Author: David Johnston

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895642

Category: History

Page: 552

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This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law, covering private, criminal and public law.
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Author: Harriet I. Flower

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521003902

Category: Art

Page: 405

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This companion examines all aspects of Roman history and civilization from the founding of the republic in 509 BC to the crossing of the Rubicon in 49 BC, by which Julius Ceasar precipitated the civil war against Pompey that led first to his dictatorship & subsequently to the Augustan empire.
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Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826875

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book introduces the Age of Justinian, the last Roman century and the first flowering of Byzantine culture. Dominated by the policies and personality of emperor Justinian I (527–565), this period of grand achievements and far-reaching failures witnessed the transformation of the Mediterranean world. In this volume, twenty specialists explore the most important aspects of the age including the mechanics and theory of empire, warfare, urbanism, and economy. It also discusses the impact of the great plague, the codification of Roman law, and the many religious upheavals taking place at the time. Consideration is given to imperial relations with the papacy, northern barbarians, the Persians, and other eastern peoples, shedding new light on a dramatic and highly significant historical period.
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Author: Stephen Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521567534

Category: History

Page: 288

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This Companion introduces Max Weber, one of the very greatest figures in the history of the social sciences.
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Author: Michael Gagarin,David J. Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780521818407

Category: History

Page: 480

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This Companion volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary study of Greek law.
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Author: Michael Maas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107021758

Category: History

Page: 504

View: 6218

This book considers the great cultural and geopolitical changes in western Eurasia in the fifth century CE. It focuses on the Roman Empire, but it also examines the changes taking place in northern Europe, in Iran under the Sasanian Empire, and on the great Eurasian steppe. Attila is presented as a contributor to and a symbol of these transformations.
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Author: C. E. W. Steel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521509939

Category: History

Page: 422

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A comprehensive and authoritative account of one of the greatest and most prolific writers of classical antiquity.
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Author: Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert,Martin S. Jaffee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827421

Category: Religion

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This volume introduces students of rabbinic literature to the range of historical and interpretative questions surrounding the rabbinic texts of late antiquity. The editors, themselves well-known interpreters of Rabbinic literature, have gathered an international collection of scholars to support students' initial steps in confronting the enormous and complex rabbinic corpus. Unlike other introductions to Rabbinic writings, the present volume includes approaches shaped by anthropology, gender studies, oral-traditional studies, classics, and folklore studies.
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Author: Markus Bockmuehl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796781

Category: Religion

Page: 311

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This Companion offers an integrated introduction to the study of Jesus.
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Author: Robin Gill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779180

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Provides a comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics which is both authoritative and up-to-date.
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Author: Mauro Bussani,Ugo Mattei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895707

Category: Law

Page: 410

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The book delves into the 'deeper structures' of the world's legal systems, where law meets culture, politics and socio-economic factors.
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Author: Christian Twigg-Flesner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107493978

Category: Law

Page: 382

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The emergence of EU Private Law as an independent legal discipline is one of the most significant developments in European legal scholarship in recent times. In this 2010 Companion, leading scholars provide a critical introduction to the subject's key areas, while offering original and thought-provoking comment on the field. In addition to several chapters on consumer law topics, the collection has individual chapters on commercial contracts, competition law, non-discrimination law, financial services and travel law. It also discusses the wider issues concerning EU Private Law, such as its historical evolution, the role of comparative law, language and terminology, as well as the implications of the Common Frame of Reference project. A useful 'scene-setting' introduction and further reading arranged thematically make this important publication the student's and scholar's first port of call when exploring the field.
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Author: Martin Revermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760283

Category: Drama

Page: 520

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Provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature, combining literary perspectives with historical issues and material culture.
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Author: Donald K. McKim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016735

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Martin Luther (1483–1546) stands as one of the giant figures in history. His activities, writings, and legacy have had a huge effect on the western world. This Cambridge Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and for others interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. The book contains eighteen chapters by an international array of major Luther scholars. Historians and theologians join here to present a full picture of Luther's contexts, the major themes in his writings, and the ways in which his ideas spread and have continuing importance today. Each chapter serves as a guide to its topic and provides further reading for additional study. The Companion will assist those with little or no background in Luther studies, while teachers and Luther specialists will find this accessible volume an invaluable aid to their work.
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Author: Sean Latham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107073901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Through a series of incisive and insightful essays by accomplished scholars, this Companion offers readers a new window to the world of Ulysses.
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Author: Tim Winter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521780586

Category: History

Page: 337

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Devoting especial attention to questions of rationality, scriptural fidelity, and the construction of 'orthodoxy', this volume introduces key Muslim theories of revelation, creation, ethics, scriptural interpretation, law, mysticism, and eschatology. The treatment is firmly set in the historical, social and political context in which Islam's distinctive understanding of God evolved.
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Author: Holger Altmeppen,Rolf Knütel,Ingo Reichard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783811439207

Category: Aufsatzsammlung

Page: 1584

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Römisches Recht Zahlreiche Rechtsordnungen hat das Römische Recht maßgeblich beeinflusst. Mit seinen grundlegenden Prinzipien wirkt es so auf vielfältige Weise auch in der Gegenwart fort, ist Gegenstand der Forschung, verbindet Rechtskulturen, Länder und Kontinente. Deutlich wird dies auch in der Person eines seiner hervorragenden Vertreter: 81 Autoren aus nahezu allen Teilen Europas, aus Nord- und Südamerika und aus Südostasien sind in dieser Festschrift zusammengekommen, um ihre Verbundenheit mit Rolf Knütel zu bekräftigen. Die Themen der Beiträge sind weit gespannt, es finden sich quellengeschichtliche, sozialgeschichtliche, dogmengeschichtliche und historisch-vergleichende Arbeiten nebeneinander. Alle Beiträge aber haben ihren Ausgangspunkt im klassischen römischen Recht, dem Recht also, dem auch der Jubilar seine weit überwiegende Arbeitskraft widmet. Nicht nur das Fach selbst aber verbindet die vielen Gratulanten, sondern auch Rolf Knütel in seiner Person. Ihm ist es in den letzten Jahrzehnten wie kaum einem anderen gelungen, einen internationalen Kreis von Kollegen zu versammeln, die in Forschung und Lehre zusammenarbeiten.
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Author: David Fate Norton,Jacqueline Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827782

Category: Philosophy

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Although best known for his contributions to the theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, Hume also influenced developments in the philosophy of mind, psychology, ethics, political and economic theory, political and social history, and aesthetic theory. The fifteen essays in this volume address all aspects of Hume's thought. The picture of him that emerges is that of a thinker who, though often critical to the point of scepticism, was nonetheless able to build on that scepticism a constructive, viable, and profoundly important view of the world. Also included in this volume are Hume's two brief autobiographies and a bibliography suited to those beginning their study of Hume. This second edition of one our most popular Companions includes six new essays and a new introduction, and the remaining essays have all been updated or revised.
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Author: Kerry Larson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052176369X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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The first critical collection of its kind devoted solely to this subject, this Companion covers both well-known and lesser-known poets.
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