By Ralph Mark Rosen, Ineke Sluiter
An exam of a valuable thought within the self-definition of any Greek-speaking male: "Andreia", the inspiration of braveness and manliness. via a mix of lexical or semantic and conceptual reports the discourse of manliness and its position within the development of social order is explored.
By Teun Tieleman
This quantity offers with books II and III of the "On the Doctrines of Hippocrates and Plato" via the scientific scientist and thinker Galen of Pergamum (129-c. 210 CE ). In those books Galen bargains an intensive critique of Stoic psychology, quoting a lot of passages from the another way misplaced treatise "On the Soul" via the good Stoic thinker Chrysippus. this primary full-scale examine of Chrysippus' mode of argumentation considers the fragments either of their Galenic context and with regards to Stoicism ordinarily. A separate dialogue is dedicated to Galen's goals and techniques and the traditions he's indebted to. even though designed as a foil for the therapy of Chrysippus, it might probably even be learn through these attracted to Galen's technique for its personal sake.
By Professor of Religion Jacob Neusner PhD
Those volumes introduce the resources of Judaism in past due antiquity to students in adjoining fields, comparable to the examine of the outdated and New Testaments, old heritage of Classical Antiquity, earliest Christianity, the traditional close to East, and the background of faith. the following, in volumes, prime American, Israeli, and ecu experts within the heritage, literature, theology, and archaeology of Judaism supply authentic solutions to the 2 questions that the research of any faith in precedent days needs to elevate. the 1st is, what are the resources written and in fabric tradition that tell us approximately that faith? the second one is, how will we comprehend these resources within the reconstruction of the historical past of assorted Judaic structures in antiquity. The chapters set forth in basic statements, intelligible for non-specialists, the evidence the resources offer. as a result nature of the topic and acute curiosity in it, we additionally bring up a few questions specific to the examine of Judaism, these facing its ancient courting with nascent Christianity in New testomony instances. The paintings varieties the place to begin for the examine of the entire important questions pertaining to Judaism in overdue antiquity and units forth the most up-tp-date, severe result of scholarship."
By Nicole Huang
In December 1941, the 5th 12 months in an all-scale cataclysmic Sino-Japanese warfare that gobbled a lot of jap China, town of Shanghai entered into an period of complete profession. This used to be the instant whilst a bunch of younger girls authors begun writing and shortly took over the cultural scene of the besieged city.
girls, battle, Domesticity reconstructs cultures of studying, writing, and publishing within the urban of Shanghai through the 3 years and 8 months of jap career. It particularly depicts the formation of a brand new cultural area initiated by way of a bunch of girls who not just wrote, edited, and released, but in addition took half in defining and reworking the constitution of recent wisdom, discussing it in numerous public boards surrounding the print media, and, therefore, selling themselves as authoritative cultural commentators of the period.
Readership : students and scholars in Asian reviews, rather within the fields of recent chinese language literature and background, girls and gender reports, these attracted to narratives of conflict and atrocities of our time, and study on towns and concrete cultures.
By Shashi Caan
Inside layout is helping to form all features of our lives and has now come of age either intellectually and professionally. this article units out to alter and make clear the perceptions and misconceptions approximately modern inside layout through analyzing the various key concerns that outline what it's, the way it isn't like structure, what particular abilities it calls for and what layout difficulties it solves. The e-book additionally aspires to supply new artistic chances which could support not just to extend and distinguish the self-discipline but in addition increase its stature and esteem. Provocatively written through one of many most desirable educators and practitioners within the box, this ebook may be crucial for all inside layout scholars and lecturers, in addition to beautiful to practitioners
By Egyptologist Jan Assmann, Albert I Baumgartner
The position of illustration in faith is advanced. whereas usually perceived as crucial, it's also linked in lots of traditions with the legal responsibility of idolatry and provokes iconoclasm. The essays during this quantity research the nuances of illustration in faith and the controversy touching on its position throughout a number of traditions from the 3 Abrahamic faiths, to these of antiquity and the East. This quantity involves displays made at a global convention held in honour of Moshe Barasch, artwork historian and cultural critic, who has performed a lot to clarify the sunshine which illustration and faith shed on one another. It will pay tribute to Barasch via increasing the bottom of knowing and perception he has erected. it may be of curiosity to scholars of faith and of paintings background.
By Mark Csikszentmihalyi
This booklet reconstructs a overlooked episode within the improvement of Confucianism, one who significantly prompted later chinese language spiritual idea. Material Virtue examines a suite of 4 via first century B.C.E. chinese language texts that argue advantage has a actual correlate within the physique. in line with either transmitted (e.g., the Mengzi or Mencius) and lately excavated (e.g., the Wuxing or 5 varieties of motion) texts, Material Virtue describes how the argument addresses demanding situations to early chinese language spiritual ethics partly via counting on rising notions equivalent to the stability of qi (pneumas) additionally present in traditional philosophy.
By Toufic Gaspard
This paintings assesses Lebanon's improvement adventure in the course of 1948-2002, a case examine of laissez-faire functionality over greater than 50 years. The textual content analyzes the powerful financial concern of the mid-1980s and the reconstruction coverage that produced susceptible development and excessive govt indebtedness.
By Professor of Arabic and Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Language Programs Alaa Elgibali
This booklet bargains a variety review of present learn matters in Arabic linguistics, extending from the overall to the categorical. It comprises intensive investigations of theoretical and utilized issues which are of curiosity to common and Arabic linguistics: computational research of Arabic, Arabic dialectology, acquisition of Arabic as a local language, studying and instructing Arabic as a primary or international language, sociolinguistic research of Arabic, and the prestige of Arabic in eu academe. regardless of the seeming range of the themes, they fall thematically into significant inter-related different types, research and studying. each one bankruptcy is a considerate mirrored image of a big present pattern within the learn of Arabic.