Harriman's Money Miscellany: A Collection of Financial Facts by Stephen Eckett

By Stephen Eckett

A suite of evidence, figures, exciting details and oddities approximately funds. A cornucopia of economic trivialities overlaying themes as diversified because the dimension of the smallest banknote to an inventory of the 10 biggest stockmarket crashes of all time. when you have ever questioned which foreign money offers the simplest price via quantity for smugglers, what an 'Entreprenerd' is, or what the head ten songs approximately cash are, then this can be the e-book for you you will discover the solutions to those questions and 1000s extra packed into this pocket-sized masterpiece. even if you're dazzled by means of info, interested by monetary markets or loopy approximately money, this booklet could have you enthralled. Harriman's cash Miscellany is a superb gold addition to anyone's literary portfolio and a useful resource of attention-grabbing monetary proof.

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Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China by Anne E. McLaren

By Anne E. McLaren

This is often the 1st in-depth learn of chinese language bridal laments, a ritual and performative artwork practiced by means of chinese language ladies in premodern occasions that gave them an extraordinary chance to voice their grievances publicly. Drawing on methodologies from a variety of disciplines, together with functionality arts and folks literatures, the writer means that the facility to maneuver an viewers via her lament used to be the most very important symbolic and formality abilities a chinese language lady might own prior to the trendy period. appearing Grief offers a close case examine of the Nanhui zone within the reduce Yangzi delta. Bridal laments, the writer argues, supply insights into how illiterate chinese language ladies understood the kinship and social hierarchies in their zone, the wedding industry that decided their destinies, and the price in their hard work within the commodified economic climate of the delta quarter. The publication not just assesses and attracts upon a wide physique of assets, either chinese language and Western, yet is grounded in genuine box paintings, providing either old and ethnographic context in a special and complex technique. not like past stories, the writer covers either Han and non-Han teams and hence contributes to reports of ethnicity and cultural lodging in China. She offers an unique view concerning the ritual implications of bridal laments and their function in renowned notions of "wedding pollution." the quantity comprises an annotated translation from a lament cycle. this crucial paintings at the position of laments in chinese language tradition enriches our knowing of the social and performative roles of chinese language girls, the gendered nature of China's ritual tradition, and the continual transmission of women's complaint genres into the progressive interval. As a pioneering examine of the ritual and function arts of chinese language girls, it is going to be of curiosity to students and scholars within the fields of anthropology, social heritage, gender reviews, oral literature, comparative people faith, and function arts.

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Encyclopedia of asylum therapeutics, 1750/1950s by Mary de Young

By Mary de Young

The mentally in poor health have regularly been with us, yet as soon as limited in associations their therapy has now not consistently been of a lot curiosity or predicament. This paintings makes a case for why it's going to be. utilizing released stories, experiences, and private narratives of medical professionals and sufferers, this ebook unearths how therapeutics have regularly been embedded of their specific social and historic second, and the way they've got associated extant clinical wisdom, practitioner ability and the expectancies of sufferers who skilled their very own problems in several methods. Asylum therapeutics in the course of 3 centuries are certain in encyclopedic entries, together with "awakening" sufferers with firecrackers, easing mind congestion through bleeding, extracting the teeth and excising elements of the colon, dousing with water, elevating or reducing physique temperature, stunning with electrical energy or pollutants, and penetrating the mind with ice alternatives

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Popular Psychology: An Encyclopedia by Luis A. Cordón

By Luis A. Cordón

Luis Cordon's reference is de facto an encyclopedia, supplying a simple consultant for prime college to varsity scholars who are looking to comprehend the rules of significant psychology. There are over 100 entries from acupuncture and alien abduction to brainwashing, chemical imbalance and extra. subject matters variety from temper issues to emphasize problems, seasonal issues and dad traits which are not rather actual psychology.

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The Other Friars: The Carmelite, Augustinian, Sack and Pied by Frances Andrews

By Frances Andrews

In 1274 the Council of Lyons decreed the tip of varied 'new orders' of Mendicants which had emerged throughout the nice push for evangelism and poverty within the thirteenth-century Latin Church. The Franciscans and Dominicans have been explicitly excluded, whereas the Carmelites and Austin friars have been allowed a remain of execution. those final have been finally in a position to gather approval, yet different smaller teams, specifically the Friars of the Sack and Pied Friars, have been compelled to disband. This publication outlines the background of these who have been threatened by way of 1274, tracing the improvement of the 2 greater orders all the way down to the Council of Trent, and following the fragmentary resources for the short histories of the discontinued friaries. For the 1st time those orders are taken care of relatively: the amount bargains a complete background, from their origins, spirituality and pastoral influence, to their track, structures and runaways.FRANCES ANDREWS teaches on the collage of St Andrews and is the writer of The Early Humiliati (CUP 1999).

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Look It Up! by Janet L. Alampi

By Janet L. Alampi

This CPA award-winning dictionary explains vital phrases of the Catholic religion. organize in a kid-friendly structure, glance It Up! accommodates clip artwork to aid illustrate tough innovations and pronunciation aids to articulate Catholic phrases. This precious source is ideal for fogeys and lecturers trying to find fast responses to these tough questions young ones ask. aimed at a while 10–14, Catholic households, libraries, faculties, and parishes will gain vastly from this enticing advisor.

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