The Survival Of People And Languages Schooners Goats And Cassava In St Barth Lemy French West Indies

Author: Julianne Maher
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418824X
Size: 35.94 MB
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In The Survival of People and Languages: Schooners, Goats and Cassava in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, Julianne Maher examines the enigmatic linguistic complexity of the island of St. Barthélemy in the French Caribbean, analyzes its four language varieties and traces the social history which caused its fragmentation.

Manichaeism And Its Legacy

Author: John Kevin Coyle
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004175741
Size: 63.37 MB
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This volume reproduces nineteen chapters and articles published between 1991 through 2008, on Manichaeism, and its contacts with Augustine of Hippo, its most famous convert and also best-known adversary. The contents are divided into four parts: perceptions of Mani within the Roman Empire, select aspects of Manichaean thought, women in Manichaeism, and Manichaeism and Augustine. Though these chapters and articles reproduce their originals, adjustments have been made to include cross-referencing, newer editions, and the like, all with the aim of rendering them more accessible to a new readership among those who follow the fortunes of Mani s religion in the Roman Empire and/or the Manichaean aspects of Augustine of Hippo.

Faces Of The Wolf

Author: Bernard Charlier
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004271139
Size: 15.21 MB
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In Faces of the Wolf, Bernard Charlier explores the role of the wolf in the ways Mongolian nomadic herders relate to their natural environment and to themselves.

Temptation In The Archives

Author: Lisa Jardine
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 1910634093
Size: 50.34 MB
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Temptation in the Archives is a collection of essays by Lisa Jardine, that takes readers on a journey through the Dutch Golden Age. Through the study of such key figures as Sir Constantjin Huygens, a Dutch polymath and diplomat, we begin to see the Anglo-Dutch cultural connections that formed during this period against the backdrop of unfolding political events in England.Temptation in the Archives paints a picture of a unique relationship between the Netherlands and England in the 17th century forged through a shared experience – and reveals the lessons we can learn from it today.

A Century Of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN: 9780870701511
Size: 25.45 MB
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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

The Old French William Of Tyre

Author: Philip D. Handyside
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004282939
Size: 40.95 MB
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In The Old French of William of Tyre Philip Handyside offers an analysis of the Old French Translation of William of Tyre's history of the Crusades and the Kingdom of Jerusalem (1095-1184).

The Huainanzi

Author: An Liu
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520859
Size: 30.99 MB
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Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing for readers past and present the full spectrum of early Chinese thought. The Huainanzi locates the key to successful rule in a balance of broad knowledge, diligent application, and the penetrating wisdom of a sage. It is a unique and creative synthesis of Daoist classics, such as the Laozi and the Zhuangzi; works associated with the Confucian tradition, such as the Changes, the Odes, and the Documents; and a wide range of other foundational philosophical and literary texts from the Mozi to the Hanfeizi. The product of twelve years of scholarship, this remarkable translation preserves The Huainanzi's special rhetorical features, such as parallel prose and verse, and showcases a compositional technique that conveys the work's powerful philosophical appeal. This path-breaking volume will have a transformative impact on the field of early Chinese intellectual history and will be of great interest to scholars and students alike.