Download E-books A New Sense of the Past: The Scholarship of Biondo Flavio (1392-1463) (Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia) (English and Italian Edition) PDF

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During his lifetime the historian and antiquarian Biondo Flavio (1392–1463) struggled to acquire attractiveness as an important contributor to the humanistic flow of the 15th century. through the Renaissance, fellow Italian students some distance too frequently condemned instead of counseled his scholarly works. His not easy profession and combined acceptance between his friends stand in stark distinction with the hugely cutting edge personality of his studying, which proved to be ground-breaking for the extra improvement of assorted strands of ancient and antiquarian examine within the early glossy age. The authors of this quantity target to give a contribution to a reappraisal of this pioneering humanist pupil by way of making clean tests of his significant writings in historic linguistics, historiography, Roman topography, and ancient geography.

Contributors: Catherine Castner (University of South Carolina), Fulvio Delle Donne (Università della Basilicata), Marc Laureys (University of Bonn), Giuseppe Marcellino (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Angelo Mazzocco (Mount Holyoke College), Frances Muecke (University of Sydney), Paolo Pontari (Università di Pisa), Fabio Della Schiava (University of Bonn), Jeffrey White (St. Bonaventure University)

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Download E-books Faultlines: Cultural Materialism and the Politics of Dissident Reading PDF

By Alan Sinfield

If we come to awareness inside of a language that's complicit with the social order, how do we conceive, not to mention set up, resistance to that social order? This key query within the politics of examining and subcultural perform informs Alan Sinfield's ebook on writing in early-modern England.

New historicism has usually proven humans trapped in an internet of language and tradition. In full of life discussions of writings by means of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Sidney, and Donne, Sinfield reassesses the scope of dissidence and keep an eye on. The early-modern nation, Christianity, and the cultural equipment, regardless of an ideology of solidarity and particular violence, couldn't yet permit area to demanding voices. Sinfield indicates that disruptions in thoughts of hierarchy, nationality, gender, and sexuality strength their means into literary texts.

Sinfield is frequently provocative. He "rewrites" Julius Caesar to provide a special politics, compares Sidney's thought of poetry to Leonid Brezhnev's, and reinstates the idea that of personality within the face of post-structuralist idea. He retains the present politics of literary learn in view, specifically in a considerable bankruptcy on Shakespeare within the U.S. Sinfield topics interactions among type, ethnicity, sexuality, and the pro constructions of the arts to an in depth and hard-hitting critique, and argues for brand new commitments to collectivities and subcultures.

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Download E-books Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers: The Duala and their Hinterland, c.1600–c.1960 (African Studies) PDF

By Ralph A. Austen

The Duala humans entered the foreign scene as merchant-brokers for precolonial alternate in ivory, slaves and palm items. less than colonial rule they used the benefits won from past riverain alternate to increase cocoa plantations and supply their childrens with unprecedented degrees of ecu schooling. while they got here into early clash with either German and French regimes and performed a number one - if finally unsuccessful - position in anti-colonial politics. In tracing those altering monetary and political roles, this 1999 e-book additionally examines the transforming into realization of the Duala as an ethnic workforce and makes use of their heritage to make clear the historical past of 'middleman' groups in surrounding areas of West and important Africa. The authors draw upon a variety of written and oral assets, together with indigenous debts of the previous conflicting with their very own findings yet light up neighborhood conceptions of social hierarchy and their courting to non secular ideals.

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Download E-books The English Renaissance in Popular Culture: An Age for All Time (Reproducing Shakespeare: New Studies in Adaptation and Appropriation) PDF

By Greg M. Colón Semenza

Regardless of the explosion of scholarship on Shakespeare in pop culture, too little recognition has been paid to the Renaissance itself as an imagined ancient interval. The English Renaissance in pop culture considers renowned culture’s confrontations with the heritage, concept, and significant figures of the English Renaissance. reading “period films,” appropriations, tv productions, well known literature, hobbies resembling Ren Faires, or even punk song, its participants discover the wealthy ways that pop culture seeks to have interaction the Renaissance. eventually, this crucial assortment asks how such well known engagements influence the educating and the cultural value of English Renaissance literature and background.

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Download E-books The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895: Perceptions, Power, and Primacy PDF

By S. C. M. Paine

The Sino-Japanese conflict of 1894–1895 is a seminal occasion in global historical past, but it's been almost overlooked in Western literature. within the East, the point of interest of chinese language overseas coverage has been to undo its effects while the focal point of eastern overseas coverage has been to verify them. Japan supplanted China because the dominant local strength, disrupting the conventional energy stability and fracturing the former overseas concord in the Confucian global, leaving enduring territorial and political fault traces that experience embroiled China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Taiwan ever seeing that. The publication examines the conflict during the eyes of the reporters who filed studies from China, Japan, Russia, Europe, and the USA displaying how the battle replaced outdoor perceptions of the relative energy of China and Japan and the results of those replaced perceptions, specifically, the scramble for concessions in China and Japan's emergence as an exceptional strength.

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Download E-books Meaning in Life: The Creation of Value (The Irving Singer Library) (Volume 1) PDF

By Irving Singer

What is that means in lifestyles? Does something actually matter? How can a existence in achieving lasting value? How do we clarify the human propensity to fight for beliefs? How is that means on the topic of contentment, happiness, pleasure? Is which means whatever we find, or will we create it? what's the nature of price, and what are its resources in human adventure? Can there be a which means in existence with no non secular religion? what's the that means of demise? Is lifestyles worthy dwelling? What might permit us to have a love of life?

"Meaning in life," writes thinker Irving Singer, "and the that means in our personal lives, effects from artistic efforts on our half. it's not a previous fact waiting for our discovery. even though we discuss a 'search' for that means, what we're looking is basically a method of creativity that may make our lives meaningful." In The construction of Value, the 1st quantity of his Meaning in Life trilogy, Singer stories the character of mind's eye, idealization, and love within the context of humanity's try and outline itself during the pursuit of meanings and values that it creates. Singer confronts life's so much troubling difficulties: the which means of demise, the presence of tension in day-by-day lifestyles, the stipulations wanted for us to have a existence worthy residing, and the potential of a love of existence in others in addition to in ourselves.

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Download E-books Exceptionalism and Industrialisation: Britain and its European Rivals, 1688-1815 PDF

This 2004 e-book explores the query of British exceptionalism within the interval from the fantastic Revolution to the Congress of Vienna. major historians study why nice Britain emerged from years of sustained pageant with its ecu opponents in a discernible place of hegemony within the domain names of naval energy, empire, international trade, agricultural potency, commercial creation, financial capability and complex know-how. They care for Britain's certain route to business revolution and distinguish 4 topics at the interactions among its emergence as an exceptional energy and because the first commercial kingdom. First, they spotlight development and business swap, the interconnections among agriculture, international exchange and industrialisation. moment, they learn technological switch and, in particular, Britain's strange inventiveness. 3rd, they research her associations and their function in facilitating fiscal progress. Fourth and eventually, they discover British army and naval supremacy, displaying how this was once completed and the way it contributed to Britain's monetary supremacy.

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Download E-books An Exposition of the On the Hebdomads of Boethius (Thomas Aquinas in Translation) PDF

By Thomas Aquinas

In his sixth-century paintings generally called the De hebdomadibus, Boethius (ca. 480-524) poses the query of ways created issues or elements may be strong simply as they are―that is, stable simply by existing―without being just like the resource of all goodness, God, who's understood to be Goodness Itself. In his remark written within the 13th century, St. Thomas Aquinas units out to give an explanation for the matter Boethius is treating in addition to to explicate Boethius's answer. In doing so, although, the Angelic health care professional indicates a extra built research of goodness, in line with his personal metaphysical standpoint. nonetheless, his view may be visible to proceed the emphasis Boethius himself put on the proposal of creation―bringing into being―as an important to figuring out the problems at hand.

The advent to this translation presents serious ancient heritage, together with an account of the impact of Cicero and Augustine, for knowing Boethius's view of being, or esse. in line with old and textual research, the authors reaffirm the "traditional" interpretation, which holds that for Boethius esse exhibits shape instead of a different act of being. In articulating the adaptation among Boethius's and Aquinas's positions on esse and on goodness, and accordingly the relation of esse and goodness, Schultz and Synan express not just that Aquinas was once respectful of Boethius's stance, yet that his personal place should be noticeable as a improvement in concord along with his predecessor's inspiration.

The English translation itself, in facing-page layout with the 1992 Leonine serious version of Aquinas's Latin textual content, continues to be trustworthy to the textual content and whilst transparent and readable. The paintings may be helpful to these attracted to the basic philosophical and theological questions dealing with mediaeval thinkers and likewise to these attracted to Aquinas's metaphysical thought.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS:

Janice L. Schultz is professor of philosophy at Canisius collage and the writer of diverse articles on Thomistic moral idea. The past due Msgr. Edward A. Synan used to be senior fellow emeritus on the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval reviews in Toronto and professor emeritus of philosophy on the collage of Toronto. He used to be the writer of 8 books and lots of articles and studies on mediaeval concept in addition to Jewish-Christian relations.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

"What emerges from this interesting ebook is an account via the final Roman of goodness and life; an energetic interpretation of that paintings by way of the Angelic general practitioner; and a beneficial introductory essay, within which the translators speak about the mechanics of Thomas's reinterpretation. as a result, this quantity may be very important for individuals with a slightly huge variety of pursuits (metaphysics, past due historic philosophy, hermeneutics . . .). The booklet is an exceptional piece of work."―A. M. C. Cassidy, The Heythrop Journal

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Download E-books Chivalry and Exploration, 1298-1630 PDF

By Jennifer R. Goodman

Explorers from Marco Polo to Captain John Smith considered their travels and discoveries within the gentle of attitudes they absorbed from the literature of medieval knighthood. their very own money owed, and modern narratives (reinforced by means of the curiosity of early printers), demonstrate this interaction, yet historians of exploration at the one hand, and of chivalry at the different, have mostly overlooked this cultural connection. Jennifer Goodman convincingly develops the assumption of the chivalric romance as an ingenious literature of shuttle; she strains the booklet of medieval chivalric texts along exploration narratives through the later center a while and renaissance, and divulges parallel topics and preoccupations. She illustrates this with the histories of a series of explorers and their hyperlinks with chivalry, from Marco Polo to Captain John Smith, and together with Gadifer de los angeles Salle and his day trip to the Canary Islands, Prince Henry the Navigator, Cortés, Hakluyt, and Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Download E-books New Atlantis and The Great Instauration PDF

By Francis Bacon

A completely revised advent, new editorial footnotes, and an up-to-date bibliography entire this revised variation of latest Atlantis and the nice Instauration. offered this is the normal nineteenth-century textual content of Bacon's works as annotated by way of Jerry Weinberger, editor. additionally incorporated are an inventory of critical dates within the lifetime of Francis Bacon and a word at the texts.

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