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Roman Gods

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 9789004175037 9789047428480 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100647
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Drawing exclusively on the evidence from urban Rome up to the age of Constantine, the book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of 'god' along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual.

The Mongols and the Armenians (1220-1335)

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Book Series: Brill's Inner Asian Library ISBN: 9789004186354 9789004192119 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627428 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100644
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In the thirteenth century, the Armenians of Greater Armenia and of the Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia were invaded by Mongol nomads of the Inner Asian steppe. The ensuing Mongol-Armenian relations were varied. The Greater Armenians became subjects of the Mongol Empire, whereas the Cilician Armenians, by entering into vassalage, became allies and furthered the Mongol conquests. In order to enhance our understanding of this turning point in medieval history, the effects of long distance military raids, missions, diplomacy, collaboration, administrative assistance and confrontation as well as the reasons for invading Greater Armenia and motives for establishing an alliance, are considered.

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History --- Asian Studies

Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183253 9789004253728 Year: Volume: 258 Pages: xii + 300 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_353252 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Political Science
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This study, based on a lifelong involvement with New Guinea, compares the culture of the Kamoro (18,000 people) with that of their eastern neighbours, the Asmat (40,000), both living on the south coast of West Papua, Indonesia. The comparison, showing substantial differences as well as striking similarities, contributes to a deeper understanding of both cultures. Part I looks at Kamoro society and culture through the window of its ritual cycle, framed by gender. Part II widens the view, offering in a comparative fashion a more detailed analysis of the socio-political and cosmo-mythological setting of the Kamoro and the Asmat rituals. Next is a systematic comparison of the rituals. The comparison includes a cross-cultural, structural analysis of relevant myths.&#xD;&#xD;This publication is of interest to scholars and students in Oceanic studies and those drawn to the comparative study of cultures.&#xD;&#xD;Jan Pouwer (1924) started his career as a government anthropologist in West New Guinea in the 1950s and 1960s, with periods of intensive fieldwork, in particular among the Kamoro. A distinguished anthropologist, he held professorships at universities around the world.

Women and Gender in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500-1750

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ISBN: 9789004369726 9789004369726 9789004391352 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102313
Subject: History
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Women were fundamental actors in early modern Low Countries society, playing major roles in the dynamic environment of economic, artistic, and cultural exchange of both the Catholic Southern Netherlands and the Protestant Dutch Republic.The Habsburg territories were governed by a string of women rulers. More ordinary Netherlandish women ran businesses, pursued careers as painters and writers, joined and led religious communities, and helped steer the course of debates between Protestants and Catholics. The wealthier among them were active in the financial markets and a number of them became highly influential patrons of art and architecture. Women of lesser means, on the other hand, might find themselves in difficult situations. At the same time, evolving traditions of the textual and visual representation of femininity reflected and shaped attitudes towards gender, and in turn impacted the lives of both women and men.&#xD;

From Accelerated Accumulation to the Socialist Market Economy

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Book Series: China Studies ISBN: 9789004330085 9789004330092 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627436 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100601
Subject: History
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The book is based on the hypothesis that a systematic analysis of the Chinese economic discourse is necessary in order to understand the underlying logic of Chinese economic development. The majority of works on the subject see China's economic development as a linear process of marketization or "growing out of the plan". In contradistinction to the prevailing paradigm, this book underlines that basic economic issues such as over-investment and unbalanced development continue to frame economic policy-making. The book is also unique in basing the narrative on a rich collection of Chinese language material.

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History --- History --- Ecomomics --- Asian Studies

Tang Junyi

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Book Series: Modern Chinese Philosophy ISBN: 9789004330146 9789004330139 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627443 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100602
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Both inside and outside of China, there have been heated debates about Confucian democracy, Confucian values and ethics, and Confucian alternatives to Western models of modernization. In many respects, however, the discussions have reached an impasse: Whereas some observers tend to depict Confucianism as a panacea for all kinds of political and social ills in East Asian and Western societies, others consider it to be a mere vestige of the Chinese tradition which lacks any relevance for contemporary discourse. The present study proposes a way through this impasse based on a critical examination of the modern Confucian project developed by the exiled philosopher Tang Junyi (1909-1978). Tang’s comprehensive reinterpretation of Confucianism ranks among the most ambitious philosophical projects in modern Chinese history.

At the edges of states; Dynamics of state formation in the Indonesian borderlands

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183741 9789004253469 Year: Volume: 275/2 Pages: 356 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_411390 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences
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Set in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, this study explores the shifting relationships between border communities and the state along the political border with East Malaysia. The book rests on the premises that remote border regions offer an exciting study arena that can tell us important things about how marginal citizens relate to their nation-state. The basic assumption is that central state authority in the Indonesian borderlands has never been absolute, but waxes and wanes, and state rules and laws are always up for local interpretation and negotiation. In its role as key symbol of state sovereignty, the borderland has become a place were central state authorities are often most eager to govern and exercise power. But as illustrated, the borderland is also a place were state authority is most likely to be challenged, questioned and manipulated as border communities often have multiple loyalties that transcend state borders and contradict imaginations of the state as guardians of national sovereignty and citizenship. (...) Michael Eilenberg (1975) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University. His research focuses on issues of state formation, sovereignty, and agrarian expansion in frontier regions of Southeast Asia.&#xD;(...)&#xD;“Eilenberg’s rich insights could not have been achieved without years spent developing trust and experiencing firsthand the ambiguity of a border as a zone of opportunity as well as control. The analysis of the border elite who combine traditional authority with bureaucratic once, charisma with force, and legal practices with illegal ones throws into sharp relief a set of practices that are found not only on the fringes of the Indonesian nation, but on the fringes of its cities as well. Anyone interested in understanding how power works in Indonesia should read this book”.&#xD;Tania Murray Li, Toronto University&#xD;(...)&#xD;“This pioneering study of state formation ‘at the margins’ forms a perfect demonstration of the promise of borderland studies. Eilenberg argues convincingly that borderlands – and the international borders that run through them – are critical sites for understanding shifting state-society relations. His book provides a powerful analysis of the local historical contexts of resource struggles, state policies and social strategies in what many consider to be a remote and insignifcant Indonesian borderland. Eilenberg makes us realize how the unpredictable dynamics of such borderland societies affect entire nation-states”.&#xD;Willem van Schendel, Amsterdam University

Dionysos in Archaic Greece

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Book Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World ISBN: 9789004144453 9789047418825 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100632
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An interpretation of the god Dionysos as seen by Greek vase painters before the golden age of classical culture, which will help understand his wide popularity beyond wine consumption, which lasted until the end of antiquity.

Islamic Reformism and Christianity

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Book Series: The History of Christian-Muslim Relations ISBN: 9789004179110 9789047441465 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100629
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Drawing on newly-discovered archival materials, the study offers a comprehensive and critical reading of the polemics of Sheikh Rashīd Riḍā and his associates on Christianity in al-Manār, and their fascinating encounters with Arab Christians and Christian missionary movements.

The Jesuit Mission to New France

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Book Series: Studies in the History of Christian Traditions ISBN: 9789004192850 9789004209657 Year: Language: English
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A new interpretation of the Jesuit mission to New France is here proposed by using, for comparison and contrast, the earlier Jesuit experience in Japan. In order to present revisionist perspectives of the Jesuit missions based on a broader international framework beyond North America, the existing historical paradigms of the Jesuit missionary activity to Amerindians based on the limited regional history of New France are re-examined.

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