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New Perspectives on Power and Political Representation from Ancient History to the Present Day

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Book Series: Radboud Studies in Humanities ISBN: 9789004291966 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.1163/9789004291966 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume examines modes of political communication between rulers and ruled from antiquity to the present by applying the concept of representation. It explores the dynamic relationship between elites and the people which is shaped by self-representation and representative claims. Readership: All scholars and students interested in the phenomenon of political representation, from antiquity to the present day.

The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Literature, Art and Architecture

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Book Series: Intersections ISBN: 9789004378216 Year: Pages: 820 DOI: 10.1163/9789004378216 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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This volume explores the various strategies of construing appropriate pasts in scholarship, literature, art, architecture and literature, in order to create “national”, regional or local identities, in late medieval and early modern Europe. Readership: All those interested in the reception of Antiquity and high medieval history (true and false) in early modern in literature, architecture and art, neolatin scholarship, Renaissance architecture, history of ideas, history of literature, and history of humanist scholarship.

News in Early Modern Europe

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Book Series: Library of the Written Word - The Handpress World ISBN: 9789004276864 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.1163/9789004276864 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History
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News in Early Modern Europe presents new research on the nature, production, and dissemination of a variety of forms of news writing from across Europe during the early modern period. Readership: Postgraduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and academic libraries, from the fields of history and literature, with interests in early modern Europe, news, book history, literary forms, social history, and politics.

Mehrsprachigkeit im Spiegel des Buchdrucks: Das spanische Italien im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert

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ISBN: 9783946198086 9783946198116 9783946198093 9783946198109 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.16994/bad Language: German
Publisher: Modern Academic Publishing
Subject: History --- Linguistics
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During the sixteenth and seventeenth century large parts of Italy were under Spanish dominion, the consequence of which was a linguistic contact that lasted over 200 years. However, due to the traditionally tight link between Italian language historiography and national historiography, the multilingual communicative space of Spanish Italy has only recently become an object of research. By focusing on four Spanish-dominated areas – the two metropolises of Naples (Regno di Napoli) and Milan (Milanesado), as well as the two islands of Sicily (Regno di Sicilia) and Sardinia (Regno di Sardegna) – the present work therefore presents a fundamental, extensive, and comparative case study of the history of plurilingualism and of letterpress printing in Italia spagnola. For the first time, even methodologically, letterpress printing will be considered as an indicator of plurilingualism, and not simply as a gauge for Tuscanisation, as scholars have previously concluded. The corpus, which has been elaborated on the basis of a specifically developed online title-database consisting of over 3.000 Spanish, bi- and multilingual printed works, is analyzed by combining quantification and qualification methods. The statistical evaluation of book production and distribution of languages and domains associated therewith have been integrated, or rather validated, by qualitative comments on exemplary single works. Herein, the following questions have been examined: How is multilingualism generally, and with regard to the Spanish language in particular, reflected in book production? How often and in which domains of discourse is Spanish used? Which profiles of competence of the producers (authors and printers) and the recipients can be qualitatively traced through single printed works? What evidence of the conventionalization of multilingualism in the form of linguistic teaching material can be provided? Which plurilinguistic practices can be reconstructed on the basis of the prints? Is bilingualism or multilingualism reflected on (and eventually how), and, if so, how is it discussed and assessed? How does the respective communicative space, characterized by the constant presence of the Spanish language, configure itself in the consciousness of the communicants within the field of perceptive linguistics? Thus, the aim was to investigate the degree of Hispanicization of Spanish Italy on the basis of the quantified printed language, and to discuss the practices of multilingualism, the attitudes towards the Spanish language, and how plurilingualism was reflected in selected printed works and their paratexts. The overall segment of the Spanish book production can be defined as a marginal phenomenon with a limited target group, and therefore multilingualism in Spanish Italy, when considered through letterpress printing, assumes an elitist status. However, the respective empirical results of the four partial corpora offer prominent regional differences, with each of the four communicative spaces presenting with their own, specific profile of multilingualism. The contrast of the single cases thus leads to a typology between Spanish Sardinia and the other three areas. The case reconstructions furnish the evidence that Spanish Sardinia, for reasons beyond existing language politics, represents the exception, or rather, the extreme case of problem-focused plurilingualism and Hispanicization. The remaining three areas (Naples, Milan and Sicily) bundle to form a second type – on account of their indifference towards language diversity as well as their pragmatic, mostly implicit, conventionalized handling of multilingualism, they can be classified as normal cases of language contact.

Pageantry and Power

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ISBN: 9780719090127 9780719080104 9781526125101 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628398 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100068
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Pageantry and Power is the first full and in-depth cultural history of the Lord Mayor’s Show in the early modern period. It provides new insight into the culture and history of the London of Shakespeare’s time and beyond. Central to the cultural life of London, the Lord Mayor’s Shows were high-profile and lavish entertainments produced by some of the most talented writers of the time. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, Pageantry and Power explores various important factors, including the relationship between the printed texts of the Shows and actual events. This full-scale study of the civic works of important writers enhances our understanding of their other, often better-known, dramatic works contributing to a fuller estimation of their literary careers. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of early modern literature, drama, history, civic culture, pageantry, urban studies, cultural geography, book history, as well as the interested general reader.

Judaism as Philosophy

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Book Series: Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah ISBN: 9781618111791 9781618117892 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101090
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The studies comprising this volume, most of them appearing for the first time in English, deal with some of the main topics in Maimonides’ philosophy and that of his followers in Provence. At the heart of these topics lies the issue of whether they adopted a completely naturalistic picture of the workings of the world order, or left room for the volitional activity of God in history. These topics include divine law, creation, the Account of the Chariot, prophet and sage, Mosaic prophecy, reasons for the commandments, and prayer. Special attention is paid to three lesser known but highly significant Provençal Jewish thinkers: Moses Ibn Tibbon, Levi ben Avraham, and Nissim ben Moses of Marseille.

Die Wiener Stadtbücher 1395-1430

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ISBN: 9783205208372 Year: DOI: 10.7767/9783205208372 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103516
Subject: Law
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Das „Wiener Stadtbuch“ stellt eine Rechtsquelle ersten Ranges dar. Die Aufzeichnungen über das Rechtsleben einer der größten Städte Mitteleuropas spannen sich von 1395–1430. Der vorliegende 5. Teil enthält die Eintragungen der Jahre 1418–1421. Bis zum Abschluss der Edition werden noch zwei weitere Bände erscheinen. Der letzte Teil wird eine ausführliche Beschreibung der Handschrift und detaillierte editionskritische Bemerkungen sowie umfassende Register enthalten.

Die Phonologie der deutschen Lehnwoerter im Altpolnischen bis 1500

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876903941 Year: Pages: 221 DOI: 10.3726/b12732 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics
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Ein Aspekt des Kontaktes zwischen zwei Sprachen ist der Bereich der Entlehnung "im Sinne von Überführung eines Zeichens/Wortes aus einer Sprache in eine andere" (Lewandowski 1976, II: 415). Gegenstand der Untersuchung ist das Lehnwort, ein, "aus einer anderen Sprache übernommenes, eingebürgertes und dem eigenen Sprachsystem angepaßtes Wort". Die besonders in der Germanistik verbreitete Diskussion der Frage "Lehnwort" oder "Fremdwort" soll hierbei nicht berücksichtigt werden. Das Ziel ist es, eine genau definierte Gruppe von Lehnwörtern (vgl. hierzu den Abschnitt "Definition des Untersuchungsgegenstandes") auf die Regelmäßigkeiten ihrer phonologischen Übernahmemechanismen hin zu untersuchen.

Image, Knife, and Gluepot: Early Assemblage in Manuscript and Print

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ISBN: 9781783745166 9781783745180 Year: Pages: 374 pp DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0145 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History of arts
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In this ingenious study, Kathryn Rudy takes the reader on a journey to trace the birth, life and afterlife of a Netherlandish book of hours made in 1500. Image, Knife, and Gluepot painstakingly reconstructs the process by which this manuscript was created and discusses its significance as a text at the forefront of fifteenth-century book production, when the invention of mechanically-produced images led to the creation of new multimedia objects. Rudy then travels to the nineteenth century to examine the phenomenon of manuscript books being pillaged for their prints and drawings: she has diligently tracked down the dismembered parts of this book of hours for the first time. Image, Knife, and Gluepot also documents Rudy’s twenty-first-century research process, as she hunts through archives while grappling with the logistics and occasionally the limits of academic research. This is a timely volume, focusing on questions of materiality at the forefront of medieval and literary studies. Beautifully illustrated throughout, its use of original material and its striking interdisciplinary approach, combining book and art history, make it a significant academic achievement.Image, Knife, and Gluepot is a valuable text for any scholar in the fields of medieval studies, the history of early books and publishing, cultural history or material culture. Written in Rudy’s inimitable style, it will also be rewarding for any student enrolled in a course on manuscript production, as well as non-specialists interested in the afterlives of manuscripts and prints.

Political Strategies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica

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ISBN: 9781607325659 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_604531 Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Archaeology
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New data from a variety of well-known scholars in Mesoamerican archaeology reveal the creation, perpetuation, and contestation of politically authoritative relationships between rulers and subjects and between nobles and commoners. The contributions span the geographic breadth and temporal extent of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica—from Preclassic Oaxaca to the Classic Petén region of Guatemala to the Postclassic Michoacán—and the contributors weave together archaeological, epigraphic, and ethnohistoric data. Grappling with the questions of how those exercising authority convince others to follow and why individuals often choose to recognize and comply with authority, Political Strategies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica discusses why the study of political authority is both timely and significant, reviews how scholars have historically understood the operation of political authority, and proposes a new analytical framework to understand how rulers rule. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

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