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Treasures from UCL

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ISBN: 9781910634004 9781910634011 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634011 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: History --- Arts in general
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UCL has one of the foremost university Special Collections in the UK. It is a treasure trove of national and international importance, comprising over a million items dating from the 4th century AD to the present day. Treasures from UCL draws together detailed descriptions and images of 70 of the most prized items. Between the magnificent illuminated Latin Bible of the 13th century and the personal items of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, George Orwell, the many highlights of this remarkable collection will delight and intrigue anyone who picks up this book.

Close Encounters

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Book Series: Ars Rossica ISBN: 9781936235568 9781618116772 9781618119179 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101803
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Close Encounters: Essays on Russian Literature combines discussions of ethical, esthetic, and philosophical interest raised by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gorky, with close analyses of their texts. This book focuses on four thematic configurations: first (“Chance and Fate”), issues of freedom and responsibility, the necessity of free individual expression and yet the limits of will, or self-will; second (“Two Kinds of Beauty”), the unity of moral, esthetic, and spiritual categories, and the quest for the ideal; third (“Critical Perspectives”), examples of the type of commentary that approaches art with a unified ethical and spiritual perspective (Dostoevsky, Gorky, V.I. Ivanov, and the partially dissenting Bakhtin); and fourth (“Poems of Parting”), three poems (works by Tyutchev, Severyanin, and Pushkin) involving parting, loss, and recovery.

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Arts --- Literary Collections

The Witching Hour and Other Plays

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ISBN: 9781618113986 9781618113993 9781618117083 9781618119483 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101834
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Nina Sadur, the playwright, occupies a prominent place in the Soviet/Russian drama pantheon of the 1980s and 1990s, a group that has with few exceptions been generally ignored by the Western literary establishment. The plays included in this volume offer some of Sadur’s most influential works for the theater to the English-speaking audience for the first time. The collection will appeal to readers interested in Russian literature and culture, Russian theater, as well as women’s literature. Sadur’s plays are inspired by symbolist drama, the theater of the absurd and Russian folklore, yet are also infused with contemporary reality and populated by contemporary characters. Her work is overtly gynocentric: the fictional world construes women’s traditionally downplayed concerns as narratively and existentially central and crucial. Sadur’s drama has exerted a tremendous influence on contemporary Russian literature.

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Apprendre à gérer des collections patrimoniales en bibliothèque

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ISBN: 9782375460375 DOI: 10.4000/books.pressesenssib.643 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’enssib
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Vous venez d'être nommé-e responsable de la collection patrimoniale d'une bibliothèque mais vous n'êtes pas spécialiste ou vos connaissances sont lointaines. D'où viennent ces vieux livres qui dorment dans la réserve ? Qu'en faire ? A-t-on le droit de s'en débarrasser s'ils paraissent ne servir à personne ? Y en a-t-il qui sont rares et qu'il faudrait mettre en valeur ? Quelques-uns sont catalogués mais c'est loin d'être le cas de tous, comment faire ? Et puis il y a des gravures dans des portefeuilles, des photographies anciennes ici et là. Comment savoir si elles ont quelque intérêt ? Dans un coin des magasins, des moisissures sont brusquement apparues et semblent contaminer peu à peu les ouvrages. Comment s'en débarrasser ? Qui prévenir ? Si vous vous posez parfois ces délicates questions, ce manuel est pour vous. (Dominique Coq, responsable scientifique du volume) Éclairé par des retours d'expériences de spécialistes, ce manuel réunit un ensemble raisonné d'informations de base, qui présente la marche à suivre pour appréhender, traiter, signaler et valoriser ces fonds patrimoniaux ; il permet d'en comprendre l'environnement juridique, administratif et documentaire. Un document indispensable pour les professionnels peu formés dans le domaine, confrontés pour la première fois à une collection patrimoniale, ou qui s'y destinent, et désireux d'acquérir les rudiments nécessaires pour la gérer.

The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISBN: 9783110645989 9783110646122 9783110645934 Year: Volume: 17 Pages: 361 DOI: 10.1515/9783110646122 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Science (General) --- Languages and Literatures
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Selecting and excerpting, summarizing and canonizing, arranging texts and visual signs in manuscripts appear to be universal practices. This volume analyses the fascinating vicissitudes of birth and development, growth and decrease, of manuscripts consisting of more texts (‘multiple-text manuscripts’), at the example of a vast array of manuscript cultures, from the Indian, African, Christian, Islamic, and European domains.

Die Rothschild'schen Gemäldesammlungen in Wien

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ISBN: 9783205773061 Year: Pages: 348 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437214 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3598
Subject: Arts in general
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Emerging from the Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt, the Rothschilds took over in the world of banking in less than 50 years. In 1820, Salomon Rothschild came to Vienna to open a branch of the family banking house. His son Anselm was to make his name in the capital city of the Austrian monarchy not only as a financier but also as an art-collector: he laid the foundation for the significant art collections of the Viennese Rothschilds, which were extended and improved continuously, right through until 1938.

Les collections des bibliothèques à Paris

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Ce colloque, qui s’est tenu le 6 décembre 2001, est le troisième du genre organisé par l’Observatoire permanent de la lecture publique à Paris (OPLPP), structure de coopération regroupant une dizaine d’institutions concernées par la lecture et les bibliothèques à Paris. L’un des objectifs de l’oplpp est de mutualiser les réflexions des institutions membres et de les rendre publiques, par le biais de rencontres et, ce qui est une nouveauté, de publications. Dans un paysage documentaire en plei...

Die feinen Unterschiede

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Book Series: Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten ISBN: 9783110614909 9783110615722 9783110614084 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 138 DOI: 10.1515/9783110615722 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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In studies of the Roman elite, scholars have focused on their intensive and restricted commitment to political and military achievement. This book critically considers the lasting exclusivity of this way of life, widening the scope of inquiry to demonstrate how the aristocratic environment also integrated literary pursuits, artistic production and pervasive luxury consumption.

A Usable Collection: Essays in Honour of Jaap Kloosterman on Collecting Social History

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ISBN: 9789089646880 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_496214 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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Established in 1935, the International Institute of Social History (IISH) is one of the world’s leading research institutes focused on social history and holds one of the richest collections in the field. This volume brings together thirty-five essays in honor of the IISH’s longtime director Jaap Kloosterman, who built the institute into a world leader in the field.

The Irish Folklore Commission 1935-1970: History, ideology, methodology

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789517469470 9789522228109 9789522228116 Year: Pages: 535 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617192 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation grant and SKS
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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"Between 1935 and 1970 the Irish Folklore Commission (Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann), under-funded and at great personal cost to its staff, assembled one of the world’s largest folklore collections. This study draws on the extensive government files on the Commission in the National Archives of Ireland and on a wide variety of other primary and secondary sources, in order to recount and assess the work and achievement of this world-famous institute. The cultural, linguistic, political and ideological factors that had a bearing on the establishment and making permanent of the Commission and that impinged on many aspects of its work are here elucidated. The genesis of the Commission is traced and the vision and mission of its Honorary Director, Séamus Ó Duilearga (James Hamilton Delargy), is outlined. The negotiations that preceded the setting up of the Commission in 1935 as well as protracted efforts from 1940 to 1970 to place it on a permanent foundation are recounted and examined at length. All the various collecting programmes and other activities of the Commission are described in detail and many aspects of its work are assessed and, in some cases, reassessed. This study also deals with the working methods and conditions of employment of the Commission’s field and Head Office staff as well with Séamus Ó Duilearga’s direction of the Commission. This is the first major study of the Irish Folklore Commission, which has been praised in passing in numerous publications, but here for the first time its work and achievement is detailed comprehensively and subjected to scholarly scrutiny. This work should be of interest not only to students of Irish oral tradition but to folklorists everywhere. The history of the Irish Folklore Commission is a part of a wider history, that of the history of folkloristics in Europe and North America in particular. Moreover, the Irish Folklore Commission maintained contacts with scholars on all five continents, and this work has relevance for many areas of the developing world today, where conditions are not dissimilar to those that pertained in Ireland in the 1930's when this great salvage operation was funded by the young, independent Irish state."

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