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Aging Gracefully in the Renaissance - Stories of Later Life from Petrarch to Montaigne

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Book Series: Medieval and Renaissance Authors and Texts ISBN: 9789004255722 9789004254664 Year: Volume: 11 Pages: 192 DOI: 10.1163/9789004255722 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Cynthia Skenazi explores in this book a shift in attitudes towards aging and provides a historical perspective on a crucial problem of our time. In Aging Gracefully in the Renaissance: Stories of Later Life from Petrarch to Montaigne Cynthia Skenazi explores a shift in attitudes towards aging and provides a historical perspective on a crucial problem of our time. From the late fourteenth to the end of the sixteenth centuries, the elderly subject became a point of new social, medical, political, and literary attention on both sides of the Alps. A movement of secularization tended to dissociate old age from the Christian preparation for death, re-orienting the concept of aging around pragmatic matters such as health care, intergenerational relationships, and accrued insights one might wish to pass along. Such changes were accompanied by an increasing number of personal accounts of later life. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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The Language of Paul Muldoon

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Book Series: Costerus New Series ISBN: 9789004355118 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.1163/9789004355118 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book interprets the multifarious writing of the Irish-American word wizard, Paul Muldoon, who has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as ‘the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War’. Readership: All interested in poetry and writing from Ireland and the English-speaking world, and in the enigma of language.

Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice

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Book Series: DQR Studies in Literature ISBN: 9789004299009 Year: Pages: 326 DOI: 10.1163/9789004299009 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Configuring Masculinity in Theory and Literary Practice combines a critical survey of the most important concepts in Masculinity Studies with a historical overview of how masculinity has been constructed within British Literature and a special focus on developments in the 20th and 21st centuries. Readership: This book is of key interest to students, university teachers, and researchers in the fields of British Literature, Gender, Masculinity, and Cultural Studies as well as Literary Studies generally.

Narratives of Kingship in Eurasian Empires, 1300-1800

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Book Series: Rulers & Elites ISBN: 9789004340541 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1163/9789004340541 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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An exploration of the constructions of authority in Eurasian empires in fictional texts of various genres, showing remarkable parallels, and the fluidity of literary material as a repository of cultural/political values. Readership: Scholars and students in the fields of history and literature of Eurasian empires, comparative literature, world literature, ideologies of power and authority.

Artistic Research and Literature

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ISBN: 9783770563333 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.30965/9783846763339 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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What is practice-based literary research? While literature as a discipline is currently not represented in the artistic research discourse, individual writers and scholars have ties to a variety of institutional constellations in which overlaps between literature, art, and research become manifest. 16 of them expand on their methodological approaches as well as their practice, and they analyse exemplary case studies.

“The Turk” in the Czech Imagination (1870s-1923)

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Book Series: Studia Imagologica ISBN: 9789004440791 Year: Pages: 250 DOI: 10.1163/9789004440791 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In “The Turk” in the Czech Imagination (1870s-1923), Jitka Malecˇková describes Czechs’ views of the Turks in the last half century of the existence of the Ottoman Empire and how they were influenced by ideas and trends in other countries, including the European fascination with the Orient, images of “the Turk,” contemporary scholarship, and racial theories. The Czechs were not free from colonial ambitions either, as their attitude to Bosnia-Herzegovina demonstrates, but their viewpoint was different from that found in imperial states and among the peoples who had experienced Ottoman rule. The book convincingly shows that the Czechs mainly viewed the Turks through the lenses of nationalism and Pan-Slavism – in solidarity with the Slavs fighting against Ottoman rule.

Verse and Transmutation - A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry (Critical Editions and Studies)

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Book Series: History of Science and Medicine Library ISBN: 9789004254831 9789004254848 Year: Volume: 21 Pages: 390 DOI: 10.1163/9789004254831 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Science (General)
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Identifies and investigates a corpus of twenty-one anonymous Middle English recipes for the philosophers' stone dating from the fifteenth century. Verse and Transmutation: A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry identifies and investigates a corpus of twenty-one anonymous recipes for the philosophers’ stone dating from the fifteenth century. These were circulated and received in association with each other until the mid-seventeenth century, when a number of them appeared in Elias Ashmole’s Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum. These editions are the first to make this previously unidentified corpus available to researchers. The accompanying studies discover the complex histories of these alchemica, in plain and illuminated manuscripts, as anonyma and in attribution to famous authors, and in private and institutional, medical and academic book collections. Together, they offer novel insights into the role of alchemy and poetry in late medieval and early modern England. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

From Laṅkā Eastwards; The Rāmāyaṇa in the Literature

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183840 9789004253766 Year: Volume: 247 Pages: XIV, 259 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_399317 Language: English
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Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Kakawin Ramayana, arguably the oldest Old Javanese epic text in Indic metres (circa 9th century AD), holds a unique position in the literary heritage of Indonesia. The poem has retained a remarkable vitality through the centuries in the Archipelago, inspiring many forms of artistic expression not only in the domain of literature but also in the visual and performing arts, from the reliefs of the majestic Central Javanese temples to modern puppet-show performances. Displaying a virtuoso array of metrical patterns, the Kakawin Ramayana is among the very few Old Javanese texts for which a specific Sanskrit prototype has been identified, namely the difficult poem Bhattikavya (circa 7th century AD), itself a version of the great Ramayana epic ascribed to Valmiki (circa 6th–1st century BC). The Old Javanese poem is an original and skillful work of re-elaboration that documents a fascinating interaction between cultural elements of the Sanskritic tradition with those indigenous to the Javanese setting. The studies included in this volume, written by experts in a wide range of disciplines, focus on disparate aspects of the Kakawin Ramayana and the constellation of cultural phenomena revolving around it, providing the reader with a key to the understanding of the rich Old Javanese textual heritage and the transcultural intellectual dynamics that contributed to shaping the cultural heritage of Indonesia up to the present. With contributions from Andrea Acri, Helen Creese, Arlo Griffiths, Thomas Hunter, Roy Jordaan, Lydia Kieven, Cecelia Levin, Wesley Michel, Stuart Robson and Adrian Vickers, this book is the result of a workshop held at the KITLV branch in Jakarta on May 26th–28th 2009 and supported by the Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration, the École française d’Extrême-Orient, and the Stichting J. Gonda Fonds.

Catalogue of Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Leiden University and Other Collections in the Netherlands. Minor Collections.

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Book Series: Islamic Manuscripts and Books ISBN: 9789004221901 9789004221918 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: xxii, 410 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_421590 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Bibliography --- Languages and Literatures
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From as early as the 1600s, Dutch scholars and scholarship have displayed a keen interest in the studies of the Islamic world. Over the centuries, they have collected a wealth of source texts in various languages, Turkish texts being prominent among them. The present catalogue is the fourth and final volume in a series that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums in the Netherlands. The volume gives a detailed description of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, found in libraries and museums in Amsterdam, Groningen, The Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam and Utrecht, which hitherto have received little or no attention.

A literary mirror; Balinese reflections on modernity and identity in the twentieth century

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183703 9789004253636 Year: Volume: 271 Pages: xiv + 378 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_371572 Language: English
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A literary mirror; Balinese reflections on modernity and identity in the twentieth century I Nyoman Darma Putra A literary mirror is the first English-language work to comprehensively analyse Indonesian-language literature from Bali from a literary and cultural viewpoint. It covers the period from 1920 to 2000. This is an extremely rich field for research into the ways Balinese view their culture and how they respond to external cultural forces. This work complements the large number of existing studies of Bali and its history, anthropology, traditional literature, and the performing arts. A literary mirror is an invaluable resource for those researching twentieth-century Balinese authors who wrote in Indonesian. Until now, such writers have received very little attention in the existing literature. An appendix gives short biographical details of many significant writers and lists their work. I Nyoman Darma Putra teaches Indonesian literature in the Faculty of Arts at Udayana University in Bali. He is the author of several books in Indonesian on a variety of literary and cultural topics, including Tonggak Baru Sastra Bali Modern (2000; 2010), Wanita Bali Tempo Doeloe Perspektif Masa Kini (2003; 2007) and Bali dalam Kuasa Politik (2008). From 2007 to 2010 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, during which time a number of his articles were published in journals including Indonesia and the Malay World, Asian Studies Review and Rima.

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