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214 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 30 cm.
"Ein Hauptforschungsgebiet des Verfassers betrifft die Ausbreitung des ägyptischen Kulturgutes zur Eisenzeit in den Mittelmeerraum. Im vorliegenden Band, dem zusammenfassende Bearbeitungen der entsprechenden Aegyptiaca Altitaliens, des phönikisch-punischen Sardinien sowie der maltesischen Inseln vorausgegangen sind, werden in erster Linie die bislang unpublizierten Amulette und Skarabäen aus Al Mina an der Orontesmündung (heute Türkei) präsentiert. Ausführliche Kommentare mit Vergleichsmaterial aus Ägypten und dem gesamten Mittelmeerraum sowie die zum Teil farbige fotografische Dokumentation erläutern die einzelnen Stücke. Diese stammen aus den Grabungen von Sir Leonard Woolley der Jahre 1936 und 1937 und kamen mehrheitlich nach Antakya, aber auch ins Ashmolean Museum in Oxford und ins Britische Museum, London. Dem Katalog hinzugefügt wurden einerseits die Skarabäen aus Tarsos (Grabungen Hetty Goldman, 1934-38) in Neubearbeitung und andererseits erreichbare Streufunde von Skarabäen in den Museen von Adana und Gaziantep. Sie sollen dem besseren Verständnis der kulturellen und handelsmäßigen Wechselbeziehungen dienen, welche die Aegyptiaca vermitteln. Ein besonderes Anliegen ist die Herausarbeitung der Bedeutung der präsentierten Funde innerhalb des weiteren Bereiches um den Golf von Iskenderun in späthethitischer und neuassyrischer Zeit. Dafür konnten auch die vom Verfasser studierten, aber noch nicht in Veröffentlichungen fassbaren Aegyptiaca von den Tells der Amuq-Ebene (im Hinterland von Al Mina) herangezogen werden, die die amerikanischen Missionen der dreißiger Jahre des vorigen Jahrhunderts ans Licht gebracht hatten"--Back cover.
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56 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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xii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction / Paul Collins and Charles Tripp
  • Part I: Gertrude Bell and the Ottoman Empire
  • 2. Gertrude Bell and the Ottoman Empire / Peter Sluglett
  • Part II: Gertrude Bell and archaeology
  • 3. A critical examination of Gertrude Bell's contribution to archaeological research in central Asia Minor / Mark P. C. Jackson
  • 4. 'Better than any ruined site in the world': Gertrude Bell and the ancient city of Assur / Lisa Cooper
  • 5. What Gertrude Bell did for Islamic archaeology / Rosalind Wade Haddon
  • Part III: Gertrude Bell - a woman in a man's world
  • 6. Gertrude Bell: pioneer, anti-suffragist, feminist icon? / Helen Berry
  • 7. Fragments of a mirror: the writing of Gertrude Bell / Tamara Chalabi
  • Part IV: Gertrude Bell and the making of the Iraqi state
  • 8. Gertrude Bell's perception of Faisal I of Iraq and the Anglo-Arab romance / Myriam Yakoubi
  • 9. Gertrude Bell and the formation of the Iraqi state: the Kurdish dimension / Saad B. Eskander
  • Part V: Gertrude Bell and Iraqi heritage
  • 10. Gertrude Bell and the antiquities law of Iraq / Magnus T. Bernhardsson
  • 11. Gertrude Bell and the evolution of the library tradition in Iraq / Ian Johnson
  • 12. Gertrude Bell in the Archive of the Iraq Museum / Lamia al-Gailani Werr
  • Appendix: A tribute to Gertrude Bell
  • 'In memoriam: Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (14 July 1868-12 July 1926)' / Janet E. Courtney (née Hogarth), introduced by Moayad Hanoush.
"This is a major re-evaluation of the life and legacy of Gertrude Lowthian Bell (1868-1926), the renowned scholar, explorer, writer, archaeologist, and British civil servant. The book examines Gertrude Bell's role in shaping British policy in the Middle East in the first part of the 20th century, her views of the cultures and peoples of the region, and her unusual position as a woman occupying a senior position in the British imperial administration. It focuses particularly on her involvement in Iraq and the part she played in the establishment of the Iraqi monarchy and the Iraqi state. In addition, the book examines her interests in Iraq's ancient past. She was instrumental in drawing up Iraq's first Antiquities Law in 1922 and in the foundation of the Iraq Museum in 1923. Gertrude Bell refused to be constrained by the expectations of the day, and was able to succeed in a man's world of high politics and diplomacy. She remains a controversial figure, however, especially in the context of the founding of the modern state of Iraq. Does she represent a more innocent age when the country was born out of the remnants of the Ottoman Empire, or does she personify the attitudes and decisions that have created today's divided Middle East? The volume's authors bring new insights to these questions" -- Provided by publisher's website.
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74 pages ; 22 cm.
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84 pages : illustrations (partly color) ; 22 cm.
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xi, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. What is historical culture? / Peter Lambert ; Themes in historical culture / Björn Weiler
  • Imagining Rome in medieval Constantinople : memory, politics, and the past in the Middle Byzantine Period / Dimitris Krallis
  • The present and the past in the sagas of Icelanders / Haki Antonsson
  • Monastic historical culture and the utility of a remote past : the case of Matthew Paris / Björn Weiler
  • Legend and historical experience in fifteenth-century Ottoman narratives of the past / Dimitri Kastritsis
  • The chronicler and the count : law, libel, and history in the early modern Atlantic World / Richard Kagan
  • The poetry of history in early modern India / Allison Busch
  • The immediacy of a remote past : the Saxon Wars of 772-804 in the 'cultural struggles' of the Third Reich / Peter Lambert
  • Ancient past, modern ceremony : Thailand's Royal Barge Procession in historical context / Matthew Phillips
  • La Rosca de Investigación y Acción Social : reimagining history as collaborative exchange in 1970s Colombia / Joanne Rappaport
  • Chinese history as a constructed continuity : the work of Rao Zongyi / T.H. Barrett
  • Memory as theatre : using a Ghanaian ritual to recall past greatness and to redress recent reverses / Richard Rathbone
  • Conclusion: Future directions? / Peter Lambert & Björn Weiler.
This book explores how societies put the past to use and how, in the process, they represented it: in short, their historical culture. It brings together anthropologists, historians, and literary scholars to address the means by which societies, groups, and individuals have engaged with the past and expressed their understanding of it. The utility of the past has proven almost as infinitely variable as the modes of its representation. It might be a matter of learning lessons from experience, or about the legitimacy of a cause or regime, or the reputation of an individual. Rival versions and interpretations reflected, but also helped to create and sustain, divergent communities and world views. With so much at stake, manipulations, distortions, and myths proliferated. But given also that evidence of past societies was fragmentary, fragile, and fraught with difficulties for those who sought to make sense of it, imaginative leaps and creativity necessarily came into the equation. Paradoxically, the very idea that the past was indeed useful was generally bound up with an image of history as inherently truthful. But then notions of truth proved malleable, even within one society, culture, or period. Concerned with what engagements with the past can reveal about the wider intellectual and cultural frameworks they took place within, this book is of relevance to anyone interested in how societies, communities, and individuals have acted on their historical consciousness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197266120 20171030
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viii, 423 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 x 31 cm.
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304 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.
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xv, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Richard Ashdowne and Carolinne White
  • The start of Anglo-Latin tradition / David Howlett
  • The 12th century renaissance in Anglo-Norman England : William of Malmesbury and Joseph of Exeter
  • From chronicles to customs accounts : the uses of Latin in the long 14th century . Wendy R. Childs
  • Elephans in camera : Latin and Latinity in 15th- and early-16th-century England / Robert Swanson
  • The Latin of the early English common law / Paul Brand
  • English music theory in medieval Latin / LeoFranc Holford-Strevens
  • Latin in ecclesiastical contexts / Carolinne White
  • The introduction of Arabic words in Medieval British Latin scientific writings / Charles Burnett
  • 'Go and look in the Latin books' : Latin and the vernacular in Medieval Wales / Paul Russell
  • Official and unofficial Latin words in 11th- and 12th-century England / Richard Sharpe
  • On non-integrated vocabulary in the mixed-language accounts of St Paul's Cathedral, 1315-1405 / Laura Wright
  • Anglo-Norman, Medieval Latin, and words of Germanic origin / David Trotter
  • The DMLBS and OED : Medieval Latin and the lexicography of English / Philip Durkin and Samantha Schad
  • Making the dictionary of Medieval Latin from British sources / David Howlett
  • Index.
Latin continued to be used across Europe long after the end of the Roman Empire. This collection considers key issues arising from the use of Latin in Britain from the 6th to the 16th centuries. Latin in this period was not the native language of its users but was nevertheless used extensively for a wide variety of functions from religion, literature, and philosophy to record-keeping and correspondence. It existed alongside a number of everyday native spoken languages, including English, French, and Welsh. The chapters in this collection consider Latin with regard to the various contexts in which it was used, looking beyond narrow comparisons with its Roman ancestor to see what medieval users did with Latin and the changing effects this had on the language. The fifteen chapters by expert contributors are divided into three parts. The chapters of the first part consider important examples of Latin usage in Britain during four successive periods, the pre-Conquest period, the 12th century, the long 14th century, and the 15th and 16th centuries.
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xx, 346 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • PART ONE: MEDIEVALISM IN POLITICS AND HISTORIES-- PART TWO: PRACTISING MEDIEVALISM-- PART THREE: MEDIEVALISM IN LITERATURE AND CULTURE.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197266144 20171211
The Middle Ages continue to provide an important touchstone for the way the modern West presents itself and its relationship with the rest of the globe. This volume brings together leading scholars of literature and history, together with musicians, novelists, librarians, and museum curators in order to present exciting, up-to-date perspectives on how and why the Middle Ages continue to matter in the 20th and 21st centuries. Presented here, their essays represent a unique dialogue between scholars and practitioners of 'medievalism'. Framed by an introductory essay on the broad history of the continuing evolution of the idea of 'The Middle Ages' from the 14th century to the present day, chapters deal with subjects as diverse as: the use of Old Norse sagas by Republican deniers of climate change; the way figures like the Irish hero Cu Chulainn and St Patrick were used to give legitimacy to political affiliations during the Ulster 'Troubles'; the use of the Middle Ages in films by Pasolini and Taran.
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236 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
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298 pages : illustrations (partly color), maps ; 30 cm.
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176 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm.
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xi, 167 pages ; 24 cm.
Pragmatism is the idea that philosophical concepts must start with, and remain linked to human experience and inquiry. This book traces and assesses the influence of American pragmatism on British philosophy, with emphasis on Cambridge in the inter-war period, post-war Oxford, and recent developments.
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714 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
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xiii, 434 pages : music ; 25 cm.
  • PART I: RUSSIAN MUSIC HISTORY AND HISTORIOGRAPHY TODAY-- PART II: REAPPRAISING THE SOVIET PAST-- PART III: SOVIET AND POST-SOVIET MUSICOLOGY-- PART IV: THE NEWEST SHOSTAKOVICH-- PART V: RUSSIAN MUSIC ABROAD-- PART VI: 1991 AND AFTER.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197266151 20171211
This ground-breaking collection of essays, which arises from a unique collaboration between leading scholars based on either side of the former Iron Curtain, is the first attempt to appraise the current state of research on the development of Russian art music since the 1917 Revolution. Part I provides a comprehensive critical overview of recent research both in Russia itself and outside it, outlining the principal changes in approach and emphasis. The remaining essays engage with topics of key importance, including: the envisionings of music's place in Soviet and post-Soviet cultural life; the effects of state controls on musical creativity and performance; musical institutions; the Russian musical diaspora; and the transition to the post-Soviet period. The contributions vividly illustrate the transformation of scholarship in the field since glasnost. In the USSR, scholarship had been seriously hindered by censorship, while in the West, Soviet music and musical life tended to be assessed from entrenched aesthetic and ideological standpoints engendered by the Cold War. The dramatically changed climate of the post-Soviet period has made possible a more objective and informed discussion of many issues, and has led scholars to question the validity of 'top-down' models of the interaction between musicians and the state that had previously been predominant. The book will be not only be a valuable resource for university courses on Russian music at undergraduate and postgraduate level, but essential reading for all those interested in Soviet and post-Soviet culture.
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115 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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189 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
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273 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
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32 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
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