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Leo Strauss An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy

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English | 2006 | pages: 200 | ISBN: 0801884403, 080188439X | PDF | 2,8 mb
Leo Strauss’s controversial writings have long exercised a profound subterranean cultural influence. Now their impact is emerging into broad daylight, where they have been met with a flurry of poorly informed, often wildly speculative, and sometimes rather paranoid pronouncements.


Josquin des Prez and His Musical Legacy An Introductory Guide

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English | 2013 | pages: 248 | ISBN: 9058679411, 9462702853 | PDF | 28,4 mb
Josquin des Prez and His Musical Legacy is the most up-to-date contribution to the research on one of the most important and internationally famous composers of the Renaissance. This book offers factual information on the composer as well as insights into his 16th-century and modern reception, a survey of the sources of his music, and a discussion of the thorny issue of authorship. Willem Elders, one of the most distinguished scholars of Josquin’s music, also discusses the influence of Gregorian chant as a source of inspiration and explains the various aspects of Josquin’s symbolic language. Each individual work, including some of those in the old Josquin edition now considered inauthentic) receives a short discussion of relevant contextual aspects and interesting musical features. Ranges and lengths are given for each work. The style is adapted to the professional musicologist as well as to the music lover and performer.


Anselm of Canterbury and his Theological Inheritance

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English | 2016 | pages: 218 | ISBN: 0754639118 | PDF | 4,1 mb
Anselm is a major figure in theological, philosophical and historical studies. This book provides a fresh approach to the study of this great figure; one which provides critical interaction with current critical thinking whilst arguing in favour of the idea of theological unity in Anselm’s corpus. Exploring the Proslogion, but also more ‘minor’ works, David Hogg interacts with the theological content of Anselm’s writings: showing how Anselm’s ontological argument fits into the wider context of his theology; comparing the holistic approach of Anselm’s thought with that of other medieval personages and fitting him into the wider medieval context; and revealing how Anselm’s theology integrates the atonement and questions of predestination, the fall of the Devil and free will, and other issues. The book concludes with an assessment of the impact of Anselm’s theology during his own time, and the continuing effect his thinking has had on succeeding centuries of theological development.


Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments

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English | 2012 | pages: 146 | ISBN: 161374028X | PDF | 32,9 mb
Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc², Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated-along with his fascinating life and unique personality-in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein’s important contributions to science, from proving the existence and size of atoms and launching the field of quantum mechanics to creating models of the universe that led to the discovery of black holes and the big bang theory, young physicists will participate in activities and thought experiments to bring his theories and ideas to life. Such activities include using dominoes to model a nuclear chain reaction, replicating the expanding universe in a microwave oven, creating blue skies and red sunsets in a soda bottle, and calculating the speed of light using a melted chocolate bar. Suggestions for further study, a time line, and sidebars on the work of other physicists of the day make this an incredibly accessible resource for inquisitive children.


Mozart in Motion His Work and His World in Pieces [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B0CG2P9RD3 | 2023 | 13 hours and 38 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 394 MB
Author: Patrick Mackie
Narrator: Julian Elfer

Mozart is one of the most familiar and beloved icons of our culture, but how much do we really understand of his music, and what can it reveal to us about the great composer? Following Mozart from his youth in Salzburg to his early death; from his close and rivalrous relationship with his father to his romantic attachments; from his hugely successful operas to intimate compositions on the keyboard, Patrick Mackie leads the listener through the major and lesser-known moments of the composer’s life and brings alive the teeming, swiveling modernity of eighteenth-century Europe.


Be Like the Fox Machiavelli in His World [Audiobook]

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English | ASIN: B071L26GWK | 2017 | 13 hours and 30 minutes | M4B@64 kbps | 385 MB
Author: Erica Benner
Narrator: Karen Saltus

The dramatic, myth-shattering story of how Machiavelli – arguably the most misunderstood thinker of all time – fought to change his corrupt world. Since the publication of The Prince five centuries ago, Machiavelli has been associated with political amorality. But that characterization is unfair. In Be Like the Fox, Erica Benner sets the record straight: far from the ruthless "Machiavellian" henchman that people think he was, Machiavelli emerges here as a profound ethical thinker who fought to uphold high moral standards and restore the democratic freedoms of his beloved Florence. Shaking the dust from history, Benner masterfully interweaves Machiavelli’s words with those of his friends and enemies, giving us a biography with all the energy of fiction. Through dialogues and diaries, we witness dramatic episodes, including Savonarola’s fiery sermons against the elite in Florence’s piazza, Machiavelli’s secret negotiations with Caterina Sforza at the court of Forlí, and the Florentines’ frantic preparations to resist Pope Julius’s plan to overthrow their Republic.


Tolkien and the Study of His Sources Critical Essays

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English | 2011 | pages: 241 | ISBN: 0786464828 | PDF | 1,8 mb
Source criticism-analysis of a writer’s source material-has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers’ appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the approach.