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West Indian intellectuals in Britain

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ISBN: 9780719064746 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Sociology
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Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things - new musics, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This lively, innovative book explores the intellectual ideas which the West Indians brought with them to Britain. It shows that for more than a century West Indians living in Britain developed a dazzling intellectual critique of the codes of Imperial Britain. This is the first comprehensive discussion of the major Caribbean thinkers who came to live in twentieth-century Britain. Chapters discuss the influence of, amongst others, C. L. R. James, Una Marson, George Lamming, Jean Rhys, Claude McKay and V. S. Naipaul. The contributors to this fascinating volume draw from many different disciplines to bring alive the thought and personalities of the figures they discuss, providing a dramatic picture of intellectual developments in Britain from which we can still learn much. A lucid introduction argues that the recovery of this Caribbean past, on the home-territory of Britain itself, reveals much about the prospects of multiracial Britain. Written in an accessible manner, undergraduates and general readers interested in relations between the Caribbean and Britain, imperial history, literature, cultural and black studies will all find much of interest in this collection.

Kommunikationsräume im kaiserzeitlichen Rom

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Book Series: Topoi – Berlin Studies of the Ancient World/Topoi – Berliner Studien der Alten Welt ISSN: 2191-5806 ISBN: 9783110266429 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: xviii, 278 DOI: 10.1515/9783110266429 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History --- Archaeology
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The ancient city of Rome can be understood as an ensemble of monuments, as aspace of actionfor its inhabitants, as a literary construction. Communication took place in it, about it and through it; that is by means of furnishing it with a conscious programme of buildings and works of art. From the perspective of various classical disciplines, the papers in this volume analyse the relationships between these three forms of communication about the city of Rome from the beginning of the Principate to Late Antiquity.

The Writing System of Scribe Zhou. Evidence from Late Pre-imperial Chinese Manuscripts and Inscriptions (5th-3rd Centuries BCE)

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISSN: 2365-970X ISBN: 9783110459302 9783110459319 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: xiv, 328 DOI: 10.1515/9783110459302 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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This book investigates the nature of regional variation in the early Chinese writing system through bamboo manuscripts and inscriptions dating from the late pre-imperial China (5th-3rd centuries BCE). Diachronic and synchronic comparisons of graphic details show that none of the well-recognized regional varieties developed independently from one another. Furthermore, differences in graphic components can be accounted for as alternations of graphs that are compatible in their semantic or phonetic values. The phonological systems underlying various regional orthographies unanimously point to a single coherent sound system with some mixture of dialect pronunciations. This strongly suggests that all the late pre-imperial regional scripts derived from a kind of orthographic meta-system based on one spoken standard language. This orthography and its phonological systems should reasonably be dated to ca. 9th century BCE, just about the time when the earliest known Chinese lexicography "Book of Scribe Zhou" (ca. 830 BCE) was written. The conclusions of this book have further implications on reading and understanding manuscript texts in general as well as on using them as data for linguistic studies.

Beyond Priesthood. Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire

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Book Series: Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten ISSN: 0939-2580 ISBN: 9783110448184 9783110447644 Year: Volume: 66 Pages: xiv, 460 DOI: 10.1515/9783110448184 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion --- History
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The last decade has seen a surge of scholarly interest in these religious professionals and a good number of high quality publications. Our volume, however, with its unique intercultural character and its explicit focus on appropriation and contestation of religious expertise in the Imperial Era is substantially different.Unlike the rather narrow focus of earlier studies of civic priests, the papers presented here examine a wider range of religious professionals, their dynamic interaction with established religious authorities and institutions, and their contributions to religious innovation in the ancient Mediterranean world, from the late Hellenistic period through to Late Antiquity, from the City of Rome to mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, from Greek civic practice to ancient Judaism.A further advantage of our volume is the wide range of media of transmission taken into account. Our contributors look at both old and new materials, which derive not only from literary sources but also from papyri, inscriptions, and material culture. Above all, this volume assesses critically convenient terminological usage and offers a unique insight into a rich gamut of ancient Mediterranean religious specialists.

Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement

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ISBN: 9781474299503 781474299527 781474299510 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102552
Subject: History --- Migration
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Historian Jane McCabe leads us through a compelling research journey that began with uncovering the story of her own grandmother, Lorna Peters, one of 130 adolescents resettled in New Zealand under the scheme between 1908 and 1938. Using records from the ‘Homes’ in Kalimpong and in-depth interviews with other descendants in New Zealand, she crafts a compelling, evocative, and unsentimental yet moving narrative - one that not only brings an untold part of imperial history to light, but also transforms previously broken and hushed family histories into an extraordinary collective story. This book attends to both the affective dimension of these traumatic familial disruptions, and to the larger economic and political drivers that saw government and missionary schemes breaking up Anglo-Indian families - schemes that relied on future forgetting.

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

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Book Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History ISBN: 9780203338582 9780415342544 9780415547703 9781134292646 9781134292639 9781134292592 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203338582 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view, Ringmar investigates the implications of his conclusion on issues facing the developing world today.

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medieval --- society --- imperial --- china --- song --- dynasty --- dutch --- republic --- star --- demons

Luther

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Book Series: Lancaster Pamphlets ISBN: 9780203129234 9781138177055 9780415109321 9781134838080 9781134838073 9781134838035 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203129234 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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Luther provides a clear exposition of the state of German politics on the eve of the Reformation. Dr Mullett concentrates particularly on the evolution of Luther's thought and its central preoccupation with re-aligning the church's theology with that of the New Testament.

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ulrich --- von --- hutten --- holy --- roman --- emperor --- johann --- staupitz --- imperial --- knight

Le proconsul et le prince d

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ISBN: 9782356133014 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.ausonius.3459 Language: French
Publisher: Ausonius Éditions
Subject: History
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L'analyse des relations entre le proconsul et le prince est conçue comme une contribution à l'étude plus générale de la place des principaux sénateurs dans l'entourage des Césars et le gouvernement de l'Empire romain. Le livre veille à associer la description du fonctionnement des structures administratives et de son personnel politique à une meilleure connaissance des pratiques et des formes institutionnelles que le pouvoir impérial eut à inventer pour choisir, collaborer et communiquer avec la dizaine de gouverneurs des provinces publiques. Trois thèmes ont été retenus et traités dans leur dimension évolutive : la désignation du proconsul (principalement à la suite d'un tirage au sort) et la manière dont le pouvoir impérial intervenait dans cette procédure traditionnelle pour faire nommer ou proroger les candidats de son choix ; l'étude comparée des pouvoirs du prince et du proconsul ; le mode de communication qui s'était établie à distance entre le centre de l'Empire et les périphéries placées sous l'autorité des proconsuls.

Espadas y plumas en la Monarqu

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ISBN: 9788490962190 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Casa de Velázquez
Subject: History --- Bibliography
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Cuando la oralidad era imperante, siete soldados de la Monarquía sintieron la necesidad de escribir sus autobiografías en la primera mitad del siglo xvii. Entre ellos, el capitán Alonso de Contreras, cuya obra, vital, cautivó a Ortega y Gasset. Con sus plumas retrataron al Imperio, del Mediterráneo al Índico. Esa fotografía del Leviatán —el Estado Moderno—, en sus años formativos, constituye el principal propósito de este libro, en un acercamiento pragmático, inmerso en la cotidianidad, jocosa o trágica. Se siguen vidas a «salto de mata», rescatando sus sueños y tropelías, restituyendo sus vivencias y, con ellas, las de una época, así como parte de la maquinaria imperial, cuando el sol se ponía sobre la Monarquía. Todo se ensarta, en definitiva, alrededor de dos preguntas. ¿Cómo se pasó de la espada a la pluma, otro ejercicio de esgrima? ¿Cómo las dos dibujan universos, de Italia a Filipinas, pasando por España, hacia 1600-1650?

Imperial Genus: The Formation and Limits of the Human in Modern Korea and Japan

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Book Series: Asia Pacific Modern ISBN: 9780520289598 9780520964198 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.9 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Philosophy --- History
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"Imperial Genus begins with the turn to world culture and ideas of the generally human in Japan’s cultural policy in Korea in 1919. How were concepts of the human’s genus‑being operative in the discourses of the Japanese empire? How did they inform the imagination and representation of modernity in colonial Korea? Travis Workman delves into these questions through texts in philosophy, literature, and social science. Imperial Genus focuses on how notions of human generality mediated uncertainty between the transcendental and the empirical, the universal and the particular, and empire and colony. It shows how cosmopolitan cultural principles, the proletarian arts, and Pan‑Asian imperial nationalism converged with practices of colonial governmentality. It is a genealogy of the various articulations of the human’s genus‑being within modern humanist thinking in East Asia, as well as an exploration of the limits of the human as both concept and historical figure."

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