A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition

A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition
Author: Rabbi Barry Albin
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN: 1435743121
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spiritual History of the Western Tradition Book Excerpt:

This is a history book about how we came to believe what we believe and the effects of our faith upon the world around us. The commentary is insightful and biting. This book is for a person who wants to be challenged.

Roots of the Western Tradition

Roots of the Western Tradition
Author: Charles Warren Hollister
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of the Western Tradition Book Excerpt:

This brief, chronological survey covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on certain issues. Guy Rogers' careful revision preserves C. Warren Hollister's style while bringing the text up-to-date.

Flaubert en Angleterre

Flaubert en Angleterre
Author: Charles Warren Hollister,James Alexander Mackay,Mary Neale,Tekena N. Tamuno
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1964
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Comparative literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy
Author: Michael P. Zuckert,Catherine H. Zuckert
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 022613587X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Leo Strauss and his alleged political influence regarding the Iraq War have in recent years been the subject of significant media attention, including stories in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.Time magazine even called him “one of the most influential men in American politics.” With The Truth about Leo Strauss, Michael and Catherine Zuckert challenged the many claims and speculations about this notoriously complex thinker. Now, with Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy, they turn their attention to a searching and more comprehensive interpretation of Strauss’s thought as a whole, using the many manifestations of the “problem of political philosophy” as their touchstone. For Strauss, political philosophy presented a “problem” to which there have been a variety of solutions proposed over the course of Western history. Strauss’s work, they show, revolved around recovering—and restoring—political philosophy to its original Socratic form. Since positivism and historicism represented two intellectual currents that undermined the possibility of a Socratic political philosophy, the first part of the book is devoted to Strauss’s critique of these two positions. Then, the authors explore Strauss’s interpretation of the history of philosophy and both ancient and modern canonical political philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Locke. Strauss’s often-unconventional readings of these philosophers, they argue, pointed to solutions to the problem of political philosophy. Finally, the authors examine Strauss’s thought in the context of the twentieth century, when his chief interlocutors were Schmitt, Husserl, Heidegger, and Nietzsche. The most penetrating and capacious treatment of the political philosophy of this complex and often misunderstood thinker, from his early years to his last works, Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy reveals Strauss’s writings as an attempt to show that the distinctive characteristics of ancient and modern thought derive from different modes of solving the problem of political philosophy and reveal why he considered the ancient solution both philosophically and politically superior.

Read On History

Read On   History
Author: Tina Frolund
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1610694325
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Read On History Book Excerpt:

Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions

Roots of Wisdom  A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions
Author: Helen Buss Mitchell
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1337672041
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots of Wisdom A Tapestry of Philosophical Traditions Book Excerpt:

Mitchell's ROOTS OF WISDOM: A TAPESTRY OF PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS, Eighth Edition, invites readers to explore universal and current philosophical issues through a rich tapestry of worldviews that include the ideas and traditions of men and women from the West, Asia, the Americas and Africa. No other book covers such a wide breadth of multicultural coverage coupled with a clear, concise and engaging writing style. Striking images from fine art, cartoons, poetry, movies, current events and popular music illustrate our diverse cultural inheritance and bring the issues of philosophy to life. This edition's theme of personhood is addressed in the Confucian Socially Molded Self, discussions about who is and who is not a citizen in a republic, the construction of a planned city and the question of whether other animals do or should enjoy personhood. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The History of Mongolia 3 Vols

The History of Mongolia  3 Vols
Author: David Sneath,Christopher Kaplonski
Publsiher: Global Oriental
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2010-05-01
ISBN: 9004216359
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Mongolia 3 Vols Book Excerpt:

This is the first work in English to bring together significant articles in Mongolian studies in one place, which will be widely welcomed by scholars and researchers in this field.A significant aspect of this work is the emphasis on source materials, including some translated from Mongolian and other languages for the first time.

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine
Author: Ingrid Hjelm,Hamdan Taha,Ilan Pappe,Thomas L. Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 0429627998
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine Book Excerpt:

A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine discusses prospects and methods for a comprehensive, evidence-based history of Palestine with a critical use of recent historical, archaeological and anthropological methods. This history is not an exclusive history but one that is ethnically and culturally inclusive, a history of and for all peoples who have lived in Palestine. After an introductory essay offering a strategy for creating coherence and continuity from the earliest beginnings to the present, the volume presents twenty articles from twenty-two contributors, fifteen of whom are of Middle Eastern origin or relation. Split thematically into four parts, the volume discusses ideology, national identity and chronology in various historiographies of Palestine, and the legacy of memory and oral history; the transient character of ethnicity in Palestine and questions regarding the ethical responsibilities of archaeologists and historians to protect the multi-ethnic cultural heritage of Palestine; landscape and memory, and the values of community archaeology and bio-archaeology; and an exploration of the “ideology of the land” and its influence on Palestine’s history and heritage. The first in a series of books under the auspices of the Palestine History and Heritage Project (PaHH), the volume offers a challenging new departure for writing the history of Palestine and Israel throughout the ages. A New Critical Approach to the History of Palestine explores the diverse history of the region against the backdrop of twentieth-century scholarly construction of the history of Palestine as a history of a Jewish homeland with roots in an ancient, biblical Israel and examines the implications of this ancient and recent history for archaeology and cultural heritage. The book offers a fascinating new perspective for students and academics in the fields of anthropological, political, cultural and biblical history.

History of Art

History of Art
Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson
Publsiher: Prentice Hall Professional
Total Pages: 1031
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780131828957
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Art Book Excerpt:

For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

On Deep History and the Brain

On Deep History and the Brain
Author: Daniel Lord Smail
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2007-11-15
ISBN: 9780520934160
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Deep History and the Brain Book Excerpt:

When does history begin? What characterizes it? This brilliant and beautifully written book dissolves the logic of a beginning based on writing, civilization, or historical consciousness and offers a model for a history that escapes the continuing grip of the Judeo-Christian time frame. Daniel Lord Smail argues that in the wake of the Decade of the Brain and the best-selling historical work of scientists like Jared Diamond, the time has come for fundamentally new ways of thinking about our past. He shows how recent work in evolution and paleohistory makes it possible to join the deep past with the recent past and abandon, once and for all, the idea of prehistory. Making an enormous literature accessible to the general reader, he lays out a bold new case for bringing neuroscience and neurobiology into the realm of history.

Shaping World History

Shaping World History
Author: Mary Kilbourne Matossian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1315503484
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shaping World History Book Excerpt:

This innovative survey of world history from earliest times to the present focuses on the role of four factors in the development of humankind: climate, communication and transportation technology, scientific advances, and the competence of political elites. Matossian moves chronologically through fifteen historic periods showing how one or more of the causative factors led to significant breakthroughs in human history. Shaping World History is based on original research and also draws widely from the literature on the history of science, technology, climate, agriculture, and historical epidemiology. This compelling analysis is presented in a personal style and includes reflections on how things work and why they are important.

Witching Culture

Witching Culture
Author: Sabina Magliocco
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780812218794
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witching Culture Book Excerpt:

"Magliocco impressively corrals the diverse writings and experiences of U.S. neo-pagans into this highly readable and deeply researched ethnographic study. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

Ethnobotany

Ethnobotany
Author: Paul E. Minnis
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780806131801
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnobotany Book Excerpt:

This reader in ethnobotany includes fourteen chapters organized in four parts. Paul Minnis provides a general introduction; the authors of the section introductions are Catherine S. Foeler (ethnoecology), Cecil H. Brown (folk classification), Timothy Jones (foods and medicines), and Richard I. Ford (agriculture). Ethnobotany: A Reader is intended for use as a textbook in upper division undergraduate and graduate courses in economic botany, ethnobotany, and human ecology. The book brings together for the first time previously published journal articles that provide diverse perspectives on a wide variety of topics in ethnobotany. Contributors include: Janis B. Alcorn, M. Kat Anderson, Stephen B. Brush, Robert A. Bye, George F. Estabrook, David H. French, Eugene S. Hunn, Charles F. Hutchinson, Eric Mellink, Paul E. Minnis, Brian Morris, Gary P. Nabhan, Amadeo M. Rea, Karen L. Reichhardt, Jan Timbrook, Nancy J. Turner, and Robert A. Voeks.

Science and Technology in World History

Science and Technology in World History
Author: James E. McClellan III,Harold Dorn
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1421417758
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Technology in World History Book Excerpt:

Facts and figures have been thoroughly updated and the work includes a comprehensive Guide to Resources, incorporating the major published literature along with a vetted list of websites and Internet resources for students and lay readers.

A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan
Author: Rebekah Clements
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN: 1107079829
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

"Translation, in one form or another, has been present in all major exchanges between cultures in history. Japan is no exception, and it is part of the standard narrative of Japanese history that translation has played a formative role in the developmentof indigenous legal and religious systems as well as literature, from early contact with China to the present-day impact of world literatures in Japanese translation. Yet translation is by no means a mainstream area of study for historians of Japan and there are no monograph-length overviews of the history of pre-modern Japanese translation available in any language"--

The History of the Illustrated Book

The History of the Illustrated Book
Author: John Harthan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Illumination of books and manuscripts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory Modern Power World Politics

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory  Modern Power  World Politics
Author: Dr Nevzat Soguk,Dr Scott G Nelson
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN: 1472402650
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Theory Modern Power World Politics Book Excerpt:

Deliberately eschewing disciplinary and temporal boundaries, this volume makes a major contribution to the de-traditionalization of political thinking within the discourses of international relations. Collecting the works of twenty-five theorists, this Ashgate Research Companion engages some of the most pressing aspects of political thinking in world politics today. The authors explore theoretical constitutions, critiques, and affirmations of uniquely modern forms of power, past and present. Among the themes and dynamics examined are textual appropriation and representation, materiality and capital formation, geopolitical dimensions of ecological crises, connections between representations of violence and securitization, subjectivity and genderization, counter-globalization politics, constructivism, biopolitics, post-colonial politics and theory, as well as the political prospects of emerging civic and cosmopolitan orders in a time of national, religious, and secular polarization. Radically different in their approaches, the authors critically assess the discourses of IR as interpretive frames that are indebted to the historical formation of concepts, and to particular negotiations of power that inform the main methodological practices usually granted primacy in the field. Students as well as seasoned scholars seeking to challenge accepted theoretical frameworks will find in these chapters fresh insights into contemporary world-political problems and new resources for their critical interrogation.

Why History

Why History
Author: Keith Jenkins
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780415206327
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why History Book Excerpt:

The author aims to show, through a series of case studies of Derrida and others, that postmodern ways of thinking signal the end of history - 'history' especially when taken in either of two forms: the metanarrative on the one hand, and the professional, academic form on the other. -- introd.

Undergraduate Announcement

Undergraduate Announcement
Author: University of Michigan--Dearborn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Undergraduate Announcement Book Excerpt:

The Double Face of Janus and Other Essays in the History of Medicine

The Double Face of Janus and Other Essays in the History of Medicine
Author: Owsei Temkin
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN: 9780801885471
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Face of Janus and Other Essays in the History of Medicine Book Excerpt:

Preeminent historian of medicine Owsei Temkin brought to his writing an awesome range of scholarship, for he was at home in the classical, the medieval, and the modern eras. The essays gathered in this volume deal with all the topics that Temkin considered most important in his work. They were widely commended for their originality, intelligent analysis, and impressive continuity of thought. Temkin explores the history of basic medical sciences, of health and disease, and of surgery and drug therapy, as well as general questions concerning the historical and philosophical approach to medicine from antiquity to the early twentieth century. In a retrospective introduction which gives the book its name, Temkin relates his writings to his career as a scholar in Germany and the United States. He situates the writings against the background of the development of the study of medical history and provides recollections of such prominent figures as Karl Sudhoff, Henry E. Sigerist, William H. Welch, and Richard H. Shryock.