In This Hospitable Land

  • Filename: in-this-hospitable-land.
  • ISBN: 1935597469
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 585
  • Author: Lynmar Brock, Jr.
  • Publisher: Amazonencore

After the Germans invade Belgium in 1940, Jewish chemistry professor André Severin, his brother and their families flee south to the French countryside where they are welcomed and protected by the Heguenot community and soon join the French Resistance. Original.

The Lochaber Emigrants to Glengarry

  • Filename: the-lochaber-emigrants-to-glengarry.
  • ISBN: 9781770707610
  • Release Date: 1994-06-30
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: R.B. Fleming
  • Publisher: Dundurn

For anyone interested in the history of the Scottish people, in Scotland and North America, this book is essential reading. In Canada and the United States today there are tens of thousands of descendants of Highland Scots who left Lochaber around 1800 to settle in Glengarry County. This book deals with the conditions in Scotland before migration, settlement experiences in Glengarry, and the spread of these Scots-Canadians from Glengarry to the American and Canadian wests. There are fur trade and Métis connections, and even ties with the Caribbean. As well as colourful articles, this book contains a wealth of genealogical information, family trees, maps, photographs and other illustrations.

Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825

  • Filename: lafayette-in-america-in-1824-and-1825.
  • ISBN: 9780978722418
  • Release Date: 2016-04-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: ALAN HOFFMAN
  • Publisher: BookBaby

Auguste Levasseur’s Lafayette in America is a journal of General Lafayette’s 1824-1825 Farewell Tour of all 24 United States. In this book, Lafayette’s private secretary describes how the now 67-year-old hero of the American Revolution and apostle of liberty in Europe was welcomed in an adoring frenzy by the American people. With its panoramic view of the young country – its burgeoning cities and towns, its technological innovations like the Erie Canal, and its industrious people – this book captures America on the cusp of its jubilee year. A decade before Tocqueville, Levasseur came, observed and reported on the state of the American Republic. He describes the Americans’ enormous pride in the republican institutions created by the revolutionary generation and the ensuing growth and prosperity. He recounts their intense feeling of gratitude towards those who had won the republic, among whom Lafayette was the sole surviving major general of the Continental Army. Levasseur also chronicles Lafayette’s affectionate visits with his old friends John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, and his encounter with Senator Andrew Jackson. A keen observer, Levasseur gives us a sense of the characters of these men who, with Lafayette’s paternal friend George Washington, led the United States through its first six decades. Levasseur does not overlook the searing problem of “Slavery of the Blacks” and the plight of the Indian tribes. Echoing Lafayette’s views, the author describes slavery’s deleterious effects and advocates education and gradual emancipation as a practical solution. He also comments on the ravages that “civilization” had visited on Native American peoples and portrays sympathetically the plight of the Creek Nation, forced to abandon its ancestral homelands in Georgia and Alabama.

Darby s Edition of Brookes Universal Gazetteer or a New geographical dictionary Illustrated by a map of the United States The third American edition with ample additions and improvements by William Darby

  • Filename: darby-s-edition-of-brookes-universal-gazetteer-or-a-new-geographical-dictionary-illustrated-by-a-map-of-the-united-states-the-third-american-edition-with-ample-additions-and-improvements-by-william-darby.
  • ISBN: BL:A0017806040
  • Release Date: 1823
  • Number of pages: 1118
  • Author: Richard BROOKES (M.D.)
  • Publisher:

Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest

  • Filename: lives-of-the-queens-of-england-from-the-norman-conquest.
  • ISBN: 9781108019750
  • Release Date: 2010-10-28
  • Number of pages: 690
  • Author: Agnes Strickland
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The English writer Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) began her career writing poetry and romances before turning to biographical studies. This eight-volume series, written in collaboration with her sister Elizabeth, and first published between 1840 and 1849, was her most ambitious project. It provides biographical accounts of the queens of England from Matilda of Flanders to Queen Anne. Hugely popular in the Victorian period, Lives of the Queens of England and its sequel Lives of the Queens of Scotland remain important landmarks in the development of biography as a genre, and provide interesting perspectives on women's contribution to modern historiography. Volume 6 focuses on Mary of Modena (1658-1718), her marriage with James II, and her period of exile at the court of Louis XIV. For more information on these authors, see and

The Three Brides Love in a Cottage and Other Tales

  • Filename: the-three-brides-love-in-a-cottage-and-other-tales.
  • ISBN: 9783847209409
  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Number of pages: 322
  • Author: Francis A. (Francis Alexander) Durivage
  • Publisher: tredition

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Science and Ethics

  • Filename: science-and-ethics.
  • ISBN: 9052014264
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Evandro Agazzi
  • Publisher: Peter Lang

Philosophy of science used to be identified with the logical and methodological analysis of scientific theories, and any allusion to values was considered as a deplorable intromission in a philosophical investigation that should remain strictly epistemological. As a reaction against this view, an opposite -sociological- approach downplayed the usual virtues of scientific knowledge (such as logical rigor and empirical adequacy) as artificial imageries that cover the actual nature of science, that is a social product submitted to all the kinds of social conditionings and compromises. A more balanced view is badly needed today, when technoscience is permeating all aspects of our civilization and wise persons understand that we cannot survive without using science and technology but at the same time we need to steer their development in view of the real benefit of humankind. We must investigate how science, technology and values are legitimately interconnected and, in particular, how the discourses of ethics, politics and religion can enter a fruitful dialogue with science. The essays presented in this volume offer a valuable contribution to this interdisciplinary study."


  • Filename: aftermaths.
  • ISBN: 9780813544069
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 254
  • Author: Marcus Paul Bullock
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Aftermaths is a collection of essays offering compelling new ideas on exile, migration, and diaspora that have emerged in the global age. The ten contributorsùwell-established scholars and promising new voicesùwork in different disciplines and draw from diverse backgrounds as they present rich case studies from around the world. In seeking fresh perspectives on the movement of people and ideas, the essays included here look to the power of the aesthetic experience, especially in literature and film, to unsettle existing theoretical paradigms and enable the rethinking of conventionalized approaches. Marcus Bullock and Peter Y. Paik, in bringing this collection together, show we have reached a moment in history when it is imperative to question prevailing intellectual models. The interconnectedness of the world's economies, the contributors argue, can exacerbate existing antagonisms or create new ones. With essays by Ihab Hassan, Paul Brodwin, and Helen Fehervary, among others, Aftermaths engages not only with important academic topics but also with the leading political issues of the day. A volume in the New Directions in International Studies series, edited by Patrice Petro

Animals as Religious Subjects

  • Filename: animals-as-religious-subjects.
  • ISBN: 9780567015648
  • Release Date: 2013-08-15
  • Number of pages: 310
  • Author: Celia Deane-Drummond
  • Publisher: A&C Black

This book examines one of the most pressing cultural concerns that surfaced in the last decade - the question of the place and significance of the animal. This collection of essays represents the outcome of various conversations regarding the animal studies and shows multidisciplinarity at its very best, namely, a rigorous approach within one discipline in conversation with others around a common theme. The contributors discuss the most relevant disciplines regarding this conversation, namely: philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, theology, history of religions, archaeology and cultural studies. The first section, Thinking about Animals, explores philosophical, anthropological and religious perspectives, raising general questions about the human perception of animals and its crucial cultural significance. The second section explores the intriguing topic of the way animals have been used historically as religious symbols and in religious rituals. The third section re-examines some Christian theological and biblical approaches to animals in the light of current concerns. The final section extends the implications of traditional views about other animals to more specific ethical theories and practices.

Development and Sustainability

  • Filename: development-and-sustainability.
  • ISBN: 9788132211242
  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Number of pages: 617
  • Author: Sarmila Banerjee
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Following the reforms undertaken in the last two decades, India’s economic landscape has been radically transformed. This book examines the new economic map, which is shown to be shaped by two intertwined currents: globalization and sustainability. Weaving extensively through these currents and the canvas of development in the Indian economy they open up, this work seeks to introduce new methodologies, a corpus of concepts and modes of analysis to make sense of the emerging order of things. What transpires in the course of the investigation is a critical reflection of the present in which not only the new institutions, policies and practices are analyzed, but their limitations, fragility and at times myopic approaches are brought to light. By highlighting the rough edges created by the new conditions, this book is firmly engaged with the frontier of the Indian economy and ends up challenging many well-known conjectures and assumptions. In doing so, it strives to shift the Indian economy to a new terrain, thereby fundamentally re-locating and re-orienting the discourse of that economy as a unique object of analysis.

The Land the Bible and History

  • Filename: the-land-the-bible-and-history.
  • ISBN: 0823226611
  • Release Date: 2009-08-25
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Alain Marchadour
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

This unique book offers a Catholic view of the Holy Land in the debate that rages among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Alain Marchadour and David Neuhaus, two biblical scholars and priests living in Jerusalem, clearly analyze the Promised Land-as concept, history, and contested terrain-in Catholic teaching and doctrine. They offer an analytical reading of the entire Christian Bible (Old and New Testaments) with reference to the idea of the Land promised by God. They explore early and medieval attitudes, especially with regard to the Holy Places and the Jewish people. Moving carefully to the present day, they focus on anti-Semitism, the tragedy ofthe Shoah, Western colonialism in the Middle East, the creation of the State of Israel, and the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem as they examine Catholic reactions to the tumultuous events of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly the renewal of Catholic thought in the aftermath of the Second Vatican Council. Studying the most recent Church documents, Marchadour and Neuhaus confront the ongoing struggle for peace, justice, and reconciliation in the Middle East. This illuminating book is an essential tool for all those struggling to understand the links between the Bible, the Church, and contemporary Middle Eastern realities, especially in Israel and Palestine.

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