This book offers a detailed account of the dynamics behind the religious-secular divide in Azerbaijan over the past two decades of independence and the conditions underlying the ongoing process of normalisation of Islamic discourse and the rising cooperation across the country's secular-religious political landscape and looks into some future dynamics this transformation is set to unleash.
Cambridge is now world-famous as a centre of science, but it wasn't always so. Before the nineteenth century, the sciences were of little importance in the University of Cambridge. But that began to change in 1819 when two young Cambridge fellows took a geological field-trip to the Isle of Wight. Adam Sedgwick and John Stevens Henslow spent their days there exploring, unearthing dazzling fossils, dreaming up elaborate theories about the formation of the earth, and bemoaning the lack of serious science in their ancient university.
An Illustrated Journey is a richly illustrated, accessible account of Islamic history that gives the reader an introduction to a faith that is practised today by over a billion people whose traditions and civilisations are rich and diverse.
John Henry Newman (1801-1890) has always inspired devotion. Newman has made disciples as leader of the Catholic revival in the Church of England, an inspiration to fellow converts to Roman Catholicism, a nationally admired preacher and prose-writer, and an internationally recognised saint of the Catholic Church. Nevertheless, he has also provoked criticism. The church authorities, both Anglican and Catholic, were often troubled by his words and deeds, and scholars have disputed his arguments and his honesty.
After a trip to Ghana with Right To Play, John Pritchard, former Olympic rower and self-confessed middle-aged eccentric, set his next formidable challenge: to row the length of the Mississippi River and raise $1,000,000 for the charity.
John and his team would row in a Victorian Thames skiff, a wooden boat with a fixed wooden seats and fixed pins, the design of which has remained almost unchanged for nearly 200 years.
This fourth poetry collection from the London-based screenwriter, playwright, poet and Magdalene graduate Nick Drake takes on some of the most pressing issues for the planet in poems about plastic waste, the Whitechapel Fatberg and climate change.
The poems in Out of Range expand on environmental concerns raised in Nick Drake's last collection The Farewell Glacier, his book-length sequence of poems set in the High Arctic. His new book also includes a series of three poems about the Arctic.
Images and imagery played a major role in medieval political thought and culture, but their influence has rarely been explored. This book provides a full assessment of the subject. Starting with an examination of the writings of late twelfth-century courtier-clerics, and their new vision of English political life as a heightened religious drama, it argues that visual images were key to the development and expression of medieval English political ideas and arguments.
The protagonists of the dialogue, Mr. Hughes (lawyer) and Mr. Ohayon (economist), compete in an exciting interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, through the tools of economic analysis of law.
A rip-roaring puzzle box of an adventure about grit, guts, and gold, from Elinor Teele, the acclaimed author of The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin.
The small, run-down town of Eden is the only place Jenny Burns has ever called home. The roots of the trees are in her bones, the air of the mountains is in her breath, the lakes and rivers are in her blood. And that’s why, when her father loses his job and tells Jenny that they may have to move on from Eden, she knows she can’t let that happen.