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From Gluttony to Enlightenment

From Gluttony to Enlightenment

The World of Taste in Early Modern Europe

  • Author: Viktoria von Hoffmann
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252099087
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Scorned since antiquity as low and animal, the sense of taste is celebrated today as an ally of joy, a source of adventure, and an arena for pursuing sophistication. The French exalted taste as an entrée to ecstasy, and revolutionized their cuisine and language to express this new way of engaging with the world. Viktoria von Hoffmann explores four kinds of early modern texts--culinary, medical, religious, and philosophical--to follow taste's ascent from the sinful to the beautiful. Combining food studies and sensory history, she takes readers on an odyssey that redefined a fundamental human experience. Scholars and cooks rediscovered a vast array of ways to prepare and present foods. Far-sailing fleets returned to Europe bursting with new vegetables, exotic fruits, and pungent spices. Hosts refined notions of hospitality in the home while philosophers pondered the body and its perceptions. As von Hoffmann shows, these labors produced a sea change in perception and thought, one that moved taste from the base realm of the tongue to the ethereal heights of aesthetics.

Tales from the Three-Ninth Kingdom—The History of Gluttony

Tales from the Three-Ninth Kingdom—The History of Gluttony

Food Memoirs

  • Author: Nina Krasikoff
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1984552740
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 270
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"Tales from the Three Ninth Kingdom" is semibiographical memoirs, written in format of imaginative fairytale, where characters are fictional and unanimous, suitable for gregarious and illustrious times immemorial. In process, she pieced together entertaining tales, epicurean quotations, proverbs and anecdotes, enriching them with the fantasy, only fairytale permit. It is a diary of consummation of culinary delights on all levels: from the doomed world of Romanoff and even more mysterious and strange times before; uncertain dimension of which served exactly the concept of this book It is a small forest of colorful stories, tailored with the twist on established genre of food memoirs: The first part of the book is nostalgic flash back to the postwar childhood, exploring a difficult and colorful survival, where reality was bearable only, when one applies a good doze of fantasy. The second part is a colorful world, occupied by eccentric and decadent characters, whose eponymous life still used as a source for hilarious entertainment. The third part is memorabilia of forgotten recipes, originated in palaces, urban mansions, hunting lodges, ancient monasteries and summer estates, unraveling culinary traditions and history of food, which always followed the rhythm of the changing Four Seasons. This book is contribution to the multicultural canvas of America, where among hundreds ethnic infusions, the Russian cuisine have been noticeably implanted.

Von der Freiheit des Migranten

Von der Freiheit des Migranten

Einsprüche gegen den Nationalismus

  • Author: Vilém Flusser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783863930417
  • Category:
  • Page: 142
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The Naked Truth 2

The Naked Truth 2

The Path to Enlightenment

  • Author: Jules Ferguson
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1467060933
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 132
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A true New Yorker, Jules Ferguson serves as an active-duty Sailor in the United States Navy, and now calls Virginia home. After successfully overcoming many of lifes challenges, Jules Ferguson humbly recaps a compilation of successful life lessons that he has learned through trial and error and cohesively pieced them together as a potential guide for self-development. In his darkest hour Jules Ferguson decided to reach out to Christianity and church for the answers in which he so desperately sought. And after finding some answers in church, but not others, even though he faithfully followed religious text to the letter, he felt seriously short-changed which led to a moment of clarity. Finally, after coming to a realization about whats at stake regarding his salvation, and desperately wanting to get it right this time Jules became determined to find out the truth for himself; which ultimately led him toward the pathway of Enlightenment Oneness with himself and God.

After Enlightenment

After Enlightenment

The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann

  • Author: John R. Betz
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047067492X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 372
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After Enlightenment: Hamann as Post–Secular Visionary is a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of eighteenth–century German philosopher, J. G. Hamann, the founding father of what has come to be known as Radical Orthodoxy. Provides a long–overdue, comprehensive introduction to Haman′s fascinating life and controversial works, including his role as a friend and critic of Kant and some of the most renowned German intellectuals of the age Features substantial new translations of the most important passages from across Hamann′s writings, some of which have never been translated into English Examines Hamann′s highly original views on a range of topics, including faith, reason, revelation, Christianity, biblical exegesis, Socrates, theological aesthetics, language, sexuality, religion, politics, and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity Presents Hamann as the ′founding father′ of a distinctly post–modern, post–secular theology and, as such, as an alternative to the ′postmodern triumvirate′ of Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida Considers Hamann′s work as a touchtone of modern Jewish–Christian dialogue, in view of debates with his friend Moses Mendelssohn Explores Hamann′s role as the visionary founder of a ′metacritical′ movement that radically calls into question the basic principles of modern secular reason, and thus reprises the debate between those defending Hamann′s views and those labeling him the bête noir of the Enlightenment

Obesity: The Biography

Obesity: The Biography

  • Author: Sander L. Gilman
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191614084
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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According to the World Health Organization we are in the midst of a global obesity crisis. Is obesity a disease itself or a symptom of underlying physiological or psychological illnesses? Is it a sign of social excess and therefore not a disease in the medical sense at all? Is it really 'new'? Sander L. Gilman, a leading authority in the social and cultural history of the body, presents a fascinating account of the history of obesity, looking at the changing attitudes towards the body, from regarding it as 'God's temple' to more mechanical and practical concerns from the Enlightenment onwards. In the eighteenth century obesity was understood as a problem of the affluent; today the affluent are more likely to have a personal trainer and a healthier diet, and it is the poorer classes who are more likely to be overweight. Gilman considers obesity in many contexts - including a chapter on obesity in China and the impact of modernization and Westernization on this very different culture. Taking the issue up to the present day, Gilman examines the wider political and social implications obesity raises, considering whether obesity should be cured by diet or surgery, by psychotherapy or economic improvement, by healthier food choices or by social relocation.

Rousseau's Platonic Enlightenment

Rousseau's Platonic Enlightenment

  • Author: David Lay Williams
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271045511
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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A Free Spirit's Search for Enlightenment 1: (All You Are Is Spirit and Energy, Release It)

A Free Spirit's Search for Enlightenment 1: (All You Are Is Spirit and Energy, Release It)

  • Author: Tony Kelbrat
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1312060735
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: N.A
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You are spirit and energy. Regardless of if you're poor, middle class, wealthy, Jew or Christian, you wake up everyday a free spirit with unused natural energy inside of you. The few really wise people in life know this and set on a course to release that natural energy as they live. This keeps you in harmony with who your Creator-God made you to be. Anything else is self-betrayal. You are simply energy and spirit to be used to have fun, live a rich life and do whatever you feel is right, just and useful to help your fellow man, the animals and the planet. You are your memories and experiences. They make up your cloud of consciousness. Go through life trying to make that cloud of consciousness feel good through what you do and think. People with lots of money and status try to come off like they got something special. They got the same cloud of consciousness that is life as you do.

Three Theological Mistakes

Three Theological Mistakes

How to Correct Enlightenment Assumptions about God, Miracles, and Free Will

  • Author: Ric Machuga
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630877778
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 294
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- Is the existence of God a matter of faith or knowledge? - Does God sometimes act miraculously or are there physical causes for everything? - Is morality absolute or relative? - Are humans truly free or does God's sovereignty determine everything? - When bad things happen, is God the cause or are they the fault of humans? Too frequently Christians answer these questions with a Yes to one side and a No to the other side. Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth answer Yes to both. Following their model, Machuga defends a "third way" which transcends the Enlightenment dichotomies of fideism vs. rationalism, supernaturalism vs. naturalism, relativism vs. absolutism, free will vs. predestination, and God's justice vs. his mercy. Machuga begins by showing how these false dichotomies grew out of the Enlightenment assumptions of mechanism, universal quantification, and mono-causation. He then corrects these demonstrably dubious assumptions by articulating a theory of dual-causation. The result is a thoroughly biblical understanding of God, miracles, and free will that can withstand the contemporary criticisms of both science and philosophy.

Necessary Luxuries

Necessary Luxuries

Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1770–1815

  • Author: Matt Erlin
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801470420
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 320
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The consumer revolution of the eighteenth century brought new and exotic commodities to Europe from abroad—coffee, tea, spices, and new textiles to name a few. Yet one of the most widely distributed luxury commodities in the period was not new at all, and was produced locally: the book. In Necessary Luxuries, Matt Erlin considers books and the culture around books during this period, focusing specifically on Germany where literature, and the fine arts in general, were the subject of soul-searching debates over the legitimacy of luxury in the modern world. Building on recent work done in the fields of consumption studies as well as the New Economic Criticism, Erlin combines intellectual-historical chapters (on luxury as a concept, luxury editions, and concerns about addictive reading) with contextualized close readings of novels by Campe, Wieland, Moritz, Novalis, and Goethe. As he demonstrates, artists in this period were deeply concerned with their status as luxury producers. The rhetorical strategies they developed to justify their activities evolved in dialogue with more general discussions regarding new forms of discretionary consumption. By emphasizing the fragile legitimacy of the fine arts in the period, Necessary Luxuries offers a fresh perspective on the broader trajectory of German literature in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, recasting the entire period in terms of a dynamic unity, rather than simply as a series of literary trends and countertrends.

Everyday Spiritual Practice

Everyday Spiritual Practice

Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life

  • Author: Scott W. Alexander
  • Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • ISBN: 9781558963757
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Forty inspiring contributors share their personal spiritual practices for making each day more meaningful and satisfying--from meditation and prayer, to recycling and vegetarianism, to quilting and art. This collection suggests a wide variety of ways in which you can spiritually examine, shape, and care for your life, to achieve wholeness, satisfaction, depth, and meaning.

The Youth's Liberal Guide for Their Moral Culture and Religious Enlightenment

The Youth's Liberal Guide for Their Moral Culture and Religious Enlightenment

  • Author: Hermann Marcus Kottinger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Christianity
  • Page: 180
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Mesopotamien

Mesopotamien

  • Author: Serhij Zhadan
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518743546
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 380
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Zhadans Helden kämpfen gegen die Verfinsterung ihres Lebens in der Ukraine. Sie sind Rebellen der Existenz. Und vor dem Hintergrund des Krieges ringen sie um ihre Liebe, um ein mutiges, freies Verhältnis zueinander und um die eine Geschichte, die irgendwann alle über dieses Chaos erzählen werden. Mesopotamien ist das Meisterwerk von Serhij Zhadan, eine leidenschaftliche Liebeserklärung an seine Heimat. »Zhadan hat ein so wehmütiges, gut gelauntes und kämpferisches Buch geschrieben, wie es lange keins mehr gab. Ein lebendiges Denkmal für die ideale Stadt Charkiw, die bedrohte Stadt, das bedrohte Land. Dabei ist er nicht einen Moment kitschig oder folkloristisch, dafür sind seine Figuren viel zu besoffen, naiv, selbstverliebt und mitunter auch brutal.« Volker Weidermann, Der Spiegel

The Fast Diet - Das Original

The Fast Diet - Das Original

5 Tage essen, 2 Tage fasten -

  • Author: Dr. Michael Mosley,Mimi Spencer
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641131049
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 224
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Der Megatrend der 5:2-Diäten sorgt in England bereits ordentlich für Wirbel. "The Fast Diet" ist das Buch, das den Hype auslöste - das Original. Das Konzept ist bestechend einfach: Man legt zwei Fastentage in der Woche ein, an denen die Kalorienzufuhr heruntergefahren wird. An den restlichen fünf Tagen isst man ganz normal. Die Ergebnisse sind erstaunlich: Die Kilos purzeln, durch die gesunde Lebensweise wird das Risiko von Diabetes, Herzerkrankungen und Krebs verringert. Eine Diät, wie sie sich jeder wünscht, der abnehmen möchte: simpel, fundiert, effektiv und gesund!

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag
  • ISBN: 3492962580
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 448
  • View: 1366
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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.

Feeding culture

Feeding culture

the pleasures and perils of appetite

  • Author: Wojciech Kalaga,Tadeusz Rachwał
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 175
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There is no sapient question: to eat or not to eat? Eating comes before culture, but with culture it becomes more than just eating. It is with the purpose of exploring the relation between culture and consuming food--a relation far more complex than it might seem at first sight--that this book has been intended. In this sense, the book inscribes itself within that trend in cultural studies whose main objectives include the defamiliarization of the commonplace. While its subject matter is quite specific, the range of particular issues--apart from theoretical ones--involves different geo-cultural areas and different temporal environments: from Sri Lanka via Europe to South America, and from ancient Rome via medieval times to contemporary England. Likewise, the cultural realms in which food and eating appeal as significant and meaningful components of reality range from fiction to practices of everyday life, from gender identity to eroticism, from economy to epistemology.

Geschichte der Französischen Revolution

Geschichte der Französischen Revolution

Band 4: Der Aufstand der Vendée, Abfall des Generals Dumouriez, die Herrschaft des Schreckens, die Anarchie sowie die Schreckensherrschaft

  • Author: Jules Michelet
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3863824660
  • Category:
  • Page: 542
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1931 ber die Franz sische Revolution: Der Aufstand der Vend e, Abfall des Generals Dumouriez, die Herrschaft des Schreckens, die Anarchie sowie die Schreckensherrschaft.

Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern / Walden; or, Life in the Woods - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

Walden oder Leben in den Wäldern / Walden; or, Life in the Woods - Zweisprachige Ausgabe (Deutsch-Englisch) / Bilingual edition (German-English)

  • Author: Henry David Thoreau,Wilhelm Nobbe
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026809815
  • Category:
  • Page: 684
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Crucifying Jesus and Secularizing America

Crucifying Jesus and Secularizing America

The Republic of Faith Without Wisdom

  • Author: Paul Peter Jesep
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469113015
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 334
  • View: 6021
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Jesus is crucified everyday in the United States. Christians, especially conservatives, show greater hostility toward their own faith and contribute far more to the nations secularization than often wrongly accused atheists, liberals, humanists, Democratic activists, or card carrying members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). America must examine what it means to be a country of faith. In doing so, citizens should ask how they come together as one nation under the same God where all are welcomed as part of the same national family. Part politics, theology, and constitutional analysis, the book offers a possible answer that speaks to the American soul.