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Clandestine Philosophy

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ISBN: 9781487504618 9781487531560 9781487530556 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102828
Subject: Philosophy
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Clandestine Philosophy examines the circulation and consequences of 'clandestine philosophical manuscripts', a genre that flourished in the eighteenth century and included forbidden works such as erotic texts, political pamphlets, satires of court life and of the nobility, forbidden religious texts, and books about alchemy and the occult. The editors have brought together leading experts on the history of European philosophy to explore the circulation of radical ideas during the eighteenth century and the social, political, and cultural impact they had on eighteenth-century society.

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Philosophy

Cognitive Disability Aesthetics

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Book Series: Toronto Iberic ISBN: 9781487502331 9781487518158 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101598
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. Fraser’s cutting edge research and analysis signals a second-wave in disability studies that prioritizes cognition. He expands upon previous research into physical disability representations and focuses on those disabilities that tend to be least visible in society (autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia). Moving beyond established literary approaches analyzing prose representations of disability, the book explores how iconic and indexical modes of signification operate in visual texts. Cognitive Disability Aesthetics successfully reconfigures disability studies in the humanities and exposes the chasm that exists between Anglophone disability studies and disability studies in the Hispanic world.

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Literature

Colonizing Russia's Promised Land

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ISBN: 9781442637191 9781487531553 9781442624740 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102823
Subject: History
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Russia's political elite promoted the colonization of Siberia as a means of transforming the Russian empire into an international economic power, making possible the exploitation of Siberia's resources, particularly its rich farmland. The state's invitation to resettle was readily accepted in many communities in European Russia. Millions of peasant-settlers trekked across the empire for the opportunity to find affordable land, a luxury that their villages could not offer. Friesen highlights the role of Orthodoxy as a cultural force in transforming Russia's imperial periphery through settler colonialism; the religious meaning ascribed by settlers, clergymen, and state officials to these new settlements and the surround territory; and the cracks of modern Russian society, which could not be glossed over by the nationalistic rhetoric of Orthodox-driven settler colonialsm.

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The Correspondence of Wolfgang Capito

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ISBN: 9781487511425 Year: Pages: 546 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_604623 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
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Wolfgang Capito (1478–1541), a leading Christian Hebraist and Catholic churchman who converted to Protestantism, was a pivotal figure in the history of the Reformation. After serving as a professor of theology in Basel and adviser to the archbishop of Mainz, he moved to Strasbourg, which became, largely due to his efforts, one of the most important centres of the Reformation movement after Wittenberg. This penultimate volume in the series is a fully annotated translation of Capito’s existing correspondence covering the years 1532–36 and culminating in the Wittenberg Concord between the Lutheran and Reformed churches. The correspondence includes Capito’s efforts, alongside those of his colleague Martin Bucer, to negotiate that compromise. Other letters deal with local, political, financial, and doctrinal questions, as well as Capito’s personal life. The letters demonstrate the importance of Capito and his colleagues in providing advice in matters concerning the churches in southern Germany and Switzerland, but also regarding the evangelicals in neighbouring France. Milton Kooistra’s annotation provides historical context by identifying classical, patristic, and biblical quotations as well as persons and places. Continuing in the series’ tradition of rigorous scholarship, this volume provides crucial details on the evolution of Capito’s thought and its contribution to the Reformation movement. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

Courts in Federal Countries

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ISBN: 9781487500627 9781487514662 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627652 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100138
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Courts are key players in the dynamics of federal countries since their rulings have a direct impact on the ability of governments to centralize and decentralize power. Courts in Federal Countries examines the role high courts play in thirteen countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Nigeria, Spain, and the United States. The volume’s contributors analyse the centralizing or decentralizing forces at play following a court’s ruling on issues such as individual rights, economic affairs, social issues, and other matters. The thirteen substantive chapters have been written to facilitate comparability between the countries. Each chapter outlines a country’s federal system, explains the constitutional and institutional status of the court system, and discusses the high court’s jurisprudence in light of these features. Courts in Federal Countries offers insightful explanations of judicial behaviour in the world’s leading federations.

Crossing Central Europe

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Book Series: German and European Studies ISBN: 9781442649149 9781487514686 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100144
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This volume studies elements of Austro-Hungarian or Central European culture that were common across linguistic, national, and ethnic communities, and shows how some of these commonalities survived or were transformed by the turmoil of the 20th century: two world wars, a major depression between the wars, Stalinism and the Iron Curtain.

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Curious Encounters

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ISBN: 9781487503673 9781487531546 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102814
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Curious Encounters uncovers a rich history of global voyaging, collecting, and scientific exploration in the long eighteenth century. Voyagers from Greenland to the Ottoman empire crossed paths with French, British, Polynesian, and Spanish travelers across the world, trading objects and knowledge for diverse ends. The essays in this collection restore our understanding of the encounters between European and Indigenous people. To do this, the essays consider diverse agents of historical change, both human and inanimate: commodities, curiosities, texts, animals, and specimens moved through their own global circuits of knowledge and power. The dynamic contact zones of these curious encounters include the ice floes of the Arctic, the sociable spaces of the tea table, the hybrid material texts and objects in imperial archives, and the collections belonging to key figures of the Enlightenment.

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England in Europe

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Book Series: Toronto Anglo Saxon Series ISBN: 9781442640726 9781487514723 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627656 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100147
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In England in Europe, Elizabeth Tyler focuses on two histories: the Encomium Emmae Reginae, written for Emma the wife of the Æthelred II and Cnut, and The Life of King Edward, written for Edith the wife of Edward the Confessor. Tyler offers a bold literary and historical analysis of both texts and reveals how the two queens actively engaged in the patronage of history-writing and poetry to exercise their royal authority. Tyler’s innovative combination of attention to intertextuality and regard for social networks emphasizes the role of women at the centre of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman court literature. In doing so, she argues that both Emma and Edith’s negotiation of conquests and factionalism created powerful models of queenly patronage that were subsequently adopted by individuals such as Queen Margaret of Scotland, Countess Adela of Blois, Queen Edith/Matilda, and Queen Adeliza.

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Fact and Fiction

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ISBN: 9781487511401 9781442645981 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_604621 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103456
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Fact and Fiction explores the intersection between literature and the sciences, focusing on German and British culture between the eighteenth century and today. Observing that it was in the eighteenth century that the divide between science and literature as disciplines first began to be defined, the contributors to this collection probe how authors from that time onwards have assessed and affected the relationship between literary and scientific cultures. Fact and Fiction’s twelve essays cover a wide range of scientific disciplines, from physics and chemistry to medicine and anthropology, and a variety of literary texts, such as Erasmus Darwin’s poem The Botanic Garden, George Eliot’s Daniel Deronda, and Goethe’s Elective Affinities. The collection will appeal to scholars of literature and of the history of science, and to those interested in the connections between the two." This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

The Givenness of Desire

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Book Series: Lonergan Studies ISBN: 9781487500313 9781487514709 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100134
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This book examines the human desire for God through the lens of Bernard Lonergan's 'concrete subjectivity.' With Lonergan as an integrating thread, the author engages a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthazar, Jean-Luc Marion, Rene Girard, Lawrence Feingold, John Milbank, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Pope France, among others. The Givenness of Desire investigates our paradoxical desire for God that is rooted in in both the natural and supernatural.

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Philosophy

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