Symbiosis Symbolism and the Power of the Past

Symbiosis  Symbolism  and the Power of the Past PDF Book Detail Author: W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Centennial Symposium
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 1575060817
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 596

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.

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.

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.

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

1 2 Kings

1   2 Kings PDF Book Detail Author: Lynn Jost
Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.
ISBN: 151380264X
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 518

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.

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 : 512

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.

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 : 439

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?

Changing Face of War

Changing Face of War PDF Book Detail Author: Royal Military College of Canada
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773517233
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 299

Book Description
One of the biggest problems facing military leaders is how to deal with situations that they have never confronted before. This collection of original essays, written by military professionals engaged in war studies at Royal Military College of Canada, demonstrates the value of historical study. The essays examine the past, present, and future of war to find solutions for the problems of today and tomorrow.

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.

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.

The Greek World After Alexander 323 30 BC

The Greek World After Alexander 323   30 BC PDF Book Detail Author: Graham Shipley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134065388
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 568

Book Description
The Greek World After Alexander 323–30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how far they are presented as radical departures from the culture of Classical Greece or were continuous developments from it. Graham Shipley explores the culture of the Hellenistic world in the context of the social divisions between an educated elite and a general population at once more mobile and less involved in the political life of the Greek city.

The Ancient World Transformed

The Ancient World Transformed PDF Book Detail Author: Pamela Bradley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107674433
Category : Egypt
Languages : en
Pages : 462

Book Description

Feasting on the Word

Feasting on the Word PDF Book Detail Author: David Lyon Bartlett
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664231012
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 557

Book Description
With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints' Day. For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays--one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclaimation of the Word on any given occasion. The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

Hardware Age

Hardware Age PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : Hardware
Languages : en
Pages :

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