Guida Delle Fonti Per La Storia Dell Africa Del Nord Asia E Oceania Nell Archivio Segreto Vaticano

Autore: Francesca Di Giovanni
Editore: Archivio Segreto Vaticano
ISBN: 9788885042445
Grandezza: 31,94 MB
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Handbook Of Christianity In China

Autore: Nicolas Standaert
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004114300
Grandezza: 60,21 MB
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The second volume on Christianity in China covers the period from 1800 to the present day, dealing with the complexities of both Catholic and Protestant aspects.

The Book Of Legendary Lands

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 9780857052964
Grandezza: 61,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3715
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In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.

Mughals And Franks

Autore: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Grandezza: 42,19 MB
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Collection of essays previously published; based on various conference presentations.

The Mass Explained To Children

Autore: Maria Montessori
Editore:
ISBN: 9781621381198
Grandezza: 26,50 MB
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The Mass Explained to Children presents the beauty, depth, and simplicity of the traditional Latin Mass, helping to make it easily understandable for any and every child. With acute sensitivity to the purity and clarity of a child's mind and soul, Maria Montessori wisely instructs in how to prepare for Mass, explains how the altar is set up, and clarifies the meaning and use of the sacred vessels and other elements used during Mass. She describes also the role of the priest, the use and symbolism of vestments, and much more. Then she proceeds--in refreshingly straightforward language, and with abundant illustrations--to follow the order of the Mass as it slowly unfolds in word and gesture. This is a sure guide to the beauties of the traditional Mass for children of all ages, and at the same time a wonderful primer for adults who want to deepen their understanding of the Mass of the Ages.

Fatal Misconception

Autore: Matthew James Connelly
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674029835
Grandezza: 65,72 MB
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Listen to a short interview with Matthew Connelly Host: Chris Gondek - Producer: Heron & Crane "Fatal Misconception" is the disturbing story of our quest to remake humanity by policing national borders and breeding better people. As the population of the world doubled once, and then again, well-meaning people concluded that only population control could preserve the "quality of life." This movement eventually spanned the globe and carried out a series of astonishing experiments, from banning Asian immigration to paying poor people to be sterilized. Supported by affluent countries, foundations, and non-governmental organizations, the population control movement experimented with ways to limit population growth. But it had to contend with the Catholic Church's ban on contraception and nationalist leaders who warned of "race suicide." The ensuing struggle caused untold suffering for those caught in the middle--particularly women and children. It culminated in the horrors of sterilization camps in India and the one-child policy in China. Matthew Connelly offers the first global history of a movement that changed how people regard their children and ultimately the face of humankind. It was the most ambitious social engineering project of the twentieth century, one that continues to alarm the global community. Though promoted as a way to lift people out of poverty--perhaps even to save the earth--family planning became a means to plan other people's families. With its transnational scope and exhaustive research into such archives as Planned Parenthood and the newly opened Vatican Secret Archives, Connelly's withering critique uncovers the cost inflicted by a humanitarian movement gone terribly awry and urges renewed commitment to the reproductive rights of all people.

Inventing The Enemy

Autore: Umberto Eco
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547577605
Grandezza: 42,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4878
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“Underscores the writer’s profound erudition, lively wit, and passion for ideas of all shapes and sizes . . . Eco’s pleasure in such explorations is obvious and contagious.” — Booklist Inventing the Enemy covers a wide range of topics on which Eco has written and lectured over the past ten years: from a disquisition on the theme that runs through his recent novel The Prague Cemetery — every country needs an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, must invent it — to a discussion of ideas that have inspired his earlier novels (and in the process he takes us on an exploration of lost islands, mythical realms, and the medieval world); from indignant reviews of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist journalists of the 1920s and 1930s, to an examination of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions about the soul of an unborn child, to censorship and violence and WikiLeaks. These are essays full of passion, curiosity, and obsession by one of the world’s most esteemed scholars and critically acclaimed, best-selling novelists. “True wit and wisdom coexist with fierce scholarship inside Umberto Eco, a writer who actually knows a thing or two about being truly human.” — Buffalo News "Thought provoking . . . nuanced . . . the collection amply shows off Eco's sophisticated, agile mind." — Publishers Weekly

The Formation Of Man

Autore: Maria Montessori
Editore:
ISBN: 9781851090976
Grandezza: 38,51 MB
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Vista: 9376
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Home Is The Sailor

Autore: Jorge Amado
Editore: Harvill Press
ISBN: 9781846559754
Grandezza: 11,40 MB
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The sleepy Brazilian beach resort of Periperi needs a hero. As if in answer to their calll, Captain Vasco Moscosco de Aragao (newly retired) arrives and soon has the townspeople enthralled with his tales of ocean-going daring and romance. Only his rival, Chico Pacheco, delves into the captain's past and discovers that he has never in his life sailed beyond the harbour bar. But just as Vasco is about to be unmaksked the Ita limps into port with her flag at half mast and her captain dead at the wheel. Pressed into service, Vasco goes to meet his destiny and so begins an adventure in love and seamanship that surpasses even his wildest fantasies.

Free Spirit

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898865738
Grandezza: 56,25 MB
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Known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers, Reinhold Messner was the first person to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks, many of them solo. In this definitive work, he recalls his early climbs in the Alps, expeditions to the Himalaya, the first solo ascents, a trek across Antarctica, and numerous other adventures. 70 photos.