Social History Of The Media: From Gutenberg To The Internet By Peter Burke,...
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The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison - Annabel Robinson
The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison This is a biography of Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), who spent most of her life at Newnham College, Cambridge, and...... more
The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison This is a biography of Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), who spent most of her life at Newnham College, Cambridge, and was renowned for her work on Greek art and religion. Despite many difficulties, both academic and personal, her brilliant mind and strength of character enabled her to open up new possibilities for academic women. Full description
Networked Politics: Agency, Power, and Governance (Cornell Studies in Political Economy) - 0801474760
The concept of network has emerged as an intellectual centerpiece for our era. Network analysis also occupies a growing place in many of the social sciences. In...... more
The concept of network has emerged as an intellectual centerpiece for our era. Network analysis also occupies a growing place in many of the social sciences. In international relations, however, network has too often remained a metaphor rather than a powerful theoretical perspective. In Networked Politics, a team of political scientists investigates networks in important sectors of international relations, including human rights, security agreements, terrorist and criminal groups, international inequality, and governance of the Internet. They treat networks as either structures that shape behavior or important collective actors. In their hands, familiar concepts, such as structure, power, and governance, are awarded new meaning.Contributors: Peter Cowhey, University of California, San Diego; Mette Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, University of Cambridge and Sidney Sussex College;Zachary Elkins, University of Texas at Austin; Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Princeton University; Miles Kahler, University of California, San Diego; Michael Kenney, Pennsylvania State University; David A. Lake, University of California, San Diego; Alexander H. Montgomery, Reed College; Milton Mueller, Syracuse University School of Information Studies and Delft University of Technology; Kathryn Sikkink, University of Minnesota; Janice Gross Stein, University of Toronto; Wendy H. Wong, University of Toronto; Helen Yanacopulos, Open University
Claiming to come from a family of performers rather than achievers, Terry Eagletons outstanding debut memoir, The Gatekeeper, sees him succeed on both scores as...... more
Claiming to come from a family of performers rather than achievers, Terry Eagletons outstanding debut memoir, The Gatekeeper, sees him succeed on both scores as he preaches with characteristic, gleeful irreverence from the back pew. Opening with a 10-year-old Eagleton as altar server at a convent chapel in Salford, holding the door for parents leaving their novice daughters forever to God, the narrative closes with delicate resonance on the news of his fathers death while awaiting an interview at Cambridge University. Crammed in between is a glut of typically arch observations on an eclectic variety of subjects by a man once described by Prince Charles as "that dreadful Terry Eagleton". Grandson of Irish-Catholic immigrants to Salford, both his ethnic origin and religious background inform much of his early life, though he comes into his own, inevitably, when he joins the braying classes at Cambridge. The brattish dons who outraged him are named and shamed with delicious frankness, as is the archetypal young fogey with his "outsized cranium and shrivelled heart". The bile is invariably mollified with self-deprecating admissions, such as of his own misguidedly altruistic stint as the Kim Philby of Cambridge Meals on Wheels, as well as eloquent analyses of the figures who helped form his beliefs and passions: men like his supervisor, Dr Greenway, who came to fulfil something of a paternal role for him, Wittgenstein, Brecht, and most intriguingly Wilde, to whom Eagleton has returned constantly in his writings. A Wildean Marxist, perhaps, but the artist formerly known to the Prince remains also a witty and provocative thinker, unafraid to scale the ivory towers and Ivy League, yet unstinting with enthusiastic praise when due. Always the most earthily intellectual of his radical generation when discussing literature and culture, in writing of Catholics and revolutionaries, convents and colleges, he reaffirms his status as one of Britains finest writers, the gatekeeper who became a master literary poacher.--David Vincent
Intaglio: The Complete Safety-First System for Creative Printmaking: Acrylic-Resist Etching * Collagraphy * Engraving * Drypoint * Mezzotint - Robert Adam
Intaglio: The complete safety-first system for creative printmaking : Book by Robert Adam and Carol Robertson (hardback). With clear step-by-step instructions...... more
Intaglio: The complete safety-first system for creative printmaking : Book by Robert Adam and Carol Robertson (hardback). With clear step-by-step instructions and over 200 illustrations this beautifully illustrated book describes methods which while employing a strong traditional basis achieve stunning prints the modern way safer healthier and more environmentally friendly. Covering every stage of the plate-making and printing process it opens up creative possibilities for beginners and experienced printmakers alike. Whichever technique you wish to experiment with acrylic-resist etching methods such as aquatint and photo-etching or collagraphy and photocollagraphy or engraving drypoint mezzotint burnishing and air-abrading classically trained printmakers Robert Adam and Carol Robertson show you how to do it. From setting up and equipping an intaglio studio to presenting finished prints this comprehensive reference book complete with list of international suppliers and glossary is the only resource any practitioner educator or student will need. Robert Adam was educated at the University of Cambridge Edinburgh College of Art and the Slade London. Carol Robertson studied fine art printmaking at Gray s School of Art. They have pioneered safer working practices and have developed an extensive educational programme. They set up Graal Press where they continue their research and educational work and collaborate with leading artists on creative projects. Specifications.. Hardcover: 240 pages Dimensions: 25.2 x 23.6 x 3.2 cm ISBN-13: 978-0500513439 Note: Books are VAT exempt
What About Law?: Studying Law at University - Catherine Barnard
Most young people considering studying law, or pursuing a legal career, have very little idea of what learning law involves and how universities teach law to...... more
Most young people considering studying law, or pursuing a legal career, have very little idea of what learning law involves and how universities teach law to their students. The new edition of this book, which proved very popular when first published in 2007, provides a 'taster' for the study of law; a short, accessible presentation of law as an academic subject, designed to help 17- and 18-year old students and others decide whether law is the right choice for them as a university subject, or, if they have already made the choice, what to expect when they start their law degree. It helps answer the question 'what should I study at university?' and counters the perception that law is a dry, dull subject. What About Law? shows how the study of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating, challenging and of direct relevance to students. Using a case study approach, the book introduces prospective law students to the legal system, as well as to legal reasoning, critical thinking and argument.This is a book that should be in the library of every school with a sixth form, every college and every university, and it is one that any student about to embark on the study of law should read before they commence their legal studies. All of the authors have long experience in teaching law at Cambridge and elsewhere and all have also been involved, at various times, in advising prospective law students at open days and admissions conferences.Listed as one of the 'Six of the best law books' that a future law student should read by the Guardian Law Online, 8th August 2012.See the detailed website for this book:.whataboutlaw.co.uk.
Islam and the Destiny of Man - Charles Le Gai Eaton
THE AIM of this book, presented here for the first time as a fully revised and updated paperback, is to explore what it means to be a Muslim-a member of a...... more
THE AIM of this book, presented here for the first time as a fully revised and updated paperback, is to explore what it means to be a Muslim-a member of a community which embraces a quarter of the world's population-and to describe the forces which have shaped their hearts and minds. In this wide-ranging study the author is concerned not simply with Islam in isolation, but with the very nature of religious faith, its spiritual and intellectual foundations and the light it casts upon the mysteries and paradoxes of the human condition. SOME REV I E W S : 'This is a beautifully written book. It offers a taste of theology, of history, of aesthetics and of eschatology blended in such a way as to provide a whole and balanced image, a vision of life that is both comprehensive and thoroughly Islamic.' (Parabola) 'The most remarkable accomplishment of this book is not that it leaves the reader with a basic understanding of Muhammad, the Qur'an and the daily practices of Muslims everywhere, although it certainly does these things. Nor does it lie merely in the clear, open, loving approach the author brings to his subject, though this is striking. Rather his main contribution lies in building bridges of understanding-in showing the Christian's and the Jew's essential oneness with the Muslim.' (Joseph K. Blackman) 'One 'of the most important works on Islam to appear in the English language. It should be read by all Westerners interested in an understanding of the Islamic tradition and also by those Muslims who have become cut off from the authentic message of their own religion.' (S. H. Nasr) 'This is a book dealing with the most vital and crucial questions now agitating our lives', (Muslim World Book Review) 'Deserves to be read over and over again.' (Muslim Education Quarterly) CHARLES LE GAI EATON was born in Switzerland and educated at Charterhouse and King's College, Cambridge. He worked for many years, as a teacher & journalist in Jamaica and Egypt (where he embraced
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...A couple of years back or so, I decided to do an Open University course, I did The Arts Past and Present course. There was a couple of reasons why I decided to do this course;
(A) Because I love history
(B) To prove to myself I could do it.
You see, I had never been at the forefront of excellent grades at school. I was in remedial in both English and Maths. But, I did enjoy school, and was...
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...The University of Cambridge, one of the most famous and renowned universities in the world has a long and illustrious history, and is organised on a collegiate system. Many well known figures in history are graduates of Cambridge including Wordsworth, Bertrand Russell, LOrd Keynes, and former Indian prime minister Mr Nehru and nobel laureates such as AK Sen. What follows is a short round...
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...almost all of the major hotels that are represented there are easily accessible. The University Arms itself is located next to Parker's Piece, about 5 minutes walk from the commercial centre of Cambridge and 10 mins (brisk) walk from the river. Many of the rooms look out over Parker's Piece which is an open area of grass - quite pretty, nothing too special.
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