By Toufic Gaspard

This paintings assesses Lebanon's improvement event in the course of 1948-2002, a case research of laissez-faire functionality over greater than 50 years. The textual content analyzes the robust financial concern of the mid-1980s and the reconstruction coverage that produced vulnerable development and excessive executive indebtedness.

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By Jan Willem Van Henton, J. W. Van Henten, Pieter Willem Van Der Horst

This quantity comprises the papers of a workshop on Jewish epigraphy in antiquity equipped at Utrecht collage in 1992. between the members have been collaborators of the Cambridge Jewish Inscriptions venture and of the Tubinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients undertaking. vital features of old Jewish inscriptions are highlighted within the papers, just like the connection among documentary and literary texts. numerous papers specialize in features of the historical past of Jewish groups within the diaspora. experts in Jewish epigraphy will locate surveys of components of the corpus of Jewish inscriptions (curse inscriptions, metrical epitaphs, alphabet-inscriptions) and discussions of a few mounted reviews, and Jewish inscriptions are mentioned in a much wider literary and old contexts as good. CONTENTS: William Horbury, `Jewish Inscriptions and Jewish Literature in Egypt, with targeted connection with Ecclesiasticus'. Jan Willem van Henten, `A Jewish Epitaph in a Literary textual content: four Macc 17:8-10'. Johan H.M. Strubbe, 'Curses opposed to Violation of the Grave in Jewish Epitaphs from Asia Minor'. Pieter W. van der Horst, `Jewish Poetical Tomb Inscriptions'. Alice J. Bij de Vaate, `Alphabet-Inscriptions from Jewish Graves'. David Noy, `The Jewish groups of Leontopolis and Venosa'. Gert Luderitz, `What is the Politeuma?' Tessa Rajak, `Inscription and Context: interpreting the Jewish Catacombs of Rome'. Gerard Mussies, `Jewish own Names in a few Non-Literary Sources'. Hanswulf Bloedhorn, `Zur Architektur der Synagogen in der Diaspora'.

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By Corky Binggeli

Organized via kinds of fabrics and purposes, this consultant is helping designers effectively tackle fabric evaluate and choice of inside elements. Engagingly written, hugely designated, and helpfully illustrated with greater than 550 colour illustrations, fabrics for inside Environments is a finished consultant to every little thing a fashion designer must find out about the fabrics on hand for interiors from aesthetic characteristics to production and fabrication, purposes, set up and upkeep, and necessities for fabrics utilized in advertisement and home functions.

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By Vernon Mays

Outsourcing, downsizing, the world over taking part. . .office layout has turn into more and more demanding for architects and decorators. because the place of work constantly evolves via technological techniques, designers want to know the best way to be inventive and state of the art of their options. This sourcebook stocks the paintings of forty designers who've appropriately expected their consumers' altering wishes and produced initiatives that experience earned them admire around the globe. a desirable and encouraging show off of what designs paintings for modern day office.

From long island to la and world wide, a no-holds-barred method of fabrics choice has opened limitless percentages for the office that run the gamut from stylish formality to unfettered whimsy. upload to new freedom to carve out free-form areas and flood them with traditional gentle, and you have the elements for an place of work surroundings that folks stay up for being in.

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By Victoria Sujata

Among so much different kinds of Tibetan literature, the style of mgur (songs of non secular attention) stands proud for his or her startingly and surprisingly honest descriptions of internal strategies, emotions and experiential wisdom. This e-book is the 1st remark in Western literature at the gathered mgur of 1 of the nonetheless principally unknown masters, the Tibetan pupil and siddha Skal ldan rgya mtsho (1606-1677). Dr. Sujata convincingly offers with Skal ldan rgya mtsho either as a particular determine in spiritual background and as an writer, illustrating her issues with various translations given along the unique Tibetan of his Mgur 'bum (Collected Songs of religious Experience). She additionally presents the reader with a complete review of his Gsung 'bum (Collected Writings), large bibliographies and a discography. With a different CD containing the author's personal recordings of his songs as they're nonetheless sung this day.

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By Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the Faculty of Oriental Studies Geoffrey Khan

Being direct descendants of the Aramaic spoken by way of the Jews in antiquity, the nonetheless spoken Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialects of Kurdistan deserve specific and vibrant curiosity. Geoffrey Khan's A Grammar of Neo-Aramaic is a distinct list of 1 of those dialects, now at the verge of extinction. This quantity, the results of large fieldwork, includes a description of the dialect spoken by way of the Jews from the sector of Arbel (Iraqi Kurdistan), including a transcription of recorded texts and a thesaurus. The grammar contains sections on phonology, morphology and syntax, preceded via an introductory bankruptcy reading the placement of this dialect relating to the opposite identified Neo-Aramaic dialects. The transcribed texts checklist folktales and debts of customs, traditions and stories of the Jews of Kurdistan.

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By H S Benjamins

Eingeordnete Freiheit compares Origen's concept of freedom of selection with the techniques of latest philosophers. the 1st bankruptcy offers with the philosophical challenge of freedom of selection through the heritage of Greek philosophy. within the moment bankruptcy Origen's writing in this subject is assembled, translated, analyzed and commented upon. The comparability among Origen and his contemporaries leads in bankruptcy 3 to the realization that Origen's inspiration of freedom differs specially from the philosophical point of view, when you consider that human freedom doesn't stand towards the inevitable development of the pronoia or heimarmene yet to Gods take care of each person. bankruptcy 4 indicates that the thought of oikonomia in Christian theology relies at the notion of windfall in Origen.

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By Yirmiyahu Yovel

This can be the 1st in a seven-volume sequence, to be in response to The Jerusalem meetings. every one quantity is dedicated to a particular subject, the 1st 5 following the department of Spinoza's "Ethics, the 6th facing Spinoza's social and political proposal and the concluding one with the philosopher's existence and origins. All papers are in English, but current a wide-ranging photograph of latest learn of Spinoza's philosophy all over the world. one of the contributions to the current quantity are Alan Donagan's "Substance, Essence and characteristic in Spinoza," Edwin Curley's "On Jonathan Bennett's Interpretation of Spinoza's Monism," through Bennett's "Reply," Alexandre Matheron's "Essence, lifestyles and gear in Spinoza" and Herman De Dijn's "Metaphysics as Ethics." Papers also are awarded through Margaret D. Wilson, Emilia Giancotti, Yirmiyahu Yovel, Jean-Luc Marion, Pierre Macherey, Jacqueline Lagrie, Don Garrett, Yosef Ben-Shlomo and Sylvain Zac. All contributors current significant papers, the booklet hence being the end result of a long-standing curiosity in Spinozistic concept by way of a bunch of pleasant scholars.The ebook contains an index of topics and correct names.

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By William Lane Craig

The traditional challenge of fatalism, extra fairly theological fatalism, has resurfaced with incredible vigor within the moment 1/2 the 20th century. questions predominate within the debate: (1) Is divine foreknowledge suitable with human freedom and (2) How can God foreknow destiny loose acts? Having surveyed the historic historical past of this debate in The challenge of Divine Foreknowledge and Future Contingents from Aristotle to Suarez (Brill: 1988), William Lane Craig now makes an attempt to handle those matters significantly. His wide-ranging dialogue brings jointly a notion- upsetting array of comparable themes reminiscent of logical fatalism, multivalent good judgment, backward causation, precognition, time shuttle, counterfactual common sense, temporal necessity, Newcomb's challenge, center wisdom, and relativity idea. the current paintings serves either as an invaluable survey of the huge literature on theological fatalism and similar fields and as a stimulating overview of the potential of divine foreknowledge of destiny unfastened acts.

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By Majid Al-Haj

This e-book bargains with the ethnic formation one of the Nineteen Nineties immigrants from the previous Soviet Union in Israel, in gentle of either family alterations, and advancements within the Israel- Arab clash. in response to a huge number of quantitative and qualitative equipment, the booklet provides an in depth research of identification styles between those immigrants, their orientation in concerns of faith, society, tradition and politics, and their relationships with the entire constituent teams in Israeli society – together with the Palestinian minority. The publication presents a brand new severe point of view on questions of immigration, ethnicity and society in Israel. The research is positioned in an international theoretical context that demanding situations the dominant technique within the sociology of immigration in Israel, that is in response to the Zionist paradigm.

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