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  • Women and Music: A History

    This updated, expanded, and reorganized edition of Women and Music features even more women composers, performers, and patrons, even more musical contexts, and an expanded view of women in music outside Europe and North America. A popular university textbook, Women and Music is enlightening for scholars, a good source of programming ideas for performers, and a pleasure for other music lovers.

  • Oeuvres Complètes de M. Le C. Te de Buffon, Intendant Du Jardin Du Roi, de l'Académie Françoise, de Celle Des Sciences, &c, Vol. 4: Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Oeuvres Completes de M. Le C. Te de Buffon, Intendant du Jardin du Roi, de l'Academie Francoise, de Celle des Sciences, &C, Vol. 4: Histoire Naturelle de l'Homme About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • New Ways of Making Babies: The Case of Egg Donation

    "... extremely valuable. [This book] addresses exactly the right questions in a balanced, nuanced way." --Journal of the American Medical Association"Cohen's book is a major contribution to the literature of the inevitable." --Medical Humanities Review"This book provides readers with an insightful overview of the practice of oocyte donation, the broader issues raised by this innovative yet problematic technology and, given the recommendations of NABER, how these issues mights be resolved.... Well written, structured, researched, and thought-provoking, this book makes a timely, important, and worthwhile contribution to the growing body of reproductive technology scholarship." --Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Home Page"Detailed notes; extensive references; comprehensive research... Recommended..." --ChoiceLeading scholars investigate the difficult ethical, legal, and policy issues that surround egg donation and the new reproductive technologies as a whole. In addition, the book describes procedures at four egg-donation centers and presents a new set of guidelines from the National Advisory Board on Ethics in Reproduction.

  • Minimalism: Origins

    "... a landmark work, the first attempt to write a pre-history of minimalism that embraces all the arts. Its importance cannot be overestimated." --K. Robert Schwarz, Institute for Studies in American Music"All told, this book is mandatory reading for anyone who wishes to understand the history and nature of minimalism." --i/e NINE"The death of Minimalism is announced regularly, which may be the surest testimonial to its staying power," says Strickland in this study, the first to examine in detail Minimalist tendencies in the plastic arts and music. Investigating the origins of Minimalism in postwar American culture, Strickland redefines it as a movement that developed radically reductive stylistic innovations in numerous media. A survey with wit.

  • Dictionnaire Des Proverbes Français (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Dictionnaire des Proverbes Francais Les mots sentence, adage et proverbe ont de nom breux rapports; mais voici en quoi ils different. Les proverbes de Salomon etaient des sentences, c'est-a-dire, des paroles qui portaient un grand sens. Le proverbe renferme une verite neuve, tiree de l'observation; l'adage rend, par la tournure, cette verite piquante. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Cours Abrégé de Religion, Vol. 2: Dieu (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Cours Abrege de Religion, Vol. 2: Dieu About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Deux Versions Hébraïques Du Livre de Kalîlâh Et Dimnâh: La Premiere Accompagnée d'Une Traduction Française, Publiees d'Apres Les Manuscrits de Paris Et d'Oxford (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Deux Versions Hebraiques du Livre de Kalilah Et Dimnah: La Premiere Accompagnee d'une Traduction Francaise, Publiees d'Apres les Manuscrits de Paris Et d'Oxford Cc volume ne forme que la deux1eme partie de notre publi cation. Pour avoir une connaissance exacte de la version he brmque du rabbin Joel, nous avons cru utile de publier le commencement qui manque dans notre manuscrit, d'apres la traduction de J eau de Capoue. N ou - seulement 1 edition de cette traduction est fort rare, mais le latin de Jean doit bien souvent, pour etre compris ou corrige, etre ramene 21 l'hebreu qu'il etait destine 31 traduire. Ainsi, lorsqu'on y rencontre igni3, quand le sens exigerait homo, on ne se tromper: pas en supposant que Jean avait lu WN pour w'n. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • The Crazy, Wonderful Things Kids Say: Tales from the Singing Pediatrician

    "Hey, doctor, I want to tell you something!"For 54 years, kids have shared with pediatrician Arnold Tanis stories, questions, and bold pronouncements about their childhood worlds. In between treating them, the good doctor wrote many of them down. Three generations of patients offer memorable and downright funny observations and opinions about all sorts of things: shots, school, their brothers and sisters, growing up, and even Dr. Tanis himself and whether he can sing as well as he thinks he does. The parents also chime in, both to complain about all their kids put them through and to celebrate how well they eventually turn out. A tireless, lifelong advocate of child safety, Dr. Tanis's impact on his patients and their families spans decades. This book is a testament to his career and a memorable glimpse of the warm and sometimes crazy world of a singing pediatrician.

  • Life Through the Ages

    First published in 1946, Charles R. Knight s Life Through the Ages was for many a beloved first look at the strange animals of the prehistoric past. For much of the 20th century, Knight s reconstructions were the key resource for popular images of ancient life. His paintings and drawings were displayed as part of museum exhibits, notably at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Field Museum in Chicago, were used as illustrations in numerous books and magazine articles, and even influenced movie portrayals of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. Knight s work was highly regarded both for its artistic skill and for its scientific accuracy, closely based as it was on the knowledge of its time. Although new discoveries and ongoing research have changed the view of many of the animals depicted by Knight, his work remains valuable and is still treasured by the new generations of scientists and paleoartists.For this Commemorative Edition, many of Knight s original drawings were re-photographed. A new Foreword by Stephen Jay Gould reflects on Knight s work, and a new Introduction by Philip J. Currie discusses recent scientific findings and Knight s restorations."

  • Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity

    Viewing Foucault in the light of work by Continental and American philosophers, most notably Nietzsche, Habermas, Deleuze, Richard Rorty, Bernard Williams, and Ian Hacking, Genealogy as Critique shows that philosophical genealogy involves not only the critique of modernity but also its transformation. Colin Koopman engages genealogy as a philosophical tradition and a method for understanding the complex histories of our present social and cultural conditions. He explains how our understanding of Foucault can benefit from productive dialogue with philosophical allies to push Foucaultian genealogy a step further and elaborate a means of addressing our most intractable contemporary problems.

  • Lettres de Madame Swetchine, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Lettres de Madame Swetchine, Vol. 2 Cette instruction liberale, fortement assise sur la base d'une education chretienne, avait merveilleusement prepare le jeune homme aux epreuves que sa generation allait traverser, et il monta rapidement tous les degres de la hierarchie militaire, sans que personne songeat a y voir un caprice de la faveur. A vingt-huit ans, il epousa M... de Dijon, d'une famille distinguee de Gas cogne, mais protestante. Elle se fit instruire et embrassa la religion catholique avant son mariage. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Framing Sukkot: Tradition and Transformation in Jewish Vernacular Architecture

    The sukkah, the symbolic ritual home built during the annual Jewish holiday of Sukkot, commemorates the temporary structures that sheltered the Israelites as they journeyed across the desert after the exodus from Egypt. Despite the simple Biblical prescription for its design, the remarkable variety of creative expression in the construction, decoration, and use of the sukkah, in both times of peace and national upheaval, reveals the cultural traditions, political convictions, philosophical ideals, and individual aspirations that the sukkah communicates for its builders and users today. In this ethnography of contemporary Sukkot observance, Gabrielle Anna Berlinger examines the powerful role of ritual and vernacular architecture in the formation of self and society in three sharply contrasting Jewish communities: Bloomington, Indiana; South Tel Aviv, Israel; and Brooklyn, New York. Through vivid description and in-depth interviews, she demonstrates how constructing and decorating the sukkah and performing the weeklong holiday's rituals of hospitality provide unique circumstances for creative expression, social interaction, and political struggle. Through an exploration of the intersections between the rituals of Sukkot and contemporary issues, such as the global Occupy movement, Berlinger finds that the sukkah becomes a tangible expression of the need for housing and economic justice, as well as a symbol of the longing for home.

  • The Musician As Entrepreneur, 1700-1914: Managers, Charlatans, and Idealists

    To be successful, a musician often has to be an entrepreneur: someone who starts a performing venue, develops patrons, and promotes the project aggressively. Accomplishing this requires musicians to acquire social and business skills and to be highly opportunistic in what they do. In The Musician as Entrepreneur, 1700-1914, international scholars investigate cases of musical entrepreneurship between around 1700 and 1914 in Britain, France, Germany, and the United States. By uncovering the ways in which musicians such as Telemann, Beethoven, Paganini, and Liszt conducted their daily business, the authors reveal how musicians reshaped the frameworks of musical culture and, in the process, the nature of the music itself.

  • The Bassoon Reed Manual: Lou Skinner's Theories and Techniques

    This book codifies the practices of Louis Skinner, a man who devoted his life to researching and developing practices to improve the art of reedmaking.

  • L'Art Étrusque (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from L'Art Etrusque Leur souvenir est reste attache au pays ou s'etait concentree leur activite et ou se retrouvent tant de monuments, murailles, tombeaux, inscriptions, temoins de leur prosperite seculaire. Ce pays s'est ap pele et s'appelle encore l'etrurie ou, de leur autre nom Tuset, la Tos cane. L.a chose est si naturelle qu'il serait inutile d'en faire la remarque, s'il n'etait necessaire de detruire une erreur que la per sistance de ces denominations a peu a peu accreditee. On croit com munement ou du moins on parle souvent comme si l'on crevait que la race etrusque tout entiere etait cantonnee entre le Tibre et l'amo. Or il s'en faut de beaucoup qu'il en ait ete ainsi. L'etrurie des ao ciens, la Toscane des modernes ne representent qu'une partie du territoire jadis occupe par les Etrusques. De meme qu'il y avait des Grecs en dehors de la Grece, de meme il y a eu des Etrusques en dehors de l'etrurie. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Dilemmas in Modern Jewish Thought: The Dialectics of Revelation and History

    "MIchael Morgan has served up an intellectual treat. These subtle and carefully reasoned essays explore the dilemmas of the post-modern Jew who would take history seriously without losing the commanding presence Israel heard at Sinai.... It is a pleasure to be nourished by a fresh mind exploring the tension between reason and revelation, history and faith." --Rabbi Samuel Karff"This is without doubt one of the most significant works in modern Jewish thought and a must for a thoughtful student of contemporary Jewish philosophy." --Rabbie Sheldon Zimmerman"This may well mark the next stage in the long history of Jewish self-understanding." --Ethics"... rigorous history of modern Jewish thought... " --ChoiceIs Judaism a timeless, universal set of beliefs or, rather, is it historical and contingent in its relation to different times and places? Morgan clarifies the tensions and dilemmas that characterize modern thinking about the nature of Judaism and clears the way for Jews to appreciate their historical situation, yet locate enduring values and principles in a post-Holocaust world.

  • A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present

    Now back in print in a new edition!A Century of AmbivalenceThe Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the PresentSecond, Expanded EditionZvi GitelmanA richly illustrated survey of the Jewish historical experience in the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet era."Anyone with even a passing interest in the history of Russian Jewry will want to own this splendid... book." --Janet Hadda, Los Angeles Times"... a badly needed historical perspective on Soviet Jewry.... [Gitelman] is evenhanded in his treatment of various periods and themes, as well as in his overall evaluation of the Soviet Jewish experience.... A Century of Ambivalence is illuminated by an extraordinary collection of photographs that vividly reflect the hopes, triumphs and agonies of Russian Jewish life." --David E. Fishman, Hadassah Magazine "Wonderful pictures of famous personalities, unknown villagers, small hamlets, markets and communal structures combine with the text to create an uplifting [book] for a broad and general audience." --Alexander Orbach, Slavic Review"Gitelman's text provides an important commentary and careful historic explanation.... His portrayal of the promise and disillusionment, hope and despair, intellectual restlessness succeeded by swift repression enlarges the reader's understanding of the dynamic forces behind some of the most important movements in contemporary Jewish life." --Jane S. Gerber, Bergen Jewish News"... a lucid and reasonably objective popular history that expertly threads its way through the dizzying reversals of the Russian Jewish experience." --Village VoiceA century ago the Russian Empire contained the largest Jewish community in the world, numbering about five million people. Today, the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union has dwindled to half a million, but remains probably the world's third largest Jewish community. In the intervening century the Jews of that area have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history--two world wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the collapse of the USSR. They have gone through tumultuous upward and downward economic and social mobility and experienced great enthusiasms and profound disappointments. In startling photographs from the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and with a lively and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence traces the historical experience of Jews in Russia from a period of creativity and repression in the second half of the 19th century through the paradoxes posed by the post-Soviet era. This redesigned edition, which includes more than 200 photographs and two substantial new chapters on the fate of Jews and Judaism in the former Soviet Union, is ideal for general readers and classroom use.Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is author of Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 and editor of Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR (Indiana University Press). Published in association with YIVO Institute for Jewish ResearchContentsIntroductionCreativity versus Repression: The Jews in Russia, 1881-1917Revolution and the Ambiguities of LiberationReaching for Utopia: Building Socialism and a New Jewish CultureThe HolocaustThe Black Years and the Gray, 1948-1967Soviet Jews, 1967-1987: To Reform, Conform, or Leave?The "Other" Jews of the Former USSR: Georgian, Central Asian, and Mountain JewsThe Post-Soviet Era: Winding Down or Starting Up Again?The Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Jewry

  • Mémoires Du Peuple Français, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'à Nos Jours, Vol. 3 (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Memoires du Peuple Francais, Depuis Son Origine Jusqu'a Nos Jours, Vol. 3 A vingt et un ans, la majorite feodale et royale com mence. Des le regne de Philippe la, tutelle cesse a quatorze ans, pour etre suivie de la curatelle, qui dure jusqu'a vingt et un Louis IX n'a ete declare majeur qu'a vingt et un ans. Mais les temps de minorite sont fer tiles en troubles, et pour remedier a ces maux, Charles V fera decider, en 1369, que les rois de France agiront en majeurs a treize ans revolus. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Dionysus: Myth and Cult

    "This study of Dionysus... is also a new theogony of Early Greece." --Publishers Weekly"An original analysis... of the spiritual significance of the Greek myth and cult of Dionysus." --Theology Digest

  • Journal de Conchyliologie, 1898, Vol. 46: 3e Série, Tome Xxxviiie (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from Journal de Conchyliologie, 1898, Vol. 46: 3e Serie, Tome Xxxviiie Obs. Cette espece se distingue des formes voisines par ses. Petites stries plissees, que viennent croiser des lignes spirales serrees. Coloration d'un vert-bleuatre, avec une tache brune au sommet de la spire et une autre a la partie superieure de la columelle. Dernier tour muni d'une carene tranchante et d'un jaune verdatre. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.