The Spectacle of Death

The Spectacle of Death

Author: K. M. Islam

Publisher: Adam Publishers

ISBN: 8174351930

Category: Death

Page: 532

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Categories: Death

The Spectacle of Death

The Spectacle of Death

Author: Khawaja Muhammad Islam

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:807914006

Category: Death

Page: 506

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Categories: Death

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how ...

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134862719

Category: History

Page: 304

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The elaborate and inventive slaughter of humans and animals in the arena fed an insatiable desire for violent spectacle among the Roman people. Donald G. Kyle combines the words of ancient authors with current scholarly research and cross-cultural perspectives, as he explores * the origins and historical development of the games * who the victims were and why they were chosen * how the Romans disposed of the thousands of resulting corpses * the complex religious and ritual aspects of institutionalised violence * the particularly savage treatment given to defiant Christians. This lively and original work provides compelling, sometimes controversial, perspectives on the bloody entertainments of ancient Rome, which continue to fascinate us to this day.
Categories: History

The Spectacle of Death

The Spectacle of Death

Author: Khawaja Muhammad Islam

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:837486729

Category: Future life

Page: 502

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Categories: Future life

Spectacle of Death

Spectacle of Death

Author: Khawaja Muhammad Islam

Publisher: Kazi Publications

ISBN: 0933511116

Category: Religion

Page: 502

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Categories: Religion

Spectacle Of Death The Scene Of Death And What Happens After Death

Spectacle Of Death  The Scene Of Death And What Happens After Death

Contents: Five Parts; Part I: The Fearful Sight Of Death; Part Ii: The Conditions Of Barzakh; Part Iii: The Accounts Of The Day Of Resurrection; Part Iv: Description Of Hell; Part V: Glimpses Of Paradise

Author: Khawaja Muhammad Islam

Publisher:

ISBN: 8187385669

Category: Future life

Page: 532

View: 649

Contents: Five Parts; Part I: The Fearful Sight Of Death; Part Ii: The Conditions Of Barzakh; Part Iii: The Accounts Of The Day Of Resurrection; Part Iv: Description Of Hell; Part V: Glimpses Of Paradise
Categories: Future life

The Spectacle of Death

The Spectacle of Death

By examining these neglected texts, Boudreau brings to light a compelling story about ordinary Americans fighting an entrenched legal system at times of great national crisis.

Author: Kristin Boudreau

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018447786

Category: Law

Page: 292

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In 1787, Benjamin Rush cautioned that public punishments were dangerous to the social and legal authority of the new nation. For Rush, irrepressible human sentiments all but guaranteed that public punishments would turn spectators against the institutions responsible for the punishments. Although public executions of criminals ended early in the 19th century, debate over the morality of capital punishment has continued to this day. In this unique and fascinating glimpse into public reactions to prominent executions, from colonial times to the 1990s, Kristin Boudreau focuses on the central role of populist, often ephemeral literary forms in shaping attitudes toward capital punishment. Surveying popular poems, ballads, plays, and novels, she shows that, at key times of social unrest in American history, many Americans have felt excluded by the political and legal processes, and have turned instead to inexpensive literary forms of expression in an attempt to change the course of history. Among the significant capital cases that the author discusses are: the Haymarket anarchist trial of 1886; the lynching of Leo Frank in 1914; the murder of Emmett Till in 1955 and its effects on the Civil Rights movement; Norman Mailer's treatment of the Gary Gilmore case in the 1979 novel, The Executioner's Song; and the 1998 execution of Karla Faye Tucker, a convicted murderer who became a born-again Christian on death row. In the concluding chapter, Boudreau examines contemporary writers, musicians, actors, and other artists who are using their artistic media to influence official policies of states that permit capital punishment. By examining these neglected texts, Boudreau brings to light a compelling story about ordinary Americans fighting an entrenched legal system at times of great national crisis.
Categories: Law

The Spectacle of Suffering

The Spectacle of Suffering

Pieter Spierenburg traces the long period of evolution that gave rise to the modern debate about punishment, and relates it to the development of Western European society.

Author: Petrus Cornelis Spierenburg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521261864

Category: History

Page: 274

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Pieter Spierenburg traces the long period of evolution that gave rise to the modern debate about punishment, and relates it to the development of Western European society.
Categories: History

Notes on the Death of Culture

Notes on the Death of Culture

Notes on the Death of Culture is an examination and indictment of this transformation—penned by none other than Mario Vargas Llosa, who is not only one of our finest novelists but one of the keenest social critics at work today.

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374710316

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A provocative essay collection that finds the Nobel laureate taking on the decline of intellectual life In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the Death of Culture is an examination and indictment of this transformation—penned by none other than Mario Vargas Llosa, who is not only one of our finest novelists but one of the keenest social critics at work today. Taking his cues from T. S. Eliot—whose essay "Notes Toward a Definition of Culture" is a touchstone precisely because the culture Eliot aimed to describe has since vanished—Vargas Llosa traces a decline whose ill effects have only just begun to be felt. He mourns, in particular, the figure of the intellectual: for most of the twentieth century, men and women of letters drove political, aesthetic, and moral conversations; today they have all but disappeared from public debate. But Vargas Llosa stubbornly refuses to fade into the background. He is not content to merely sign a petition; he will not bite his tongue. A necessary gadfly, the Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa, here vividly translated by John King, provides a tough but essential critique of our time and culture.
Categories: Social Science

Art and Death

Art and Death

He looks at personal responses to death in the work of artists as varied as Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Derek Jarman, whose film 'Blue' is discussed here in depth.

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724625

Category: Art

Page: 168

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This highly sensitive and beautifully written book looks closely at the way contemporary Western artists negotiate death, both as personal experience and in the wider community. Townsend discusses but moves beyond the 'spectacle of death' in work by artists such as Damien Hirst to see how mortality - in particular the experience of other people's death - brings us face to face with profound ethical and even political issues. He looks at personal responses to death in the work of artists as varied as Francis Bacon, Tracey Emin and Derek Jarman, whose film 'Blue' is discussed here in depth. Exploring the last body of work by the the Kentucky-based photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Jewish American installation artist Shimon Attie's powerful memorial work for the community of Aberfan, Townsend considers death in light of the injunction to 'love they neighbour'.
Categories: Art

Seneca in Performance

Seneca in Performance

The spectacles of death reminded observers that respect for institutions was rewarded by security from chaos and barbarity. In addition, by watching the different ways in which the arena victims confronted their deaths, spectators could ...

Author: George W. M. Harrison

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781914535185

Category: History

Page: 260

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The plays of Seneca the Younger, minister and philosopher under Nero, are today increasingly studied, appreciated and performed. Here, in twelve new papers from a distinguished international cast, scholars explore established questions, such as whether the plays were written for the stage, and newer topics such as the playwright's subtleties of characterisation, his relation to contemporary Roman spectacle and art - and the problems arising in translating him to modern text or stage.
Categories: History

The Spectacle of Skill

The Spectacle of Skill

There never was, and never will be again, a voice like this. In this volume, that voice rings clear through a gathering of some of his most unforgettable writings, culled from nine of his most widely read and important books.

Author: Robert Hughes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101875919

Category: Art

Page: 688

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“I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed to the merely primitive, and full to partial consciousness. I love the spectacle of skill, whether it’s an expert gardener at work, or a good carpenter chopping dovetails . . . I don’t think stupid or ill-read people are as good to be with as wise and fully literate ones. I would rather watch a great tennis player than a mediocre one . . . Consequently, most of the human race doesn’t matter much to me, outside the normal and necessary frame of courtesy and the obligation to respect human rights. I see no reason to squirm around apologizing for this. I am, after all, a cultural critic, and my main job is to distinguish the good from the second-rate.” Robert Hughes wrote with brutal honesty about art, architecture, culture, religion, and himself. He translated his passions—of which there were many, both positive and negative—brilliantly, convincingly, and with vitality and immediacy, always holding himself to the same rigorous standards of skill, authenticity, and significance that he did his subjects. There never was, and never will be again, a voice like this. In this volume, that voice rings clear through a gathering of some of his most unforgettable writings, culled from nine of his most widely read and important books. This selection shows his enormous range and gives us a uniquely cohesive view of both the critic and the man. Most revealing, and most thrilling for Hughes’s legions of fans, are the never-before-published pages from his unfinished second volume of memoirs. These last writings show Robert Hughes at the height of his powers and can be read only with pleasure and a tinge of sadness that his extraordinary voice is no longer here to educate us as well as to clarify and define our world.
Categories: Art

Blood in the Arena

Blood in the Arena

In this book, Alison Futrell explores the arena as a key social and political institution for binding Rome and its provinces.

Author: Alison Futrell

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292792401

Category: History

Page: 352

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From the center of Imperial Rome to the farthest reaches of ancient Britain, Gaul, and Spain, amphitheaters marked the landscape of the Western Roman Empire. Built to bring Roman institutions and the spectacle of Roman power to conquered peoples, many still remain as witnesses to the extent and control of the empire. In this book, Alison Futrell explores the arena as a key social and political institution for binding Rome and its provinces. She begins with the origins of the gladiatorial contest and shows how it came to play an important role in restructuring Roman authority in the later Republic. She then traces the spread of amphitheaters across the Western Empire as a means of transmitting and maintaining Roman culture and control in the provinces. Futrell also examines the larger implications of the arena as a venue for the ritualized mass slaughter of human beings, showing how the gladiatorial contest took on both religious and political overtones. This wide-ranging study, which draws insights from archaeology and anthropology, as well as Classics, broadens our understanding of the gladiatorial contest and its place within the highly politicized cult practice of the Roman Empire.
Categories: History