A History of the Muslim World to 1750

Author: Vernon O. Egger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351389075
Release Date: 2017-11-08
Genre: History

A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled by Muslims), the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, and the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires. Including the latest research from the last ten years, this second edition has been updated and expanded to cover the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries. Fully refreshed and containing over sixty images to highlight the key visual aspects, this book offers students a balanced coverage of the Muslim world from the Iberian Peninsula to South Asia, and detailed accounts of all cultures. The use of maps, primary sources, timelines, and a glossary further illuminates the fascinating yet complex world of the pre-modern Middle East. Covering art, architecture, religious institutions, theological beliefs, popular religious practice, political institutions, cuisine, and much more, A History of the Muslim World to 1750 is the perfect introduction for all students of the history of Islamic civilization and the Middle East.

Createdness and Ethics

Author: Hans Schaeffer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110190737
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

This book contains a systematic description of the theologies of Colin E. Gunton (1941?2003) and Oswald Bayer (b. 1939). Their use of the doctrine of creation in systematic theology has remarkable consequences for late-modern theological ethics. This book explores those consequences from the example of the theological doctrine of marriage. The author also contributes to the ecumenical debate by building on the Neo-Calvinist theological heritage.

Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Author: Mary M. Hatfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 0470136294
Release Date: 2007-11-02
Genre: Mathematics

Always on the cutting-edge of mathematics teaching, the new Sixth Edition continues to integrate technology with hands-on experience and the latest research and standards. The CD packaged with this book features videos with guiding questions to analyze real teacher-student interaction in the hard-to-teach math concepts. It also includes colored patterns to download that will help readers practice hands-on manipulations as they prepare for interactive test items.

America s Constitution

Author: Akhil Reed Amar
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588364876
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: History

In America’s Constitution, one of this era’s most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world’s great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it. We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. (For example, much of the Constitution, including the glorious-sounding “We the People,” was lifted from existing American legal texts, including early state constitutions.) In short, the Constitution was as much a product of its environment as it was a product of its individual creators’ inspired genius. Despite the Constitution’s flaws, its role in guiding our republic has been nothing short of amazing. Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century American politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least–only those citizens who were born under the American flag can become president. From his unique perspective, Amar also gives us unconventional wisdom about the Constitution and its significance throughout the nation’s history. For one thing, we see that the Constitution has been far more democratic than is conventionally understood. Even though the document was drafted by white landholders, a remarkably large number of citizens (by the standards of 1787) were allowed to vote up or down on it, and the document’s later amendments eventually extended the vote to virtually all Americans. We also learn that the Founders’ Constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired. As a result, slaveholding Virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election. Ambitious, even-handed, eminently accessible, and often surprising, America’s Constitution is an indispensable work, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States.

The Art Book

Author: Dorling Kindersley
Publisher:
ISBN: 024123901X
Release Date: 2017-02-27
Genre: Art

What makes something a great work of art? Written in plain English, The Art Book cuts through the jargon of art history and theory, and is packed with images of the world's greatest works of art and witty infographics that explore the ideas behind them. From prehistoric fertility figures to contemporary video installations, this is the perfect primer to the world of art. -- Cover.

PassKey Learning Systems EA Review Workbook

Author: Richard Gramkow
Publisher: PassKey Learning Systems
ISBN: 0998611891
Release Date: 2018-03-10
Genre:

PassKey Learning Systems EA Review: Workbook features six complete Enrolled Agent practice exams, with detailed answers, to accompany the PassKey study guides. The 600 targeted test questions have been created specifically for the EA exam cycle that runs from May 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019.

Passkey EA Review Complete

Author: Richard Gramkow
Publisher:
ISBN: 1935664298
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Law

Learn how to become an Enrolled Agent with PassKey's comprehensive EA Review study program, newly revised and thoroughly updated for tax year 2013. This is an in-depth study guide for all three parts of the IRS Enrolled Agent exam. Using simple-to-understand language and numerous concrete examples, this study guide helps demystify complex tax law. More than 800 targeted study questions and answers prepare you for the EA exam offered during the May 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 testing window. This study guide covers the following: Part 1: Taxation of individuals. Part 2: Taxation of businesses, including partnerships, corporations, sole proprietorships, estates, and trusts. Part 3: Representation, practice, and procedures. This book has been extensively updated and rigorously vetted for accuracy by experts in the tax profession. For more study help, PassKey Publications also offers a six-part practice exam workbook with detailed answers and explanations, so you can test yourself, time yourself, and learn!

Bergson and the Metaphysics of Media

Author: S. Crocker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137324504
Release Date: 2013-09-22
Genre: Philosophy

What is a medium? Why is there always a middle? Can media produce 'immediacy'? Henri Bergson recognized mediation as the central philosophical problem of modernity. This book traces his influence on the 'media philosophies' of Gilles Deleuze, Marshall McLuhan, Walter Benjamin and Michel Serres.

Creating Leaders in the Classroom

Author: Hilarie Owen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134147595
Release Date: 2006-11-22
Genre: Education

This book encourages the commitment of teachers and parents, in order to develop responsible, self reliant and knowledgeable young people with great leadership skills. Although the books main focus is on the development of the child and their leadership skills, it also has a subtle approach to the development of the teacher and parent. The book aims to: examine the principles of leadership from the teachers perspective look in to what leadership means to children and how they can be educated to be better leaders explore and strengthen existing good practice in schools, developing what teachers do in the classroom and its impact on leadership. In this book Hilarie Owen shares her extensive knowledge and experience with teachers and parents alike, enabling them to develop leadership talent and pass these skills on to children of all ages.

Women Crime and Forgiveness in Early Modern Portugal

Author: Darlene Abreu-Ferreira
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134777655
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: History

Looking at the experiences of women in early modern Portugal in the context of crime and forgiveness, this study demonstrates the extent to which judicial and quasi-judicial records can be used to examine the implications of crime in women’s lives, whether as victims or culprits. The foundational basis for this study is two sets of manuscript sources that highlight two distinct yet connected experiences of women as participants in the criminal process. One consists of a collection of archival documents from the first half of the seventeenth century, a corpus called 'querelas,' in which formal accusations of criminal acts were registered. This is a rich source of information not only about the types of crimes reported, but also the process that plaintiffs had to follow to deal with their cases. The second primary source consists of a sampling of documents known as the ’perdão de parte.’ The term refers to the victim’s pardon, unique to the Iberian Peninsula, which allowed individuals implicated in serious conflicts to have a voice in the judicial process. By looking at a sample of these pardons, found in notary collections from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Abreu-Ferreira is able to show the extent to which women exercised their agency in a legal process that was otherwise male-dominated.

Top the TOEFL

Author: Kaiwen Leong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814663496
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Education

Top the TOEFL is a TOEFL book like no other. It recognizes an essential key to the problem: students who struggle with the TOEFL have problems mastering English. Hence, while other TOEFL books teach strategies with long wordy explanations that hardly make sense to the average student, Top the TOEFL focuses on teaching students in the most intuitive way possible: examples. Each unit is systematically broken down to make it simple for any student to Top the TOEFL. First, "Simple Steps" are condensed at the outset for easy reference. Next begins "Elaboration with Examples" — a section where the "Simple Steps" are put into practice. The unit concludes with the "TOEFL Trainer" which divides exercises according to the "Simple Steps", allowing students a chance to directly put the strategies to practice rather than just throwing students into the deep end by providing a full set of TOEFL practice tests. Contents:Topping the Reading Section:Reading Fast and Reading WellUnlocking VocabularyStructure and Organization IStructure and Organization IIPerfect ParaphrasingSuccinct SummariesIntelligent InferencesTopping the Independent Writing Section:Toning the ToneSkeletons to SuccessBridging IdeasIntroductions Made EasyTopic SentencesStitching the Essay TogetherTopping the Integrated Writing SectionEffective Note-TakingFraming Arguments Readership: Students who intend to take the TOEFL test, students who intend to improve their English language capabilities. Key Features:Systematic breakdown of TOEFL questions with specific strategies to tackle each questionStrategies taught via direct examples instead of abstract conceptsEach unit concludes with exercises specially designed for students on how to apply the strategiesKeywords:TOEFL;English;ESL;Admissions;Test;United States;USA

Tom Clancy Presents Act of Valor

Author: Dick Couch
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101576175
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Fiction

The Navy SEALs have been fighting terrorists around the world for over a decade. And for all that time, the Bandito Platoon SEALS from SEAL Team Seven have been on continuous combat rotation. Now they have drawn a shipboard assignment off Central America—an easy day. But for a Navy SEAL, the only easy day was yesterday. In a powerful story of global anti-terrorism inspired by real life missions, Act of Valor combines stunning combat scenes, up-to-the minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes you deep into the secretive world of today’s most elite, highly trained group of warriors. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the United States, a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitments to country, team, and their families back home. But each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border—where they engage in an epic firefight with potentially unimaginable consequences for America… From the Paperback edition.