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Horch, Esther
196pp.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, 1979, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
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Inventory #26777
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Black, Georgina Dopico
In "Perfect Wives, Other Women", Georgina Dopico Black examines the role played by women's bodies - specifically the bodies of wives - in Spain and Spanish America during the Inquisition. In her quest to show how both the body and soul of the married woman became the site of anxious inquiry, Dopico Black mines a variety of Golden Age texts for instances in which the era's persistent preoccupation with racial, religious, and cultural otherness was reflected in the depiction of women. Subject to the scrutiny of a remarkable array of gazes-inquisitors, theologians, religious reformers, confessors, poets, playwrights, and, not least among them, husbands - the bodies of perfect and imperfect wives elicited diverse readings.Dopico Black reveals how imperialism, the Inquisition, inflation, and economic decline each contributed to a correspondence between the meanings of these human bodies and 'other' bodies, such as those of the Jew, the Moor, the Lutheran, the degenerate, and whoever else departed from a recognised norm. The body of the wife, in other words, became associated with categories separate from anatomy, reflecting the particular hermeneutics employed during the Inquisition regarding the surveillance of otherness. Dopico Black's compelling argument will engage students of Spanish and Spanish American history and literature, gender studies, women's studies, social psychology and cultural studies. 307pp. N.B. Black ink mark across bottom foredge of pages. Content unaffected.
Duke University Press, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0822326426
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Inventory #27032
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Nissimi, Hilda
This book tells the little-known story of a fascinating crypto-Jewish community through two centuries and three continents. Beginning as a precarious settlement of a few families in mid-eighteenth-century Mashhad, an Islamic holy city in northern Iran, the community grew into a closely-knit group in response to their forced conversion to Islam in 1839. Muslim hostility and a culture of memory sustained by intra-communal marriages reinforced their separate religious identity, vesting it in strong family and communal loyalty. Mashhadi women became the main agents of the cultural transmission of communal identity and achieved social roles and high status uncharacteristic for contemporary Jewish and Muslim communities. The Mashhadis maintained a double identity - upholding Islam in public while tenaciously holding onto their Jewish identity in secret. The exodus from Mashhad after 1946 relocated the communal centre to Tehran, and later to Israel and after the Khomeini revolution to New York. The relationship between the formation and retention of communal identity and memory practices - with interconnected issues of religion and gender - draws upon existing research on other crypto-faith communities, such as the Judeoconversos, the Moriscos, and the French Protestants, who through the special blend of memory-faith and ethnicity emerged strengthened from their underground period. For the immigration period, the author challenges the old paradigm that "modernity and religion are mutually exclusive". The book also explores the sometimes uncomfortable yet intimate relationships that exist between seemingly incompatible ways of seeing the past, both secular and religious.180pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191609
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Inventory #17815
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Baylor University
The grandeur at Baylor University has been enjoyed for more than a century. The only book of its kind, "Baylor: A Legacy of Spirit, Tradition, Beauty" presents handsome photography showcasing the campus' grand spires, beautiful Georgian architecture, and graceful landscapes. This is a true pictorial experience. 93pp.
Big Bear Books, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781602581913
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Inventory #27356
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Panikkar, Shivaji K.
The most significant trends, tendencies and breakthroughs in the use of the sculptural medium are analysed in this volume along with a sampling of the works of individual artists. The first section has essays by young Indian art historians, critics and theorists on trends in mainstream sculpture of the 1980's and '90's. Section II critically reviews the notion of mainstream 'avant garde' in the Indian context. In the final section this volume features a photographc portfolio of the works of 27 prominant sculptors. Fully illustrated with colour photographs and occassional b/w prints.Faint smudge mark top edge front cover, crease along front d/j spine joint.160pp.
Marg Publications, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 8185026491
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Inventory #4083
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.06 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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