Death in Fifteenth-Century Castile: Ideologies of the Elites by Laura Vivanco

By Laura Vivanco

The speculation of the 3 estates made transparent differences among the features of the 2 estates which comprised the elite of medieval society: the oradores (ecclesiastics) and the defensores (warriors or nobility). they'd diverse existence, garments and methods of brooding about existence. with reference to demise, the responses dictated through Christian theology conflicted with the calls for of the defensor ideology, in keeping with the defence of person honour, the pursuit of fama and the exhibit of earthly energy. This ebook charts the development of the death from their arrangements for dying, via their 'good' or 'bad' deaths, to their burials and otherworldly fates and likewise analyses the responses of the bereaved. by utilizing pre-fifteenth-century texts it truly is attainable to illustrate that the clash among the orador and defensor ideologies didn't commence within the 15th century, yet fairly had a miles older beginning, and it's endorsed that the clash persisted after 1500. Textual resources comprise the Siete partidas, wills, chronicles, spiritual works similar to the Arte de bien morir and literary works comparable to C?rcel de Amor and Celestina.

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Ricoeur on Time and Narrative: An Introduction to Temps et by William C. Dowling

By William C. Dowling

“The item of this book,” writes William C. Dowling in his preface, “is to make the main options of Paul Ricoeur’s Time and Narrative to be had to readers who may need felt bewildered by means of the twists and turns of its argument.” The resources of puzzlement are, he notes, many. For a few, it's Ricoeur’s famously oblique type of presentation, during which the polarities of argument and exegesis appear so usually and so abruptly to have reversed themselves. For others, it's the outstanding highbrow variety of Ricoeur’s argument, drawing on traditions as far-off from one another as Heideggerian existentialism, French structuralism, and Anglo-American analytic philosophy. but underneath the labyrinthian floor of Ricoeur’s Temps et récit, Dowling unearths a unmarried prolonged argument that, even though built unsystematically, is intended to be understood in systematic terms.

Ricoeur on Time and Narrative provides that argument in transparent and concise phrases, in a fashion that might be enlightening either to readers new to Ricoeur and those that can have felt themselves adrift within the complexities of Temps et récit, Ricoeur’s final significant philosophical paintings. Dowling divides his dialogue into six chapters, all heavily concerned with particular arguments in Temps et récit: on mimesis, time, narrativity, semantics of motion, poetics of background, and poetics of fiction. also, Dowling offers a preface that lays out the French highbrow context of Ricoeur's philosophical technique. An appendix offers his English translation of a private interview within which Ricoeur, having accomplished Time and Narrative, seems again over his lengthy occupation as an the world over well known thinker. Ricoeur on Time and Narrative communicates to readers the highbrow pleasure of following Ricoeur’s dismantling of proven theories and arguments—Aristotle and Augustine and Husserl on time, Frye and Greimas on narrative constitution, Arthur Danto and Louis O. Mink at the nature of ancient explanation—while coming to determine how, less than the strain of Ricoeur’s research, those rules are reconstituted and published in a brand new set of relatives to at least one another.


"The scholarship in William C. Dowling's Ricoeur on Time and Narrative is impeccable; Dowling understands Ricoeur inside of out. He highlights Ricoeur's most vital arguments, offers them in a limpid, concise language, and hyperlinks them to the suitable 19th- and twentieth-century philosophical advancements. Dowling's ebook presents us with a lucid, intelligible model of Ricoeur's significant paintings, person who might be of substantial importance to philosophers, historians, and literary theorists." —Thomas Pavel, Gordon J. Laing distinctive carrier Professor of French Literature, and the Committee on Social concept, college of Chicago

"William C. Dowling's Ricoeur on Time and Narrative is a refined and remarkably well-sustained piece of labor. It presents a close advent to an incredible paintings of philosophy and narrative theory—already a substantial success, given the trouble of Ricoeur's textual content. although, Dowling additionally indicates us, occasionally explicitly, occasionally easily during the approach he conducts his argument, why we must always trouble with Ricoeur—what we need to achieve from realizing him greater than we do, even if good we might imagine we all know him." —Michael wooden, Charles Barnwell Straut classification of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton collage

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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying by Robert Kastenbaum

By Robert Kastenbaum

The Macmillan Encyclopedia of loss of life and loss of life is a contribution to the knowledge of existence. Scientists and poets have lengthy famous that existence and dying are so in detail entwined that wisdom of 1 calls for wisdom of the opposite. The previous testomony observes that ''all flesh is as grass.'' Religions have addressed the query of ways one may still reside with the attention of inevitable dying. usually the reply has been established upon the imaginative and prescient of a lifestyles past dying. Societies have constructed platforms of trust and perform to aid their humans do something about the possibility of loss of life and the sorrow of grief. kids are frequently wondered by way of the curious proven fact that plants fade and animals cease relocating. This incipient cognizance of mortality ultimately turns into an important a part of the adult's world-view within which wish contests with worry, and religion with doubt.

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Death in Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook by Valerie Hope

By Valerie Hope

Offering a variety of proper, translated texts on demise, burial and commemoration within the Roman international, this booklet is organized thematically and supported through dialogue of contemporary scholarship. The breadth of fabric incorporated guarantees that this sourcebook will make clear the way in which loss of life was once thought of and handled in Roman society.

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Wholesome Fear: Transforming Your Anxiety About Impermanence by Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, Kathleen McDonald

By Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, Kathleen McDonald

With the correct standpoint, our anxiousness round illness, previous age, and loss of life could be a "wholesome fear"--a worry with a favorable caliber that finally enriches and nourishes our lives. Lama Zopa Rinpoche indicates us how we will use our nervousness as a high-octane gasoline to actually dwell what is most vital. along Rinpoche's teachings, Kathleen McDonald offers meditations that result in peace, compassion, and pleasure for ourselves and others. forthcoming our actual realities during this means can assist us to stay good and, whilst the time comes because it necessarily will, to die good too. it really is by no means too early to begin making this most crucial of efforts--and, thankfully, it really is by no means too overdue. an important advisor for a person confronting the demanding situations of demise and loss of life, healthy worry serves as a reminder of the present and fact of impermanence.

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Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales From a Year in by John Sutherland, Stephen Fender

By John Sutherland, Stephen Fender

Love, intercourse, demise, boredom, ecstasy, existential angst, political upheaval - the historical past of literature deals a wealthy and sundry exploration of the human situation around the centuries. during this soaking up spouse to literature's wealthy previous, prepared via days of the yr, acclaimed critics and pals Stephen Fender and John Sutherland take place the main inspiring, enlightening, remarkable or curious artefacts that literature has to supply. discover why sixteen June 1904 mattered loads to Joyce, which nice literary love affair used to be delivered to a sad finish on eleven February 1963 and why Roy Campbell punched Stephen Spender at the nostril on 14 April 1949 during this luxurious voyage throughout the highs and lows of literature's bejewelled previous.

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A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

By Sue Klebold

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine highschool in Littleton, Colorado. Over the process mins, they'd kill twelve scholars and a instructor and wound twenty-four others earlier than taking their very own lives.

For the final 16 years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mom, has lived with the indescribable grief and disgrace of that day. How may possibly her baby, the promising younger guy she had enjoyed and raised, be liable for such horror? and the way, as his mom, had she now not recognized anything used to be mistaken? have been there sophisticated indicators she had overlooked? What, if something, might she have performed differently?

These are questions that Klebold has grappled with each day because the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her trip as a mom attempting to come to phrases with the incomprehensible. within the wish that the insights and realizing she has received may also help different households realize while a toddler is in misery, she tells her tale in complete, drawing upon her own journals, the video clips and writings that Dylan left at the back of, and on numerous interviews with psychological future health experts.

Filled with hard-won knowledge and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a strong and haunting e-book that sheds mild on the most urgent problems with our time. And with clean wounds from the hot Newtown and Charleston shootings, by no means has the necessity for knowing been extra pressing.

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Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning by Sarah York

By Sarah York

Remembering good deals relatives, clergy, funeral execs, and hospice employees how one can plan prone and rituals that honor the spirit of the deceased and are trustworthy to that person's values and ideology, whereas additionally respecting the wishes and desires of these who will attAnd the prone. it really is a vital source for an individual who yearns to place dying in a non secular context yet is not sure the way to do so-including either those that have damaged with culture and people who desire to supply new desiring to the established rituals in their faith.

The real-life tales, examples, and sensible instructions during this ebook deal with a big selection of significant matters, together with the tough judgements that survivors needs to make speedy while a demise occurs-and the delicate subject of kinfolk alienation, the place probabilities for therapeutic, forgiveness, and desire are explored. The priceless insights provided the following may also help those that grieve to organize brain and spirit for life's ultimate rites of passage.

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