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Historical Essays By James Ford Rhodes
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An essay is, generally, a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument — but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet, and a short story. Essays have... More > traditionally been sub-classified as formal and informal. Formal essays are characterized by "serious purpose, dignity, logical organization, length," whereas the informal essay is characterized by "the personal element (self-revelation, individual tastes and experiences, confidential manner), humor, graceful style, rambling structure, unconventionality or novelty of theme," etc.Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essay Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Essays Literary, Critical and Historical By Thomas O'Hagan
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Lovecraft in historical context : essays By David Haden
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CONTENTS: The Monoliths under the Sea (a new short story, and a prequel to "Call of Cthulhu") / A note on the origin and derivation of ‘Necronomicon’ / “Dagon” : war... More > and science at the origin of Lovecraft’s mythos / “The Rats In The Walls” : otherness and British culture / “Nyarlathotep” : science, sound, and the chaos of the Other / Lovecraft, the Cephalopoda, and the New England Sea Monster tradition / “Call of Cthulhu” : possible influences, and some notes on its enduring appeal / “At The Mountains of Madness” : some notes on Lovecraft’s possible visual inspirations. 74 pages, 13,000 words. Illustrated. Published August 2010.< Less
Shit: A Philosophical-Historical Essay By Lewis Dowell, III
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This article is a review of shit in an ontological, metaphysical context as it relates to substance, matter, particles and properties. I utilize a variety of philosophers (with a focus on 17th/18th... More > centuries in particular), historians, theologians, scientists, and scholars in framing a discussion or argument on the concept of shit as an entity of epistemological ambiguity in human history, philosophy and cultural development.< Less
Lovecraft in Historical Context: further essays and notes By David Haden
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CONTENTS: Story - "The Quest to Azathoth" (new 5,000 word short story). Essays and Historical Notes - 1. The Typewriter of H.P. Lovecraft; 2. Some Notes on the Origins of Lovecraft’s... More > “The Colour Out of Space”; 3. Appendix: Quabbin and “The Colour Out of Space”; 4. Lovecraft, Houdini, and Egypt in Fantastic Literature; 5. What Does Danforth See At The End of Mountains?; 6. A Fainting Spell: Lovecraft and fainting; 7. Looking into Lovecraft’s Toilet; 8. Loveman as a Source for “Hypnos”. 9. The Mystery of “J.N."; 10. A Note on the Pickwick Club Disaster; 11. On The Real Mammoth Cave and “The Beast in the Cave”; 12. The Winds of Insanity; 13. The Cats of H.P. Lovecraft; 14. Cats and the Fantastical (a bibliography); 15. A Note on the Elder Signs; 16. Secrecy and Secretions; 17. Postcards from the High House; 18. Two Postcards from the Providence Public Library; 19. "An Alternate Ending: a fiction". Illustrated. 31,000 words. 136 pages. 2011.< Less
Lovecraft in Historical Context: a third collection of essays and notes By David Haden
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Lovecraft in Historical Context: a third collection of essays and notes. 25,000 words, and many illustrations. 120 pages.
SELECTED PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS 1985-2005 By Thomas Daffern
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This collection of essays comprises a survey of the author's academic and philosophical output over a period of 20 years. During the course of my intellectual adventures I have traveled to over 33... More > countries, and visited innumerable libraries, museums and cultural centres, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Fez, Moscow, Bethlehem, Scandinavia, Russia, India, the Philippines, USA, Canada etc.. I remain optimistic as a philosopher because of our imaginative capacity, our spiritual and intellectual resources, which we can and hopefully will draw on individually and collectively to heal our current< Less
SELECTED PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS 1985-2005 By Thomas Daffern
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This collection of essays comprises a survey of the author's academic and philosophical output over a period of 20 years. During the course of my intellectual adventures I have traveled to over 33... More > countries, and visited innumerable libraries, museums and cultural centres, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Fez, Moscow, Bethlehem, Scandinavia, Russia, India, the Philippines, USA, Canada etc.. I remain optimistic as a philosopher because of our imaginative capacity, our spiritual and intellectual resources, which we can and hopefully will draw on individually and collectively to heal our current< Less
SCOUTING OUT THE HISTORICAL COURSE OF KARATE: Collected Essays By Henning Wittwer
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The six essays in this volume are primarily based on Japanese sources and the original research of the author. Each of them provides valuable and unique insights into the history and teachings of the... More > martial art of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, today widely known as karate. Henning Wittwer takes a deep look at the following themes: - The 1867 „Programme of the Three-Six-Nine and of All Arts“: A New Translation and Explanation of its Martial Arts Sections - Asato Ankō – His Life, Teachings, & Descendants - Bodhidharma, Shaolin and Chinese Boxing in the Eyes of Japan’s Karate Pioneers - Jigen-ryū & its Influence upon Karate-Dō - The Karate of the Shōtōkan (1938–1945) - The Stick of the Shōtōkan – Considerations Concerning its History, Transmission and Teachings Karate practitioners, karate researchers, and martial arts enthusiasts, students of Japanese Studies and people with a general interest in Asian history and culture will find this book fascinating as well as interesting.< Less
Qingyang Liu’s Historical Essays By Qingyang Liu
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This is Professor Qingyang Liu’s Collection of Essays. Liu graduated from the History Department of North West University at 1951, and then he worked as a history teacher and researcher in the... More > same college near 40 years. Liu’s main works include Historical Records of the Ban Family, Zhang Xuecheng talks on Han Shu, The Development of the Ballads of the Ming-Qing Period, etc. In this book, his 17 essays on history of Ming-Qing period, two earlier memoirs and 6 poems are included.< Less