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To Hell Or Monto

Author : Maurice Curtis
ISBN : 9780750964760
Genre : History
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There was a time when the two most notorious red-light districts not only in Ireland but in all of Europe could be found on the streets of Dublin. Though the name of Monto has endured long in folk memory, the area known as Hell was equally notorious, feared and renowned in its day. In this new work by Maurice Curtis explores the histories of these dark remnants of Dublin’s past, complete with their gambling, dueling and vice, their rowdy taverns and houses of ill repute.
Category: History

Anu Productions

Author : Brian Singleton
ISBN : 9781349951338
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book sets out strategies of analysis of the award-winning tetralogy of performances (2010-14) by ANU Productions known as ‘The Monto Cycle’. Set within a quarter square mile of Dublin’s north inner city, colloquially known as The Monto, these performances featured social concerns that have blighted the area over the past 100 years, including prostitution, trafficking, asylum-seeking, heroin addiction, and the scandal of the Magdalene laundries. While placing the four productions in their social, historical, cultural and economic contexts, the book examines these performances that operated at the intersection of performance, installation, visual art, choreography, site-responsive and community arts. In doing so, it explores their concerns with time, place, history, memory, the city, ‘affect’, and the self as agent of action.
Category: Performing Arts

Rathgar A History

Author : Maurice Curtis
ISBN : 9780750967723
Genre : History
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Originally dating from the 1860s, Rathgar is one of the most well-known areas of Dublin, a salubrious suburb, filled with history. In this book, author Maurice Curtis explores the area that was once home to DeValera, JM Synge and the many other people who have shaped the nation.
Category: History

Japan In The Muromachi Age

Author : John Whitney Hall
ISBN : 0520028880
Genre : Japan
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The Muromachi age may well emerge in the eyes of historians as one of the most seminal periods in Japanese history. So concluded the participants in the 1973 Conference on Japan. The proceedings, as edited for this volume, reveal this new interpretation of the Muromachi age (1334-1573), which was among the most neglected and misunderstood chapters in Japanese history. Both Western and Japanese scholars looked upon the period chiefly as an interlude between a classical era (the Heian period) and an early modern age (the Tokugawa period), the interim being regarded as a time of social confusion and institutional decay. As they learned more, historians saw the Muromachi age giving rise to new patterns that became important elements in a distinctly Japanese tradition; e.g., the arts of noh drama, suiboku painting, landscape gardening and the tea ceremony were perfected during Muromachi times.The volume brings together the work of Japanese and American specialists and shows that many features of Edo-period culture were anticipated by Muromachi developments. Although the volume was first published nearly three decades ago, it remains of great interest for anyone wanting to know more about Japan's historical development.
Category: Japan

Buddhism And The State In Sixteenth Century Japan

Author : N. McMullin
ISBN : 9781400855971
Genre : Political Science
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The author reassesses the reasons for Nobunaga's attacks on the Buddhist temples and explores the long-term effects of his activities on the temples and on the relation between Buddhism and the state. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Political Science

Temple Bar

Author : Maurice Curtis
ISBN : 1845888960
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For as long as we have records, Temple Bar has been at the heart of Dublin's cultural life. Its history is one of design, craft, publishing, the performing arts, coffee houses, political debate, and great color and energy. The world's favorite oratorio and chorus--"Hallelujah" from Handel's Messiah--had its world premiere in Temple Bar in 1742 in Neals' Musick Hall, and a tradition of great musical vibrancy has continued there over time. Today, it is one of the central tourist areas of Dublin, and one of the most visited set of streets on the island of Ireland. This is its history.

The Harrowing Of Hell

Author : John Arnott MacCulloch
ISBN : UOM:39015004300300
Genre : Gospel of Nicodemus
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Seven Roads To Hell

Author : Donald R. Burgett
ISBN : 0783889941
Genre : Social Science
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Chronicles eleven days in Bastogne, during which the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division held off the Nazi counterattack long enough for Patton's Third Army to redeploy.
Category: Social Science

Circles Of Hell

Author : Eric Morris
ISBN : IND:30000039073295
Genre : Cassino, Battle of, Cassino, Italy, 1944
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Blood Ninja Iii

Author : Nick Lake
ISBN : 9781442426818
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The fate of feudal Japan hangs in the balance in this bloody conclusion to the epic Blood Ninja trilogy. Taro is at a crossroads: He has vanquished Lord Oda for good, but with no land and no title, he has no hope of marrying Hana, the daughter of a daimyo. So when Taro receives news of a murderous dragon and the large reward for killing it, he and his friends find themselves on a dangerous quest to slay the beast. Their mission has the potential to save the people of Japan—but failure will result in the deaths of thousands. And dragons are not the only monsters they will encounter: The dead, led by the odious Kenji Kira, have begun to rise, and they have Taro in their sights. In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Blood Ninja trilogy, the future of all feudal Japan is in danger, and everything Taro holds dear will be threatened. But it is the betrayal of flesh and blood—his own flesh and blood—that may be his ultimate undoing.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Twelve American Wars

Author : Eugene G. Windchy
ISBN : 9781491730546
Genre : History
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Eugene G. Windchy, author of Tonkin Gulf (“Superb investigative reporting”—NY Times), lays bare the tricks, errors, and secret plans that have taken the American people into avoidable wars. Our nation's greatest catastrophe was the Civil War, in which more than 620,000 people died. The war began when Southerners fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Windchy reports that the rebels had an opportunity to take the fort peacefully. Why did they open fire? We find out who made the final decision and why. World War I was a “war to make the world safe for democracy.” Instead, it gave birth to totalitarian Fascist and Communist regimes. World War II was a continuation of World War I, and that was followed by America's anti-Communist struggles in Korea and Vietnam. Today there are Communist countries with nuclear missiles aimed at American territory. We are still trying to cope with the effects of World War I, the greatest crime in modern history. How did the Great War begin? The history books tell us that it was sparked by an assassination. A young Serb shot an Austrian archduke, and Austria's retaliation on Serbia led to war between two great European alliances. Germany has received most of the blame for having promised to back up its Austrian ally. Twelve American Wars reveals that the archduke's assassination was a Serbian plot guided by Russian officials. The textbooks fail to mention that a month later there was another assassination. The silencing of a anti-war French politician covered up years of secret war planning by France and Russia. How did the United States get involved? One factor was the outrage provoked by the sinking of the huge passenger liner Lusitania, a British ship with Americans on board.Twelve American Wars presents overwhelming evidence that the British Admiralty, headed by Winston Churchill, deliberately put the Lusitania at risk, hoping to bring the United States into the war. Contrary to what we hear from Mexicans, the United States did not steal California from Mexico in the Mexican War of 1846 to 1848. Native Californians, called “Californios,” had expelled their last Mexican governor in 1845. Eugene Windchy's book is full of surprising facts. He believes that policy makers hoping to prevent war need to know the truth about our past wars, not just the politically acceptable stories in the textbooks.
Category: History

A Dublin Girl

Author : Elaine Crowley
ISBN : UOM:39015045633826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An intimate and bittersweet memoir documents the author's childhood detailing her mother's desperate wish for a house of their own, her father's unfaithfulness and promiscuity, her mother's attempt to end the affair and the beating that ensued, and the devastating aftermath of the tuberculosis epidemic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Cowslips And Chainies

Author : Elaine Crowley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017617486
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This account of growing up in inner-city Dublin during the 1930s is a combination of personal memoir and social document. It gives descriptions of pawnbrokers and money-lenders, of how a family could manage life in one room, and of the workings of inner-city communities. Through the author's eyes, we see what people ate, what they wore (how collars were turned, dresses recycled, and children's shoes repainted), what medicines they took, what games they played, and how institutions such as schools, hospitals and hospices were perceived.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Works Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Thomas Jefferson
ISBN : 9781616402167
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Few men stand with as towering a stature in the annals of American legend as THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826). Author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, he ranks as one of the most significant of the United States' Founding Fathers, his political philosophies continuing to impact the nation to this day. In the late 19th century American biographer PAUL LEICESTER FORD (1865-1902) assembled this collection of Jefferson's most important, most influential, and most revealing writings. This replica of the 12-volume "Federal Edition" of 1904 is considered a masterpiece of historical scholarship, praised for its attention to detail as well as its objective dispassion toward its subject. Here, in Volume XII, discover: [ Jefferson's itinerary and chronology, 1816-1826 [ letters from 1816-1826 to such persons as Thomas Appleton, Baron F. H. Alexander Von Humboldt, Samuel Adams Wells, Doctor Benjamin Waterhouse, Martin Van Buren, Henry Lee, and others [ papers including "Thoughts on Lotteries," Jefferson's will, and others.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hell On Belle Isle

Author : Jacob Osborn Coburn
ISBN : UOM:39015071162088
Genre : History
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Not A Choice Not A Job

ISBN : 9781612346274
Genre : Political Science
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A generation ago, most people did not know how ubiquitous and grave human trafficking was. Now many people agree that the $35.7 billion business is an appalling violation of human rights. But when confronted with prostitution, many people experience an odd disconnect because prostitution is shrouded in myths, among them the claims that ôprostitution is inevitable,ö and ôprostitution is a job or service like any other.ö In Not a Choice, Not a Job, Janice Raymond challenges both the myths and their perpetrators. Raymond demonstrates that prostitution is not sex but sexual exploitation, and that legalizing and decriminalizing the system of prostitutionùas opposed to the prostituted womenùpromotes sex trafficking, expands the sex industry, and invites organized crime. Specifically, Raymond exposes how legalized prostitution in the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, and Nevada worsens crime and endangers women. In contrast, she reveals, when governments work to prevent the demand for prostitution by prosecuting pimps, brothels, and prostitution usersùas in Norway, Sweden, and Icelandùtrafficking does not increase, women are better protected, and fewer men buy sex. Raymond expands the boundaries of scholarship in womenÆs studies, making this book indispensable to human rights advocates around the world.
Category: Political Science