Kamehameha

The Rise of a King

Author: David Eyre

Publisher: Kamehameha Schools Press

ISBN: 9780873363228

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8950

"A work of historical fiction based on Hawaiian sources and years of research. The stories shed new light on Kamehameha's upbringing and his lifelong quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands"--Jacket.

Jesus and the Rise of Nationalism

A New Quest for the Nineteenth Century Historical Jesus

Author: Halvor Moxnes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848850808

Category: History

Page: 270

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The great German theologian Albert Schweitzer famously drew a line under 19th century historical Jesus research by showing that at the bottom of the well lay not the face of Joseph's son, but rather the features of all the New Testament scholars who had tried to reveal his elusive essence. In his thoughtful and provocative new book, Halvor Moxnes takes Schweitzer's observation much further: the doomed "quest for the historical Jesus" was determined not only by the different personalities of the seekers who undertook it, but also by the social, cultural, and political agendas of the countries from which their presentations emerged. Thus, Friedrich Schleiermacher's Jesus was a teacher, corresponding with the role German teachers played in Germany's movement for democratic socialism. Ernst Renan's Jesus was by contrast an attempt to represent the "positive Orient" as a precursor to the civilized self of his own French society. Scottish theologian G A Smith demonstrated in his manly portrayal of Jesus a distinctively British liberalism and Victorian moralism. Moxnes argues that one cannot understand any "life of Jesus" apart from nationalism and national identity: and that what is needed in modern biblical studies is an awareness of all the presuppositions that underlie presentations of Jesus, whether in terms of power, gender, sex, and class. Only then, he says, can we start to look at Jesus in a way that does him justice.

Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain

Author: Dr Irene Morra

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489884

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

View: 4095

This book is the first to examine in depth the contributions of major British authors such as W. H. Auden and E. M. Forster, as critics and librettists, to the rise of British opera in the twentieth century. The perceived literary values of British authors, as much as the musical innovations of British composers, informed the aesthetic development of British opera. Indeed, British opera emerged as a simultaneously literary and musical project. Too often, operatic adaptations are compared superficially to their original sources. This is a particular problem for British opera, which has become increasingly defined artistically by the literary sophistication of its narrative sources. The resulting collaborations between literary figures and composers have crucial implications for the development of both opera and literature. Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain reveals the importance of this literary involvement in operatic adaptation to literature and literary studies, to music and musicology, and to cultural and theoretical studies.

The Rise of Western Christendom

Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118338847

Category: History

Page: 712

View: 3129

This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative texton Christianity’s first thousand years of history features anew preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography.The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom,Brown’s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous riseof an institution that came to wield enormous religious and secularpower. • Clear and vivid history of Christianity’srise and its pivotal role in the making of Europe • Written by the celebrated Princeton scholar whooriginated of the field of study known as ‘lateantiquity’ • Includes a fully updated bibliography and index

The Rise of Christian Beliefs

The Thought World of Early Christians

Author: Heikki Räisänen

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451409532

Category: Religion

Page: 479

View: 3686

Heikki Risnen offers a historical survey of the roots and first growth of the thoughts, values, and practices of the early Christians and explains the evolution of Christian belief in terms of vital adaptations to specific challenges. An ideal textbook for university introductory courses on the New Testament and Early Christianity, The Rise of Christian Beliefs offers chapters discussing paradigmatic events the life and death of Jesus and experiences of Easter, principal figures and groups, last things and afterlife, savior figures and the human condition, ethnicity, identity, and morality, and ritual community life.

Women in Iran from the Rise of Islam to 1800

Author: Guity Nashat,Lois Beck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071218

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 1403

Combining scholarship from a range of disciplines, this collection of essays is a comprehensive examination of the role of women in Iranian society and culture, from pre-Islamic times to 1800. The contributors challenge common assumptions about women in Iran and Islam. Sweeping away modern myths, these essays show that women have had significant influence in almost every area of Iranian life. Focusing on a region wider than today's nation-state of Iran, this book explores developments in the spheres that most affect women: gender constructs, family structure, community roles, education, economic participation, Islamic practices and institutions, politics, and artistic representations. The contributors to this volume are among the most prominent international scholars working in this field, and each draws on decades of research to address the history of Iranian women within the context of his or her area of expertise. This broad framework allows for a thorough and nuanced examination of the history of a complex society.

The Rise of Thomas Cromwell

Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Author: Michael Everett

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300213085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 3470

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell’s early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning the life and talents of Henry VIII’s chief minister. Michael Everett provides a new and enlightening account of Cromwell’s rise to power, his influence on the king, his role in the Reformation, and his impact on the future of the nation. Controversially, Everett depicts Cromwell not as the fervent evangelical, Machiavellian politician, or the revolutionary administrator that earlier historians have perceived. Instead he reveals Cromwell as a highly capable and efficient servant of the Crown, rising to power not by masterminding Henry VIII’s split with Rome but rather by dint of exceptional skills as an administrator.

Power, Identity, and the Rise of Modern Architecture

From Siam to Thailand

Author: Koompong Noobanjong

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581122015

Category: Architecture

Page: 413

View: 3765

This dissertation examines the evolution of Western and Modern architecture in Siam and Thailand. It illustrates how various architectural ideas have contributed to the physical design and spatial configuration of places associated with negotiation and allocation of political power, which are throne halls, parliaments, and government and civic structures since the 1850s.

Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered

Author: Kate Parker,Courtney Weiss Smith

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 1611484847

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 270

View: 3133

Bringing together work by distinguished and younger scholars, Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered takes seriously the connections between poetry and novels in the period between Andrew Marvell’s Upon Appleton House and Amelia Opie’s Romanic-era novels.

The Prophets and the Rise of Judaism

Author: Adolphe Lods

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136201564

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 4084

Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

Hawaii

Islands Under the Influence

Author: Noel J. Kent

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824815523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 6647

Reprint of the Monthly Review edition of 1983, with a new epilogue, and foreword by Dan Boylan. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.