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By Possession

Author : Madeline Hunter
ISBN : 9780307482648
Genre : Fiction
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A Common Lady For years she had thought he was dead. Yet when Addis de Valence strode into Moira Falkner's cottage, there was no mistaking the sharp planes of his face, and the scar she herself had helped to heal. The young squire who had once been her hero was now her lord, a hardened man who returned to claim the son she had raised as her own. But Moira couldn't deny that Addis roused a passion she never thought to feel--and a perilous hope for a future that could never be.... An Uncommon Love Addis returned from the Crusades to find his lands usurped by his stepbrother, and his country on the brink of rebellion. Determined to reclaim his birthright, Addis could not afford to be distracted by a woman--even one as tempting as Moira. Yet the only living part of his contented past lay in Moira--and his desire for her was more dangerous than his deadly battles with the king's men. By law, Moira belonged to him...but possessing her heart might be far more difficult. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

The Self Possessed

Author : Frederick M. Smith
ISBN : 9780231510653
Genre : Social Science
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The Self Possessed is a multifaceted, diachronic study reconsidering the very nature of religion in South Asia, the culmination of years of intensive research. Frederick M. Smith proposes that positive oracular or ecstatic possession is the most common form of spiritual expression in India, and that it has been linguistically distinguished from negative, disease-producing possession for thousands of years. In South Asia possession has always been broader and more diverse than in the West, where it has been almost entirely characterized as "demonic." At best, spirit possession has been regarded as a medically treatable psychological ailment and at worst, as a condition that requires exorcism or punishment. In South (and East) Asia, ecstatic or oracular possession has been widely practiced throughout history, occupying a position of respect in early and recent Hinduism and in certain forms of Buddhism. Smith analyzes Indic literature from all ages-the earliest Vedic texts; the Mahabharata; Buddhist, Jain, Yogic, Ayurvedic, and Tantric texts; Hindu devotional literature; Sanskrit drama and narrative literature; and more than a hundred ethnographies. He identifies several forms of possession, including festival, initiatory, oracular, and devotional, and demonstrates their multivocality within a wide range of sects and religious identities. Possession is common among both men and women and is practiced by members of all social and caste strata. Smith theorizes on notions of embodiment, disembodiment, selfhood, personal identity, and other key issues through the prism of possession, redefining the relationship between Sanskritic and vernacular culture and between elite and popular religion. Smith's study is also comparative, introducing considerable material from Tibet, classical China, modern America, and elsewhere. Brilliant and persuasive, The Self Possessed provides careful new translations of rare material and is the most comprehensive study in any language on this subject.
Category: Social Science


Author : Joseph R. Lanciano
ISBN : 189211576X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Volume Two of the Lambers CPA Review series covers the Regulation section of the computer-based CPA Exam. Coverage of federal income taxes as well as Business Law are included. Text material, examples and practice questions and solutions are contained in each chapter.
Category: Business & Economics

Consequences Of Possession

Author : Reid Elspeth Descheemaeker Eric
ISBN : 9780748693658
Genre : Law
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The first coherent analysis of the topic of possession from a comparative and historical legal perspective. The volume comprises contributions from some very distinguished scholars from the civilian tradition (Germany, Italy) as well as the common law (England) and mixed legal systems (Quebec, Scotland, South Africa).
Category: Law

Split Possession

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ISBN : 902720568X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically relevant in many European languages because they require dedicated constructions. What makes these split possessive systems interesting for the linguist is the interaction of semantic criteria with pragmatics and syntax. Neutralisation of distinctions occurs under focus. The same happens if one of the constituents of a possessive construction is syntactically heavy. These effects can be observed in the majority of the 50 sample languages. Possessive splits are strong in those languages which are outside the Standard Average European group. The bulk of the European languages do not behave much differently from those non-European languages for which possession splits are reported. The book reveals interesting new facts about European languages and possession to typologists, universals researchers, and areal linguists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Company Security Interests

Author : Great Britain. Law Commission
ISBN : 0117302627
Genre : Business & Economics
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Following on from a previous consultation paper on this topic (Law Commission paper 164, ISBN 011730249X) published in July 2002, this report contains draft regulations which set out a scheme for the registration and priority of mortgages and other forms of security created by companies. It also makes general recommendations on the law applicable to security created by unincorporated businesses. Comments on the consultation paper should be received by 23.11.2004 and sent to James Robinson, Law Commission, Conquest House, 37-38 John Street, Theobalds Road, London WC1N 2BQ or emailed to: [email protected]
Category: Business & Economics

Forms Under Revised Article 9

Author : American Bar Association. Task Force on Forms under Revised Article 9
ISBN : 1590310810
Genre : Security (Law)
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"... a collection of many forms likely to be useful to attorneys who practice commercial law in general, and who provide financial transactions services ... [also] offers ... analyses of the role of the form in the larger context of Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and other applicable law." -- Introd.
Category: Security (Law)

Cases Decided In The House Of Lords

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : CORNELL:31924065518353
Genre : Appellate courts
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Demonic Possession On Trial

Author : William W. Coventry
ISBN : 9780595265893
Genre : History
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Demonic Possession on Trial demonstrates that the phenomenon of demonic possession reflects a society's cultural characteristics, intellectual perceptions, religious concerns, and popular beliefs. In this work, William Coventry analyzes seven legal cases of alleged demonic possession from England and colonial America during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These examples reveal the political and religious rivalries, medical controversies, and inter-communal conflicts that influenced the development and prosecution of the cases. The book also sheds light on the Salem proceedings, which many times have been viewed only in their distinctive and radical sense. The Massachusetts colonists brought their opinions, memories, traditions, and laws over from England, so these earlier cases almost certainly affected the mindset at Salem. After describing and comparing these case studies, the author draws some interesting conclusions. Though possession cases all shared certain commonalities, the fascinating interplay of diverse influences and issues created vastly different outcomes, culminating with the executions during the Salem witchcraft trials.
Category: History

A Treatise On The Law Of Liens Common Law Statutory Equitable And Maritime

Author : Leonard Augustus Jones
ISBN : 9781584773603
Genre : Law
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Jones, Leonard A. A Treatise on the Law of Liens, Common Law, Statutory, Equitable, and Maritime. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. Two volumes. xcix, 703; vi, 770 pp. Reprint available September 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2003052764. ISBN 1-58477-360-X. Cloth. $265. * Reprint of the revised and enlarged second edition. A lucid guide to a daunting area at a time when it was experiencing a rapid period of growth. Jones addresses liens created by recent statute and recent modifications to maritime liens and common-law liens on personal and real property. Noting that many new liens established by statute have never been asserted, and noting that court decisions depend on them, Jones states the relevant statute laws, often with fascinating commentary.
Category: Law

The Anti Rent Era In New York Law And Politics 1839 1865

Author : Charles W. McCurdy
ISBN : 9780807860878
Genre : Law
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A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent movement impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and journalists, as well as delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional convention of 1846, to wrestle with two difficult problems of social policy. One was how to put down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord property and contract rights. The second was how to abolish the archaic form of land tenure at the root of the rent strike. Charles McCurdy considers the public debate on these questions from a fresh perspective. Instead of treating law and politics as dependent variables--as mirrors of social interests or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped both the pattern of Anti-Rent violence and the drive for land reform. In the process, he provides a major reinterpretation of the ideas and institutions that diminished the promise of American democracy in the supposed "golden age" of American law and politics.
Category: Law

The Institution Of Property

Author : Charles Reinold Noyes
ISBN : 9781584777373
Genre : Business & Economics
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Reprint of the sole edition. "This is an important, erudite, and difficult book. The author, who is of the school of institutional economists, has undertaken to analyze 'the structure only of that particular social organization and institution which is called property', not merely in its legal aspects but also with respect to the underlying economic facts of the institution today. (...) Those who will make the effort requisite to an understanding of this book will be well repaid.": Sidney Post Simpson, Harvard Law Review 49 (1935-36) 1211-16.
Category: Business & Economics