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Summary: Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young s

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446499111
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 624
  • Language: English
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Description: Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a triumphant love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time. WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE


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Summary: Possession is a chilling psychological thriller written with Katie Lowe’s signature “subtle, persistent, and unmistakable creepiness” (Kirkus, on The

  • Author : Katie Lowe
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250200296
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Possession is a chilling psychological thriller written with Katie Lowe’s signature “subtle, persistent, and unmistakable creepiness” (Kirkus, on The Furies). The past haunts her. The present hunts her. Conviction @ConvictionPod · 1m The investigating officer: “I’ve seen a lot of homicides in the years since, but...that’s the one that keeps me up at night.” The husband’s best man: “They had everybody fooled. Or at least, she did. But I always knew something was off.” Hannah, the wife: “I told you. I don’t remember anything. I don’t know.” That’s all to come, this season, on Conviction. Get ready for our most twisted season yet. ~~~ Ten years ago, Hannah’s husband was brutally murdered in their home, and she (conveniently) doesn’t remember a thing about that night. But the police charged someone else—a stranger—and put him away for life. And Hannah packed up her six-year-old daughter and left London behind. But now her hard-won countryside peace is threatened. Conviction, a viral true crime podcast known for getting cases reopened and old verdicts overturned, has turned its attention to Hannah’s husband’s murder for its new season. They say police framed the man who was found guilty, and that Hannah has more suspicious secrets than just her memory loss: a history of volatility; citations at the clinic where she worked as a psychiatrist; dependencies on alcohol and pills; and a familicidal grandmother, locked away in a Gothic insane asylum until her death. As Hannah loses the trust of everyone she loves, the only person she feels she can confide in is a former colleague, Darcy, who’s come back into her life—but who may have motives of her own. But Hannah can’t tell even Darcy her deepest secret: that she’s still tormented by the memory of her husband and the crater he carved through her life.


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Summary: Toe the line between rule-following and rule-breaking in this tense and twisted start to a smart and sexy dystopian trilogy. Vi knows the Rule: Girls don

  • Author : Elana Johnson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781442423916
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Toe the line between rule-following and rule-breaking in this tense and twisted start to a smart and sexy dystopian trilogy. Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself. But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they’re set on convincing Vi to become one of them….starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can’t leave Zenn in the Thinkers’ hands, but she’s wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous—everything Zenn’s not. Vi can’t quite trust Jag and can’t quite resist him, but she also can’t give up on Zenn. This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.


Pdf ebook: Consequences of Possession

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Summary: The first coherent analysis of the topic of possession from a comparative and historical legal perspective. The volume comprises contributions from some ve

  • Author : Eric Descheemaeker
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748693653
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 244
  • Language: English
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Description: The first coherent analysis of the topic of possession from a comparative and historical legal perspective. The volume comprises contributions from some very distinguished scholars from the civilian tradition (Germany, Italy) as well as the common law (England) and mixed legal systems (Quebec, Scotland, South Africa).


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Summary: This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat".

  • Author : Leon Stassen
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191568147
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 832
  • Language: English
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Description: This is the first comprehensive treatment of the strategies employed in the world's languages to express predicative possession, as in "the boy has a bat". It presents the results of the author's fifteen-year research project on the subject. Predicative possession is the source of many grammaticalization paths - as in the English perfect tense formed from to have - and its typology is an important key to understanding the structural variety of the world's languages and how they change. Drawing on data from some 400 languages representing all the world's language families, most of which lack a close equivalent to the verb to have, Professor Stassen aims (a) to establish a typology of four basic types of predicative possession, (b) to discover and describe the processes by which standard constructions can be modified, and (c) to explore links between the typology of predicative possession and other typologies in order to reveal patterns of interdependence. He shows, for example, that the parameter of simultaneous sequencing - the way a language formally encodes a sequence like "John sang and Mary danced" - correlates with the way it encodes predicative possession. By means of this and other links the author sets up a single universal model in order to account for all morphosyntactic variation in predicative possession found in the languages of the world, including patterns of variation over time. Predicative Possession will interest scholars and advanced students of language typology, diachronic linguistics, morphology and syntax.


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Summary: The idea of people possessed by evil spirits against their will is as old as the hills. Often there is thought to be a special way a person has become poss

  • Author : C. Torrington
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784281409
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: The idea of people possessed by evil spirits against their will is as old as the hills. Often there is thought to be a special way a person has become possessed. It might be the result of a curse cast on them by a sorcerer, or some unfortunate mishap such as stepping over a dead body. Or the demons can have been invited, in a Satanic ritual. More often, at least in recent Christian tradition, there is no initiating moment that can be identified - they just find their way in, like disease. From Pearl Curran, a housewife living in St Louis, Missouri, who soared to fame in the second decade of the 20th century as the amanuensis of 'Patience Worth', a writer who had died in the 17th century, to victims of Dissociative Personality Disorder (thought to have inspired Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), this book examines demonic possession from every angle.


Pdf ebook: The Grammar of Possession

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Summary: The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan

  • Author : Maura Velázquez-Castillo
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 902728198X
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 274
  • Language: English
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Description: The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní, is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions, noun incorporation, and possessor ascension. Examples are drawn from a rich data base that incorporate native speaker intuitions and resources in the construction of illustrative linguistic forms as well as the analysis of the communicative use of the forms under study. The book provides a complete picture of inalienability as a coherent integrated system of grammatical and semantic oppositions in a language that has received little attention in the theoretical linguistic literature. The analysis moves from general principles to specific details of the language while applying principles of Cognitive Grammar and Functional Linguistics. There is an explicit aim to uncover the particularities of form-meaning connections, as well as the communicative and discourse functions of the structures examined. Other approaches are also considered when appropriate, resulting in a theoretically informed study that contains a rich variety of considerations.


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Summary: Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world

  • Author : Kat Richardson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101614064
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases. When a comatose woman suddenly wakes up and starts painting scenes she’s never witnessed, with a skill she’s never had, medical science has no explanation. As more bizarre phenomena manifest, including strange voices coming from her mouth, even her doctors wonder whether the woman may be possessed. Frustrated and frightened, the patient’s sister turns to Harper to discover who—or what—is occupying her sister’s body. As Harper digs into the case, she discovers other patients struck with the same mystifying afflictions and a disturbing connection to one of the most gruesome episodes in Washington’s history....


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Summary: Eighty years ago, bodiless entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The nightmare ended only when the entities were trappe

  • Author : J.M. Dillard,Kathleen O'malley
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743421175
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Eighty years ago, bodiless entities brought a plague of violence and bloodshed to the planet Vulcan. The nightmare ended only when the entities were trapped inside special containers. Now, on the eve of a galaxy-scale scientific exposition, the containers have been opened, freeing the malevolent entities to possess the minds and bodies of all they encounter, including the crew of the Starship Enterprise™. Friends turn into foes, and no one can be trusted as Captain Picard faces a deadly and insidious threat. Unless the entities can be stopped once more, they will spread their madness throughout the entire federation.


Pdf ebook: Demonic Possession in the New Testament

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Summary: Demon possession in New Testament times was real, contends the author in the face of rationalistic denials. A study of the Gospels reveals that genuine dem

  • Author : William M. Alexander
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1579107257
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Demon possession in New Testament times was real, contends the author in the face of rationalistic denials. A study of the Gospels reveals that genuine demon possession had two distinctive elements: (1) insanity or idiocy of some sort, forming the natural element,Ó and (2) the confession of Jesus as Messiah, forming the supernatural element.Ó The author's research also led him to conclude that demon possession in the New Testament is a unique phenomenon in the history of the world, being confined indeed to the earlier portion of the ministry of our Lord.Ó Why did this phenomenon erupt when it did? The incarnation initiated the establishment of the kingdom of heaven upon earth. That determined a countermovement among the powers of darkness. Genuine demonic possession was one of its manifestations.Ó Entire chapters are devoted to historic demonology, medical aspects of demonic possession, the existence of genuine demonic possession, the New Testament narratives concerning the Beelzebul controversyÓ and the Gerasene affair,Ó and the alleged continuance of genuine demonic possession.


Pdf ebook: Possession, Power and the New Age

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Summary: This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which a

  • Author : Matthew Wood
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131707758X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
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Description: This book provides a new sociological account of contemporary religious phenomena such as channelling, holistic healing, meditation and divination, which are usually classed as part of a New Age Movement. Drawing on his extensive ethnography carried out in the UK, alongside comparative studies in America and Europe, Matthew Wood criticises the view that such phenomena represent spirituality in which self-authority is paramount. Instead, he emphasises the role of social authority and the centrality of spirit possession, linking these to participants' class positions and experiences of secularisation. Informed by sociological and anthropological approaches to social power and practice, especially the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Michel Foucault, Wood's study explores what he calls the nonformative regions of the religious field, and charts similarities and differences with pagan, spiritualist and Theosophical traditions.


Pdf ebook: Bodies, Boundaries and Spirit Possession

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Summary: The social structures of Moroccan society have been changing in accordance with western models at an ever-growing rate. The role of Islam in sharing the bu

  • Author : Margaret Rausch
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839400465
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
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Description: The social structures of Moroccan society have been changing in accordance with western models at an ever-growing rate. The role of Islam in sharing the burden of these changes and in narrowing the ever-expanding gap between modernity and tradition is exemplified by the folk-Islamic spirit possession practices presented in this study. By adjusting their vocation to ongoing processes of commercialization and professionalization and to the changing needs and expectations of their female clientele, traditional women seers have increasingly taken on the therapeutic task of helping women to resolve the growing number of inner and interpersonal conflicts in their daily lives.


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Summary: Possession and Persuasion: The Rhetoric of Christian Faith is a rhetorical analysis of Christian history and theology initially prompted by my experience i

  • Author : Robert Hach
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1462812546
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Possession and Persuasion: The Rhetoric of Christian Faith is a rhetorical analysis of Christian history and theology initially prompted by my experience in a fundamentalist Christian sect. The story of this experience is briefly told in the prologue, "The Rhetoric of Surrender," which describes the "surrender" of my life to God through a commitment to an authoritarian Christian sect in Gainesville, Florida, in 1972, when I was a freshman at the University of Florida. I spent the following fifteen years, first, as a student recruit, trainee, and then leader in the founding church in Gainesville, and then, as a recruiter and trainer in other parts of the U.S. until I finally left the movement (now called the International Churches of Christ) in 1987. I subsequently combined graduate study in rhetoric with a continuing interest in biblical and historical scholarship in an effort to understand how my religious experience fit into the broader context of Christian history and theology. I concluded that the New Testament language of faith, originally formulated to persuade hearers of the Christian message by means of understanding, had been radically redefined and its effects rhetorically reengineered by the ecclesiastical Christianity which had gradually emerged after the first century; this process of rhetorical reinvention produced a language of faith that possessed its hearers by means of a mystical form of indoctrination, in the interest of building a religious empire. The degree to which ecclesiastical Christianity, throughout its history, has taken its faith-language seriously--my experience having been produced by a movement that took this language to its logical conclusion --is the degree to which its adherents experience a religious bondage that amounts to the antithesis of the spiritual freedom and social equality of the original experience of Christian faith. Part I, "Faith as Possession," addresses critical changes made by post-apostolic theologians in the apostolic discourse of the New Testament about the message of Jesus, specifically with reference to the rhetorics of "authority" (Chapter One), "knowledge" (Chapter Two), and "justice" (Chapter Three). This rhetorical reengineering of apostolic language facilitated the rise of the institutional Church, which rapidly replaced the apostolic message as the authorized mediator between God and humanity in general and between God and the community of faith in particular. That is, the dynamic of persuasion by an eschatological message was rapidly replaced by the dynamic of possession by an ecclesiastical system. The redefinition and reconceptualization of these apostolic terms amounted to the rhetorical invention of Christianity, a form of Greco-Roman mythology which has little in common with the faith of Jesus as it is revealed in the New Testament. The faith of Christianity became, and continues to be to varying degrees, a form of possession insofar as it consists of, in both a mystical and an institutional sense, belonging to "the Church," which relieves its members of their responsibility for their own identity and destiny. Part II, "Faith as Persuasion," explores the rhetoric of three apostolic ideals, which have generally received little more than lip service by post-apostolic Christianity: "understanding" (Chapter Four), "anticipation" (Chapter Five), and "freedom" (Chapter Six). These concepts are integral to persuasion as the modus operandi of the apostolic Christian faith. Understanding is a prerequisite to authentic persuasion in that persuasion, or belief, without understanding is the essence of possession. In that the meaning and power of the Christian message are a matter of the hope of resurrection to life in the coming kingdom of God, anticipation is the logical response to being understandingly persuaded of the truth of the message. And insofar as internal bondage characterizes life without hope


Pdf ebook: The Essential Guide to Possession, Depossession, and Divine Relationships

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Summary: Bestselling author of several fantasy novels, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson now turns her attention to Trance Po

  • Author : Diana L. Paxson
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • ISBN: 1609259211
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Bestselling author of several fantasy novels, including Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Ancestors of Avalon, Diana L. Paxson now turns her attention to Trance Possession. Specifically, how to safely and effectively enter and to exit possessory trance. In possessory trance, one voluntarily offers one’s body as a vehicle for spirit work. This differs from other forms of trance in that one’s “normal” personality is replaced by a personality that is identified by oneself and one’s community as a spirit or a god. Here Paxson explores all aspects of trance possession, including: how to prepare for possessory trance how to enter and exit trance possession safely—and what to do if things get too heavy connecting with Saints and Spirits, including those found in Afro-Diasporic religions A practical book of particular interest to witches and pagans, each chapter includes two to five exercises that will assist you in your personal experiences with possession.


Pdf ebook: Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

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Summary: In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore

  • Author : Andrew Alter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351946390
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 302
  • Language: English
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Description: In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the gods possess their mediums. In other contexts, such as dramatic theatrical renditions of stories of specific deities, actors 'dance' the role of their character having become possessed by the spirit of their character. Through the powerful sounds of their drumming, musicians cause the gods to dance. Music, and more particularly musical sound, is perceived in Garhwal as a powerful force. Andrew Alter examines music and musical practice in Garhwal from an analytical perspective that explores the nexus between musical sounds and performance events. He provides insight into performance practice, vocal techniques, notions of repertoire classification, instruments, ensembles, performance venues, and dance practice. However, music is not viewed simply as a system of organized sounds such as drum strokes, pitch iterations or repertoire items. Rather, in Garhwal, the music is viewed as a system of knowledge and as a system of beliefs in which meaning and spirituality become articulated through potent sound iterations. Alter makes a significant contribution to the discipline of ethnomusicology through a detailed documentation of musical practice in the context of ritual events. The book offers a traditionally thorough historical-ethnographic study of a region with the aim of integrating the local field-based case studies of musical practices within the broader Garhwali context. The work contains invaluable oral data, which has been carefully transliterated as well as translated. Alter blends a carefully detailed analysis of drumming in conjunction with the complex ritual and social contexts of this sophisticated and semantically rich musical practice.


Pdf ebook: Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England

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Summary: The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent i

  • Author : Anna French
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317167767
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 190
  • Language: English
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Description: The spiritual status of the early modern child was often confused and uncertain, and yet in the wake of the English Reformation became an issue of urgent interest. This book explores questions surrounding early modern childhood, focusing especially on some of the extreme religious experiences in which children are documented: those of demonic possession and godly prophecy. Dr French argues that despite the fact that these occurrences were not typical childhood experiences, they provide us with a window through which to glimpse the world of early modern children. The work introduces its readers to the dualistic nature of early modern perceptions of their young - they were seen to be both close to devilish temptations and to God’s divine finger, as illustrated by published accounts of possession and prophecy. These cases reveal to us moments in which children could be granted authority or in which writers and publishers framed children in positions of spiritual agency. This can tell us much about how early modern society perceived, imagined and depicted their young, and helps us to revise the notion that early modern children’s lives, which were often fleeting, may have gone unregarded. Both contributing to, and informed by, some of the most recent historiographical directions taken by early modern history, this book engages with three key areas: the history of extreme spiritual experience such as demonic possession, the ’lived experience’ of early modern religion and the history of childhood. In this way, it offers the first scholarly exploration of the dialogue between these three areas of current and widespread historical interest which have, perhaps surprisingly, not yet been considered together.


Pdf ebook: Approaches to Predicative Possession

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Summary: This book discusses existential and possessive constructions in two important, yet under-studied, language families, Slavic and Finno-Ugric. Using data fro

  • Author : Gréte Dalmi,Jacek Witkos,Piotr Ceglowski
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350062480
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: This book discusses existential and possessive constructions in two important, yet under-studied, language families, Slavic and Finno-Ugric. Using data from the Slavic languages of Polish, Belarusian and Russian, and the Finno-Ugric languages of Finnish, Hungarian, Meadow Mari, Komi-Permiyak and Udmurt, as well as the closely related Selkup of the Samoyedic family, the chapters in this volume analyse predicative possession in current syntactic terms. Seeking an answer to the theoretical question of whether BE-possessives and HAVE-possessives are just accidental values of the 'Possessive Parameter' or are intrinsically related, this book takes a comparative approach to a whole range of syntactic and semantic phenomena that appear in these constructions, including the definiteness restriction, genitive of negation, person/number agreement, argument structure and extractability. The individual case studies can be easily integrated into the Principles & Parameters framework in terms of parametric variation. Approaches to Predicative Possession is an important contribution to our understanding of predicative possession across languages, with findings that can be fruitfully extended to other language families. It is an equally useful source of information for theoretical linguists, typologists, and graduate students of linguistics.


Pdf ebook: Possession, Relative Title, and Ownership in English Law

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Summary: This monograph is concerned with two foundational principles of English property law: the principle of relativity of title and the principle that possessio

  • Author : Luke Rostill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192581058
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: This monograph is concerned with two foundational principles of English property law: the principle of relativity of title and the principle that possession is a source of title. It is impossible to understand the relationship between possession and ownership in English law unless one has a sound understanding of these principles. Yet the principles have been interpreted in different ways by judges, practitioners, and academics. The volume seeks to illuminate this area of law by addressing four questions. What is possession? What is the nature of the title acquired through possession? What are the grounds of relativity of title? And, what is the relationship between relativity of title and ownership? Drawing on the analysis of the law concerning relativity of title and the acquisition of proprietary interests through possession, the author also implies that the architecture of land law and the law of personal property have many similarities.


Pdf ebook: The Law of Possession

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Summary: Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. For example, a person suffer

  • Author : William S. Sax,Helene Basu
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190493658
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. For example, a person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, and in order to be healed he performs a ritual involving prosecution and defense, a judge and witnesses. Divine beings give evidence through human oracles, spirits possess their human victims and are exorcized, and local gods intervene to provide healing and justice. Such practices seem to be the very antithesis of modernity and many modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. Why are such rituals largely absent from modern societies, and what happens to them when the state attempts to expunge them from their health and justice systems, or even to criminalize them? Despite the prevalence of rituals involving some or all of these elements, The Law of Possession represents the first attempt to compare and analyze them systematically. The volume brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that, despite consistent attempts by states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, such rituals persist and even thrive because they meet widespread human needs.


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Summary: Spirit Possession and Communication in Religious and Cultural Contexts explores the phenomenon of spirit possession, focusing on the religious and cultural

  • Author : Caroline Blyth
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000290093
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 214
  • Language: English
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Description: Spirit Possession and Communication in Religious and Cultural Contexts explores the phenomenon of spirit possession, focusing on the religious and cultural functions it serves as a means of communication. Drawing on the multidisciplinary expertise of philosophers, anthropologists, historians, linguists, and scholars of religion and the Bible, the volume investigates the ways that spirit possession narratives, events, and rituals are often interwoven around communicative acts, both between spiritual and earthly realms and between members of a community. This book offers fresh insight into the enduring cultural and religious significance of spirit possession. It will be an important resource for scholars from a diverse range of disciplines, including religion, anthropology, history, linguistics, and philosophy.


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Summary: For the past year, Lisane Deveraux has been a successful lawyer by day and millionaireZac Winstone's passionate mistress by night. A surprise pregnancy cha

  • Author : Helen Bianchin
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1426800061
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: For the past year, Lisane Deveraux has been a successful lawyer by day and millionaireZac Winstone's passionate mistress by night. A surprise pregnancy changes everything. Zac insists on commitment. But is he simplyprotecting his prize possessions—his beautiful lover and his future heir? For the sake of their baby, Lisane will become Zac's trophy wife…knowing that his heart willnever be part of the deal.


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Summary: "I lost so much weight I could float above my bed!" - Lida Blair The hilarious new spoof diet book from New York Times bestselling author, Chris Dolley. It

  • Author : Chris Dolley
  • Publisher: Book View Cafe
  • ISBN: 161138253X
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 60
  • Language: English
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Description: "I lost so much weight I could float above my bed!" - Lida Blair The hilarious new spoof diet book from New York Times bestselling author, Chris Dolley. It's a fun, quick read (about an hour) covering everything from 'the science of possession' to 'Crapper Clinic's Demon Dating Service' that ensures clients are possessed by the demon most compatible with their slimming needs. This is the diet book that everyone is talking about. Some of you may have read about the clinical trials undertaken by Stepford University - one of the leading universities on the PLANET with more likes on Facebook than Harvard and SIX times that of Stanford! Or maybe you watched Chelsee Chambers test the diet on Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss. Or caught the Projectile Vomiting video on YouTube... The Possession Diet is the ONLY diet guaranteed 110% effective by the FDA (Federal Demon Association) ... and it's ALMOST NEVER FATAL! Read the testimonials. Read about Astral Exercising and Head Spinning. Try the recipes... If you want to know how to lose OVER THIRTY POUNDS in ONE day (without using a chainsaw) this is the book for you! REVIEWS: "How Possession Can Help You Lose Weight is perfect if you're looking for a fun, quick read. A hilarious satire of the dieting industry, the scary thing is that it could almost be advertising for a real diet plan ... If you're looking for a funny, fast read, this book will keep you laughing." - LibraryThing "This was hilarious! Think about one of those late-night television commercials and then make it a book, and that's sort of the idea behind this. I laughed like crazy through the whole thing." - Katy S


Pdf ebook: Russian Tales of Demonic Possession

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Summary: Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-c

  • Author : Marcia A. Morris
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739188615
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 172
  • Language: English
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Description: Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac Solomonia as well as of Aleksey Remizov’s modernist re-workings of the two tales, The Demoniacs. These works provide insight into Russian culture in the seventeenth century and how beliefs changed over time.


Pdf ebook: Blood Ties Book Two: Possession

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Summary: My father always said fear was a weakness. Well, that's easy to say when you don't have to worry about vampire slayers or holy water. I hate fear, but unde

  • Author : Jennifer Armintrout
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 146030490X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: My father always said fear was a weakness. Well, that's easy to say when you don't have to worry about vampire slayers or holy water. I hate fear, but undead life goes on. In the two months since I was attacked in the hospital morgue and turned into a vampire, I've killed my evil sire, Cyrus, fallen in love with my new sire, Nathan, and have even gotten used to drinking blood. Just when things are finally returning to normal—as normal as they can be when sunlight can kill you—Nathan becomes possessed. And then he slaughters an innocent human. Now it's my job to find Nathan before the Voluntary Vampire Extinction Movement does, because they're just waiting for an excuse to terminate him—and anyone foolish enough to help him. But it gets worse. It turns out that Nathan's been possessed by one of the most powerful and wicked vampires alive—the Soul Eater. And who knows what vile plan he's concocted? With the Soul Eater and my possessed sire on the loose, I have a lot to fear. Including being killed. Again.


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Summary: External Possession Constructions (EPCs) are found in nearly all parts of the world and across widely divergent language families. The data-rich papers in

  • Author : Doris L. Payne,Immanuel Barshi
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027298602
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 573
  • Language: English
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Description: External Possession Constructions (EPCs) are found in nearly all parts of the world and across widely divergent language families. The data-rich papers in this first-ever volume on EPCs document their typological variability, explore diachronic reasons for variations, and investigate their functions and theoretical ramifications. EPCs code the possessor as a core grammatical relation of the verb and in a constituent separate from that which contains the possessed item. Though EPCs express possession, they do so without the necessary involvement of a possessive predicate such as “have” or “own”. In many cases, EPCs appear to “break the rules” about how many arguments a verb of a given valence can have. They thus constitute an important limiting case for evaluating theories of the relationship between verbal argument structure and syntactic clause structure. They also raise core questions about intersections among verbal valence, cognitive event construal, voice, and language processing.


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Summary: Famous 23-day-long exorcism case of Erling, Iowa. Incredible and frightening. We have received several letters from Iowa verifying that this exorcism reall

  • Author : Rev. Fr. Carl Vogl
  • Publisher: TAN Books
  • ISBN: 1505106885
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
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Description: Famous 23-day-long exorcism case of Erling, Iowa. Incredible and frightening. We have received several letters from Iowa verifying that this exorcism really occurred. Probably the most famous exorcism ever performed in the U.S.A.


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Summary: You may not believe it, but there is a link between our current political instability and your childhood attachment to teddy bears. There's also a reason w

  • Author : Bruce Hood
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190699922
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 996
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Description: You may not believe it, but there is a link between our current political instability and your childhood attachment to teddy bears. There's also a reason why children in Asia are more likely to share than their western counterparts and why the poor spend more of their income on luxury goods than the rich. Or why your mother is more likely to leave her money to you than your father. What connects these things? The answer is our need for ownership. Award-winning psychologist Bruce Hood draws on research from his own lab and others around the world to explain why this uniquely human preoccupation governs our behaviour from the cradle to the grave, even when it is often irrational, and destructive. What motivates us to buy more than we need? Is it innate, or cultural? How does our urge to acquire control our behaviour, even the way we vote? And what can we do about it? Timely, engaging and persuasive, Possessed is the first book to explore how ownership has us enthralled in relentless pursuit of a false happiness, with damaging consequences for society and the planet - and how we can stop buying into it.


Pdf ebook: PASSIONATE POSSESSION

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Summary: Lucy can’t help but be troubled by Niall, a hotshot entrepreneur who suddenly kisses her at a party. After that kiss, he’s been nothing but a headache

  • Author : Penny Jordan,Yuka Moriya
  • Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative
  • ISBN: 459678549X
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1577
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Description: Lucy can’t help but be troubled by Niall, a hotshot entrepreneur who suddenly kisses her at a party. After that kiss, he’s been nothing but a headache for her. Lucy’s been afraid to lose anyone she loves again after losing both of her parents when she was seventeen. She’s worked hard to ensure she can make it all on her own, but Niall’s kindness is starting to unravel the stubbornness in her heart. Lucy wants to avoid him, but she ends up falling for him instead. But Niall already has a beautiful lover…


Pdf ebook: Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures

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Summary: This book provides a fascinating historical and cultural overview of traditional beliefs about spirit possession and exorcism around the world, from Europe

  • Author : Joseph P. Laycock
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610695909
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 414
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1816
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Description: This book provides a fascinating historical and cultural overview of traditional beliefs about spirit possession and exorcism around the world, from Europe to Asia and the Middle East to the Americas. • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject of spirit possession, reflecting the work of scholars and experts from many fields • Covers a wide range of cultures, traditions, and phenomena with up-to-date, little-known information that is difficult to find through independent research • Includes primary documents that give students accounts of exorcism and spiritual possession and serve to foster critical thinking skills and media literacy • Features sidebars that illuminate key points and present related information, with special attention paid to exorcism and spirit possession in popular culture


Pdf ebook: Demons on the Couch

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Summary: Belief in possession, including from demonic forces, has ancient roots and continues into the modern world, especially among certain communities. This has

  • Author : Michael J. Sersch
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527524159
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Number of Pages: 195
  • Language: English
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Description: Belief in possession, including from demonic forces, has ancient roots and continues into the modern world, especially among certain communities. This has been shown in books, movies, places of worship, and in the therapy office. This book traces the global history of possession and looks at ways contemporary mental health professionals can help a person who believes themselves to be possessed. Written especially for clinicians, but interesting to a wide variety of readers, this book uses a variety of disciplines, including cultural studies, psychology, and personal experiences, to try and understand the phenomenon from as wide a perspective as possible, including interviews with exorcists from various backgrounds. Both believers and sceptics will find this to be a fascinating study of a controversial topic.


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Summary: Your Escape Into A World of Dark Mysteries & Spicy Romance. Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever t

  • Author : Helen Hardt
  • Publisher: Waterhouse Press
  • ISBN: 1943893683
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Your Escape Into A World of Dark Mysteries & Spicy Romance. Jade Roberts’s love for Talon Steel is the real deal, and she’s more determined than ever to help him come to grips with whatever is haunting him. To that end, she continues her investigation of the Steels…and unknowingly attracts some dangerous foes from their shrouded history. Talon loves Jade deeply and longs to possess her forever, so he faces his worst fears and exposes his rawest wounds in an attempt to heal. The road is icy and treacherous, but if he perseveres and comes out whole on the other side, he’ll finally be worthy of Jade’s love. The untamed passion between the two still blazes, but as the horrors of Talon’s past resurface, Jade and Talon aren’t safe…


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Summary: Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime

  • Author : Erin Thompson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300221002
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor of art crime, explores the dark history of looting, smuggling, and forgery that lies at the heart of many private art collections and many of the world's most renowned museums. Enlivened by fascinating personalities and scandalous events, Possession shows how collecting antiquities has been a way of creating identity, informed by a desire to annex the past while providing an illicit thrill along the way. Thompson's accounts of history's most infamous collectors—from the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who stole a life-sized nude Greek statue for his bedroom, to Queen Christina of Sweden, who habitually pilfered small antiquities from her fellow aristocrats, to Sir William Hamilton, who forced his mistress to enact poses from his collection of Greek vases—are as mesmerizing as they are revealing.


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Summary: A terrifying novel of a young man who is willing to defy everything. Even death... Fabian Hightower has been killed in a car crash. At least, that is what

  • Author : Peter James
  • Publisher: Orion
  • ISBN: 1409133036
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 708
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Description: A terrifying novel of a young man who is willing to defy everything. Even death... Fabian Hightower has been killed in a car crash. At least, that is what a policeman is asking Alex, his mother to believe. But Alex knows she saw him that morning - at a time when he must have been dead. When the funeral is over Alex tries hard to forget her bizarre experience. But her mind seems to be playing strange tricks on her, turning her grief into horror. When she turns to a medium her worst fears are realised. Fabian has unfinished business and he is determined to come back. But why? Whatever the answer, something terrifies the medium so much she refuses to return. Alex longs to turn to others for support. But there is a secret about Fabian that only she knows - a secret she must never share... 'One of the best crime writers in the business.' Karin Slaughter 'Genuinely frightening ... only Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Stephen King's The Shining have scared me as much.' Evening Standard Read more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels: Possession Dreamer Sweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*


Pdf ebook: Adverse Possession

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Summary: The plural form of Nemesis is Nemeses Anna Albertini never thought she’d have to look up the plural form of nemesis. In fact, she never thought she’d h

  • Author : Rebecca Zanetti
  • Publisher: RAZ INK LLC
  • ISBN: 1947418114
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Views: 431
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Description: The plural form of Nemesis is Nemeses Anna Albertini never thought she’d have to look up the plural form of nemesis. In fact, she never thought she’d have one, much less three. But as she and her new partner try to make a go of their fledgling law firm, enemies come from every direction. First, there’s a newspaper reporter trying to make a name for herself by dogging Anna’s every move. Second, there’s a lawyer on the opposite side of every case who just doesn’t like Anna. And third, there’s Aiden Devlin’s ex-girlfriend, who decides to descend upon the sleeping Idaho town like a bird of prey. It’s too bad she’s discovered dead…after finding herself on the wrong end of a potato gun, putting Anna top of the suspect list. Anna deals with every day as it arrives while juggling her developing relationship with Aiden, trying to pay her rent by finding at least one client who pays, and finally by partnering with her Nonna Albertini in the world’s most chaotic plan to match-make her sister with the Elk County’s prosecuting attorney, Nick Basanelli. It’s a good thing Anna has learned to thrive in chaos.


Pdf ebook: Possessed Child Narratives in Literature and Film

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Summary: This book undertakes a study of the trope of possessed child in literature and film. It argues that the possessed child is fundamentally an American phenom

  • Author : A. Schober
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230599540
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 206
  • Language: English
  • Views: 591
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Description: This book undertakes a study of the trope of possessed child in literature and film. It argues that the possessed child is fundamentally an American phenomenon which, first, may be traced to the Calvinist bias of the US as a nation founded on Puritanism and, second, to the rise of Catholicism in that country, to which Puritanism owes its origins.


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Summary: In this classic study, Alan Brudner investigates the basic structure of the common law of transactions. For decades, that structure has been the subject of

  • Author : Alan Brudner
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191002542
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 340
  • Language: English
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Description: In this classic study, Alan Brudner investigates the basic structure of the common law of transactions. For decades, that structure has been the subject of intense debate between formalists, who say that transactional law is a private law for interacting parties, and functionalists, who say that it is a public law serving the collective ends of society. Against both camps, Brudner proposes a synthesis of formalism and functionalism in which private law is modified by a common good without being subservient to it. Drawing on Hegel's legal philosophy, the author exhibits this synthesis in each of transactional law's main divisions: property, contract, unjust enrichment, and tort. Each is a whole composed of private-law and public-law parts that complement each other, and the idea connecting the parts to each other is also latently present in each. Moreover, Brudner argues, a single narrative thread connects the divisions of transactional law to each other. Not a row of disconnected fields, transactional law is rather a story about the realization in law of the agent's claim to be a dignified end-master of its body, its acquisitions, and the shape of its life. Transactional law's divisions are stages in the progress toward that goal, each generating a potential developed by the next. Thus, contract law fulfils what is incompletely realized in property law, negligence law what is germinal in contract law, public insurance what is seminal in negligence law, and transactional law as a whole what is underdeveloped in public insurance. The end point is the limit of what a transactional law can contribute to a life sufficient for dignity. Reconfigured and expanded with a contribution by Jennifer Nadler, The Unity of the Common Law stands out among contemporary theories of private law in that it depicts private law as purposive without being instrumental and as autonomous without being emptily formal.


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Summary: Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach presents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the substantive criminal law of two major jurisdictions: the Unite

  • Author : Markus Dubber,Tatjana Hörnle
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191030678
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 752
  • Language: English
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Description: Criminal Law: A Comparative Approach presents a systematic and comprehensive analysis of the substantive criminal law of two major jurisdictions: the United States and Germany. Presupposing no familiarity with either U.S. or German criminal law, the book will provide criminal law scholars and students with a rich comparative understanding of criminal law's foundations and central doctrines. All foreign-language sources have been translated into English; cases and materials are accompanied by heavily cross-referenced introductions and notes that place them within the framework of each country's criminal law system and highlight issues ripe for comparative analysis. Divided into three parts, the book covers foundational issues - such as constitutional limits on the criminal law - before tackling the major features of the general part of the criminal law and a selection of offences in the special part. Throughout, readers are exposed to alternative approaches to familiar problems in criminal law, and as a result will have a chance to see a given country's criminal law doctrine, on specific issues and in general, from the critical distance of comparative analysis.


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Summary: "Philosophy of right was originally published in 1821"--T.p. verso.

  • Author : Georg H. W. Hegel
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1605204250
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
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Description: "Philosophy of right was originally published in 1821"--T.p. verso.


Pdf ebook: The Early English Impersonal Construction

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Summary: The Early English Impersonal Construction aims to demonstrate that an understanding of the functional and semantic aspects of impersonal verbs in Old and M

  • Author : Ruth Möhlig-Falke
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199777799
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: The Early English Impersonal Construction aims to demonstrate that an understanding of the functional and semantic aspects of impersonal verbs in Old and Middle English can shed light on questions that remain about these verbs today.


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Summary: “Pretty Woman meets Indecent Proposal. A seductive series that’ll leave your heart racing.”—Louise Bay, USA Today Bestselling Author Lola Winters d

  • Author : Jessica Hawkins
  • Publisher: Jessica Hawkins
  • ISBN: 0990872807
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 232
  • Language: English
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Description: “Pretty Woman meets Indecent Proposal. A seductive series that’ll leave your heart racing.”—Louise Bay, USA Today Bestselling Author Lola Winters doesn’t think she can escape her life as a waitress—until she receives a shocking proposition from a sexy stranger. Wealthy businessman Beau Olivier wants Lola for a night, and in order to get her, he’s willing to make her dreams come true. But Beau’s conditions are explicit. From sunset to sunrise, Lola must submit all of herself to him—body, mind, and soul. Because nothing is more important to Beau than maintaining control...especially over his possessions. Sometimes, though, things don’t go according to plan. What if one night isn't enough? What if come sunrise, Beau isn’t ready to say goodbye?