing both a disaggregated and an aggregated approach, relations between forms of violence within and across each context's pre-, mid- and post-conflict phase are then assessed, identifying connections and distinctions in violence. Swaine highlights a wider spectrum of conflict-related violence against women than is currently acknowledged. She identifies a range of forces that simultaneously push open and close down spaces for addressing violence against women through post-conflict transitional justice. The book proposes that in the aftermath of conflict, a transformation rather than a transition is required if justice is to play a role in preventing gendered violence before conflict and its appearance during and after conflict.

Progressive Challenges to the American Constitution: A New Republic

by Watson Bradley C.  s.

In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together the leading scholars who have sparked one of the most important intellectual and political movements of our times: the criticism of the progressive intellectual synthesis that has dominated American thought and politics over much of the last century, and has provided the framework in which the administrative state has expanded and flourished. The contributors address the most important questions raised by this movement: what is the meaning of progressivism? What is the nature of the Founders' Constitution and the progressive challenges to it? What is the significance of recent scholarship and public opinion that have arisen in opposition to the progressive vision? What are the implications of American progressivism for twenty-first century politics and policy? Progressive Challenges to the American Constitution addresses the growing doubt about the scope and sustainability of expanded government power.

Diplomacy: Communication and the Origins of International Order

by Robert F. Trager

How do adversaries communicate? How do diplomatic encounters shape international orders and determine whether states go to war? Diplomacy, from alliance politics to nuclear brinkmanship, almost always operates through a few forms of signaling: choosing the scope of demands on another state, risking a breach in relations, encouraging a protg, staking one's reputation, or making a diplomatic approach all convey specific sorts of information. Through rich history and analyses of diplomatic network data from the Confidential Print of the British Empire, Trager demonstrates the lasting effects that diplomatic encounters have on international affairs. The Concert of Europe, the perceptions of existential threat that formed before the World Wars, the reduction in Cold War tensions known as dtente, and the institutional structure of the current world order were all products of inferences about intentions drawn from the statements of individuals represented as the will of states. Diplomacy explains how closed-door conversations create stable orders and violent wars.

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture

by Bennett Zon

This engaging book explores the dynamic relationship between evolutionary science and musical culture in Victorian Britain, drawing upon a wealth of popular scientific and musical literature to contextualize evolutionary theories of the Darwinian and non-Darwinian revolutions. Bennett Zon uses musical culture to question the hegemonic role ascribed to Darwin by later thinkers, and interrogates the conceptual premise of modern debates in evolutionary musicology. Structured around the Great Chain of Being, chapters are organized by discipline in successively ascending order according to their object of study, from zoology and the study of animal music to theology and the music of God. Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture takes a non-Darwinian approach to the interpretation of Victorian scientific and musical interrelationships, debunking the idea that the arts had little influence on contemporary scientific ideas and, by probing the origins of musical interdisciplinarity, the volume shows how music helped ideas about evolution to evolve.

What Is Orientation in Global Thinking?: A Kantian Inquiry

by Katrin Flikschuh

Starting from Kant's striking question 'What is orientation in thinking?', this book argues that the main challenge facing global normative theorising lies in its failure to acknowledge its conceptual inadequacies. We do not know how to reason globally; instead, we tend to apply our domestic political experiences to the global context. Katrin Flikschuh argues that we must develop a form of global reasoning that is sensitive to the variability of contexts: rather than trying to identify a uniquely shareable set of substantive principles, we need to appreciate and understand local reasons for action. Her original and incisive study shows how such reasoning can benefit from the open-ended nature of Kant's systematic but non-dogmatic philosophical thinking, and from reorientation from a domestic to a non-domestic frame of thought. It will appeal to all those interested in global moral issues, as well as to Kant scholars.

La Lista del Piacere

by Erika Arcoleo Hedonist Six

Dopo quasi quattro anni con Jeff, tutto finì. Mi ritrovai single, spaventata ma in qualche modo libera. Invece di ricadere in un'altra relazione disfunzionale, la mia amica Sally mi aiutò a concentrarmi su me stessa. Avrei passato i mesi seguenti a "esplorare" la mia sessualità. Ed è in questo modo che è nata la Lista del Piacere. Il mio viaggio comincia con il primo punto della mia lista... un vergine. Ma non sarà facile passare dalla fidanzata fedele alla dea del sesso. Con un po' di fortuna, avrò il coraggio di andare avanti! Cosa (o chi) faresti per festeggiare la tua libertà dopo la fine della prima relazione seria della tua vita?

Jacques Offenbach and the Making of Modern Culture

by Laurence Senelick

Offenbach's operas were a significant force for cultural change, both in his own time and in the decades to follow. In this book, Laurence Senelick demonstrates the ways in which this musical phenomenon took hold globally, with Offenbach's work offering an alternative, irreverent, sexualized view of life which audiences found liberating, both personally and socially. In the theatre, the composer also inspired cutting-edge innovations in stagecraft and design, and in this book, he is recognized as a major cultural influence, with an extensive impact on the spheres of literature, art, film, and even politics. Senelick argues that Offenbach's importance spread far beyond France, and that his provocative and entertaining works, often seen as being more style than substance, influenced numerous key artists, writers, and thinkers, and made a major contribution to the development of modern society.

Institutional Corruption: A Study in Applied Philosophy

by Miller Seumas

In this book, Seumas Miller develops distinctive philosophical analyses of corruption, collective responsibility and integrity systems, and applies them to cases in both the public and the private sectors. Using numerous well-known examples of institutional corruption, he explores a variety of actual and potential anti-corruption measures. The result is a wide-ranging, theoretically sophisticated and empirically informed work on institutional corruption and how to combat it. Part I defines the key concepts of corruption, power, collective responsibility, bribery, abuse of authority and nepotism; Part II discusses anti-corruption and integrity systems, corruption investigations and whistle-blowing; and Part III focuses on corruption and anti-corruption in specific institutional settings, namely policing, finance, business and government. Integrating theory with practical approaches, this book will be important for those interested in the philosophy and ethics of corruption as well as for those who work to combat it.

Shaping Modern Shanghai: Colonialism in China's Global City

by Isabella Jackson

Shaping Modern Shanghai provides a new understanding of colonialism in China through a fresh examination of Shanghai's International Settlement. This was the site of key developments of the Republican period: economic growth, rising Chinese nationalism and Sino-Japanese conflict. Managed by the Shanghai Municipal Council (1854-1943), the International Settlement was beyond the control of the Chinese and foreign imperial governments. Jackson defines Shanghai's unique, hybrid form of colonial urban governance as transnational colonialism. The Council was both colonial in its structures and subject to colonial influence, especially from the British empire, yet autonomous in its activities and transnational in its personnel. This is the first in-depth study of how this unique body functioned on the local, national and international stages, revealing the Council's impact on the daily lives of the city's residents and its contribution to the conflicts of the period, with implications for the fields of modern Chinese and colonial history.

Science in History: Scientific Knowledge and the Building of the Houses of Parliament (Science in History)

by Edward J. Gillin

The Palace of Westminster, home to Britain's Houses of Parliament, is one of the most studied buildings in the world. What is less well known is that while Parliament was primarily a political building, when built between 1834 and 1860, it was also a place of scientific activity. The construction of Britain's legislature presents an extraordinary story in which politicians and officials laboured to make their new Parliament the most radical, modern building of its time by using the very latest scientific knowledge. Experimentalists employed the House of Commons as a chemistry laboratory, geologists argued over the Palace's stone, natural philosophers hung meat around the building to measure air purity, and mathematicians schemed to make Parliament the first public space where every room would have electrically-controlled time. Through such dramatic projects, Edward J. Gillin redefines our understanding of the Palace of Westminster and explores the politically troublesome character of Victorian science.

Medieval Bruges, c. 850–1550: c. 850–1550

by Andrew Brown Jan Dumolyn

Bruges was undoubtedly one of the most important cities in medieval Europe. Bringing together specialists from both archaeology and history, this 'total' history presents an integrated view of the city's history from its very beginnings, tracing its astonishing expansion through to its subsequent decline in the sixteenth century. <P><P>The authors' analysis of its commercial growth, industrial production, socio-political changes, and cultural creativity is grounded in an understanding of the city's structure, its landscape and its built environment. More than just a biography of a city, this book places Bruges within a wider network of urban and rural development and its history in a comparative framework, thereby offering new insights into the nature of a metropolis.<P> Crosses the traditional boundaries between cultural, social, and archaeological studies.<P> Provides an integrated spatial, social, economic, political, and cultural history of a medieval city.<P> Applies the up-to-date methodologies used in urban history to the latest research, and demystifies the latest interdisciplinary methods.

El Misterio del Robo de la Luz Ella la Princesa Encantada

by Jose Saul Agis Garcia Rosaria L. Calafati

El libro nos lleva a una aventura llena de emoción donde Ella, la Princesa Encantada tiene que aventurarce dentro de un mundo desconocido con tal de encontrar la luz que los duendes se robaron con la finalidad de hace que Ella fuera a buscarla para poder conocerla y hacerse sus amigos y juntos bailar y tomar en cuenta que de ahí en adelante se ayudarían mutuamente para que ambos reinos sean felices.

La Mujer Solitaria y sus encuentros.

by Melanie B. Frank IRUA ROSALES DE DIAZ

Rebecca tiene 36 años, ya tiene la mitad de una eternidad soltera y está buscando el compañero adecuado. Ella se ha dado cuenta de que su reloj biológico está funcionando de manera acelerada y que no tiene mucho tiempo para formar una familia. Para llevar a cabo su sueño, recurre a todos los medios disponibles, para conocer a todos los candidatos posibles y poder encontrar al hombre de sus sueños. Cada cita representa nuevos desafíos, que a menudo revelan los famosos malentenidos entre un hombre y una mujer.

En lo oscuro, en lo profundo

by Steve Vernon Gabriela Miranda González.

Introducción Antes de ser cualquier cosa, soy un cuentacuentos. Mi hábitat natural es cerca de una fogata y exhalo palabras de la misma manera en la que algunos hombres fuman. He vivido cerca del océano por casi cuatro décadas. He escuchado a las olas hablar con la costa. También he escuchado las viejas historias de fantasmas contadas alrededor de mil fogatas. He oído a las gaviotas quejarse por la mala pesca. Este es el primero de una serie de cuentos basados en el mar. No es necesario que los lean todos, ya que tampoco se puede contar cada ola que se retrae para golpearse en la playa. Así que vengan aquí y escuchen. Tengo un cuento para contar. Suyo en la narración, Steve Vernon Introducción Antes de ser cualquier cosa, soy un cuentacuentos. Mi hábitat natural es cerca de una fogata y exhalo palabras de la misma manera en la que algunos hombres fuman. He vivido cerca del océano por casi cuatro décadas. He escuchado a las olas hablar con la costa. También he escuchado las viejas historias de fantasmas contadas alrededor de mil fogatas. He oído a las gaviotas quejarse por la mala pesca. Este es el primero de una serie de cuentos basados en el mar. No es necesario que los lean todos, ya que tampoco se puede contar cada ola que se retrae para golpearse en la playa. Así que vengan aquí y escuchen. Tengo un cuento para contar. Suyo en la narración, Steve Vernon

Sympathy in Perception

by Kalderon Mark Eli

The philosophy of perception has been an important topic throughout history, appealing to thinkers in antiquity and the middle ages as well as to figures such as Kant, Bergson and others. In this wide-ranging study, Mark Eli Kalderon presents multiple perspectives on the general nature of perception, discussing touch and hearing as well as vision. He draws on the rich history of the subject and shows how analytic and continental approaches to it are connected, providing readers with insights from both traditions and arguing for new orientations when thinking about the presentation of perception. His discussion addresses issues including tactile metaphors, sympathy in relation to the concept of fellow-feeling, and the Wave Theory of sound. His comprehensive and thoughtful study presents bold and systematic investigations into current theory, informed by centuries of philosophical enquiry, and will be important for those working on ontological and metaphysical aspects of perception and feeling.

An Introduction To The Atomic And Radiation Physics Of Plasmas

by G. J. Tallents

Plasmas comprise more than 99% of the observable universe. They are important in many technologies and are key potential sources for fusion power. Atomic and radiation physics is critical for the diagnosis, observation and simulation of astrophysical and laboratory plasmas, and plasma physicists working in a range of areas from astrophysics, magnetic fusion, and inertial fusion utilise atomic and radiation physics to interpret measurements. This text develops the physics of emission, absorption and interaction of light in astrophysics and in laboratory plasmas from first principles using the physics of various fields of study including quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and statistical physics. Linking undergraduate level atomic and radiation physics with the advanced material required for postgraduate study and research, this text adopts a highly pedagogical approach and includes numerous exercises within each chapter for students to reinforce their understanding of the key concepts.

Sophocles: Sophocles: Ajax (Cambridge Classical Texts And Commentaries #44)

by Sophocles P. J. Finglass

Sophocles' Ajax describes the fall of a mighty warrior denied the honour which he believed was his due. This new edition of the play presents a text and critical apparatus which take full advantage of recent advances in our understanding of Sophoclean manuscripts and scholarship. <P><P>The introduction and commentary scrutinise all important aspects of the drama – from detailed analysis of style, language and metre to consideration of wider issues such as ethics, rhetoric and characterisation. Notorious dramaturgical problems, including the staging of Ajax's suicide, receive particular attention; so too do questions of literary history, such as the date of the play and Sophocles' creative interaction with previous accounts of the myth. The translation which accompanies the commentary ensures that this edition will be accessible to Hellenists of all levels of experience, as well as to readers with a general interest in the history of drama.<P> First large-scale treatment of this play since the nineteenth century.<P> Provides a newly constituted Greek text and apparatus accompanied by a translation.<P> The detailed Introduction and Commentary deal with literary, dramatic, textual and metrical approaches to the play.

Women and Social Change in North Africa: What Counts as Revolutionary?

by Doris H. Gray Nadia Sonneveld

Women's voices are brought to the fore in this comprehensive analysis of women and social change in North Africa. Focusing on grass-roots perspectives, readers will gain a rare glimpse into how both the intentional and unintentional actions of men and women contribute to societal transformation. Most chapters are based on extensive field work that illuminates the real-life experiences, advocacy, and agency of women in the region. The book considers frequently less studied issues including migration, legal changes, oral and written law, Islamic feminism, and grass-roots activism. It also looks at the effectiveness of shelters for abused women and the changes that occurred in the wake of the 2011 Arab uprisings, as well as challenging conventional notions of feminist agency by examining Salafi women's life choices. Recommended for students and scholars, as well as international development professionals with an interest in the MENA region.

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