Language and Culture in the Growth of Imperialism


Author: Sharron Gu

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786468483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

View: 9137

"This innovative study examines imperialism from a cultural and linguistic perspective, portraying the rise and fall of ancient Greek, Roman, medieval Islamic, modern British, Russian and American empires as a part of the natural life of world civilizations "--Provided by publisher.

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society


Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521837699

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 8153

A collection of innovative essays on major topics in ancient Greece and Rome, first published in 2004.

Arguments in Rhetoric Against Quintilian

Translation and Text of Peter Ramus's Rhetoricae Distinctiones in Quintilianum


Author: Peter Ramus

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809386143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 7540

First published in 1986, this book offers the Latin text and English translation of a pivotal work by one of the most influential and controversial writers of early modern times. Pierre de la Ramée, better known as Peter Ramus, was a college instructor in Paris who published a number of books attacking and attempting to refute foundational texts in philosophy and rhetoric. He began in the early 1540s with books on Aristotle—which were later banned and burned—and Cicero, and later, in 1549, he published Rhetoricae Distinctiones in Quintilianum. The purpose of Ramus’s book is announced in the opening paragraph of its dedication to Charles of Lorraine: “I have a single argument, a single subject matter, that the arts of dialectic and rhetoric have been confused by Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian. I have previously argued against Aristotle and Cicero. What objection then is there against calling Quintilian to the same account?” Carole Newlands’s excellent translation—the first in modern English—remains the standard English version. This volume also provides the original Latin text for comparative purposes. In addition, James J. Murphy’s insightful introduction places the text in historical perspective by discussing Ramus’s life and career, the development of his ideas, and the milieu in which his writings were produced. This edition includes an updated bibliography of works concerning Ramus, rhetoric, and related topics.

On the History of Economic Thought


Author: A. W. Bob Coats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134918305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 7837

On the History of Economic Thought is introduced by an essay in intellectual autobiography outlining the development of Coats key ideas and the distinctive elements of his approach. Two themes in particular emerge. The first is the difference between British and American economics, both in content and in the practice of the profession. This is an important element in all areas of his research. The second theme is in the interrelationships between economic ideas, events (or conditions) and policy issues. The book concludes by offering an assessment of the current state of the discipline indicating the advantages an historian of economics can offer as a commentator on recent developments.

The Oxford history of the classical world


Author: John Boardman,Jasper Griffin,Oswyn Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198721123

Category: History

Page: 882

View: 3489

Provides an overview of classical Greek and Roman history, literature, art, philosophy, architecture, religion, government, and daily life

The Philosophy of Robert Boyle


Author: Peter R. Anstey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134592027

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 8550

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Critique of Christianity


Author: Gil Anidjar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537255

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 1976

Blood, according to Gil Anidjar, maps the singular history of Christianity. As a category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law. Engaging with a variety of sources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of blood in philosophy and medicine, law and literature, and economic and political thought from ancient Greece to medieval Spain, from the Bible to Shakespeare and Melville. The prevalence of blood in the social, juridical, and political organization of the modern West signals that we do not live in a secular age into which religion could return. Flowing across multiple boundaries, infusing them with violent precepts that we must address, blood undoes the presumed oppositions between religion and politics, economy and theology, and kinship and race. It demonstrates that what we think of as modern is in fact imbued with Christianity. Christianity, Blood fiercely argues, must be reconsidered beyond the boundaries of religion alone.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance

Italy, France, and England


Author: Diana Maury Robin,Anne R. Larsen,Carole Levin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097724

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 657

Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.

Media Convergence

The Three Degrees of Network, Mass and Interpersonal Communication


Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136997881

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 2818

The development of digital media presents a unique opportunity to reconsider what communication is, and what individuals, groups, and societies might hope to accomplish through new as well as old media. At a time when digital media still provoke both utopian and dystopian views of their likely consequences, Klaus Bruhn Jensen places these ‘new’ media in a comparative perspective together with ‘old’ mass media and face-to-face communication, restating the two classic questions of media studies: what do media do to people, and what do people do with media? Media Convergence makes a distinction between three general types of media: the human body enabling communication in the flesh; the technically reproduced means of mass communication; and the digital technologies facilitating interaction one-to-one, one-to-many, as well as many-to-many. Features include: case studies, including mobile phones in everyday life, the Muhammad cartoons controversy and climate change as a global challenge for human communication and political action diagrams, figures, and tables summarizing key concepts beyond standard ‘models of communication’ systematic cross-referencing. Major terms are highlighted and cross-referenced throughout, with key concepts defined in margin notes.

The Ages of the World


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von Schelling

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791444177

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 368

Schelling's never completed "masterpiece", translated here with an introduction covering Schelling's life, other works, and a brief analysis of The Ages of the World by Wirth (philosophy, Ogelthorpe U.), explores the question of time as the relationship between poetry and philosophy. Contemporary philosophers herald this work as a predecessor to the modern debates about post-modernity and the limits of dialectical thinking.

Cultures of Plague

Medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance


Author: Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199574022

Category: Medical

Page: 356

View: 5139

Cultures of Plague highlights this most feared epidemic, one that threatened Italy top to toe from 1575 to 1578 and unleashed an avalanche of plague writing. In the heartland of Counter-Reformation Italy, physicians along with those outside the profession questioned the foundations of Galenic and Renaissance medicine, even the role of God.

Rape and Ravishment in the Literature of Medieval England


Author: Corinne J. Saunders

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859916103

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 2760

An exploration of the development of Middle English portrayals of rape and ravishment in the context of shifting legal, theological and medical attitudes.

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia


Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

View: 9108

This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference


Author: John Gillies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458535

Category: Drama

Page: 255

View: 6159

Shakespeare's images of the exotic are shown to be firmly based on the margins of contemporary maps; and examination of the icons and emblems of maps raises questions about the mapmakers' overt intentions and instinctive assumptions, and reveals connections between the semiology of a map and that of the theater.

The Literary World

A Monthly Review of Current Literature


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 7293

Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens

Two Classical Plays


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230300944

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 6466

From the Royal Shakespeare Company – a fresh new edition of two of Shakespeare's classical plays This book includes: *Illuminating introductions to Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens by award-winning scholar Jonathan Bate * The twoplays – with clear explanatory notes on each page * Helpful scene-by-scene analyses and key facts about both plays * An introduction to Shakespeare's career and the Elizabethan theatre * Rich explorations of approaches to staging both plays featuring photographs of key productions of each The most enjoyable way to understand a Shakespeare play is to see it or participate in it. This book presents a historical overview of two of Shakespeare's classical plays Titus Andronicusand Timon of Athens in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Gregory Doran, YukioNinagawa and Michael Pennington – so that we may get a sense of the extraordinary variety of interpretations that are possible - a variety that gives Shakespeare his unique capacity to be reinvented and made 'our contemporary' four centuries after his death.

Renaissance News


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Renaissance

Page: N.A

View: 496

Multidisciplinary journal devoted to history, art, architecture, religion, literature and language of any European country or any country influenced by Europe during the period of the Renaissance.