Language and Culture in the Growth of Imperialism


Author: Sharron Gu

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786468483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

View: 3192

"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: 4752

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

On the History of Economic Thought


Author: A. W. Bob Coats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134918305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 3711

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 Philosophy of Robert Boyle


Author: Peter R. Anstey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134592027

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 6736

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

Childhood, Class and Kin in the Roman World


Author: Suzanne Dixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134563183

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2721

It can be difficult to hear the voices of Roman children, women and slaves, given that most surviving texts of the period are by elite adult men. This volume redresses the balance. An international collection of expert contributors go beyond the usual canon of literary texts, and assess a vast range of evidence - inscriptions, burial data, domestic architecture, sculpture and the law, as well as Christian and dream-interpretation literature. Topics covered include: * child exposure and abandonment * children in imperial propaganda * reconstructing lower-class families * gender, burial and status * epitaphs and funerary monuments * adoption and late parenthood. The result is an up-to-date survey of some of the most exciting avenues currently being explored in Roman social history.


A Critique of Christianity


Author: Gil Anidjar

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537255

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 4781

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.

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: 4909

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.

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: 6258

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

The Oxford history of the classical world


Author: John Boardman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 882

View: 1523

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

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia


Author: Christopher Kleinhenz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948801

Category: History

Page: 2160

View: 1498

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.

The Literary World

A Monthly Review of Current Literature


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 8235

The Ages of the World


Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von Schelling

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791444177

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

View: 5487

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.

Renaissance News


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Renaissance

Page: N.A

View: 5460

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.

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: 6546

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.

Studies in the History of Western Linguistics


Author: Theodora Bynon,F. R. Palmer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521262283

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

View: 9862

This collection of essays documents the important developments of Western linguistics from Classical times onwards.

The road to Byzantium

luxury arts of antiquity


Author: Frank Althaus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 191

View: 1428

The Road to Byzantium offers a striking new perspective on the art of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine worlds. It focuses on the luxury art s, mostly objects made for wealthy patrons from precious materials such as gold, silver and ivory. Such works were commissioned to exalt their owners and to impress and delight others.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 8720