Mit Lockes berühmtem Essay beginnt die eigentliche Philosophie der Aufklärung: Das von ihm geforderte Prinzip der Gewaltenteilung zwischen gesetzgebender und gesetzausführender Instanz wurde später durch die Forderung Monetesquieus nach einer unabhängigen Justiz ergänzt. Seine Vertragstheorie und seine Kritik am Absolutismus wurden von Rousseau, Kant und den Vätern der amerikanischen Verfassung übernommen. Die These, dass der Bürger gegenüber dem Staat unverlierbare Grundrechte hat, machte das Buch zu einer der philosophischen Gründungsurkunden des Liberalismus.
The Psychedelic Renaissance, Second Edition: Reassessing the Role of Psychedelic Drugs in 21st Century Psychiatry and Society: Ben Sessa
A Performer´s Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition:Indiana University Press. Second Edition
Niccolò Machiavelli´s brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics. As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today. Tim Parks´s acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli´s no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli´s life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence, and served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, as ambassador and foreign policy-maker. When the Medici family returned to power in 1512 he was suspected of conspiracy, imprisoned and tortured and forced to retire from public life. His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics. If you enjoyed The Prince , you might like Plato´s Republic , also available in Penguin Classics. ´A gripping work, and a gripping translation´ Nicholas Lezard, Guardian ´Tim Parks´s swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity´ Boyd Tonkin, Independent
The Second Day of the Renaissance: Timothy Williams
Science and the Second Renaissance of Europe: A. Danzin
Timothy Williams was selected by The Observer as one of the ´´10 Best Modern European Crime Writers´´ for his series featuring Northern Italian police detective Piero Trotti. Now, 20 years after his last investigation, Trotti returns! After decades as a commissario in his city on the River Po, Piero Trotti has retired. But his newfound peace is brief. An old friend calls him to Siena to give him urgent news: a known hit man has returned to Italy to kill Trotti. The former inspector must admit that he isn´t entirely undeserving, as his mistaken accusations and failed gambles have cost innocent lives in the course of his investigations. Though Trotti carries the burden of these deaths with him each day, someone else has appeared to enact his own, long-awaited retribution. Traveling across Italy to escape his pursuer, Trotti revisits his own past and searches for clues to the cold-case murder of Valerio Gracchi, a leftist radical who became a national media sensation. But even the right answers may not save Trotti and his loved ones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010130/bk_reco_010130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(1994/Delmark) 7 tracks In 1993, drummer Kahil El´Zabar and his Chicago-based Ritual Trio (which also includes saxman Ari Brown and bassist Malachi Favors) joined the Delmark roster with Renaissance of the Resistance, an excellent inside/outside date that contains mostly original material. This CD underscores the fact that not all avant-garde jazz is atonal free jazz, on the whole, this is quite musical and melodic. That is true of the funky ´Ornette´ (as in Ornette Coleman), as well the evocative title song and the haunting ´Sweet Meat.´ Meanwhile, ´Trane in Mind´ recalls John Coltrane´s modal period of the early to mid-1960s -- it isn´t the sort of hard bop that the saxman favored in the late 1950s, nor is it the sort of blistering, atonal free jazz that he got into during the last few years of his life. Unlike the bop snobs who are content to spend their lives hearing the same old standards done the same old way, El´Zabar has very eclectic tastes -- the Chicagoan has stated that his taste in music ranges from soul man Jackie Wilson to traditional Bulgarian choirs. And, true to form, he brings a healthy appreciation of world music to this album, combining jazz with African, Middle Eastern, and Asian influences. In fact, the title song and the peaceful ´Golden Sea´ find El´Zabar stretching out on the African thumb piano -- and why not? There is no law stating that a traditional African instrument cannot be used as a jazz instrument. Although 1999´s Africa N´da Blues is arguably the best album that the Ritual Trio provided in the 1990s, Renaissance of the Resistance runs a close second. (AllMusic)
Die Ankunft Gottes steht unmittelbar bevor und diesmal ist er richtig schlechter Laune. So um die Zeit der Renaissance hat er sich eine wohlverdiente Auszeit genommen und hat die laufenden Geschäfte seinem Sohn übergeben. Doch jeder Urlaub ist mal zu Ende und Gottes genau im Jahre 2011. Ganz offensichtlich hat seine Urlaubsvertretung seine Pläne nicht ganz in seinem Sinne weiter verfolgt und die Welt ist zur Kloake verkommen. Da gibt es nur eine Lösung: Jesus muss nochmal runter und die Dinge richten. Und was läge näher, um in möglichst kurzer Zeit eine große Popularität zu erlangen, als in der Casting Show ´American Pop Star´ aufzutreten...
Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art:Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts. Second Edition Lilian H. Zirpolo