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The Conquest of Ruins

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ISBN 10 : 9780226588193
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Download or read book The Conquest of Ruins PDF or another Format written by Julia Hell and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2019-03-19 with total page 633 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Roman Empire has been a source of inspiration and a model for imitation for Western empires practically since the moment Rome fell. Yet, as Julia Hell shows in The Conquest of Ruins, what has had the strongest grip on aspiring imperial imaginations isn’t that empire’s glory but its fall—and the haunting monuments left in its wake. Hell examines centuries of European empire-building—from Charles V in the sixteenth century and Napoleon’s campaigns of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries to the atrocities of Mussolini and the Third Reich in the 1930s and ’40s—and sees a similar fascination with recreating the Roman past in the contemporary image. In every case—particularly that of the Nazi regime—the ruins of Rome seem to represent a mystery to be solved: how could an empire so powerful be brought so low? Hell argues that this fascination with the ruins of greatness expresses a need on the part of would-be conquerors to find something to ward off a similar demise for their particular empire.


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Download or read book Telling Ruins in Latin America PDF or another Format written by M. Lazzara and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-07-20 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book highlights the ruin's prolific resurgence in Latin American cultural life at the turn of the millennium and sharply reveals a stirring creative drive by artists and intellectuals toward ethical reflection and change in the midst of ruinous devastation.


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The Road from Ruin

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ISBN 10 : 9781408151990
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Download or read book The Road from Ruin PDF or another Format written by Matthew Bishop and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In September 2008 the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy ignited panic throughout the financial system, sparking a chain reaction that led to the worst global economic crisis since the Great Depression. Amid the carnage of bankruptcies, soaring unemployment, and millions of families losing their homes, lay the bloody corpse of a set of ideas that had underpinned the economics of the previous 30 years. Capitalism based on markets, especially financial markets, was believed to be delivering unprecedented prosperity, creating a general increase in wealth, including among the poorest people on the planet. But that system is dead. So what to do now? Scrap the system? In this revised UK edition of The Road from Ruin, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green have examined each financial crisis since the Great Depression, including the 1970s oil shock; Black Monday, the 1987 stock market crash; Japan's great deflation; the Asian financial crisis; and the collapse of long term capital management. They draw out the right and wrong lessons learned and explain how they can be used as the basis for meaningful reform that will enable capitalism to keep its ability to create wealth but on a more even and responsible keel.


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ISBN 10 : 9781350203037
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Download or read book Brazilian Cinema and the Aesthetics of Ruins PDF or another Format written by Guilherme Carréra and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-12-16 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Guilherme Carréra's compelling book examines imagery of ruins in contemporary Brazilian cinema and considers these representations in the context of Brazilian society. Carréra analyses three groups of unconventional documentaries focused on distinct geographies: Brasília - The Age of Stone (2013) and White Out, Black In (2014); Rio de Janeiro - ExPerimetral (2016), The Harbour (2013), Tropical Curse (2016) and HU Enigma (2011); and indigenous territories - Corumbiara: They Shoot Indians, Don't They? (2009), Tava, The House of Stone (2012), Two Villages, One Path (2008) and Guarani Exile (2011). In portraying ruinscapes in different ways, these powerful films articulate critiques of the notions of progress and (under) development in the Brazilian nation. Carréra invites the reader to walk amid the debris and reflect upon the strategies of spatial representation employed by the filmmakers. He addresses this body of films in relation to the legacies of Cinema Novo, Tropicália and Cinema Marginal, asking how these presentday films dialogue with or depart from previous traditions. Through this dialogue, he argues, the selected films challenge not only documentary-making conventions but also the country's official narrative.


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Living Ruins, Value Conflicts

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ISBN 10 : 9781351921732
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Download or read book Living Ruins, Value Conflicts PDF or another Format written by Argyro Loukaki and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using monuments and ruins by way of illustration, this fascinating book examines the symbolic, ideological, geographical and aesthetic importance of Greek classical iconography for the Western world. It examines how classical Greek monuments are simultaneously perceived as sublime national symbols and as a mythological and archetypal reference against which Western modernism is measured. The book investigates the dialogue this double identity leads to, as well as frequent clashes between ancient (but also later) monuments and their modern urban or regional environment. Living Ruins, Value Conflicts examines the complex historical process of monument restoration and enhancement, and analyses the nexus of changing perceptions, aesthetic visions and formal principles over the past two centuries. The book shows the ways in which archaeology and monumentality affect modern life, the modern aesthetic, our notions of nationhood, of place, of self - and the limits to and possibilities for national development imposed by the need to ensure ruins are kept 'alive'.


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Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell

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ISBN 10 : 9780192573421
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell PDF or another Format written by Stewart Mottram and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell explores writerly responses to the religious violence of the long reformation in England and Wales, spanning over a century of literature and history, from the establishment of the national church under Henry VIII (1534), to its disestablishment under Oliver Cromwell (1653). It focuses on representations of ruined churches, monasteries, and cathedrals in the works of a range of English Protestant writers, including Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Herbert, Denham, and Marvell, reading literature alongside episodes in English reformation history: from the dissolution of the monasteries and the destruction of church icons and images, to the puritan reforms of the 1640s. The study departs from previous responses to literature's 'bare ruined choirs', which tend to read writerly ambivalence towards the dissolution of the monasteries as evidence of traditionalist, catholic, or Laudian nostalgia for the pre-reformation church. Instead, Ruin and Reformation shows how English protestants of all varieties—from Laudians to Presbyterians—could, and did, feel ambivalence towards, and anxiety about, the violence that accompanied the dissolution of the monasteries and other acts of protestant reform. The study therefore demonstrates that writerly misgivings about ruin and reformation need not necessarily signal an author's opposition to England's reformation project. In so doing, Ruin and Reformation makes an important contribution to cross-disciplinary debates about the character of English Protestantism in its formative century, revealing that doubts about religious destruction were as much a part of the experience of English protestantism as expressions of popular support for iconoclasm in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


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ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D01592088G
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ISBN 10 : 9780814663875
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si' PDF or another Format written by Joshtrom Kureethadam and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2019-01-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The publication of Laudato Si’—a papal encyclical on a defining issue of our times—was a moment of great importance for Catholics and for the world. Now Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam, one of the church’s top experts on the document, provides a thoughtful, passionate, and highly accessible commentary on its key ideas and themes. Faithfully attentive to the outline of the six chapters of the encyclical, Fr. Joshtrom has also insightfully arranged the book according to the See-Judge-Act methodology that is increasingly used in spirituality, moral theology, and the social sciences. If Pope Francis is right when he insists that the solution to our environmental problems cannot be found only in technocratic approaches by governments and institutions, but by a wide and thoughtful embrace by all of us of our common responsibility, then Fr. Joshtrom’s book is precisely what we need at this time.


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Order and Progress. Part I. Thoughts on Government. Part II. Studies of Political Crises

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ISBN 10 : 9781523094233
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Download or read book Can Finance Save the World? PDF or another Format written by Bertrand Badré and published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. This book was released on 2018-01-30 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A hugely important book [with] a compelling vision for ethical global finance that makes current political debates seem petty and thoughtless” (Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary). According to Bertrand Badré, finance is neither inherently good nor bad. It's just a tool—the most powerful tool on earth. . In Can Finance Save the World?, he describes innovative approaches and financial tools that can help us address many of the world's biggest problems, ranging from climate change to the eradication of poverty to building much-needed infrastructure. Badré details options for creating positive financial regulation and for strengthening international cooperation. He also explains what is working and what needs to change in financing the sustainable development of the world. This book is rich with practical examples, some developed by Badré himself. For instance, he describes how at the World Bank he devised an innovative way to use insurance, a financial tool rarely considered in international development, to buttress fragile emerging economies against natural disasters and pandemics. Initiatives like these show that, as Badré writes, “when controlled and used intelligently, with benevolence and inventiveness, finance can accomplish great things.”


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ISBN 10 : 9780226433486
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Download or read book Arthur Vandenberg PDF or another Format written by Hendrik Meijer and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2017-10-16 with total page 461 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The idea that a Senator would put the greater good of the country ahead of his party seems nearly impossible to imagine in our current political climate. Originally the editor and publisher of the Grand Rapids Herald, Vandenberg was elected to the Senate in 1928, and became an outspoken opponent of the New Deal and a leader among the isolationists who resisted FDR's efforts to aid European allies at the onset of World War II. Meijer shows that Vandenberg worked closely with Democratic administrations to build the strong bipartisan consensus that established the Marshall Plan, the United Nations, and NATO.


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