Download E-books Religion and the Self in Antiquity PDF

By Steven Weitzman

Many fresh experiences have argued that the self is a latest invention, an idea built within the final 3 centuries. faith and the Self in Antiquity demanding situations that concept through featuring a chain of experiences that discover the origins, formation, and boundaries of the self in the religions of the traditional Mediterranean global. Drawing on fresh paintings at the physique, gender, sexuality, the anthropology of the senses, and gear, individuals make a robust case that the historical past of the self does certainly commence in antiquity, constructing as Western faith itself developed.

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Download E-books Structures of Social Action (Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction) PDF

By J. Maxwell Atkinson

Bringing jointly 13 unique papers through major American and British researchers, this quantity displays clean advancements within the more and more influential box of dialog research. It starts through outlining the theoretical and methodological foundations of the sphere and is going directly to advance the various major subject matters that experience emerged from topical empirical study. those contain the business enterprise of choice, subject, non-vocal actions, and it seems that spontaneous responses equivalent to laughter and applause. the gathering represents the main finished assertion but to be released in this kind of examine.

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Download E-books Religion Mas Antigua, La - Mesopotamia (Spanish Edition) PDF

Honestidad, claridad y mirada alta son tres rasgos escogidos que bien pueden caracterizar este escrito, obra de uno de los mayores especialistas en los angeles civilización mesopotámica. De los angeles primera a los angeles última página past due el decidido propósito de ir al encuentro de los hombres ribereños del Éufrates y del Tigris. El libro está inspirado en gran medida en «Lo Santo» de Rudolf Otto. El fenómeno religioso en cuanto tal, visto desde los individuos que lo viven, le dio las pautas a Bottéro para llevar lo común del hecho religioso al estudio de una tradición specific. Tres milenios densos de religiosidad pueden estar muy próximos de los que, educados por l. a. cultura occidental, tanto adeudamos a nuestros antepasados de Oriente.

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Download E-books Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life PDF

By Thomas R. Martin, Christopher W. Blackwell

Every little thing we all know approximately Alexander comes from old resources, which agree unanimously that he was once outstanding and larger than daily mortals. From his delivery right into a hypercompetitive international of royal ladies via his education less than the eyes and fists of stern infantrymen and the piercing mind of Aristotle; via friendships, rivalries, conquests and negotiations; via acts of generosity and acts of homicide, this publication explains who Alexander was once, what stimulated him, the place he succeeded (in his personal eyes) and the place he failed, and the way he believed that he earned a brand new 'mixed' nature combining the human and the divine.

This ebook explains what made Alexander 'Great' in accordance with the folk and expectancies of his time and position and rejects sleek judgments asserted at the foundation of an implicit ethical superiority to antiquity.

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Download E-books The idea of prehistory PDF

By Glyn Edmund Daniel

This paintings has been chosen via students as being culturally vital, and is a part of the data base of civilization as we all know it. This paintings used to be reproduced from the unique artifact, and is still as actual to the unique paintings as attainable. consequently, you will see that the unique copyright references, library stamps (as each one of these works were housed in our most crucial libraries round the world), and different notations within the paintings.

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Download E-books Introduction to the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther PDF

By A.H. Sayce

From the preface: "The following pages will clarify themselves. Their item is to set ahead of the reader a short yet intelligible account of the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, and a heritage of the days to which they belong. An endeavour has been made to forget not anything that demands remark or explan­ation, and therefore to give the Biblical scholar with a piece that, whereas serving the needs of a remark, types a continuing narrative, and is of doable dimension. Its distinguishing peculiarity is the use made in it of modern enormous discoveries, extra specifically of the inscriptions of Cyrus ; and the coed will detect one or illustrations of Holy Writ which are the following given for the 1st time. those that want for extra exact information about the newly-found files of the prior, and the testimony they undergo to the reality of the outdated testomony Scriptures, may well discuss with the volumes entitled ' clean gentle from the traditional Monuments,’ ' Assyria : its Princes, clergymen and People,’ and ' The Hittites ; or, the tale of a Forgotten Empire,’ released by way of the non secular Tract Society."

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Download E-books Babylonian Life and History (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) PDF

Masking every little thing from Babylonian vampires to the perform of 'baby farming' in Mesopotamia, the writer brings to his readers the main well-known Mesopotamian myths and legends, similar to mankind's first recorded tale of the production, the Babylonian tale of the good Flood, and the adventures of the world's first epic hero, Gilgamesh.

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Download E-books Religion und Mythologie der Germanen (German Edition) PDF

By Rudolf Simek

Rudolf Simek bietet anhand von archäologischen Funden und authentischen Quellen eine umfassende Darstellung der vielfältigen Erscheinungsformen der religiösen Welt der Germanen. Einen Schwerpunkt bilden dabei die Kultpraktiken, über die jüngere Forschungen sehr genauen Aufschluss geben können. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie sich die mythologische Götterwelt von der Eiszeit bis zur Wikingerzeit von numinosen Mächten an Flüssen oder Sümpfen zu einem komplexen Götterpantheon entwickelte. Der Magie ist ein eigenes Kapitel gewidmet. Sehr anschaulich zeigt Simek, welche Praktiken und mythologischen Wesen die Christianisierung überdauert haben und bis heute in vielen Formen der Volksreligiosität weiterleben. Dabei verdeutlicht er, wie und warum das Christentum an bestimmte religiöse Vorstellungen der Germanen anknüpfte.

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Download E-books Macedonia: Warlords and Rebels in the Balkans PDF

By John Phillips

The disintegration of Yugoslavia within the Nineties shattered the Balkans, unleashing the horror of maximum nationalism. Macedonia looked as if it would were spared the bloodletting. in truth, it was once merely postponed. The newly autonomous Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is still a powder-keg ready to explode.

Journalist John Phillips describes the bloody uprising initiated through Albanian guerrillas hard rights equivalent to these of the dominant Slavs in Macedonia, a clash that killed and wounded 1000s of individuals and trigger fears that the obstacle might attract surrounding Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, and Greece. overseas intervention introduced an uneasy halt to the bloodshed in the summertime of 2001, yet hardline Macedonian nationalists—including a few lower than research by way of the foreign struggle crimes tribunal—have hindered complete implementation of the peace contract and will renew their campaign.

John Phillips has lined either the scuffling with at the entrance traces and the behind-the-scenes diplomatic intrigue in Macedonia. Now, offering the occasions, politics, and personalities, he exhibits how the instability in Macedonia threatens any desire of a long-lasting peace within the Balkans.

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