The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit

Author: A. M. Ruppel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107088283

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 436

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This book uses modern pedagogical methods and tools that allow students to grasp straightforward original Sanskrit texts within weeks.
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The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot

Author: John Xiros Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457903

Category: Literary Criticism

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T. S. Eliot is not only one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; as literary critic and commentator on culture and society, his writing continues to be profoundly influential. Every student of English must engage with his writing to understand the course of modern literature. This book provides the perfect introduction to key aspects of Eliot's life and work, as well as to the wider contexts of modernism in which he wrote. John Xiros Cooper explains how Eliot was influenced by the intellectual climate of both twentieth-century Britain and America, and how he became a key cultural figure on both sides of the Atlantic. The continuing controversies surrounding his writing and his thought are also addressed. With a useful guide to further reading, this is the most informative and accessible introduction to T. S. Eliot.
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The Cambridge Companion to Miracles

Author: Graham H. Twelftree

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828533

Category: Religion

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The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, but also, indigenous religions. The authors promote a discussion of the problems of miracles in our largely secular culture, and of the value of miracles in religious belief. The miracles of Jesus are also contextualized through chapters on the Hebrew Bible, classical culture to the Romans, Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. This book provides students with a scholarly introduction to miracles, which also covers philosophical, medical and historical issues.
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture

Author: Vasudha Dalmia,Rashmi Sadana

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825461

Category: Literary Criticism

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India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of literature, theatre, film, modern and popular art, music, television and food; it also explores in detail social divisions, customs, communications and daily life. In a series of engaging, erudite and occasionally moving essays the contributors, drawn from a variety of disciplines, examine not merely what constitutes modern Indian culture, but just how wide-ranging are the cultures that persist in the regions of India. This volume will help the reader understand the continuities and fissures within Indian culture and some of the conflicts arising from them. Throughout, what comes to the fore is the extraordinary richness and diversity of modern Indian culture.
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Indo-European Linguistics

An Introduction

Author: James Clackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Indo-European language family consists of many of the modern and ancient languages of Europe, India and Central Asia, including Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, Russian, German, French, Spanish and English. Spoken by an estimated three billion people, it has the largest number of native speakers in the world today. This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the study of the Indo-European languages. It clearly sets out the methods for relating the languages to one another, presents an engaging discussion of the current debates and controversies concerning their classification, and offers sample problems and suggestions for how to solve them. Complete with a comprehensive glossary, almost 100 tables in which language data and examples are clearly laid out, suggestions for further reading, discussion points, and a range of exercises, this text will be an essential toolkit for all those studying historical linguistics, language typology and the Indo-European languages for the first time.
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Introduction to the Science of Language

Author: A. H. Sayce

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108083870

Category: History

Page: 432

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In this two-volume work of 1880, Sayce attempts to give 'a systematic account of the Science of Language, its nature, its progress and its aims'. Volume 2 deals with language groups before discussing comparative mythology, the origins of language, and the place of the science of language in education.
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An Introduction to Buddhism

Teachings, History and Practices

Author: Peter Harvey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521859425

Category: Religion

Page: 521

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Extensively revised and updated, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Buddhism in Asia and the West.
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