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Eire, Carlos M. N.

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Works: 29 works in 181 publications in 8 languages and 8,742 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Internet videos  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Honoree
Classifications: E184.C97, B
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Most widely held works by Carlos M. N Eire
A very brief history of eternity by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eire traces the concept of eternity from ancient times to the present. He examines the rise and fall of five different conceptions of eternity, how they developed, and how they have helped shape individual and collective self-understanding
War against the idols : the reformation of worship from Erasmus to Calvin by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second decade of the sixteenth century medieval piety suddenly began to be attacked in some places as 'idolatry', or false religion. Wherever these ideas became accepted, churches were sacked, images smashed and burned, relics destroyed, and the Catholic Mass abolished. This study calls attention to the centrality of the idolatry issue for the Reformation. It traces the development of Protestant iconoclastic theology and practice, provides a survey and synthesis of its unfolding from Erasmus through Calvin, and lays a foundation for understanding the Reformed ideology that stood in conflict with Catholicism and Lutheranism. Professor Eire's main thesis is that the argument against 'idolatry' was central to Reformed Protestantism, both in its theological aspect and in its political ramifications, and that it reached its fullest and most enduring expression in Calvinism
From Madrid to purgatory : the art and craft of dying in sixteenth-century Spain by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-length study of Spanish attitudes toward death and the afterlife in the peak years of the Counter-Reformation. It contains an analysis of the death rituals requested in sixteenth-century Madrid testaments, as well as a detailed account of the ways in which the "good" deaths of King Philip II and St. Teresa of Avila were interpreted by contemporaries. Though focused on death, it also aims to analyze the ethos of Spanish Catholic piety and belief in an age of profound transformations. This is a history of mentalities that combines quantitative and qualitative methods and analyzes the symbiotic relation between beliefs and cultural structures. It is a study of the relation between popular piety and elite theology, between paradigms and deeds, myth and ritual, art and craft. Though concentrating exclusively on Spain, this study places the early modern Spanish mentality in the wider context of the European Reformation and Counter-Reformation and of Western attitudes toward death."--Jacket
Reformations : the early modern world, 1450-1650 by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fast-paced survey of Western civilization's transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted writer, chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation with particular attention to issues that persist as concerns in the present day. Eire connects the Protestant and Catholic Reformations in new and profound ways, and he demonstrates convincingly that this crucial turning point in history not only affected people long gone, but continues to shape our world and define who we are today. The book focuses on the vast changes that took place in Western civilization between 1450 and 1650, from Gutenberg's printing press and the subsequent revolution in the spread of ideas to the close of the Thirty Years' War. Eire devotes equal attention to the various Protestant traditions and churches as well as to Catholicism, skepticism, and secularism, and he takes into account the expansion of European culture and religion into other lands, particularly the Americas and Asia. He also underscores how changes in religion transformed the Western secular world. Created with students and nonspecialists in mind, Reformations is an inspiring, provocative volume for any reader who is curious about the role of ideas and beliefs in history."--Dust jacket
Learning to die in Miami : confessions of a refugee boy by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picking up where Waiting for snow in Havana leaves off with Carlos Eire and his brother in midair on a refugee flight to Miami, this sequel opens as the plane lands and Carlos begins the journey of creating a new life and a new American version of himself
Jews, Christians, Muslims : a comparative introduction to monotheistic religions by John Corrigan( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, compares Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using seven common themes which are equally relevant to each tradition. Provoking critical thinking, this text addresses the cultural framework of religious meanings and explores the similarities and differences among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as it explains the ongoing process of interpretation in each religion. The book is designed for courses in Western and World Religions
A linking of heaven and earth : studies in religious and cultural history in honor of Carlos M.N. Eire by Scott K Taylor( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos M.N. Eire?s deeply innovative publications have helped to shape new fields of study of the Reformation, intertwining social, intellectual, cultural, and religious history to reveal how, lived beliefs had real and profound implications for social and political life in early modern Europe. Reflecting these themes, this volume celebrates the intellectual legacy of Carlos Eire's scholarship, applying his distinctive combination of cultural and religious history to new areas and topics
Nieve en La Habana : confesiones de un cubanito by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch relaas van een paradijselijke jeugd op Cuba kort voor de revolutie van Castro
Idolatry and the Reformation : a study of the Protestant attack on Catholic worship in Germany, Switzerland and France, 1500-1580 by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boy by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: In 1962, at the age of eleven, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba, his parents left behind. His life until then is the subject of Waiting for Snow in Havana, a wry, heartbreaking, intoxicatingly beautiful memoir of growing up in a privileged Havana household -- and of being exiled from his own childhood by the Cuban revolution. That childhood, until his world changes, is as joyous and troubled as any other -- but with exotic differences. Lizards roam the house and grounds. Fights aren't waged with snowballs but with breadfruit. The rich are outlandishly rich, like the eight-year-old son of a sugar baron who has a real miniature race car, or the neighbor with a private animal garden, complete with tiger. All this is bathed in sunlight and shades of turquoise and tangerine: the island of Cuba, says one of the stern monks at Carlos's school, might have been the original Paradise -- and it is tempting to believe. His father is a municipal judge and an obsessive collector of art and antiques, convinced that in a past life he was Louis XVI and that his wife was Marie Antoinette. His mother looks to the future conceived on a transatlantic liner bound for Cuba from Spain, she wants her children to be modern, which means embracing all things American. His older brother electrocutes lizards. Surrounded by eccentrics, in a home crammed with portraits of Jesus that speak to him in dreams and nightmares, Carlos searches for secret proofs of the existence of God. Then, in January 1959, President Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla named Castro has taken his place, and Christmas is canceled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. At the Aquarium of the Revolution, sharks multiply in a swimming pool. And one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear -- spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, alone, never to see his father again. Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is both an exorcism and an ode to a paradise lost. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times in our lives when we are certain we have died -- and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn
Warten auf Schnee in Havanna : Bekenntnisse eines kubanischen Jungen by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die privilegierte Kindheit eines Jungen aus der kubanischen Oberschicht findet ihr jähes Ende, als seine Eltern ihn 1962 aus Angst vor Fidel Castro in die USA schicken. Der in Havanna geborene Autor widmet sich in seinem umfangreichen autobiografischen Roman seiner behüteten Kindheit als Sohn eines Kunst liebenden Richters des alten Regimes und einer Mutter von aristokratischer spanischer Abstammung. Schwarzes Dienstpersonal samt Chauffeur mit Cadillac, übermütige Kinderstreiche und Erlebnisse in der exquisiten Privatschule bestimmen die Welt des verwöhnten Kindes. Anfang der 1960er-Jahre wurden bei der äOperation Peter Panä über 10000 kubanische Kinder ohne Begleitung in die USA ausgeflogen, weil ihre Eltern fürchteten, ihnen würden nach der Revolution ihre Kinder weggenommen, um in sozialistischen Heimen umerzogen zu werden. Unterhaltsames Porträt einer bewegten Zeit
Waiting for snow in Havana : [confessions of a Cuban boy] by Carlos M. N Eire( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childhood in a privileged household in 1950s Havana was joyous and cruel, like any other-but with certain differences. The neighbor's monkey was liable to escape and run across your roof. Surfing was conducted by driving cars across the breakwater. Lizards and firecrackers made frequent contact.Carlos Eire's childhood was a little different from most. His father was convinced he had been Louis XVI in a past life. At school, classmates with fathers in the Batista government were attended by chauffeurs and bodyguards. At a home crammed with artifacts and paintings, portraits of Jesus spoke to him in dreams and nightmares.Then, in January 1959, the world changes: Batista is suddenly gone, a cigar-smoking guerrilla has taken his place, and Christmas is cancelled. The echo of firing squads is everywhere. And, one by one, the author's schoolmates begin to disappear-spirited away to the United States. Carlos will end up there himself, without his parents, never to see his father again.Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is both an ode to a paradise lost and an exorcism. More than that, it captures the terrible beauty of those times when we are certain we have died-and then are somehow, miraculously, reborn
Learning to die in Miami : confessions of a refugee boy by Carlos M. N Eire( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Eire's story of a boyhood uprooted by the Cuban Revolution quickly lures listeners in, as eleven-year-old Carlos and his older brother Tony touch down in the sun-dappled Miami of 1962. It was a place of daunting abundance where his old Cuban self had to die to make way for a new, American self waiting to be born
Stallworth lecture series [present] Carlos Erie, winner of the 2003 National Book Award [on] " Is freedom a luxury? confessions of a cuban boy." by Montgomery, Al (February 28, 2006) Huntingdon College( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"True piety begets true confession" : John Calvin's attack on idolatry by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Havana'ya kar yağarsa : Kübalı bir çocuğun itirafları by Carlos M. N Eire( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The saint's heavenly corpse : Teresa of Avila and the ultimate paradigm of death by Carlos M. N Eire( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Readings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Frederick Mathewson Denny( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Composed mainly of primary source readings, but including important secondary sources well, Readings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is designed to provide both chronological and topical coverage of each religion. The readings are grouped under six headings: Scripture and Tradition, Monotheism, Authority and Community, Worship and Ritual, Ethics, and Religion and Political Order. Readings for all three religions are arranged to allow for the identification of similarities and differences among the traditions. A brief introduction sets each reading in its time and place and, in many cases, provides commentary on the significance of the material." "Readings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is designed to supplement lectures and textbooks; is accessible to those just embarking on their study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; provides a comprehensive basis for further study of all three religious traditions; and balances short, pointed excerpts with longer, detailed readings."--Jacket
Carlos Eire : An Interview( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 2003, Carlos Eire won the National Book Award for Nonfiction. He discusses his book "Waiting for Snow in Havana" with PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown
War Against the Idols by Carlos M. N Eire( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A very brief history of eternity
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Carlos Eire Amerikaans historicus

Carlos Eire pisarz amerykański

Carolus Eire

Eire, Carlos.

Eire, Carlos 1950-

Eire, Carlos M. 1950-

Eire, Carlos M. N.

Eire, Carlos Mario Nieto 1950-

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War against the idols : the reformation of worship from Erasmus to CalvinFrom Madrid to purgatory : the art and craft of dying in sixteenth-century SpainLearning to die in Miami : confessions of a refugee boyJews, Christians, Muslims : a comparative introduction to monotheistic religionsNieve en La Habana : confesiones de un cubanitoWaiting for snow in Havana : confessions of a Cuban boyWaiting for snow in Havana : [confessions of a Cuban boy]Learning to die in Miami : confessions of a refugee boyReadings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam