Behind the Throne

Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465595392

Category:

Page: N.A

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High Religion

Author: Sherry B. Ortner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691218072

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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An eminent anthropologist examines the foundings of the first celibate Buddhist monasteries among the Sherpas of Nepal in the early twentieth century--a religious development that was a major departure from "folk" or "popular" Buddhism. Sherry Ortner is the first to integrate social scientific and historical modes of analysis in a study of the Sherpa monasteries and one of the very few to attempt such an account for Buddhist monasteries anywhere. Combining ethnographic and oral-historical methods, she scrutinizes the interplay of political and cultural factors in the events culminating in the foundings. Her work constitutes a major advance both in our knowledge of Sherpa Buddhism and in the integration of anthropological and historical modes of analysis. At the theoretical level, the book contributes to an emerging theory of "practice," an explanation of the relationship between human intentions and actions on the one hand, and the structures of society and culture that emerge from and feed back upon those intentions and actions on the other. It will appeal not only to the increasing number of anthropologists working on similar problems but also to historians anxious to discover what anthropology has to offer to historical analysis. In addition, it will be essential reading for those interested in Nepal, Tibet, the Sherpa, or Buddhism in general.

The Renaissance of Asia

Author: Committee on International Relations

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520374606

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

View: 9217


This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1941.

Nigeria

Author: Dr. Okoro, Onyeije Chukwudum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595613802

Category: Religion

Page: 669

View: 4496


There is no denying that Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, will play an important role in determining the fate of the black continent. Nevertheless, many people do not stop to consider Nigerias importance, nor do they explore its mysteries, woeful stories, and the spiritual causes of its current problems. You will travel back to the earliest days of humanity to learn about the various ethnic groups that settled in Nigeria, their origins, and the beliefs behind their various religions. Find out how populations were enslaved, how the land was colonized, and how foreign religions affected its people. Through these pages, the mystery of Nigeria will unfold and reveal why Nigeria is at a turning point in its history. You will discover the role of the true believers through the thorough analysis of Nigerias diverse population, history, and culture.

Roxanne of Dark Energy

Author: Dean Marquis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493158228

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 1001


In the US Armys, Field Manual of Electronic Warfare in Operations (FM 3-36), it states that: Hardware is described as Computers, Relay Stations, Circuits, Radios, Scanners and other things of their ilk. Software is described as the Programs used to Direct the Operations of the Hardware, to function within a command control system. Wetware is described as the Personnel that operate or maintain the Command Control System. It doesnt say why the Pentagon gave Wetware the name it is. I can only use my imagination and assume that Wetware is what happens when People have Anti-Radiation Missiles shot at them. The other fact is that the Human Body is 98 % water. Only the Pentagon could coin a phrase with such an innocent content but has such devastating effect. In Todays Internet Based Environment it rings with a larger intent. It also assumes that Hardware is easier to replace then Wetware. It is also along this same vein, that Roxanne of Dark Energy has been constructed.

Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection: 140+ Dystopian Novels, Space Action Adventures, Lost World Classics & Apocalyptic Tales

Author: H. G. Wells,Abraham Merritt,Edgar Wallace,Jules Verne,Edgar Allan Poe,Mary Shelley,Edwin A. Abbott,Jack London,Robert Louis Stevenson,George MacDonald,Henry Rider Haggard,William Hope Hodgson,H. P. Lovecraft,Edward Bellamy,Mark Twain,Arthur Conan Doyle,Francis Bacon,C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne,Lewis Grassic Gibbon,Margaret Cavendish,Jonathan Swift,William Morris,Samuel Butler,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,James Fenimore Cooper,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Owen Gregory,Hugh Benson,Fred M. White,Ignatius Donnelly,Ernest Bramah,Arthur Dudley Vinton,Robert Cromie,Anthony Trollope,Cleveland Moffett,Richard Jefferies,Percy Greg,David Lindsay,Edward Everett Hale,Stanley G. Weinbaum,Otis Adelbert Kline,Malcolm Jameson,Garrett P. Serviss,Gertrude Barrows Bennett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027248175

Category: Fiction

Page: 18430

View: 8611


Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Hyne: The Lost Continent

Well, Duh!

Author: Bob Fenster

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740741760

Category: Humor

Page: 336

View: 8703


In a world of bumbling idiots, stupidity is a growth industry. One smart strategy is to laugh at it all with this outrageous collection of hilarious tales about the stupid things people do in every field of human activity. Bob Fenster has combed the world of the intellectually challenged searching for tales of stupidity to entertain us with ... and he's hit the jackpot with Well, Duh! Our Stupid World, and Welcome to It. Consider these examples: When McDonald's opened its first franchise in Russia, the American bosses insisted that the Russian counter help smile at the customers. Russian customers were outraged at the McGreeting, insulted, and ready to fight -- because in Russia smiling at strangers means you are making fun of them. How did Mickey D solve the problem? They hired official Smile Explainers to shout into bullhorns at customers in line: "When you reach the counter, you will be smiled at. This does not mean we are making fun of you." What does a parent with a big ego do when his kid's shelf piles up with soccer trophies, Little League trophies, and swim trophies? According to a woman who runs a California trophy-making business, the proud dad (proud of himself, anyway) orders her to make up some old-looking trophies with his name on them so he can regain household bragging rights. Book jacket.