Cherishing Antiquity

Cherishing Antiquity

Cherishing Antiquity describes the commemoration within Chinese literature and culture of the southern kingdom of Wu, which collapsed in 473 BCE.

Author: Olivia Milburn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684170739

Category: History

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Cherishing Antiquity describes the commemoration within Chinese literature and culture of the southern kingdom of Wu, which collapsed in 473 BCE. The sudden rise and tragic fall of Wu within the space of just over one century would inspire numerous memorials in and around the city of Suzhou, once the capital of this ancient kingdom. A variety of physical structures, including temples, shrines, steles, and other monuments, were erected in memory of key figures in the kingdom’s history. These sites inspired further literary representations in poetry and prose—musings on the exoticism, glamour, great wealth, and hideous end of the last king of Wu. Through an analysis first of the history of Wu as recorded in ancient Chinese texts and then of its literary legacy, Olivia Milburn illuminates the remarkable cultural endurance of this powerful but short-lived kingdom
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Peace in the Ancient World

Peace in the Ancient World

Middendorf, U. 2008. “Again on qing: with a translation of the Guodian Xing
ziming chu.” Oriens Extremus 47: 97– 159. Milburn, O. 2013. Cherishing Antiquity
: The Cultural Construction of an Ancient Chinese Kingdom. Cambridge MA.
Moriya ...

Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118645147

Category: History

Page: 200

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Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories conducts a comparative investigation of why certain ancient societies produced explicit concepts and theories of peace and others did not. Explores the idea that concepts of peace in antiquity occurred only in periods that experienced exceptional rates of warfare Utilizes case studies of civilizations in China, India, Egypt, and Greece Complements the 2007 volume War and Peace in the Ancient World, drawing on ideas from that work and providing a more comprehensive examination
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The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History

The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History

79.及乎夷狄;貶之,言吳人也; Yuejue shu 19.383. See Milburn et al., The Glory of
Yue, 378, 385; Milburn, Cherishing Antiquity, 65–66. 80. Milburn, Cherishing
Antiquity, 138–58. 81. David Johnson, “The Wu The Vernacular Repertoire 235.

Author: Andrew Chittick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190937560

Category: History

Page: 320

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This work offers a sweeping re-assessment of the Jiankang Empire (3rd-6th centuries CE), known as the Chinese "Southern Dynasties." It shows how, although one of the medieval world's largest empires, Jiankang has been rendered politically invisible by the standard narrative of Chinese nationalist history, and proposes a new framework and terminology for writing about medieval East Asia. The book pays particular attention to the problem of ethnic identification, rejecting the idea of "ethnic Chinese," and delineating several other, more useful ethnographic categories, using case studies in agriculture/foodways and vernacular languages. The most important, the Wuren of the lower Yangzi region, were believed to be inherently different from the peoples of the Central Plains, and the rest of the book addresses the extent of their ethnogenesis in the medieval era. It assesses the political culture of the Jiankang Empire, emphasizing military strategy, institutional cultures, and political economy, showing how it differed from Central Plains-based empires, while having significant similarities to Southeast Asian regimes. It then explores how the Jiankang monarchs deployed three distinct repertoires of political legitimation (vernacular, Sinitic universalist, and Buddhist), arguing that the Sinitic repertoire was largely eclipsed in the sixth century, rendering the regime yet more similar to neighboring South Seas states. The conclusion points out how the research re-orients our understanding of acculturation and ethnic identification in medieval East Asia, generates new insights into the Tang-Song transition period, and offers new avenues of comparison with Southeast Asian and medieval European history.
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Performing Antiquity

Performing Antiquity

Loving. Your. Subject. Devotion to the past [is] one of the more disastrous forms
of unrequited love. —Susan Sontag ... However, despite the risks inherent in the
methodologies of performing antiquity and the methodologies of loving antiquity,
 ...

Author: Samuel N. Dorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190612108

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930 investigates collaborations between French and American scholars of Greek antiquity (archaeologists, philologists, classicists, and musicologists), and the performing artists (dancers, composers, choreographers and musicians) who brought their research to life at the birth of Modernism. The book tells the story of performances taking place at academic conferences, the Paris Opéra, ancient amphitheaters in Delphi, and private homes. These musical and dance collaborations are built on reciprocity: the performers gain new insight into their craft while learning new techniques or repertoire and the scholars gain an opportunity to bring theory into experimental practice, that is, they have a chance see/hear/experience what they have studied and imagined. The performers receive the imprimatur of scholarship, the stamp of authenticity, and validation for their creative activities. Drawing from methods and theory from musicology, dance studies, performance studies, queer studies, archaeology, classics and art history the book shows how new scholarly methods and technologies altered the performance, and, ultimately, the reception of music and dance of the past. Acknowledging and critically examining the complex relationships performers and scholars had with the pasts they studied does not undermine their work. Rather, understanding our own limits, biases, dreams, obsessions, desires, loves, and fears enriches the ways we perform the past.
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Museum of Antiquity

Museum of Antiquity

But I dwell with the gods in heaven and with good men on earth ; and without me
nothing good and pure may be thought and done . More than all others am I
honored by the gods , more than all others am I cherished by the men who love
me .

Author: Levi W. Yaggy

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:090406937

Category: Bookbinding

Page: 930

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History of Linguistics 2005

History of Linguistics 2005

... of Helsinki ABSTRACT The earliest references to Latin grammar in the first
century BCE associated grammar with the study of virtue and the Liberal Arts .
The view of the Liberal Arts as a complete form of education was cherished in
Antiquity ...

Author: Douglas A. Kibbee

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027246033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 451

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Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Beacon Lights of History Imperial antiquity

Beacon Lights of History  Imperial antiquity

The African province , the cherished jewel of the Roman Empire , sparkled for a
while in the Vandal diadem . The Greek supplanted the Vandal , and the Saracen
supplanted the Greek , and the home of Augustine was blotted out from the map ...

Author: John Lord

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW2D7Q

Category: History

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Beacon Lights of History Antiquity 1884

Beacon Lights of History  Antiquity  1884

The African province , the cherished jewel of the Roman Empire , sparkled for a
while in the Vandal diadem . The Greek supplanted the Vandal , and the Saracen
supplanted the Greek , and the home of Augustine was blotted out from the map ...

Author: John Lord

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065558952

Category: History

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Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity

Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity

My daughter was to have accompanied me , and it would have been an
opportunity to be valued and cherished . But I cannot hesitate , in all the
circumstances , as to what my duty is . “ I hope you will have the kind of weather
most desirable for ...

Author: Worcester Historical Society, Worcester, Mass

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3499729

Category: Massachusetts

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Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity

Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity

My daughter was to have accompanied me , and it would have been an
opportunity to be valued and cherished . But I cannot hesitate , in all the
circumstances , as to what my duty is . " I hope you will have the kind of weather
most desirable for ...

Author: Worcester Historical Society, Worcester, Mass

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030791266

Category: Massachusetts

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Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Arms and Armour in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

With an aptitude and a love for manly exercises , the yeomanry of England was
sturdy and inuscular ; and , moreover , the English yeomen were cherished and
trusted by the English nobles . l'hese were the men who enabled the Edwards
and ...

Author: Paul Lacombe

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175015545513

Category: Armor

Page: 296

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Categories: Armor

Beacon Lights of History Antiquity v 2 The Middle Ages v 3 Renaissance and Reformation v 4 War and statesmanship v 5 Great representative women

Beacon Lights of History  Antiquity   v  2  The Middle Ages   v  3  Renaissance and Reformation   v  4  War and statesmanship   v  5  Great representative women

The African province , the cherished jewel of the Roman Empire , sparkled for a
while in the Vandal diadem . The Greek supplanted the Vandal , and the Saracen
supplanted the Greek , and the home of Augustine was blotted out from the map ...

Author: John Lord

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWXKN1

Category: History

Page:

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Riding the River Home

Riding the River Home

Next I climbed up to the Cherishing Antiquity Pavilion ( Huaigu ting ) . 49 I looked
down and observed the Partition Mound . As for the Partition Mound , Grand
Protector Li chiseled into a cliff and cut away the center , dividing the River ' s flow
.

Author: 范成大

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076124299

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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This book presents a complete and annotated English translation of the text Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu, a travel journal written by the famous Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279) government official and writer Fan Chengda (1126-1193). The journal describes a boat journey the author made in teh summer and fall of 1177 from Chengdu (Sichuan) to his home near Suzhou (Jiangsu). Fan's trip covered a distance of approximately 1700 English miles and took 122 days to complete. This Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu is especially valuable because it provides detailed, first-hand descriptions of many aspects of the Song dynasty (960-1279) geography, history, literature, art, and religion. Perhaps most noteworthy are the author's lengthy and often fascinating accounts and assessments of scenic and historic sites he stopped to visit during the trip.
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The Medieval Way of War

The Medieval Way of War

But the public wanted to be shown these subjects even though it still cherished
antiquity. little by little, a geography of the Middle ages began to develop. The first
book called “Geography of the Middle Ages” (containing no maps) was ...

Author: Gregory I. Halfond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472419606

Category: History

Page: 348

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Few historians have argued so forcefully or persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the study of warfare as not only worthy of scholarly attention, but demanding of it. In his many publications Bachrach has established unequivocally the relevance of military institutions and activity for an understanding of medieval European societies, polities, and mentalities. In so doing, as much as any scholar of his generation, he has helped to define the status quaestionis for the field of medieval military history. The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach pays tribute to its honoree by gathering in a single volume seventeen original studies from an international roster of leading experts in the military history of medieval Europe. Ranging chronologically from Late Antiquity through the Later Middle Ages (ca. AD 300-1500), and with a broad geographical scope stretching from the British Isles to the Middle East, these diverse studies address an array of critical themes and debates relevant to the conduct of war in medieval Europe. These themes include the formation and implementation of military grand strategies; the fiscal, material, and administrative resources that underpinned the conduct of war in medieval Europe; and religious, legal, and artistic responses to military violence. Collectively, these seventeen studies embrace the interdisciplinarity and topical diversity intrinsic to Bachrach’s research. Additionally, they strongly echo his conviction that the study of armed conflict is indispensable for an accurate and comprehensive understanding of medieval European history.
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Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

GNOSTICISM AND HERMETISM IN ANTIQUITY Two Roads to Salvation
ROELOF VAN DEN BROEK It is impossible to give ... It is true that this idea was
cherished by Gnostics and Hermetists alike , but it was also characteristic of all
Platonists ...

Author: R. van den Broek

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079143611X

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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This volume introduces what has sometimes been called "the third component of western culture". It traces the historical development of those religious traditions which have rejected a world view based on the primacy of pure rationality or doctrinal faith, emphasizing instead the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis: a revelatory experience which was typically believed to entail an encounter with one's true self as well as with the ground of being, God. The contributors to this book demonstrate this perspective as fundamental to a variety of interconnected traditions. In Antiquity, one finds the gnostics and hermetics; in the Middle Ages several Christian sects. The medieval Cathars can, to a certain extent, be considered part of the same tradition. Starting with the Italian humanist Renaissance, hermetic philosophy became of central importance to a new religious synthesis that can be referred to as Western Esotericism. The development of this tradition is described from Renaissance hermeticists and practitioners of spiritual alchemy to the emergence of Rosicrucianism and Christian theosophy in the seventeenth century, and from post-enlightenment aspects of Romanticism and occultism to the present-day New Age movement.
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The history and antiquities of North Allerton

The history and antiquities of North Allerton

In the north , where the spirit of liberty and independence has always been
cherished , the tyrant was determined to rivet his ... of a robust constitution , and
ferocious habits , are seldom moved by fear ; but cherishing hatred of injuries ,
burn for ...

Author: Christopher John Davison Ingledew

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590523109

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Health in Antiquity

Health in Antiquity

Here, the younger brother served as the contrasting doublet to Atys; which, in
Herodotos' wider narrative detailing Croesus' demise saw the cherished son
killed in a hunting accident, and the Lydian empire crushed. Defeated by Cyrus'
army, ...

Author: Helen King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134599721

Category: History

Page: 320

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How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health? For students of classics, history or the history of medicine, answers to these and many previously untouched questions are dealt with by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars and archaeologists. Using a multidisciplined approach, the contributors assess the issues surrounding health in the Greco-Roman world from prehistory to Christian late antiquity. Sources range from palaeodemography to patristic and from archaeology to architecture and using these, this book considers what health meant, how it was thought to be achieved, and addresses how the ancient world can be perceived as an ideal in subsequent periods of history.
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The History and Antiquities of North Allerton in the County of York

The History and Antiquities of North Allerton  in the County of York

In the north, where the spirit of liberty and independence has always been
cherished, the tyrant was determined to rivet ... a robust constitution, and
ferocious habits, are seldom moved by fear; but cherishing hatred of injuries,
burn for revenge.

Author: Christopher James Davison Ingledew

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075903827

Category: North Yorkshire (England)

Page: 400

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Alexandria in Late Antiquity

Alexandria in Late Antiquity

Modes of Conversion According to a tradition long cherished by the Alexandrian
church, Christianity came to Alexandria with Saint Mark. As the evangelist
entered through one of the city's gates, a strap on one of his sandals broke. He
took this ...

Author: Christopher Haas

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801885418

Category: History

Page: 494

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Second only to Rome in the ancient world, Alexandria was home to many of late antiquity's most brilliant writers, philosophers, and theologians—among them Philo, Origen, Arius, Athanasius, Hypatia, Cyril, and John Philoponus. Now, in Alexandria in Late Antiquity, Christopher Haas offers the first book to place these figures within the physical and social context of Alexandria's bustling urban milieu. Because of its clear demarcation of communal boundaries, Alexandria provides the modern historian with an ideal opportunity to probe the multicultural makeup of an ancient urban unit. Haas explores the broad avenues and back alleys of Alexandria's neighborhoods, its suburbs and waterfront, and aspects of material culture that underlay Alexandrian social and intellectual life. Organizing his discussion around the city's religious and ethnic blocs—Jews, pagans, and Christians—he details the fiercely competitive nature of Alexandrian social dynamics. In contrast to recent scholarship, which cites Alexandria as a model for peaceful coexistence within a culturally diverse community, Haas finds that the diverse groups' struggles for social dominance and cultural hegemony often resulted in violence and bloodshed—a volatile situation frequently exacerbated by imperial intervention on one side or the other. Eventually, Haas concludes, Alexandrian society achieved a certain stability and reintegration—a process that resulted in the transformation of Alexandrian civic identity during the crucial centuries between antiquity and the Middle Ages.
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