Authority of Images / Images of Authority:Shaping Political and Cultural Identities in the Pre-Modern World
King Lear is perhaps the most poignant character in literature. The aged, abused monarch is at once the consummate figure of authority and the classic example of the fall from majesty. He is widely agreed to be William Shakespeare´s most moving, tragic hero. Award-winning writer and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Lear with wisdom, joy, exuberance, and compassion. He also explores his own personal relationship to the character: Just as we encounter one Emma Bovary or Hamlet when we are 17 and another when we are 40, Bloom writes about his shifting understanding - over the course of his own lifetime - of Lear, so that this audiobook also explores an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare´s characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy, pathos, and clarity in Lear. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002376/bk_high_002376_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As image-guided spine interventions have increasingly become a primary strategy for managing back pain, the tools and capabilities available to practitioners have grown significantly. This fully revised edition of Image-Guided Spine Interventions presents the latest procedures available to physicians who perform minimally invasive spine interventions. The comprehensive text covers the fundamentals-such as spine anatomy, procedural materials, and pharmacological requirements-along with chapters devoted to key topics such as discography, percutaneous descectomy, vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty, epidural steroid injections, and autonomic nerve blocks. Additionally, three new chapters are included in the Second Edition , covering pulsed radiofrequency procedures, sacroplasty, and spinal cord stimulation. Each technique is presented in a straightforward manner that allows the reader to effectively evaluate and implement new procedures. The text is further enhanced by nearly 200 images and illustrations. Edited by Dr. John Mathis, a former president of the American Society of Spine Radiology, and Dr. Stanley Golovac, who both have clinical practices devoted solely to spine procedures and pain management, the book will be useful to all physicians dealing with back pain, including radiologists, pain anesthesiologists, spine neurosurgeons, and orthopedists. Physicians will once again find that Image-Guided Spine Interventions, 2 nd Edition , is the pivotal authority on image-guided techniques for the spine.
The Qur´ân´s Self-Image:Writing and Authority in Islam´s Scripture Daniel Madigan
The Qur´ân´s Self-Image:Writing and Authority in Islam´s Scripture Princeton University Press Daniel Madigan
...but the old belfry jackdaw, who was an authority on ecclesiastical architecture, said it was a lost soul. And there the matter rested. ´´Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 - 14 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.´´ (Wikipedia) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001466/bk_mike_001466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An author, international speaker, and personal-development trainer, this versatile authority is considered the leader in motivational coaching and personal growth. Subjects include failure as an event, success as a process, hope as an activator, how to do something now, and making radical changes in minute steps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zig Ziglar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/made/000007/sp_made_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder. In the midst of the crisis, some High Holders call for repeals of the Codis Legis, taking authority away from the Rex. Once again, Alastar must maintain a careful political balance, but he cannot avoid the involvement of the Collegium when someone begins killing students. Trying to protect his imagers and hold Solidar together for the good of all, Alastar stumbles on to a plot by the High Holders involving illegal weapons, insurrection, and conspiracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006644/bk_tant_006644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.