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Board of Agriculture
436pp.
Kelley (Augustus M.) Publishers,U.S., 1978, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0678077673
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Inventory #15967
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Wood, B. Anne
Using the journals of W. Norman Rudolf (1835-1886), a Victorian merchant, "Evangelical Balance Sheet" explores the important role of character ideals and evangelicalism in mid-Victorian culture. Rudolf's diary, with its daily weather observations, its account of family matters, of social and business happenings, and of his own experiences, as well as occasional literary or naturalistic forays, attempts to follow a disciplined regime of writing, but also has elements of a Bildungsroman. The diary reveals an obvious and significant tension between his inner, spiritual search for meaning in his life (evangelical inwardness) and his outward stewardship duties. Rudolf's concept of character, then, involved a type of balance sheet of his evangelical service record, to his God, his family, his business, and his community. Needing God's help to transform his will and to interpret the world in a constructive, rational manner, the underlying intent of his daily journal writing was to keep his commitment to an ethic of benevolence and of the affirmation of the goodness of human beings. Wood elucidates the cultivation of civic-minded masculinity in the context of Victorian Maritime Canada, analysing the multiple facets of the character ideal and emphasising its important role in Victorians' understanding of their life experiences. In the process, Wood reveals many underlying assumptions about social change and about civic discourse. The book also describes how the tremendous economic upheavals experienced by many entrepreneurs in the late 1860s to 1880s tempered their evangelical zeal and made it increasingly difficult for them to achieve a balanced and humane perspective on their own lives. The book will appeal to a broad audience interested in social history, imperial studies, gender studies (especially changing ideas of masculinity and manhood), Atlantic Canada studies, and local history of the Pictou region.198pp.
Laurier (Wilfrid) University Press, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889205000
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Inventory #15319
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Ackerman, James S.
In this work, James Ackerman considers Michangelo's major designs. Included among others are the Medici chapel, the fortifications of Florence, the Farnese palace, the Basilica of St Peter's and the Capitoline Hill, in the context of comparable Renaissance structures. N.B. Corners slightly creased. 363pp.
Penguin Books, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 0140178686
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Inventory #23576
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Atkins, Annette
Each chapter of this innovative state history focuses on a telling detail, a revealing incident, or a meaningful issue that illuminates a larger event, social trends, or politics during a period in Minnesota's history. A three-act play about Minnesota's statehood vividly depicts the competing interests of Natives, traders, and politicians who lived in the same territory but moved in different worlds. Oranges are the focal point of a chapter about railroads and transportation: how did a St Paul family manage to celebrate their 1898 Christmas with fruit that grew no closer than 1,500 miles from their home? A photo essay brings to life three communities of the 1920s, seen through the lenses of local and itinerant photographers. The much-sought state fish helps to explain the new Minnesota, where pan-fried walleye and walleye quesadillas coexist on the same north woods menu.In "Creating Minnesota" Atkins invites readers to experience the texture of people's lives through the decades, offering a fascinating and unparalleled approach to the history of the state.
Minnesota Historical Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 087351596X
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Inventory #17792
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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James, N.
The Civilisations of Central America is a history of Central America, including the Olmecs, Aztecs, Maya and Toltecs.' Previous owners sticker on inside cover.162pp.
Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0752414240
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Inventory #22167
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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