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Lincoln S Constitution

Author : Daniel A. Farber
ISBN : 9780226237961
Genre : History
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The University of California law professor explores the Constitutional issues raised by the Civil War, illuminating Lincoln's "legal legacy" in terms of his actions to preserve the union and how he defended those actions within the context of his own era and their ramifications in terms of such modern-day issues as state sovereignity, presidential power, and national security limitations on civil liberties. Reprint.

Desperately Seeking Certainty

Author : Daniel A. Farber
ISBN : 0226238105
Genre : Law
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Irreverent, provocative, and engaging, Desperately Seeking Certainty attacks the current legal vogue for grand unified theories of constitutional interpretation. On both the Right and the Left, prominent legal scholars are attempting to build all of constitutional law from a single foundational idea. Dan Farber and Suzanna Sherry find that in the end no single, all-encompassing theory can successfully guide judges or provide definitive or even sensible answers to every constitutional question. Their book brilliantly reveals how problematic foundationalism is and shows how the pragmatic, multifaceted common law methods already used by the Court provide a far better means of reaching sound decisions and controlling judicial discretion than do any of the grand theories.

Blood Lines Of The Illuminati

Author : Fritz Springmeier
ISBN : 0966353323
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Native Traditions In The Postconquest World

Author : Elizabeth Hill Boone
ISBN : 0884022390
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"Important anthology marking, but not celebrating, the Columbian Quincentenary, directing attention to indigenous cultural responses to the Spanish intrusion in Mexico and Peru, utilizing as much as possible native documents and sources, and exploring men

In Their Own Words

Author : David Aaron
ISBN : 9780833046901
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This book presents the actual statements and writings of jihadis expressing their views on virtually every subject relevant to their cause. It is not about Islam as it is practiced in its many varieties in Muslim communities throughout the world, nor is it about Islamic fundamentalism or the various Islamist political movements. Rather, it is about a small group of Muslims who carry out and promote terrorism in the name of Islam. Because the jihadis' statements are often more appalling and more profoundly revealing than the accounts that have been written about jihadi terrorism, this book provides unfiltered access to a broad range of the stories, rationales, ideas, and arguments of jihadi terrorists and those who support them. Introductory and contextual material is also included, to provide the background and origins of what the jihadis are saying?to each other and to the world. It is hoped that this will provide greater insights into the motives, plans, and participants in jihadi terrorism, as well as the nature of the threat they pose. Not all of the quotations are from prominent jihadis. Some have been selected because they are representative, others because they are contradictory, and still others because they provide a unique insight into the jihadi mentality.

Wind Bands And Cultural Identity In Japanese Schools

Author : David G. Hebert
ISBN : 9400721781
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This well researched volume tells the story of music education in Japan and of the wind band contest organized by the All-Japan Band Association. Identified here for the first time as the world’s largest musical competition, it attracts 14,000 bands and well over 500,000 competitors. The book’s insightful contribution to our understanding of both music and education chronicles music learning in Japanese schools and communities. It examines the contest from a range of perspectives, including those of policy makers, adjudicators, conductors and young musicians. The book is an illuminating window on the world of Japanese wind bands, a unique hybrid tradition that comingles contemporary western idioms with traditional Japanese influences. In addition to its social history of Japanese school music programs, it shows how participation in Japanese school bands contributes to students’ sense of identity, and sheds new light on the process of learning to play European orchestral instruments.

The Imaginary Museum Of Musical Works An Essay In The Philosophy Of Music

Author : Lydia Goehr
ISBN : 9780191520013
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What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, Lydia Goehr combines philosophical and historical methods of enquiry. Finding Anglo-American philosophy inadequate for the task, she shows that a historical perspective is indispensable to a full understanding of musical ontology. Goehr examines the concepts and assumptions behind the practice of classical music in the nineteenth century and demonstrates how different they were from those of previous centuries. She rejects the finding that the concept of a musical work emerged in the sixteenth century, placing its emergence instead around 1800. She describes how the concept of a work then came to define the norms, expectations, and behaviour that we now associate with classical music. Out of the historical thesis Goehr draws philosophical conclusions about the normative functions of concepts and ideals. She also addresses current debates among conductors, early music performers, and avant-gardists. - ;Introduction; I. The Analytic Approach: Status and identity: Analytical positions I; Analytical positions II; Critique and transition; II. The Historical Approach: Normativity and Practice: The central claim; Musical meaning I; Musical meaning II; Musical production I; Musical production II; Werktreue: Confirmation and challenge -

A Free Commonwealth

Author : John Milton
ISBN : 9781614307853
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John Milton (1608-1674) was one of Englands most famous poets and prose writers during the 17th century, best known for Paradise Lost.A Free Commonwealth was a pamphlet published by Milton in 1660.

The Persistence Of Voice Instrumental Music And Romantic Orality

Author : John Neubauer
ISBN : 9789004343368
Genre : History
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Neubauer analyses the importance which nineteenth-century European composers, music critics and intellectuals attached to oral-vernacular speech.

God And Reason In The Middle Ages

Author : Edward Grant
ISBN : 0521003377
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This book shows how the Age of Reason actually began during the late Middle Ages.

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