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Wood, B. Anne
Using the journals of W. Norman Rudolf (1835-1886), a Victorian merchant, "Evangelical Balance Sheet" explores the important role of character ideals and evangelicalism in mid-Victorian culture. Rudolf's diary, with its daily weather observations, its account of family matters, of social and business happenings, and of his own experiences, as well as occasional literary or naturalistic forays, attempts to follow a disciplined regime of writing, but also has elements of a Bildungsroman. The diary reveals an obvious and significant tension between his inner, spiritual search for meaning in his life (evangelical inwardness) and his outward stewardship duties. Rudolf's concept of character, then, involved a type of balance sheet of his evangelical service record, to his God, his family, his business, and his community. Needing God's help to transform his will and to interpret the world in a constructive, rational manner, the underlying intent of his daily journal writing was to keep his commitment to an ethic of benevolence and of the affirmation of the goodness of human beings. Wood elucidates the cultivation of civic-minded masculinity in the context of Victorian Maritime Canada, analysing the multiple facets of the character ideal and emphasising its important role in Victorians' understanding of their life experiences. In the process, Wood reveals many underlying assumptions about social change and about civic discourse. The book also describes how the tremendous economic upheavals experienced by many entrepreneurs in the late 1860s to 1880s tempered their evangelical zeal and made it increasingly difficult for them to achieve a balanced and humane perspective on their own lives. The book will appeal to a broad audience interested in social history, imperial studies, gender studies (especially changing ideas of masculinity and manhood), Atlantic Canada studies, and local history of the Pictou region.198pp.
Laurier (Wilfrid) University Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889205000
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Inventory #15319
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Le Clezio, J.M.G.
Translated from the French by Peter Green.Head of book spine slightly bumped.Previous owner's signature on ffep.Some rubbing to head and tail of d/j spine and top edge of d/j.Price on d/j intact but crossed out with two reductions in pen.But overall quite a nice copy of a scarce book.
Hamish Hamilton, 1967, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First English Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 024191339X
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Inventory #20633
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 66.00 approx. - € 58.00 approx.)
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Editor Tilden, Jill
This volume explores the rich diversity of Asian art. The range of subjects examined includes silk in China under the Northern Song, Indonesian royal and ethnic gold, Islamic arhcitecture in the Deccan, a Persian manuscript of Sa'di's "Gulistan", Khmer sculpture and Mughal red-ground "grotesque" carpets. It highlights the complex interactions of Far and Near Eastern traditions as artistic and religious ideas were transmitted first along the Silk Road, and then as a result of the extensive conquests of Genghis Khan and Timur. The book forms part of the "Hali Annual" series which presents essays on Asian art.198pp.Plus adverts. N.B. Scuff mark to front D/J.
Hali Publications Limited, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Fine. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 1898113203
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Inventory #19204
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Edited By Glen, Duncan
56pp.
Harris Press, 1975, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #20463
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.92 approx. - € 6.96 approx.)
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Megginson, David;Banfield, Paul;Joy-Matthews, Jennifer
Successful implementation of a suitable training/human resource development programme is crucial for the development of any business. In this fresh book on the role of HRD in a company, the authors show how managers can make best use of the range of human resource development programmes available. With detailed coverage of current HRD issues, this book will help non-specialist managers to understand the vital role HRD plays within any organization by demonstrating: the vital relationship between managers and HRD; leading ideas and approaches to HRD; Ways of managing learning; the management of change; and how to develop the manager's resource base. 168pp. N.B. Some HIGHLIGHTING throughout.
Kogan Page Ltd, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0749410620
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Inventory #28905
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.60 approx. - € 5.80 approx.)
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