Authority Author Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN-10 9780374710781
Release 2014-05-06
Pages 352
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After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach. Following the tumultuous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the agency is in complete disarray. John Rodrigues (aka "Control") is the Southern Reach's newly appointed head. Working with a distrustful but desperate team, a series of frustrating interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, Control begins to penetrate the secrets of Area X. But with each discovery he must confront disturbing truths about himself and the agency he's pledged to serve. In Authority, the second volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, Area X's most disturbing questions are answered . . . but the answers are far from reassuring.

Territory Authority Rights

Territory  Authority  Rights Author Saskia Sassen
ISBN-10 0691095388
Release 2006
Pages 493
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Argues that globalization continues to be shaped by institutions and networks originally developed with nations in mind. This book examines how three components of any society in any age - territory, authority, and rights - have changed in themselves across three major historical "assemblages": the medieval, the national, and the global. Where does the nation-state end and globalization begin? In "Territory, Authority, Rights", one of the world's leading authorities on globalization shows how the national state made today's global era possible. Saskia Sassen argues that even while globalization is best understood as "denationalization," it continues to be shaped, channelled, and enabled by institutions and networks originally developed with nations in mind, such as the rule of law and respect for private authority. This process of state making produced some of the capabilities enabling the global era. The difference is that these capabilities have become part of new organizing logics: actors other than nation-states deploy them for new purposes. Sassen builds her case by examining how three components of any society in any age - territory, authority, and rights - have changed in themselves and in their interrelationships across three major historical "assemblages": the medieval, the national, and the global. The book consists of three parts

The Problem of Political Authority

The Problem of Political Authority Author Michael Huemer
ISBN-10 9781137281647
Release 2012-10-29
Pages 365
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Modern states commonly deploy coercion in a wide array of circumstances in which the resort to force would clearly be wrong for any private agent. What entitles the state to behave in this manner? And why should citizens obey its commands? This book examines theories of political authority, from the social contract theory, to theories of democratic authorization, to fairness- and consequence-based theories. Ultimately, no theory of authority succeeds, and thus no government has the kind of authority often ascribed to governments. The author goes on to discuss how voluntary and competitive institutions could provide the central goods for the sake of which the state is often deemed necessary, including law, protection from private criminals, and national security. An orderly and livable society thus does not require acquiescence in the illusion of political authority.

A Shared Authority

A Shared Authority Author Michael Frisch
ISBN-10 0791401332
Release 1990
Pages 273
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A collection of 13 previously published essays by Frisch (American studies, SUNY). Among them are general reflections on oral history, collective memory, and American culture and history; detailed studies of specific issues in documentary work; and considerations of public history and programming. Examples used include the unemployed, Chinese students, and the television history of the Vietnam War. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Authority Identity and the Social History of the Great War

Authority  Identity and the Social History of the Great War Author Frans Coetzee
ISBN-10 1571810676
Release 1995
Pages 362
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The unprecedented scope and intensity of the First World War has prompted an enormous body of retrospective scholarship. However, efforts to provide a coherent synthesis about the war's impact and significance have remained circumscribed, tending to focus either on the operational outlines of military strategy and tactics or on the cultural legacy of the conflict as transmitted bythe war's most articulate observers. This volume departs from traditional accounts on several scores: by exploring issues barely touched upon in previous works, by deviating from the widespread tendency to treat the experiences of front and homefront isolation, and by employing a thematic treatment that, by considering the construction of authority and identity between 1914 and 1918, illuminates the fundamental question of how individuals, whether in uniform or not, endured the war's intrusion into so many aspects of their public and private lives.

Challenging Authority

Challenging Authority Author Frances Fax Piven
ISBN-10 9780742563407
Release 2008-07-11
Pages 200
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Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics. Drawing on critical episodes in U.S. history, Piven shows that it is in fact precisely at those seismic moments when people act outside of political norms that they become empowered to their full democratic potential.

Collapsed States

Collapsed States Author I. William Zartman
ISBN-10 1555875602
Release 1995
Pages 303
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This work uses 11 African case studies in its exploration of the phenomenon of collapsed states. The writers consider the causes of collapse; symptoms and early warning signs; and how the situation was met. They also assess the strengths and weaknesses of various responses, such as UN action.

Art and Authority in Renaissance Milan

Art and Authority in Renaissance Milan Author Evelyn S. Welch
ISBN-10 0300063512
Release 1995
Pages 358
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Milan was one of the largest and most important cities in Renaissance Italy. Controlled by the Visconti and Sforza dynasties from 1277 until 1500, its rulers were generous patrons of the arts, responsible for commissioning major monuments throughout the city and for supporting artists such as Giovanni di Balduccio, Filarete, Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci. But the city was much more than its dukes. Milan had a distinct civic identity, one that was expressed, above all, through its neighbourhood, religious and charitable associations. This book moves beyond standard interpretations of ducal patronage to explore the often overlooked city itself, showing how the allegiances of the town hall and the parish related to those of the servants and aristocrats who frequented the Visconti and Sforza court. In this original and stimulating interdisciplinary study, Evelyn Welch illustrates the ways in which the myths of Visconti and Sforza supremacy were created. Newly discovered material for major projects such as the cathedral, hospital and castle of Milan permits a greater understanding of the political, economic and architectural forces that shaped these extraordinary buildings. The book also explores the wider social networks of the artists themselves. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, is de-mythologised: far from being an isolated, highly prized court artist, he spent his almost eighteen years in the city working within the wider Milanese community of painters, sculptors, goldsmiths and embroiderers. The broad perspective of the book ensures that any future study of the Renaissance will have to re-evaluate the place of Milan in Italian cultural history.

Authority and the Female Body in the Writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe

Authority and the Female Body in the Writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe Author Liz Herbert McAvoy
ISBN-10 1843840081
Release 2004
Pages 276
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An examination of ways in which the writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe were affected by traditional and contemporary attitudes towards women.

Letting Go

Letting Go Author Bill Adair
ISBN-10 9780983480303
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 335
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Letting Go? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums seems challenged at every turn—by the Web and digital media, by community-based programming, by new trends in oral history and by contemporary art. In this anthology of 19 thought pieces, case studies, conversations and commissioned art, almost 30 leading practitioners such as Michael Frisch, Jack Tchen, Liz Ševcenko, Kathleen McLean, Nina Simon, Otabenga Jones and Associates, and Fred Wilson explore the implications of letting audiences create, not just receive, historical content. Drawing on examples from history, art, and science museums, Letting Go? offers concrete examples and models that will spark innovative work at institutions of all sizes and budgets. This engaging new collection will serve as an introductory text for those newly grappling with a changing field and, for those already pursuing the goal of “letting go,” a tool for taking stock and pushing ahead.

God s Caliph

God s Caliph Author Patricia Crone
ISBN-10 0521541115
Release 2003-09-18
Pages 164
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This study examines how religious authority was distributed in early Islam. It argues the case that, as in Shi'ism, it was concentrated in the head of state, rather than dispersed among learned laymen as in Sunnism. Originally the caliph was both head of state and ultimate source of religious law; the Sunni pattern represents the outcome of a conflict between the caliph and early scholars who, as spokesmen of the community, assumed religious leadership for themselves. Many Islamicists have assumed the Shi'ite concept of the imamate to be a deviant development. In contrast, this book argues that it is an archaism preserving the concept of religious authority with which all Muslims began.

In Search of Authority Third Edition

In Search of Authority   Third Edition Author Stephen Bonnycastle
ISBN-10 1770481532
Release 2007-04-26
Pages 282
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In Search of Authority is the most engaging introduction to literary theory available today. This is the third edition of a book that has been widely used to introduce undergraduates to the field of literary theory. Its distinctive quality is the way in which it makes complex literary theories, such as structuralism, deconstruction, and post-modernism, accessible to students by relating these theories to students’ own enjoyment in reading literature. Each theory is illustrated by several applications of the theory to well-known literary works. Based on a reader-response approach to literature, In Search of Authority begins with an up-to-date account of the status of literary theory in the 21st century, including a response to recent debates about the “post-theory” question. It concludes with a discussion of how an understanding of literary theory can lead to the empowerment of the individual reader, and of how the authority of the professor can be gradually transferred to the student. This third edition has been revised and updated throughout. Each chapter ends with several questions to help students check their understanding of the key ideas in the chapter.

Moral Conduct and Authority

Moral Conduct and Authority Author Barbara Daly Metcalf
ISBN-10 0520046609
Release 1984
Pages 389
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Moral Conduct and Authority has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Moral Conduct and Authority also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Moral Conduct and Authority book for free.

I Give You Authority

I Give You Authority Author Charles H. Kraft
ISBN-10 9781441270214
Release 2012-03-15
Pages 352
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"All will find here much reality, much wisdom, much encouragement, and much to praise God for."--J.I. Packer This popular book from respected leader Charles H. Kraft shows believers how to exercise the authority they have from God through Jesus Christ. When Christians recognize and use the amazing gift of spiritual authority, they position themselves to provide protection and bring transformation, not only in their lives but in the lives of family members, friends, even coworkers. Now fully revised and updated.

The Symbolic Language of Royal Authority in the Carolingian World c 751 877

The Symbolic Language of Royal Authority in the Carolingian World  c 751 877 Author Ildar H. Garipzanov
ISBN-10 9789004166691
Release 2008
Pages 392
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This book is not a conventional political narrative of Carolingian history shaped by narrative sources, capitularies, and charter material. It is structured, instead, by numismatic, diplomatic, liturgical, and iconographic sources and deals with political signs, images, and fixed formulas in them as interconnected elements in a symbolic language that was used in the indirect negotiation and maintenance of Carolingian authority. Building on the comprehensive analysis of royal liturgy, intitulature, iconography, and graphic signs and responding to recent interpretations of early medieval politics, this book offers a fresh view of Carolingian political culture and of corresponding roles that royal/imperial courts, larger monasteries, and human agents played there.

Luther and Calvin on Secular Authority

Luther and Calvin on Secular Authority Author Harro Höpfl
ISBN-10 0521342082
Release 1991-09-27
Pages 95
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The two texts translated here constitute a sustained attempt to find the proper balance between church and state, demanding a consideration of the nature of justice, the justification and scope of civil authority, the liberty of Christian subjects, and the place of the Church in the world.

By what Authority

By what Authority Author Richard R. Gaillardetz
ISBN-10 0814628729
Release 2003
Pages 156
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Authority is exercised in many ways and forms in the Catholic Church today. By What Authority? offers a helpful introduction to the forms of Church authority that are concerned with authentic Christian belief. Gaillardetz explains what it means to say that the Bible is inspired, how Scripture and tradition are related to one another, the role of the Pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faith, the levels of Church teaching authority, how to deal with disagreements with Church teaching, the distinctive role of the theologians, and the contribution of all the baptized in the formation of Church teaching. This book introduces readers to a basic understanding of the nature and exercise of authority in the Catholic Church as understood within the vision of the Church offered by the Second Vatican Council. The chapters conclude by outlining disputed issues regarding the topic of that chapter and a select list of opportunities for further reading. Chapters in Part One: The Authority of Scripture and Tradition are ?What Does It Mean to Say the Bible is Inspired?? ?What Is the Canon of the Bible?? and ?What Is the Relationship Between Scripture and Tradition?? Chapters in Part Two: The Authority of Church Teaching and the Church?s Teaching Office are ?How Do We Understand the Magisterium Today?? ?How Do the Pope and Bishops Exercise Their Teaching Authority?? and ?What Is Dogma and Doctrine?? Chapters in Part Three: The Authority of the Believer and the Believing Community are ?What Is the Sense of the Faithful?? ?Is There a Place for Disagreement in the Catholic Church?? and ?What Is the Proper Relationship Between the Magisterium and Theologians???In straightforward and generally non-technical language, it treats various aspects of authority that pertain to the teachings of the Catholic Church in a clear and helpful way for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of what authoritative teaching entails.? New Theology Review?Will Rogers said, ?We?re all educated, only its about different things.? This sage observation came to mind as I read By What Authority? Many well educated, even professional, Catholics retain a somewhat elementary knowledge of Catholic belief and teaching. This book is a lucid, balanced guide for the interested inquirer on such complex questions as the sense of the faithful, the role of theologians and church authority, and the various levels of church teaching. A great contribution, this book should be widely read.? Most Rev. John R. Quinn Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco?Gaillardetz has emerged as one of the few true authorities on the authority of the Catholic Church. By some miracle he has managed to balance not only tradition and development, but also first-rate theology with wide accessibility. I will use this as a text in my course on the Church.? Dennis M. Doyle Religious Studies University of Dayton?Richard Gaillardetz has earned a reputation as a leading authority on the theology of the magisterium. Taking his point of departure from Vatican II?s teaching on divine revelation, he shows how revelation is mediated symbolically through the stories and traditions of God?s people. His book guides the reader skillfully through difficult questions such as the nature of biblical inspiration, the gradual emergence of the canon, the relation between Scripture and tradition, the authority of the Church?s teaching office as well as that of the believing community. A chapter asking if there is a place for ?disagreement? in the Catholic Church is particularly wise. Written with an admirable clarity and simplicity, his book is honest, timely, and deeply Catholic.? Thomas P. Rausch, S.J. T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology Loyola Marymount University?Gaillardetz sets himself the task of synthesizing and presenting in an accessible manner the theological work on revelation and church teaching authority appearing since Vatican II. He succeeds in a remarkably clear and engaging way.? Pastoral Music?This work is a great resource for those interested in understanding the several sources and practical uses of authority within contemporary Catholicism.? Catholic Books Review?Gaillardetz?s book is written as an honest and charitable presentation of the current teaching of the hierarchical magisterium, with a respectful treatment of the authority of sovereign conscience for each and all believers. . . . This book will whet your appetite to re-read these sacred texts with renewed interest.? America?Writing in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, Gaillardetz focuses on the exercise of authority as it is oriented toward Christian belief; that is, the authoritative relationships concerned with the Bible, tradition, popes and bishops, creeds and doctrine, theologians, and all the faithful.? New Testament Abstracts?Anyone who wants a teachable, balanced, lucid, yet comprehensive text on authority in the church need look no further.? Church?Respected Catholic theologian Richard Gaillardetz takes up important topics that are too often neglected in modern biblical studies and theology. Drawing on the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and the full spectrum of Catholic tradition, he provides the lay reader with clear explanations of such issues as revelation, biblical inspiration and inerrancy, the authority of the biblical canon, the relationship of Scripture and tradition, the authority of the magsterium and other levels of Church teaching, the role of dissent, and the sensum fidelium. Just to name this list of contents is to signal the importance of a solid and reliable exposition such as this.? The Bible Today?. . .it treats various aspects of authority that pertain to the teachings of the Catholic Church in a clear and helpful way. I recommend By What Authority? for the audiences intended by the author, as well as for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of what authoritative teaching entails.? New Theology Review