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This financial architecture held congeries of cities together in mutually beneficial trade networks, but then also allowed the rise of empires and their disruptive consequences.
One would think that this congeries of problems would prompt Europeans to strengthen the EU, in order to take control of the situation and mitigate the growing risks.
Worse still, a public devoid of a shared cultural memory transcending the ephemera of the mass media has ceased to be a people and has disintegrated into a congeries of random factions and isolated individuals.
(In fact, it is just a congeries of juvenile delinquents with Kalashnikovs, engaged in human and drug trafficking).
(1) According to Hugh Kenner, paideuma equates to "a people's whole congeries of patterned energies, from their 'ideas' down to the things they know in their bones, not a Zeitgeist before which minds are passive." (2) Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen attempts to "place Philip Whalen, among his friends, in American letters of the second half of the twentieth century" and points "to his role in helping establish Zen Buddhism in the West" (146).
Procolo wears its heart on its sleeve: hundreds of years of architecture and history, building and rebuilding going back to an 1117 earthquake, are revealed in its exterior jumble of stones, bricks and architectural elements: a congeries that creates a humbly beautiful facade, especially when raked by a slanting autumn sun.
That is the very definition of "comprehensive," and the polar opposite of the congeries of sanctions imposed on Iran.
"It would be lovely to imagine a pluralistic, democratic set of states in the region they could substitute for the autocratic nation-state or for a congeries of unpleasant, self-protecting, and violent militias, but that's a pipe dream right now relative to the reality on the ground," concludes Feldman.
One will surely agree that "the unity of phenomenal consciousness should define what it is like to have a set of experiences," but the very possibility of a congeries of stimuli rising to the level of an experience presupposes this very unity.
Today's administrative state is a congeries of interests, each of which has a metabolic urge to enlarge its dominion and that of the private-sector faction with which it collaborates.
They aim to answer three questions: how did protypical Mixtec culture emerge from preexisting congeries of egalitarian farming communities scattered about the three zones of the Mexteca?
To reach this, one passes through perhaps the only space in the reconfigured museum where one is reminded of the dreadful congeries of the original buildings; this somewhat formless transitional area above the entrance hall throws into relief the smoothness and functionality of the rest of the renovated complex.