Engaging Anthropological Theory: A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition
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Engaging Anthropological Theory: A Social and Political History, 2nd Edition

"Moberg does a masterful job of weaving together historical context, anthropological theory, and present-day issues and sensibilities. Rather than standing at a critical distance and taking potshots at our disciplinary ancestors, Moberg shows students clearly how anthropology’s ideas and theoretical stances have arisen out of, and made sense within, their historical and geographical contexts. His style is engaging, readable, and ofte...

America's Vietnam : The Longue Duree of U.S. Literature and Empire
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America's Vietnam : The Longue Duree of U.S. Literature and Empire

America’s Vietnam challenges the prevailing genealogy of Vietnam’s emergence in the American imagination—one that presupposes the Vietnam War as the starting point of meaningful Vietnamese-U.S. political and cultural involvements. Examining literature from as early as the 1820s, Marguerite Nguyen takes a comparative, long historical approach to interpreting constructions of Vietnam in American literature. She analyzes works in variou...

Valerius Maximus, >facta Et Dicta Memorabilia: Text, Introduction, and Commentary
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Valerius Maximus, & Et Dicta Memorabilia: Text, Introduction, and Commentary

There is no modern commentary on the whole of Valerius Maximus’ Facta et dicta memorabilia, though commentaries on books 1 and 2 have been published by, respectively, David Wardle (1998) and Andrea Themann-Steinke. Progress is likely to be made by further commentaries on individual books and John Briscoe contributes to this with a commentary on Book 8, of particular interest because of the variegated nature of its subject matter. The...

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis) (Novel Study Guides, Book 39)
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)

ravel through a wardrobe to discover your destiny. The activity sheets are great for accountability of the information. Students put themselves in Peter's shoes and imagine how he feels about staying at the Professor's house. Get into the mind of Lucy and predict what she will do about what she learns of the wardrobe. Break down the conversation Peter and Susan have with the Professor to determine why it was so strange. Answer multip...

Opernarbeit: Texte aus 25 Jahren
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Opernarbeit: Texte aus 25 Jahren

Sergio Morabito war der Stuttgarter Oper 25 Jahre lang als Dramaturg und Regisseur verbunden; seine gemeinsame Regiearbeit mit Jossi Wieler wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet. In diesem Buch gewährt er Einblicke in die Praxis des Operndramaturgen und -regisseurs. Er setzt sich mit zentralen, aber auch entlegeneren Werken des Repertoires auseinander und zeigt dabei nachvollziehbar und im Detail, was als sein Markenzeichen gelten kann: das B...

Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy
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Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy

'Hanink writes in a lucid and engaging style, bringing together the disparate evidential strands, archaeological, epigraphical and literary, into a persuasive synthesis, and handling deftly the balance and interplay between the political and literary aspects of her topic ... the book makes a very valuable, well-rounded, contribution to our understanding of the literary, political and monumental aspects of post-fifth-century tragedy i...

Abschied und Offenbarung: Eine poetisch-theologische Kritik am Motiv der Totalität im Ausgang von Hölderlin
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Abschied und Offenbarung

Der vorliegende Band bietet einen Durchgang durch Hölderlins dichterisches Schaffen und interpretiert zahlreiche Gedichte ausgehend von der Frage, wie sich das Verhältnis von Gott/Mensch/Sprache darin jeweils darstellt. Dieses zeigt sich als ein zunehmend gebrochen-fragiles; in dieser Schwächung kann sich jedoch eine neue Aufmerksamkeit für das Göttliche, das Menschliche und die Sprache entwickeln – in theologischer Diktion: Offenbar...

The Epic Gaze: Vision, Gender and Narrative in Ancient Epic
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The Epic Gaze: Vision, Gender and Narrative in Ancient Epic

The epic genre has at its heart a fascination with the horror of viewing death. Epic heroes have active visual power, yet become objects, turned into monuments, watched by two main audiences: the gods above and the women on the sidelines. This stimulating, ambitious study investigates the theme of vision in Greek and Latin epic from Homer to Nonnus, bringing the edges of epic into dialogue with celebrated moments (the visual confront...

Language and the Modern State: The Reform of Written Japanese
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Language and the Modern State: The Reform of Written Japanese

Originally published in 1991, this book examines the process whereby a modern colloquial style of written Japanese was developed in the context of the overall modernization of Japan. The book examines the process whereby this strategic simplification took place in Japan, beginning with a discussion of the backgroundto the problem and the reasons why change was indicated. The history, characteristics and spheres of the four major styl...

Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature
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Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese literature from the 1910s to the present day. Featuring detailed studies of selected masterpieces, it adopts a thematic-comparative approach. By developing an innovative conceptual framework predicated on a new theory of periodization, it thus situates Chinese literature in the context of world literature, and the forces of globalization....