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Mariamne

Mariamne

Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627932895
Pages: 39
Year: 2013-08-02
It is enough: the power of Salome, By all acknowledged, and by all obeyed, On its firm basis stands immovable: I fled to Azor, with the lightning's speed, Even from Samaria's plain to Jordan's spring, And quick returned: my presence there indeed Was needful, to cut off the aspiring hopes Of Israel's moody race: thy brother Herod, So long detained at Rome, was almost grown A stranger in his kingdom; and the people, Ever capricious, turbulent, and bold, Still to their kings unjust, aloud proclaimed, That Herod was condemned to slavery By haughty Rome; and Mariamne, raised To the high rank of her proud ancestors, Would from the blood of our high-priests select A king, to rule o'er conquered Palestine. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
The Art of Literature

The Art of Literature

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1722222557
Pages: 40
Year: 2018-07-06
The Art of Literature By Arthur Schopenhauer inestimable boon it would be, if in every branch of literature there were only a few books, but those excellent! This can never happen, as long as money is to be made by writing. It seems as though the money lay under a curse; for every author degenerates as soon as he begins to put pen to paper in any way for the sake of gain. The best works of the greatest men all come from the time when they had to write for nothing or for very little. And here, too, that Spanish proverb holds good, which declares that honor and money are not to be found in the same purse--honora y provecho no caben en un saco. The reason why Literature is in such a bad plight nowadays is simply and solely that people write books to make money. A man who is in want sits down and writes a book, and the public is stupid enough to buy it. The secondary effect of this is the ruin of language. A great many bad writers make their whole living by that foolish mania of the public for reading nothing but what has just been printed, --jo We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
The Philosophy of History

The Philosophy of History

Author: Voltaire
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 316
Year: 1766

Oedipus

Oedipus

Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627933190
Pages: 39
Year: 2013-08-02
Œdipus was written when Voltaire was but nineteen years of age. It was played for the first time in 1718, and ran for forty-five nights. Du Frêsne, a celebrated actor, and of the same age as the author, played the part of Œdipus; and Madame Desmarêts, a famous actress, did Jocaste, and soon after quitted the stage. In this edition, the part of Philoctetes is restored, and stands exactly as it was in the first representation. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.
Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy

Author: René Descartes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604941
Pages: 336
Year: 2008-05-08
'It is some years now since I realized how many false opinions I had accepted as true from childhood onwards...I saw that at some stage in my life the whole structure would have to be utterly demolished' In Descartes's Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, the thinker rejects all his former beliefs in the quest for new certainties. Discovering his own existence as a thinking entity in the very exercise of doubt, he goes on to prove the existence of God, who guarantees his clear and distinct ideas as a means of access to the truth. He develops new conceptions of body and mind, capable of serving as foundations for the new science of nature. Subsequent philosophy has grappled with Descartes's legacy, questioning many of its conclusions and even his basic approach, but his arguments set the agenda for many of the greatest philosophical thinkers, and their fascination endures. This new translation includes the Third and Fourth Objections and Replies in full, and a selection from the rest of these exchanges with Descartes's contemporaries that helped to expound his philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
The Sea and the Jungle

The Sea and the Jungle

Author: Henry Major Tomlinson
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810160110
Pages: 258
Year: 1912
Considered a masterpiece of travel literature for nearly a century, The Sea and the Jungle is a wise and witty book of firsts: ostensibly a lighthearted story of a Londoner's first ocean voyage, it is also a carefully crafted journalistic account of the first successful ascent of the Amazon River and its tributary, the Madeira, by an English steamer. First published in 1912, The Sea and the Jungle remains one of the most popular accounts of a traveler's experience in Amazonia. As Peter Matthiessen observed fifty years later, " The Sea and the Jungle is one of the few level-headed works in the literature of this region. . . . accurate and difficult to improve upon."
Zlata's Diary

Zlata's Diary

Author: Zlata Filipovic
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143036874
Pages: 197
Year: 2006
A chronicle of the war in Sarajevo from a child's perspective details the author's struggle for survival and a normal life in a chaotic nation from 1991 through 1993, revealing how an innocent life of piano lessons and birthday parties was transformed into horrifying days of food shortages, friends dying, and hiding out in a neighbor's cellar during bombings. Reissue.
ADEUS, HOMENS DE DEUS

ADEUS, HOMENS DE DEUS

Author: MICHAEL S. ROSE, FELIPE LESAGE
Publisher:
ISBN: 858491014X
Pages: 290
Year:
"Pesquisei e escrevi este livro ao longo dos últimos dois anos, entrevistando mais de 150 pessoas, enquanto jornalista investigativo profissional para a imprensa católica. Fato é que diversos candidatos qualificados ao sacerdócio foram excluídos por razões políticas ao longo das últimas três décadas. Uma discriminação ideológica sistemática veio sendo praticada contra seminaristas que apoiam o ensinamento católico quanto a sexualidade e outros assuntos; e dissidentes dos ensinamentos católicos - inclusive quanto ao tema da homossexualidade - foram privilegiados. Em resumo, diversas pessoas sequestraram o sacerdócio com o objetivo de transformar a Igreja Católica desde dentro. O problema nos departamentos vocacionais e nos seminários é um profundo conflito espiritual, uma doença de proporções catastróficas. Portanto, este livro busca, em primeiro lugar, identificar essa doença, ou pelo menos parte dela, esperando que seu agente causador possa ser expurgado, e o corpo, curado." - Michael S. Rose, 2002.
Property is Theft!

Property is Theft!

Author: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849350248
Pages: 823
Year: 2011
The definitive English-language collection by the first man to call himself an anarchist.
The Inheritors

The Inheritors

Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 384720159X
Pages: 189
Year: 2012-02-07
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Environmental Hygiene

Environmental Hygiene

Author: Norbert H. Seemayer, Wolfgang Hadnagy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642737668
Pages: 214
Year: 2012-12-06
Environmental pollution raises serious concern worldwide about effects on human health. Based on a recent meeting, this book focuses on diverse aspects of environmental hygiene, dealing with the evaluation of chemical and physical agents and their relevance to human health. To assess the toxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of environmental pollutants, a variety of methodological approaches, both in vivo and in vitro, as tissue cultures, isolated organs and animal models, were developed and are described in detail. Data on human exposure, biological monitoring and epidemiological studies are also included. Problems of environmental control and legislation as well as possible provisional steps are discussed.
Learning to Labour

Learning to Labour

Author: Paul Willis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135121876X
Pages: 215
Year: 2017-10-03
This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.
Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

Author: Johan Huizinga
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608999505
Pages: 208
Year: 2010-10-01
Desiderius Erasmus (ca. 1466 - 1536), the illegitimate child of a Rotterdam priest and a physician's daughter, grew up to become the greatest figure in the northern Renaissance and one of the most celebrated men in Europe--a scholar of such vast learning, sacred and secular, that both royalty and universities petitioned for his services. In this painstakingly researched and well-written biography, a noted scholar traces the life and works of Erasmus from the depths of monastic obscurity to his prominent role as one of the leading humanists of the day, and a central figure of the Reformation. We learn of Erasmus's childhood and early youth, his years as an itinerant scholar, his sojourns in France, England, Switzerland, and Italy, his close friendship with Sir Thomas More, and his theological disputations with Martin Luther. The author provides in-depth analysis of Erasmus' mind and character, and perceptive discussions of his writings, including the 1509 Lucianic satire In Praise of Folly (in the Latin, Encomin moriae, a punning allusion to More, with whom Erasmus was staying when he wrote it), which turned out to be one of his most popular and enduring works. Huizinga also discusses Erasmus' extremely influential (though controversial) translation of the New Testament from Greek into elegant Latin, which provided theologians with a much more accurate text than had previously been available. A thinker of timeless relevance, Erasmus, through his writings, exercised enormous influence on subsequent Western thought and culture. This edition of Johan Huizinga's classic biography is sure to appeal to students, scholars, and general readers.
New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico

New Approaches to Resistance in Brazil and Mexico

Author: John Gledhill, Patience A. Schell
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822351870
Pages: 398
Year: 2012-03-16
This edited collection by scholars of both history and anthropology re-examines the concepts of resistance and the effect of neoliberalism from the 1980s to the present day comparing Brazil and Mexico, two of the largest countries in Latin America.
Weak Links

Weak Links

Author: Peter Csermely
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540311572
Pages: 392
Year: 2009-06-11
How can our societies be stabilized in a crisis? Why can we enjoy and understand Shakespeare? Why are fruitflies uniform? How do omnivorous eating habits aid our survival? What makes the Mona Lisa’s smile beautiful? How do women keep our social structures intact? – Could there possibly be a single answer to all these questions? This book shows that the statement: "weak links stabilize complex systems" provides the key to understanding each of these intriguing puzzles, and many more besides. The author, a recipient of several distinguished science communication prizes, explains weak or low probability interactions, and uses them as connecting threads in a vast variety of networks from proteins to ecosystems. This unique book and the ideas it develops will have a significant impact on diverse, seemingly unrelated fields of study.