The Chankas And The Priest

Autore: Sabine Hyland
Editore: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271077611
Grandezza: 68,32 MB
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How does society deal with a serial killer in its midst? What if the murderer is a Catholic priest living among native villagers in colonial Peru? In The Chankas and the Priest, Sabine Hyland chronicles the horrifying story of Father Juan Bautista de Albadán, a Spanish priest to the Chanka people of Pampachiri in Peru from 1601 to 1611. During his reign of terror over his Andean parish, Albadán was guilty of murder, sexual abuse, sadistic torture, and theft from his parishioners, amassing a personal fortune at their expense. For ten years, he escaped punishment for these crimes by deceiving and outwitting his superiors in the colonial government and church administration. Drawing on a remarkable collection of documents found in archives in the Americas and Europe, including a rare cache of Albadán’s candid family letters, Hyland reveals what life was like for the Chankas under this corrupt and brutal priest, and how his actions sparked the instability that would characterize Chanka political and social history for the next 123 years. Through this tale, she vividly portrays the colonial church and state of Peru, as well as the history of Chanka ethnicity, the nature of Spanish colonialism, and the changing nature of Chanka politics and kinship from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.

The Constitutionalization Of European Budgetary Constraints

Autore: Maurice Adams
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782254196
Grandezza: 44,93 MB
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The recently enacted Treaty on the Stability, Coordination and Governance of the Economic and Monetary Union (generally referred to as the Fiscal Compact) has introduced a 'golden rule', which is a detailed obligation that government budgets be balanced. Moreover, it required the 25 members of the EU which signed the Treaty in March 2012, to incorporate this 'golden rule' within their national Constitutions. This requirement represents a major and unprecedented development, raising formidable challenges to the nature and legitimacy of national Constitutions as well as to the future of the European integration project. This book analyses the new constitutional architecture of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), examines in a comparative perspective the constitutionalization of budgetary rules in the legal systems of the Member States, and discusses the implications of these constitutional changes for the future of democracy and integration in the EU. By combining insights from law and economics, comparative institutional analysis and legal theory, the book offers a comprehensive survey of the constitutional incorporation of new fiscal and budgetary rules across Europe and a systematic normative discussion of the legitimacy issues at play. It thus contributes to a better understanding of the Euro-crisis, of the future of the EU, and the reforms needed towards a deeper and genuine EMU.

Son Of The White Wolf

Autore: Robert E. Howard
Editore: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473397839
Grandezza: 63,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5282
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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1936 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Son of the White Wolf' is a story in the El Borak series about a Texan gunman in early 20th Century Afghanistan. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Bioengineering Fundamentals

Autore: Ann Saterbak
Editore: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134637433
Grandezza: 14,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8934
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For sophomore-level courses in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, and related fields. A unifying, interdisciplinary approach to the fundamentals of bioengineering Now in its 2nd Edition, Bioengineering Fundamentals combines engineering principles with technical rigor and a problem-solving focus, ultimately taking a unifying, interdisciplinary approach to the conservation laws that form the foundation of bioengineering: mass, energy, charge, and momentum. The text emphasizes fundamental concepts, practical skill development, and problem-solving strategies while incorporating a wide array of examples and case studies. This 2nd Edition has been updated and expanded with new and clarified content, plus new homework and example problems.

The Goddess Queen

Autore: Aimée Carter
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488080828
Grandezza: 16,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 6760
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Don’t miss this companion novella to the enthralling Goddess Test series, perfect for fans of the Covenant, Starcrossed and Mortal Instruments series! Originally published in 2012 as part of The Goddess Legacy anthology. For millennia, we’ve caught only glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls back the curtain on how they became the powerful, petty, loving and dangerous immortals that Kate Winters knows. In The Goddess Queen, Calliope, a.k.a. Hera, represented constancy, and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness. Don’t miss this novella of love, loss and longing…and see how Calliope becomes the villain she is thought to be. Or…is she? This story can be read at any time, but was originally published after Goddess Interrupted and before The Goddess Inheritance. Don’t miss any of the epic and exhilarating action in the GODDESS TEST series by Aimée Carter! The following is the complete Goddess Test series of three full-length novels and six companion novellas, in ideal reading order: The Goddess Test The Goddess Hunt (Novella) Goddess Interrupted The Goddess Queen (Novella) The Lovestruck Goddess (Novella) Goddess of the Underworld (Novella) God of Thieves (Novella) God of Darkness(Novella) The Goddess Inheritance “A fresh take on the Greek myths adds sparkle to this romantic fable.” —Cassandra Clare on The Goddess Test

Existential Semiotics

Autore: Eero Tarasti
Editore:
ISBN: 9780253337221
Grandezza: 22,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6018
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His theoretical ideas are illustrated with examples from high culture - painting, music, and literature - as well as from contemporary media and popular culture, including landscapes, gastronomy, novels, Walt Disney films, and post-colonial practices. Signs are examined in their interdisciplinary as well as their intertextual connections in this thoughtful collection of essays."--Jacket.

Earth Sound Earth Signal

Autore: Douglas Kahn
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520257804
Grandezza: 19,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 795
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Earth Sound Earth Signal is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts, from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. Grounded in the Aeolian sphere music that Henry David Thoreau heard blowing in telegraph lines and in the Aelectrosonic sounds of natural radio that Thomas Watson heard in telephone lines, the book moves through the histories of science, media, music, and the arts to the 1960s, when the composer Alvin Lucier worked with the ""natural electromagnetic sounds"" present from ""brainwaves to outer.

Reading The Bible With The Damned

Autore: Bob Ekblad
Editore: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664235291
Grandezza: 12,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1531
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Worldbinder

Autore: David Farland
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074812084X
Grandezza: 41,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7609
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Fallion and Jaz, sons of the Earth King Garborn, have returned from their long exile. Yet they have arrived under cover of darkess, fugitives in their own kingdom. There seems little left to save, but Fallion's heritage has given him a powerful calling to heal not just this land, but all lands - if he can master the flameweaver's talent that threatens to consume him. But he has an ancient enemy, skilled in the ways of evil, and she initiated the catastrophe that doomed the worlds of men. Many ages ago, a perfect world was split into fragments, and each fragment was but a distorted image of this golden age. If Fallion could but unite all these splinters, he could recreate the One True World of Legend, and heal the sickness in the realm. But his adversary wants the One World for her own ends, and an army of darkness is on her side.

Php Phrasebook

Autore: Christian Wenz
Editore: Sams
ISBN: 9780672328176
Grandezza: 38,29 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1937
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A pocket guide jam-packed with immediately useful and essential code 'phrases' for the PHP developer's everyday use.