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Unlocked Books: Manuscripts Of Learned Magic In The Medieval Libraries Of Central Europe (Review), Michael D. Bailey 2010 Iowa State University

Unlocked Books: Manuscripts Of Learned Magic In The Medieval Libraries Of Central Europe (Review), Michael D. Bailey

History Publications

Magic in the medieval past is often seen through the eyes of its opponents, through trial records, inquisitorial texts, denunciatory sermons, and theological [End Page 232] treatises explaining and condemning the demonic nature of virtually all magical rites. Yet there is another way to approach at least elite, learned magic in Europe’s medieval period, namely through the texts that literate practitioners of those forms of magic have left scattered through libraries across the continent. This method of studying magic is not new, but has undergone significant development in recent years, with Richard Kieckhefer, Claire Fanger, Frank Klaassen, and Sophie ...


Humble Beginnings: A History Of The Ou College Of Law, Bob Burke, Steven W. Taylor 2010 Bob Burke Law

Humble Beginnings: A History Of The Ou College Of Law, Bob Burke, Steven W. Taylor

Oklahoma Law Review

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Soviet Education: Communism In The Classroom, Alison W. Berryman 2010 Colby College

Soviet Education: Communism In The Classroom, Alison W. Berryman

Honors Theses

My thesis examines the Soviet Union’s educational system during Stalin’s rule. It proves that the goal of the Soviet educational system in the 1920s and 1930s was to instill strong Communist loyalty from a very early age and to expedite the process of industrialization by educating future workers in “socially useful” labor.


Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds 2010 Hope College

Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That The Public Loved, Geoffrey D. Reynolds

Faculty Publications

Lakewood Farm: The Private Zoo That the Public Loved is an article concerning the private zoo in Holland, Michigan, that was owned by Chicago coal merchant George Fulmer Getz and helped form the Illionois based Brookfiekd Zoo and John Ball Zoo of Grand Rapids, Michigan.


The Age Of Aquarius: The Reorientation Of Nasa After 1969, Junichi Miyamoto 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Age Of Aquarius: The Reorientation Of Nasa After 1969, Junichi Miyamoto

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

One of the truisms about the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) in the eyes of most politicians is that it is a listless relic from the Cold War. On the surface, this interpretation seems acceptable. After all, its crowning achievement (the moon landings) has yet to be surpassed after forty years and likely will not be matched for at least another ten. Moreover NASA’s ordained cause, gaining the upper hand in space, was made possible by the national willpower only the fear of being overtaken by a technologically advanced arch-nemesis can generate. This condition certainly is not on the ...


Hindutva And Anti-Muslim Communal Violence In India Under The Bharatiya Janata Party (1990-2010), Elaisha Nandrajog 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Hindutva And Anti-Muslim Communal Violence In India Under The Bharatiya Janata Party (1990-2010), Elaisha Nandrajog

CMC Senior Theses

On May 16, 1998, under the directives of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition, the Indian government detonated three nuclear bombs in the Rajasthan desert, near a site called Pokhran.1 If the name of India’s inter-ballistic missile, Agni, the god of fire in the Vedic tradition, is inscribed in antiquity, its symbolism in 1998 was entirely new, reflecting the rise of a political party that emblematizes a chauvinistic, majoritarian stance.2 To celebrate India’s accomplishment, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a sister organization of the BJP, ordered the construction of a temple dedicated to ...


To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe 2009 Bridgewater State University

To Whom God Has Spoken: American Women In Word And Spirit, 1700-The Present, Margaret Lowe

Margaret Lowe

Although scholars have begun to examine American women's religious history, few published collections of their actual words and creative expressions exist. The proposed volume, an edited, thematic collection of primary source documents will fill this gap. The book will demonstrate the contexts and textures of American women's spiritual authority in the past, including those who claimed to speak for "God" or another deity. Drawing on my expertise in gender history and well-honed archival skills, my project will identify, edit and annotate the most illuminating and representative among American women's diverse religious voices. A FLRG will provide start-up ...


Mata Hari: A Life Of Lies, Olivia Blessing 2009 Sias International University, China

Mata Hari: A Life Of Lies, Olivia Blessing

Olivia L Blessing

During the international scandal of her 1917 trial and subsequent execution, Mata Hari’s name became a universal title for a traitorous woman. Since then, spies like Tokyo Rose and Radient Jade were known respectively as the "Mata Hari of the airways" and the "Mata Hari of the East." However, unlike the other two women, Mata Hari was famous for being a woman who would do anything for a price years before the French accused her of treason, and this image hurt her during the trial as much as the accusations of treason did.


Rediscovering Radical History, Terry Irving 2009 University of Wollongong

Rediscovering Radical History, Terry Irving

Terry Irving

This article examines aspects of the connection between radical history and labour history in Australia. It begins by resurrecting the forgotten history work by intellectuals in the labour movement from the 1880s to the 1950s, and the conservative attacks on radical history in the 50s and 60s. It continues by highlighting the early attempts to keep this radical tradition alive among labour historians, and concludes by criticising Robin Gollan's failure to distinguish popular democracy from the democratic possibilities of representative government.


Recent Scholarship In Military History And The Anzac Legend: Down Under 2010, Peter Dean 2009 University of Notre Dame Australia

Recent Scholarship In Military History And The Anzac Legend: Down Under 2010, Peter Dean

Peter J Dean

A review essay of major publications and conference papers on the the Second World War in Australian during 2010.

Peter J Dean, 'Recent Scholarship in Military History and the ANZAC Legend: Down Under 2010', Global War Studies, Vol. 7 (2), 2010, p. 230-236.

ISSN: 1949-8489


Early Illinois Newspapers And Job Printers: The Terence A. Tanner Collection, Ryan Ross 2009 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Early Illinois Newspapers And Job Printers: The Terence A. Tanner Collection, Ryan Ross

Ryan A. Ross

In 1981 the Chicago antiquarian bookseller Terry Tanner began developing a plan for a history of nineteenth century Illinois newspapers and job printers. This project would entail a revision of Franklin William Scott’s Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879 (1910) and Cecil K. Byrd’s A Bibliography of Illinois Imprints, 1814-58 (1966). For two decades Tanner assembled copious notes, which filled boxes, binders, metal filing drawers, and cartons, not to mention the margins of the books he used as secondary sources. Over the course of the project, he published two articles under his legal name, Terence A. Tanner, entitled ...


Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, pablo rosser 2009 COLABORADOR HONORÍFICO UNIVERSIDAD ALICANTE

Revealing Iberian Woodcraft: Conserved Wooden Artefacts From South-East Spain, Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Yolanda Carrion & Pablo Rosser Six wells at Tossal de les Basses in Spain captured a large assemblage of Iberian woodworking debris. The authors’ analysis distinguishes a wide variety of boxes, handles, staves, pegs and joinery made in different and appropriate types of wood, some – like cypress – imported from some distance away. We have here a glimpse of a sophisticated and little known industry of the fourth century BC.


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