Disability Studies and the Classical Body

Georgia Petridou explores the challenges to articulating pain, ancient and modern, in Chapter 3. ... fresh and insightful (see also King, Chapter 10, this volume for modern appropriations of such texts for medical or activist reasons).

Author: Ellen Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000381382

Category: History

Page: 294

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By triangulating the Greco-Roman world, classical reception, and disability studies, this book presents a range of approaches that reassess and reimagine traditional themes, from the narrative voice to sensory studies. It argues that disability and disabled people are the ‘forgotten other’ of not just Classics, but also the Humanities more widely. Beyond the moral merits of rectifying this neglect, this book also provides a series of approaches and case studies that demonstrate the intellectual value of engaging with disability studies as classicists and exploring the classical legacy in the medical humanities. The book is presented in four parts: ‘Communicating and controlling impairment, illness and pain’; ‘Using, creating and showcasing disability supports and services’; ‘Real bodies and retrieving senses: disability in the ritual record’; and ‘Classical reception as the gateway between Classics and disability studies’. Chapters by scholars from different academic backgrounds are carefully paired in these sections in order to draw out further contrasts and nuances and produce a sum that is more than the parts. The volume also explores how the ancient world and its reception have influenced medical and disability literature, and how engagements with disabled people might lead to reinterpretations of familiar case studies, such as the Parthenon. This book is primarily intended for classicists interested in disabled people in the Greco-Roman past and in how modern disability studies may offer insights into and reinterpretations of historic case studies. It will also be of interest to those working in medical humanities, sensory studies, and museum studies, and those exploring the wider tension between representation and reality in ancient contexts. As such, it will appeal to people in the wider Humanities who, notwithstanding any interest in how disabled people are represented in literature, art, and cinema, have had less engagement with disability studies and the lived experience of people with impairments.

Understanding U S Military Conflicts through Primary Sources 4 volumes

Willams, Roger, 2:120 “Willy-Nicky” Telegrams (July 29–August 1, 1914), 3:22–26 Wilmot, David, 1:331. See also Wilmot Proviso (August 8, 1846) Wilmot Proviso (August 8, 1846) primary source, 1:324–325 and Speech on War Appropriations ...

Author: James R. Arnold

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699341

Category: History

Page: 1840

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An easily accessible resource that showcases the links between using documented primary sources and gaining a more nuanced understanding of military history. • Covers benchmark documents in U.S. diplomatic and military history from 14 conflicts • Utilizes document introductions and scholarly analysis to help students understand the primary source materials • Supports document-based teaching and learning strategies • Ties into Common Core critical thinking guidelines commonly used in high school history courses for document analysis • Helps students understand the difference between original source material and unsourced claims made on the Internet

Buddhism in the Modern World Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition

49 ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1984 l , especially part 3 . 2. See Gregory Schopen , " Monks and the Relic Cult in the Mahaparinibbanasutta : An Old Misunderstanding in Regard to Monastic Buddhism , " in From Benares to ...

Author: Steven Heine Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Florida International University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198033575

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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The history of Buddhism has been characterized by an ongoing tension between attempts to preserve traditional ideals and modes of practice and the need to adapt to changing cultural conditions. Many developments in Buddhist history, such as the infusion of esoteric rituals, the rise of devotionalism and lay movements, and the assimilation of warrior practices, reflect the impact of widespread social changes on traditional religious structures. At the same time, Buddhism has been able to maintain its doctrinal purity to a remarkable degree. This volume explores how traditional Buddhist communities have responded to the challenges of modernity, such as science and technology, colonialism, and globalization. Editors Steven Heine and Charles S. Prebish have commissioned ten essays by leading scholars, each examining a particular traditional Buddhist school in its cultural context. The essays consider how the encounter with modernity has impacted the disciplinary, textual, ritual, devotional, practical, and socio-political traditions of Buddhist thought throughout Asia. Taken together, these essays reveal the diversity and vitality of contemporary Buddhism and offer a wide-ranging look at the way Buddhism interacts with the modern world.

The Barbarians of Ancient Europe

Throughout, when citing fragments, I also give the source(s) of the fragment to clarify possible bias. ... Such appropriation is comparable to modern appropriations of archaeology by nationalists: for twentieth-century parallels, ...

Author: Larissa Bonfante

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521194044

Category: History

Page: 441

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Deals with the reality of the indigenous peoples of Europe - Thracians, Scythians, Celts, Germans, Etruscans, and other peoples of Italy, the Alps, and beyond.

Profane Egyptologists

Absence from work by the necropolis workmen of Thebes. In: Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur (SAK) Vol. 8: 141–3. Janssen, R. 1996. Ancient Egyptian erotic fashion: fishnet dresses. In: KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt Vol. 6, No.

Author: Paul Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351594738

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

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It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion has been growing, almost undocumented, for nearly three decades. Profane Egyptologists is the first in-depth study of the now-global phenomenon of Kemeticism. Presenting key players in their own words, the book utilises extensive interviews to reveal a continuum of beliefs and practices spanning eight years of community growth. The existence of competing visions of Egypt, which employ ancient material and academic resources, questions the position of Egyptology as a gatekeeper of Egypt's past. Exploring these boundaries, the book highlights the politised and economic factors driving the discipline's self-conception. Could an historically self-imposed insular nature have harmed Egyptology as a field, and how could inclusive discussion help guard against further isolationism? Profane Egyptologists is both an Egyptological study of Kemeticism, and a critical study of the discipline of Egyptology itself. It will be of value to scholars and students of archaeology and Egyptology, cultural heritage, religion online, phenomenology, epistemology, pagan studies and ethnography, as well as Kemetics and devotees of Egyptian culture.

The Frame in Classical Art

... classical painting tradition celebrated by ancient literary sources but almost entirely lost to the modern age. ... 2002: 200–3. See S. Schmidt 1999 and Sch ̈utze 2004: 19–21. 10 Tanner 2010: 281–3. On such modern appropriations of ...

Author: Verity Platt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107162365

Category: Art

Page: 737

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This book reveals how 'marginal' aspects of Graeco-Roman art play a fundamental role in shaping and interrogating ancient and modern visual culture.

Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative

In several manuscripts these groupings of Classical texts are preserved together in a kind of chronology, ... narrative of the Trojan War in Book 3 of the Recuyell was that this part of the story had already been covered in Togail Troí, ...

Author: Ralph O'Connor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843843849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Examinations of the use of classical Latin texts, themes and techniques in medieval Irish narrative.

Early Modern Privacy

Sources and Approaches Michaël Green, Lars Cyril Nørgaard, Mette Birkedal Bruun ... Chrétiennement & solidement les lettres humaines par rapport aux lettres divines et aux écritures, book 3, ch. 2.8 and book 3, ch. 2.20, vol.

Author: Michaël Green

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004153073

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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An examination of instances, experiences, and spaces of early modern privacy. It opens new avenues to understanding the structures and dynamics that shape early modern societies through examination of a wide array of sources, discourses, practices, and spatial programmes.

Re Wiring The Ancient Novel 2 Volume set

Volume 1: Greek Novels, Volume 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts Edmund Cueva, Stephen Harrison, ... of the 'fusion of horizons'3, underlying the appropriation and transformation of texts and themes of Antiquity is the idea that ...

Author: Edmund Cueva

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789492444691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 773

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The Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel, which was held in Houston, Texas, in the fall of 2015, brought together scholars and students of the ancient novel from all over the world in order to share new and significant developments about this fascinating field of study and its important place in the field of Classical Studies. The essays contained in these two volumes are clear evidence that the ancient novel has become a valuable part of the Classics canon and its scholarly attempts to understand the ancient Graeco-Roman world.

Great Travellers Volume 3

Kingdom must visit the great centres of industry in England, the sources of its modern strength, and take a look at the chief ... from “ancient” idols for pagan temples in the East to exquisite altarplate and prayerbook bindings for the ...

Author: Various

Publisher: VM eBooks


Category: Travel


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Next to actual travel, the reading of first-class travel stories by men and women of genius is the finest aid to the broadening of views and enlargement of useful knowledge of men and the world’s ways. It is the highest form of intellectual recreation, with the advantage over fiction-reading of satisfying the wholesome desire for facts. With all our modern enthusiasm for long journeys and foreign travel, now so easy of accomplishment, we see but very little of the great world. The fact that ocean voyages are now called mere “trips” has not made us over-familiar with even our own kinsfolk in our new dependencies. Foreign peoples and lands are still strange to us. Tropic and Arctic lands are as far apart in condition as ever; Europe differs from Asia, America from Africa, as markedly as ever. Man still presents every grade of development, from the lowest savagery to the highest civilization, and our interest in the marvels of nature and art, the variety of plant and animal life, and the widely varied habits and conditions, modes of thought and action, of mankind, is in no danger of losing its zest. These considerations have guided us in our endeavor to tell the story of the world, alike of its familiar and unfamiliar localities, as displayed in the narratives of those who have seen its every part. Special interest attaches to the stories of those travellers who first gazed upon the wonders and observed the inhabitants of previously unknown lands, and whose descriptions are therefore those of discoverers. One indisputable advantage belongs to this work over the average record of travel: the reader is not tied down to the perusal of a one-man book. He has the privilege of calling at pleasure upon any one of these eminent travellers to recount his or her exploit, with the certainty of finding they are all in their happiest vein and tell their best stories.