Download e-book for kindle: Acre. The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian City, 1730-1831 by Thomas Philipp

By Thomas Philipp

Thomas Philipp's examine of Acre combines the main large use so far of neighborhood Arabic resources with advertisement files in Europe to make clear a sector and tool middle many establish because the starting of recent Palestinian heritage. The 3rd greatest urban in eighteenth-century Syria—after Aleppo and Damascus—Acre was once the capital of a politically and economically particular zone at the Mediterranean coast that integrated what's this present day northern Israel and southern Lebanon. within the eighteenth century, Acre grew dramatically from a small fishing village to a fortified urban of a few 25,000 population. funds plants (first cotton, then grain) made Acre the heart of alternate and political energy and associated it inextricably to the area economic system. Acre used to be markedly diversified from different towns within the zone: its city society consisted virtually completely of immigrants looking their fortune.

The upward thrust and fall of Acre within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, Thomas Philipp argues,...

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Download e-book for iPad: Drawn and Quartered by E. M. Cioran, Richard Howard, Eugene Thacker

By E. M. Cioran, Richard Howard, Eugene Thacker

ISBN-10: 1611456967

ISBN-13: 9781611456967

In this number of aphorisms and brief essays, E.M. Cioran units concerning the job of peeling off the layers of fake realities with which society mask the reality. For him, actual wish lies during this job, and therefore, whereas he perceives the area darkly, he refuses to offer in to depression. He hits upon this final fact via constructing his idea of human historical past and occasions as "a procession of delusions," amazing out on the so-called "Fallacies of Hope." by means of studying the connection among fact and motion and among absolutes, unknowables, and frauds, Cioran comes out, for as soon as, in desire of being.

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New PDF release: Mitigating Climate Change: The Emerging Face of Modern

By Dana Coble (auth.), Anshuman Khare, Terry Beckman (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3642370292

ISBN-13: 9783642370298

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ISBN-13: 9783642370304

With ever expanding traits in city intake and creation practices, a choice for motion to mitigate weather swap is frequently obvious so as to foster sustainable improvement. significant cognizance is now being paid to figure out what city sustainability would come with. this day there's a urgent have to expand our wisdom and practice new recommendations and frameworks to improvement of contemporary towns. development at the foregoing, this publication makes an attempt to compile and speak about ideas, instruments, frameworks and most sensible practices to deal with the rising demanding situations confronted by way of towns at the present time. The ebook can be of use to coverage makers, urban planners, practitioners and lecturers who're beginning to undertaking what sleek towns would have to do when it comes to power potency, mobility, making plans and layout of habitat and infrastructure and adapting to weather change.

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Download e-book for kindle: Modern accomplishments : or, the march of intellect by Catherine Sinclair

By Catherine Sinclair

Excerpt from smooth Accomplishments, or the March of Intellect

An endeavour has additionally been made to demonstrate the pernicious results of an undue prominence in edu cation given to decorative above worthy acquirements, whilst either, proportionably to their relative value, may be mixed within the similar approach. Even within the current lifestyles, all of the glitter of magnificent accomplishments can be yet a terrible repayment for the distress of in poor health regulated emotions, and of lack of ability for psychological workout. to supply assets of continuous happiness inside of, is incomparably extra vital than to derive a temporary and coffee gratification from fascinating exterior ap plause.

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Read e-book online Modern Concepts in Gastroenterology PDF

By C. J. de Gara, D. B. Jones, R. H. Hunt (auth.), Alan B. R. Thomson M.D., L. R. DaCosta M.D., William C. Watson M.D. (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9781461290025

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A fantastic staff of cutting-edge researcher/clinicians who recognize their fields, have contributed to the development of information, and are capable of pass judgement on what's actually vital have right here pooled their recommendations in a chain of chapters at the slicing edges of gastroenterology. 4 attributes render this quantity more suitable to different update-oriented guides. the 1st awesome function, that's instantly obtrusive upon scanning the desk of contents, is the resourceful collection of topics, starting from trav­ eler's diarrhea and sexually transmitted GI infections via TPN and interventional endoscopy to geriatrics and iatrogenic sickness. A moment notable function of this quantity is its good fortune in balanc­ ing simple pathophysiology with sensible concerns of medical guy­ agement. this is often completed within the discussions of such various subject matters as acid-peptic ailments, infectious and different diarrheal syndromes, and hep­ atitis immunization. during the booklet we're led easily from uncomplicated technological know-how rules to precise suggestions for prognosis and treatment. This sensible emphasis looks time and again and infrequently professional­ duces a pleasant shock, akin to a bankruptcy on radiology that isn't tech­ nology-based yet in its place problem-oriented.

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Maurice Nicoll's Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and PDF

By Maurice Nicoll

ISBN-10: 087728900X

ISBN-13: 9780877289005

The mental Commentaries at the educating of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky by means of Maurice Nicoll are the easiest, so much intensive and simplest to appreciate books as regards to Gurdjieff's and Ouspensky's teachings. everybody drawn to Gurdjieff's and Ouspensky's teachings may still learn all 5 volumes. despite what religious course somebody is on, the mental commentaries could be a substantial aid simply because they aspect on a day by day foundation the hindrances the fake character creates and the way to beat and take away these stumbling blocks. only a few books have ever been written that cross into nice aspect exposing the methods the imaginary I makes use of to avoid humans from succeeding of their non secular targets. The mental commentaries do exactly that. The mental Commentaries is the vintage paintings at the basic rules of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, expounded by means of certainly one of their most advantageous scholars. The Commentaries, all in favour of the fast strategies of using definite ideas in way of life, have end up recognized and enjoyed by way of whole generations of individuals attracted to the continuing evolution of mental transformation. one of many top British psychologists of his time, Maurice Nicoll was once a pupil of Jung, Gurdjieff, and Ouspensky. on the latter's request, he dedicated the final two decades of his existence to passing at the rules he had got from his lecturers. This devotion culminated within the 5 volumes of the mental Commentaries at the educating of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky. The ISBN's are: quantity One 978-0-9829651-5-3. quantity 978-0-9829651-6-0. quantity 3 978-0-9829651-7-7. quantity 4 978-0-9829651-8-4. quantity 5 978-0-9829651-9-1.

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Download PDF by Taigen Dan Leighton (Author), Joan Halifax Roshi (Foreword): Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and

By Taigen Dan Leighton (Author), Joan Halifax Roshi (Foreword)

ISBN-10: 1614290148

ISBN-13: 9781614290148

Faces of Compassion introduces us to enlightened beings, the bodhisattvas of Buddhist lore. they don't seem to be otherworldly gods with superhuman traits yet shining examples of our personal optimum strength. Archetypes of knowledge and compassion, the bodhisattvas of Buddhism are strong and compelling pictures of awakening. pupil and Zen instructor Taigen Dan Leighton engagingly explores the imagery and lore of the seven most crucial of those archetypal figures, bringing them alive as mental and non secular wellsprings.

Emphasizing the universality of religious rules, Leighton reveals points of bodhisattvas expressed in numerous commonly used sleek personages - from Muhammad Ali to Mahatma Gandhi, from Bob Dylan to Henry Thoreau, and from Gertrude Stein to mom Teresa. This variation features a revised and multiplied creation that frames the ebook as a intriguing and broad-scoped view of Mahayana Buddhism. it really is up to date all through to make it of extra use to students and an ideal significant other to survey classes of worldwide religions or a 200-level path on Buddhism.

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