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Sacred Landscapes In Antiquity

Author : Ralph Haussler
ISBN : 9781789253344
Genre : Social Science
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From generation to generation, people experience their landscapes differently. Humans depend on their natural environment: it shapes their behavior while it is often felt that deities responsible for both natural benefits and natural calamities (such as droughts, famines, floods and landslides) need to be appeased. We presume that, in many societies, lakes, rivers, rocks, mountains, caves and groves were considered sacred. Individual sites and entire landscapes are often associated with divine actions, mythical heroes and etiological myths. Throughout human history, people have also felt the need to monumentalize their sacred landscape. But this is where the similarities end as different societies had very different understandings, believes and practices. The aim of this new thematic appraisal is to scrutinize carefully our evidence and rethink our methodologies in a multi-disciplinary approach. More than 30 papers investigate diverse sacred landscapes from the Iberian peninsula and Britain in the west to China in the east. They discuss how to interpret the intricate web of ciphers and symbols in the landscape and how people might have experienced it. We see the role of performance, ritual, orality, textuality and memory in people’s sacred landscapes. A diachronic view allows us to study how landscapes were ‘rewritten’, adapted and redefined in the course of time to suit new cultural, political and religious understandings, not to mention the impact of urbanism on people’s understandings. A key question is how was the landscape manipulated, transformed and monumentalized – especially the colossal investments in monumental architecture we see in certain socio-historic contexts or the creation of an alternative humanmade, seemingly ‘non-natural’ landscape, with perfectly astronomically aligned buildings that define a cosmological order? Sacred Landscapes therefore aims to analyze the complex links between landscape, ‘religiosity’ and society, developing a dialectic framework that explores sacred landscapes across the ancient world in a dynamic, holistic, contextual and historical perspective.

A History Of World Egyptology

Author : Andrew Bednarski
ISBN : 9781108916066
Genre : Social Science
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A History of Egyptology is a ground-breaking reference work that traces the study of ancient Egypt. Spanning 150 years and global in purview, it enlarges our understanding of how and why people have looked, and continue to look, into humankind's distant past through the lens of the enduring allure of ancient Egypt. Written by an international team of scholars, the volume investigates how territories around the world have engaged with and have been inspired by Egyptology, and how that engagement has evolved over time. Each chapter presents a specific territory from an institutional and national perspective, while examining a range of transnational links as well. The volume thus touches on multiple strands of scholarship, embracing not only Egyptology, but also social history, the history of science and reception studies. It will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike.

From Siena To Nubia

Author : Daniele Salvoldi
ISBN : 9774168542
Genre : Egypt
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Alessandro Ricci, born in Siena, Italy, traveled extensively throughout Egypt and Sudan between 1817 and 1822. He worked as an epigraphist for Giovanni B. Belzoni in the tomb of Seti I and later visited and documented Siwa (1820), Sinai (1820), and Nubia (1818-19 and 1821-22). Ricci wrote a long account of all his journeys and reworked a series of ninety plates into striking form, yet failed to publish either. From Siena to Nubia is the English-translated critical edition, with notes and introductory chapters, of Ricci's travel account.

Sketches Of The History Of Christian Art School Of Siena Semi Byzantine School Of Florence Primitive School Of Bologna Sculpture And Painting North Of The Alps

Author : Alexander Crawford Lindsay Earl of Crawford
ISBN : NYPL:33433082298435
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Ceramic Manufacturing Techniques And Cultural Traditions In Nubia From The 8th To The 3rd Millennium Bc

Author : Giulia D’Ercole
ISBN : 9781784916725
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This book presents a comprehensive critical analysis of diverse ceramic assemblages from Sai Island, in the Middle Nile Valley of Northern Sudan, on the border between ancient Upper and Lower Nubia. The assemblages included in this study cover about five millennia, spanning the period c. 8000 to c. 2500 BC.

Adventures In Egypt And Nubia

Author : Patricia Usick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111927187
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Adventures in Egypt and Nubia tells the story of the pioneer Egyptologist William John Bankes (1786-l855). A brilliant and volatile man, Bankes was the unexpected heir of the Kingston Lacy estate in Dorset, whose passion for exploration and discovery was surpassed only by his energy in investigating and recording. Handsome, rich, and confident, Bankes studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he met Byron who became a lifelong friend, before setting out on the Grand Tour. A period spent in Spain and Portugal was followed by travels in the Near East, where a chance encounter with the Swiss explorer J. L. Burckhardt would inspire Bankes with a desire for serious archaeological research, far beyond the more leisurely pursuits of the average gentleman-traveller. During the years 1815-19 Bankes criss-crossed Egypt and the Near East amassing a vast portfolio of notes and manuscripts, as well as drawings by his own hand and the artists who accompanied him on his novels. The accuracy and detail of Bankes's collection makes it an invaluable record of ancient monuments now lost or damaged. His extraordinary discoveries were a revelation to contemporary scholars and proved instrumental in the race to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The Biblical Repository And Quarterly Observer

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Genre : Theology
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American Biblical Repository

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Freshwater Snails Of Africa And Their Medical Importance

Author : David S Brown
ISBN : 9781482295184
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The first half of this book is primarily a systematic survey of the snails, beginning with glossaries, keys for identification to genera and a checklist of species. This is followed by a synopsis of species, with brief notes on ecology, distribution and parasites. Relationships are then described between snails and schistosomes and with other paras

The Adria Microplate Gps Geodesy Tectonics And Hazards

Author : Nicholas Pinter
ISBN : 9781402042355
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Tectonic motion of the Adria microplate exerts a first-order control on the tectonics, geology, seismology, resource distribution, and the geological hazards across a broad zone of south-central Europe and the north-central Mediterranean. Since its first application to geodynamical problems, GPS geodesy has gradually revealed the nature of motion and deformation for most active areas of deformation across the Earth. One of the last remaining regional-scale problems on the planet is the motion and associated deformation in the peri-Adriatic region. Selected local-scale studies have examined aspects of this motion, but to date no truly regional analysis or regional team has systematically attacked the full breadth of this problem. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) was held in Veszprém, Hungary from April 4-7, 2004. This workshop brought together a distinguished international group of scientists working in the peri-Adriatic region to: (1) review research activities and results, (2) share technical expertise, and (3) provide a springboard for future collaborative research on Adria geodynamics. Areas of agreement were identified, as well as remaining areas of debate. In addition, attention focused on important scientific questions and the potential for international and interdisciplinary research in the future.

Annali Di Geofisica

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009356866
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Index Geographicus

Author : Alexander Keith Johnston
ISBN : PSU:000056723526
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Chrysostomus Nubianus

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Studies In Coptic Culture

Author : Mariam Ayad
ISBN : 9789774167508
Genre : Copts
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Egypt; religious life and customs; Copts; history; 332 B.C.-640 A.D.


Author : Lawrence Henry Ed.D
ISBN : 9781098041113
Genre : Religion
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This book is a systemic examination of prophecies and instructions to Ethiopia by God. They show how God used Ethiopia to ensure the continuation of the chosen people, supporting the kingdom of heaven. There are many prophecies and signs specifically referenced to Ethiopia and the Ethiopian people. In many verses, Ethiopia is specifically addressed to come to the aid and/or support prophets spreading Christianity. It would be hard to overstate the impact of Ethiopia on the advancement of Christianity. For example, King Tirhakah, the Ethiopian king of Egypt/Ethiopia, intervened to save Judah in the year 620 BC. This event is well documented in the Bible and other ancient writings. If we fast-forward two thousand years, we find the Ethiopian Church of today that has a membership of between 40 and 46 million; Christians which make up about 60 percent of the total population of the country. Ethiopia was also the first country to declare Christianity a state religion and had never been occupied by a foreign country. This book will explain how God commissioned the Ethiopians to work for the kingdom of God and to spread Christianity geographically and ethically to the ends of the earth. The relationship between God and the Ethiopia people represent the greatest story never told until now. Writing this book was a very difficult task; I relied on the Lord and his wisdom. I was guided by Philippians 1:6: "Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." This book represents a story that needed to be told and God-inspired.

The Mystics Of Siena

Author : Piero Misciattelli
ISBN : UVA:X000593693
Genre : Art
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On Sienese culture, Fra Filippo, Blessed Giovanni Columbini, Catherine Beninsaca (of Siena), Saint Bernardino, Brandano, the fool of Christ.

Dictionary Catalogue

Author : Northbridge (Mass. : Town). Whitinsville social library
Genre : Library catalogs
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Index Geographicus Being A List Alphabetically Arranged Of The Principal Places On The Globe With The Countries And Subdivisions Of The Countries In Which They Are Situated And Their Latitudes And Longitudes Compiled Specially With Reference To Keith Johnston S Royal Atlas

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The Pilgrimage Of Arnold Von Harff Knight From Cologne

Author : Malcolm Letts
ISBN : 9781317021377
Genre : History
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Translated from the German from Groote's edition of 1860 and edited with notes and an introduction This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1946.

Alexandria S Hinterland

Author : Mohamed Kenawi
ISBN : 9781784910150
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This volume contains detailed information about 63 sites and shows, amongst other things, that the viticulture of the western delta was significant in Ptolemaic and Roman periods, as well as a network of interlocking sites, which connected with the rest of Egypt, Alexandria, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean.

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