Towards a History of Consciousness: Space, Time, and Death by Vwadek P. Marciniak

By Vwadek P. Marciniak

Towards a background of realization: area, Time, and Death bargains a cogent and compelling dialogue of the overlooked subject of the historical past of attention. An research of our postmodern ontology unearths deep yet ignored roots. What are these roots and the way did they develop? Is there a self with out cognizance? what's the relation of the self to the person? Does the popularity of loss of life give a contribution to the expansion of attention? As a survey of western historical past, this paintings pushes the bounds of the knowledge of cognizance in fascinating and occasionally provocative instructions. This integrative research is meant for the intense, curious pupil and philosopher.

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Digenes Akrites: New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry by Roderick Beaton, David Ricks

By Roderick Beaton, David Ricks

Referred to as variously the ’Byzantine epic’, the ’epic of recent Greece’, an ’epic-romance’ and ’romance’, the poem of Digenes Akrites has, considering that its rediscovery in the direction of the top of the 19th century, exerted a tenacious carry at the mind's eye of students from a variety of disciplines and from many nations of the area, in addition to of writers and public figures in Greece. there are various purposes for this, now not least between them the status accorded to ’national epics’ within the 19th century and for it slow afterwards. one more reason needs to without doubt be the work’s strong point: there's not anything really like Digenes Akrites in both Byzantine or glossy Greek literature. despite the fact that, this strong point isn't restrained to its not easy position within the literary ’canon’ and literary background. As ancient testimony, and in its advanced courting to later oral music and to older fable and story-telling, Digenes Akrites back has no shut parallels of similar size in Byzantine or smooth Greek tradition. even if as a literary textual content, a ancient resource, or a manifestation of an oral pop culture, Digenes Akrites is still, greater than a century after its rediscovery, many times enigmatic. This Byzantine ’epic’ or ’romance’ has now turn into the point of interest of recent study throughout more than a few disciplines because the booklet in 1985 of a appreciably revised version in response to the Escorial textual content of the poem, by way of Stylianos Alexiou. The papers during this quantity, derived from a convention held in may well 1992 at King’s university London, seeks to provide and talk about the result of this new learn. Digenes Akrites: New ways to Byzantine Heroic Poetry is the second one within the sequence released by way of Variorum for the Centre for Hellenic reports, King’s collage London.

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Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Mittelalters by Hans-Jörg Gilomen

By Hans-Jörg Gilomen

I. Von der Spätantike zum Mittelalter (5. bis 7. Jahrhundert): Brüche und Kontinuitäten 7
Eine neue christlich geprägte Ökonomie? eight ∙ Rückgang der Bevölkerung 10 ∙ Ansiedlung der «Barbaren» eleven ∙ Ende des «Steuerstaats» 12 ∙ Landwirtschaft thirteen ∙ Ackerbau sixteen ∙ Weinbau 18 ∙ Oliven und Spezialitätenkulturen 19 ∙ Viehzucht, Jagd, Fischerei 19 ∙ Bergbau und Eisenhandwerk 20 ∙ Siedlungsverlagerung, Städte und Handwerk 21 ∙ Handel und Verkehrswege 23 ∙ Wirtschaft der Barbaren 27
II . Vom 7. zum nine. Jahrhundert: ein erster Aufschwung 30
Haupttypen der supplier des Großgrundbesitzes 31 ∙ Geringe Erträge und drohende Mangelkrisen 37 ∙ Gartenbau forty ∙ Weinbau forty-one ∙ Jagd, Fischerei und Viehwirtschaft forty two ∙ Zur Schichtung der Bauern forty three ∙ Anzeichen eines landwirtschaftlichen Aufschwungs forty eight ∙ Technik forty nine ∙ Handwerk forty nine ∙ Bergbau, Metallhandwerk und Geld 50 ∙ Handel 51
III . Das Hochmittelalter: Rückschlag und neues Wachstum vom 10. bis zum thirteen. Jahrhundert fifty five
Die Krise des 10. Jahrhunderts fifty five ∙ Wikinger, Normannen, Sarazenen, Hunnen fifty five ∙ Burgen und Bannherrschaften fifty six ∙ Die Wachstumsphase fifty nine ∙ Bevölkerung 60 ∙ Rodung und Migration sixty one ∙ Produktivität der Landwirtschaft sixty three ∙ Dreizelgenwirtschaft sixty five ∙ Weinbau sixty seven ∙ Technische Neuerungen sixty eight ∙ Verbreitung von Mühlen sixty nine ∙ Steigerung der Eisenproduktion seventy two ∙ Salzgewinnung und Salzhandel seventy three ∙ Entstehung und Gründung neuer Städte seventy six ∙ Handwerk und Zünfte seventy seven ∙ Zunahme des Geldumlaufs seventy nine ∙ Kredit eighty three ∙ Aufschwung des Handels («kommerzielle Revolution») eighty four ∙ Die Anfänge der Hanse 86 ∙ Die Messen der Champagne 88 ∙ Neuerungen im Fernhandel ninety ∙ Neuerungen der Hochseeschifffahrt ninety three ∙ Die Reaktion der Kirche 93

IV. Das Spätmittelalter: Erlahmen, Krisen und erneuter Aufbruch ninety six
Etappen des Niedergangs a hundred ∙ Bevölkerung, Löhne und Preise one zero one ∙ Alternativen der Landwirtschaft 104 ∙ Fernhandel 107 ∙ Banken 111 ∙ Kredit one hundred fifteen ∙ Bergbau und Metall 117 ∙ Textilproduktion 119 ∙ Verlag und Innovationen im Textilgewerbe 121 ∙ Zünfte 122 ∙ Ausblick 122

Leseempfehlungen 124
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The Quest for Shakespeare: The Peculiar History and by Jeffrey Kahan

By Jeffrey Kahan

This booklet strains the formation and impression of the recent Shakspere Society, created in 1873, which devoted itself to fixing the mysteries of Shakespeare’s authorship when it comes to technological know-how. This promise, even though, was once undermined not just via the antics of its director, Frederick J. Furnivall, but additionally via the inexactitudes of the assessments. Jeffrey Kahan puzzles out how a society geared in the direction of technological know-how quick devolved right into a sequence of grudge fits. still, the recent Shakspere Society set the bibliographical and biographical time table for the subsequent century—an strange legacy for a corporation that was once rife with intrigue, enmity, and incompetence; lives have been ruined, legal professionals consulted, and scholarship (mostly undesirable) produced and released.

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Mental Health, Spirituality, and Religion in the Middle Ages by Albrecht Classen

By Albrecht Classen

This quantity maintains the severe exploration of basic matters within the medieval and early smooth international, right here bearing on psychological healthiness, spirituality, depression, mystical visions, drugs, and wellbeing and fitness. The members, who initially had provided their study at a symposium on the college of Arizona in may possibly 2013, discover a variety of methods and fabrics pertinent to those matters, taking us from the early center a long time to the eighteenth century, capping the quantity with a few reflections at the relevance of faith this present day. Lapidary sciences topic the following up to medical-psychological learn, mixed with literary and art-historical methods. The premodern knowing of psychological wellbeing and fitness isn't really taken as a fantastic panacea for contemporary difficulties, however the participants recommend that medieval and early sleek writers, scientists, and artists commanded a large amount of arcane, occasionally curious and speculative, wisdom that delivers to be of price and relevance even for us this day, once more. smooth palliative medication unearths, for example, fascinating parallels in medieval notice magic, and the magical views encapsulated hugely efficient replacement perceptions of the macrocosm and microcosm that promise to be insightful and critical additionally for the post-modern international.

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