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Author : Frank Salomon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-01-02
Page : 236
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1351711725
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In high-Andean Peru, Rapaz village maintains a temple to mountain beings who command water and weather. By examining the ritual practices and belief systems of an Andean community, this book provides students with rich understandings of unfamiliar religious experiences and delivers theories of religion from the realm of abstraction. From core field encounters, each chapter guides readers outward in a different theoretical direction, successively exploring the main paths in the anthropology of religion. As well as addressing classical approaches in the anthropology of religion to rural modernity, Salomon engages with newer currents such as cognitive-evolution models, power-oriented critiques, the ontological reworking of relativism, and the "new materialism" in the context of a deep-rooted Andean ethos. He reflects on central questions such as: Why does sacred ritualism seem almost universal? Is it seated in social power, human psychology, symbolic meanings, or cultural logics? Are varied theories compatible? Is "religion" still a tenable category in the post-colonial world? At the Mountains’ Altar is a valuable resource for students taking courses on the anthropology of religion, Andean cultures, Latin American ethnography, religious studies, and indigenous peoples of the Americas.


Author : Que Mai Phan Nguyen
Publisher : Algonquin Books
Release : 2020-03-17
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1643750496
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The International Bestseller A New York Times Editors’ Choice SelectionA Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Awards Fellowship "[An] absorbing, stirring novel . . . that, in more than one sense, remedies history." —The New York Times Book Review “A triumph, a novelistic rendition of one of the most difficult times in Vietnamese history . . . Vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting.” —VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore apart not just her beloved country, but also her family. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. The Mountains Sing is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s first novel in English.


Author : George Ripley
Charles Anderson Dana
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Release : 1858
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Author : George Ripley
Charles Anderson Dana
Publisher :
Release : 1869
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Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Author : Donna Alward
Liz Fielding
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2014-12-16
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0373601131
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"Hired by the cowboy: Alexis Grayson can look after herself--even if she's alone and pregnant. But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. Since he needs a temporary wife, Alexis decides she can help him. A short-term marriage will solve their difficulties...until this wife-for-hire wants a marriage for real!"--Page 4 of cover.


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Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
Release : 1999
Page : 224
Category : History
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Release : 1776
Page : 1202
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Author : H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2016-06-16
Page : 100
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1365199568
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Initially rejected by Lovecraft's publisher, 'At The Mountains of Madness' is now considered a classic of the horror genre. The disturbing, nightmarish story of a journey through Antarctica and a discovery of secrets hidden in a frozen mountain range has influenced writers and film-makers for decades.


Author : Frederick Hubbard
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-08
Page : 408
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1452064377
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This book is a transcription of a recently discovered manuscript of a Grand Tour taken by an American engineer, Frederick Hubbard, In the years 1855 through 1857. In Part I (this volume), he begins in England, then travels to Madeira, Gibraltar, Spain, Sicily, Italy, France Belgium, Switzerland, and Malta. The trip to Italy includes an ascent of Vesuvius and a visit to Pompeii And The environs of Naples. The ascent of Mount Etna to witness the glorious sunrise is the zenith of his trip to Sicily. Within this work, The American engineer recorded his opinions concerning the art, religion, architecture, and social behaviour of the various cultures he encountered. The commentary on art and architecture will be found to be quite unorthodox by many. His views predate the popular writings of John Ruskin, who drew attention To The early Renaissance. He eschews the artistic instructions of guide-books. The generous annotation should be an aid To The initiate and an amusement To The adept of the travel-essay genre. Contemporary commercial engravings tipped into the manuscript and sketches by the author illustrate the work. An additional section of selected albumin prints of Rome and Naples has been included.


Author : John Collingwood Bruce
Publisher :
Release : 1853
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Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-09-17
Page : 272
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345806557
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In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Originally published in 1953, Baldwin said of his first novel, "Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." “With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details ... [a] feverish story.” —The New York Times


Author : John Collingwood BRUCE
Publisher :
Release : 1867
Page : 466
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Release : 1839
Page : 216
Category : France
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Author : Dean Eddy Winchester
Publisher :
Release : 1923
Page : 204
Category : Oil-shales
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Author : Fausto O. Sarmiento
Larry M. Frolich
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2020-05-29
Page : 448
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 178643010X
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With contributions from top geographers, this Companion frames sustainability as exemplar of transdisciplinary science (critical geography) while improving future scenarios, debating perspectives between rich North/poor South, modern urban/backwards rural, and everything in between. The Companion has five sections that carry the reader from foundational considerations to integrative trends, to resources use and accommodation, to examples highlighting non-traditional pathways, to a postscript about cooperation of the industrialized Earth and a prognosis of the road ahead for the new geographies of sustainability.


Author : Anna Eliza Bray
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Release : 1841
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Release : 1825
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Category : American periodicals
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Author : Bud Gilham
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2008-07
Page : 328
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1434374130
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"Blue Ice" is not an attempt to be catchy or complicated. These are just words that give away emotion and substance to the expressions that fall all around "thin ice". They are just words that apply to what I write about most - relationships of the intimate kind - often those not considerate of our welfare or worth. I have wrestled an almost innate need to rescue and fix people, obeying false commandments and paying penance to procure my own good, and believe I deserve it. What makes it too daring to save ourselves before extending an arm through shards of blue ice, clutching a hand held offering... still beating? I do not want you to think this is a dark book shrilling prophetic doom in contorted faces. It is about rising up on the power of our own self-worth. It is about being anchored by the shouts from lamp lit watch towers, old draw bridges, and warmed stick built shacks - everywhere. If there is obscurity in my poems and stories, it's so you may see yourself in a few words, a phrase or sentence, and chisel or sculpt what you need to find in one spring fed pocket of air that you are not alone. ... it is in the wrestling with cold swirling waters that we find our bliss, sustain it breath by breath, and round by round. Am I on thin ice? Maybe, but I can see blue a safe distance away. Just words...


Author : Arthur Bernard Cook
Publisher : CUP Archive
Release : 1914
Page : 551
Category : Mythology, Greek
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Detailing the mythology behind the Greek god Zeus, this volume also includes information about the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.?Sculpted in 432 BC by Greek artist Phidias, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia is one of the most recognized Ancient Wonders. Nearly 40 feet (12 meters) tall, the statue occupied half of the width of the temple where it sat. Ancient Greek geographer Strabo once noted in the first century BC that "if Zeus were to stand up, he would unroof the temple."?Made of ivory and gold-plated bronze, the statue sat in an intricate throne of cedar inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony and precious gems. In Zeus??right hand, he held a small statue of the goddess of victory, Nike. In his left hand, there was a scepter with an eagle perched on top.?It is believed that the Roman Emperor Caligula was the cause of the statue?s destruction. According to Roman historian Suetonius, Caligula gave orders that statues of gods that were especially famous, including that of Zeus at Olympia, were to be brought from Greece in order to have their heads removed and a marble head of Caligula put in their place. According to legend, just as workers were moving stones to disassemble the Statue of Zeus, there was a loud moment of laughter, followed by the collapsing of scaffolding and the structure, killing some workers and leaving others to flee for their lives.?Until recently, historians and archaeologists debated the time period in which the statue was built. The recent discovery of Phidias??workshop in the 1950s confirms that the temple was completed around the third quarter of the fifth century BC. Today, archaeologists continue to study the techniques Phidias used to construct the temple and the statue, and admirers of Ancient Greece admire the statue?s place on the Ancient Wonders list.


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Release : 1819
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