Everyone I wrote sold. I seemed to have a knack. But I never approached the writing of these little stories lightly, or with tongue in cheek; I always wrote from my heart, in all seriousness. When I could no longer do that, I stopped writing them. My children were small then, three under six years of age, and I was squeezing in writing time when I could find it. Usually, in the evenings after they were in bed. Ah, to be so young again! Later, I wrote while holding down a full-time job. You do what you have to do. John Grisham rose at a.
It was about my grandmother, who died in a house fire when I was Writing that story, albeit many years later, was very cathartic for me. And I got a bi-line. My work soon found its way into the now defunct, unfortunate, because it was a fine magazine Atlantic Advocate, both fiction and non-fiction, and various other magazines and newspapers. Pregnant with my fourth child, I determined to pursue my lifelong dream of writing a novel. That summer, I sat on our back deck and read a stack of suspense novels of the sort I wanted to write.
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I'd already gone through my Writer's Market, as well as checking out the books on the shelves of our local bookstore, and Zebra seemed right for The Strawman. I sent it off. It came flying back within a few weeks, but the attached slip of paper wasn't quite a rejection. Anne Lafarge, acquisitions editor at the time, had scribbled a note saying she liked the book, but it was too short.
They needed , words; mine was about 75, words. I settled down to work. It took another four months to add the other 25, words, which I did by weaving in a couple of subplots. On the outside of the package, in bold black marker, I printed: Requested Material, just in case she forgot me, which I'm sure she did. One day in February the phone rang. I knew intuitively that it was Zebra. They wanted to publish The Strawman. When my husband came home that night I was at the stove cooking spaghetti.
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Preferred, Not Required. Grading Criteria : Assessment of individual student performance and overall contribution to the clinic based on specific demonstrated competencies in the area of research and analysis, professional responsibility, written and oral communication, and project management. Description : The Barton Policy Clinic is an in-house curricular offering through which students will engage in public policy development and advancement through research, training, and support to the public, the child advocacy community, leadership of state child-serving agencies, and elected officials in Georgia.
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This course includes consideration of major federal securities laws governing insider trading and other fraudulent practices under Rule 10b-5 and section 16 b. Attendance Policy : Regular attendance is mandatory and participation is expected. Each student can have up to two excused absences. The course also covers closely held enterprises, as well as basic issues in corporate finance and federal securities law. Students will be required to complete weekly homework exercises. Description : This is a three-hour experiential course thought in conjunction with the Office of the Georgia Capital Defender, the state agency responsible for representing all indigent defendants statewide facing death penalty trials or on direct appeal from a death sentence.
Second and third-year law students will assist Capital Defender trial attorneys in all aspects of preparing their clients' cases for trial and appeal. This workshop requires a full-year commitment. As an integral part of the defense team, students assist in conducting investigations, interviewing clients and potential witnesses, putting together forensic evidence, gathering documents, doing research, drafting pleadings, formulating a theory of defense and making strategic decisions for each phase of a capital case.
Students will also have the opportunity to do "mock" motions arguments and to present a jury sentencing argument based on the facts of their actual cases. In addition to working directly with attorneys and staff, students gather weekly for discussions about the cases they are working on and topics in death penalty jurisprudence. The students in this clinic are involved in the effort to make a strong case for life at trial and to build factual and legal narratives that will lead to the reversal of death sentences on appeal.
This means students will focus heavily on the real and often tragic stories of their clients' lives, as opposed to technical or arcane points of law. The classroom component of this clinic will meet for 2 hours each week at the offices of the Georgia Capital Defender in downtown Atlanta at the State Bar Building.
A required text will be assigned. In addition to attending class, students will work on client matters for approximately 10 hours a week. The goal of the course is to help you successfully bridge the gap from law school to practice. The program will benefit students interested in traditional legal careers and those seeking non-traditional paths. Topics include identifying professional strengths, choosing a career path, approaching the job search, creating job search documents, establishing and building relationships, preparing for interviews, and learning about the 1L summer recruiting and 2L fall externship and clinic application processes.
Attendance Policy : Attendance is mandatory for all sessions. Conflicts may be considered excused absences for academic or other University-approved reasons e. Please contact your assigned Teaching Assistant in advance regarding any attendance issues. Make-ups will be provided for students with excused absences. The course will: examine the legal framework on child protection; explore the different factors challenging the child's rights protection; analyze child vulnerability cases; and evaluate the needs of children exposed to exploitation.
The course will also critically examine the policies and strategies that aim to create a protective environment for children at the international, federal and state levels. The course will start with an introduction to the concept of child protection and its scope. Different violations of children's rights, including child labor, child trafficking, child sexual exploitation, child soldiering, child persecution and child illegal detention will be covered as well. Attendance will be recorded on daily sign-in sheets. Description : This course will explore the various factors that shape public policy and perception concerning abused and neglected children, including: the constitutional, statutory, and regulatory framework for child protection; varying disciplinary perspectives of professionals working on these issues; and the role and responsibilities of the courts, public agencies and non-governmental organizations in addressing the needs of children and families.
Through a practice-focused study, students will examine the evolution of the child welfare system and the primary federal legislation that impacts how states fund and deliver child welfare services. Students will learn to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of legal, legislative, and policy measures as a response to child abuse and neglect and to appreciate the roles of various disciplines in the collaborative field of child advocacy.
Through lecture, discussion, and a range of analytical writing assignments, students will develop an understanding of this specialized area of the law and the companion skills necessary to be an effective advocate. Attendance Policy : As a collective undertaking to learn and teach together, your attendance, advance preparation and active participation in every class is essential and expected. More than three 3 unexcused absences, chronic tardiness, or a pattern of coming to class unprepared will negatively impact your grade.
Accommodations and Excused Absences: Students requesting classroom accommodations relating to special needs or seeking excused absences for religious holidays, illness, or job interviews should notify me by email in a timely manner before the expected absence or need arises. If illness or accident prevents advance notice, students should notify me as soon as possible after the absence.
Description : This course is an introduction to the comparative study of Chinese law and legal culture. It starts by analyzing the tradition of imperial Chinese law and its theoretical foundations and then turns to early twentieth-century law reforms and the introduction of socialist law and jurisprudence. The course ends with the study of post-Mao law reforms and their implications for the future of Chinese law.
In addition to its substantive focus, the course considers methodological problems involved in the study of law across cultures. Some of the general themes that run throughout the course include the following: To what extent is law a useful analytical category in Sino-American comparison?
How is law related to capitalism and socialism, and to culture and socio-economic organization more generally? How and why has Chinese law changed over time? What happens when "Eastern" and "Western" legal cultures come in contact with each other? Attendance is mandatory. Description : This is a law and graduate seminar which approaches the study of law, war, and national security from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The theme for is: The Politics of Ongoing War. We will read and discuss related books and articles in law, history, and political science that illuminate the ways the culture and politics of U. Outside speakers may present works in progress. Students are required to read and comment on course readings and write a page paper.
Law students may enroll for an additional credit for a total of 3 credits , and instead, write a page research paper. The page research paper, which can satisfy the law school writing requirement, will require more extensive research and will involve additional assignments, including a first draft. Attendance Policy : regular attendance and participation are important. Attendance is a factor in participation points which can affect your final course grade. To start with, we will consider the basic jurisprudential differences between Anglo-American common law and continental civil law.
However, going beyond this traditional comparative framework, we will expand our focus geographically, outside the West, as well as historically, to analyze a variety of jurisprudential concepts in different periods. Among other things, we will examine the jurisprudential foundations of various types of religious law and international law. Although the course will cover a wide range of topics, geographic areas, and time periods, its two main underlying themes will be the analysis of methodological problems in the cross-cultural and trans-temporal study of legal concepts.
Drawing on comparative jurisprudence, legal history, legal anthropology, and other areas of inquiry, the questions that we will attempt to answer include the following: What is law? Is it universally present in all societies? Who gets to decide who has law, and what are the normative implications of having, or not having, it? Is law a useful analytical category in cross-cultural comparison? How is law related to other aspects of culture and socio-economic organization? How does law construct national subjects, racial subjects, and gendered subjects?
How and why does law change through time? What happens when the legal institutions of different cultural groups come in contact with each other? What happens when multiple legal orders coexist within one society? Constitution, rights that provide protection against police and prosecutorial practices designed to investigate and prove criminal cases. Included are the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures, the due process guarantee against involuntary confessions, the 5th Amendment privilege against self-incrimination-based constraints upon securing and using confessions extended by the Miranda doctrine, the 6th Amendment right to counsel shelter against efforts to obtain and use admissions of guilt, and the exclusionary rules and remedies that enforce these constitutional guarantees.
If there is time, due process and right to counsel protection against eyewitness identification evidence generated by police procedures e. Description : Constitutional Litigation will explore the substantive, ethical and strategic issues involved in litigating civil rights actions. The course projects will center upon a case problem that may deal with free speech, police brutality, racial profiling, gay and lesbian rights or current civil rights or civil liberties issue.
Students are expected to attend class and to be prepared to take an active part in class discussions of assigned materials. Students will have two projects for the semester. No independent research will be required for the projects. Students will utilize cases cited in the readings along with a list of supplementary cases. Students will draft a complaint and explanation of decisions made in drafting their complaint.
Students will also draft a short brief supporting or opposing summary judgment or a preliminary injunction. Course will be limited to 15 students given the practice orientation of the course and break-out groups. In just a few years, these programs have evolved from specialized procedures for companies in highly-regulated industries to a necessity for organizations of all types, particularly those with operations in the developing world, where corruption risks are often of paramount concern. This course will offer an overview of the history and standards driving such programs, and, most importantly, will present practical content and best practices on how compliance programs work.
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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the world's preeminent anti-corruption law, the enforcement of which has figured prominently in the development of corporate compliance programs. This course will be of value to anyone considering compliance as an alternative to a more traditional legal career, and those who anticipate working in or advising modern corporations. Attendance Policy : More than two absences must be approved by the instructors. Unapproved absences will affect the final grade. Description : This course applies theater arts techniques to the practical development of persuasive presentation skills in any high-pressure setting, especially the courtroom.
Using lectures, exercises, readings, individual performance, and video playback, the course helps students develop concentration, observation skills, storytelling, spontaneity, and physical and vocal technique. Small class size encourages frequent opportunities for "on your feet" practice.
Held in the Law School courtroom, the class provides the optimal simulation of a real-life experience. Assignments and in-class exercises are designed to help students learn how to appear and feel confident; project their voice and use more vocal variety; cope with anxiety; stand still and move with purpose; improve eye contact with jurors as well as witnesses; gesture effectively and create a compelling story. The student will complete the course with increased confidence and ample tools for artful advocacy.
The class meets for 10 weeks plus an in-class final exam not during the exam period. Class periods are 75 minutes. Attendance Policy : no more than two absences are permitted to receive a passing grade. Topics include the doctrinal and practical dimensions of discovery, pre-trial detention, jury selection, prosecutorial charging and bargaining, ineffective assistance of counsel, double jeopardy, and speedy trial issues. Perhaps most importantly, we learn about the realities of our overburdened criminal justice system and discuss how prosecutors and defenders can operate within that system without sacrificing the rights of victims or defendants in the name of expediency.
Attendance Policy : This class has a strict attendance policy. In addition to performance, students will critique and analyze the cross-examinations of their peers and example cross-examinations from high-profile cases. Excessive absences will result in a grade reduction. Once you have secured a faculty advisor and have defined your project, you should download the directed research form see below. In this form, indicate whether you are seeking one unit a 15 -age paper, double spaced, exclusive of endnotes, tables, appendices, etc.
Complete information and the application form are available on the Law School Registrar homepage under "Important Forms and Links" here. Students will complete some advanced exercises during the course. During class time, students will learn the key features of a modern corporate restructuring and distressed sale, using a hypothetical company for illustrations. Outside of class, students will assume the roles of various parties to the restructuring, such as debtor, lenders, key suppliers, key customers, private equity sponsor, and the like.
The students will be asked by their "clients" the instructors to negotiate transaction terms and to draft definitive documents for various parts of the restructuring. The students will also be asked to prepare various bankruptcy-related transactional documents and pleadings, leading to a contested, bankruptcy court sale of the hypothetical company at the end of the course. Selection : Transactional Certificate Students have priority, any remaining seats will be made available during Open Enrollment. Although the course will be of particular interest to students pursuing a corporate or commercial law career, the concepts are applicable to any transactional practice.
In this course, students will learn how transactional lawyers translate the business deal into contract provisions, as well as techniques for minimizing ambiguity and drafting with clarity. Through a combination of lecture, hands-on drafting exercises, and extensive homework assignments, students will learn about different types of contracts, other documents used in commercial transactions, and the drafting problems the contracts and documents present.
The course will also focus on how a drafter can add value to a deal by finding, analyzing, and resolving business issues. Selection : Preselected Transactional Certificate Students have priority, any remaining seats will be made available during Open Enrollment. Students learn to interview, counsel, and communicate with simulated clients; conduct various types of due diligence; translate a business deal into contract provisions; understand basic transaction structure, finance, and risk reduction techniques; and negotiate and collaboratively draft an agreement for a simulated transaction.
Classes involve both individual and group work, with in-class exercises, role-plays and oral reports supported by lecture and weekly homework assignments. The course grade is based on homework, class participation, a negotiation project, and a comprehensive individual project. Non-transactional certificate students who meet the pre-reqs may try to enroll during Open Enrollment. The class will be divided between the lawyers representing the buyer and the lawyers representing the seller. Students will interview the Professor client throughout the semester and develop goals, strategies, and documents that will meet the needs of the client.
The semester will include the drafting and negotiation of a confidentiality agreement, a letter of intent, an employment agreement, a Master Services Agreement, and a Stock Purchase Agreement. Description : This course is designed to offer students with an interest in intellectual property the opportunity to explore a limited number of current and cutting-edge intellectual property topics in depth and to experience first-hand how these legal concepts would manifest in a transactional practice setting.
Students will complete a variety of in-class and homework assignments typical of those encountered in transactional IP practice, from contract negotiation and drafting to strategic analysis and client interaction. There is no exam. Students taking this course as a Capstone Course will complete some additional requirements over the course of the semester. Due to the nature of this course, regular attendance is mandatory! Description : The course is designed as a workshop in which law students and business students work together to structure and negotiate varying aspects of a private equity deal, from the initial term sheet stages, through execution of the purchase agreement, to completion of the financing and closing.
Private equity deals that are economically justified sometimes fail in the transaction negotiation and documentation phase. This course will seek to provide students with the tools necessary to understand and resolve difficult issues and complete successful transactions. Students will be divided into teams consisting of both lawyers and business people to review, consider and negotiate actual transaction documents. Issues presented will include often-contested key economic and legal deal terms, as well as common ethical dilemmas. To reinforce the key legal and financial points of an LBO transaction, there will be a short midterm and a final exam.
Description : This course is designed to allow students to learn DUI statutes and case law, practice the skills necessary to argue DUI motions as a prosecutor or defense attorney, and apply those skills in a mock trial scenario. All phases of trial specific to DUI, including introduction of evidence and expert testimony, will be addressed. Area-specific presenters will be on-hand to explain field sobriety test procedures, motions practice, and specific defenses. Attendance Policy : Attendance is mandatory for motions dates and trial dates. Taught by eDiscovery partner and guest lecture experts in the field.
Hands-on coursework including drafting discovery documents, using Relativity software, and conducting a 26 f meet and confer. Special outside speakers including technologists, practicing attorneys and clients with expertise in eDiscovery and technology. May have unique meetings patters depending on availability. Grading Criteria : Participation, attendance, short paper pages and long paper pages. Description : This course will survey constitutional, statutory and policy issues affecting children in our public elementary and secondary schools.
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The last class is a jury trial. The class is very interactive and practical. Description : English legal history began around the year ; when King Aethelberht of Kent promulgated his famous legal code: "If a person strikes off a thumb, 20 shillings. If a thumbnail becomes off, let him pay 3 shillings. If a person strikes off a forefinger, let him pay 9 shillings. If a person strikes off a middle finger, let him pay 4 shillings. More precisely: this course is a survey of the law of England between, approximately, the years and Why study English legal history? There are at least two possible reasons: 1 to know "how we got here from there" and thus to better understand our modern legal system, or 2 to understand the period on its own terms, that is, to see what it was like to be a lawyer in the 14th century.
I'm personally partial to approach 2 , but there will be plenty for those who favor approach 1 as well. We'll cover some private law, some criminal law, and some constitutional law and we'll discuss why it's correct to talk of "constitutional law" when a country has no written constitution. I anticipate that we'll spend less time on criminal law than on private or con law.
The theme of private law is that our law of property, torts, and contracts is largely the result of unplanned accidents, lawyers seeing how far they could stretch existing legal remedies to cover situations they were never designed for. The theme of con law is that we have our democratic representative institutions thanks to irresponsible, high-spending kings: the more irresponsible the king, the more often he would call an assembly to ask for more money.
Little by little, the legal system will come to resemble what we learned as 1Ls. The readings will be a mix of primary sources in modern English translation and secondary sources. No knowledge of foreign languages or English history is required or assumed. Description : The Environmental Advocacy Workshop will include reading assignments, written exercises, seminar-like discussion, and simulations with an emphasis on legal practice. The course will develop students' abilities to function as successful environmental advocates in many contexts, including client interactions, administrative proceedings, negotiations, and litigation.
Other issues covered include advocacy related to environmental protection. Attendance Policy : Students are expected to attend class and actively participate. Unexcused absences make it difficult for a student to participate in class and may be reflected in their classroom participation grade.
These policies and norms are affecting trade and investment relationships globally. The overlapping geopolitical concerns and shared values make the European Union one of the United States' most important partners economically, politically, and socially. With this in mind, the course will examine the theoretical fundamentals of the EU legal system and their practical applications, with the particular emphasis on the differences and commonalities with the U. We will begin by reviewing the history of the European Communities and the genesis of the European Union.
This will be followed by an analysis of the constitutional framework of the EU, including its political and legal nature, its aims and guiding values, membership, and the division of powers between the EU and the Member States. The institutional makeup and the allocation of powers across the major institutions, sources, and forms of EU law and lawmaking will be examined.
We will also cover developments in the protection of fundamental rights, EU citizenship and the structure and role of the EU judicial system. Building on the latter, we will then turn to the EU common market and examine the main principles governing the free flow of goods, services, establishments, capital and persons within the EU. We will conclude with the Union's model of judicial review and the complex interaction between the EU and national legal systems in enforcing EU law. Classes will combine lectures and interactive sessions where students will explore the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and national courts of the EU Member States, analyze hypothetical cases, solve problems, and assess relevant political and legal developments.
Instructor s : Prof. Tomkovics , Jim. Your grade may be lowered for lack of preparation or non-attendance. Coverage includes relevance, hearsay, witnesses, presumptions, and burdens of proof, writings, scientific and demonstrative evidence, and privilege. Attendance Policy : You may miss up to three classes during the semester, for any reason or no reason at all, without incurring a grade penalty.piwik.ski-oberhaching.de/234-wo-zu.php
If you miss more than three classes, your final grade will automatically be lowered by one grade level i. A to A minus; A minus to B plus; etc. If you miss more than six classes during the semester, you will not receive credit for the class. I will monitor attendance with a sign-in sheet at each class session. You should write your last name legibly in the relevant space next to your typed last name.
Signing another person into class for any reason is an honor code violation and may also result in a grade of "F" for the course. It is your responsibility to ensure that you sign the attendance sheet. If you forget to sign it or otherwise fail to sign it for any reason, you will be counted as absent for that date, with no exceptions.
Tomkovics Description : This course focuses on a study of the federal rules of evidence. Topics include: the meaning and requirement of relevance; the exclusion of relevant, but prejudicial evidence; the hearsay rule and its many exceptions a major topic in the course ; special rules of relevance pertaining to character evidence, habit evidence, and various other types of evidence that generate special policy concerns e. Students are registered by default in 2-credit fieldwork course, which in combination with the seminar is a total of 3 credits requiring hours of total work.
Certain placements listed in the information provided on Symplicity have been approved for credits 50 additional hours of work per additional credit , for 3Ls only, and those students must specifically request to be enrolled in higher credits by sending an email to lawexternships emory. Student fieldwork schedules are to be worked out between the student and placement based on the student's course schedule.
Description : Step outside the classroom and learn to practice law from experienced attorneys. Take the skills and principles you learn in the classroom and see how they apply in practice. All externships are approved for Experiential Learning credit. Emory Law's General Externship Program provides work experience in different practice settings all sectors except law firms so you can determine which suits you best and develop relationships that will continue as you begin your legal career. Students are supported in their placements by a weekly class meeting with other students in similar placements, taught by faculty with practice experience in that area, in which students have the opportunity to learn legal and professional skills they need to succeed in the externship, receive mentoring independent of their on-site supervisors, and to step back and reflect on their experience and what they are learning from it -- about themselves, and about the practice of law.
Our separate Small Firm Externship Program provides 3Ls with experience in specially-selected small law firms for students who express an interest in working the small firm practice setting. Students apply to the program and once accepted, are matched to law firms that suit their interests and skills. The firms' attorneys participate with the students in our weekly class meeting, which focuses on the practical business and professional skills necessary to succeed in a small firm practice setting. Once an externship offer is accepted see "Application Information" , students are assigned one of the courses below based on the externship placement's setting, and with rare exceptions, may not take a different course.
Information about which courses are assigned to a placement is on Symplicity. Law I- Advanced -- for students in civil externships who have already taken the assigned course Law D- Civil Litigation -- placements government, nonprofit and in-house with an emphasis on civil litigation Law F- Corporate Counsel -- in-house corporate settings Law H-Criminal Defense -- federal, state and local criminal defense settings advanced students repeat this course Law C- Govt.
Certain externship placements have mandatory meetings, either for orientation or for regular on-site meetings, in addition to the seminar meeting. These should be in the externship posting or disclosed in the interview. Application Information : Students first apply for individual externships in the General Program, and to the Small Firm Program, via Symplicity in the semester prior to the externship. Repeating an externship placement is disfavored and must involve substantially different work; students cannot reapply to the placement and must wait until after the placement has made decisions on new applications before petitioning Prof.
Shalf to repeat a placement. Offers are made and accepted through Symplicity, and once an offer is accepted, the Externship Program will register students accordingly. All externship registration requests or questions should be directed to lawexternships emory. Students may not take more than one externship in a single semester, and if they would like to do a clinic or practicum as well as an externship in a single semester, must request advance permission of both the externship director and the clinic or practicum director prior to accepting offers.
Before accepting an offer, read Symplicity postings and information carefully and ask supervisors about their requirements, to ensure you can meet all of the placement's requirements as well as the seminar meeting requirements, in light of the remainder of your course schedule. Once you accept an offer with an externship placement, you cannot drop the externship or switch placements unless it is impossible to fulfill your commitment due to unforeseeable reasons beyond your control government shutdown, security clearance problem, etc.
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Includes illustrations, 30 in color. The author describes all the Buddhist schools and cultures and explains their imagery, from Tibetan cosmic diagrams and Korean folk art to early Sri Lankan sites and Japanese Zen gardens. Features illustrations, 33 in color. Includes illustrations, 25 in color. A comprehensive and accessible account of the life and work of one of the most original artists of the late 19th century. Gauguin's output -- painting, sculpture, prints and ceramics -- is discussed in the light of his public persona, his relations with his contemporaries, his exhibitions, and the critical reception of his work.
The collages selected for this monograph illustrate the full range of Evans's mastery of his medium and attest to the artist's self discipline in adhering to the demanding regimen of creating a new collage every day. Bolhofer The strong influence of e-commerce and the digital realm is forcing brands to rethink the traditional presentation of their wares in conventional stores.
This volume shows architects, brand managers, graphic designers, and interior designers how they can effectively establish their brands in order to create unforgettable emotional experiences for discerning, internet-minded customers. Filled with full-page reproductions as well as stunning details of some of the most influential abstract paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this volume follows the broad and diverse ways that painters such as Whistler, Monet, Cezanne, Denis, Vuillard, Matisse, Derain, Picasso, and Braque learned from each other as they embarked on an entirely new kind of expression.
The etchings made by Picasso between and for the great art critic and dealer Ambroise Vollard have long been recognized as one of the supreme productions of the master's hand. Arising from Picasso's artistic caprice, from his working experience, or from the very depths of his unconscious, these plates show, more than any of his other works, a man at once inspired by and prey to his dazzling imagination and the demands of his inner demon. Includes illustrations. Whether through painting, drawing, sculpture, video, or other forms, contemporary artists have drawn on the still life tradition to create works of conceptual vivacity, beauty, and emotional poignancy.
For generations, the women of the Ndebele of southern Africa have produced an art of remarkable richness and vitality. In their ceremonial beadwork and in large murals that cover the exterior walls of their mud dwellings, these women have created designs that are at once ancient and modern in their simplicity, bright colors and abstract patterns. Drawing upon a wide variety of visual material, from sculpture and wall paintings to coins and terra-cotta statuettes, Jas Elsner seeks to understand the multiple ways that art in ancient Rome formulated the very conditions for its own viewing.
The astonishing picture that emerges reveals the mindsets Romans had when they viewed art. For Schopenhauer, vision was subjective and characterized by processes that cross over into the territory of philosophy. Runge's Color Sphere and essay on "The Duality of Color" contained one of the first attempts to depict a comprehensive and harmonious color system in three dimensions.
By bringing these two visionary color theories together, this volume uncovers their enduring influence on our own perception of color and the visual world. This catalogue of a major exhibition is the definitive reference book on Ron Mueck's sculptures over twenty years of work. It features photos of his emblematic works, some of which have never been published before, and includes spectacular exhibition views of the new works presented at the Fondation Cartier.
Compiled by the leading historian of graphic design, Steven Heller, and renowned graphic designer Louise Fili, this volume presents a broad spectrum of examples -- advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books -- drawn from the 19th to the mid20th century.
What did it mean to be an image maker haunted by one's own image? In the illuminations in these books, the author argues, elite laypeople were offered an ambitious vision of spiritual excellence and a greater role in the pursuit of their salvation. Focuses on a group of 22 stone devotional objects and architectural fragments that collectively represent major developments in Chinese religion and mortuary culture, from the Han dynasty through the Tang. The major emphasis is on works from the sixth century, a period of great intellectual ferment and artistic transformation, above all in the Buddhist arts.
One of London's most influential artistic quarters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was Tite Street, where a staggering amount of talent thrived between the s and s, including James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Oscar Wilde and John Singer Sargent. This handsomely illustrated volume provides new perspective on legendary figures in British art and literature and explores the relationship between these artists and their living environment. At the heart of the book is a color catalogue that reproduces the painter's entire oeuvre.
Dismissing orthodox classifications, Malraux illuminates all great periods of art, individual artists, and particular works, as he explores the haunting metaphysical problems inherent in the nature of creation. The first major assessment in 30 years of the work of "American Scene" artist Reginald Marsh Covering his art and photography, it puts Marsh's exuberant depictions of urban daily life within the context of the economic uncertainty of s America and the work of fellow artists who shared his interest in the New York scene. Assembled by the father of modern art history, this landmark publication features more than fine engravings of ancient monuments.
The first English-language version of this classic represents not only a fascinating panorama of images from ancient civilizations but also a major contribution to the literature of art history. The first major 21st-century history of four hundred years of black writing, this volume presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, both oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the US. The contributors, drawn from the United States and beyond, emphasize the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history.
This two-volume set illuminates a rich and remarkable period in the history of philosophy and will be the authoritative source on medieval philosophy for the next generation of scholars and students. Beginning in the late eighth century with the renewal of learning centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, the chapters follow developments in multiple fields, including logic and language, natural philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and theology.
Providing a discussion of essential texts such as Beowulf and the writings of Bede, this volume captures the inventiveness and vitality of early medieval literary culture as viewed through topics as diverse as the literature of English law, liturgical and devotional writing, the workings of science, and the history of women's writing. Chapters on English learning and literature in the 9th century and the later formation of English poetry and prose convey the profound cultural confidence of the period.
A comprehensive survey of the period. It begins with three chapters surveying the background of 19th-century philosophy: followed by two on logic and mathematics, two on nature and natural science, five on mind and language, including psychology, the human sciences and aesthetics, four on ethics, three on religion, seven on society, including chapters on the French Revolution, the decline of natural right, political economy, and social discontent, and three on history, dealing with historical method, speculative theories of history and the history of philosophy.
This judiciously balanced, systematic, and comprehensive account of the whole of Western philosophy in the period will be an invaluable resource for philosophers, intellectual historians, theologians, political theorists, historians of science and literary scholars. The two-volume set devotes due attention to historical context with particular emphasis on the connections between philosophy, science, and theology. The most comprehensive and authoritative history of the field from early medieval times to the present. It traces patterns of continuity, transformation, transition, and development, explores how poets in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland have used language and to what effect, and offers fresh and dynamic readings of an extraordinary range of poets and poems from Beowulf to Alice Oswald.
The rapidly expanding field of postcolonial studies focuses attention on the lives and conditions of various racial minorities in the West, as well as on regional, indigenous forms of representation around the world as distinct from dominant Western traditions. The first major collaborative overview of the field, this two-volume work will set the future agenda for the field, while also synthesizing its present state for the benefit of scholars and students. A three-volume set tracing the historical development of religious traditions in America, including both their transplantation from other parts of the world and the inauguration of new religious movements.
It documents complex relationships among religious communities as well as the growth of distinctive theological ideas and religious practices. This volume centers on the history and legacy of the Mongol Empire founded by Chinggis Khan and his sons, including its impact upon the modern world. Beginning in the 12th century and focusing on the continental region from East Asia to Eastern Europe, it continues to the establishment of Chinese and Russian political hegemony in Inner Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes, these volumes will be an excellent reference tool for scholars and students.
A comprehensive account of the war's military history. Adopting a global perspective, the volume explores how the imperial powers devoted vast reserves of manpower and material to their war efforts and thereby changed the political landscape of the world order. It also charts the moral, political and legal implications of the changing character of war and, in particular, the collapse of the distinction between civilian and military targets. A collection of essays exploring the various manifestations of slavery and other forms of coerced labor in Africa, Asia, and the Americas between the opening up of the Atlantic World and the formal creation of the new nation of Haiti.
The essays, which are organized both nationally and thematically, cover the major empires, coerced migration, slave resistance, gender, demography, law, and the economic significance of coerced labor. Written by a global team of historical experts, this volume sets new standards in the political history of the waging of war, providing an authoritative new narrative that addresses problems of logistics, morale, innovation in tactics and weapons systems, and the use and abuse of science during the conflict.
It explores the multifaceted history of state power and highlights the ways in which different political systems responded to, and were deformed by, the pressures of war. Bahn, eds. Adopting a transnational approach, this volume surveys the war's treatment of populations at risk, including refugees, minorities and internees, to show the full extent of the disaster of war. It sheds new light on how families and medical authorities adapted to the challenges of war and on the shifts that occurred in gender roles and behavior that would subsequently reshape society.
In twenty-two chapters, leading scholars here explore the centrality of slavery in ancient Mediterranean life using a wide range of textual and material evidence. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. In this comprehensive study, Karen Green outlines and discusses the ideas and arguments of these women, exploring the development of their distinctive and contrasting political positions, as well as their engagement with the works of thinkers such as Hobbes, Locke, Mandeville, and Rousseau.
Ann Matter, eds. Examines the development and use of the Bible from late Antiquity to the Reformation, tracing both its geographical and its intellectual journeys from its homelands throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean and into northern Europe.
It provides a balanced treatment of eastern and western biblical traditions, highlighting processes of transmission and modes of exegesis among Roman and Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims, and illuminating the role of the Bible in medieval inter-religious dialogue. Accessible, clear, and concise overviews of the religions of Asia, providing both historical context and insightful analysis of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and Bon, as well as many local traditions.
The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future. Robert D. Kaplan here offers up a vivid survey of the nations surrounding the South China Sea, the conflicts brewing in the region, and their implications for global peace and stability. A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, the Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J.
Robert Oppenheimer, T. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. This new verse translation combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of poet and translator Charles Martin. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than 75 languages. He looks at the devotional traditions surrounding the divine character of Krishna and traces how the Gita traveled from India to the West, where it found admirers in such figures as Emerson, Thoreau, J.
Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Traces the development of Chinese culture from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties, to the Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern communist state. It encompasses arts, culture, economics, the treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics.
This second edition includes a new chapter on China's recent opening to the world. The story of Delhi, Dasgupta reveals, is a parable for where we are all headed. Popular Hinduism is shaped by the worship of a multitude of powerful divine beings -- a proverbial total of million gods and goddesses. The fluid relationship between these beings and humans is a central theme of this rich and accessible study of popular Hinduism in the context of contemporary Indian society. The first full study, translation, and critical annotation of the Essence of True Eloquence by Jey Tsong Khapa , universally acknowledged as the greatest Tibetan philosopher.
Robert Thurman's translation and introduction present a strain of Indian Buddhist thought emphasizing the need for both critical reason and contemplative realization in the attainment of enlightenment. Midal, by steering his way between conventional Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, has succeeded in painting a detailed portrait of the Tibetan lama regarded as one of the most influential forces in bringing Buddhism to the West. Drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War, he presents the grisly unadorned truth about the bombings and transforms our understanding of one of the defining events of the 20th century.
A classic text, providing a rich overview of the schools of Chinese thought, carefully weighing the influences of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, and making available a wide range of primary sources. Moore, eds. In this volume, a standard reference for more than 50 years, a leading Indian philosopher and an American scholar bring together enough of the philosophical wisdom of ancient and modern India to enable students of Indian philosophy with no familiarity with Sanskrit to become acquainted with India's profound contributions to world thought.
Susan Southard has spent years interviewing hibakusha "bomb-affected people" and researching the physical, emotional, and social challenges of post-atomic life. A gripping narrative of human resilience, this volume will help shape public discussion and debate over one of the most controversial wartime acts in history. It covers terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions, from Sanskrit, Pali, and Tibetan to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. This volume encapsulates the Buddha's teaching in terms that are accessible and encouraging for beginning meditators, covering topics from establishing a proper meditation posture to realizing the luminous and spacious qualities of the mind.
Reb Anderson draws on more than 30 years of experience as a Zen priest to explore Buddhist yoga and psychology and the relationship of wisdom and compassion to the personal, social, and ecological crises of our time. What has survived from the literary record of antiquity is almost entirely the product of an elite of birth, wealth, and education, limiting our access to a fuller range of voices from the ancient past. Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Kurke offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have actually looked like in the ancient world.
The Battle of Plataea in BCE, which involved the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause, decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. Why, then, has this pivotal battle been so overlooked? Paul Cartledge here masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles of ancient Greece to discover what happened on the field of battle and, just as important, what happened to its memory.
James Pritchard's anthologies of the ancient Near East have introduced generations of readers to texts essential for understanding the peoples and cultures of this important region. With more than reading selections and photographs of ancient art, architecture, and artifacts, this book combines both of the earlier volumes. Decoding the ancient cuneiform message wedge by wedge, Finkel discovers where the Babylonians believed the ark came to rest and develops a new explanation of how the old story ultimately found its way into the Bible. The introduction and notes discuss the background of Roman comedy and make the reader continually aware of the conditions of an actual stage performance.
Covers all the rulers and dynasties of Egypt in chronological order, from Narmer, who first united the lands along the Nile, to Cleopatra some 3, years later. The rich illustrative material includes timelines and specially drawn cartouches of each pharaoh with translations of their names.
The biographies are supplemented by time lines, data files, and special features that highlight various aspects of Roman culture and society. Includes illustrations, in color. With illustrations of important works of art and architecture in every chapter, the narrative traces the rise and fall of successive civilizations and peoples in Iraq over the course of millennia, from the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians to the Persians, Seleucids, Parthians, and Sassanians. The Colloquia -- manuals written to help ancient Greeks and Romans get around in each other's languages -- contain examples of how to conduct activities like shopping, banking, visiting friends, hosting parties, taking oaths, winning lawsuits, using the public baths, having fights, making excuses and going to school.
They thus offer a unique glimpse of daily life in the Early Roman Empire and are an important resource for understanding ancient culture. This volume offers a new edition, translation, and commentary. Covering the time span from the Paleolithic period to the destruction of Jerusalem in BC, this volume by an eminent Egyptologist explores 3, years of uninterrupted contact between Egypt and Western Asia across the Sinai land-bridge. Although such evidence is often imprecise, its collective analysis, undertaken with all other related material, reveals that over cities received at least one benefaction directly from Hadrian.
This time-traveler's guide to sightseeing and survival in the land of the pharaohs provides the inside scoop on how to enter and travel through ancient Egypt, conform to its customs and expectations, and appreciate its often mysterious culture. You'll travel the Nile from north to south, stopping at such intriguing places as Memphis, Akhetaten, Abydos, and Thebes.
Here is advice on what to see on each of the city's famous seven hills, what to take to a fancy dinner party dining robe, your own napkin, and indoor shoes and where to find the best markets and public baths. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century BCE, is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women.
Helene Foley presents the Greek text and an annotated translation of this poem, together with selected essays that illuminate the Hymn's structure and artistry, its role in the religious life of the ancient world, and its meaning for the modern world. Includes translations by Richard Howard, W. Drawing on archaeological findings and an unusual combination of Greek and Egyptian evidence, Thompson examines the economic life and multicultural society of the ancient Egyptian city of Memphis in the era between Alexander and Augustus.
Now thoroughly revised and updated, this masterful account is essential reading for anyone interested in ancient Egypt or the Hellenistic world. This extensive revision and abridgment of Kennedy's The Art of Persuasion in Greece, The Art of Rhetoric in the Roman World, and Greek Rhetoric under Christian Emperors provides a comprehensive history of the subject, one that is destined to be the standard work in the field. Presents a range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire both visual evidence and texts in translation , exploring major themes and problems of Roman religion such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, and prediction.
Each document has an introduction, explanatory notes, and bibliography. And how, after "the Greek miracle" had endured for centuries, did the Macedonians soundly defeat the Greeks, seemingly bringing an end to their glory? Drawing on newly available evidence, Josiah Ober offers a major new history of classical Greece. His muscular language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms re-create the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. In so doing he defends the hypothesis that the poem as we know it is a massive reorganization and expansion of earlier "Homeric" material.
She also examines the case of Spartacus, and relates ancient notions of liberation to the all-too-common immigrant experience of enslavement to rampant corporatism and exploitative capitalism. Through sculpture, coins, statuettes, funerary stelae, papyri, and more, this illustrated catalogue for an exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World examines interactions between Greek and Egyptian cultures during the centuries when Egypt was under Greek rule.
The essays address such issues as the use of royal portraiture to convey messages about the royal family and its power, the use of religion to assert the divine nature of the Ptolemies, and the many languages spoken in Egypt before and during Ptolemaic rule. Since the 19th century, dolls have served as toys but also as objects of obsession, love, and lust. Challenging our commonsense grasp of the relations between persons and things, Marquard Smith examines these erotically charged human figures by interweaving art history, visual culture, gender, and sexuality studies with the medical humanities, offering startling insights into heterosexual masculinity and its discontents.
In an engaging narrative that ranges from ancient body art to modern plastic surgery, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human. Delving into our shared cultural heritage, from Shakespeare to Frankenstein and from Rembrandt to A Space Odyssey, he explores the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more. This edition includes a new Preface by the author. In this vividly written cultural history, Hale sheds light on why so many white middle-class Americans chose to re-imagine themselves as outsiders.
Examining how the dollar came to have a central role in the world economy, Prasad demonstrates that it will remain the cornerstone of global finance for the foreseeable future. Marshaling a range of arguments and data, and drawing on the latest research, he shows why it will be difficult to dislodge the dollar-centric system. A masterful narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we must do to recover from it.
With bracing clarity, Blinder chronicles the perfect storm of events beginning in , from the bursting of the housing bubble to the implosion of the bond bubble, and how events in the US spread throughout the global economy. Tracing the fast-rising prices of health care and education in the US and other major industrial nations, Baumol finds the underlying cause to lie in the very nature of providing labor-intensive services. Once we understand the "cost disease," he argues, effective responses will become readily apparent.
Matt Taibbi conducts a timely, galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice -- the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. Albert O. Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of literary imagination. The essays gathered here span an astonishing range of topics and perspectives, including industrialization in Latin America, the relationship between imagination and leadership, routine thinking and the marketplace, and the ways our arguments affect democratic life.
One of the few economists to warn of the global financial crisis before it hit warns that a potentially more devastating crisis awaits us. He shows how the individual choices that collectively brought about the economic meltdown were rational responses to a flawed global financial order in which the incentives to take on risk are out of step with the dangers those risks pose. In this important and timely book, Shiller argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good.
He makes a powerful case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing general well-being. With searing wit and incisive commentary, Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in this landmark work, arguing that the US was no longer a free-enterprise society but a structured state controlled by the largest companies.
First published in , The New Industrial State continues to resonate today. This edition contains a new Introduction by Sean Wilentz. Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how tightly people's happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing hard work in the real world, Carr reveals how shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented. It marshals massive historical data and sharp analytics to support the authors' claim that steady control of the money supply is profoundly important to the management of the nation's economy, especially in navigating serious economic fluctuations.
Pettis examines the reasons behind these destabilizing policies, and he predicts severe economic dislocations that will have long-lasting effects. While economic globalization can be a boon for countries that are trying to dig out of poverty, success usually requires following policies that are tailored to local economic and political realities rather than obeying the dictates of the international globalization establishment. While some regard economics as a modern invention, Backhouse shows that the origins of contemporary economic thought can be traced back to the ancients.
Taking us from Homer to the frontiers of game theory, this book presents an engrossing history of economics, what Alfred Marshall called "the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life. Writing in the tradition of Max Weber, Perrow concludes that the driving force of our history is not technology, politics, or culture, but the rise of large, bureaucratic organizations. Shiller Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand.
Two Nobel Prize-winning economists here deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that as long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and ignorance through manipulation and deceit. A century after Charles Ponzi perpetrated his infamous scheme, con artists are still able to dazzle wealthy, educated individuals and sophisticated institutions and convince them to hand over huge sums of money.
After years of close study of hundreds of cases, the author explains the striking patterns that emerge and the common characteristics of the con artists and their victims. This new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of advanced Western societies distinguishes three major types of welfare state, connecting them with variations in the historical development of different countries.
It argues that current economic processes are shaped not by autonomous market forces but by the nature of states and state differences. Rogoff A comprehensive catalog of government defaults, banking panics, and inflationary spikes, from medieval currency debasements to today's subprime catastrophe. The authors show that while countries do weather their financial storms, short memories make it all too easy for crises to recur. Sheds light on the poor thinking behind nine of the worst economic policy mistakes of the past years, missteps whose outcomes ranged from appalling to tragic.
Grossman tells the story behind each debacle -- from the Smoot-Hawley Tariff of , to Japan's lost decade of the s, to the American subprime crisis -explaining why the policy was adopted, how it was implemented, and its short- and long-term consequences. Vividly evokes the volatile history of Europe's capital through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power; the Jewish chemist whose invention of poison gas was employed on First World War battlefields and in Holocaust death camps; and mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar.