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Author : Michael Atherton
Publisher : Black Inc.
Release : 2018-07-02
Page : 288
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1743820526
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The intriguing cultural history of the piano in Australia From the instruments that floated ashore at Sydney Cove in the late eighteenth century to the resurrection of derelict heirlooms in the streets of twenty-first-century Melbourne, A Coveted Possession tells the curious story of Australia’s intimate and intrepid relationship with the piano. It charts the piano’s fascinating adventures across Australia – on the goldfields, at the frontlines of war, in the manufacturing hubs of the Federation era, and in the hands of the makers, entrepreneurs, teachers and virtuosos of the twentieth history – to illuminate the many worlds in which the ivories were tinkled. Before electricity brought us the gramophone, the radio and eventually the TV, the piano was central to family and community life. With its iron frame, polished surfaces and ivory keys, an upright piano in the home was a modern industrial machine, a musical instrument and a treasured member of the household, conveying powerful messages about class, education, leisure, national identity and intergenerational history. ‘Michael Atherton cleverly weaves visual, sensual and sonic elements into the piano’s sociocultural history, adding a rich layer to our knowledge of the piano in Australia.’ —Professor Julia Horne, historian


Author : Michael Atherton
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Page : 630
Category : Music
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Author : Ellie Keys
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-02-05
Page : 376
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781523764501
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What would a person do if the one they loved wasn't the individual that the one their family and friends expected them to be with? Would expectation win out or would that person allow their heart to lead? Philippe, Prince of the Malcon Dynasty -soon to be king-is faced with one such dilemma. The woman he loves is considered to be unbefitting one that sits on the throne. Roselynn is after all just a servant. Forbidden: A Prince's Coveted Possession is the story of a love that is forbidden in more ways than one. The two are facing social and racial barriers along with a current queen who would not have her line tainted by the likes of a commoner. The obstacles they face cause them both to take a moment to evaluate whether their love is worth the fight.


Author : E. L. R. Jones
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-04-18
Page : 364
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781499196665
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Roselynn, who is content with her circumstances but is still the consummate dreamer. She catches a glimpse of the Prince (soon to be King) and begins having fantasies of being his bride. Much to her surprise the Prince, Philippe, takes a liking to her as well. He arranges a meeting with her under the pre-tense of needing a younger woman to become his chambermaid (a claim that the prior woman has grown sloppy in her old age is his reasoning). Quiet, unspoken exchanges happen (she being unable to repress her fantasies, he being unable to hide his growing desire). He tries speaking with her, testing her intelligence, and she feigns complete ignorance. He stumbles upon her singing one day when she believes that he is gone. Their lives change in ways they never suspected. Will Philippe defy all and give in to the calling of his heart? Or will he suppress a feeling that causes him turmoil? Will Roselynn allow her dreams to possibly come true? Or will she deny herself happiness for the betterment of the kingdom?


Author : Heather Andrea Williams
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2009-06-03
Page : 540
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 144299522X
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'With great skill, Heather Williams demonstrates the centrality of black people to the process of formal educationthe establish-ment of schools, the creation of a cadre of teachers, the forging of standards of literacy and numeracyin the post-emancipation years. As she does, Williams makes the case that the issue of education informed the Reconstruction periodthe two-cornered struggle between North and South over the rebuilding of Southern society, the three-cornered struggle between white Northerners, white Southerners, and black people over the nature of education, and the less well known contest between black Northerners and black Southerners over the direction of African American culture. Self-Taught is a work of major significance.'' IRA BERLIN University of Maryland ''Self-Taught is not merely the most comprehensive documentation and analysis of African American education in the South during the 18611871 period, it is in every respect the first definitive study of the formative stages of universal literacy and formal education among ex-slaves. Never before has anyone described so fully the broad range of roles and the significant contributions of African Americans to the development of formal and public education in the South for themselves and for the entire region.'' JAMES D. ANDERSON University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Author : E. L. R. Jones
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-10
Page : 366
Category : Household employees
ISBN 13 : 9781492732419
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Roselynn, who is content with her circumstances, is the consummate dreamer. She catches a glimpse of the Prince, who is soon to be King, and begins having fantasies of being his bride. Much to her surprise the Prince, Philippe, takes a liking to her as well. He arranges a meeting with her under the pre-tense of needing a younger woman to become his chambermaid (a claim that the prior woman has grown sloppy in her old age is his reasoning). Quiet, unspoken exchanges happen. He tries speaking with her, testing her intelligence, and she feigns complete ignorance. He stumbles upon her singing one day when she believes that he is gone. Their lives change in ways they never suspected. Will Philippe defy all and give in to the calling of his heart? Or will he suppress a feeling that causes him turmoil? Will Roselynn allow her dreams to possibly come true? Or will she deny herself happiness for the betterment of the kingdom?


Author : J. L. Sheppard
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page :
Category : Man-woman relationships
ISBN 13 : 9781628300185
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Jocelyn, an Elemental, is stuck between the mortal and immortal worlds, yet not quite a part of either. Her power over the elements of the Earth won't evolve until she meets her mate. Before then she's an easy prey and a coveted possession for the Malums Inmortalis who wish to conquer the world. Alpha werewolf, Landon, has been living with the knowledge his fated female, the one woman created for him, is just beyond his reach. For months he's forsaken her, refusing to accept his mate because she can never grant him a much-needed heir for his nearly extinct pack. Despite his decision Landon finds himself drawn to Jocelyn and when an attempt is made on her life, he realizes his destiny lies with her. Can they overcome the long-held prejudices of his kind and defeat their enemies in time to find what the future holds?


Author : Seth Faison
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2007-04-01
Page : 288
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 9781429973687
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South of the Clouds offers a fascinating, intimate portrait of China by telling the story of an American man who ventures into its hidden realms---romance, politics, the criminal underworld, and Tibet. As he matures from a wide-eyed student into a journalist and a seasoned observer, he develops a passion for uncovering secrets, about China and about himself. The author navigates his way past forbidding walls to peek inside the dark corners of Chinese society, relying on a remarkable collection of friends and acquaintances who help guide the way: an embittered policeman in Xian, a gay professor in Shanghai, and a Buddhist monk in Tibet, who presides at an ancient burial ritual where the corpse is carved up and fed to wild vultures. The Tiananmen Square massacre, people smuggling, and the Falun Gong movement are among the political and social upheavals that the author explains as he witnesses China's uncertain road toward capitalism and its place in the modern world. Along his travels, the author wrestles with his own cultural identity, his sexuality, and his spiritual bearings. He finds an erotic outlet in the Chinese "Sauna Massage" and a stirring emotional connection with Jin Xing, a brilliant choreographer and China's first openly transsexual citizen. Ultimately, he discovers the answer to lifelong questions on a mountaintop in Tibet. Seth Faison, with a subtle understanding of Chinese culture, brings past and present events to life in a thought-provoking account of this mysterious nation and its people.


Author : M. G. Clarke
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-10-10
Page : 298
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1107696321
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Originally published in 1911, this book attempts to discover the amount of historical truth underlying the allusions to persons and events in Old English heroic poetry. Clarke investigates what certain allusions in poems such as Beowulf and Widsith can tell us of the Teutonic migrations to Britain between the fourth and sixth centuries. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Old English and Anglo-Saxon literature.


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Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1911
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Author : Maturin Murray Ballou
Publisher :
Release : 1895
Page : 335
Category : Sri Lanka
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Publisher :
Release : 1892
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Author : Sara de Jong
Rosalba Icaza
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-06
Page : 204
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1351128965
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Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning is a resource for teachers and learners seeking to participate in the creation of radical and liberating spaces in the academy and beyond. This edited volume is inspired by, and applies, decolonial and feminist thought – two fields with powerful traditions of critical pedagogy, which have shared productive exchange. The structure of this collection reflects the synergies between decolonial and feminist thought in its four parts, which offer reflections on the politics of knowledge; the challenging pathways of finding your voice; the constraints and possibilities of institutional contexts; and the relation between decolonial and feminist thought and established academic disciplines. To root this book in the political struggles that inspire it, and to maintain the close connection between political action and reflection in praxis, chapters are interspersed with manifestos formulated by activists from across the world, as further resources for learning and teaching. These essays definitively argue that the decolonization of universities, through the re-examination of how knowledge is produced and taught, is only strengthened when connected to feminist and critical queer and gender perspectives. Concurrently, they make the compelling case that gender and feminist teaching can be enhanced and developed when open to its own decolonization.


Author : Gail Logan
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2017-06-29
Page : 154
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1532026250
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A missing gem containing the secrets of the universe becomes a cause clbre when the nearest solar system powers intervene in planet Earths future. Included in the effort to obtain the ruby known as the Serpents Last Secret is Earths twenty-first-century time traveler John Pelletier; the giant mole Murdock (first minister of Mars); Earth physicist Prof. Whitfield; and the sorcerer Vorelis, who, with his two lovely daughters, presides over a fragment of the lost continent of Mu. Written with humor and wit, the novel comes to a stunning conclusion when the nearest solar system powers gather on Mars sixteen thousand years ago in a last ditch effort to save twenty-second-century planet Earth and their own worlds too.


Author : Will Kaufman
John Michael Francis
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2006
Page : 1165
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1851094210
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This comprehensive encyclopedia covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus. * More than 400 cross-referenced entries covering events and themes as diverse as the impact in Iberia of foodstuffs introduced from the New World, such as tomatoes and potatoes, and U.S. policy toward Spain and Portugal during the Cold War * An extensive bibliography listing sources ranging from archival letters to the most recent scholarship from the Americas, Spain, and Portugal


Author : Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy
Publisher :
Release : 1890
Page : 213
Category : English fiction
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Author : Jan Huygen van Linschoten
Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Release : 2004
Page : 126
Category : East Indies
ISBN 13 : 9788120619289
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Author : Robert Knox
Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Release : 2004
Page : 133
Category : Sri Lanka
ISBN 13 : 9788120619272
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Author : Delia Cortese
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2006-01-05
Page : 280
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0748626298
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This first full-length study of women and the Fatimids is a groundbreaking work investigating an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The authors have unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing their role in the history of one of the most fascinating Islamic dynasties, the only one to be named after a woman. At last some light is thrown on the erstwhile silent and shadowy figures of women under the Fatimids which gives them a presence in the history of women in medieval and pre-modern dynasties. Basing their research on a variety of sources from historical works to chronicles, official correspondence, documentary sources and archaeological findings, the authors have provided a richly informative analysis of the status and influence of women in this period. Their contribution is explored first within the context of Isma'ili and Fatimid genealogical history, and then within the courts in their roles as mothers, courtesans, wives and daughters, and as workers and servants. Throughout the book comparison is drawn with the status and roles of women in earlier, contemporary and subsequent Islamic as well as non-Islamic courts.


Author : Spence-Jones, Henry
Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Release : 2015-08-14
Page :
Category : History
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The Pulpit Commentary was first published between 1880 and 1919 and is a highly respected work written by conservative, trustworthy men. Containing over 22,000 pages and 95,000 entries, it is one of the largest and best-selling homiletic commentary sets of all time. It was directed by editors Joseph Exell and Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones and utilized more than 100 authors over a 30-year span. When reading this commentary, it is not difficult to see why it has remained a favorite amongst pastors for more than 100 years. There are three key elements which set this apart from its contemporaries, the first being that it gives an exposition, or verse-by-verse, annotation of each verse in the Bible. The second element is that it explores the framework of the text, the homiletics. Finally, it supplies the homilies with multiple model sermons from various authors. Also included is a translation as well as historical and geographical information. The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle declared, “This commentary bids fair to take a conspicuous place among the ever-multiplying aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. It will revive the great work of Lange, and will far exceed the Speaker's Commentary in the bulk and fullness of its material. The peculiarity of the Pulpit Commentary is that it offers special assistance to the preacher: first by giving him a critical and exegetical exposition of the text of Scripture, and then providing him with succinct and helpful directions as to the preachable aspects of the chapter and paragraph already explained." The print edition of this set typically retails for more than $1,000 making the current offered price a very good bargain. Due to its size, it has been broken up into nine separate volumes: Volume 1 Genesis to Joshua Volume 2 Judges to 2 Kings Volume 3 1 Chronicles to Job Volume 4 Psalms to Song of Songs Volume 5 Isaiah to Daniel Volume 6 Hosea to Malachi Volume 7 Matthew to John Volume 8 Act to Philippians Volume 9 Colossians to Revelation The footnotes have been placed in line with the text with each footnote number enclosed in red brackets (i.e.: []) and the text in green. There is also a linked table of contents at the beginning of each volume for ease of navigation. Key Features * Over 22,000 pages with more than 95,000 entries * One of the largest and exhaustive commentary sets of its kind * Contributions from over 100 authors * Expositions—with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of each verse of the Bible * Homiletics—with the framework or overall look of the text * Homilies—four to six sample sermons from various authors * Detailed information on Biblical customs * Historical and geographical information * Translations of key Hebrew and Greek words All 23 Volumes of the printed version are included in these nine volumes. 1. Genesis/Exodus 2. Leviticus/Numbers 3. Deuteronomy/Joshua/Judges 4. Ruth/1&2 Samuel 5. 1&2 Kings 6. 1&2 Chronicles 7. Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther/Job 8. Psalms 9. Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon 10. Isaiah 11. Jeremiah/Lamentations 12. Ezekiel 13. Daniel/Hosea/Joel 14. Amos - Malachi 15. Matthew 16. Mark/Luke 17. John 18. Acts/Romans 19. 1&2 Corinthians 20. Galatians - Colossians 21. 1&2 Thessalonians - James 22. 1&2 Peter - Revelation