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Sports And Games Of The Ancients

Author : Steve Craig
ISBN : 0313316007
Genre : History
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Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
Category: History

In The Footsteps Of The Ancients

Author : Ronald G. Witt
ISBN : 0391042025
Genre : Philosophy
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This monograph demonstrates why humanism began in Italy in the mid-thirteenth century. It considers Petrarch a third generation humanist, who christianized a secular movement. The analysis traces the beginning of humanism in poetry and its gradual penetration of other Latin literary genres, and, through stylistic analyses of texts, the extent to which imitation of the ancients produced changes in cognition and visual perception. The volume traces the link between vernacular translations and the emergence of Florence as the leader of Latin humanism by 1400 and why, limited to an elite in the fourteenth century, humanism became a major educational movement in the first decades of the fifteenth. It revises our conception of the relationship of Italian humanism to French twelfth-century humanism and of the character of early Italian humanism itself. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Category: Philosophy

Mount Shasta

Author : Bruce Walton
ISBN : 0787313017
Genre : Legends
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1985 Legend proclaims that Mt. Shasta in Northern California was the last refuge of the survivors of the lost continent of Lemuria. Here, the tales relate, the Lumurians established a secret colony preserving their ancient customs. the author shows wit.
Category: Legends

Ancients And Moderns

Author : Richard Foster Jones
ISBN : 0486244148
Genre : History
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Engaging, erudite study of rise of scientific movement in 17th-century England; Francis Bacon s role particularly stressed. Revised (1961) edition."
Category: History

The Ancient Economy

Author : Moses I. Finley
ISBN : 0520025644
Genre : Economic history
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Category: Economic history

Technology Of The Gods

Author : David Hatcher Childress
ISBN : 0932813739
Genre : History
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Explores natural and man-made mysteries of the past in the light of the latest technology. Includes the Egyptian pyramids, the dinosaurs, and lost civilizations.
Category: History

The Shock Of The Ancient

Author : Larry F. Norman
ISBN : 9780226591483
Genre : History
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The cultural battle known as the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public controversies of early modern Europe, the Quarrel has most often been depicted as pitting antiquarian conservatives against the insurgent critics of established authority. The Shock of the Ancient turns the canonical vision of those events on its head by demonstrating how the defenders of Greek literature—rather than clinging to an outmoded tradition—celebrated the radically different practices of the ancient world. At a time when the constraints of decorum and the politics of French absolutism quashed the expression of cultural differences, the ancient world presented a disturbing face of otherness. Larry F. Norman explores how the authoritative status of ancient Greek texts allowed them to justify literary depictions of the scandalous. The Shock of the Ancient surveys the diverse array of aesthetic models presented in these ancient works and considers how they both helped to undermine the rigid codes of neoclassicism and paved the way for the innovative philosophies of the Enlightenment. Broadly appealing to students of European literature, art history, and philosophy, this book is an important contribution to early modern literary and cultural debates.
Category: History

Cooking In Ancient Civilizations

Author : Cathy K. Kaufman
ISBN : 0313332045
Genre : Cooking
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Examines cooking as an integral part of Acient civilizations.
Category: Cooking