Studies in Central American Picture-Writing First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 205-245: Edward Singleton Holden
The racialized and exoticized cult of Voodoo occupies a central place in the popular image of the Crescent City. But as Kodi A. Roberts argues in Voodoo and Power, the religion was not a monolithic tradition handed down from African ancestors to their American-born descendants. Instead, a much more complicated patchwork of influences created New Orleans Voodoo, allowing it to move across boundaries of race, class, and gender. By employing late 19th and early 20th-century first-hand accounts of Voodoo practitioners and their rituals, Roberts provides a nuanced understanding of who practiced Voodoo and why. Voodoo in New Orleans, a mélange of religion, entrepreneurship, and business networks, stretched across the color line in intriguing ways. Voodoo rituals and institutions also drew inspiration from the surrounding milieu, including the privations of the Great Depression, the city s complex racial history, and the free-market economy. Money, employment, and business became central concerns for the religion s practitioners: to validate their work, some began operating from recently organized Spiritual Churches, entities that were tax exempt and thus legitimate in the eyes of the state of Louisiana. Practitioners even leveraged local figures like the mythohistoric Marie Laveau for spiritual purposes and entrepreneurial gain. All the while, they contributed to the cultural legacy that fueled New Orleans s tourist industry and drew visitors and their money to the Crescent City. The book is published by Louisiana State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Stone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083716/bk_acx0_083716_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nel 1881, anno in cui il filosofo cristiano Vladimir Solov´ëv viene sospeso dal ministero dell´educazione per motivi politici, viene pubblicato questo scritto, opera centrale del suo periodo teosofico. Queste lezioni sulla divina umanità sono un disegno grandioso, ardito, precorritore dei tempi, di una sintesi evolutiva delle scienze naturali, della storia, della filosofia, della teologia che tendono tutte al Cristo-sapienza di Dio. 1. Italian. Silvia Cecchini. http://samples.audible.de/bk/glip/000416/bk_glip_000416_sample.mp3.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1822-1881) was Russia´s greatest mystic who wrote of the contest between the rebellious uncertain human and the mystery of divine omnipresence which is revealed to the enlightened in the midst of life´s bitterest wrongs and suffering. His work is defined by a pity and compassion that shines from all his writing. The Honest Thiefis one of Dostoyevsky´s tale´s of pity, in which he reveals that compassionate sympathy of the Russian mind for all suffering, the pure and noble conscience awakened in the spirit of a fallen man. The central relationship - between the poor peasant and the even poorer old alcoholic tramp who he has taken into his home - is beautifully described and characterized, as they go from a reluctant emerging friendship, through frustration and mistrust, to the final and tragic reconciliation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000364/bk_redd_000364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Edition no.: BA 10841ISMN: 9790006542253Editor: Grabowski, ChristopheLanguage(s) of text: French, English, GermanProduct format: Performance score(s), Urtext editionIncludes the following individual parts: PianoBinding: StapledPages / Format: XI, 22 S. - 32,5 x 25,5 cmFauré’s piano works are of central importance within his compositional oeuvre. He dedicated his ´´Ballade”, composed in 1879, to his teacher Camille Saint-Saëns. Structurally and in terms of its lyrical character the work breaks from the genre’s epic form and takes on the traits of the sonata form. In 1881 Fauré arranged his ´´Ballade” for piano and orchestra and the work was premiered in this new scoring.Drawing on the most recent discoveries and comprehensive source research, the work is presented in a scholarly-critical Urtext edition. The publication, which is based on the ´´Œuvres complètes de Gabriel Fauré”, includes a detailed foreword and notes on performance practice.- Published on the basis of ´´Œuvres complètes de Gabriel Fauré”- Incorporates the latest research and findings regarding the sources- Scholarly-critical Urtext edition with advice on performance practice- Detailed foreword (Fr/Eng/Ger)Christophe Grabowskiis a pianist and doctor of musicology who studied in Warsaw and in Paris. He edited, among other works, one volume of the ´´Œuvres complètes de Gabriel Fauré”, two volumes of the ´´Édition Complète des Œuvres de Claude Debussy”, and was the series editor for the new Chopin Complete Edition. In 2010, together with John Rink, he published the ´´Annotated Catalogue of Chopin’s First Editions”.
Here is a magisterial book for today and the ages, one that inspires awe for both the subject and the author who accomplished the seemingly impossible: a sweeping intellectual biography, constructed from original sources, of the 20th century´s most astonishing dissident intellectual. It has the apparatus of a great scholarly work but the drama of a classic novel. Ludwig von Mises´ colleagues in Europe called him the ´´last knight of liberalism´´ because he was the champion of an ideal of liberty they considered dead and gone in an age of central planning and socialism of all varieties. During his lifetime, they were largely correct. And thus the subtitle of this book. But Mises was not deterred in any respect: not in his scientific work, not in his writing or publishing, and not in his relentless fight against every form of statism. Born in 1881, he taught in Europe and the Americas during his century, and died in 1978 before the dawn of a new epoch that would validate his life and ideals in the minds of millions of people around the world. The last knight of liberalism triumphed. Jörg Guido Hülsmann, professor of economics at the Université d´Angers, tells the full story of his dramatic and inspiring life and contributions - and in the course of it, provides a reconstruction of the history of the Austrian School of economics of which Mises was the leading expositor, including the entire history of economic thought on the European continent and in the United States during the 20th century.Virtually everything in this book is new, a result of ten years of combing archives in five countries and unprecedented access to the voluminous papers of Mises and those of his colleagues - and written by an author who is a master of the discipline and all the languages involved (German, English, and French). Though the book is huge (1,200 pages), it reads like a great novel, with a fast pace and high drama, which Paul Strikwerda brings alive with his narrati 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Strikwerda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ludw/000003/bk_ludw_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst. Freud was born to Galician Jewish parents in the Moravian town of Freiberg, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1881 at the University of Vienna. Upon completing his habilitation in 1885, he was appointed a docent in neuropathology and became an affiliated professor in 1902. Freud lived and worked in Vienna, having set up his clinical practice there in 1886. In 1938 he left Austria to escape the Nazis and died in exile in the United Kingdom the following year. In creating psychoanalysis, Freud developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association and discovered transference, establishing its central role in the analytic process. Freud´s redefinition of sexuality to include its infantile forms led him to formulate the Oedipus complex as the central tenet of psychoanalytical theory. His analysis of dreams as wish-fulfillments provided him with models for the clinical analysis of symptom formation and the mechanisms of repression as well as for elaboration of his theory of the unconscious. Freud postulated the existence of libido, an energy with which mental processes and structures are invested and which generates erotic attachments, and a death drive, the source of compulsive repetition, hate, aggression, and neurotic guilt. In his later work Freud developed a wide-ranging interpretation and critique of religion and culture. Psychoanalysis remains influential within psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy, and across the humanities. As such, it continues to generate extensive and highly contested debate with regard to its therapeutic efficacy, its scientific status, and whether it advances or is detrimental to the feminist cause. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Damien Connolly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082701/bk_acx0_082701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mary Doria Russell, the best-selling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched historical novel continues the story she began in Doc, following Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday to Tombstone, Arizona, and to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. A deeply divided nation. Vicious politics. A shamelessly partisan media. A president loathed by half the populace. Smuggling and gang warfare along the Mexican border. Armed citizens willing to stand their ground and take the law into their own hands.... That was America in 1881. All those forces came to bear on the afternoon of October 26, when Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers faced off against the Clantons and the McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. It should have been a simple misdemeanor arrest. Thirty seconds and thirty bullets later, three officers were wounded, and three citizens lay dead in the dirt. Wyatt Earp was the last man standing, the only one unscathed. The lies began before the smoke cleared, but the gunfight at the O.K. Corral would soon become central to American beliefs about the Old West. Epitaph tells Wyatt´s real story, unearthing the Homeric tragedy buried under 130 years of mythology, misrepresentation, and sheer indifference to fact. Epic and intimate, this novel gives voice to the real men and women whose lives were changed forever by those fatal thirty seconds in Tombstone. At its heart is the woman behind the myth: Josephine Sarah Marcus, who loved Wyatt Earp for forty-nine years and who carefully chipped away at the truth until she had crafted the heroic legend that would become the epitaph her husband deserved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004343/bk_harp_004343_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Grand Inquisitor is a central chapter of Dostoyevsky´s novel The Brothers Karamazov. The middle brother, Ivan, is having a conversation with his younger brother, Alyosha. Ivan represents the rationalist and nihilistic ideology that permeated Russia in the 19th Century. Alyosha´s beliefs counterbalance his brother´s. He embodies hope. Ivan tells Alyosha a vision where the grand inquisitor, during the Spanish inquisition, encounters Jesus Christ, who has made a return to Earth. Here, Jesus is rejected by a world leader who says, ´´Why have you come now to hinder us? We are working not with you, but with him.´´ Ivan´s vision reveals the suffering in his heart, the doubt he feels in the world. He struggles with feeling separate from all whom he loves. Do you see yourself in Ivan? The Brothers Karamazov was written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821-1881). It was written on two levels. On the surface, it is the story of a death of a father, where all three sons share varying degrees of complicity. But on a deeper level, it is a spiritual drama of moral struggles between faith, doubt, reason, and free will. Dostoyevsky interwove themes of a struggling family, the deceptive beauty of institutions, existential angst, and hope. Here, we look at the theme of hope, of spiritual devotion to the divine nature of our world where, in spite of the darkness that slowly clouds our hearts from bitter experiences, there exists proof in the divinity of our universe in our ability to love. Translator David McDuff was educated at the University of Edinburgh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Lamberg, Dan Ribaudo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047361/bk_acx0_047361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.