Delos the Island of Miracles

Delos the Island of Miracles
Author: Michael Samuels,George Voulgaris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-01
ISBN: 9780964518131
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delos the Island of Miracles Book Excerpt:

This book, like a magic carpet, takes readers to Delos. First, it tells them about the history and mythology and about how light and art helped make miracles here. Next it takes them into the ancient people's homes and shops to see Delos out of the eyes of those who lived there. The archaeological section includes drawings with particular points of interest identified and captioned. Finally, the book presents 12 power places on Delos where people experienced miracles for thousands of years, with a map for pilgrimage to those places and suggestions for brief, longer, and multiple day visits to the island. Ceremonies and guided imagery are suggested that invite the visitor--or reader--to experience in the present time the power of Delos to change your life.

Studies of the Gods in Greece at Certain Sanctuaries Recently Excavated

Studies of the Gods in Greece at Certain Sanctuaries Recently Excavated
Author: Louis Dyer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cults
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economies Of The Eastern Mediterranean Region Economic Miracles In The Making

Economies Of The Eastern Mediterranean Region  Economic Miracles In The Making
Author: Dana Leo-paul
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2000-11-14
ISBN: 981310581X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economies Of The Eastern Mediterranean Region Economic Miracles In The Making Book Excerpt:

It used to be that international business and the small enterprise sector were almost mutually exclusive. Internationalization was generally limited to large corporations, while small firms tended to be local. Those days are gone. Increasing global competition is changing the nature of knowledge necessary for success in commerce. Firms will need to seek opportunities beyond familiar turf and traditional markets. For that reason, this book examines business issues and the environment for enterprise in a variety of contexts around the Middle East.The information provided helps entrepreneurs decide where to invest, where to focus their expansion efforts and where to be especially cautious. Thus, this guide — written in easy-to-understand language — can help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes. It is more than a book — it is an investment!

Intracranial Epidural Bleeding

Intracranial Epidural Bleeding
Author: Jeremy Christopher Ganz
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN: 0128122390
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intracranial Epidural Bleeding Book Excerpt:

Intracranial Epidural Bleeding: History, Management, and Pathophysiology examines the history of the concepts underlying the understanding of the clinical features of epidural bleeding. The pathophysiology of epidural bleeding was examined in two PhD theses in the 1980s, with the results published in top international journals. However, these concepts have not been understood by the general neurosurgical community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of how epidural bleeding actually works. It can be used to help improve the interpretation of images during management, and to assess degrees of urgency. This book is written for neurosurgeons, neurologists, cerebrovascular physiologists, trauma surgeons, and medical historians. Focuses on the understanding of the clinical features of epidural bleeding Helps to improve the interpretation of images during management, and in assessing degrees of urgency Includes a comprehensive historical review of the understanding of epidural bleeding over time

In a Different Place

In a Different Place
Author: Jill Dubisch
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN: 1400884411
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In a Different Place Book Excerpt:

In a Different Place offers a richly textured account of a modern pilgrimage, combining ethnographic detail, theory, and personal reflection. Visited by thousands of pilgrims yearly, the Church of the Madonna of the Annunciation on the Aegean island of Tinos is a site where different interests--sacred and secular, local and national, personal and official--all come together. Exploring the shrine and its surrounding town, Jill Dubisch shares her insights into the intersection of social, religious, and political life in Greece. Along the way she develops the idea of pilgrimage-journeying away from home in search of the miraculous--as a metaphor for anthropological fieldwork. This highly readable work offers us the opportunity to share one anthropologist's personal and professional journey and to see in a "different place" the inadequacy of such conventional anthropological categories as theory versus data, rationality versus emotion, and the observer versus the observed. Dubisch examines in detail the process of pilgrimage itself, its relationship to Orthodox belief and practice, the motivations and behavior of pilgrims, the relationship between religion and Greek national identity, and the gendered nature of religious roles. Seeking to evoke rather than simply describe, her book presents readers with a sense of the emotion, color, and power of pilgrimage at this Greek island shrine.

A Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages Travels from the Discovery of America to the Present Time

A Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages   Travels  from the Discovery of America to the Present Time
Author: R. P. Forster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Voyages and travels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece
Author: David Le Roy
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780892366699
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece Book Excerpt:

The striking engravings of Julien-David Le Roy's The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece (1758) first revealed the architectural wonders of ancient Athens to the West. Part architectural theory, part archaeological report, part travelogue, the greatly expanded edition of 1770 -- here translated into English -- is entirely original in its understanding of the spirit of classical Greek architecture and in its influence on the direction of contemporary architectural creation. Book jacket.

Mystras Sparta

Mystras  Sparta
Author: Georgia Tarsouli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Companion to Miracles

The Cambridge Companion to Miracles
Author: Graham H. Twelftree
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0521899869
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Miracles Book Excerpt:

"The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, but also, indigenous religions. The authors promote a discussion of the problems of miracles in our largely secular culture, and of the value of miracles in religious belief. The miracles of Jesus are also contextualized through chapterson the Hebrew Bible, classical culture to the Romans, Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. This book provides students with a scholarly introduction to miracles, which also covers philosophical, medical and historical issues"--

Nineteenth Century European Pilgrimages

Nineteenth Century European Pilgrimages
Author: Antón M. Pazos
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN: 0429581734
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteenth Century European Pilgrimages Book Excerpt:

During the Nineteenth-Century a major revival in religious pilgrimage took place across Europe. This phenomenon was largely started by the rediscovery of several holy burial places such as Assisi, Milano, Venice, Rome and Santiago de Compostela, and subsequently developed into the formation of new holy sites that could be visited and interacted with in a wholly Modern way. This uniquely wide-ranging collection sets out the historic context of the formation of contemporary European pilgrimage in order to better understand its role in religious expression today. Looking at both Western Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Europe, an international panel of contributors analyse the revival of some major Christian shrines, cults and pilgrimages that happened after the rediscovery of ancient holy burial sites or the constitution of new shrines in locations claiming apparitions of the Virgin Mary. They also shed new light on the origin and development of new sanctuaries and pilgrimages in France and the Holy Land during the Nineteenth Century, which led to fresh ways of understanding the pilgrimage experience and had a profound effect on religion across Europe. This collection offers a renewed overview of the development of Modern European pilgrimage that used intensively the new techniques of organisation and travel implemented in the Nineteenth-Century. As such, it will appeal to scholars of Religious Studies, Pilgrimage and Religious History as well as Anthropology, Art, Cultural Studies, and Sociology.

Greek Festivals Modern and Ancient

Greek Festivals  Modern and Ancient
Author: Evy Johanne Håland
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 1443896179
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greek Festivals Modern and Ancient Book Excerpt:

This volume represents a multi-faceted, cross-period product of fieldwork conducted in contemporary Greece in combination with ancient sources. Based on a comparative analysis of important religious festivals and life-cycle rituals, the book investigates the importance of cults connected with the Greek female sphere and its relation to the official male-dominated ideology. Within these festivals are encountered supplementary, complementary or competing ideologies connected with men and women, and it is shown that there is not a one-way power structure or male dominance within Greek culture, but rather competing powers linked to the two sexes and their respective spheres. In addition to gender, the book also explores the relationship between the “great” and “little” societies, in the form of official and popular religion. As such, it will serve to broaden the reader’s knowledge of ancient, but also modern, society, because it concerns the relationship between various spheres of life which each possess their own competing and overlapping, but also co-existing, value-systems.

A History of Greece

A History of Greece
Author: S. M. Sophocles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Classical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mythology Among the Hebrews

Mythology Among the Hebrews
Author: Ignaz Goldziher
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-07-26
ISBN: 3752344741
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythology Among the Hebrews Book Excerpt:

Reproduction of the original: Mythology Among the Hebrews by Ignaz Goldziher

Hidryma Melet n Cherson sou Tou Haimou

Hidryma Melet  n Cherson  sou Tou Haimou
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Balkan Peninsula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN: 1578592305
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena Book Excerpt:

Based on more than 250 occurrences and extraordinary experiences that have served to lift believers out of the mundane world and place them in contact with a transcendental reality, The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Well-known religion expert, J. Gordon Melton takes readers on a tour amongst angels, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, the Buddha, Mohammad, and Tao Tzu. Melton reports on dreams and near-death experiences; feng shui and labyrinths; statues that bleed, drink milk, weep, and move; snake handling, speaking in tongues, and stigmata; relics, including the spear of Longinus and the Shroud of Turin; and sacred locales such as Easter Island, the Glastonbury Tor, the Great Pyramid, Mecca, and Sedona. Each entry includes a description of the particular phenomenon and the religious claims being made for it as well as a discussion of what a scientist might have to say about it. Transcending the mundane, the entries take no sides and make no arguments: the journey is the experience and the experience is the journey.

Acts An Exegetical Commentary Volume 1

Acts  An Exegetical Commentary   Volume 1
Author: Craig S. Keener
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 1088
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 144123621X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acts An Exegetical Commentary Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

Highly respected New Testament scholar Craig Keener is known for his meticulous and comprehensive research. This commentary on Acts, his magnum opus, may be the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentary available. Useful not only for the study of Acts but also early Christianity, this work sets Acts in its first-century context. In this volume, the first of four, Keener introduces the book of Acts, particularly historical questions related to it, and provides detailed exegesis of its opening chapters. He utilizes an unparalleled range of ancient sources and offers a wealth of fresh insights. This magisterial commentary will be a valuable resource for New Testament professors and students, pastors, Acts scholars, and libraries.

Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece

Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece
Author: Evy Johanne Håland
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1443868590
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece Book Excerpt:

*Winner of the AFS Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize 2016* Multidisciplinary or post-disciplinary research is what is needed when dealing with such complex subjects as ritual behaviour. This research, therefore, combines ethnography with historical sources to examine the relationship between modern Greek death rituals and ancient written and visual sources on the subject of death and gender. The central theme of this work is women’s role in connection with the cult of the dead in ancient and modern Greece. The research is based on studies in ancient history combined with the author’s fieldwork and anthropological analysis of today’s Mediterranean societies. Since death rituals have a focal and lasting importance, and reflect the gender relations within a society, the institutions surrounding death may function as a critical vantage point from which to view society. The comparison is based on certain religious festivals that are dedicated to deceased persons and on other death rituals. Using laments, burials and the ensuing memorial rituals, the relationship between the cult dedicated to deceased mediators in both ancient and modern society is analysed. The research shows how the official ideological rituals are influenced by the domestic rituals people perform for their own dead, and vice versa, that the modern domestic rituals simultaneously reflect the public performances. As this cult has many parallels with the ancient official cult, the following questions are central: Can an analysis of modern public and domestic rituals in combination with ancient sources tell the reader more about the ancient death cult as a whole? What does such an analysis suggest about the relationship between the domestic death cult and the official? Since the practical performance of the domestic rituals was – and still remains – in the hands of women, it is crucial to discover the extent of their influence to elucidate the real power relations between women and men. This research represents a new contribution to earlier presentations of the Greek “reality”, but mainly from the female perspective, which is highly significant since men produced most of the ancient sources. This means that the principal objective for this endeavour is to question the ways in which history has been written through the ages, to supplement the male with a female perspective, perhaps complementing an Olympian Zeus with a Chthonic Mother Earth. The research brings both ancient and modern worlds into mutual illumination; its relevance therefore transcends the Greek context both in time and space.

Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries
Author: Susan E. Alcock,Mariana Egri,James F. D. Frakes
Publsiher: Getty Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 1606064711
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Boundaries Book Excerpt:

The Roman Empire had a rich and multifaceted visual culture, which was often variegated due to the sprawling geography of its provinces. In this remarkable work of scholarship, a group of international scholars has come together to find alternative ways to discuss the nature and development of the art and archaeology of the Roman provinces. The result is a collection of nineteen compelling essays—accompanied by carefully curated visual documentation, seven detailed maps, and an extensive bibliography—organized around the four major themes of provincial contexts, tradition and innovation, networks and movements, and local accents in an imperial context. Easy assumptions about provincial dependence on metropolitian models give way to more complicated stories. Similarities and divergences in local and regional responses to Rome appear, but not always in predictable places and in far from predictable patterns. The authors dismiss entrenched barriers between art and archaeology, center and provinces, even “good art” and “bad art,” extending their observations well beyond the empire’s boundaries, and examining phenomena, sites, and monuments not often found in books about Roman art history or archaeology. The book thus functions to encourage continued critical engagement with how scholars study the material past of the Roman Empire and, indeed, of imperial systems in general.

Sacred Union A Journey to Joyful Living

Sacred Union  A Journey to Joyful Living
Author: Suzanna Kennedy
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2005-09
ISBN: 1411641094
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Union A Journey to Joyful Living Book Excerpt:

Upgrade your life! Our DNA is an elegant, sophisticated computer program consisting of two versions. The basic code contains 3% of the total, which has been mapped by scientists to our current biology. The other 97% (referred to as junk DNA by genetic scientists) are in hidden files, lying dormant. Discover how to accelerate the integration of the upgrade and how to use the new features that are coming on-line. When you become conscious and attuned to the upgrade, integration is faster and more graceful. This gives you access to the new features sooner.

The Last Queens of Egypt

The Last Queens of Egypt
Author: Sally-Ann Ashton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 1317868730
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Queens of Egypt Book Excerpt:

The last of the Ptolemaic monarchs who ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra is the most famous of the Ptolemaic queens. But what of her predecessors? The Last Queens of Egypt examines the roles played by the Ptolemaic royal women and explores their part in religion, politics and court intrigue. Explaining their propensity for incest, murder and power, Sally Ann Ashton shows the extent of the power they enjoyed, the price they paid, and how they shaped Cleopatra's reign.