Frankness Greek Culture and the Roman Empire

Frankness  Greek Culture  and the Roman Empire PDF Book Detail Author: Dana Fields
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000067963
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 236

Book Description
Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire discusses the significance of parrhēsia (free and frank speech) in Greek culture of the Roman empire. The term parrhēsia first emerged in the context of the classical Athenian democracy and was long considered a key democratic and egalitarian value. And yet, references to frank speech pervade the literature of the Roman empire, a time when a single autocrat ruled over most of the known world, Greek cities were governed at the local level by entrenched oligarchies, and social hierarchy was becoming increasingly stratified. This volume challenges the traditional view that the meaning of the term changed radically after Alexander the Great, and shows rather that parrhēsia retained both political and ethical significance well into the Roman empire. By examining references to frankness in political writings, rhetoric, philosophy, historiography, biographical literature, and finally satire, the volume also explores the dynamics of political power in the Roman empire, where politics was located in interpersonal relationships as much as, if not more than, in institutions. The contested nature of the power relations in such interactions - between emperors and their advisors, between orators and the cities they counseled, and among fellow members of the oligarchic elite in provincial cities - reveals the political implications of a prominent post-classical intellectual development that reconceptualizes true freedom as belonging to the man who behaves - and speaks - freely. At the same time, because the role of frank speaker is valorized, those who claim it also lay themselves open to suspicions of self-promotion and hypocrisy. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of rhetoric and political thought in the ancient world, and to anyone interested in ongoing debates about intellectual freedom, limits on speech, and the advantages of presenting oneself as a truth-teller.

Governing Cambodia s Forests

Governing Cambodia s Forests PDF Book Detail Author: Andrew Cock
Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.
ISBN: 8776944018
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 349

Book Description
The widespread destruction of Cambodia's forests in recent decades saw the loss of the last major area of pristine tropical forest in South-east Asia. The proceeds of often indiscriminate logging and sale of forest and plantation concessions have enriched the country's ruling elite but cost its rural population dearly. It was, moreover, a process in which foreign aid donors were deeply involved, even if the outcome was contrary to their intentions. The tragedy of Cambodia's forests has received much international publicity from environmental NGOs but far less scholarly treatment. That deficiency is now addressed by this detailed and sophisticated case study of how externally sponsored reform agendas can be manipulated by domestic elites.

White on Arrival

White on Arrival PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas A. Guglielmo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198035381
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 296

Book Description
Taking the mass Italian immigration of the late 19th century as his starting point and drawing on dozens of oral histories and a diverse array of primary sources in English and Italian, Guglielmo focuses on how perceptions of Italians' race and color were shaped in one of America's great centers of immigration and labor, Chicago. His account skillfully weaves together the major events of Chicago immigrant history--the "Chicago Color Riot" of 1919, the rise of Italian organized crime, and the rise of industrial unionism--with national and international events--such as the rise of fascism and the Italian-Ethiopian War of 1935-36--to present the story of how Italians approached, learned, and lived race. By tracking their evolving position in the city's racial hierarchy, Guglielmo reveals the impact of racial classification--both formal and informal--on immigrants' abilities to acquire homes and jobs, start families, and gain opportunities in America. White on Arrival was the winner of the 2004 Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians

Symbiosis Symbolism and the Power of the Past

Symbiosis  Symbolism  and the Power of the Past PDF Book Detail Author: William G. Dever
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 1575065452
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 615

Book Description
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, this collection of erudite essays concentrates on the archaeology of ancient Israel, Canaan, and neighboring nations.

Demobbed

Demobbed PDF Book Detail Author: Alan Allport
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300140436
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 276

Book Description
Snapshots of gaiety and celebration - the street parties, the victory speeches - are how some people think of Britain in 1945. But the years following the end of World War II were far from a 'golden age' of pride and self-confidence. This title presents the real story of what happened when millions of ex-servicemen returned home.

The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History

The Royal Hunt in Eurasian History PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas T. Allsen
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812201078
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
From antiquity to the nineteenth century, the royal hunt was a vital component of the political cultures of the Middle East, India, Central Asia, and China. Besides marking elite status, royal hunts functioned as inspection tours and imperial progresses, a means of asserting kingly authority over the countryside. The hunt was, in fact, the "court out-of-doors," an open-air theater for displays of majesty, the entertainment of guests, and the bestowal of favor on subjects. In the conduct of interstate relations, great hunts were used to train armies, show the flag, and send diplomatic signals. Wars sometimes began as hunts and ended as celebratory chases. Often understood as a kind of covert military training, the royal hunt was subject to the same strict discipline as that applied in war and was also a source of innovation in military organization and tactics. Just as human subjects were to recognize royal power, so was the natural kingdom brought within the power structure by means of the royal hunt. Hunting parks were centers of botanical exchange, military depots, early conservation reserves, and important links in local ecologies. The mastery of the king over nature served an important purpose in official renderings: as a manifestation of his possession of heavenly good fortune he could tame the natural world and keep his kingdom safe from marauding threats, human or animal. The exchanges of hunting partners—cheetahs, elephants, and even birds—became diplomatic tools as well as serving to create an elite hunting culture that transcended political allegiances and ecological frontiers. This sweeping comparative work ranges from ancient Egypt to India under the Raj. With a magisterial command of contemporary sources, literature, material culture, and archaeology, Thomas T. Allsen chronicles the vast range of traditions surrounding this fabled royal occupation.

1 2 Kings

1   2 Kings PDF Book Detail Author: Lynn Jost
Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.
ISBN: 151380264X
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 456

Book Description
Violence on the streets. Military expansion. Consumerism. Policies exploiting people and natural resources. Harassment and abuse: 1 & 2 Kings could hardly be more relevant. In the thirty-fourth volume of the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, Old Testament scholar Lynn Jost claims 1 & 2 Kings were written to form a community that would embrace the Ten Commandments and the Great Shema and would champion righteousness and compassion. Jost traces the characteristics of royal justice, with its systems of excess and indulgence, as well as the court intrigue, succession politics, interfamily rivalries, and prophetic judgment that mark the books. Through it all, Israel remains in a covenant relationship with a delivering God. Through it all, God calls the leaders and the people to practice justice, protect shalom, and live righteously. In vivid and accessible prose, Jost invites pastors, scholars, and lay readers to read 1 & 2 Kings as books of promise—ones that gesture toward a faithful God who rescues, judges, commands, and provides. About the Believers Church Bible Commentary series This readable commentary series is for all who seek more fully to understand the original message of Scripture and its meaning for today—Sunday school teachers, members of Bible study groups, students, pastors, and other seekers. –From the Series Foreword

Sequels

Sequels PDF Book Detail Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 782

Book Description
A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Theology of the Biblical Witness

Theology of the Biblical Witness PDF Book Detail Author: Klaus Nürnberger
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825873523
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 460

Book Description
The Word of God emerged and evolved as divine responses to changing human needs in biblical history. By tracing the historical trajectories of six paradigms of salvation, such as ex-odus, kingship and sacrifice, through a millennium of biblical history, Nurnberger reveals a vibrant current of meaning underlying the texts which expresses growing insight into God's redeptive intentions and which can be extrapolated in to the present predicaments of humankind. Klaus Nurnberger is professor emeritus for Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. His carreer has been devoted mainly to the underlying causes of world-wide socio-economic discrepancies and the relevance of the Christian faith in this regard.Ã?Â?

Early Modern England 1485 1714

Early Modern England 1485 1714 PDF Book Detail Author: Robert Bucholz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118532228
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 500

Book Description
The new, fully-updated edition of the popular introduction to the Tudor-Stuart period—offers fresh scholarship and improved readability. Early Modern England 1485-1714 is the market-leading introduction to the Tudor-Stuart period of English history. This accessible and engaging volume enables readers to understand the political, religious, cultural, and socio-economic forces that propelled the nation from small feudal state to preeminent world power. The authors, leading scholars and teachers in the field, have designed the text for those with little or no prior knowledge of the subject. The book’s easy-to-follow narrative explores the world the English created and inhabited between the 15th and 18th centuries. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest scholarship on the subject, such as Henry VIII’s role in the English Reformation and the use of gendered language by Elizabeth I. A new preface addresses the theme of periodization, while revised chapters offer fresh perspectives on proto-industrialization in England, economic developments in early modern London, merchants and adventurers in the Middle East, the popular cultural life of ordinary people, and more. Offering a lively, reader-friendly narrative of the period, this text: Offers a wide-ranging overview of two and half centuries of English history in one volume Highlights how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English people at various stages of the time period Explores how the Irish, Scots, and Welsh affected English history Features maps, charts, genealogies and illustrations throughout the text Includes access to a companion website containing online resources Early Modern England 1485-1714 is an indispensable resource for undergraduate students in early modern England courses, as well as students in related fields such as literature and Renaissance studies.

The Complete Plays of Jean Racine

The Complete Plays of Jean Racine PDF Book Detail Author: Jean Racine
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271073810
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 90

Book Description
This is the second volume of a projected translation into English of all twelve of Jean Racine’s plays—only the third time such a project has been undertaken in the three hundred years since Racine’s death. For this new translation, Geoffrey Alan Argent has taken a fresh approach: he has rendered these plays in rhymed “heroic” couplets. While Argent’s translation is faithful to Racine’s text and tone, his overriding intent has been to translate a work of French literature into a work of English literature, substituting for Racine’s rhymed alexandrines (hexameters) the English mode of rhymed iambic pentameters, a verse form particularly well suited to the highly charged urgency of Racine’s drama and the coiled strength of his verse. Complementing the translation are the illuminating Discussion, intended as much to provoke discussion as to provide it, and the extensive Notes and Commentary, which clarify obscure references, explicate the occasional gnarled conceit, and offer their own fresh and thought-provoking insights. Bajazet, Racine’s seventh play, first given in 1672, is based on events that had taken place in the Sultan’s palace in Istanbul a mere thirty years earlier. But the twilit, twisting passageways of the Seraglio merely serve as a counterpart to the dim and errant moral sense of the play’s four protagonists: Bajazet, the Sultan’s brother; Atalide, Bajazet’s secret lover; Roxane, the Sultaness, who is madly in love with Bajazet and dangles over his head the death sentence the Sultan has ordered her to implement in his absence; and Akhmet, the wily, well-intentioned Vizier, who involves them all in an imbroglio in the Seraglio, with disastrous consequences. Unique among Racine’s plays, Bajazet provides no moral framework for either protagonists or audience. We watch as these benighted characters, cut adrift from any moral moorings, with no upright character at hand to serve as an ethical anchor and no religious or societal guidelines to serve as a lifeline, flail, flounder, and finally drag one another down. Here, Racine has presented us with his four most mercilessly observed, most subtly delineated, and most ambiguously fascinating characters. Indeed, Bajazet is certainly Racine’s most undeservedly neglected tragedy.

Caroline of Lichtfield

Caroline of Lichtfield PDF Book Detail Author: Laura Kirkley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317303946
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Thomas Holcroft’s 1786 translation of Isabelle de Montolieu’s novel is a textual encounter between a rather conventional Swiss woman and a British radical. Just as Montolieu did in her own translations, Holcroft reworked parts of the novel to make it more appealing to his intended audience.

Through a Glass Brightly

Through a Glass Brightly PDF Book Detail Author: Chris Entwistle
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1785702742
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
The twenty-five papers in this volume cover diverse aspects of the material culture of the late Roman, Byzantine and Medieval periods, with particular emphasis on the metalwork and enamel of these times. Individual papers include major reinterpretations of objects in the British Museum's Byzantine collections as well as essays devoted to the Museum's recent acquisitions in this field. The volume celebrates the retirement of David Buckton, for over twenty years the curator of the British Museum's Early Christian and Byzantine collections and the National Icon Collection.

The Book of Love

The Book of Love PDF Book Detail Author: Kathleen McGowan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439158320
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 528

Book Description
Maureen Paschal thought she might rest and work on her book after discovering the gospel written by Mary Magdalene that revealed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. The truth of their story rocked the world and made Maureen a target of those who did not like her discovery and a heroine to those who did. Then Maureen receives a strange package containing what looks like an ancient letter written in Latin and signed with a symbol. She discovers that its author is an extraordinary woman whom history has overlooked -- or covered up -- Countess Matilda of Tuscany, and in the letter Matilda demands the return of her "most precious books and documents." Maureen soon finds herself in a race across Italy and France, where hidden dangers await her and her lover, Bérenger, as they begin to realize that they are on the trail of another explosive discovery: the Book of Love, the Gospel written in Jesus' own hand. As Maureen learns more about Matilda, an eleventhcentury warrior countess who was secretly married to a pope, she begins to see the eerie connections between herself and Matilda, connections she must trace to their source if she is to stop the wrong people from finding the Book of Love and hiding it forever. Weaving together Matilda's little-known true story and Maureen's thrilling search, The Book of Love follows two amazing heroines as their stories intertwine through time. Maureen is immersed in the mysteries of the labyrinth, the beautiful poetry of the Song of Songs, the world's greatest art and architecture, and Matilda's amazing legacy...until a potentially fatal encounter reveals the Book of Love to Maureen -- and to the reader.

The Welsh in their History

The Welsh in their History PDF Book Detail Author: Gwyn A. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000593770
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 218

Book Description
This book, first published in 1982, is a sequence of interrelated essays and aims to redirect attention to some critical moments in Welsh history from Roman times to the present. Each of the essays breaks new ground, argues for a new approach or opens a new discourse.

Unfree Labour in the Development of the Atlantic World

Unfree Labour in the Development of the Atlantic World PDF Book Detail Author: Paul E. Lovejoy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113630052X
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
This collection of essays examines the different forms of unfree labour that contributed to the development of the Atlantic world and, by extension, the debates and protests that emerged concerning labour servitude and the abolition of slavery in the West.

Hardware Age

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Category : Hardware
Languages : en
Pages :

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