Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire: From by Albrecht Dihle

By Albrecht Dihle

Professor Dihle sees the Greek and Latin literature among the first century B.C. and the sixth century A.D. as an natural development. He builds on Schlegel's statement that paintings, customs and political existence in classical antiquity are inextricably entwined and for that reason shouldn't be tested individually. Dihle doesn't easily contemplate narrowly outlined `literature', yet all works of cultural socio-historical importance, together with Jewish and Christian literature, philosophy and technological know-how. regardless of this, significant authors like Seneca, Tacitus and Plotinus are thought of separately. This paintings is an authoritative but own presentation of 7 hundred years of literature.

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Cosmopolitanism and the Middle Ages (The New Middle Ages) by J. Ganim,S. Legassie

By J. Ganim,S. Legassie

This choice of essays uncovers a big selection of medieval writings on cosmopolitan ethics and politics, writings as a rule neglected or glossed over in modern discourse. Medieval literary fictions and go back and forth debts supply us with wealthy contextualizations of the complexities and contradictions of cosmopolitan thought.

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Erotic Geographies in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture by Kate Gilhuly

By Kate Gilhuly

Erotic Geographies in old Greek Literature and Culture addresses the next query: how does a spot "get a reputation?" The Athenians linked sexual behaviors with specific areas and their population, and this ebook decodes the that means of the sexualization of position and strains the repercussions of those projections. targeting Corinth, Sparta, and Lesbos, each one part starts off from the truth that there have been comedian comic story phrases that made a verb out of a spot identify to speak a sexual slur. Corinth was once considered a hotbed of prostitution; Sparta was once perceived as a hyper-masculine tradition that made femininity an issue; Lesbos had various traditionally made up our minds connotations, yet was once continually linked to uninhibited and adventurous sexuality. The cultural ideals encoded in those sexualized stereotypes are unpacked.

These findings are then utilized to shut readings, eventually demonstrating how sensitivity to the erotics of position permits new interpretations of famous texts. within the technique of relocating from person observe to tradition to textual content, Erotic Geographies recovers a fancy mode of identification development illuminating the workings of the Athenian imaginary in addition to the function of discourse in shaping subjectivity. Gilhuly brings jointly a deep engagement with the powerful scholarly literature on intercourse and gender in Classics with the transforming into curiosity in cultural geography in a manner that hasn't ever been performed before.

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Das Althochdeutsche aus textlinguistischer Sicht: by Christian Braun

By Christian Braun

Die vorliegende Studie untersucht das Althochdeutsche erstmalig aus einer dezidiert textlinguistischen Perspektive.

Hierzu wird das Gros der althochdeutschen Textdenkmäler zuerst einer soziopragmatischen Einordnung unterzogen. Im Anschluss werden ausgewählte Texte aus dem Kommunikationsbereich der pastoralen Seelsorge bzw. des Gottesdienstes textgrammatisch analysiert. Die Kombination von sozio- und systemlinguistischem Ansatz ermöglicht profunde Aussagen über die an die Texte gestellten kommunikativen Aufgaben und deren erfolgreiche Umsetzung.

Für beide Analyseschritte werden theoretisch reflektierte Systematiken entwickelt.

Der aus zwei sich ergänzenden Perspektiven (soziolinguistisch und textgrammatisch) erfolgende Zugriff auf das Althochdeutsche stellt eine qualitativ neue Bearbeitung des Forschungsgegenstandes dar, setzt wichtige Impulse für eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema und regt zudem dazu an, die entwickelten Analyseinstrumentarien an weiteren historischen Sprachstufen zu erproben.

     

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The Cambridge Companion to Moliere (Cambridge Companions to by David Bradby,Andrew Calder

By David Bradby,Andrew Calder

an in depth creation to Molière and his performs, this significant other, first released in 2006, conjures up his personal theatrical profession, his theatres, buyers, the performers and theatre employees with whom he labored, and some of the publics he and his troupes entertained with such luck. It seems at his specific manufacturers of comedy and satire. L'École des femmes, Le Tartuffe, Dom Juan, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare and Les Femmes savantes are tested from various various viewpoints, and during the eyes of alternative a long time and cultures. The comedies-ballets, a style invented by way of Molière and his collaborators, are re-instated to the relevant place which they held in his œuvre in Molière's personal lifetime; his masterpieces during this style, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme and Le Malade imaginaire, have chapters to themselves. ultimately, the better half seems to be at smooth administrators' theatre, exploring the primary position performed via productions of his paintings in successive 'revolutions' within the dramatic arts in France.

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A Guidebook to Piers Plowman by Anna Baldwin

By Anna Baldwin

William Langland's poem Piers Plowman is likely one of the most well-liked and widely-studied heart English works. This accomplished, readable advisor leads the coed chronologically during the complete textual content and is designed to be learn along it. Assuming no earlier wisdom, readers are brought to characters, plot and argument in approach that allows them to get pleasure from and examine the textual content for themselves.

A Guidebook to 'Piers Plowman':
* clarifies and explores Langland's thinking
* contextualises the spiritual, political and social concerns he raises
* information the genres and assets the poet uses
* employs up to date bibliographical wisdom to supply substitute severe interpretations and recommend methods of touching on those to the poet's key concerns
* explains Langland's old, theological and mental assumptions in worthwhile inserted textual content boxes
* good points illustrations and recommendations for extra reading.

Concise and approachable, this is often a useful instrument to assist scholars enjoy the originality and modernity of Langland's poetry.

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Transformations of Knowledge in Dutch Expansion by Susanne Friedrich,Arndt Brendecke,Stefan Ehrenpreis

By Susanne Friedrich,Arndt Brendecke,Stefan Ehrenpreis

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In the 17th and eighteenth centuries, items, texts and other people travelled all over the world on board Dutch ships. The essays during this ebook discover how those circulations remodeled wisdom in Asian and ecu societies. They be aware of epistemic outcomes within the fields of historiography, geography, traditional historical past, faith and philosophy, in addition to in lifestyle. Emphasizing changes, the amount reconstructs small semantic shifts of information and tentative alterations to new cultural contexts. It unfolds the usually conflict-ridden, advanced and principally international historical past of particular items of information in addition to of generally-shared modern understandings relating to what might or couldn't be thought of actual. The e-book contributes to present debates approximately how one can conceptualize the unsettled epistemologies of the early smooth international.

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Arabic Literary Salons in the Islamic Middle Ages: Poetry, by Samer M. Ali

By Samer M. Ali

Arabic literary salons emerged in ninth-century Iraq and, by means of the 10th, have been flourishing in Baghdad and different city facilities. In an age earlier than broadcast media and lecture room schooling, salons have been the first resource of leisure and get away for center- and upper-rank contributors of society, serving additionally as an area and ability for teaching the younger. even if salons trusted a tradition of oral functionality from reminiscence, students of Arabic literature have concentrated nearly solely at the written dimensions of the culture. That emphasis, argues Samer Ali, has overlooked the interaction of oral and written, in addition to of non secular and secular wisdom in salon society, and the extraordinary ways that those probably discrete different types blurred within the lived event of contributors. taking a look at the interval from 500 to 1250, and utilizing tools from eu medieval experiences, folklore, and cultural anthropology, Ali translates Arabic manuscripts so one can solution primary questions on literary salons as a social establishment. He identifies salons not just as websites for socializing and teaching, yet as loci for appearing literature and oral historical past; for developing and transmitting cultural identification; and for regularly reinterpreting the prior. a desirable restoration of a key component to humanistic tradition, Ali’s paintings will inspire a recasting of our realizing of verbal paintings, cultural reminiscence, and lifestyle in medieval Arab culture.

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Le dialogue: ou les enjeux d'un choix d'écriture (pays de by Philippe Guérin,Collectif

By Philippe Guérin,Collectif

Ce quantity regroupe les textes issus du colloque organisé par l’équipe de recherche Interdisciplinaire en langues romanes (ERILAR) de l’université Rennes 2 en octobre 2003. Son titre précise l’objet propre de l. a. rencontre : interroger une forme textuelle particulière, tout spécialement dans sa measurement substitute par rapport à d’autres stratégies d’écriture (comme par exemple le traité). l. a. Renaissance en constituait le centre de gravité historique : le discussion connaît en effet avec l’âge de l’humanisme un exceptionnel regain de faveur, nourri de l. a. lecture des grands textes de l’Antiquité classique. L’hypothèse uniqueness qu’il s’agissait dès lors de vérifier était qu’un tel choix allât de pair avec los angeles reconfiguration des savoirs à l’aube des temps modernes et avec l. a. remise en reason de leurs procédures d’élaboration traditionnelles. L’affichage de nouvelles modalités de creation du « vrai » soulève notamment los angeles query de l’autorité de qui prétend l’énoncer et redéfinit du même coup le statut de l. a. vérité. Mais éclairer de tels enjeux supposait aussi de mettre en standpoint cette reprise du style. C’est pourquoi le quantity, à côté du noyau primary consacré aux XVe et XVIe siècles, comprend des aperçus sur son amont médiéval et son aval immédiat. C’est pourquoi encore une advent à caractère théorique tente de mieux en cerner les contours sur le plan générique.

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