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Seitz, Raymond
Raymond Seitz was US ambassador to Britain, 1991-4. Unlike most of his predecessors he didn't return home, but decided to stay, with his wife Caroline and their dogs. "Over Here" (the book has the same title as the radio series) is about the transatlantic relationship, at every level.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: As New, Jacket Condition: As New. Third Impression. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0297815989
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Inventory #28710
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Edited By Ward, Kathryn
258pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Cornell University Press, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 087546162X
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Inventory #25979
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Ben-Zion, Sigalit
Tiny tear on bottom of d/j spine.The challenge of this book has been to rethink prevailing ideas about the social map of Jewish society during the rabbinic period in Israel. New insights were made possible by using anthropological theories and tools. The book explores the rich and complex relationships among the sages, priests, and laymen who competed in social, cultural, and political arenas for hegemony. It demonstrates that this struggle was not a simple case of displacement of the priestly elite by a new scholarly elite.In the process of constituting a counter-hegemony of the sages, there was a complex push-pull process: attraction-rejection, imitation-denial, and co-operation-confrontation. They undermined the old order by using the old hegemonic priestly discourse. Whereas the sages proposed a new order based on intellectual achievement, they nevertheless created on top of the earlier hegemonic order a new order of group nepotism, endogamy, ritual purity, and secret knowledge and education provided only to the proper social classes. Ben-Zion concludes that even in the process of resistance and disengagement from the priestly hegemony, the sages could not free themselves from the bondage of the priestly discourse and praxis. 349pp.N.B.Quarter inch closed tear to base of d/j spine.
Academic Studies Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781934843147
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Inventory #19960
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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McDermott, James
509pp.
Yale University Press, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0300083807
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Inventory #26804
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Logue,Mary
They stand at once as silent reminders of time past as well as the hub of our daily lives. They are the focus of activity in every county - the site of political speeches, holiday parades, and community picnics. They are the courthouses of Minnesota's eighty-seven counties. Writes author Mary Logue, "With a clock tower, the courthouse becomes metaphor, literally the ticking heart at the centre of a county." In this beautiful book are photographs celebrating the variety of Minnesota's county courthouses. From the classic Beaux Arts dome atop the Stearns County Courthouse to the unadorned simplicity of the Sibley County Courthouse, this book offers a parade of some of the finest public buildings in the North Star State. Paired with Doug Ohman's photos is an essay by poet and mystery writer Mary Logue that reveals the secrets of these buildings we thought we knew. Together they tell the story of these distinctly American structures, symbols of the ways Minnesotans live under the law - with justice, equality, and fairness. "Courthouses of Minnesota" is the third book in the "Minnesota Byways" series, a sumptuous photographic survey showcasing the state's classic architectural icons and paired with some of the best writers in the state. 128pp.
Minnesota Historical Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0873515501
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Inventory #15561
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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