The Cambridge Companion to Football

Author: Rob Steen,Jed Novick,Huw Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014840
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 313
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Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.

The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Culture

Author: Celia Marshik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107049261
Category: Art
Page: 279
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This companion provides students and scholars alike with an interdisciplinary approach to literary modernism. Through essays written on a range of cultural contexts, this collection helps readers understand the significant changes in belief systems, visual culture, and pastimes that influenced, and were influenced by, the experimental literature published around 1890-1945.

The Cambridge Companion to Baseball

Author: Leonard Cassuto,Stephen Partridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139826204
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Baseball is much more than a game. As the American national pastime, it has reflected the political and cultural concerns of US society for over 200 years, and generates passions and loyalties unique in American society. This Companion examines baseball in culture, baseball as culture, and the game's global identity. Contributors contrast baseball's massive, big-business present with its romanticized origins and its evolution against the backdrop of American and world history. The chapters cover topics such as baseball in the movies, baseball and mass media, and baseball in Japan and Latin America. Between the chapters are vivid profiles of iconic characters including Babe Ruth, Ichiro and Walter O'Malley. Crucial moments in baseball history are revisited, ranging from the 1919 Black Sox gambling scandal to recent controversies over steroid use. A unique book for fans and scholars alike, this Companion explains the enduring importance of baseball in America and beyond.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture

Author: Michael Higgins,Clarissa Smith,John Storey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827952
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.

The Cambridge Companion to International Law

Author: James Crawford,Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521190886
Category: Law
Page: 471
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A concise, intellectually rigorous and politically and theoretically informed introduction to the context, grammar, techniques and projects of international law.

The Cambridge Companion to Singing

Author: John Potter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627092
Category: Music
Page: 286
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This is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice, ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond. Almost anything one wants to know about singing practices and singing styles can be found here in chapters that cover world music, rock, rap and jazz; European art song, ensemble singing, the English cathedral tradition and the choral movement in the United States; Renaissance, Baroque and Classical singing treatises, contemporary vocal techniques, children's choirs and the teaching of singing today. The contributors are leading international performers and specialists.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: P. E. Easterling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423519
Category: History
Page: 392
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This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

A Friday Night Lights Companion

Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935618903
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it’s also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns. Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas – both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it’s about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It’s about love, it’s about loss, and, yes, it’s even about football.

The Cambridge Diaries

A Tale of Friendship, Love and Economics
Author: C. N. Barton
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 1857566661
Category: Fiction
Page: 426
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As soon as Joshua Bailey arrives at Cambridge University he feels like a fish out of water, but his economics classes and extra-curricular activities leave him little time to debate whether or not he actually belongs in this world of southern affluence and centuries-old academic tradition. Soon Josh is fully engaged in the highs and lows of college life, from friendships that wax and wane and would-be romances to wild parties and subsequent hangovers. Carefully capturing the passion and intensity of university life, this coming-of-age tale confronts the challenges of entering adulthood and reveals the lasting impact of relationships forged during the unforgettable college years.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030848
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 1184
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.


A Celebration of Fenway Park's Centennial Told Through Red Sox Radio and TV
Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597979368
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 276
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The history of Fenway Park, in its Voice's words

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914

Author: Chris Cook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134240341
Category: History
Page: 368
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The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815–1914 is an accessible and indispensable compendium of essential information on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Using chronologies, maps, glossaries, an extensive bibliography, a wealth of statistical information and nearly two hundred biographies of key figures, this clear and concise book provides a comprehensive guide to modern British history from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of the First World War. As well as the key areas of political, economic and social development of the era, this book also covers the increasingly emergent themes of sexuality, leisure, gender and the environment, exploring in detail the following aspects of the nineteenth century: parliamentary and political reform chartism, radicalism and popular protest the Irish Question the rise of Imperialism the regulation of sexuality and vice the development of organised sport and leisure the rise of consumer society. This book is an ideal reference resource for students and teachers alike.

Sport, History, and Heritage

Studies in Public Representation
Author: Jeff Hill,Kevin Moore,Jason Wood
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837889
Category: History
Page: 283
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An examination of the relationship between sport and its cultural heritage.

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Reputation without Cause? A Composer and his Critics
Author: Jennifer Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830720
Category: Music
Page: 315
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Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864) was the most successful composer of grand operas in nineteenth-century Paris, whose music continued to be frequently performed worldwide into the following century. Today, recent scholars acknowledge his stature but his operas have become stage rarities. There is normally a gap on shelves in libraries and bookshops between Mendelssohn and Mozart (Messaien and Monteverdi for the better resourced). There is no biography or broad evaluation of Meyerbeer in print in English. This study of the vicissitudes of Meyerbeer’s reputation complements introductions to his works and the volumes of academic essays in English and other European languages. While reputation forming has recently offered several interesting studies, it is rare for a composer to be the subject. This volume will be of interest primarily to opera enthusiasts, and to libraries and musicologists worldwide.

Transpacific Field of Dreams

How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War
Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882666
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 344
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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.

Doxographi Graeci

Collegit recensuit prolegomenis indicibusque instruxit Hermannus Diels
Author: Hermann Diels
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110836483
Category: History
Page: 864
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Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3959092555
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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Der 1866 veröffentlichte Roman »Armadale« gehört zu den bekanntesten Werke Wilkie Collins und steht mit seiner düster-labyrinthischen Erzählung in der Tradition des englischen Schauerromans: Der steinreiche Allan Armadale liegt in dem kleinen deutschen Kurort Wildbad im Sterben. Einem zufällig anwesenden englischen Juristen diktiert er seine Lebensbeichte: Vor langer Zeit hat er seine große Liebe Miss Blanchard an einen Nebenbuhler verloren und diesen dafür bei einem Schiffbruch ermordet, ohne dass die Tat aufgedeckt wurde. Miss Blanchard, die das Unglück überlebte, brachte einen Sohn zur Welt, der ebenfalls Allan Armadale heißt – ebenso wie der Sohn des sterbenden Armadale aus der späteren Ehe mit einer Kreolin. Nun droht ein tödlicher Konflikt zwischen den beiden, diametral entgegengesetzten jungen Männern, den der Sterbende mit seiner Beichte unbedingt verhindern will ...