Cathedrals of Learning Book

Cathedrals of Learning


  • Author : Blaise Cronin
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081005620

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Cathedrals of Learning: Great and Ancient Universities of Western Europe provides a conspectus of the great Western European universities, pithily tells their life stories, showcases their architectural heritage, and describes the art, literary, and natural history collections they have accumulated over the centuries. This book profiles the ancient universities and their distinctive organizational cultures, reveals their customs, ceremonies, and traditions, their quirks and quiddities, recounts their complicated histories, describes their architectural wonders (libraries, museums, anatomy theaters, botanical gardens) and treasures (rare manuscripts, antiquities, paintings, and objects d’art of all kinds), and introduces their famous alumni, distinguished scholars, Nobel Prize-winning scientists, and famously eccentric personalities. It is a book for scholars, researchers, and anyone interested in these ancient institutions that remain centers of learning in the contemporary world. Contains a collection of mini biographies, pen portraits of some of the world’s most venerable universities Offers twelve institutional biographies that can be used to compare universities and their complex histories Written in an easy and rigorous style, with accessible coverage Compiled by a leading figure in information science, with a wide experience of great universities and the trends with which they are associated

Romancing the Cathedral Book

Romancing the Cathedral


  • Author : Elizabeth Emery
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2001-09-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0791451240

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Through an analysis of political, art historical, and literary discourse, this book considers French fascination with the Gothic cathedral.

Gothic Cathedrals Book

Gothic Cathedrals


  • Author : Karen Ralls
  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780892546275

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Gothic Cathedrals Excerpt :

Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled stained glass windows to a pilgrimage “on the road” to Compostela, the wonders of Gothic architecture continue to inspire many worldwide. From the 12th century, the Gothic architectural style continued to spread throughout Europe. Highly-regarded medievalist Dr. Karen Ralls explores the legacy of this exquisite architectural period, whose artistic beauty and expert craftsmanship have served for centuries to inspire feelings of spiritual reverence and aesthetic wonder. She details the relationship between architecture, geometry, and music; explores the concept of the labyrinth; pilgrimage; Black Madonnas; astronomical calculations in the design and location of cathedrals; stone and wood carvings; gargoyles; the teachings of Pythagoras and the later Neo-Platonists, and more. For the general reader and specialist alike, Dr. Ralls guides the reader through the history, places, art, and symbolism of these unique "books in stone", providing a lively portal and solid resource for all. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, a recommended reading section, lists of the major European cathedral sites and a full Bibliography, Gothic Cathedrals is a fascinating showcase of the mystic and spiritual symbolism found in these great structures of Europe, information that will help modern readers visit these sites and share in the energy of the sacred they continue to radiate.

The Cathedral  open and Free  Book

The Cathedral open and Free


  • Author : Alex Bruce
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 085323924X

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This book sets the work of Frank Selwyn Macaulay Bennett, Dean of Chester 1920–37, in context, and traces the influence on other cathedrals of the changes he instituted at Chester. His earlier work as parish priest and his interrelated writings on theology and on education, health, and ecumenism are examined for the light they shed on his practice. Despite the efforts of his predecessors, Bennett found Chester Cathedral in need of much repair and renovation if it were to match his ideal and fulfill the purpose he had in mind for it. In the early twentieth century Anglican cathedrals in England were generally perceived as remote and unwelcoming places and of interest mainly to antiquarians seeking to inspect their monuments; admission charges were levied on visitors. Frank Bennett changed all this. In 1920, he promptly declared Chester Cathedral "open and free"; he would lock up nothing except the safe. "Visitors" now became "pilgrims", whose voluntary offerings rapidly surpassed the sums previously raised by compulsory entry charges. By the time he retired in 1937, the Cathedral’s finances were in credit; the fabric of the church and adjoining monastic buildings had been repaired, renovated, and developed, and all were fully in use, as Bennett had planned in 1920.

Northern Lights Book

Northern Lights


  • Author : Jason Byassee
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-11-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725264458

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You may have heard that churches in Europe are vanishing. Yet church growth in London has been steady for decades, fueled by such innovations as Alpha and Fresh Expressions. What about outside the capital? Some, both inside and outside the church, say churches “cannot grow.” But here they are—growing churches—in the north of England of all places. This is not only a story about England. It is about growing churches wherever you’ve heard they “can’t” grow. God is always up to something precisely where (we think) God shouldn’t be.

A History of Canterbury Cathedral Book

A History of Canterbury Cathedral


  • Author : Patrick Collinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015034412588

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* Full history of Britain's greatest cathedral from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the late twentieth century* Beautifully illustrated throughout* Includes the initial findings of important new excavations carried out in 1993 Seven chronological chapters cover the history of Canterbury Cathedral from 597 to the present, while a further five thematic chapters discuss the Archives and Library, the liturgy and music, the monuments within the Cathedral, and the Cathedral School. Through all the chapters runs a continuous theme: the people who have, over the centuries, made up the community of the Cathedral and have continued the tradition of Christian worship there for more than a thousand years. This is a major work of wide-ranging and original scholarship; it is also a full and highly readable history, extensively illustrated with over 160 plates and figures.

Higher Education in the Making Book

Higher Education in the Making


  • Author : George Allan
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0791459896

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Argues for a pragmatic canon always in need of renovation.

Negotiating the Frontier Book

Negotiating the Frontier


  • Author : Anthony Pym
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317640929

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Why would a Latin Qur'an be addressed to readers who knew no Latin? What happens when translators work on paper rather than parchment? Why would a Jewish rabbi translate a bible for Christians? How can a theorist successfully criticize a version of Aristotle without knowing any Greek? Why were children used to bring down an Amerindian civilization? Why does the statue of Columbus in Barcelona point straight to Israel? Why should a Nicaraguan poet cite a French poem in order to explain a volcano in Nicaragua? This book does more than answer such questions. It uses them to discuss some of the most fundamental and complex issues in contemporary Translation Studies and Cultural Studies. Identifying cultural intermediaries as members of medieval frontier society, it traces the stages by which that society has assisted in the creation of Hispanic cultures. Individual case studies go from the twelfth-century Christian, Islamic and Jewish exchanges right through to the not unrelated complexity of today's translation schools in Spain, mining a history rich in anecdote and paradox. Further aspects trace key concepts such as disputation, the medieval hierarchy of languages, the nationalist mistrust of intermediaries, the effects of decolonization on development ideology, and the difficulties of training students for globalizing markets.

The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis Book

The Idea File of Harold Adams Innis


  • Author : William Christian
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1980-12-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442654686

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The many published volumes of the writings of Harold Adams Innis testify to his extraordinary grasp of the ordering principles of human history. The notes that he left at the time of his death provide a new and revealing profile of the inner workings of this restless and relentless mind. Innis maintained, added to, and corrected, in the last seven years of his life, a single system of cross-referenced notes, which came to be called the Idea File. Before his death in 1952 he collected these notes into a single numbered collation. In this edition the material has been arranged in chronological order to give a sense of the development of Innis's ideas and concerns. Innis's interests were many and varied, and this collection of some 1500 notes covers an encyclopedic range of topics. The different lines of Innis's investigations converge, however, in his interest in basic political and cultural issues and in his fundamental concern for the preservation of individual freedom and creativity. At heart Innis was a moralist whose hatred of oppressive social institutions led him to examine them from many angles. It is a fascinating odyssey. Every reader will be refreshed and enriched by sharing Innis's life-long intellectual adventure.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Book

The Encyclopaedia Britannica


  • Author : Hugh Chisholm
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1911
  • Genre: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Pages : 2204
  • ISBN 10 : SRLF:DD0000202853

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