THE LETTER AND THE COSMOS HOW THE ALPHABET HAS SHAPED THE WESTERN VIEW OF THE WORLD

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The Letter And The Cosmos

Author : Laurence de Looze
ISBN : 9781442628533
Genre : History
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The Letter and the Cosmos is a sharp and entertaining examination of how languages, letterforms, orthography, and writing tools have reflected our hidden obsession with the alphabet,
Category: History

Playful Letters

Author : Erika Mary Boeckeler
ISBN : 9781609384746
Genre : Art
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Alphabetic letters are ubiquitous, multivalent, and largely ignored. Playful Letters reveals their important cultural contributions through Alphabetics—a new interpretive model for understanding artistic production that attends to the signifying interplay of the graphemic, phonemic, lexical, and material capacities of letters. A key period for examining this interplay is the century and a half after the invention of printing, with its unique media ecology of print, manuscript, sound, and image. Drawing on Shakespeare, anthropomorphic typography, figured letters, and Cyrillic pedagogy and politics, this book explores the ways in which alphabetic thinking and writing inform literature and the visual arts, and it develops reading strategies for the “letterature” that underwrites such cultural production. Playful Letters begins with early modern engagements with the alphabet and the human body—an intersection where letterature emerges with startling force. The linking of letters and typography with bodies produced a new kind of literacy. In turn, educational habits that shaped letter learning and writing permeated the interrelated practices of typography, orthography, and poetry. These mutually informing processes render visible the persistent crumbling of words into letters and their reconstitution into narrative, poetry, and image. In addition to providing a rich history of literary and artistic alphabetic interrogation in early modern Western Europe and Russia, Playful Letters contributes to the continuous story of how people use new technologies and media to reflect on older forms, including the alphabet itself.
Category: Art

Egil The Viking Poet

Author : Laurence de Looze
ISBN : 9781442649699
Genre : Electronic books
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The contributors to this collection of essays approach Egil's story from a variety of perspectives, including psychology, philology, network theory, social history, and literary theory.
Category: Electronic books

Tantric Wisdom For Today S World The New Yoga Of Awareness

Author : Peter Wilberg
ISBN : 9781846858970
Genre : Mind and body
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The Tantric Tradition known as 'Kashmir Shaivism' bore within it the understanding that God is not a being 'with' awareness. Instead God is awareness, pure and unbounded. This pure awareness is like a stainless mirror - invisible in itself - in which all experienced realities are not only reflected but actively and continuously manifested. The New Yoga of Awareness is not merely a commentary on or an explanation of this tradition, but the most comprehensive and original contribution to it since its synthesis by the great 10th century teacher and tantric adept Abhinavagupta. It unites religion, science, philosophy and theology, psychology and metaphysics in a way that truly makes it not just 'a' new yoga but THE New Yoga - an entirely new school of 'tantra' evolved from and for today's world. Tantra does not separate religion and science. It is yogic religious science. The aim of The New Yoga is to make this new and highly practical religious science known to the world in order that it can begin to work for it. It does so by challenging the foundations of both Western science and the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), along with the "monotheism of money" (Marx) and the godless 'science' that is its religion. Peter Wilberg's wide-ranging writings on tantra, introduced in this book, constitute a new and highly practical body of theosophical and religious scientific knowledge of the sort that alone can help bring an end to today's rising ocean of religious and scientific ignorance - and to the ecological devastation, economic inequalities and global mayhem that go with it. Above all, they offer a way of accomplishing this world-transforming aim - not through jihad, violence or war but through learning to experience that pure and Divine Awareness ('Shiva') which pervades all things, and the Divine Power ('Shakti') of Awareness that manifests them all.
Category: Mind and body

Judaism

Author : Dan Cohn-Sherbok
ISBN : 0415236614
Genre : Religion
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This all encompassing textbook is an unrivalled guide to the history, beliefs and practice of Judaism. Beginning with the ancient Near Eastern background, it covers early Israelite history, the emergence of classical rabbinic literature and the rise of medieval Judaism in Islamic and Christian lands. It also includes the early modern period and the development of Jewry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Extracts from primary sources are used throughout to enliven the narrative and provide concrete examples of the rich variety of Jewish civilization.
Category: Religion

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
ISBN : 0852298323
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Author : وليم شكسبير
ISBN :
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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مسرحية من أعظم مسرحيات شكسبير قد تكون أقصر بكثير من مأسية الأخرى غير أنها لا توحى لقارئها بالقصر بقدر ما توحى بالسرعة والتركيز وهى مأساة رجل غير أخلاقى فى عالم أخلاقى لابد للشر ان يلقى فيه جزاءه مسرحية تراجيدية للمسرحي الإنكليزي ويليام شكسبير عن القائد الإسكتلندي مكبث الذي يغتال ملكه دنكن ليجلس على عرش إسكتلندا مكانه. مكبث أقصر تراجيديات شكسبير، ولا حبكة جانبية فيها تتعلق بأي شخصيةٍ أخرى. كُتبت هذه المسرحية في وقتٍ ما بين 1603 و1606، واعتمد فيها شكسبير بشكلٍ طفيف على شخصية مكبث الإسكتلندي أحد ملوك إسكتلندا. مُثلث هذه المسرحية مراراً
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Al Q N N F A Ibb

Author : Avicenna
ISBN : OCLC:499856700
Genre : Medicine, Arab
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Category: Medicine, Arab