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Les vaisseaux du désert et des steppes : Les camélidés dans l’Antiquité (Camelus dromedarius et Camelus bactrianus)

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ISBN: 9782356681768 DOI: 10.4000/books.momeditions.8457 Language: French
Publisher: MOM Éditions
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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C’est au Ier millénaire av. J.-C. que le dromadaire et, plus marginalement, le chameau commencent à imposer leurs hautes silhouettes sur les routes du Proche-Orient et d’Égypte. Réunis lors de deux ateliers, à Lyon puis à Nanterre, seize archéologues et historiens ont tenté de prendre la mesure de cette révolution chamelière. Du Xinjiang au désert Libyque, l’usage de plus en plus intensif des grands camélidés de l’ancien monde est en effet venu bouleverser les domaines du transport caravanier mais aussi l’agriculture, redessinant les routes commerciales, accroissant les capacités d’exportation des oasis, désenclavant des régions autrefois isolées. Devenus progressivement une pièce majeure des systèmes économiques des régions désertiques ou semi-désertiques, les camélidés demeurent en même temps associés à des populations nomades disposant d’un savoir-faire sans lequel l’élevage et le dressage de ces grands animaux se révèlent impossibles à réaliser. Les sources écrites (akkadiennes, bibliques, démotiques, grecques…) mais aussi l’archéozoologie, l’iconographie, sans oublier l’ethnologie et la zootechnologie, sont convoquées pour traiter cette révolution chamelière dans ses multiples aspects. Ce livre présente un très grand nombre de documents, dont des inédits, et aborde un large éventail de thématiques : les différents usages des camélidés, le lien entre ces animaux et les populations nomades et sédentaires, leur place au sein des imaginaires des peuples d’Asie et d’Égypte, mais aussi dans la vie quotidienne des Grecs, Romains, Nabatéens, Arabes, habitants du Levant byzantin, populations d’Asie centrale ; au sein d’environnements aussi variés que la Mésopotamie, l’Assyrie, la péninsule Arabique, le Levant, l’Égypte et l’Asie centrale. Deux articles sur le devenir récent de l’animal et sur les pratiques actuelles de l’élevage camelin en Mongolie complètent ce tour d’horizon sur un animal décidément central dans l’histoire des régions envisagées.

Banned Birds

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Book Series: Archaeology and Bible ISBN: 9783161581632 9783161581649 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-158164-9 Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104938
Subject: Religion
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The dietary prohibitions in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14 represent one of the most detailed textual overlaps in the Pentateuch between the Priestly material and Deuteronomy. This is especially the case for the birds: their identities are shrouded in mystery and the reasons for their prohibition debated. Peter Altmann attempts to break this impasse by setting these flyers within the broader context of birds and flying creatures in the Ancient Near East. His investigation considers the zooarcheological data on birds in the ancient Levant, iconographic and textual material on mundane and mythic flyers from Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well as studying the symbolic functions of birds within the texts of the Hebrew Bible itself.

Vergeben und Vergessen? Amnestie in der Antike

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ISBN: 9783902868855 Year: Pages: 434 Seiten DOI: 10.15661/series/kollarg/vergebenundvergessen Language: German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 101
Subject: History
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Amnesty as an institutionally imposed act of „Forgiving and Forgetting“ is nowadays practised in various fields. Whether it is granted due to security, domestic or financial policy reasons, the freedom and escape from punishment are always in stark contrast to the individual’s compelling responsibility as the basis of our judicial system as well as to the demand for retribution and social peace. This legal institute is not only terminologically harking back to ancient times but also technically. Similar measures are attested throughout the whole of antiquity.

The Nile

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Book Series: Mainzer Historische Cultural Studiesen ISBN: 9783837636154 9783839436158 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627663 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100591
Subject: History
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Although Herodot's dictum that "Egypt is a gift of the Nile" is proverbial, there has been only scant attention to the way the river impacted on ancient Egyptian society. Egyptologists frequently focus on the textual and iconographic record, whereas archaeologists and earth scientists approach the issue from the perspective of natural sciences. The contributions in this volume bridge this gap by analyzing the river both as a natural and as a cultural phenomenon. Adopting an approach of cultural ecology, it addresses issues like ancient land use, administration and taxation, irrigation, and religious concepts.

Die altnubischen Dörfer Bāb und Al-Ğūwānī.

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ISBN: 9783902976819 Year: Pages: 317 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 544
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The presented volume aims to carry out a socio-cultural case study focusing on two abandoned Nubian villages in Upper Egypt, which are regarding their formation and abandonment closely connected with the construction of the British Dam south of Aswan and the following floods around 1900. Besides the documentation of architecture and associated find material, the special nature of the research strategy involved a close cooperation with the descendents of the village inhabitants and other Nubians still living in the sourroundings of the affected area.Through the interdisciplinary research strategy and the combination of a variety of methods in the fields of Archaeology, Building research and Social Anthropology, standard interpretations could be reflected upon, questioned and if necessary corrected, wherefore this study makes an important contribution to the discussion of cultural formation processes and their transformation into the archaeological record as well as bringing insights into the debate on context interpretation of material culture.

Dimensions of Locality

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839409688 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409688 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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As a world religion Islam is based on a highly abstract and absolute notion of the transcendent, which its followers establish and celebrate - in a seemingly contradictory fashion - at very specific sites: Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, and the vast and complex landscapes of mosques and Muslim saints' shrines around the world. Sacred locality has thus become a paradigm for the relationship between the human and the transcendent, a model for urban planning, regional networks, imaginary spaces, and spiritual hierarchies alike. This importance of saintly places has, however, become increasingly complicated and troubled by reformist currents within Islam, on the one hand, and the emergence of modern archeology and anthropology, on the other. While they have often tended to posit 'the local' in opposition to 'the universal', in this volume islamologists, anthropologists, and sociologists offer new ways of thinking about the local, the place, and the conceptual landscapes and spaces of saints. In this, its eighth volume, the Yearbook for the Sociology of Islam looks at different sites and regions around the Muslim world (notably Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Southeast Asia) not as 'localized' versions of a universal Islam, but as constitutive of one particular outlook of the universalizing order of a world religion.

Tell el-Dab’a XXII. „Der Mund der beiden Wege“. Teil II: Abbildungen-Tafeln-Pläne-Profile-Schnitte

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ISBN: 9783700169949 Year: Pages: 560 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_579672 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 294
Subject: Archaeology
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The final and comprehensive publication of the archaeological results of excavations by the Austrian Archaeological Institute at the site of Ezbet Rushdi (area “R/I”) within the broader archaeological region of Tell el-Daba in the eastern Nil-delta. A Temple and a settlement site were investigated, both of Middle Kingdom origin.

Tell el-Dab’a XXII. „Der Mund der beiden Wege“. Teil I:Text

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ISBN: 9783700169949 Year: Pages: 486 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_579671 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 294
Subject: Archaeology
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The final and comprehensive publication of the archaeological results of excavations by the Austrian Archaeological Institute at the site of Ezbet Rushdi (area “R/I”) within the broader archaeological region of Tell el-Daba in the eastern Nil-delta. A Temple and a settlement site were investigated, both of Middle Kingdom origin.

Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes. Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée

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ISBN: 9783038976783 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-679-0 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Archaeology --- History
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Modern developments of Fourier analysis during the 20th century have explored generalizations of Fourier and Fourier–Plancherel formula for non-commutative harmonic analysis, applied to locally-compact, non-Abelian groups. In parallel, the theory of coherent states and wavelets has been generalized over Lie groups. One should add the developments, over the last 30 years, of the applications of harmonic analysis to the description of the fascinating world of aperiodic structures in condensed matter physics. The notions of model sets, introduced by Y. Meyer, and of almost periodic functions, have revealed themselves to be extremely fruitful in this domain of natural sciences.

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Cyprus --- Bronze Age --- site location --- resource procurement --- metals trade --- political economy --- connectivity --- central places --- central flow theory --- nodal points --- central place --- social networks --- landscape archaeology --- settlement location --- interaction --- hunting --- eschatia --- bird hunting --- landscape archaeology --- Populonia --- settlement organization --- supply basin --- central place --- hilltop fortresses --- liminal landscape --- connectivity --- viewshed analysis --- sacred areas --- South-Eastern Provence --- Marseille --- Arles --- centrality --- gateways --- ancient port cities --- trading mechanisms --- political economy --- Cyprus --- Bronze Age --- water --- materiality --- new materialisms --- entanglements --- assemblages --- networks --- central place theory --- Byzantine bath-houses --- medieval Crete --- Byzantine settlements of eastern Crete --- urban culture of Byzantium --- church architecture --- Secular Byzantine architecture --- Byzantine Mochlos --- Timacum Minus --- Moesia Superior --- central place theory --- centrality --- Roman urbanism --- settlement status --- Roman mining --- Cypriot archaeology --- Mediterranean archaeology --- landscape archaeology --- central places --- sacred space --- political power --- economy --- religion --- ideology --- ancient sanctuaries --- byzantine and medieval Peloponnese --- byzantine and medieval port towns --- central place theory --- networks --- economy --- trade links --- Cyprus --- Roman archaeology --- Roman imperialism --- island and coastal archaeology --- identity --- urbanism --- central place theory --- connectivity --- maritime cultural landscapes --- Cyprus --- landscape archaeology --- surface survey --- river valley --- settlement organisation --- aridity --- marginality --- landscape archaeology --- Marmarica (NW-Egypt) --- Hauran (Syria/Jordan) --- Graeco-Roman period --- spatial scales in networks --- network relationship qualities --- interaction --- resource management

Contemporary Nostalgia

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ISBN: 9783039215560 9783039215577 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-557-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Media and communication
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Some of the most pressing contemporary issues (ecological crisis, migration and integration, fragmented worldviews, social media, fake news, extremist politics and terrorism) can be understood more profoundly through how they interact with both individual and collective forces of nostalgia. Nostalgia is politics, but these politics are also interwoven with media and culture. Notwithstanding how nostalgia is used or contextualized in terms of politics and social practices, commodification or personal development, its power is primarily situated within its efficacy as a governing, influential human emotion. The vast and luminous contributions to this special issue on contemporary nostalgia are all investigating the role different aesthetic media formats (film, music, literature, computer games) plays in nostalgic negotiations with style, history, migration, love, nationalism, diaspora, irony, modernity, colonial and postcolonial discourses, and adoption. Mutually, these essays stand out as important, original, critical contributions to the expanding field of nostalgia studies and offer a valued insight on our world.

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nostalgia --- railways --- modernity --- modernism --- American literature --- heritage cinema --- Hollywood --- reflective nostalgia --- restorative nostalgia --- metanostalgia --- nostalgia --- Lars Gustafsson --- poetry --- tropic reinvention --- landscape --- childhood --- imagery --- expatriation --- nostalgia --- Ian McEwan --- Atonement --- ethics --- responsibility --- nostalgia --- contemporary nostalgia --- nostalgic experience --- nostalgic narrative --- narrative modes --- narrative mediation --- reflective nostalgia --- idealisation --- first-person narrative --- Finland-Swedish literature --- Second World War --- North Africa Campaign --- Egypt --- cosmopolitanism --- imperial nostalgia --- colonial nostalgia --- collective memory --- nostalgia --- ostalgia --- Czech film --- Czech history --- normalisation --- post-communism --- Yugonostalgia --- post-Yugoslav music --- the concept of love --- commodification of feelings and memories --- émigré writers --- lost ideal --- nostalgia --- myths --- popular literature --- nostalgia --- video games --- independent style --- retro aesthetics --- historical recreation --- simulation --- nostalgic dystopias --- F. Scott Fitzgerald --- “The Rich Boy” --- Niklas Salmose --- nostalgia --- nostalgic strategies --- text-image relations --- Red Book Magazine --- F.R. Gruger --- illustrations --- advertisements --- media --- intermediality --- transnational adoption --- nostalgia --- motherhood --- autobiography --- Naumann --- Rickardsson --- nostalgia --- Richard Ford --- pastoral --- southern gothic --- grotesque --- memory --- partition --- nation-state --- Foucault --- heterotopia --- India --- Pakistan --- Partition fiction --- refugees --- Nubia --- nostalgic spaces --- displacement --- territory --- disembodied territoriality --- spatial production --- n/a

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