City of Wonders

They moved down what seemed a nearly endless run of sidestreets and alleyways, until the Pilgrim began to wonder if his ... Etrilla was the God of the Cities and as such most of the monuments to his glory were like fingers pointing ...


Author: James A. Moore

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9780857665065

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is having a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa'ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old Capital. From the far east the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon. In Old Canhoon itself the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new as the spies of their enemies begin removing threats to the gods of the Seven Forges and prepare the way for the invading armies of the Seven Kings. In the distant Taalor valley Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free. War is Here. Blood will flow and bodies will burn.

City of Wonders

The crowd, which after the initial panic had fallen silent, now burst out in exclamations of astonishment and wonder. And with good reason: the machine ... upstart cities grind their teeth with envy, they thought with malicious glee.


Author: Eduardo Mendoza

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529410099

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Eduardo Mendoza's classic novel about the birth of Barcelona as a world city, embodied in the rise of the ambitious and unscrupulous Onofre Bouvila "Though historical in subject matter, this story of Catalonian enterprise and Barcelonan ambition is thoroughly contemporary in spirit" Jonathan Franzen Stung by the realisation that his father is a fraud and a failure, Onofre Bouvila leaves a life of rural poverty to seek his fortune in Barcelona. The year is 1888, and the Catalan capital is about to emerge from provincial obscurity to take its place amongst the great cities of the world, thanks to the upcoming Universal Exhibition. Thanks to a tip-off from his landlord's daughter, Onofre gets his big break distributing anarchist leaflets to workers preparing for the World Fair. From these humble beginnings, he branches out as a hair-tonic salesman, a burglar, a filmmaker, an arms smuggler and a political dealmaker, in a multifaceted career that brings him wealth and influence beyond his wildest dreams. But, just as Barcelona's rise makes it a haven for gangsters, crooks and spivs, vice begins to fester in Onofre's heart. And the climax to his remarkable story will come just as a second World Fair in 1929 marks the city's apotheosis. Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor

Tel Aviv

The motif “city of wonders” figured prominently during the celebrations of Tel Aviv's twentieth anniversary in 1929. In his introduction to the anthology entitled The City of Wonders, published on the occasion of the anniversary, ...


Author: Maoz Azaryahu

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815655022

Category: History


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Founded in 1909 as a "garden suburb" of the Mediterranean port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv soon became a model of Jewish self-rule and was celebrated as a jewel in the crown of Hebrew revival. Over time the city has transformed into a lively metropolis, renowned for its architecture and culture, openness and vitality. A young city, Tel Aviv continues to represent a fundamental idea that transcends the physical texture of the city and the everyday experiences of its residents. Combining historical research and cultural analysis, Maoz Azaryahu explores the different myths that have been part of the vernacular and perception of the city. He relates Tel Aviv’s mythology to its physicality through buildings, streets, personal experiences, and municipal policies. With critical insight, he evaluates specific myths and their propagation in the spheres of both official and popular culture. Azaryahu explores three distinct stages in the history of the mythic Tel Aviv: "The First Hebrew City" assesses Tel Aviv as Zionist vision and seed of the actual city; "Non-Stop City" depicts trendy, global post-Zionist Tel Aviv; and "The White City" describes Tel Aviv’s architectural landscape, created in the 1930s and imbued with nostalgia and local prestige. Tel Aviv: Mythography of a City will appeal to urban geographers, cultural historians, scholars of myth, and students of Israeli society and culture.

The Cambridge Ancient History

I. ROME AND ITALY NICHOLAS PURCELL THE CITY OF WONDERS AT THE HEART OF A MOBILE WORLD1 In the middle of the fifth century of our era , Hierios , son of Ploutarchos , the Neoplatonist philosopher , studied at Rome with Proclus .


Author: Alan K. Bowman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521263352


Page: 1252

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The Cinema of the Precariat

The Falcon City of Wonders project in Dubai is profiled in an online video, Falcon City of Wonders (2008, United Arab Emirates, prod. Falconcity LLC). The city is one of the leading components of the ambitious doubling of Dubai, ...


Author: Thomas Zaniello

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501349225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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The Cinema of the Precariat is the first book to lay out the incredible range of the precariat (the social class suffering from precarity) as well as a detailed report on the cinematic record of their work and lives.It discusses a thorough and definitive selection of more than 250 films and related visual media that take the measure of the precariat worldwide. For example, thousands of Haitians, including children, harvest sugar cane in the Dominican Republic (The Price of Sugar), while illegal Afghan refugees work in Iran (Delbaran). More familiar are the millions of Latino immigrants, legal or not, of all ages, that work in the United States (Food Chains). Each chapter focuses on a sub-class of the precariat or a contested zone of labor or the evolving political manifestation of the struggles of the unorganized and the dispossessed. Among the hundreds of bewildering film choices available nowadays this book offers the reader reliable guidance to the films bringing to life the economic, political, and social dilemmas faced by millions of the world's global workforce and their families.

Jacob Isaac Segal

O, City of Wonders! O, city of wonders! You are ablaze from early dawn, fuelling and fomenting your eternal worries. Gigantic, lumbering you twist and turn wrapping yourself in light and fire and spit out iron! O city of wonders!


Author: Pierre Anctil

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776625737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Translated by Vivian Felsen Finalist, 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks), Translation category Born in the Ukraine in 1896, and settling in Montreal in 1910, Segal became one of the first Yiddish writers in Canada. His poetry, infused with lyricism and mysticism, along with the numerous essays and articles he penned, embodied both a rich literary tradition and the modernism of his day. Pierre Anctil has written so much more than a biography. For the first time, Segal’s poetic production is referenced, translated and rigorously analyzed, and includes over 100 pages of appendices, shedding light on the artistic, spiritual, cultural and historical importance of his oeuvre. By introducing the reader to the poet’s work through previously unpublished translations, Anctil demonstrates that in many respects it reflects the history of the Jewish immigrants who arrived in North America from Russia, the Ukraine and Poland at the beginning of the 20th century, as well as the tragic experiences of Jewish intellectual refugees of the interwar period. This admirably written, sweeping yet subtle, work will appeal both to scholars and to a broader audience. The original French version was awarded the prestigious 2014 Canada Prize in the Humanities by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Perfect Cities

of an artificial urbanity, a cultural arrangement imposed upon an amenable site, a city to be created and recreated according to the cultural ... As Robert Musket expressed it: "This is an age of wonders and this is a city of wonders.


Author: James Gilbert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226293189

Category: History

Page: 279

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Discusses the utopian societies of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the worker's community at Pullman, and Dwight Moody's World's Fair evangelical crusade


Monumentally post-historical, the city's architectural megaprojects embody geopolitical affiliation in a divided world. VI. ... Encapsulating the canonical wonders of history in the Falcon City of Wonders, or the planet itself in a ...


Author: Brian Spooner

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781934536780

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Throughout human history, the rate of world population growth overall has been outpaced by the rate of urban population growth. Right now, more the half the world's population lives in cities, and that proportion will only increase in the next fifty years. Rapid urban growth accelerates the exchange of ideas, the expansion of social networks, and the diversity of human interactions that accompany globalization. The present century is therefore the crucial phase, when the world's increasing interconnectedness may give rise to innovation and collaboration or intensify conflict and environmental disaster. Bringing together scholars of anthropology and social science as well as law and medicine, Globalization: The Crucial Phase presents a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the way the world is changing. The contributors reveal the changing scale of social, economic, and financial diversity, examine the impact of globalization on the environment, health, and nutrition; and consider the initiatives to address the social problems and opportunities that arise from global migration. Collectively, these diverse interdisciplinary perspectives provide an introduction to vital research and policy initiatives in a period that will bring great challenges but also great potential. Contributors: Nancy Biller, Christina Catanese, Robert J. Collins, Megan Doherty, Zhengxia Dou, Richard J. Estes, James Ferguson, David Galligan, Mauro Guillén, Cameron Hu, John D. Keenan, Alan Kelly, Janet M. Monge, Marjorie Muecke, Neal Nathanson, Sarah Paoletti, Adriana Petryna, Alan Ruby, Theodore G. Schurr, Brian Spooner, Joseph S. Sun, Zhiguo Wu, Huiquan Zhou.

Rome s Holy Mountain

A Wonder in a City of Wonders Since the second century bce, the Capitol was occasionally called “one of the wonders of the whole earth.”19 We have already seen the occasions when Ammianus Marcellinus, Cassiodorus, and Procopius singled ...


Author: Jason Moralee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190492274

Category: History

Page: 278

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"Rome's Holy Mountain is the first book to chart the history of the Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity, from the third to the seventh centuries CE. It investigates both the lived-in and dreamed-of realities of the hill in an era of fundamental political, religious, and social change" --

The Classical Tradition

Mirabilia Urbis " The city's wonders . " Mirabile , like miraculum , is that which causes admiration , astonishment , surprise . The word and the concept were known in antiquity , and a list of the Seven Wonders of the World , still ...


Author: Anthony Grafton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674035720

Category: History

Page: 1188

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Collects alphabetically arranged essays on how classical tradition has shaped popular culture, government, mathematics, medicine, and drama.