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Turning over a New Leaf

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ISBN: 9789087281557 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789087281557 Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Books before print – manuscripts – were modified continuously throughout the medieval period. Focusing on the ninth and twelfth centuries, this volume explores such material changes as well as the varying circumstances under which handwritten books were produced, used and collected. An important theme is the relationship between the physical book and its users. Can we reflect on reading practices through an examination of the layout of a text? To what extent can we use the contents of libraries to understand the culture of the book? The volume explores such issues by focusing on a broad palette of texts and through a detailed analysis of manuscripts from all corners of Europe.

Hellenistic and Roman Pontecagnano : The Danish Excavations in Proprietà Avallone 1986-1990

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ISBN: 9782918887911 DOI: 10.4000/books.pcjb.2940 Language: English
Publisher: Publications du Centre Jean Bérard
Subject: Social Sciences
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This volume presents the results of the excavations conducted by the University of Copenhagen at Pontecagnano (Prop. Avallone), located some 8 km southeast of Salerno in the northern part (the Ager Picentinus) of the Sele Plain in Campania. The excavations revealed a part of the residential zone of the ancient town with two main phases of occupation, the first belonging to the late Classical/early Hellenistic period (second half of 4th to early 3rd century BC) and the second to the late Republican period (2nd to first half of 1st century BC). Both phases represent crucial periods in the history of Southern Italy. The first is a period of turmoil due to the Roman penetration southwards, while the second period falls after a period of crisis after the Second Punic War. The structures of the first phase form part of a general reorganization of the Etruscan-Campanian settlement and testify to a community of some wealth. A habitation unit provided with a stone-paved courtyard and polychrome stucco illustrates this. In the second phase the zone was only partly reoccupied. During Imperial times the area was frequented in a sporadic manner. The book adds considerably to our knowledge of the settlement of ancient Pontecagnano. It is the most complete work on a habitation context published so far, and it offers a fine selection of all groups of archaeological material from this important site.

Measuring Time, Making History

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ISBN: 9789639776142 9786155211485 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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Time is the crucial ingredient in history, and yet historians rarely talk about time as such. These essays offer new insight into the development of modern conceptions of time, from the Christian dating system (BC/AD or BCE/CE) to the idea of “modernity” as a new epoch in human history. Are the Gregorian calendar, world standard time, and modernity itself simply impositions of Western superiority? How did the idea of stages of history culminating in the modern period arise? Is time really ac...

Wirtschafts- und Rechnungsbücher des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit - Formen und Methoden der Rechnungslegung: Städte, Klöster und Kaufleute

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ISBN: 9783863952013 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-825 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Wirtschafts- und Rechnungsbücher bieten mehrdimensionale Zugänge und erfordern multidisziplinäre Annäherungen. Dass sie weit mehr sind als Einnahmen- und Ausgabeverzeichnisse zeigen die hier vorliegenden 17 Beiträge mit Beispielen von Lübeck bis Lyon. Sie vereinen die Ergebnisse eines Workshops, der diese Gattung serieller Quellen von Seiten der Geschichtswissenschaft und der Historischen Sprachforschung, der Editions- und Medienwissenschaft sowie der historischen Wirtschafts- und Betriebswirtschaftswissenschaft in den Blick genommen hat.

A Cultura Epigráfica no conuentus Bracaraugustanus (pars occidentalis): percursos pela sociedade brácara da época romana vol. I

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Book Series: Investigação ISBN: 9789892612690 Year: Pages: 762 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1270-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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The Roman occupation of the Iberian northwest led to the emergence of the epigraphic habit, a new practice of cultural communication introduced by the imperial administration and its agents. Local peoples rapidly adopted this trend, which was disseminated through its social elites. As a form of communication, epigraphs were mainly used for both individual and communal celebrations and self-representations. The material that is evidence of this practice, the engraved surfaces with writings on a variety of topics, are today privileged sources that enable us to address the challenges posed by the study of the societies of classical antiquity, despite the fact that they can provide only a fragmentary picture of the world from which they arise. These are the main concerns of this research, which focuses on southern Callaecia. From a starting point of the review of the epigraphic data originating from western Bracarensis, an attempt has been made to clarify its nature, chronology and representativeness, investigating some of the markers of the society that gave life to the territory, settlements and roads they were connected by during Roman rule.

A Cultura Epigráfica no conuentus Bracaraugustanus (pars occidentalis): percursos pela sociedade brácara da época romana vol. II

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Book Series: Investigação ISBN: 9789892614403 Year: Pages: 474 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1441-0 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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The Roman occupation of the Iberian northwest led to the emergence of the epigraphic habit, a new practice of cultural communication introduced by the imperial administration and its agents. Local peoples rapidly adopted this trend, which was disseminated through its social elites. As a form of communication, epigraphs were mainly used for both individual and communal celebrations and self-representations. The material that is evidence of this practice, the engraved surfaces with writings on a variety of topics, are today privileged sources that enable us to address the challenges posed by the study of the societies of classical antiquity, despite the fact that they can provide only a fragmentary picture of the world from which they arise. These are the main concerns of this research, which focuses on southern Callaecia. From a starting point of the review of the epigraphic data originating from western Bracarensis, an attempt has been made to clarify its nature, chronology and representativeness, investigating some of the markers of the society that gave life to the territory, settlements and roads they were connected by during Roman rule.

Regionalism in Hellenistic and Roman Asia Minor

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ISBN: 9782356132765 DOI: 10.4000/books.ausonius.1127 Language: English
Publisher: Ausonius Éditions
Subject: History
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Regions and regionalism have been staples of historical analysis for the Greek world for a very long time. What is meant by a region, however, is not always obvious. The contributions in this volume seek to address the question of defining regions and working out the implications of regionalism along different dimensions of analysis for Asia Minor in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Looking at culture, coinage, political institutions, the papers explore different markers of regional identity, consider ways in which these identities may remain stable or change over time, review the character of the interaction between regional entities and hegemonic powers, and challenge the usefulness in some cases of regional analysis. Questions of ethnicity are also addressed. This volume will be of interest to historians working in Asia Minor and also to anyone concerned with the conceptual questions around regions and regionalism in the Mediterranean world.

Hellenistic Karia

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ISBN: 9782356132833 DOI: 10.4000/books.ausonius.2654 Language: English
Publisher: Ausonius Éditions
Subject: History
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The conference on which the present volume is based took place in Oxford in the summer of 2006. It brought together linguists, archaologists, epigraphists, numismatists and historians and allowed them to exchange ideas about a period of major transition in Karian history: the fourth century and the two centuries after Alexander. This was first a period of great starapal visibility and presence, but then alsol of intense civic engagement and increased political awareness among Karian communities. The symbiotic relationship between the islands of the Dodekanese, in particular Rhodes and Kos, and the coastal regions of Karia forms another major theme. Finally, a number of papers pick up on a major recent trend in the study of Anatolian culture, namely the investigation of cross-cultural Greeak-Anatolian interactions in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages and their echoes in later periods.

The Migration Period, Pre-Viking Age, and Viking Age in Estonia

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Book Series: Estonian Archaeology ISBN: 9789949199365 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_423944 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Archaeology --- Languages and Literatures
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This book analyses the society, economy, settlement, and culture of the territory of present-day Estonia in the period of ca AD 450–1050. This period is known in the Estonian archaeological chronology as the Migration Period, the Pre-Viking Age, and the Viking Age. This was an era of rapid change, by the end of which traditional Estonian peasant culture as it is known until the 19th century had developed. Whereas in Western Europe written sources from the second half of the first millennium AD herald the arrival of the Middle Ages, there is an almost complete absence of written information about the prevailing conditions and events that took place in the area of present-day Estonia. There are only remains of the farms and fortresses of that time beneath the earth, as well as cemeteries, overgrown field baulks and clearance cairns, and the large amount of excavated ancient objects or fragments thereof. Many aspects of prehistoric life cannot be researched because the source material is not extant and there is no hope of finding it. Moreover, many phenomena of human life do not generate archaeological source material. Thus our overall understanding of the Estonian Middle Iron Age and the Viking Age is inevitably fragmentary and superficial.

Intellectual Life in the Colonial South, 1585-1763

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ISBN: 0870492101 Year: Volume: One Pages: xxxi, 488 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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