Author: James H. Gore

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656153169

Category: Travel

Page: 32

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Excerpt from Holland as Seen by an American Everyone who wishes to see the highest rewards paid for industry, thrift and economy should Visit Holland. Not for a single day, but for a week or even longer; long enough to become inoculated with the spirit that has made its people famous in literature, science and art, as well as in the industrial world. The inhabitants of a country are what the external influences make them, and its geography is a preface to its history, as wellas a key to the understanding of the people's habits, genius and institutions. In no other land is this so clearly true as in the Hollow-land, and the tourist who wishes to bring home something more than memories of cities, monu ments and cathedrals - who wants to feel his soul made larger by coming close to influences that are character-building, should include in his itinerary this birthplace of religious freedom, public schools and civil government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Author: David Kennedy,Thomas Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495800015

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 7753

This detailed primary source reader focuses on political, diplomatic, and social history, presenting documents that include travel literature, religious sermons, newspaper articles, court testimony, and diary entries. An ideal companion for THE AMERICAN PAGEANT, the text can be used with any U.S. history survey text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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As Seen by His Contemparies

Author: Imam Muhammad ibn 'Isa at-Tirmidhi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887752930

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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In Islam, two sources are used to explain the religion and its laws: the Qur'an, a revered text, and the hadith, the sayings and activities of the Prophet Muhammad as reported by friends and followers during his lifetime. This skilled translation, which includes the Arabic of one of the key Islamic texts, long-awaited in English, presents a fascinating selection of hadith compiled by the ninth-century scholar at-Tirmidhi that humanizes the Prophet for modern audiences, presenting him through the eyes of contemporaries who comment not only on his spiritual demeanor and qualities but also on his physical appearance and mannerisms--including his hairdressing, his sitting posture, his sandals and turban, his armor, his favorite condiments, and his jests and laughter. Summary This new edition of the Sham¥'il translated by Muhtar Holland, published by Fons Vitae Press is a welcome addition to the classic works of the world's spiritual traditions. The work represents a continuation of a textual tradition reaching back over a thousand years. This translation provides us at the same time with a window opening onto the roots of the spiritual tradition of Islam itself, a tradition that perceived spirituality as a process of transformation in the individual that was integrally linked to one's adherence, both inwardly and outwardly, to the example of the Prophet Muhammad. This implied that the degree to which one was participating in the Prophetic model was the degree to which one was considered to be participating in Islamic spirituality itself. The present translation also provides meaningful material for responding to the urgent need to revisit and re-evaluate what Islamic spirituality actually entails. This is as important for Muslims today as it is for other faith traditions. Access to original texts serve this purpose better than any third person account or interpretative work. Finally, this work as a portrait of a prophet in all its intimacy and detail, compiled by a venerated master of the hadith tradition, is a timeless testimony to the aspirations of all those who would seek to follow the spiritual life. A Portrait of the Prophet as Seen by His Contemporaries offers to the specialist and general reader alike access to this treasure of prophetic lore that has enlivened the hearts and imaginations of Muslims throughout the world, from the first Islamic community until today. This works also offers anyone, seeking a deeper understanding of the human spirit, a lofty example - at once timeless and personal, of the potential of our individual human nature. The present translation would be a valuable addition to any university course dealing with Islamic spirituality, history, or literature, whether at the introductory or upper level. In a course dealing with the life and legacy of Muhammad I envisage it becoming a standard text. Many thanks to Muhtar Holland and Fons Vitae for the service they have rendered us all in the translation and publication of the Sham¥'il of al-TirmidhÏ and making this priceless text available to an entirely new audience. Kenneth Honerkamp, January 29, 2008
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As Seen by Europeans and Americans

Author: Rob Kroes,Michael P. Malone

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 445

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Author: G.H. Grosvenor

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876132640

Category: History

Page: 216

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Scenes from every land. Second series. A collection of 250 illustracions picturing the people, natural phenomena, and animal life in all parts of the world. With one map and bibliography of gazetteers, atlases, and books descriptive of foreign countries and natural history.
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Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803215450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

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"One of the few really helpful words I ever heard from an older writer," Willa Cather declared in 1922, "I had from Sarah Orne Jewett when she said to me: 'Of course, one day you will write about your own country. In the meantime, get all you can. One must know the world so well before one can know the parish.'" Although Cather's first novel about her own country, O Pioneers!, did not appear until 1913, the process of knowing the world and of mastering her craft, so far as it can be traced in her published writing, already had been going on for some twenty years. The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, is the fourth in a series collecting the work of these years of experiment and discovery. More specifically, it offers a representative collection of Cather's nonfiction writing for newspapers and periodicals during her first decade as a professional writer. Selected from 520 articles and columns, the text is divided into three parts corresponding to major developments in Cather's career?the period from 1893 to 1896 when she first began to write regularly for Lincoln newspapers; the years in Pittsburgh when she was working for the Home Monthly and the Leader and sending her famous "Passing Show" column back to Nebraska; and the period from the spring of 1900 to 1903, when she freelanced in Pittsburgh and Washington, taught in a Pittsburgh high school, and made her first trip abroad. The text has been edited with three main objectives: 1) to enable the reader to trace Cather's development as a writer; 2) to group the material so that the reader interested in a particular subject?the theatre, or music, or literature, for example?can readily locate pertinent selections; and 3) to provide a context sufficient to relate these pieces to Willa Cather's life and to the times, and to suggest some of their connections with the body of her work. Chronologies have been included for each of the three parts; and the Bibliography is the most complete yet available for the for the nonfiction writing up to 1903. Not the least remarkable feature of this collection is the range and variety of forms and subject matter?reviews (of books, plays, operas, concerts, art exhibits, lectures), feature stories, interviews, straight reportage, columns of miscellaneous comment, and travel letters. Seemingly, with no apparent effort Willa Cather could adjust her sights to any assignment and any audience. And if it is astonishing that she could write so much about so many matters at so many levels, it is perhaps even more astonishing that so much of it was so good. Undeniably, however, the chief interest to the general reader and the peculiar value to the scholar of these journalistic writings reside in their manifold and crucial connections with Cather's later work and in the unparalleled insights they afford into the process by which a gifted writer becomes a great artist.
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Author: Juan C. Abel,Thomas Harrison Cummings,Wilfred A. French,A. H. Beardsley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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Author: H.B. Jacobini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401187983

Category: Law

Page: 158

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One of the most unfortunate facts about the relationship of the United States with Latin America is that only in recent years has there been any appreciable amount of intellectual interchange with reference to law. This, of course, is an example of the relative lack of cultural exchange between these peoples. Only in very recent years has the North American interest in Latin America been in any sense general and active. While there are a few recent volumes which discuss various aspects of Latin American law in a fashion calculated to interest the North American lawyer and academician, the Latin American contributions to and attitudes toward international law are virtually unknown in the United States except in very restricted quarters. For this reason it was thought that a survey such as the one presented here would contribute not only to a better under standing of Latin American juristic thought as pertaining to international law, but also to a better comprehension of legal theory in general, and of Latin American culture as a whole. The phase of the philosophy of international law which, with reference to the regional application here studied, has been the major interest in this work, i.e., whether writers rely more on naturalism or positivism as the philosophical foundation of the law of nations, is, like the matter of Latin American law itself, a subject which has been neglected by North American scholars.
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New-Style, Down-Home Recipes from Sweet West Oakland

Author: Tanya Holland

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452130639

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 9935

Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco. The restaurant is a friendly beacon on a tree-lined parkway, nestled low and snug next to a scrap-metal yard in this Bay Area rust belt. Out front, customers congregate on long benches and sprawl in the grass, soaking up the sunshine, sipping at steaming mugs of Oakland-roasted coffee, waiting to snag one of the tables they glimpse through the swinging doors. Deals are done, friends are made; this is a community in action. In short order, they'll get their table, their pecan-studded sticky buns, their meaty hash topped with a quivering poached egg. Later in the day, the line grows, and the orders for chef-owner Tanya Holland's famous chicken and waffles or oyster po'boy fly. This is when satisfaction arrives. Brown Sugar Kitchen, the cookbook, stars 86 recipes for re-creating the restaurant's favorites at home, from a thick Shrimp Gumbo to celebrated Macaroni & Cheese to a show-stopping Caramel Layer Cake with Brown Butter–Caramel Frosting. And these aren't all stick-to-your-ribs recipes: Tanya's interpretations of soul food star locally grown, seasonal produce, too, in crisp, creative salads such as Romaine with Spring Vegetables & Cucumber-Buttermilk Dressing and Summer Squash Succotash. Soul-food classics get a modern spin in the case of B-Side BBQ Braised Smoked Tofu with Roasted Eggplant and a side of Roasted Green Beans with Sesame-Seed Dressing. Straight-forward, unfussy but inspired, these are recipes you'll turn to again and again. Rich visual storytelling reveals the food and the people that made and make West Oakland what it is today. Brown Sugar Kitchen truly captures the sense—and flavor—of this richly textured and delicious place.
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Global Histories

Author: Paul Gootenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134600704

Category: History

Page: 240

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Cocaine examines the rise and fall of this notorious substance from its legitimate use by scientists and medics in the nineteenth century to the international prohibitionist regimes and drug gangs of today. Themes explored include: * Amsterdam's complex cocaine culture * the manufacture, sale and control of cocaine in the United States * Japan and the Southeast Asian cocaine industry * export of cocaine prohibitions to Peru * sex, drugs and race in early modern London Cocaine unveils new primary sources and covert social, cultural and political transformations to shed light on cocaine's hidden history.
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Containing a Complete History of the World's Columbian Exposition...

Author: Henry Davenport Northrop

Publisher: N.A


Category: World's Columbian Exposition

Page: 720

View: 7616

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The Unknown Dutch Period in American Art & Culture

Author: Annette Stott

Publisher: Overlook Books


Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 3981

Examines the period in American history--1880 to 1920--when Americans were influenced by Dutch culture, believing that American characteristics originated in the Netherlands
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As Seen by the Victims

Author: Vidyajyoti Education & Welfare Society (Delhi, India),I. S. P. C. K. (Organization)

Publisher: Indian Society of Promoting

ISBN: 9788172144807

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 1132

This Volume Looks At Globalization From Various Aspects And Perspectives Economic, Cultural, Religions, Social And Psychological.
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