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The Mirror Of Spain (1500-1700)

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In this major new work, J. N. Hillgarth investigates how Spain was seen by non-Spaniards in the period when it was the leading power in Europe. The author brings together a wide range of sources that elucidate Spanish history and Spanish character. He demonstrates the ways that propaganda has distorted both these things in the past and even continues to do so in the present.
In the first of the volume's four parts, the author discusses the reasons--geographic, political, and religious--why Spain has proved a hard country to understand. Hillgarth looks at travelers to Spain, from pilgrims to diplomats, spies, exiles, and foreign residents. In its second part, special attention is devoted to the interaction between Christians, Jews, and Muslims, including Jewish and Muslim exiles and secret Jews within Spain.
In its third section, "The Mirror of Spain" explores reactions to Spain by those who saw it from the outside, the Italians, Dutch, French, and English. One chapter deals with the English, Scottish, and Irish Catholics, who, like the Jewish and Muslim exiles, played a double role in that they were at once "insiders" and outsiders. Finally, Hillgarth attempts to show how two crucial centuries have affected the way Spain has been seen down to the present.
"The Mirror of Spain" draws on a wide range of sources in different languages. It relies on documents in the Public Record Office and the British Library, the Archivo General de Simancas and the collections of the colleges founded by exiles in Spain, and on major libraries in Venice and Jerusalem. The volume will be of interest to a broad spectrum of scholars--to medievalists, historians of Spain, scholars of political and literary thought, and all those interested in notions of national identity.
J. N. Hillgarth has taught for many years at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and has received awards and honors from a wide variety of distinguished institutions in Europe and North America.


The Haunted Painting On The Wall

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When Tracy and Sebastian go to stay with their great aunt in her old castle in the Highlands of Scotland, they are intent on searching for a secret, long-lost hidden chamber which legend says hides priceless treasure that has never been found.

Unfortunately for the children, a malevolent ghost has been haunting the castle for four centuries, waiting to wreak revenge. In searching for the hidden chamber, the children are unwittingly putting themselves in great danger.

Unbeknownst to them, witchcraft was once practised in the castle, and sinister dark magic is still lurking within the castle walls waiting to be unleashed again. On Tracy's bedroom wall in the castle, there is a mysterious painting which holds a very dark and terrifying secret...

It was night. Suddenly Tracy awoke with a jolt. Something had disturbed her in her sleep. There seemed to be the sound of someone crying in the distance. A feeling of panic came over Tracy as for a moment she didn't know where she was. Everything around her was pitch black...


Phantom Pain

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Phantom pain is an intriguing mystery that has captured the imagination of health care providers and the public alike. How is it possible to feel pain in a limb or some other body part that has been surgically removed? Phantom pain develops among people who have lost a limb or a breast or have had internal organs removed. It also occurs in people with totally transected spinal cords. Unfortunately, phantom pain is a medical night­ mare. Many of the people reporting phantom pain make dispropor­ tionately heavy use of the medical system because their severe pains are usually not treated successfully. The effect on quality of life can be devas­ tating. Phantom pain has been reported at least since 1545 (Weir Mitchell as related by Nathanson, 1988) and/ or experienced by such diverse people as Admiral Lord Nelson and Ambroise Pare (Melzack & Wall, 1982; Davis, 1993). The folklore surrounding phantom pain is fascinating and mirrors the concepts about how our bodies work that are in vogue at any particu­ lar time. Most of the stories relate to phantom limbs and date from the mid-1800s. The typical story goes like this: A man who had his leg ampu­ tated complained about terrible crawling, twitching feelings in his leg. His friends found out where the leg was buried, dug it up, and found maggots eating it. They burned it, and the pain stopped. Another man complained of a swollen feeling with frequent stinging or biting pains.


The Warsaw Convention Annotated : A Legal Handbook

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For fast, authoritative answers to questions of liability for international air transportation, this newly updated, enormously useful and timesaving legal resource is without peer. In one volume it provides an incomparable wealth of case law and commentary, conveniently arranged as article-by-article annotation to the Warsaw Convention. This new edition brings the case law up to 1999, and includes the all-important new judicial developments derived to date from such recent air mishaps as KAL 007, Lockerbie, TWA 800, and Swissair 111.The cases summarized and analyzed under each article come from scores of jurisdictions worldwide, with decisions that in many instances have built on case law from a number of different countries. The author's treatment encompasses the subsequent agreements and protocols that have amended the original 1929 Convention, and cites those significant minority viewpoints, both juridical and scholarly, that serve to clarify some of the more difficult issues that arise in this complex field of international law.The text used is the English (US) translation of the Convention. Appendices include the authentic original French text of the Warsaw Convention and the English (UK) translation, as well as the three official Spanish texts (Spain, Argentina, and Mexico); the official French, English, and Spanish texts of the Hague Protocol and the Guadalajara Convention; texts of the Montreal Agreement, the Guatemala Protocol, and the four Montreal Protocols; pertinent excerpts from the United States Code of Federal Regulations and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) rules; and up-to-date listings of parties signatory to the Warsaw instruments. A table of cases, with supplemental case citations, is also included.


Calpains

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This new edition offers a clear and through examination of the most recent results of thirty years of research on calcium-activated-neutral protease (CANP or Calpain). Coverage includes the implications of the recently gained ability to produce functionally active recombinant calpain in various human disorders such as cerebal ischemia, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, cataract formation, myocardial infarction, and Alzheimer's disease. The resulting research to find more selective calpain inhibitors is also discussed. With a copy of Calpain: Pharmacology and Toxicology of Calcium Dependent Protease you will better understand why the calpain research area is such an exciting and promising one.



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