Download The Changing Postal and Delivery Sector: Towards A by Michael Crew, Pier Luigi Parcu, Timothy Brennan PDF

By Michael Crew, Pier Luigi Parcu, Timothy Brennan

This e-book addresses the various significant matters dealing with postal and supply providers during the global. Postal operators world wide were sluggish to deal with the threats from and possibilities created via digital pageant. the ecu fee and member states are wrestling with those matters, whereas even as carrying on with to house the interrelated problems with imposing access into postal markets and keeping the common provider legal responsibility. The Postal responsibility and Enhancement Act of 2006 within the U.S. exacerbated monetary and managerial difficulties confronted by means of USPS that bring about half from digital substitution for letter supply. produced from unique essays via favourite researchers within the box, this e-book addresses the recent truth of the postal and proposes ways that postal operators may reinvent themselves. matters mentioned comprise cross-border parcel supply, e-commerce, the transformation of postal networks, and the results of postal liberalization. This booklet may be of curiosity to postal operators, regulatory commissions, consulting corporations, opponents and consumers, specialists within the postal economics, legislation, and enterprise, and people charged with the accountability for designing and enforcing postal region regulations. Researchers in regulatory economics, transportation know-how, and commercial association also will locate precious info during this volume.

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Download ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Playhouses in Renaissance England: by Eoin Price PDF

By Eoin Price

First and foremost of the 17th century a contrast emerged among 'public', outdoors, amphitheatre playhouses and 'private', indoor, corridor venues. This publication is the 1st sustained try to ask: why? Theatre historians have lengthy said those phrases, yet have didn't attest to their sort and complexity. Assessing a number proof, from the beginning of the Elizabethan interval to the start of the recovery, the e-book overturns acquired scholarly knowledge to arrive new insights into the politics of theatre tradition and playbook e-book.

Standard debts of the 'public' and 'private' theatres have both neglected the phrases, or provided insubstantial reasons for his or her use. This ebook opens up the wealthy diversity of meanings made on hand by means of those extremely important phrases and gives a clean point of view at the approach dramatists, theatre vendors, booksellers, and legislators, conceived the playhouses of Renaissance London.

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Download Renaissance Theories of Vision (Visual Culture in Early by John Shannon Hendrix PDF

By John Shannon Hendrix

How are approaches of imaginative and prescient, notion, and sensation conceived within the Renaissance? How are these conceptions made show up within the arts? The essays during this quantity deal with those and comparable inquiries to determine vital theoretical and philosophical bases for creative creation within the Renaissance and past. The essays additionally attend to the perspectives of traditionally major writers from the traditional classical interval to the eighteenth century, together with Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, St Augustine, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen), Ibn Sahl, Marsilio Ficino, Nicholas of Cusa, Leon Battista Alberti, Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Gregorio Comanini, John Davies, Rene Descartes, Samuel van Hoogstraten, and George Berkeley. participants conscientiously scrutinize and illustrate the impact of adjusting and evolving principles of highbrow and actual imaginative and prescient on inventive perform in Florence, Rome, Venice, England, Austria, and the Netherlands. The artists whose paintings and practices are mentioned contain Fra Angelico, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippino Lippi, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Parmigianino, Titian, Bronzino, Johannes Gumpp and Rembrandt van Rijn. Taken jointly, the essays give you the reader with a clean point of view at the highbrow confluence among paintings, technological know-how, philosophy, and literature throughout Renaissance Europe.

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Download Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern by S. Clark PDF

By S. Clark

The ebook explores how real-life women's crimes have been dealt with within the information media of an age sooner than the discovery of the newspaper, in ballads, pamphlets, and performs. It discusses these gains of latest society that fairly encouraged early glossy crime reporting, equivalent to attitudes to information, the legislation and women's rights, and ideas concerning the accountability of the neighborhood for conserving order. It considers the issues of writing approximately transgressive girls for audiences whose perfect girl was once chase, silent, and obedient.

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Download Marlowe's Ovid: The Elegies in the Marlowe Canon by Marlowe, Christopher; Ovid; Ovidius Naso, Publius; Ovidius PDF

By Marlowe, Christopher; Ovid; Ovidius Naso, Publius; Ovidius Naso, Publius; Stapleton, Michael L

The 1st e-book of its style, Marlowe's Ovid explores and analyzes extensive the connection among the Elegies-Marlowe's translation of Ovid's Amores-and Marlowe's personal dramatic and poetic works. Stapleton conscientiously considers Marlowe's Elegies within the context of his seven identified dramatic works and his epyllion, Hero and Leander, and provides a unique approach to learn Marlowe. Stapleton employs Marlowe's rendition of the Amores with a purpose to learn his seven dramatic productions and his narrative poetry whereas enticing with earlier scholarship dedicated to the accuracy of the interpretation and to bibliographical matters. the writer makes a speciality of 4 major rules: the intertextual dating of the Elegies to the remainder of the author's canon; its mirrored image of the effect of Erasmian humanist pedagogy, imitatio and aemulatio; its prestige because the usual English Amores until eventually the fantastic Revolution, a part of the bigger phenomenon of pan-European Renaissance Ovidianism; its participation within the style of the sonnet series. He explores how translating the Amores into the Elegies profited Marlowe as a author, one of those literary archaeology that explains why he can have began such an venture. Marlowe's Ovid provides to the physique of scholarly paintings in a few subfields, together with classical affects in English literature, translation, sexuality in literature, early sleek poetry and drama, and Marlowe and his milieu

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Download Tchaikovsky and His World by Leslie Kearney PDF

By Leslie Kearney

Tchaikovsky has lengthy intrigued music-lovers as a determine who straddles many borders--between East and West, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, culture and innovation, tenderness and bombast, masculine and female. during this ebook, via attention of his track and biography, students from a number of disciplines discover the numerous aspects of Tchaikovsky. the quantity provides for the 1st time in English a few of Tchaikovsky's personal writings approximately song, in addition to 3 influential articles, formerly to be had merely in German, from the 1993 Tübingen convention commemorating the centennial of Tchaikovsky's death.

Tchaikovsky's individual biographer, Alexander Poznansky, finds new findings from his most up-to-date archival explorations in Kiln, Tchaikovsky's domestic. Poznansky makes obtainable for the 1st time the entire textual content of perviously censored letters, clarifying concerns in regards to the composer's lifestyles that earlier have remained mere conjecture. Leon Botstein examines the area of realist artwork that was once so influential in Tchaikovsky's day, whereas Janet Kennedy describes how interpretations of Tchaikovsky's ballet Sleeping Beauty act as a barometer of the cultured or even political weather of a number of generations. Natalia Minibayeva elucidates the 1st Orchestral Suite as a workshop for Tchaikovsky's composition of large-scale works, together with symphony, opera, and ballet, whereas Susanne Dammann discusses the problematical Fourth Symphony as a piece completely poised among East and West. Arkadii Klimovitsky considers Tchaikovsky's position as a hyperlink among Russia's Golden and Silver a long time. The vast interplay among track and literature during this interval types the foundation for Rosamund Bartlett's essay on artistic parallels among Tchaikovsky and Chekhov. Richard Wortman describes the political weather on the finish of Tchaikovsky's existence, together with Alexander III's mania for re-creating seventeenth-century Russian tradition. Caryl Emerson, Kadja Grönke, and Leslie Kearney research a couple of concerns raised by means of Tchaikovsky's operas. Marina Kostalevsky interprets Nikolai Kashkin's 1899 evaluation of Tchaikovsky's debatable opera Orleanskaia Deva (The Maid of Orleans).

The e-book concludes with examples of theoretical writing via Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, authors of Russia's first systematic books on track thought. Lyle Neff interprets and offers remark on compositional concerns that Tchaikovsky discusses in own correspondence, in addition to Rimsky-Korsakov's research of his personal opera Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden). Tchaikovsky and His World will switch how we comprehend the lifestyles, works, and highbrow milieu of 1 of crucial and liked composers of the 19th century.

Originally released in 1998.

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Download Encyclopedia Of Renaissance Literature (Encyclopedia of by James Wyatt Cook PDF

By James Wyatt Cook

Featuring entries composed by way of major overseas students, The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature offers finished assurance of all elements of English literature made from the early sixteenth to the mid seventeenth centuries.

contains over four hundred entries starting from a thousand to 5000 phrases written by means of major foreign scholars
prepared in A-Z layout throughout 3 totally listed and cross-referenced volumes
presents assurance of canonical authors and their works, in addition to numerous formerly under-considered parts, together with girls writers, broadside ballads, regular books, and different well known literary forms

Biographical fabric on authors is gifted within the context of state of the art serious dialogue of literary works.

Represents the main complete source to be had for these operating in English Renaissance literary studies
additionally on hand on-line as a part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature, delivering 24/7 entry and robust looking out, shopping and cross-referencing features

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Download Knights at Court: Courtliness, Chivalry, and Courtesy from by Aldo Scaglione PDF

By Aldo Scaglione

Knights at Court is a grand travel and survey of manners, manhood, and court docket existence within the center a long time, like no different in print. Composed on an epic canvas, this authoritative paintings strains the advance of courtroom tradition and its a number of manifestations from the latter years of the Holy Roman Empire (ca. A.D. a thousand) to the Italian Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Leading medievalist and Renaissance student Aldo Scaglione deals a sweeping sociological view of 3 geographic parts that unearths a stunning continuity of courtly kinds and motifs: German romances; the lyrical and narrative literature of northern and southern France; Italy's chivalric poetry. Scaglione discusses a large variety of texts, from early Norman and Flemish baronial chronicles to the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, the troubadours and Minnesingers. He delves into the Niebelungenlied, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and an array of treatises on behavior right down to Castiglione and his successors.

All those works and Scaglione's enhanced scholarship attest to the iconic energy over minds and hearts of a mentality that issued from a small minority of people—the courtiers and knights—in imperative positions of management and tool. Knights at Court is for all students and scholars drawn to "the civilizing process."

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Download Novelle by Matteo Bandello PDF

By Matteo Bandello

Vescovo cattolico e scrittore del Cinquecento, Matteo Bandello è autore di un'ampia produzione di novelle, 214 in tutto, pubblicate in tre libri nel 1554 da Vincenzo Busdraghi e in un 4to quantity postumo del 1573. advert alcune delle sue novelle si è ispirato William Shakespeare che, dopo averle lette nella traduzione francese, prese spunto in keeping with le commedie Molto rumore consistent with nulla e los angeles dodicesima notte e anche consistent with l. a. tragica storia d'amore di Romeo e Giulietta. Oggi l'opera di Bandello è messa a disposizione dalla casa editrice UTET in una versione digitale critica che non ha precedenti.

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