Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World

Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World
Author: Giulio Magli,Antonio César González-García,Juan Belmonte Aviles,Elio Antonello
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN: 3319970070
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World Book Excerpt:

This book explores the insights that Cultural Astronomy provides into the classical Roman world by unveiling the ways in which the Romans made use of their knowledge concerning the heavens, and by shedding new light on the interactions between astronomy and heritage in ancient Roman culture. Leading experts in the field present fascinating information on how and why the Romans referred to the sky when deciding upon the orientation of particular monuments, temples, tombs and even urban layouts. Attention is also devoted to questions of broader interest, such as the contribution that religious interpretation of the sky made in the assimilation of conquered peoples. When one considers astronomy in the Roman world it is customary to think of the work and models of Ptolemy, and perhaps the Julian calendar or even the sighting of the Star of Bethlehem. However, like many other peoples in antiquity, the Romans interacted with the heavens in deeper ways that exerted a profound influence on their culture. This book highlights the need to take this complexity into account in various areas of research and will appeal to all those who wish to learn more about the application of astronomy in the lives and architecture of the Romans.

Wandering and Wondering

Wandering and Wondering
Author: Randall Worley
Publsiher: Whitaker House
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN: 1629119075
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wandering and Wondering Book Excerpt:

Mark Twain once said, “The two greatest days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” But what happens when you know the why but can't figure out how to make it happen? It is this journey between the realization of your purpose and its actualization that Randall Worley calls process. Purpose, which answers why, can be realized in moment. However, process, which must answer how, is not actualized as quickly. In other words, “becoming an overnight success takes years.” Purpose has been a hot topic for several years, capturing the attention of those adrift in a culture of apathy and aimlessness. It is certainly a far more palatable subject in today’s culture of self-improvement than is process, because it seems to offer a free carpet ride from here to there. Your destiny, however, is not downloadable. The dream of your future is free, but the journey will demand a price. Yet it is in the sacrifice and effort of process that God will turn your purpose into a world-changing reality.

The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice

The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice
Author: Dana E. Katz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN: 1316738566
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jewish Ghetto and the Visual Imagination of Early Modern Venice Book Excerpt:

Dana E. Katz examines the Jewish ghetto of Venice as a paradox of urban space. In 1516, the Senate established the ghetto on the periphery of the city and legislated nocturnal curfews to reduce the Jews' visibility in Venice. Katz argues that it was precisely this practice of marginalization that put the ghetto on display for Christian and Jewish eyes. According to her research, early modern Venetians grounded their conceptions of the ghetto in discourses of sight. Katz's unique approach demonstrates how Venice's Jewish ghetto engaged the sensory imagination of its inhabitants in complex and contradictory ways that both shaped urban space and reshaped Christian-Jewish relations.

Chase s Calendar of Events 2018

Chase s Calendar of Events 2018
Author: Editors of Chase's
Publsiher: Bernan Press
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN: 1598889265
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chase s Calendar of Events 2018 Book Excerpt:

Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018 edition! Users will find everything worth knowing and celebrating for each day of the year: 12,500 holidays, historical milestones, famous birthdays, festivals, sporting events and much more. "One of the most impressive reference volumes in the world."--Publishers Weekly.

Ancient Gods

Ancient Gods
Author: Jim Willis
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN: 1578596432
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Gods Book Excerpt:

Where do we come from? What are the origins of modern civilization? Do the world's pyramids, the Nazca Lines, Easter Island statues, and other enigmatic structures, archaeological wonders, and geographic anomalies contain evidence of ancient gods? Sifting through the historical and archaeological evidence, Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths, and the Conspiracy of Silence probes the myths, stories, history, and facts of ancient civilizations, lost technologies, past catastrophes, archetypal astronauts, and bygone religions to tease out the truth of our distant past and modern existence. It takes and in-depth look at the facts, fictions, and controversies of our ancestors, origins, who we are as a people—and who might have come before us. It tackles more than 60 nagging stories of ancient gods, ancestors, alien visitors, theories and explanations, including: • Why did our ancestors crawl deep underground and paint on cave walls? • How did the megalithic temple site called Göbekli Tepe come to be built—11,600 years before the agricultural revolution? • How were massive stones, weighing tons, dragged miles to build Stonehenge? • Who—and why—were pyramids built on the equatorial band circling the earth? • What secrets does modern DNA analysis reveal mankind's heritage? • Are we to believe the Ancient Alien Theory? • And more!

Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts

Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts
Author: Marion Dolan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 3319567845
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts Book Excerpt:

This carefully researched monograph is a historical investigation of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated these ancient stories about the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety due to multiple translations from Greek to Latin and even to Arabic, with many illuminated versions being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses four interrelated disciplines: history of literature, history of myth, history of science, and history of art. Aratea manuscripts by their nature are a meeting place of these distinct branches, and the culling of information from historical literature and from the manuscripts themselves focuses on a wider, holistic view; a narrow approach could not provide a proper prospective. What is most essential to know about this work is that because of its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted through the centuries, which speaks to its importance in all of these disciplines. This book brings a better understanding of the history, changes and transmission of the original astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, art historians, astronomy lovers, and historians of astronomy will learn more specialized details concerning the Aratea and how the tradition survived from the Middle Ages. It is a credit to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the text that its pagan aspects were not edited nor removed, but respected and maintained in the exact same form despite the fact that all sixty Aratea manuscripts mentioned in this study were produced under the rule of Christianity.

The Burden of Silence

The Burden of Silence
Author: Cengiz Sisman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-06
ISBN: 019069856X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Burden of Silence Book Excerpt:

The Burden of Silence is the first monograph on Sabbateanism, an early modern Ottoman-Jewish messianic movement, tracing it from its beginnings during the seventeenth century up to the present day. Initiated by the Jewish rabbi Sabbatai Sevi, the movement combined Jewish, Islamic, and Christian religious and social elements and became a transnational phenomenon, spreading througout Afro-Euroasia. When Ottoman authorities forced Sevi to convert to Islam in 1666, his followers formed messianic crypto-Judeo-Islamic sects, Donmes, which played an important role in the modernization and secularization of Ottoman and Turkish society and, by extension, Middle Eastern society as a whole. Using Ottoman, Jewish, and European sources, Sisman examines the dissemination and evolution of Sabbeateanism in engagement with broader topics such as global histories, messianism, mysticism, conversion, crypto-identities, modernity, nationalism, and memory. By using flexible and multiple identities to stymie external interference, the crypto-Jewish Donmes were able to survive despite persecution from Ottoman authorities, internalizing the Kabbalistic principle of a "burden of silence" according to which believers keep their secret on pain of spiritual and material punishment, in order to sustain their overtly Muslim and covertly Jewish identities. Although Donmes have been increasingly abandoning their religious identities and embracing (and enhancing) secularism, individualism, and other modern ideas in the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey since the nineteenth century, Sisman asserts that, throughout this entire period, religious and cultural Donmes continued to adopt the "burden of silence" in order to cope with the challenges of messianism, modernity, and memory.

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Interfaith Imperative

The Interfaith Imperative
Author: Ross Thompson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN: 1625641427
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interfaith Imperative Book Excerpt:

Globally we seem torn between local, exclusive forms of religion, which can cause immense spiritual and physical damage to people, and a bland secularism that confines the religions to safe havens, each offering its own private options for "spirituality" within a secularized global politic. In this context the religions tolerate one another but cannot engage in mutually challenging and transforming dialogue. Thompson argues that it is only through dialogue that the distinctive truths of the faiths emerge. Moving beyond the threefold paradigm that has limited dialogue, and challenging modern secularism and postmodern relativism alike, he argues for a dialogue-based realism that is rooted in the Christian doctrines of creation and Trinity. Turning to recent theological approaches, Thompson both affirms and criticizes narrative and postliberal theologies, liberation theology, and the revival of negative theology. The transfiguration of Jesus provides a model for the way theology proceeds in dialogue, from an initial naivety, through metaphysical construction and deconstruction, to a new metaphorical "interillumination." Thompson sets forth a utopian hope for "the interreligious city of God, shining with the divine, interilluminative rainbow light reflected from the many faiths, including the secular faith."

Symbolism

Symbolism
Author: Steven Olderr
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 0786490675
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbolism Book Excerpt:

The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of more than 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From “0” to “Zu,” each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.

Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur

Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur
Author: James A. Montgomery
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 1512818135
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aramaic Incantation Texts from Nippur Book Excerpt:

This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.

Pathfinder

Pathfinder
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1941
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 658
Release: 1911
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts Humanities Citation Index Book Excerpt:

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.

Manuscripten en miniaturen Studies aangeboden aan Anne S Korteweg bij haar afscheid van de koninklijke Bibliotheek

Manuscripten en miniaturen  Studies aangeboden aan Anne S  Korteweg bij haar afscheid van de koninklijke Bibliotheek
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9789087304713
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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