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The Scientific Revolution Revisited

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ISBN: 9781783741236 9781783741243 Year: Pages: 156 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0054 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History --- Science (General)
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The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting their progress towards science as we now know it and insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment. The Scientific Revolution was marked by the global expansion of trade by European powers and by interstate rivalries for a stake in the developing world market, in which advanced medieval China, remarkably, did not participate. It is in the wake of these happenings, in Teich's original retelling, that the Thirty Years War and the Scientific Revolution emerge as products of and factors in an uneven transition in European and world history: from natural philosophy to modern science, feudalism to capitalism, the late medieval to the early modern period. With a narrative that moves from pre-classical thought to the European institutionalisation of science – and a scope that embraces figures both lionised and neglected, such as Nicole Oresme, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Thaddeus Hagecius, Johann Joachim Becher – The Scientific Revolution Revisited illuminates the social and intellectual sea changes that shaped the modern world.

Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9780472072750 9780472052752 9780472900091 9780472121267 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: History
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Proofs of Genius: Collected Editions from the American Revolution to the Digital Age is the first extensive study of the collected edition as an editorial genre within American literary history. Unlike editions of an author’s “selected works” or thematic anthologies, which clearly indicate the presence of non-authorial editorial intervention, collected editions have typically been arranged to imply an unmediated documentary completeness. By design, the collected edition obscures its own role in shaping the cultural reception of the author.In Proofs of Genius, Amanda Gailey argues that decisions to re-edit major authorial corpora are acts of canon-formation in miniature that indicate more foundational shifts in the way a culture views its literature and itself. By combining a theoretically-informed approach with a broad historical view of collected editions from the late eighteenth century to the present (including the rise of digital editions), Gailey fills a gap in the textual scholarship of the editing history of major figures like Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman and of the American literary canon itself.

Tra insegnamento e ricerca. Entre enseignement et recherche: La storia della Rivoluzione francese. L’histoire de la Révolution française

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904207 Year: Volume: 15 Pages: 444 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-20-7 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: History
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What is the place of the French Revolution in teaching history? What are the ideological trends and pedagogic messages that are used in school textbooks? Are these textbooks simple "national autobiographies" or the faithful reflection of historical research on the topic? The contributions collected in this volume seek to answer some of these questions, taking into account different countries, from France to Russia, from the United States to China. In a time like ours, where much is said about the public use of history, the relationship between historical research, teaching and dissemination remains a fundamental theme.

Leaving Iran: Between Migration and Exile

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Book Series: Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters ISSN: 19216661 ISBN: 9781771991377 9781771991384 9781771991391 9781771991407 Year: Pages: 304 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771991377.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In 1975, at the age of twenty-three, Farideh Goldin left Iran in search of her imagined America. She sought an escape from the suffocation she felt under the cultural rules of her country and the future her family had envisioned for her. While she settled uneasily into American life, the political unrest in Iran intensified and in February of 1979, Farideh’s family was forced to flee Iran on the last El-Al flights to Tel Aviv. They arrived in Israel as refugees, having left everything behind including the only home Farideh’s father had ever known. Baba, as Farideh called her father, was a well-respected son of the chief rabbi and dayan of the Jews of Shiraz. During his last visit to the United States in 2006, he handed Farideh his memoir that chronicled the years of his life after exile: the confiscation of his passport while he attempted to return to Iran for his belongings, the resulting years of loneliness as he struggled against a hostile bureaucracy to return to his wife and family in Israel, and the eventual loss of the poultry farm that had supported his family. Farideh translated her father’s memoir along with other documents she found in a briefcase after his death. Leaving Iran knits together her father’s story of dislocation and loss with her own experience as an Iranian Jew in a newly adopted home. As an intimate portrait of displacement and the construction of identity, as a story of family loyalty and cultural memory, Leaving Iran is an important addition to a growing body of Iranian–American narratives.

Intermedialitaet und Revolution der Medien- Intermédialité et révolution des médias

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Book Series: Romania Viva ISBN: 9783653978179 9783653978186 9783631656129 Year: Pages: 371 Language: French
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Information theory --- Languages and Literatures --- Arts in general
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Der vorliegende Sammelband untersucht das Konzept der Intermedialität vor dem Hintergrund der zunehmenden Beschleunigung und Überkreuzung medialer Praktiken in der zeitgenössischen Gesellschaft, angesichts derer sich die Frage nach einer Revision des Theorems der Intermedialität stellt. Die Beiträge konzentrieren sich auf Schlüsselmomente historischer Medienumbrüche im 19., 20. und 21. Jahrhundert und analysieren den Zusammenhang zwischen der (R)Evolution medialer Dispositive und Wahrnehmungsformen sowie der kulturellen Praxis.
Le présent ouvrage collectif vise à analyser le concept de l’intermédialité dans le cadre de l’accélération croissante et du croisement des pratiques médiatiques dans la société contemporaine, au regard desquels se pose la question d’une révision du théorème de l’intermédialité. Les contributions se concentrent sur des moments-clés des mutations historiques au 19e, 20e et 21e siècle et font l’analyse du rapport entre l’évolution/la révolution des dispositifs médiatiques et les formes de perception ainsi que les codes culturels.

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