Author: Judith Evans Grubbs,Tim Parkin,Roslynne Bell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World is a comprehensive and forward-thinking study of an expanding subfield in classical studies
Verfassungs- und Sozialgeschichte einer griechischen Polis
Author: Lukas Thommen
Dieses Studienbuch stellt die Geschichte Spartas von den Anfängen bis zur Aufnahme ins römische Reich dar. Dabei wird gezeigt, wie sich die politischen und sozialen Verhältnisse im Laufe der Zeit veränderten, so dass tradierte Vorstellungen vom erstarrten „Kosmos“ überwunden werden. Die Behandlung der nachklassischen Epochen ergibt wichtige Erkenntnisse über die Formierung des Mythos Sparta, der von der Antike an bis ins 20.Jahrhundert verschiedensten politischen Zwecken diente. Exemplarisch wird anhand von Sparta geklärt, wie eine griechische Polis zwischen den hellenistischen Reichen ihre Existenz sicherte und welche Auswirkungen das Aufgehen im römischen Reich auf das politische und kulturelle Leben hatte. Die Angabe der wichtigsten Quellen und die ausführlichen, aktualisierten Literaturhinweise machen dieses Studienbuch zu einer wichtigen Arbeitsgrundlage.
New Insights and Approaches
Author: Claire Holleran,April Pudsey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Through a series of case studies this book demonstrates the wide-ranging impact of demographic dynamics on social, economic and political structures in the Graeco-Roman world. The individual case studies focus on fertility, mortality and migration and the roles they played in various aspects of ancient life. These studies – drawn from a range of populations in Athens and Attica, Rome and Italy, and Graeco-Roman Egypt – illustrate how new insights can be gained by applying demographic methods to familiar themes in ancient history. Methodological issues are addressed in a clear, straightforward manner with no assumption of prior technical knowledge, ensuring that the book is accessible to readers with no training in demography. The book marks an important step forward in ancient historical demography, affirming both the centrality of population studies in ancient history and the contribution that antiquity can make to population history in general.
Author: Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.
Author: Dr Shaun Tougher,Professor Leslie Brubaker
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
The study of the family is one of the major lacunas in Byzantine Studies. Angeliki Laiou remarked in 1989 that ‘the study of the Byzantine family is still in its infancy’, and this assertion remains true today. The present volume addresses this lacuna. It comprises 19 chapters written by international experts in the field which take a variety of approaches to the study of the Byzantine family, and embrace a chronological span from the later Roman to the late Byzantine empire. The context is established by chapters focusing on the Roman roots of the Byzantine family, the Christianisation of the family, and the nature of the family in contemporaneous cultures (the late antique west and the Islamic east). Key methodological approaches to the Byzantine family are highlighted and discussed, in particular prosopographical and life course approaches. The contribution of hagiography to the understanding of the Byzantine family is analysed by several authors; other chapters on the family and children in art and on the archaeology of the Middle Byzantine house explore the material evidence that can shed light on the Byzantine family. Overall, the diversity of families that existed in Byzantium (blood, fictive, metaphorical) is emphasised, and chapters consider the specific cases of ascetic, monastic, aristocratic and peasant families, as well as the imperial family, which is illuminated by the comparative case of a Caliphal family. The volume is topped and tailed by a Preface and an Afterword by the editors, which address the state of the field and consider the way ahead. Thus the volume is vital in putting the subject of the Byzantine Family in sharp focus and setting the research agenda for the future.
Author: Annika Backe-Dahmen
Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh
Anhand von Quellentexten und zahlreichen Abbildungen von Vasen, Büsten und Skulpturen wird das Leben der Kinder bei den Griechen und Römern der Antike beschrieben.
Author: Paul S. Boyer
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. Over the past twenty years, the field of cultural history has moved to the center of American historical studies, and has come to encompass the experiences of ordinary citizens in such arenas as reading and religious practice as well as the accomplishments of prominent artists and writers. Some of the most imaginative scholarship in recent years has emerged from this burgeoning field. The scope of the volume reflects that development: the encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "Perfectionism" and "Wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in their past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The volumes also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns. Anyone wishing to understand the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of the United States from the early days of settlement to the twenty-first century will find the encyclopedia invaluable.
Essays in Honor of Robert Garfias
Author: Professor Timothy Rice
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
Designed as a tribute to Robert Garfias, who has conducted field work in more cultures than any other living ethnomusicologist, this volume explores the originating encounter in field work of ethnomusicologists with the musicians and musical traditions they study. The nineteen contributors provide case studies from nearly every corner of the world, including biographies of important musicians from the Philippines, Turkey, Lapland, and Korea; interviews with, and reports of learning from, musicians from Ireland, Bulgaria, Burma, and India; and analyses of how traditional musicians adapt to the encounter with modernity in Japan, India, China, Turkey, Afghanistan, Morocco, and the United States. The book also provides a window into the history of ethnomusicology since all the contributors have had a relationship with the University of Washington, home to one of the oldest programs in ethnomusicology in the United States. Inspired by the example of Robert Garfias, they are all indefatigable field researchers and among the leading authorities in the world on their particular musical cultures. The contributions illustrate the core similarities in their approach to the discipline of ethnomusicology and at the same time deal with a remarkably wide range of perspectives, themes, issues, and theoretical questions. Readers should find this collection of essays a fascinating, indeed surprising, glimpse into an important aspect of the history of ethnomusicology.
Lucrez, Vergil, Manilius
Author: Claudia Schindler
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Slight revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Westf'alische Wilhelms-Universit'at in M'unster, 1998.
This reference material is directed at librarians of all disciplines. It contains summary reports on reference resources of all kinds and formats, essays, and reports concerning theory and usage of reference materials as well as an index of relevant journals.
Sophokles' Oedipus Rex, Aristoteles' Poetik und das Tragödienverständnis der Neuzeit
Author: Michael Lurje
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universit'at Bern, 2001.
Author: Dorothy Miell,Raymond MacDonald,David J. Hargreaves
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Music is a tremendously powerful channel through which people develop their personal and social identities. Music is used to communicate emotions, thoughts, political statements, social relationships, and physical expressions. But, just as language can mediate the construction and negotiation of developing identities, so music can also be a means of communication through which aspects of people's identities are constructed. Music can have a profound influence on our developing sense of identity, our values, and our beliefs, be it from rock music, classical music, or jazz. Musical identities (MacDonald, Hargreaves and Miell, 2002) was unique in being in being one of the first books to explore this fascinating topic. This new book documents the remarkable expansion and growth in the study of musical identities since the publication of the earlier work. The editors identify three main features of current psychological approaches to musical identities, which concern their definition, development, and the identification of individual differences, as well as four main real-life contexts in which musical identities have been investigated, namely in music and musical institutions; specific geographical communities; education; and in health and well-being. This conceptual framework provides the rationale for the structure of the Handbook. The book is divided into seven main sections. The first, 'Sociological, discursive and narrative approaches', includes several general theoretical accounts of musical identities from this perspective, as well as some more specific investigations. The second and third main sections deal in depth with two of the three psychological topics described above, namely the development of and individual differences in musical identities. The fourth, fifth and sixth main sections pursue three of the real-life contexts identified above, namely 'Musical institutions and practitioners', 'Education', and 'Health and well-being'. The seventh and final main section of the Handbook - 'Case studies' - includes chapters which look at particular musical identities in specific times, places, or contexts. The multidisciplinary range and breadth of the Handbook's contents reflect the rapid changes that are taking place in music, in digital technology, and in their role in society as a whole, such that the study of musical identity is likely to proliferate even further in the future.
Author: Royal Society of Medicine (Great Britain)
Includes selected papers from meetings of the Society and of its sections.
Ikonographische Untersuchung zu den Darstellungskonzeptionen von Gott und Kind bzw. Gott und Mensch in der griechischen Kunst
Author: Michaela Stark
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
German description: Mythen von Geburt und Kindheitstaten der GÃ¶tter und Heroen sind sowohl in der literarischen Ã_berlieferung als auch in der Bilderwelt des antiken Griechenland prÃ¤sent. Michaela Stark betrachtet das momentan in der Forschung intensiv diskutierte Thema Ã¤Kindheit von einem neuen Standpunkt aus und gewinnt auf dieser Grundlage neue Erkenntnisse ueber antike Wertvorstellungen, das VerstÃ¤ndnis von GÃ¶ttern und deren Bedeutung fuer die griechische Gesellschaft. Die Autorin liefert neben einer eingehenden Untersuchung der antiken Texte eine systematische Analyse der erhaltenen Bildzeugnisse unter ikonographischen, philologischen und kulturhistorischen Perspektiven und wirft Schlaglichter auf die Diskurse ,Gott' und ,Mensch', ,Kind' und ,Erwachsener' sowie ,Mann' und ,Frau'. GÃ¤ngige Forschungsmeinungen werden kritisch hinterfragt, zum Teil durch die Evidenz der ikonographischen Analyse widerlegt und neue InterpretationsansÃ¤tze entwickelt.