The Ultimate Ambition In The Arts Of Erudition

Autore: Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0698166760
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For the first time in English, a catalog of the world through fourteenth-century Arab eyes—a kind of Schott’s Miscellany for the Islamic Golden Age An astonishing record of the knowledge of a civilization, The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition catalogs everything known to exist from the perspective of a fourteenth-century Egyptian scholar and litterateur. More than 9,000 pages and thirty volumes—here abridged to one volume, and translated into English for the first time—it contains entries on everything from medieval moon-worshipping cults, sexual aphrodisiacs, and the substance of clouds, to how to get the smell of alcohol off one’s breath, the deliciousness of cheese made from buffalo milk, and the nesting habits of flamingos. Similar works by Western authors, including Pliny’s Natural History, have been available in English for centuries. This groundbreaking translation of a remarkable Arabic text—expertly abridged and annotated—offers a look at the world through the highly literary and impressively knowledgeable societies of the classical Islamic world. Meticulously arranged and delightfully eclectic, it is a compendium to be treasured—a true monument of erudition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The World In A Book

Autore: Elias Muhanna
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069119145X
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Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)-- Harvard University, 2012.

The Crisis Of Kingship In Late Medieval Islam

Autore: Christopher Markiewicz
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108492142
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In the early sixteenth century, the political landscape of West Asia was completely transformed: of the previous four major powers, only one - the Ottoman Empire - continued to exist. Ottoman survival was, in part, predicated on transition to a new mode of kingship, enabling its transformation from regional dynastic sultanate to empire of global stature. In this book, Christopher Markiewicz uses as a departure point the life and thought of Idris Bidlisi (1457-1520), one of the most dynamic scholars and statesmen of the period. Through this examination, he highlights the series of ideological and administrative crises in the fifteenth-century sultanates of Islamic lands that gave rise to this new conception of kingship and became the basis for sovereign authority not only within the Ottoman Empire but also across other Muslim empires in the early modern period.

From Homer To Hypertext

Autore: Hans Balling
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The articles in this anthology discuss the connection between the rhetorical and narrative manifestations of literature, and the media and communicative structures in which they appear. Background literature is described from antique Greece to the present. The conception of literature is here a formal construction rather than an expression of a certain aesthetic perception. The book is structured in three themes: "Tradition and Authority", about the relations between the author and the tradition in post-modern literature; "Narrative Technique", about the role of the author; and "Textuality and Hypertext", concentrating on the textuality of literature in modernistic lyrics and the digitalized hypertext.

The Ultimate Victorians Of The Continental Side Of San Francisco Bay

Autore: Elinor Richey
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Classical Literature A Very Short Introduction

Autore: William Allan
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019164336X
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From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Art World

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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism

Autore: Gale Research Company
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.

British Literature

Autore: Hazelton Spencer
Editore: D C Heath & Company
ISBN: 9780669841374
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V. 1. Old English to 1800.--v. 2. 1800 to the present.

The World Of The Victorians

Autore: Edward Dudley Hume Johnson
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Modern Painters

Autore: John Ruskin
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The Works Of John Ruskin

Autore: John Ruskin
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Works Fors Clavigera

Autore: John Ruskin
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Reader S Guide To British History

Autore: D. M. Loades
Editore: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
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"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

English Of The Victorian Era

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English Prose Of The Victorian Era

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Of Many Things

Autore: John Ruskin
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Saturday Review

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Ancient Roman Writers

Autore: Gale Cengage
Editore: Detroit [Mich.] : Gale Group
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The history of Rome is essentially the history of one nation imitating another, namely Greece. The Romans invented only one genre, the satire. Roman writers borrowed their subject matter from the Greeks in all but one respect, history. Several of these Roman authors were slaves or came from slave families. It was the Greek-speaking early-freed slaves that taught the Romans to give their literature subjectivity.