In the Courts of the Sun - Brian D'Amato Summary
“A stunningly inventive novel that . . . weaves together Mayan history, modern science, game theory and the coming Mayan apocalypse. BEWARE DECEMBER 21, 2012!”—Douglas Preston, author of The Monster of Florence It was predicted. We were warned. December 21, 2012. The day time stops. The year is 2012. Jed DeLanda, a descendant of the Maya, is a math prodigy raking in profits from online trading. But Jed’s life is thrown into chaos when his former mentor, Taro, and a mysterious female game designer enlist Jed’s help in deciphering an ancient Mayan codex containing the secrets of the Sacrifice Game. It foretells of the end of civilization, and only Jed can prevent the coming apocalypse. He must play the Game himself—in a mind-bending journey that stretches from thousands of years into the past to the very brink of the end of time. “Remarkable . . . prodigious in its scope, its originality, its ambition, its intelligence, and the mastery of its research. In a word: awesome.”—Raymond Khoury, author of The Last Templar
Law in the Courts of Love - Peter Goodrich Summary
Law in the Courts of Love traces the literary history and diversity of past legal systems. These 'minor jurisprudences' range from the spiritual laws of the courts of conscience to the code and judgements of love handed down by women's courts in medieval France. Professor Goodrich presents the 15th Century Courts of Love in Paris as one instance of an alternative jurisdiction drawn from the diversities of the legal and literary past. Their textual records are correspondingly mixed in genre, being in the form of poems, narratives, plays, treaties and judicial decisions. More broadly, these studies trace certain boundaries of modern law and make up one of many forms of legal knowledge which escape today's vision of a unitary law. The author believes that the unquesionable faith in a unity law and its distance from person and emotion is precisely what makes impossible the attention to the individual that justice ultimately requires. Law in the Courts of Love shows how the historical diversity of forms and procedures of law can competently form the basis for critical revisions of contemporary legal doctrine and professional practice. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of law and literature, critical legal studies and legal history, or anyone wishing to specialise in feminist legal theory.
In the Court of the Pear King - Sandy Petrey Summary
Sandy Petrey explores the factors accounting for such consequential innovations in so short a time, so restricted a space. In Petrey's view, these disparate events betoken a common recognition of society's capacity to make and unmake what it recognizes as real."--Jacket.
Dutch East India Company Merchants at the Court of Ayutthaya - Bhawan Ruangsilp Summary
This book deals with the early modern Dutch-Thai interactions as told by the merchants of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) who concurrently tried to find a balance between their 'partnership' with and 'sense of differences' from the Thai elite.
Magic and Divination at the Courts of Burgundy and France - Jan R. Veenstra Summary
This volume presents a critical edition of Laurens Pignon's treatise "Contre les devineurs" (1411) and examines its literary and historical context of courtly magic and astrology in Burgundy and France during the reign of Charles VI.
A Yorkshire Lass at the Court of Thatcher - Elizabeth Peacock Summary
Elizabeth Peacock served as MP for Batley and Spen for 14 years and was one of the most outspoken politicians during her time at Westminster.Famed for her 'no nonsense, just common sense' approach, Elizabeth won many admirers along with a reputation for being difficult. Not afraid to vote against her own party, the Conservatives, Elizabeth genuinely said and did what she thought was right for all Britain, but especially her local constituents.At the time she became an MP, she was one of very few women to do so but quickly made her mark in a very male dominated environment. She was the first woman MP to take part in the Lords v Commons charity motor race at Brands Hatch in which she more than held her own. Elizabeth was heavily involved in the Miners Strike of the 80's and was one of the few to vote against her own government as well as meeting regularly with Arthur Scargill, an unthinkable thing to do for a Conservative MP. She would go on to vote against the Major government too, never to be difficult, but just because she thought their actions weren't in the best interest of the nation. Her outspoken views on the IRA would lead to an unsuccessful but extremely frightening attack on her car whilst parked outside her home.In this candid, honest and often very funny autobiography, Elizabeth reveals what it was like to work at Westminster during those turbulent years. She offers frank assessments of the men and women she worked with including Margaret Thatcher, John Major and many others.A completely absorbing and insightful read.
Resetting Economies from the Courts of Heaven: 5 Secrets to Overcoming Economic Crisis and Unlocking Supernatural Provision - Robert Henderson Summary
A crisis is a dangerous opportunity. It seems that when crisis and chaos take place in the world, one of the first things to suffer is the economy. This directly impacts you because of the connection between your personal finances and the economy! Discover how to stand in the Courts of Heaven on behalf of your nation's economy. This is the key to experiencing personal turnaround and supernatural increase in your own financial situation! Robert Henderson is a bestselling author, respected apostolic leader, and internationally recognized for leading hundreds of thousands of believers into the Courts of Heaven. It's not a prayer formula or strategy; it's a dimension in the spirit where you partner with the Judge of All the Earth to render verdicts that release personal, and even national breakthroughs! Discover five key prayer secrets that are meant to undo the destructive residue of crisis and release personal, cultural, and economic deliverance: Build a House of Prayer (it's more than a building or physical location). Present Prophetic Words back to God. Undo words of judgment. Rediscover God's love for people. Present offerings that speak in the heavenly realm. In this easy-to-read, yet power-packed mini-book, you will discover your key role in supernaturally resetting the economy by approaching the Courts of Heaven.
A Letter from a Gentleman at the Court of St. Germains, to One of His Friends in England; Containing a Memorial about Methods for Setting the Pretender on the Throne of Great Britain. ... Translated from the French Copy, Printed at Cologne by Peter Marteau - N.A Summary
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Roger Zelazny's Chaos and Amber (HC) - John Betancourt Summary
In CHAOS AND AMBER, Dworkin and his son Oberon arrive at the Courts of Chaos to discover, and confront, their hidden enemies. But things don't go as planned. Oberon has a terrible physical reaction to being in Chaos, while assassination attempts are made on both his and Dworkin's lives—and the traitor in their family remains a hidden but quite real threat. Dworkin takes Oberon on a desperate journey, pressing deeper into Shadow than ever before. Here, Oberon discovers more of the true nature of his father...and of his real mother. But they have been followed, and a horde of hell-creatures attacks. Ultimately, Dworkin must create a new Pattern with his own blood to save himself, his family, and the future.
Littérature de la pop culture - Thomas Olivri Summary
Découvrez dans un beau livre les portraits des plus grands auteurs de la pop culture, et leurs œuvres décryptées. Avec des illustrations inédites, retrouvez les figures majeures de la fantasy (J.R.R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin...), de la science-fiction (Wells, K. Dick, Asimov, Orwell, Bradbury), du fantastique (Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde ou Stephen King) et du roman d'aventure (Kipling, Conan Doyle, Verne...)
D’Asimov à Tolkien - Anne Besson Summary
Harry Potter de Joanne K. Rowling, Le Seigneur des Anneaux de Tolkien... Qui aujourd’hui, ne connaît pas un de ces ensembles romanesques à succès, florissant dans la littérature de genre ? Romans policiers, science-fiction, fantasy, des Cantos d’Hypérion à L.A. Quartet en passant par Fondation, tous ces genres nourrissent le questionnement d’Anne Besson. Un cycle, une série : comment les définir, les distinguer ? Dans le premier, la totalité des volumes prime, tandis que dans la seconde, chaque volume est indépendant. L’intrigue se développe au fur et à mesure dans l’un, elle est discontinue dans l’autre. Pour le bonheur du lecteur et l’enrichissement de la littérature, des croisements s’effectuent, se jouant des contraintes étroites. La conduite et l’expérience du lecteur, induites par ces caractéristiques formelles, sont aussi prises en compte. De ce point de vue, la chronologie joue un rôle décisif avec son réseau d’appels et d’annonces : elle propose une maîtrise idéale du temps. L’ouvrage pionnier d’Anne Besson, qui intéressera tant les amateurs que les lecteurs ouverts et curieux, associe agréablement la rigueur à une approche revigorante de la littérature : un livre invitant au dialogue et à une lecture éclairée et vivante.
مقدمه اى بر نظام حقوقی جمهوری اسلامی ایران و جایگاه حقوق بشر در آن - Adineh Abghari Summary
From 2005 to 2008, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law has been conducting a comprehensive project on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The project's focus is to promote human rights as a central part of the dialogue in which the European Union and Iran have been engaged since 2002. This publication is one of the outputs of that project, designed as a practical guide and reference book for foreign jurists and human rights defenders. It deals with Iran's legal system and its internal safeguards for human rights. This book covers the political structure of Iran, the history of the judiciary in Iran, the sources and nature of Iranian law, and the internal safeguards for fundamental freedoms and rights.
Courts of Appeals in the Federal Judicial System - J. Woodford Howard Jr. Summary
Courts of Appeals were designed to be a unifying force in American law and politics, but they also contribute to decentralization and regionalization of federal law. Woodford Howard studies three aspects of this problem: first, what binds the highly decentralized federal courts into a judicial system; second, what controls the discretion of judges in making law and policy; and third, how can quality judicial decisions be maintained under heavy-volume pressure. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia - Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals Summary
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States. February Term, 1816[-January Term, 1827] - United States. Supreme Court,Henry Wheaton Summary
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