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The Pursuit of the Millennium

The Pursuit of the Millennium

Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical Anarchists of the Middle Ages

  • Author: Norman Cohn
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198020028
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The end of the millennium has always held the world in fear of earthquakes, plague, and the catastrophic destruction of the world. At the dawn of the 21st millennium the world is still experiencing these anxieties, as seen by the onslaught of fantasies of renewal, doomsday predictions, and New Age prophecies. This fascinating book explores the millenarianism that flourished in western Europe between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. Covering the full range of revolutionary and anarchic sects and movements in medieval Europe, Cohn demonstrates how prophecies of a final struggle between the hosts of Christ and Antichrist melded with the rootless poor's desire to improve their own material conditions, resulting in a flourishing of millenarian fantasies. The only overall study of medieval millenarian movements, The Pursuit of the Millennium offers an excellent interpretation of how, again and again, in situations of anxiety and unrest, traditional beliefs come to serve as vehicles for social aspirations and animosities.

The Pursuit of Italy

The Pursuit of Italy

A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples

  • Author: David Gilmour
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 1466801549
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year Did Garibaldi do Italy a disservice when he helped its disparate parts achieve unity? Was the goal of political unification a mistake? These questions are asked and answered in a number of ways in this engaging, original consideration of the many histories that contribute to the brilliance-and weakness-of Italy today. David Gilmour's wonderfully readable exploration of Italian life over the centuries is filled with provocative anecdotes as well as personal observations, and is peopled with the great figures of the Italian past-from Cicero and Virgil to Dante and the Medicis, from Garibaldi and Cavour to the controversial politicians of the twentieth century. Gilmour's wise account of the Risorgimento, the pivotal epoch in modern Italian history, debunks the nationalistic myths that surround it, though he paints a sympathetic portrait of Giuseppe Verdi, a beloved hero of the era. Gilmour shows that the glory of Italy has always lain in its regions, with their distinctive art, civic cultures, identities, and cuisines. Italy's inhabitants identified themselves not as Italians but as Tuscans and Venetians, Sicilians and Lombards, Neapolitans and Genoese. Italy's strength and culture still come from its regions rather than from its misconceived, mishandled notion of a unified nation. With The Pursuit of Italy, David Gilmour has provided a coherent, persuasive, and entertaining interpretation of the paradoxes of Italian life, past and present.

The Pursuit of the Heiress

The Pursuit of the Heiress

Aristocratic Marriage in Ireland 1740-1840

  • Author: A. P. W. Malcomson
  • Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
  • ISBN: 9781903688656
  • Category: History
  • Page: 307
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The Pursuit of the Heiress is a new, greatly enlarged and more widely focused version of what the late Lawrence Stone described as "a brilliant long essay or short book on the subject of the role of heiresses among the Irish aristocracy," which was published by the Ulster Historical Foundation under the same title in 1982 and has long been out of print. The new book comes to the same broad conclusions about heiresses—namely that their importance as a means of enlarging the estates or retrieving the fortunes of their husbands has been much exaggerated. This was because known heiresses were well protected by a variety of legal devices and, in common with many aristocratic women of the day, also had minds and strong preferences of their own—which meant that they were not generally an object of deliberate or profitable pursuit. The new book also ranges more widely than its central theme of heiresses and addresses other aspects of aristocratic marriage such as abductions, elopements, mésalliances, the supposed "rise of the affective family," and the disadvantaged situation of even the richest and most privileged women in an age when both adultery and divorce were largely the prerogative of men.

The Right of Hot Pursuit in International Law

The Right of Hot Pursuit in International Law

  • Author: Nicholas M Poúlantzas
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041117861
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 451
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In three Parts the author examines the right of hot pursuit on land, in the international law of the sea, and in international air law. He critically analyzes the development of the right, its present status and position in the future. Hence, solutions are proposed to present problems of international law in connection with the right of hot pursuit, as well as to problems which may arise in the future. Thus, the doctrine of hot pursuit is placed within the framework of modern international law and examined in the light of recent developments. These extensively discussed developments include not only consideration of the right of hot pursuit in connection with guerilla warfare techniques and conflicts not amounting to war, but also all recent evolutions in the international law of the sea, including, inter alia, problems appertaining to fisheries, exploration and exploitation of the continental shelf, pirate radiostations, and pollution of the sea. In addition, the right of hot pursuit in international air law is examined in connection with all modern situations, for instance, recent interception techniques of intruding aircraft, contiguous air space limits, hi-jacking of aircraft and air piracy. This work is an extended and updated edition of the book first published in 1969.

The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom

The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom

The Thought and Art of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

  • Author: Naomi E. Maurer,Vincent van Gogh,Paul Gauguin
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 0838637493
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 211
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This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's concepts of spirituality in life and art, and the ways in which their ideas and the events of their personal lives shaped their creation of repertoires of meaningful symbolic motifs.

Pursuit

Pursuit

  • Author: Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
  • ISBN: 1838933050
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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As a child, Abby had the same recurring nightmare night after night, in which she wandered through a field ridden with human skulls and bones. Now an adult, Abby thinks she's outgrown her demons, until, the evening before her wedding, the terrible dream returns and forces her to confront the dark secrets from her past she has kept from her new husband, Willem. The following day – less than 24 hours after exchanging vows – Abby steps out into traffic. As his wife lies in her hospital bed, sleeping in fits and starts, Willem tries to determine whether this was an absentminded accident or a premeditated plunge, and he quickly discovers a mysterious set of clues about what his wife might be hiding. Why, for example is there a rash-like red mark circling her wrist? What does she dream about that causes her to wake from the sound of her own screams? Slowly, Abby begins to open up to her husband, revealing to him what she has never shared with anyone before – the story of a terrified mother; a jealous, drug addled father; and a daughter's terrifying captivity. With a suspenseful, alternating narrative that travels between the present and Abby's tortured childhood, Pursuit is a meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting tale that showcases Oates's masterful storytelling.

Pursuit

Pursuit

  • Author: Karen Robards
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101024560
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Guilty When the First Lady dies in a fiery car crash, rookie attorney Jessica Ford is the only survivor of the tragedy. As the nation mourns, Ford has reason to believe it wasn't an accident. One by one, others in the First Lady's inner circle are being killed. Jessica must find out why- before she's next.

Pursuit

Pursuit

  • Author: Jerry Ahern
  • Publisher: Speaking Volumes
  • ISBN: 1612322646
  • Category: Nuclear warfare
  • Page: 241
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The Pursuit

The Pursuit

Wisdom for the Adventure of Your Life

  • Author: Pat Williams,Jim Denney
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN: 1441226117
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Everyone wants to pursue a life of meaning, a life that matters--a life of authentic success and lasting satisfaction. But what's the secret to living the life you've always dreamed of? In this personal, relevant and engaging book of wisdom, Pat Williams shares six powerful, practical insights that aren't taught in school, but are essential in the pursuit of a successful and rewarding life. Packed with page-turning stories, The Pursuit illustrates the life-changing concepts Pat learned from his mentor, R.E. Littlejohn, longtime co-owner of a minor league baseball club and Pat's former boss. These six principles are at the heart of this captivating quick-start manual for anyone who wants to hit the ground running and take on the world: -control what you can (and let go of everything else) -be patient -keep it simple -pay your dues (because experience matters) -pay attention to the little things -and don't run from problems

Pursuit

Pursuit

  • Author: Gene Hackman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451623577
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 344
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The Academy Award-winning actor and author of Payback at Morning Peak finds once-straitlaced officer Juliette Worth wrongly demoted after a hostage situation gone wrong and reassigned to investigating cold-case disappearances, a situation that turns sinister when her own daughter goes missing. Original.