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Oppenheimer, Paul
Guilt makes no compromises. One may be a little in love or a little bit angry, but the idea of degrees of guilt is meaningless. Any guilt, whether of the emotional, religious or legal variety, is fiendishly intense. The word itself points to a mysterious intensity of indebtedness, and this with an absolution extraordinary in human affairs. This book aims to go to the heart of the mystery. Its theme, that of the absolutism of guilt, is explored from a variety of different perspectives and through a series of anecdotes. The author examines the sources of the word "guilt"; languages and cultures without the concept of guilt; the religious importance and meaning of guilt, in Judaism, Christianity and other religions; psychological investigations of guilt, by Freud and Jung, among others; guilt and criminal behaviour; guilt and mourning; the effect of guilt as a creative stimulant in modern times, on literature, art, politics, law and film; and the mysterious persistence of guilt in modern secular societies Throughout, the text is supported with quotations from authors ancient and modern. 127pp.
Duckworth, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0715627597
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Inventory #26691
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Edited By Heuvel, Katrina Vanden
On Tuesday morning, a piece was torn out of our world. A patch of blue sky that should not have been there opened up in the New York skyline. Our city was changed forever. Our country was changed forever. Our world was changed forever. So wrote Jonathan Schell in the first issue of The Nation magazine following September 11, 2001. In A Just Response, some of the most respected figures on the progressive left analyze the causes and consequences of this new American wound in a series of thoughtful, informed, and provocative essays. Selected from The Nation and other sources, these articles counter the bombast and jingoism of so much of the media coverage since September 11while providing informed analysis, provocative commentary, and reasoned debates. The writers in these pages speak out against "Fascism with an Islamic face," jingoism, and the undermining of civil rights, address the confusion between dissent and treason, and articulate a vision of a just response to terrorism. Others reflect on an interview with Osama bin Laden, the concept of "Blowback"modern technological society turned unwittingly against itselfand the American right wing's exploitation of a national emergency to further its political agenda. Also included are dispatches from other countries around the world, brief background histories of bin Laden's origins, the roots of fundamentalism, asymmetrical warfare, and a heated exchange between Noam Chomsky and Christopher Hitchens. 349pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1560254009
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Inventory #24812
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Edited By Krupicka, S; Sternberk, J.
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Small split to head of spine. Corners slightly bumped. 310pp.
Iliffe Books Ltd, 1968, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First English Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #28365
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Edited By Cennamo,G. And Rosa,N.
This text presents a selection of the papers presented at the 15th SIDUO Congress. The volume reflects early-1990s advances in ophthalmic ultrasonography. The papers have been divided into the following subjects: posterior eye segment; intraocular tumors; anterior eye segment; vitreoretinal disorders; orbital and periorbital tumours; extraocular muscles and orbital disorders; axial eye length biometry and iol calculations; instrumentation and techniques; and optic nerve disorders. The contributions, prepared by a group of international experts in the field, should be of interest to all those involved in ophthalmic ultrasonography. 599pp.N.B.Small fade mark to base of spine.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792344642
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Inventory #15263
Price: £ 95.00 GBP ($ 123.79 approx. - € 104.98 approx.)
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Edited By Giles, Mary E.
Based on fresh archival work, the essays provide a broader perspective on the Inquisition than has previously been available. Examining the stories of fifteen women in the context of this fearful Catholic institution in both Spain and the New World, the contributors chronicle a broad range of "crimes" against the Catholic Church, including sexual transgressions, the practice of crypto-Judaism, and the writing and preaching by alumbradas that undermined Catholic orthodoxy. The accounts, representing the experiences of girls and women from different classes and geographical regions, also include the trials' vastly divergent outcomes ranging from burning at the stake to exoneration. 402pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Head of spine slightly bumped.
The John Hopkins University Press, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0801859328
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Inventory #24535
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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