This Culture of Ours

  • Auteur: Peter Bol
  • ISBN: 9780804765756
  • Date de sortie: 1994-08-01
  • Collection: Stanford University Press
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This book traces the shared culture of the Chinese elite from the seventh to the twelfth centuries. The early T'ang definition of 'This Culture of Ours' combined literary and scholarly traditions from the previous five centuries. The late Sung Neo-Confucian movement challenged that definition. The author argues that the Tang-Sung transition is best understood as a transition from a literary view of culture - in which literary accomplishment and mastery of traditional forms were regarded as essential - to the ethical orientation of Neo-Confucianism, in which the cultivation of one's innate moral ability was regarded as the goal of learning. The author shows that this transformation paralleled the collapse of the T'ang order and the restoration of a centralized empire under the Sung, underscoring the connection between elite formation and political institutions.

This Country of Ours

  • Auteur: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  • ISBN: 1613104499
  • Date de sortie: 2015-07-29
  • Collection: Library of Alexandria
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ÊH. E. MarshallÕs dedication to the preservation of American history is evident in the details of this text, which features over a hundred different stories divided into seven headings. Despite it being nearly a century old, ÒThis Country of OursÓ is just as readable as it was when originally published. ÊIt presents the facts about history and the lives of the men and women that are often lost in history books in this present day. There are Christian morals and Biblical truths discussed in the lives.

Ours to Hold it High

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  • Date de sortie: 1947
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Earth Is Ours

  • Auteur: Gary W. Babb
  • ISBN: 142592364X
  • Date de sortie: 2006-03-01
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
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"Earth is Ours." is a fresh and uniquely original story line that bridges many genres. It is a story of a symbiotic relationship between a self-aware female computer and an American Indian man dying of old age. This is a forced relationship dictated by mutual needs for survival in a world stripped of technology by aliens. The main characters begin the fight of their lives, but before they can fight the fierce aliens, Levi and Amy must fight for control of who they will be jointly. What begins as conflict of minds, develops into tolerance, then cooperation and finally love. This love of total oneness creates a unity of incredible power and strength that provides the means to fight the aliens. Female brains and male brawn unite to battle against incredible odds for the survival of the human race. The conflict of minds, action, adventure and suspense are all interlaced into a compelling and fast paced adventure. The characters are three dimensional with real emotions, not always perfect, but always interacting. The story is presented from differing viewpoints with the two main characters expressing some of the same events from both a male and female perspective. As they interface, the events are often seen from conflicting emotions and motivations; sometimes cynical and often humorous. It is the ultimate struggle of male versus female while combating monstrous aliens. As expected, this action story has a strong appeal to men, while the romance aspect compliments the story expanding the appeal to women. Additionally, one of the main characters is Amy, a particularly, brilliant and forceful female who demands attention from both sexes. Her male counterpart is very physical and masculine, representing everything Amy is not. Both characters and sexes are presented in a positive although conflicting way at times. These characters, and the story, are strong and their saga continues in its sequel "Target Earth."

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • Auteur: Harriet Sigerman
  • ISBN: 019511969X
  • Date de sortie: 2001-11-01
  • Collection: Oxford University Press
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A biography of one of the first leaders of the women's rights movement, whose work led to women's right to vote.


  • Auteur: Cole Swensen
  • ISBN: 9780520941564
  • Date de sortie: 2008-04-08
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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These poems are about gardens, particularly the seventeenth-century French baroque gardens designed by the father of the form, André Le Nôtre. While the poems focus on such examples as Versailles, which Le Nôtre created for Louis XIV, they also explore the garden as metaphor. Using the imagery of the garden, Cole Swensen considers everything from human society to the formal structure of poetry. She looks in particular at the concept of public versus private property, asking who actually owns a garden? A gentle irony accompanies the question because in French, the phrase "le nôtre" means "ours." Whereas all of Le Nôtre's gardens were designed and built for the aristocracy, today most are public parks. Swensen probes the two senses of "le nôtre" to discover where they intersect, overlap, or blur.

Paris Was Ours

  • Auteur: Penelope Rowlands
  • ISBN: 1616200367
  • Date de sortie: 2011-02-08
  • Collection: Algonquin Books
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Paris is “the world capital of memory and desire,” concludes one of the writers in this intimate and insightful collection of memoirs of the city. Living in Paris changed these writers forever. In thirty-two personal essays—more than half of which are here published for the first time—the writers describe how they were seduced by Paris and then began to see things differently. They came to write, to cook, to find love, to study, to raise children, to escape, or to live the way it’s done in French movies; they came from the United States, Canada, and England; from Iran, Iraq, and Cuba; and—a few—from other parts of France. And they stayed, not as tourists, but for a long time; some are still living there. They were outsiders who became insiders, who here share their observations and revelations. Some are well-known writers: Diane Johnson, David Sedaris, Judith Thurman, Joe Queenan, and Edmund White. Others may be lesser known but are no less passionate on the subject. Together, their reflections add up to an unusually perceptive and multifaceted portrait of a city that is entrancing, at times exasperating, but always fascinating. They remind us that Paris belongs to everyone it has touched, and to each in a different way.
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