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iv, 135 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Green Library
Green Library
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167 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
America's Presidents showcases the nation's largest collection of portraits of all the presidents beyond the White House's own, capturing the permanent exhibition that lies at the heart of the Portrait Gallery's mission to tell the American story through the individuals who have shaped it. The book explores presidential imagery through portraits ranging from the traditional, such the iconic and newly restored "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, to the contemporary, such as Elaine de Kooning's colorful depiction of John F. Kennedy. Many of the featured portraits reveal much about the sitter, such as the intimate rendering of an informal George W. Bush by Robert Anderson and the fanciful, mosaic-like Chuck Close image of Bill Clinton. Some tell us more about the artist, such as the likeness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that Douglas Chandor planned to include in a larger work about peace that would commemorate Roosevelt's Yalta meeting with wartime Allied leaders Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Works in other media, including sculptures and daguerrotypes, round out the presidential collection. Lively narratives accompany each piece, exploring the president's background and biography as well as the work's artistic and historical significance. Taken together, the portraits are a powerful visual exploration of the history of the highest office in the land and the diverse men who have held it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588346117 20180312
Green Library
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iii, 64 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
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1 online resource (50 p.)
This study carries out a thorough investigation of the potential sources of mismatch in poverty and inequality levels and trends between the Tanzania National Panel Survey and Household Budget Survey. The main findings of the study include the following. First, the difference in poverty levels between the Household Budget Survey and the National Panel Survey is essentially explained by the differences in the methods of estimating the poverty line. Second, the discrepancy in poverty trends can be mainly attributed to the difference in inter-year temporal price deflators, and, to a lesser extent, spatial price deflators. The use of the consumer price index for adjusting consumption variation across years would show a decline in poverty during the past five years for the Household Budget Survey and the National Panel Survey. Third, despite noticeable differences in the methods of household consumption data collection, the Household Budget Survey and National Panel Survey show close mean household consumption levels in the last rounds, when using the consumer price index to adjust for inter-year price variations. Mean household consumption levels in the Household Budget Survey 2011/12 and National Panel Survey 2010/11 are comparable, and the mean consumption level in the National Panel Survey 2012/13 is around 10 percent higher. The difference is driven by higher levels of aggregate and food consumption by the better-off groups in the National Panel Survey. Fourth, the mismatch in inequality trends and pro-poor growth patterns between the two surveys could not be resolved and is a subject for further analysis.
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ix, 228 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction (Adriaan Lanni and Robert W. Wallace) 1. Administering Justice in Ancient Athens: Framework and Core Principles (Robert W. Wallace) 2. Revenge and Punishment (Eva Cantarella) 3. Hyperides's Against Athenogenes and the Athenian Law on Agreements (Michael Gagarin) 4. Slaves Operating Businesses: Legal Ramifications for Ancient Athens-and for Modern Scholarship (Edward E. Cohen) 5. Toward a New Shape of the Relationship between Public and Private Law in Ancient Greece (Alberto Maffi) 6. "Heiliges Recht" and "Heilige Gesetze": Law, Religion, and Magic in Ancient Greece (Martin Dreher) 7. Summary Fines in Greek Inscriptions and the Question of "Greek Law" (Lene Rubinstein) 8. Soft Law in Ancient Greece? (Julie Velissaropoulos-Karakostas) 9. From Anthropology to Sociology: New Directions in Ancient Greek Law Research (Adriaan Lanni) 10. Oral Law in Ancient Greece? (Mogens Herman Hansen) 11. The Future of Classical Oratory (Gerhard Thur) Contributors Index Locorum Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315217 20180416
The ancient Greeks invented written law. Yet, in contrast to later societies in which law became a professional discipline, the Greeks treated laws as components of social and political history, reflecting the daily realities of managing society. To understand Greek law, then, requires looking into extant legal, forensic, and historical texts for evidence of the law in action. From such study has arisen the field of ancient Greek law as a scholarly discipline within classical studies, a field that has come into its own since the 1970s. This edited volume charts new directions for the study of Greek law in the twenty-first century through contributions from eleven leading scholars. The essays in the book's first section reassess some of the central debates in the field by looking at questions about the role of law in society, the notion of "contracts, " feuding and revenge in the court system, and legal protections for slaves engaged in commerce. The second section breaks new ground by redefining substantive areas of law such as administrative law and sacred law, as well as by examining sources such as Hellenistic inscriptions that have been comparatively neglected in recent scholarship. The third section evaluates the potential of methodological approaches to the study of Greek law, including comparative studies with other cultures and with modern legal theory. The volume ends with an essay that explores pedagogy and the relevance of teaching Greek law in the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477315217 20180416
Law Library (Crown)
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xiv, 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction 1 John's Apocalypse and Its Interpretation 2 The First Illustrated Apocalypses 3 Beatus Apocalypses and Spanish Monasticism 4 The Apocalypse Allegorized, Moralized, and Historicized 5 The Epitome of Apocalypse Illustration: The Anglo-French Tradition 6 The Apocalypse at the End of the Middle Ages Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index of Manuscripts Index of Biblical References General Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780271078656 20180403
With its rich symbolism, complex narrative, and stunning imagery, the Apocalypse, or Revelation of John, is arguably the most memorable book in the Christian Bible. In Apocalypse Illuminated, Richard Emmerson explores how this striking visionary text is represented across seven centuries of medieval illustrations. Focusing on twenty-five of the most renowned illustrated Apocalypse manuscripts, from the earliest extant Carolingian ones produced in the ninth century to the deluxe Apocalypse made for the dukes of Savoy and completed in 1490, Emmerson examines not only how they illustrate the biblical text, but also how they interpret it for specific and increasingly diverse audiences. He discusses what this imagery shows us about expectations for the Apocalypse as the year 1000 approached, its relationship to Spanish monasticism on the Christian-Muslim frontier and to thirteenth-century Joachimist prophetic beliefs, and the polemical reinterpretations of Revelation that arose at the end of the Middle Ages. The resulting study includes historical and stylistic comparisons, highlights innovative features, and traces iconographic continuities over time, including the recurring apocalyptic patterns, events, figures, and motifs that characterize Apocalypse illustrations throughout the Middle Ages. Gorgeously illustrated and written in lively and accessible prose, this is a masterful analysis of over seven hundred years of Apocalypse manuscripts by one of the most preeminent scholars of medieval apocalypticism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780271078656 20180403
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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120 p. ; 21 x 28 cm.
  • Developing work-based learning in England
  • Foreword
  • Equity and inclusion in apprenticeship in England
  • Executive summary
  • Quality in apprenticeship qualifications and assessment in England
  • Assessment and recommendations
  • Funding of apprenticeship and the levy in England
  • Promoting and strengthening youth apprenticeships in England
  • Different sectors of apprenticeship in England.
One of a series of studies on vocational education and training, this review focuses on the apprenticeship system in England and concludes with policy recommendations. England has launched a series of reforms that champion the institution of apprenticeship, and address some previous weaknesses. The reforms encourage more substantive apprenticeship programmes and a stronger funding framework. Despite these strengths, there is still some way to go to establish an apprenticeship system in England to match those of the strongest countries. This report suggests several ways in which reforms might be adapted to achieve higher quality and better outcomes. An effective apprenticeship system involves various elements such as the development of the apprentice in the workplace by the employer and the broader education of young apprentices. The report argues that England should consider introducing regulations and standards to ensure that these elements are part of all apprenticeship programmes, and that the recently introduced apprenticeship levy supports high-quality training. In comparison to other countries, England has relatively few young apprentices. The report suggests England could facilitate transition from school to work by making better use of apprenticeships targeting school leavers.
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v, 77 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
Law Library (Crown)
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41 p.
This report assesses the progress of the implementation of environmental provisions in RTAs. It focuses on the extent to which governments have complied with the environmental commitments made in the trade agreements to which they are a Party. The report takes a two track approach. First, a review of implementation and evaluation reports associated with environmental provisions in such agreements is performed. Second, a survey of government officials, trade negotiators and other experts is carried out.
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