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Manuscript Diversity, Meaning, and Variance in Juan Manuel's El Conde Lucanor
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 358

Manuscript Diversity, Meaning, and Variance in Juan Manuel's El Conde Lucanor

Juan Manuel's El Conde Lucanor was arguably one of the great masterworks of early modern Spain. Although the work appears in five very different manuscript versions from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, most modern editions of El Conde Lucanor have neglected to account for the fact that it was part of a manuscript tradition, and that its meaning is substantially affected when its original forms are not taken in to account. With Manuscript Diversity, Meaning, and Variance in Juan Manuel's El Conde Lucanor, Laurence de Looze demonstrates how the meaning of Juan Manuel's work changes depending on how the work is 'performed' in particular manuscripts. This study proceeds from the assumption that, in a pre-printing press world, each new copy or 'performance' of a work creates new meaning. By adopting this approach and by focusing on Parts II-V of the texts, de Looze argues that El Conde Lucanor raises questions about the interretation, intelligibility, and the production of knowledge. De Looze's complex and nuanced reading sheds new light on an important work and makes a significant contribution to medieval studies, Spanish studies, and the history of the book.

Fournir des manuels scolaires à tous les enfants d'Afrique subsaharienne
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 124

Fournir des manuels scolaires à tous les enfants d'Afrique subsaharienne

Alors même que les pays d’Afrique subsaharienne poursuivent leurs efforts pour améliorer les acquis scolaires de leurs enfants en réformant leur système éducatif, l’accessibilité financière et la disponibilité des manuels continuent de poser de véritables défis. Mais, malgré l’importance du soutien technique et du financement apportés par les partenaires, dont la Banque mondiale, l’accessibilité financière et la disponibilité des manuels restent un objectif difficile à atteindre dans la majorité des pays, tant pour les enseignants que pour les élèves. La plupart des pays africains sont confrontés à de faibles acquis scolaires et de forts taux d’abandon. Deux ti...

Où sont passés tous les manuels scolaires?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Où sont passés tous les manuels scolaires?

Cette étude de la Banque mondiale est une riche compilation d'informations sur le matériel pédagogique d'apprentissage (MPA) sur la base de la vaste expérience et les multiples facettes de l'oeuvre de l'auteur dans le secteur de l'éducation en Afrique. L'étude examine un large éventail de questions autour de la fourniture MPA dont le curriculum, l'alphabétisation et le calcul, la langue de la politique d'instruction, d'approvisionnement et de distribution des défis, ainsi que le développement et la production du MPA et de leur disponibilité, gestion et utilisation dans les écoles. Il se penche également sur le rôle de la technologie de l'information et de la communication (TIC)...

Utopian Thought in the Western World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 896

Utopian Thought in the Western World

Ranging over several centuries, this history of utopian thought describes the thinkers and the dreamers (and their visions of an ideal social order) who have left their mark on the thought of later generations

300 ans de manuels scolaires au Québec
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 180

300 ans de manuels scolaires au Québec

Un monde sépare le premier manuel publié au Québec en 1765 - le Catéchisme du diocèse de Sens - des centaines qui sont maintenant offerts chaque année aux éducateurs et aux élèves : les disciplines se sont multipliées, le discours est devenu polyvalent, les formats se sont agrandis, l'iconographie a été ajoutée. Mais, surtout, le manuel est devenu une préoccupation publique : en font foi les débats entre auteurs, éditeurs, professeurs, parents, fonctionnaires auxquels font régulièrement écho les médias. Même les historiens commencent à s'y intéresser : ce n'est pas peu dire ! Il nous a cependant paru utile de laisser la parole d'abord à l'intéressé lui-même. Aussi,...

Middle and Upper Cambrian acritarch and trilobite zonation at Manuels River and Random Island, Eastern Newfoundland
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 91

Middle and Upper Cambrian acritarch and trilobite zonation at Manuels River and Random Island, Eastern Newfoundland

Detailed descriptions of acritarchs and trilobites found in the Cambrian strata of the Avalon Peninsula of eastern Newfoundland. A biostratigraphic zonation based on acritarchs is proposed, and an analysis of 7 previously described microfloras is refined and completed, enabling a more accurate correlation to be made with trilobite-bearing strata in Great Britain and Scandinavia, and with acritarch faunas in northern Norway, the Baltic area and the Gondwanaland region.

Manuel's Murals
  • Language: en

Manuel's Murals

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-01-01
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  • Publisher: 3L Pub

A single-minded journey....Manuel Jesus Ramirez Rodriquez, a passionate nine year old boy from Mexico City, loves to paint murals like his hero, the legendary 20th century Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera. He dreams of the day he will become as famous as Diego Rivera so he can take care of his family and never have to watch his father clean other people's buildings ever again. However, because of this single-minded quest, Manuel learns how his actions can affect the lives of others in ways he never imagined. Manuel takes a solo journey to learn more about Diego Rivera's art, but what he finds is a greater understanding of his own culture. The theme of this picture book revolves around family; however, an appreciation of who we are emerges as colorful as the soul that is Mexico.

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 287

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World

Reflecting the growing interest in popular music from the developing world, this unique book is the first to examine all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East. Manuel establishes parameters that distinguish popular music from both folk and classical music, defining popular music as music created with the mass media in mind and reproduced on a large scale basis as a salable commodity for wide public consumption. While emphasizing stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the diverse popular musics as sites for the negotiation and mediation of the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and grassroots spontaneity and corporate or bureaucratic manipulation. With its encyclopedic syntheses of earlier studies and extensive original research, Manuel's book will be an invaluable source for general readers and students of ethnology, popular music, and contemporary culture.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Get to know Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning creator of Hamilton: An American Musical, in this fascinating nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series of biographies about people “you should meet!” Meet Lin-Manuel Miranda! Lin-Manuel is a writer, singer, actor, songwriter, and rapper who created the hit Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical. He was also the cocomposer of Disney’s Moana and is the star of the upcoming film, Mary Poppins Returns, with Emily Blunt. His creativity appeals to children and adults alike and he has already won a Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and a Pulitzer Prize for his work. Learn all about how he grew up and the things he’s accomplished so far in this Level 3 Ready-to-Read that’s perfect for beginning readers. A special section at the back of the book includes extras like the history of Puerto Rico and how to write a play. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so much fun!

The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143-1180
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 557

The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, 1143-1180

A study of twelfth-century Byzantine government, society and culture through the reign of Manuel I.