I Am The Beggar Of The World

Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146688066X
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An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women Because my love's American, blisters blossom on my heart. Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet—a landay, an ancient oral and anonymous form created by and for mostly illiterate people: the more than 20 million Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. War, separation, homeland, love—these are the subjects of landays, which are brutal and spare, can be remixed like rap, and are powerful in that they make no attempts to be literary. From Facebook to drone strikes to the songs of the ancient caravans that first brought these poems to Afghanistan thousands of years ago, landays reflect contemporary Pashtun life and the impact of three decades of war. With the U.S. withdrawal in 2014 looming, these are the voices of protest most at risk of being lost when the Americans leave. After learning the story of a teenage girl who was forbidden to write poems and set herself on fire in protest, the poet Eliza Griswold and the photographer Seamus Murphy journeyed to Afghanistan to learn about these women and to collect their landays. The poems gathered in I Am the Beggar of the World express a collective rage, a lament, a filthy joke, a love of homeland, an aching longing, a call to arms, all of which belie any facile image of a Pashtun woman as nothing but a mute ghost beneath a blue burqa.

The Seven Beggars Other Kabbalistic Tales Of Rebbe Nachman Of Breslov

Author: Naḥman (of Bratslav)
Editor: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580232507
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For centuries, spiritual teachers have told stories to convey lessons about God and perceptions of the world around us. Hasidic master Rebbe Nachman of Breslov perfected this teaching method through his captivating and entertaining stories which are fast-moving, richly structured, and filled with penetrating insights. This collection presents Rebbe Nachman's beloved teachings, translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and accompanied by illuminating commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. With a preface by Rabbi Chaim Kramer, this important work brings authentic interpretations of Rebbe Nachman's stories to English-speaking readers, allowing them to see the rich heritage of Torah and Kabbalah that underlies each word of his teachings. (Previously published in hardcover by Breslov Research Institute as Rabbi Nachman's Stories [ISBN 0-930213-02-5].)

The Divine Luminous Wisdom

Author: M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Editor: The Fellowship Press
ISBN: 9780914390114
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Rural Capitalists In Asia

Author: Mario Rutten
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135789401
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This is a comparative study of small capitalists and rural industrialists in three Asian countries. Studies on the entrepreneurial class in South Asia tend to focus on the structural aspects of entrepreneurial behaviour, while studies on this class in Southeast Asia tend to focus on cultural aspects of their behaviour. In fact, this book points to striking similarities between Indian, overseas Chinese and Muslim businessmen in Asia, similarities usually hidden under variations in analytical approaches. Although this study emphasizes similarities within Asia, it does not support the view of a specific Asian business pattern different to the rise of non-Asian, especially European, entrepreneurs. The findings are of major interest not just within the fields of anthropology and entrepreneurship, but to all scholars working on South or Southeast Asia, who will find much of interest in the author's observations of variable research results between the two regions.

The Beggar In Sri Lanka

Author: Nandasēna Ratnapāla
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Handel S World

Author: Lavina Lee
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404207264
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Profiles the German composer best known for his oratorio "Messiah" and discusses his legacy and style.

The Century

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Life S A Dream The Great Theatre Of The World From The Span With An Essay On The Life Of The Author By R C Trench

Author: Pedro Calderón de la Barca
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A World Of Stories For Preachers And Teachers

Author: William J. Bausch
Editor: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9780896229198
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"...an indispensible resource for homilists"-- Cover back.

Between The Worlds

Author: Astrid Evelt
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3738685464
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Eine weitere Ansammlung wirrer Gedanken - alte wie neue... von Blogs, Grußkarten und Merkzetteln, etc. Vielleicht kann nicht jeder meine Gedanken nachvollziehen, aber das ist meine Welt und wenn auch nicht alles in der richtigen Form ist - entweder zu lang oder zu kurz und in starken Bildern - so ist es meine Art mich auszudrücken. Ich will niemanden zu nahe treten, lediglich meine Gedanken kreativ umsetzen. Die Werke sind in Englisch und in Deutsch verfasst.

Sport And Spectacle In The Ancient World

Author: Donald G. Kyle
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118613805
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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures

The World Of Enlightenment

Author: Bea Stimpson
Editor: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748736584
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Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, e, i.

The Beggar S Opera And Polly

Author: John Gay
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191645761
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'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The World

Author: Edward Moore
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The War Of The World

Author: Niall Ferguson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101615877
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.

Jew And Gentile In The Ancient World

Author: Louis H. Feldman
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691029276
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Relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Hellenistic-Roman period were marked by suspicion and hate, maintain most studies of that topic. But if such conjectures are true, asks Louis Feldman, how did Jews succeed in winning so many adherents, whether full-fledged proselytes or "sympathizers" who adopted one or more Jewish practices? Systematically evaluating attitudes toward Jews from the time of Alexander the Great to the fifth century A.D., Feldman finds that Judaism elicited strongly positive and not merely unfavorable responses from the non-Jewish population. Jews were a vigorous presence in the ancient world, and Judaism was strengthened substantially by the development of the Talmud. Although Jews in the Diaspora were deeply Hellenized, those who remained in Israel were able to resist the cultural inroads of Hellenism and even to initiate intellectual counterattacks. Feldman draws on a wide variety of material, from Philo, Josephus, and other Graeco-Jewish writers through the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha, the Church Councils, Church Fathers, and imperial decrees to Talmudic and Midrashic writings and inscriptions and papyri. What emerges is a rich description of a long era to which conceptions of Jewish history as uninterrupted weakness and suffering do not apply.

The World Of Saint Patrick

Author: Philip Freeman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199372608
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The legend of Saint Patrick is irresistibly captivating-he drove the snakes out of Ireland, battled the druids, and used the three-leaf Shamrock to convert the pagan Irish to belief in the Christian Trinity. Yet, as so often happens, these stories are mere myths that fold under closer scrutiny. Snakes never plagued the Irish countryside, and the Emerald Isle's most beloved saint wasn't even Irish but a Briton of the Roman nobility. Fortunately, the truth is even more fascinating. In The World of Saint Patrick, classical scholar Philip Freeman offers the definitive account of Saint Patrick's life through new and vibrant translations of the greatest works of early Christian Ireland. This story of great violence, brutality, and even greater faith begins with two letters Patrick wrote describing his kidnapping by pirates at age sixteen and subsequent slavery. Although his grandfather was a priest and his father a deacon, at the time of his kidnapping Patrick had rejected his childhood faith in favor of atheism. Yet in this deeply moving narrative, Patrick recounts how he regained his faith during his captivity, and how the voice of God guided him both in his escape from bondage and in his eventual return to Ireland as a missionary to the very people who had enslaved him. The World of Saint Patrick delves into colorful tales of Patrick's struggles with pagan kings, soaring hymns of praise, and a prayer of protection against forces of evil such as "the magic of women, blacksmiths, and druids." Freeman also examines the life of Saint Brigid, Ireland's first female saint, and the legendary voyage of Saint Brendan and his monks across the western ocean. Both general readers with an interest in Ireland's saints and scholars studying religion or medieval history will be unable to put down this captivating tale of Ireland's greatest saint and the remarkable times in which he lived.

Pilgrimage To The End Of The World

Author: Conrad Rudolph
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226731254
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Traveling two and a half months and one thousand miles along the ancient route through southern France and northern Spain, Conrad Rudolph made the passage to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important modern-day pilgrimage destinations for Westerners. In this chronicle of his travels to this captivating place, Rudolph melds the ancient and the contemporary, the spiritual and the physical, in a book that is at once travel guide, literary work, historical study, and memoir.

The Hell And The World

Author: Wang Yongli
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1612040837
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Chun, a four-year-old girl, witnesses the killings of all her family members on the evening of the Moon Festival, during the middle of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. She survives because her parents protect her with their own bodies. For the next four years, Chun and her two dogs live together in a hole, surviving on food the villagers offer up as a sacrifice for Buddha statues at a temple. After the Cultural Revolution ends, Chun is adopted by Peng's family. A former Red Guard, Peng was sentenced to death for several crimes, including having killed twenty-one family members. Peng's son, Xiaohu, leaves home with Peng's diary. Chun follows, to bring Xiaohu home. But she is captured and sold several times by human slavers. Chun suffers through all kinds of hardship and bitterness, until at last she is rescued. After receiving Peng's diary, which Xiaohu has sent her, Chun at last understands the reason why Peng and his followers became so cruel and lawless. This amazing novel plays out over the years 1966 to 1996 in the suburbs of Beijing, China. About the Author: Wang Yongli, a Chinese writer and journalist, experienced three years of starvation, the Cultural Revolution and the economic reform period. As a chief editor of China Central Television, he reported many big events and won national prizes. He has written many books, including two English novels, Resuming a Secular Life and Scented Apricot Flowers, published in the British Commonwealth of Nations.