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352 pages ; 23 cm.
  • The addresses: National organisations
  • Shires
  • Royal burghs
  • Other burghs
  • Parishes
  • Presbyteries
  • Hamilton letters
  • 'A short account', Walter Stewart of Pardovan.
"In 1706-1707, a proposed union of the Scottish and English kingdoms excited vigorous debate. Dozens of Scottish burghs, shires and parishes sent petitions to the Scottish parliament, known as addresses, to protest against the treaty of union. The addresses reveal local opinions and feelings, as expressed through a sophisticated petitioning campaign. They show how Presbyterians and Jacobites joined in an oppositional coalition, which disagreed on most matters of church and state, but agreed to oppose the union. Thousands of male tenant farmers, artisans and servants subscribed with their own hands, or via notaries and church elders. Campaigners argued that these opinions mattered and that parliament should listen to the 'mind of the nation'. Though ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign had a strong impact on the shape of the union. This volume provides a transcript of each local voice from the original handwritten documents, explaining the circumstances in relation to the voting patterns of members of the Scottish Parliament. An introduction sets the addresses in their historical context" -- Provided by publisher's website.
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xxix, 411 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • INTRODUCTION 1. Grant and his Contribution to the Nile Expedition of 1860-1863 2. Prelude to the Expedition: East African Development to 1860 and the Idea of the Nile Expedition 3. The Nile Problem: Controversy and Credulity 4. Grant's Geographical Work and his Views on the Nile Problem 5. Grant's Reputation and the Place of his Work and Exploration: a Survey of the Literature THE TEXT OF A WALK ACROSS AFRICA WITH EXTRACTS FROM THE JOURNAL Preface [by J. A. Grant] I Plymouth to Zanzibar II Zanzibar and Bagomoyo III Journey to Kazeh IV Sojourn at Kazeh V Journey to Ukuni and Sojourn at Mineenga VI Life in Ukuni VII Ukuni to Karagwe VIII Karagwe IX The Uganda March X Buganda XI From Buganda to Bunyoro and `Captain Speke Proceeds to the Lake Nyanza' XII Bunyoro, the Omukama Kamrasi and Embarking on the Nile XIII From Bunyoro to an Egyptian Encampment at Faloro XIV Life with the Khartoum Traders and News of Speke's Death XV Passage through the Bari Country, Gondokoro and the Meetings with Baker and Petherick XVI From Gondokoro to Khartoum by Boat XVII `A Modern Babylon': Khartoum XVIII From Khartoum to Cairo APPENDIX A: List of Personal Kit Taken with us from England for the Expedition. APPENDIX B: Letter dated 17 November 1864 from Trenham Reeks to Captain Grant EPILOGUE BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145161 20180514
The Nile Expedition of 1860-1863 was one of the most important exploratory expeditions made in the nineteenth century. The long-debated question of the location of the source of the Nile was answered (despite continuing arguments) and the venture had important historical consequences. Earlier accounts of the expedition have assumed James Augustus Grant to have been no more than the loyal second-in-command to John Hanning Speke, the leader. This new edition of Grant's 1864 book, A Walk across Africa, provides the opportunity to re-examine his role. The original text has been fully annotated with explanatory notes and also supplemented by extracts from the very remarkable detailed day-to-day journal which Grant kept. Even more unusually, this edition includes reproductions of the whole visual record which he made consisting of 147 watercolours and sketches. This was the first ever visual record of large parts of East Africa and the Upper Nile Valley region. These documentary and illustrative materials have been drawn from the extensive collection of Grant's papers now in the care of the National Library of Scotland. The Library has co-operated in the preparation of this volume to make possible its special features. Grant emerges as a much more impressive and important figure than has previously been recognised. He was a trained scientist and his narrative is a well-organised perspective on the expedition and its activities. His own growing understanding of Africa and of Africans becomes apparent and helps to explain his later activities. The editor provides a context to the expedition and its results and this includes a new approach to the understanding of the Nile source problem by exposing the credulity of the way many previous commentators have used Ptolemy's information and also by suggesting that the problem should be approached in the light of geological and geomorphological as well as historical information. The Introduction in addition discusses Grant's work in the light of the development of the academic understanding of the history of Africa and of European involvement in the region.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781908145161 20180514
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xxx, 150 pages ; 23 cm.
"Arthur Woodburn's autobiography provides an exceptionally rich insight into the development of labour politics in Scotland in the first half of the twentieth century, into the experience of coalition government during the Second World War and of reconstruction and the government of Scotland in its aftermath. Woodburn was prominent within the labour movement and the Labour Party, but unlike many of his contemporaries his autobiography was never published at the time. It records his Edinburgh childhood, his route to socialism, his imprisonment as a conscientious objector during the First World War, educational and journalistic activities as well as his official roles in the Labour Party and government during the 1930s and 40s. This volume provides a clear annotated modern edition of Woodburn's text, together with a full scholarly introduction explaining the historical significance of the autobiography and Woodburn himself" -- Provided by publisher's website.
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4. Exploring loyalty [2017]

vi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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vi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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xi, 448 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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xii, 413 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of figures and tables
  • List of abbreviations
  • Conventions
  • Introduction
  • The emergence of the mandarin protestant bible and the idea of tongxing mandarin in chinese protestant bible translation
  • Mandarin : the lingua franca of the officials or the common language?
  • Was there a standard mandarin?
  • The emergence of the mandarin protestant bible
  • Towards a tongxing mandarin : a prelude to mandarin as the national language of china
  • Institutional patronage and the mandarin bible as the tongxing bible in china
  • The british and foreign bible society (BFBS)
  • The BFBS in China
  • How did the BFBS promote mandarin bible translation and circulation?
  • Financial sponsorship
  • Honorary roll
  • Colportage system
  • The BFBS'S ideological control over mandarin bible translation
  • The greek text of the mandarin union version
  • The 'Without note or comment' principle and the BFBS'S translational helps for the mandarin bible
  • The use of the mandarin bible and the promotion of mandarin as guoyu
  • The mandarin bible, the building of a biblical and literate chinese church, and the promotion of mandarin as guoyu
  • How did the mandarin bible as a text promote the use of mandarin as guoyu?
  • In church-related settings
  • Outside the church
  • Biblical mandarin and modern chinese lexicon
  • Fandui ...
  • Shijie ...
  • Xiaoxi ...
  • Yijian ...
  • Ziyou ...
  • Biblical mandarin and modern chinese grammar
  • The transposition of yinwei ... subordinate clause
  • The expanded uses of the bei ... passive construction
  • The increasing use of ... as a marker of indefiniteness
  • The expanded uses of zai ...
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index of biblical verses
  • General index.
This book represents the first monograph-length study of the relationship between Protestant Bible translation and the development of Mandarin from a lingua franca into the national language of China. Drawing on both published and unpublished sources, this book looks into the translation, publication, circulation and use of the Mandarin Bible in late Qing and Republican China, and sets out how the Mandarin Bible contributed to the standardization and enrichment of Mandarin. It also illustrates that the Mandarin Union Version, published in 1919, was involved in promoting Mandarin as not only the standard medium of communication but also a marker of national identity among the Chinese people, thus playing a role in the nation-building of modern China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004316270 20170724
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xxiv, 533 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
"With an introduction and annotations by David A. Sutherland, this volume features key documents from the Papers of the Halifax Relief Commission (HRC), which was established in the wake of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. The HRC was a quasi-governmental authority endowed with sweeping authority to implement a long-term program of reconstruction and rehabilitation to improve the qualify of life for the people of Halifax and neighbouring Dartmouth. This volume focuses on the operations of the HRC's Rehabilitation Department through the formative period of 1918-1919, when pioneer social workers from major cities in both Canada and the United States were recruited to set up an administrative structure that could provide disaster victims with assistance. Decision-making about who was most deserving and what form relief should take became matters of controversy. A key feature of the case-file transcriptions that make up the bulk of this volume is the extent to which they give voice to the common people of Halifax as they struggled to rebuild. By bringing to light the documents left by the HRC, this volume will deepen the understanding of Haligonians whose lives were transformed by the unprecedented explosion."-- Provided by publisher.
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xiii, 185 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Why Yan Yuan?
  • The formation of a radical anti-Zhu Xi Confucian
  • Discontent with "culture" : Yan Yuan's reconfiguration of Confucian learning
  • Yan-Li School reconsidered : Li Gong as "disciple"
  • From oblivion to glory : the revival of Yan Yuan in modern China
  • Conclusion: Body, ritual and identity.
In Body, Ritual and Identity: A New Interpretation of Yan Yuan, Yang Jui-sung has demonstrated that the complexity of Yan's ideas and his hatred for Zhu Xi in particular need be interpreted in light of his traumatic life experiences, his frustration over the fall of the Ming dynasty, and anxiety caused by the civil service examination system.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004315457 20160912
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lxxi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Based on a study of the 6,700 editorials published in Le Devoir during the Henri Bourassa years (1910-32), this volume seeks to outline the ideological positions defended by Bourassa as French-Canadian nationalism was emerging for the first time in full force. During these two decades, Le Devoir was instrumental in defining the place of French speakers in Canada and in spelling out their aspirations as a separate people within the federation. The book is an anthology of sixty of the most significant editorials, translated into English, each situated in its historical context by the editor, historian Pierre Anctil. Examined together, the editorials offer a global picture of the evolution of French Canada at a crucial time in its history. They also paint a clear image of the tensions that emerged between Francophone and Anglophone Canada shortly after the signing of Confederation and at the turn of the twentieth century."-- Provided by publisher.
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xi, 579 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: The emperors of Han; Chronology of the later Han dynasty
  • Imperial capital
  • Emperor Ming and Emperor Zhang (57-88)
  • The reign of Emperor He (88-106)
  • The Dowager Deng and Emperor An (106-125)
  • The reign of Emperor Shun (125-144)
  • The hegemony of Liang Ji (144-159)
  • Emperor Huan and the eunuchs (159-168)
  • Emperor Ling : disordered government (169-184)
  • End of an empire (185-189)
  • Epilogues and conclusions (part I, Elegy for a lost capital; part II, What went wrong? : reflections on a ruin).
The Later Han dynasty, also known as Eastern Han, ruled China for the first two centuries of the Christian era. Comparable in extent and power to the early Roman empire, it dominated east Asia from present-day Vietnam to the Mongolian steppe. Rafe de Crespigny presents here the first full account of this period in Chinese history to be found in a Western language. Commencing with a detailed account of the imperial capital, the history describes the nature of government, the expansion of the Chinese people to the south, the conflicts of scholars and officials with eunuchs at court, and the final collapse which followed the rebellion of the Yellow Turbans and the rise of regional warlords.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004324916 20161228
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xxxii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Section I. 'Out of darkness': the unfinished autobiography
  • Section II. The "Scrutator' columns, August 1933 to October 1937
  • Section III. A selection of other writings.
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viii, 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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x, 317 pages ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 422 pages ; 24 cm.
Through a detailed analysis of epistolary writing, "A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship" brings to life a lay disciple network associated with the monk Zhuhong (1535-1615) and his nemesis, the Yangming Confucian Zhou Rudeng (1547-1629).".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004305137 20160619
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x, 418 pages ; 25 cm.
"The matter of saṃgha-state relations is of central importance to both the political and the religious history of China. The volume 'The Middle Kingdom and the Dharma Wheel' brings together, for the first time, articles relating to this field covering a time span from the early Tang until the Qing dynasty. In order to portray also the remarkable thematic diversity of the field, each of the articles not only refers to a different time but also discusses a different aspect of the subject."--Back cover.
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ix, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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xxix, 438 pages ; 23 cm.
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ix, 419 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Acknowledgments vii Abbreviations and Conventions x Introduction 1 1 Religious and Literary Background 14 The Ideal of Xian-ship 14 A Historical Survey of Immortality Cults 15 Methods of Achieving Immortality 20 Prose Accounts of Immortality 24 Poetry on Immortality 28 Literary Criticism on Youxian Verse 38 2 The Dramatis Personae 43 Xi Wangmu 43 The Yellow Emperor 52 Laozi 57 Wangzi Qiao, Master Redpine, and Other Immortals 64 Transformations of the Pantheon 68 3 A Phenomenology of Immortals 77 Images of Immortals from the Han to the Eastern Jin 77 Transformation and Transcendence 77 The Visual Image of Immortals 90 The Far-Off Journey 95 Levitation and Fantastic Steeds 98 Spontaneity and Swiftness 104 Immortals' Feasts 108 The Hidden Immortal 116 Celestial Splendor and Courtly Refinement: The Southern Dynasties 132 Images of Eternity 148 4 The World of the Immortals 160 Topography 162 Cosmic Mountains and Paradise Gardens 171 The Lands of the Shangqing Revelations 179 Paradise on Earth 187 The Court Dulcification of Otherworldly Nature 198 5 The Way to Immortality 203 Journeys to Other Worlds 203 The "Yuanyou" Poem of the Chuci 203 The Distant Journey in the Han Fu 209 The Journey Theme in the Yuefu Tradition 213 The Distant Journey as a State of Mind 220 Sun Chuo's Visionary Ascent of the Tiantai Mountains 227 The Elixir Way 241 Alchemical Formulas and Sacred Scriptures 257 6 Immortality in the Context of the Human World 262 The Juxtaposition of the Two Realms in the Chuci Tradition 262 Melancholy and Yearning for Immortality during the Third and Fourth Centuries 268 Social Engagement, Hedonism, or Immortality Seeking? 286 Honoring the Immortals 298 Feasting Songs 305 Tableaus of Higher Realms 311 The Earth Below Is Out of Sight 320 Poetry on Immortality and Personal Religious Pursuits 329 Youxian Poetry and Daoist Ritual Hymns 333 Conclusion 350 Appendix Extant Classical and Early Medieval Verse Treating the Theme of Immortality 357 Bibliography 371 Index 401.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311565 20160704
In Roaming into the Beyond Zornica Kirkova provides the first detailed study in a Western language of Daoism-inspired themes in early medieval Chinese poetry. She examines representations of Daoist xian immortality in a broad range of versified literature from the Han until the end of the Six Dynasties, focusing on the transformations of themes, concepts, and imagery within a wide literary and religious context. Adopting a more integrated approach, the author explores both the complex interaction between poetry and Daoist religion and the interrelations between various verse forms and poetic themes. This book not only enhances our understanding of the complexities of early medieval literature but also reevaluates the place of Daoist religious thought in the intellectual life of the period.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311565 20160704
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