Voltaire

Titre : Voltaire
Auteur : Milza PIERRE
Éditeur : Tempus Perrin
ISBN-13 : 9782262064341
Libération : 2015-08-20

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La biographie de l'un des principaux promoteur de la tolérance et de la liberté d'opinion. Aujourd'hui plus que jamais, Voltaire est invoqué contre le fanatisme religieux et en faveur des libertés. L'auteur du Traité sur la tolérance (1763) s'est en effet engagé dans tous les combats de son siècle contre l'obscurantisme. Cet écrivain surdoué a pratiqué tous les genres, cet ambitieux s'est introduit dans tous les milieux où régnaient le pouvoir et l'argent. Mais jamais il n'a abdiqué son indépendance d'esprit. Ce petit homme maladif, au cours d'une vie mouvementée, a porté très haut et très loin les droits de la conscience et l'esprit français. Voltaire, flambeau des Lumières, est universel. " Voilà un Voltaire qui se lit comme un roman [...] tant le personnage est prenant, les rebondissements innombrables, la trajectoire unique. " Roger-Pol Droit, Le Monde des Livres

Capital in the Twenty First Century

Titre : Capital in the Twenty First Century
Auteur : Thomas Piketty
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674979857
Libération : 2017-08-14

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The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.

Around the world in 80 days

Titre : Around the world in 80 days
Auteur : Jules Verne
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 026166073X
Libération : 1993

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Jules Verne A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Around the world in 80 days Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Europa Europa

Titre : Europa Europa
Auteur : Sascha Bru
Éditeur : Walter de Gruyter
ISBN-13 : 9783110217711
Libération : 2009

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Biographical note: Sascha Bru, Genth University, Belgium; Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex, UK.

Inequality and Climate Change

Titre : Inequality and Climate Change
Auteur : Delgado-Ramos, Gian Carlo
Éditeur : CODESRIA
ISBN-13 : 9782869786455
Libération : 2015-12-01

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Climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century. Anthropogenic activities, such as fossil fuel consumption and other activities focused on enhancing economic growth, have been identified as the main drivers of changes in the environment that defy planetary boundaries. The transgression of planetary boundaries has profound implications for practically all biophysical and human systems and their impact could also be related to the exacerbation of existing problems such as land tenure insecurity, poverty and inequality, marginalization of poorer populations, climate induced migration, and resource wars or conflicts. From a global South perspective, research on the multifaceted nature of climate change is thus necessary and appropriate, including the analysis of socioeconomic, political and cultural aspects. This book is an outcome of the Comparative Research Workshop on "Inequality and Climate Change: Perspectives from the South" of the South-South Collaborative Programme of CLACSO-CODESRIA-IDEAS. It gathers a diversity of case studies from the South with ample biophysical differences and particular social and cultural realities. As such, it is a fresh contribution offering a vantage point from which to examine some of the current perspectives on inequality and climate change.

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

Titre : The Oxford Book of American Short Stories
Auteur : Joyce Carol Oates
Éditeur : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN-13 : 9780199744398
Libération : 2013

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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.

Geography of Claudius Ptolemy

Titre : Geography of Claudius Ptolemy
Auteur : Claudius Ptolemy
Éditeur : Cosimo Incorporated
ISBN-13 : 1605204382
Libération : 2011-03-01

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Geography of Claudius Ptolemy, originally titled Geographia and written in the second century, is a depiction of the geography of the Roman Empire at the time. Though inaccurate due to Ptolemy's varying methods of measurement and use of outdated data, Geography of Claudius Ptolemy is nonetheless an excellent example of ancient geographical study and scientific method. This edition contains more than 40 maps and illustrations, reproduced based on Ptolemy's original manuscript. It remains a fascinating read for students of scientific history and Greek influence. CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY (A.D. 90- A.D. 168) was a poet, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and geographer who wrote in Greek, though he was a Roman citizen. He is most well-known for three scientific treatises he wrote on astronomy, astrology, and geography, respectively titled Almagest, Apotelesmatika, and Geographia. His work influenced early Islamic and European studies, which in turn influenced much of the modern world. Ptolemy died in Alexandria as a member of Greek society.

The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro

Titre : The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro
Auteur : Pierre-Augustin Beaumarchais
Éditeur : Penguin UK
ISBN-13 : 9780141960739
Libération : 2005-03-31

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A French courtier, secret agent, libertine and adventurer, Beaumarchais (1732-99) was also author of two sparkling plays about the scoundrelly valet Figaro - triumphant successes that were used as the basis of operas by Mozart and Rossini. A highly engaging comedy of intrigue, The Barber of Seville portrays the resourceful Figaro foiling a jealous old man's attempts to keep his beautiful ward from her lover. And The Marriage of Figaro - condemned by Louis XVI for its daring satire of nobility and privilege - depicts a master and servant set in opposition by their desire for the same woman. With characteristic lightness of touch, Beaumarchais created an audacious farce of disguise and mistaken identity that balances wit, frivolity and seriousness in equal measure.

Coloniality at Large

Titre : Coloniality at Large
Auteur : Mabel Moraña
Éditeur : Duke University Press
ISBN-13 : 0822341697
Libération : 2008

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A state-of-the-art anthology of postcolonial theory and practice in the Latin American context.

Lost Illusions

Titre : Lost Illusions
Auteur : Christine Haynes
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780674053984
Libération : 2010-05-01

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Linking the study of business and politics, Christine Haynes reconstructs the passionate and protracted debate over the development of the book trade in nineteenth-century France. In tracing the contest over literary production in France, Haynes emphasizes the role of the Second Empire in enacting - but also in limiting - press freedom and literary property.