INTERACTING WITH THE DEAD

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Interacting With The Dead

Author : Gordon F. M. Rakita
ISBN : 0813033179
Genre : Social Science
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"The impressive geographical, temporal, and topical coverage makes this volume by far the best of its kind to appear in recent years."--George R. Milner, Pennsylvania State University
Category: Social Science

Restless Dead

Author : Sarah Iles Johnston
ISBN : 9780520280182
Genre : Religion
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During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions—most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as funerary legislation, and changes due to increased contacts with cultures of the ancient Near East. In Restless Dead, Sarah Iles Johnston presents and interprets these changes, using them to build a complex picture of the way in which the society of the dead reflected that of the living, expressing and defusing its tensions, reiterating its values and eventually becoming a source of significant power for those who knew how to control it. She draws on both well-known sources, such as Athenian tragedies, and newer texts, such as the Derveni Papyrus and a recently published lex sacra from Selinous. Topics of focus include the origin of the goes (the ritual practitioner who made interaction with the dead his specialty), the threat to the living presented by the ghosts of those who died dishonorably or prematurely, the development of Hecate into a mistress of ghosts and its connection to female rites of transition, and the complex nature of the Erinyes. Restless Dead culminates with a new reading of Aeschylus' Oresteia that emphasizes how Athenian myth and cult manipulated ideas about the dead to serve political and social ends.
Category: Religion

Interacting Code Motion Transformations Their Impact And Their Complexity

Author : Oliver Rüthing
ISBN : 9783540492092
Genre : Computers
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Code motion techniques are integrated in many optimizing production and research compilers. They are still a major topic of ongoing research in program optimization, but traditional methods are restricted by a narrow focus on their immediate effects. A more ambitious approach is to investigate the interdependencies between distinct component transformations. This monograph provides a comprehensive account of the methods most accepted in practice for program analysis and program transformation for imperative languages. It also develops a scenario, systematically and step by step, which overcomes the structural restrictions that had previously long resisted attack. The author presents formal proofs for all the steps leading to this breakthrough, though the reader may skip the proofs and consult the technical details as needed yet still enjoy a smooth introduction to the central principles of code motion.
Category: Computers

The Blossoming Of Christianity

Author : Fred Pride
ISBN : 1462850464
Genre : Religion
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I AM WRITING THIS BOOK BECAUSE GOD HAS ASSIGNED ME TO BRING A GOOD-NEWS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. THE GOOD NEWS THAT GOD HAS SENT ME TO GIVE TO THE PEOPLE ARE IN REGARD TO HIS PERSON AND HIS GLORIOUS WORKS, IN REGARD TO HIS SON WHO HAS THE ACTUAL POWER TO CLEANSE ALL PEOPLE OF SIN, AND IN REGARD TO HIS KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND HOW THAT KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS TO BE MANIFESTED ONTO THE PLANET EARTH. HOWEVER, JUST AS IT HAS BEEN FOR ALL THE OTHER PROPHETS AND MEN OF GOD THAT GOD HAS SENT INTO TO THIS WORLD TO BRING A GOOD-NEWS MESSAGE, INCLUDING JESUS, I AM BEING PERSECUTED. I AM TORMENTED BY UNGODLY NIGHTMARES AND I AM BEING BELEAGUERED BY UNGODLY PEOPLE. IF I CANNOT GET THE HELP I NEED FROM YOU, THE TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, AND FROM THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING THE GOVERNMEN OF THE UNITED STATES, TO STOP THESE VICIOUS ATTACK ON ME, I PROBABLY WILL NOT BE AROUND TO SEE THIS BOOK ON THE MARKET. I AM NOT A WELL-EDUCATED MAN, JUST A HUMBLE SON OF A COTTON SHARECROPPER THAT GOD HAS CHOSEN TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO HIS PEOPLE. SO, IF IN READING THIS BOOK YOU FIND SOME TECHNICAL OR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR MY SHORTCOMING IN THOSE AREAS. MY HEALTH IS FAILING RAPIDLY AND I JUST DO NOT HAVE THE TIME OR ENEGY TO MAKE THIS BOOK PERFECT IN ALL RESPECT. IT IS MY CONVICTION THAT WHEN YOU, THE TRUE PEOPLE OF GOD, HAVE READ THIS BOOK, YOU WILL SURELY RECOGNIZE THIS GOOD NEWS AS AN AUTHANTIC MESSAGE FROM OUR FATHER. BUT, A RECOGNITION OF THIS FACT IS NOT ENOUGH, WE MUST THEN JOIN FORCES WITH GOD AND TAKE THE NECESSARY STEPS, AS THEY ARE LAID DOWN IN THIS BOOK, TO RID THE WORLD OF ALL EVIL AND ALL EVIL PEOPLE.... HAVE NO FEAR, FOR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU. get your unofficial number to signify that you want your place in THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN go to: www.thegreatcensus.yolasite.com
Category: Religion

Dead White Men And Other Important People

Author : Angus Bancroft
ISBN : 9780230364363
Genre : Social Science
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This is a textbook with a twist. Written as a novel, it follows the story of Mila, a new student who is making it her mission to find out what makes sociology so important. Grappling with the subject's big ideas, Mila tests out sociological themes, debates and theories through conversations with new university friends and family back at home. As she begins to understand how sociology can be applied to everyday experiences, she starts to look at the world around her in a new light. This book gives brilliantly clear explanations of the most important aspects of sociology. It is the perfect introduction to sociological thinking for students of all abilities.
Category: Social Science

Social Bioarchaeology

Author : Sabrina C. Agarwal
ISBN : 144439052X
Genre : Social Science
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of Death And Burial

Author : Sarah Tarlow
ISBN : 9780191650390
Genre : Social Science
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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.
Category: Social Science

The Grateful Dead And Philosophy

Author : Steve Gimbel
ISBN : 9780812697445
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is another one of those late-night Grateful Dead inspired dorm room conversations with friends . . . only this time it’s your professors sitting cross-legged on the floor asking if anyone else wants to order a pizza. The Grateful Dead emerged from the San Francisco counter-culture movement of the late 1960s to become an American icon. Part of the reason they remain an institution four decades later is that they and their fans, the Deadheads, embody deviation from social, artistic, and industry norms. From the beginning, the Grateful Dead has represented rethinking what we do and how we do it. Their long, free-form jams stood in stark contrast to the three minute, radio friendly, formulaic rock that preceded them. Allowing their fans to tape and trade recordings of shows and distributing concert tickets themselves bucked the corporate control of popular music. The use of mind-altering chemicals questioned the nature of consciousness and reality. The practice of “touring,” following the band from city to city, living as modern day nomads presented a model distinct from the work-a-day option assumed by most in our corporate dominated culture. As a result, Deadheads are a quite introspective lot. The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from twenty professional philosophers whose love of the music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that arise from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead. Coming from a variety of perspectives, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy considers how the Grateful Dead fits into the broader trends of American thought running through pragmatism and the Beat poets, how the parking lot scene with its tie-dyed t-shirt and veggie burrito vendors was both a rejection and embrace of capitalism, and whether Jerry Garcia and the Buddha were more than just a couple of fat guys talking about peace. The lyrics of the Grateful Dead’s many songs are also the basis for several essays considering questions of fate and freedom, the nature-nurture debate, and gamblers’ ethics.
Category: Philosophy

Nostradamus

Author : Stéphane Gerson
ISBN : 9781250017567
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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We all know the name Nostradamus, but who was he really? Why did his predictions become so influential in Renaissance Europe and then keep resurfacing for nearly five centuries? And what does Nostradamus's endurance in the West say about us and our own world? In Nostradamus: How an Obscure Renaissance Astrologer Became the Modern Prophet of Doom, historian Stéphane Gerson takes readers on a journey back in time to explore the life and afterlife of Michel de Nostredame, the astrologer whose Prophecies have been interpreted, adopted by successive media, and eventually transformed into the Gospel of Doom for the modern age. Whenever we seem to enter a new era, whenever the premises of our worldview are questioned or imperiled, Nostradamus offers certainty and solace. In 1666, guests at posh English dinner parties discussed his quatrain about the Great Fire of London. In 1942, the Jewish writer Irène Némirovsky latched her hopes for survival to Nostradamus' prediction that the war would soon end. And on September 12, 2001, teenagers proclaimed on the streets of Brooklyn that "this guy, Nostradamus" had seen the 9/11 attacks coming. Through prodigious research in European and American archives, Gerson shows that Nostradamus — a creature of the modern West rather than a vestige from some antediluvian era — tells us more about our past and our present than about our future. In chronicling the life of this mystifying figure and the lasting fascination with his predictions, Gerson's book becomes a historical biography of a belief: the faith that we can know tomorrow and master our anxieties through the powers of an extraordinary but ever more elusive seer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rna Nucleotidyltransferases Advances In Research And Application 2013 Edition

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ISBN : 9781490104201
Genre : Medical
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RNA Nucleotidyltransferases—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about ZZZAdditional Research in a compact format. The editors have built RNA Nucleotidyltransferases—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about ZZZAdditional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of RNA Nucleotidyltransferases—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Category: Medical