The Memory of the People is a major new study of popular memory in the early modern period.
WINNER OF THE CARIBBEAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION'S 2007 FRANTZ FANON PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING WORK IN CARIBBEAN THOUGHT Why do the people of the French Caribbean still continue to be haunted by the memory of their slave past more than one hundred and fifty years after the abolition of slavery? What process led to the divorce of their collective memory of slavery and emancipation from France's portrayal of these historical phenomena? How are Martinicans and Guadeloupeans today transforming the silences of the past into historical and cultural manifestations rooted in the Caribbean? This book answers these questions by relating the 1998 controversy surrounding the 150th anniversary of France's abolition of slavery to the period of the slave regime spanning the late Enlightenment and the French Revolution. By comparing a diversity of documents—including letters by slaves, free people of color, and planters, as well as writings by the philosophes, royal decrees, and court cases—the author untangles the complex forces of the slave regime that have shaped collective memory. The current nationalization of the memory of slavery in France has turned these once peripheral claims into passionate political and cultural debates.
Everything started from that day. The memory of 31 August 1969 has been at the back of Commissario Michele Balistreri's mind for over four decades. It was not only the day that preceded Colonel Muammar Gadaffi's seizure of power in Balistreri's birthplace of Libya, drastically altering his and his country's destiny, but that on which his beloved mother Natalia fell to her death, and the resulting suicide verdict that Balistreri - now Head of Homicide in Rome - has always suspected to be a flagrant cover-up for her murder. The memory of 23 July 2006 has been at the front of investigative journalist Linda Nardi's mind for the past five years. Ever since her and Balistreri together thwarted a phantom-like killer stalking Rome, Nardi has been intent on shedding further light on the Vatican Bank's shadowy involvement in the abominations uncovered that summer. But now Linda will find her attention diverted to an equally irresistible assignment: the collapse of Colonel Gadaffi's forty-two year dictatorship. The Memory of Evil is the earth-shattering finale to Roberto Costantini's internationally bestselling trilogy, in which one woman will encounter a long-entombed truth in the rubble of Gadaffi's Tripoli: unearthing a conspiracy neither she, nor the man it was designed to protect, will ever be able to erase from their minds.
The planet called Harmony had been settled by humans nearly forty years before. The colony had been placed under the care of an artificial intelligence, the Oversoul, high in orbit. This master computer had one overriding command: guard the people of Harmony. But now the Oversoul is itself in danger. Soon, within a thousand years, catastrophic war will break out on Harmony unless the Oversoul can be repaired. The master computer has determined that it must be taken back to lost Earth; someone on Harmony must be given back the knowledge of space travel in order to save the planet from destruction. For one family, about to be caught up in an approaching civil war, life will change for ever. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
'The Memory of Marble' is a collection of ten stories that examine the boundaries we create between passion and obsession. The people in the stories seek refuge from emotions by cocooning themselves in the worlds of books, pianos, art, and fingerprints. A dying man imagines he can smell the history of graveside monuments, a fresco restorer battles madness as his diseased skin appears on the paintings he loves, and a blind book collector's world collapses when he discovers an insect incubating on a page. They inhabit arcane worlds that explode with sensation and sensuality. Praise for THE MEMORY OF MARBLE ."has the quality of an exquisite mathematical equation" Fiona Capp on the story 'Temperament'. "An amazing story, really arouses the tactile responses of the reader. My fingertips tingled" Ania Walwicz on the story 'Cocoon' ."proposes complex inner states of human consciousness through simple objects and the conglomerates of everyday life.This is the kind of domestic drama that reaches the proportions of the unknowable universe." Ania Walwicz on the story 'The Clock Collector' "shows sensitive understanding." Colleen Geebel, Judge of the Sunshine Coast 7th Annual Short Story Competition "Imaginative.and beautifully developed" Lyn Hatherly Wilson, Judge of the Mount Isa Annual Literary Competition
This book explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio. Street explores our capacity to remember through sound and how we can help ourselves preserve a sense of self through the continuity of memory. In so doing, he analyzes how the brain is triggered by the memory of programs, songs, and individual sounds. He then examines the growing importance of sound archives, community radio and current research using GPS technology for the history of place, as well as the potential for developing strategies to aid Alzheimer's and dementia patients through audio memory.
Based upon the author's wide experience of exile, 'The Memory of Stones' is a novel about Zadwa, a sophisticated young graduate, and her clashes with men who subscribe to traditional attitudes and values towards women in South Africa.
In 3229 A.D., human civilization is scattered among the planets, moons, and asteroids of the solar system. Billions of lives depend on the technology derived from the breakthroughs of the greatest physicist of the age, Arthur Holywelkin. But in the last years of his life, Holywelkin devoted himself to building a strange, beautiful, and complex musical instrument that he called The Orchestra. Johannes Wright has earned the honor of becoming the Ninth Master of Holywelkin's Orchestra. Follow him on his Grand Tour of the Solar System, as he journeys down the gravity well toward the sun, impelled by a destiny he can scarcely understand, and is pursued by mysterious foes who will tell him anything except the reason for their enmity, in The Memory of Whiteness by Kim Stanley Robinson. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Smithson Ide ist ein liebenswerter, freundlicher Mensch, aber im Leben hat er es nicht weit gebracht. Die Tage verbringt er als Produktionsinspektor in einer Spielwarenfabrik, abends sitzt er einsam vor dem Fernseher und trinkt viel zu viel Bier. Freunde hat er keine, erst recht keine Freundin, denn als übergewichtiger 43-jähriger Kettenraucher ist er nicht gerade der Typ Mann, nach dem sich die Frauen umdrehen. Dann verliert Smithy mit einem Schlag alles, woran sein Herz hängt: Seine Eltern verunglücken tödlich mit dem Auto, und fast gleichzeitig stirbt seine Schwester in Los Angeles. Einer plötzlichen Eingebung folgend, setzt sich Smithy auf sein altes, klappriges Fahrrad und fährt los: von Rhode Island nach L.A., quer durch Amerika. Auf seiner langen Reise lässt er in Gedanken sein Leben Revue passieren, lernt die Menschen von ihren besten und schlechtesten Seiten kennen – und verwandelt sich ganz nebenbei in den Mann, der er immer hatte sein wollen.
«Democracy» is one of the most recognizable and important ideas of modern humanity. The literal meaning of the word is «power of the people», but each principle can have different ways of implementation. Nowadays, democracy is understood in the narrow sense of majority rule almost worldwide. Such form of social organization is presented as an ideal of justice: it is asserted that this is the only way for satisfying human need for personal freedom. The concepts of democracy and freedom were intertwined, even somewhat identical in the modern world. Text task is to consider what «democracy» is, how to understand «personal freedom» and how the principle of «people governance» can be implemented in practice.
The story of the reign of Charles I - through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest range of archival and printed sources, including ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, and the proceedings of secular and ecclesiastical courts, to explore the aspirations and expectations not only of the king and his followers, but also the unruly energies of many of his subjects, showing how royal authority was constituted, in peace and in war - and how it began to fall apart. A blend of micro-historical analysis and constitutional theory, parish politics and ecclesiology, military, cultural, and social history, Charles I and the People of England is the first major attempt to connect the political, constitutional, and religious history of this crucial period in English history with the experience and aspirations of the rest of the population. From the king and his ministers to the everyday dealings and opinions of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers, David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution.
Trade, popular memory and colonialism in Indonesia.
Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in Level 2, the hive-like waiting room between Earth and Heaven, she has spent endless days downloading and replaying memories of her family, friends, boyfriend, and the guy who broke her heart. Now a rebellion is brewing in this limbo world, and Felicia is the key. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, she must make a choice between two worlds, two lives and two loves. Her decision will change everything. Includes an exclusive interview with the author and links to Lenore Appelhans' Level 2 playlist. Previously published as Level 2. "Absolutely gripping. My heart pounded on nearly every page. You won't be able to put it down." - Mary E. Pearson, award-winning author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles
"The Horizontal Society" is an exposition of rabbinic thought as exemplified by Maimonides. This work is in the Hebrew rhetorical tradition of melisa, and the main text in five sections--The God of Israel, The Books of Israel, The Governance of Israel, The Memory of Israel, and The Folly of Israel--focuses on these core matters.
When the rabbis composed the Mishnah in the late second or early third century C.E., the Jerusalem Temple had been destroyed for more then a century. Why, then, do the Temple and its ritual feature so prominently in the Mishnah? Against the view that the rabbis were reacting directly to the destruction and asserting that nothing had changed, Naftali S. Cohn argues that the memory of the Temple served a political function for the rabbis in their own time. They described the Temple and its ritual in a unique way that helped to establish their authority within the context of Roman dominance. At the time the Mishnah was created, the rabbis were not the only ones talking extensively about the Temple: other Judaeans (including followers of Jesus), Christians, and even Roman emperors produced texts and other cultural artifacts centered on the Jerusalem Temple. Looking back at the procedures of Temple ritual, the rabbis created in the Mishnah a past and a Temple in their own image, which lent legitimacy to their claim to be the only authentic purveyors of Jewish tradition and the traditional Jewish way of life. Seizing on the Temple, they sought to establish and consolidate their own position of importance within the complex social and religious landscape of Jewish society in Roman Palestine.
Assembling a collection of portraits of pivotal figures in the creation of the country, together with analyses of seminal moments over the course of over a century of colonial and postcolonial history, this book provides a vivid and probing excavation of how the colonial period, with its traces and objects, is incised both into memory and into oblivion for the people of the Congo.

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