Biographical Dictionary of North American Classicists

Author: American Philological Association

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313245602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

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While European scholarship in the Classics has a long and established tradition, very little has been written on the history of classical scholarship in North America. This book provides a starting point for defining the history of North American Classics scholarship. The volume contains some 600 biographical profiles of figures who significantly influenced Classical scholarship in the United States and Canada.
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The Painted Closet of Lady Anne Bacon Drury

Author: H. L. Meakin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780754663973

Category: Art

Page: 328

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Lady Anne Bacon Drury (1572-1624) devised dozens of panels comprised of pictures and Latin mottoes for the walls of her closet or study. The panels functioned as a 'book' of meditations to enable her - well-connected, wealthy, and well-educated as she was - to cope with the disappointments of her life. For the first time in 400 years, Meakin thoroughly investigates the personal, social, and intellectual contexts of Lady Drury's closet.
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The Poems of Andrew Marvell

Author: Andrew Marvell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405832830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

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Little known as a poet in his own time, Andrew Marvell (1621 - 78) was a patriotic politician and champion of religious toleration during the Restoration. Although long celebrated for the great love lyric, "To His Coy Mistress," the last century has seen his wider reputation as a poet grow significantly, as readers have acclaimed not only his technical excellence, but the appeal of his verse to such themes as poetry and politics, alternative sexualities and the criticism of violent persecution. Nigel Smith presents an authoritative text of Marvell's poetry, accompanied by extensive annotations giving an unprecedented record of literary, philosophical and theological analogues and allusions. Local points of interpretation are addressed - using the many hundreds of publications devoted to Marvell's life and works - and Marvell's canon is re-appraised: some poems considered dubious hitherto are added, and others excluded. In a headnote to each poem, the reader will find the fullest accounts yet published of matters of dating, sources, publication, historical context, and critical reception. The first complete, annotated edition of Andrew Marvell's verse for thirty years, this is an indispensable guide to the study of Marvell's poetry This revised edition contains new information available since the original publication: newly recovered versions of some poems, further details of historical context and updated translations of all the Latin poems. It remains the first point of reference for scholar, student and general reader alike. Nigel Smith is a Professor of English at Princeton University. He is the author of "Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion, 1640-1660 "(OUP, 1989) and "Literature and Revolution in ""England"," 1640-1660 "(Yale UP, 1994).
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De Optimo Reipublicae Statu, Deque Nova Insula Utopia

Author: Thomas (More, santo.),Sir Thomas More (Saint),Thomas More

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521403184

Category: History

Page: 290

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First published in Latin in 1516, Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most influential books in the Western philosophical and literary tradition and one of the supreme achievements of Renaissance humanism. This is the first edition of Utopia since 1965 (the Yale edition) to combine More's Latin text with an English translation, and also the first edition to provide a Latin text that is both accurate and readable. The text is based on the early editions (with the Froben edition of March 1518 as copy-text), but spelling and punctuation have been regularized in accordance with modern practices. The translation is a revised version of the acclaimed lively and readable Adams translation, which also appears in Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. This edition, which incorporates the results of recent Utopian scholarship, also includes an introduction, textual apparatus, a full commentary and a guide to the voluminous scholarly and critical literature on Utopia.
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French Global

A New Approach to Literary History

Author: Christie McDonald,Susan Suleiman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519222

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 576

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Recasting French literary history in terms of the cultures and peoples that interacted within and outside of France's national boundaries, this volume offers a new way of looking at the history of a national literature, along with a truly global and contemporary understanding of language, literature, and culture. The relationship between France's national territory and other regions of the world where French is spoken and written (most of them former colonies) has long been central to discussions of "Francophonie." Boldly expanding such discussions to the whole range of French literature, the essays in this volume explore spaces, mobilities, and multiplicities from the Middle Ages to today. They rethink literary history not in terms of national boundaries, as traditional literary histories have done, but in terms of a global paradigm that emphasizes border crossings and encounters with "others." Contributors offer new ways of reading canonical texts and considering other texts that are not part of the traditional canon. By emphasizing diverse conceptions of language, text, space, and nation, these essays establish a model approach that remains sensitive to the specificities of time and place and to the theoretical concerns informing the study of national literatures in the twenty-first century.
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Meditation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Cultural Histories

Author: Halvor Eifring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441162585

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Meditative practices have flourished in widely different parts of Eurasia, yet historical research on such practices is limited. Research to date has focused on contexts rather than actual practices, and within individual traditions. For the first time in one volume, the meditative practices of the three traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are examined. They are viewed in a global perspective, considering both generic and historical connections to practices in other traditions, particularly in India and East Asia. Their cultural and historical peculiarities are examined, comparing them both to each other and to Asian forms of meditation. The book builds on a notion of meditation as self-administered techniques for inner transformation, a definition which focuses on transformative practice rather than notions of meditative states and mystical experiences. It proposes ways of studying meditative practice historically, and concludes with an essay on the modern scientific interest in meditation.
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Violence in Medieval Europe

Author: Warren C. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866215

Category: History

Page: 344

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The European Middle Ages have long attracted popular interest as an era characterised by violence, whether a reflection of societal brutality and lawlessness or part of a romantic vision of chivalry. Violence in Medieval Europe engages with current scholarly debate about the degree to which medieval European society was in fact shaped by such forces. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, Warren Brown examines the norms governing violence within medieval societies from the sixth to the fourteenth century, over an area covering the Romance and the Germanic-speaking regions of the continent as well as England. Scholars have often told the story of violence and power in the Middle Ages as one in which 'private' violence threatened and sometimes destroyed 'public' order. Yet academics are now asking to what degree violence that we might call private, in contrast to the violence wielded by a central authority, might have been an effective social tool. Here, Brown looks at how private individuals exercised violence in defence of their rights or in vengeance for wrongs within a set of clearly understood social rules, and how over the course of this period, kings began to claim the exclusive right to regulate the violence of their subjects as part of their duty to uphold God's order on earth. Violence in Medieval Europe provides both an original take on the subject and an illuminating synthesis of recent and classic scholarship. It will be invaluable to students and scholars of history, medieval studies and related areas, for the light it casts not just on violence, but on the evolution of the medieval political order.
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Author: University of Cambridge,Sir Thomas Gery Cullum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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