Oriental And Classical Antiquity

Author : Nationalmuseet (Denmark). Antiksamlingen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037081457
Genre : Art, Asian
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Category: Art, Asian

The Invention Of Racism In Classical Antiquity

Author : Benjamin Isaac
ISBN : 9781400849567
Genre : History
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There was racism in the ancient world, after all. This groundbreaking book refutes the common belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored "ethnic and cultural," but not racial, prejudice. It does so by comprehensively tracing the intellectual origins of racism back to classical antiquity. Benjamin Isaac's systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes reveals that some of those represent prototypes of racism--or proto-racism--which in turn inspired the early modern authors who developed the more familiar racist ideas. He considers the literature from classical Greece to late antiquity in a quest for the various forms of the discriminatory stereotypes and social hatred that have played such an important role in recent history and continue to do so in modern society. Magisterial in scope and scholarship, and engagingly written, The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity further suggests that an understanding of ancient attitudes toward other peoples sheds light not only on Greco-Roman imperialism and the ideology of enslavement (and the concomitant integration or non-integration) of foreigners in those societies, but also on the disintegration of the Roman Empire and on more recent imperialism as well. The first part considers general themes in the history of discrimination; the second provides a detailed analysis of proto-racism and prejudices toward particular groups of foreigners in the Greco-Roman world. The last chapter concerns Jews in the ancient world, thus placing anti-Semitism in a broader context.
Category: History

The Origin Of The History Of Science In Classical Antiquity

Author : Leonid Zhmud
ISBN : 9783110194326
Genre : History
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This volume is the first comprehensive study of the content, form and goal of the Peripatetic historiography of science. The book first analyses similar trends in Presocratic, Sophistic and Platonic thought, and then focuses on Aristotle’s student Eudemos of Rhodes. His work is the basis of the Peripatetic historiography of science which greatly contributed to the development of this genre in medieval Arabia and in Europe in the 16th–18th centuries.
Category: History

Oscar Wilde And Classical Antiquity

Author : Alastair J. L. Blanshard
ISBN : 9780198789260
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Celebrated now and during his lifetime as a wit and aesthete, Oscar Wilde was also a talented classical scholar whose writings evince an enduring fascination with Graeco-Roman antiquity. Covering all the major genres of his literary output, from philosophical and critical writings to society plays, this volume explores the profound impact that ancient literature and thought had on his life and work and offers new perspectives on his most celebrated and canonicaltexts as well as close analyses of unpublished material.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Mirror Of Antiquity

Author : Caroline Winterer
ISBN : 0801475791
Genre : History
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In The Mirror of Antiquity, Caroline Winterer uncovers the lost world of American women's classicism during its glory days from the eighteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Overturning the widely held belief that classical learning and political ideals were relevant only to men, she follows the lives of four generations of American women through their diaries, letters, books, needlework, and drawings, demonstrating how classicism was at the center of their experience as mothers, daughters, and wives. Importantly, she pays equal attention to women from the North and from the South, and to the ways that classicism shaped the lives of black women in slavery and freedom. In a strikingly innovative use of both texts and material culture, Winterer exposes the neoclassical world of furnishings, art, and fashion created in part through networks dominated by elite women. Many of these women were at the center of the national experience. Here readers will find Abigail Adams, teaching her children Latin and signing her letters as Portia, the wife of the Roman senator Brutus; the Massachusetts slave Phillis Wheatley, writing poems in imitation of her favorite books, Alexander Pope's Iliad and Odyssey; Dolley Madison, giving advice on Greek taste and style to the U.S. Capitol's architect, Benjamin Latrobe; and the abolitionist and feminist Lydia Maria Child, who showed Americans that modern slavery had its roots in the slave societies of Greece and Rome. Thoroughly embedded in the major ideas and events of the time—the American Revolution, slavery and abolitionism, the rise of a consumer society—this original book is a major contribution to American cultural and intellectual history.
Category: History

In Search Of Pre Classical Antiquity Rediscovering Ancient Peoples In Mediterranean Europe 19th And 20th C

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ISBN : 9789004335424
Genre : History
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Through the analysis of several cases studies concerning Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Albania, Greece and Turkey) the book aims rethinking the cultural history of Mediterranean nationalisms by suggesting how it is an interconnected experience, directly related to the intellectual examples of Northern Europe, but also developing its own particular trend.
Category: History

Geography In Classical Antiquity

Author : Daniela Dueck
ISBN : 9781107375871
Genre : History
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What were the limits of knowledge of the physical world in Greek and Roman antiquity? How far did travellers get and what did they know about far-away regions? How did they describe foreign countries and peoples? How did they measure the earth, and distances and heights on it? Ideas about the physical and cultural world are a key aspect of ancient history, but until now there has been no up-to-date modern overview of the subject. This book explores the beginnings and development of geographical ideas in Classical antiquity and demonstrates technical methods for describing landscape, topographies and ethnographies. The survey relies on a variety of sources: philosophical and scientific texts but also poems and travelogues; papyrological remains and visual monuments.
Category: History

Death Ritual And Social Structure In Classical Antiquity

Author : Ian Morris
ISBN : 0521376114
Genre : History
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The chief purpose of this book is to show how burials may be used as a uniquely informative source for Greek and Roman social history. Burials permit a far wider range of inference and insight than the literary texts produced by and for a narrow social elite, and by studying them in depth Dr. Morris is able to offer new interpretations of social change in Graeco-Roman antiquity. The major interdisciplinary importance of the book lies in its attempt to break down barriers between archaeologists and historians of different societies and cultures.
Category: History

Europa Antike Humanismus

Author : Hubert Cancik
ISBN : 9783839413890
Genre : History
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»Humanismus« ist ein junger, offener - und daher umstrittener - Begriff. Hubert Cancik zeichnet in diesem Band die Wurzeln des Humanismus nach, die aus Konzepten bestehen, die in Philosophie und Kunst, Ethik und Politik, Wissenschaft und Recht der Antike entwickelt wurden. In von Brüchen und Verwerfungen gekennzeichneten Rezeptionsschüben sind diese in die europäische Geschichte eingegangen und haben beim Aufbau einer zivilen Gesellschaft und der Proklamation der Menschenrechte mitgewirkt. Deren Anspruch, Gemeingut aller Menschen zu sein, unabhängig von Ethnien, Religionen, Klassen und Machtmitteln, ist, so zeigt dieses Buch, die Basis eines kritischen Humanismus, also des Angebots, eine Welt-Gesellschaft menschlich zu denken.
Category: History