Death and Memory in Early Medieval Britain

Author: Howard Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139457934

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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How were the dead remembered in early medieval Britain? Originally published in 2006, this innovative study demonstrates how perceptions of the past and the dead, and hence social identities, were constructed through mortuary practices and commemoration between c. 400–1100 AD. Drawing on archaeological evidence from across Britain, including archaeological discoveries, Howard Williams presents a fresh interpretation of the significance of portable artefacts, the body, structures, monuments and landscapes in early medieval mortuary practices. He argues that materials and spaces were used in ritual performances that served as 'technologies of remembrance', practices that created shared 'social' memories intended to link past, present and future. Through the deployment of material culture, early medieval societies were therefore selectively remembering and forgetting their ancestors and their history. Throwing light on an important aspect of medieval society, this book is essential reading for archaeologists and historians with an interest in the early medieval period.

Palgrave Advances in Witchcraft Historiography

Author: J. Barry,O. Davies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230593488

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 438

This is the first book to offer a detailed modern survey of Witchcraft historiography. By using a broad chronological structure, from contemporary responses through to modern day, the book draws on contributions from a range of leading experts in the field to provide a much-needed overview of the area.

The middle Neolithic in southern France

Chasséen farming and culture process

Author: Patricia Phillips

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 6740

Neolithikum - Frankreich - Paläoökonomie - Landschaftsgeschichte - Siedlungsgeschichte.

The Tenants of Moonbloom

Author: Edward Lewis Wallant

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590170700

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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Norman Moonbloom is a loser, a drop-out who can't even make it as a deadbeat. His brother, a slumlord, hires him to collect rent in the buildings he owns in Manhattan. Making his rounds from apartment to apartment, Moonbloom confronts a wildly varied assortment of brilliantly described urban characters, among them a gay jazz musician with a sideline as a gigolo, a Holocaust survivor, and a brilliant young black writer modeled on James Baldwin. Moonbloom hears their cries of outrage and abuse; he learns about their secret sorrows and desires. And as he grows familiar with their stories, he finds that he is drawn, in spite of his best judgment, into a desperate attempt to improve their lives. Edward Lewis Wallant's astonishing comic tour de force is a neglected masterpiece of 1960s America.

A Pacific Legacy

A Century of Maritime Photography, 1850-1950

Author: Wayne Bonnett

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc


Category: Photography

Page: 154

View: 7891

Photographs from the Museum Archives of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park reveal a century of Pacific Coast maritime history

Mountain and Plain

From the Lycian Coast to the Phrygian Plateau in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Period

Author: R. Martin Harrison,Wendy Dennis Young

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472110841

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 8945

Subtitled `From the Lycian Coast to the Phrygian Plateau in the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Periods', this book is the product of years of excavation and research by the author, especially at the Phrygian city of Amorium. Harrison explores the view that Lycia's coastal cities declined after the 5th century AD and assesses evidence for a demographic shift at this time. Richly illustrated with images of architecture, sculpture and inscriptions in support of his theories. Completed and edited by Wendy Young after the author's death.

Supply Chain Management Demystified

Author: John M. McKeller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071805133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 4340

Your SOURCE for supply chain management fundamentals Optimize your understanding of the essential supply chain management practices used by the best firms to gain competitive advantage. Written in an easy-to-follow style, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD is filled with best practices and proven techniques for success. This practical guide covers supply chain collaboration, planning, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, production, logistics, risk management, and performance metrics. Corporate social responsibility is also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Creating a customer-focused strategy Buyer-supplier negotiations New product development Just in time (JIT), Lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma Transportation Global supply chains Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD helps you master this essential business and quality management topic.

Interpreting Late Antiquity

Essays on the Postclassical World

Author: Glen Warren Bowersock

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674005983

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 2496

The era of late antiquity—from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth—was marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. In these eleven in-depth essays, drawn from the award-winning reference work Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on this period's culture and history.

Prehistoric Britain

The Ceramic Basis

Author: Ann Woodward,J. D. Hill


ISBN: 1785705350

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 4015

Pottery has become one of the major categories of artefact that is used in reconstructing the lives and habits of prehistoric people. In these 14 papers, members of the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group discuss the many ways in which pottery is used to study chronology, behavioural changes, inter-relationships between people and between people and their environment, technology and production, exchange, settlement organisation, cultural expression, style and symbolism.

A topographical dictionary of Ireland

comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs corporate, market, and post towns, parishes and villages ... : With an appendix describing the electoral boundaries of the several bouroughs as defined by the act of the 2d. and 3d. of William IV.

Author: Samuel Lewis

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Thinking through the Body

Archaeologies of Corporeality

Author: Yannis Hamilakis,Mark Pluciennik,Sarah Tarlow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146150693X

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 9884

What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

The Natural History of Pompeii

Author: Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski,Frederick G. Meyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521800549

Category: Art

Page: 502

View: 3445

Following the prototype established by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, Jashemski and the volume's contributors reconstruct the environment of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside, based on the evidence preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, paleontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalologists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, providing a complete picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites.


The Steelworkers' Victory and the Revival of American Labor

Author: Tom Juravich,Kate Bronfenbrenner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801486661

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 405

Since the late 1970s, Americans have seen their workplaces downsized and streamlined, their jobs out-sourced and often eliminated while their unions have seemed powerless to defend them. This text recounts how the United Steelworkers of America proved that organized labour can still win.

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Jodi Magness

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802826879

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 6210

The Dead Sea Scrolls are among the most interesting and important archaeological discoveries ever made, and the excavation of the Qumran community itself has provided invaluable information about Judaism and the Jewish world in the last centuries B.C.E. Like the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, the Qumran site continues to be the object of intense scholarly debate. In a book meant to introduce general readers to this fascinating area of study, veteran archaeologist Jodi Magness here provides an overview of the archaeology of Qumran and presents an exciting new interpretation of this ancient community based on information found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other contemporary documents. Magness's work offers a number of fresh conclusions concerning life at Qumran. She agrees that Qumran was a sectarian settlement but rejects other unconventional views, including the view that Qumran was a villa rustica or manor house. By carefully analyzing the published information on Qumran, she refines the site's chronology, reinterprets the purpose of some of its rooms, and reexamines the archaeological evidence for the presence of women and children in the settlement. Numerous photos and diagrams give readers a firsthand look at the site. Written with an expert's insight yet with a journalist's spunk, this engaging book is sure to reinvigorate discussion of this monumental archaeological find.

Leading in the Top Team

The CXO Challenge

Author: Preston Bottger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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CXO is the collective name given to that expanding class of corporate executives whose title begins with the word 'chief' and ends with the word 'officer'. Leading in the Top Team explores the leadership contributions required from the CEO, and by chiefs of other key business functions, including finance, marketing, sales, supply chain, manufacturing, IT, R and D, HR, governance, communications and the strategic business unit. Leadership in each of these areas is examined by looking at its history, challenges facing the CXO, how each function needs to work with other key areas, and likely future developments. The focus throughout is to provide practical advice based on the actions and decisions of real leaders in a range of roles and situations. This is an excellent book for giving business leaders, whether current or potential, an overview of the work of leadership and teamwork at the top level of the company.

The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Of 1906

Author: Louise Chipley Slavicek

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118163

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 128

View: 5931

At approximately 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a powerful earthquake ripped through the city of San Francisco. Roadways rose and fell like ocean waves. Crumbling walls and chimneys rained glass and bricks onto sidewalks and streets, and crowded rooming houses suddenly vanished into heaps of splintered wood. Yet San Francisco's ordeal had only begun. The violent trembling of the ground had hardly stilled when dozens of fires sparked by damaged chimneys and severed gas lines ignited throughout the stricken city. By April 21st, the fires were finally brought under control, but the city had lost nearly 30,000 buildings to the earthquake and ensuing blazes, half of its population was homeless, and some 3,000 were dead. Until Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, the San Francisco calamity of 1906 was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

Shechem I

The Middle Bronze IIB Pottery

Author: Dan P. Cole

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9780897572064

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 4100

This volume reports on, and catalogues, the pottery from the Middle Bronze IIB period (c.1750-1650 BC) recovered during excavations of Tell Balatah, otherwise known as Schechem. The material is also contrasted with pottery found elsewhere, on the coast and in the Jordan Valley.

The First Naxal

An Authorised Biography of Kanu Sanyal

Author: Bappaditya Paul

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351504344

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 5374

It seldom happens that the story of an individual becomes so intertwined with the cause she or he stands for that it becomes impossible to separate the one from the other. Kanu Sanyal’s is one such rare story: to read it is to relive the history of the Naxalite Movement, which the Indian establishments call the country’s biggest internal security threat. This book narrates the making of Kanu Sanyal right from his childhood to the days of the Naxalbari uprising and beyond. It delves deep into Sanyal’s evolution as a Communist rebel and throws light on the various stages of the Naxalite Movement with relevant background information. What is significant about this book is that this is the only authorised biography of Kanu Sanyal in any language—he personally read and cleared all its chapters but the last one, which deals with his aberrant demise.

The Mansion of Happiness

A History of Life and Death

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307476456

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 9482

A history of American ideas about life and death discusses how the age of discovery, Darwin's theories of evolution, and the space age changed ideas about life on Earth.

Job Search

Marketing Your Military Experience

Author: David G. Henderson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780811731171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 7328

Most up-to-date information for making a successful transition to the civilian workforce. How to assess military experience and the job market, prepare resumes, interview, negotiate salaries, use the Internet to find a job.