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Esoteric and Exoteric Aspects in Judeo-Arabic Culture by Benjamin Hary, Haggai Ben-Shammai

By Benjamin Hary, Haggai Ben-Shammai

This quantity comprises chosen, refereed papers from the 9th convention of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic reviews held at Emory college, Atlanta, in 1999. The name of this quantity, "Esoteric and Exoteric points in Judeo-Arabic tradition" highlights the subject matter working via the various convention papers: the range and power of Judeo-Arabic tradition. the quantity represents the interdisciplinary nature of the sector. There are articles on Jewish proposal, philosophy and mysticism, language and linguistics, non secular reviews, highbrow and social historical past, legislation, biblical exegesis, and extra. The booklet is a vital contribution to our realizing of Judeo-Arabic society within the center a while.

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The Cultural and Political Legacy of Anne de Bretagne: by Cynthia J. Brown

By Cynthia J. Brown

As duchess of Brittany (1491-1514) and two times queen of France (1491-98; 1498-1514), Anne de Bretagne set a benchmark through which to degree the prestige of lady authority in Europe on the sunrise of the Renaissance. even though now and then a standard political pawn, whilst males who governed her lifestyles have been all for reshaping ecu alliances, Anne was once without delay or in a roundabout way concerned with the significant political and non secular eu leaders of her time and helped outline the cultural panorama of her period. Taking a number of cross-disciplinary views, those ten essays via paintings historians, literary experts, historians, and political scientists give a contribution to the continuing dialogue of Anne de Bretagne and search to urged extra investigations into her cultural and political influence. even as, they give perception of a broader nature into similar parts of highbrow curiosity - patronage, the historical past of the publication, the facility and definition of queenship and the translation of politico-cultural records and court docket spectacles - thereby confirming the vast nature of Anne's legacy.

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The African Imagination: Literature in Africa and the Black by F. Abiola Irele

By F. Abiola Irele

This number of essays via considered one of Africa's top students examines African literary traditions within the huge feel, and locations the paintings of person authors in context. the following F. Abiola Irele offers probing severe readings of the works of Chinua Achebe, Kamau Brathwaite, Amadou Hapae Ba, and Amadou Kourouma, between others. as well as discussing texts primary to the evolving canon of African literature, The African mind's eye addresses either the transforming into presence of African writing within the international literary industry and the connection among African intellectuals and the West.

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Rousseau and l'infâme : religion, toleration, and fanaticism by John Martin Scott & Ourida Mostefai

By John Martin Scott & Ourida Mostefai

Ecrasez l'infâme! Voltaire's rallying cry opposed to fanaticism resonates with new strength this present day. not anything indicates the advanced legacy of the Enlightenment greater than the fight of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance encouraged by way of many of the Enlightenment philosophers, despite their ideological adjustments. the purpose of this publication is to adopt a reconsideration of the controversies surrounding the questions of faith, toleration, and fanaticism within the eighteenth century via an exam of Rousseau's discussion with Voltaire. What come to gentle from this disagreement are best and from time to time competing international perspectives and conceptions of where of the engaged author in society

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Fictions of Female Adultery, 1684–1890: Theories and by B. Overton

By B. Overton

Women's adultery presents some of the plots that run via nineteenth-century eu fiction. This booklet discusses how novels of adultery were theorized, argues its personal theoretical point of view, and analyzes 'circumtexts' of the fiction of woman adultery: its pre-history in eighteenth-century Britain, and its decline in the course of the Naturalist interval in France. it's the first committed examine of the speculation of the unconventional of adultery, and of the illustration of adultery in previous British and later nineteenth-century French fiction.

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Borderless Beckett / Beckett sans frontières. by Minako Okamuro, Naoya Mori, Bruno Clment

By Minako Okamuro, Naoya Mori, Bruno Clment

SBT/A 19 beneficial properties chosen papers from the Borderless Beckett / Beckett sans frontieres Symposium held in Tokyo at Waseda college in 2006. The essays penned through eminent and younger students from around the globe study the numerous methods Beckett's artwork crosses borders: coupling truth and dream, lifestyles and loss of life, as in eastern Noh drama, or transgressing differences among limits and limitlessness; people, animals, digital our bodies, and stones; French and English; phrases and silence; and the bought frameworks of philosophy and aesthetics. The spotlight of the amount is the contribution by way of Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee, the detailed visitor of the Symposium. His article entitled "Eight methods of taking a look at Samuel Beckett" introduces numerous novel techniques to Beckett, starting from a comparative research of his paintings and Melville's Moby Dick to a biographical statement referring to Beckett's software for a lectureship at a South African college. different highlights contain cutting edge essays by way of the plenary audio system and panelists - Enoch Brater, Mary Bryden, Bruno Clement, Steven Connor, S. E. Gontarski, Evelyne Grossman, and Angela Moorjani - and an illuminating part on Beckett's tv dramas. The Borderless Beckett quantity renews our understanding of the admirable caliber and wide variety of techniques that symbolize Beckett experiences.

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History and Religion. Narrating a Religious Past by Bernd-Christian Otto, Susanne Rau, Jörg Rüpke

By Bernd-Christian Otto, Susanne Rau, Jörg Rüpke

Historical past is likely one of the most crucial cultural instruments to make feel of one’s state of affairs, to set up identification, outline otherness, and clarify swap. this is often the 1st systematic scholarly examine that analyses the advanced dating among heritage and faith, bearing in mind spiritual teams either as manufacturers of ancient narratives in addition to unique issues of historiography. Coming from assorted disciplines, the authors of this quantity ask lower than which stipulations and with what results religions are historicised. How do non secular teams hire old narratives within the development in their identities? What are the biases and elisions of present analytical and descriptive frames within the background of faith? the amount goals at beginning a comparative historiography of faith and combines disciplinary competences of spiritual reviews and the historical past of faith, Confessional Theologies, heritage, heritage of technological know-how, and Literary stories. via employing literary comparability and ancient contextualization to these texts which were used as valuable files for histories of person religions, their historiographic topics, instruments and techniques are analysed. The comparative strategy addresses circum-Mediterranean and ecu in addition to Asian non secular traditions from the 1st millennium BCE to the current and bargains with subject matters reminiscent of the origins of non secular historiography, the practices of writing and the transformation of narratives.

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Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonology by Haruo Kubozono

By Haruo Kubozono

This quantity is the 1st complete guide of jap phonetics and phonology describing the entire simple phonetic and phonological constructions of contemporary eastern with major concentrate on average Tokyo jap. whereas reviewing vital stories within the fields during the last century, it additionally provides a precis of attention-grabbing questions that stay unsolved within the literature. This publication serves as a complete advisor to jap phonetics and phonology for all attracted to linguistics and speech sciences together with phonetic processing, speech belief and speech construction.

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