This book is a work of synthesis, which argues that an all-encompassing blueprint governs the evolution of all parts of our universe. In its first half, it discerns interdisciplinary symmetry in the early development of history and six other disciplines. It then uses this discovery to formulate testable predictions about the form and content of later history. In its second half, the book attempts to verify these intimations of our more recent past and to envision the human future that lies ahead. Contents INTRODUCTION.................................................................. 13 Part I EARLY HISTORY 1. PERIOD 0 THE HOMINOIDS......................................... 19 2. PERIOD 1 THE PALEOLITHIC ECONOMY.................... 43 3. PERIOD 1 THE PALEOLITHIC SUPERSTRUCTURE...... 64 4. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE PALEOLITHIC PERIOD......................................... 72 5. PERIOD 2 THE NEOLITHIC ECONOMY......................... 84 6. PERIOD 2 THE NEOLITHIC SUPERSTRUCTURE........... 96 7. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE NEOLITHIC PERIOD............................................ 102 8. PERIOD 3 THE BRONZE AGE SUPERSTRUCTURE...... 110 9. PERIOD 3 THE BRONZE AGE ECONOMY.................... 119 10. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE BRONZE AGE.. 134 Part II INTERDISCIPLINARY DEVELOPMENT SYMMETRY Early Supernatural Development 11. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 1 THE TOTEM BASE........ 149 12. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 1 THE TOTEM SUPERSTRUCTURE................................. 163 13. A METAPHORICAL SYNOPSIS OF THE TOTEM PERIOD.................................................. 168 14. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 2 THE MOTHER GODDESS BASE................................... 172 15. SUPERNATURAL PERIOD 2 THE MOT
Interdisciplinary Development Symmetry Used to Envision the Historical Past and Future
Author: Rachamim Dayan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Analyzes key concepts and arguments in the work of one of Europe’s leading philosophers. One of Europe’s leading philosophers, Roberto Esposito has produced a considerable body of work that continues to have a significant impact on political science, sociology, literature, and philosophy. This volume offers both a comprehensive introduction to and critical explanation of Esposito’s political thought and key concepts from his oeuvre. The contributors address aspects of his growing corpus such as the impolitical, community, immunity, the impersonal, affirmative biopolitics, justice, life, the third person, and the body. In addition, they highlight Esposito’s reading and interpretation of classical political thinkers, including Hobbes, Machiavelli, Vico, Arendt, and Kant. The book explores applications of Esposito’s philosophy to issues in international relations, post-colonialism, literature, science, technology, and philosophical and artistic practice, bringing Esposito into dialogue with important social-political concerns. “To my knowledge there are no other books—in Italian or English—that attempt to provide a critical introduction to Esposito’s works and an engagement with his works in fields outside of political science and philosophy. This volume is an important first.” — Rhiannon Noel Welch, author of Vital Subjects: Race and Biopolitics in Italy
Biopolitics and Philosophy
Author: Inna Viriasova,Antonio Calcagno
Publisher: SUNY Press
Erasmus Darwin and his grandson, Charles, were the two most important evolutionary theorists of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain. Although their ideas and methods differed, both Darwins were prolific and inventive writers: Erasmus composed several epic poems and scientific treatises, while Charles is renowned both for his collected journals (now titled The Voyage of the Beagle) and for his masterpiece, The Origin of Species. In The Age of Analogy, Devin Griffiths argues that the Darwins’ writing style was profoundly influenced by the poets, novelists, and historians of their era. The Darwins, like other scientists of the time, labored to refashion contemporary literary models into a new mode of narrative analysis that could address the contingent world disclosed by contemporary natural science. By employing vivid language and experimenting with a variety of different genres, these writers gave rise to a new relational study of antiquity, or "comparative historicism," that emerged outside of traditional histories. It flourished instead in literary forms like the realist novel and the elegy, as well as in natural histories that explored the continuity between past and present forms of life. Nurtured by imaginative cross-disciplinary descriptions of the past—from the historical fiction of Sir Walter Scott and George Eliot to the poetry of Alfred Tennyson—this novel understanding of history fashioned new theories of natural transformation, encouraged a fresh investment in social history, and explained our intuition that environment shapes daily life. Drawing on a wide range of archival evidence and contemporary models of scientific and literary networks, The Age of Analogy explores the critical role analogies play within historical and scientific thinking. Griffiths also presents readers with a new theory of analogy that emphasizes language's power to foster insight into nature and human society. The first comparative treatment of the Darwins’ theories of history and their profound contribution to the study of both natural and human systems, this book will fascinate students and scholars of nineteenth-century British literature and the history of science.
Science and Literature between the Darwins
Author: Devin Griffiths
Publisher: JHU Press
Survey of the historical events and developments in medieval Japan's polity, economy, society and culture.
Author: John Whitney Hall,Kozo Yamamura,Delmer M. Brown,Marius B. Jansen,Donald H. Shively,Peter Duus,William H. McCullough
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
“You are about to set out on a great adventure!” Richard Rohr told his original listeners when The Great Themes of Scripture talks were recorded for St. Anthony Messenger Press in 1973. This first volume offers newcomers to the Hebrew Scriptures a feel for their overall religious themes. But for all readers this book uniquely sounds the call of the Lord and invites response in a way that will touch lives as deeply as Rohr's original talks.
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Franciscan Media
"Universal History" is a type of history that attempts to explain the world beyond the immediate surroundings of the author. It reflects a desire to synthesise the mass of written and oral knowledge about the past and to introduce a systematic interpretation. The purpose of this collection is to re-examine the notion of Universal Historiography with a focus on its appearance in the Greek and Roman world and on the legacy that ancient authors offered to later generations. Fifteen new essays by a diverse set of international scholars tackle questions of definition, and illustrate the diversity of its forms, structures, themes and analyses. The collection explores the historical and intellectual contexts which gave rise to universalist thought, and its reputation and reception in antiquity and beyond. This book will appeal to those interested in Graeco-Roman historiography, and those with an interest in the Arabic, Early Christian and modern reception of ancient historiography.
Studies in Universal History
Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: A&C Black
Theology and Dialogue
Author: Elizabeth Boyle ,Carol Dempsey
Publisher: Orbis Books
In seiner Leidenschaft zu Literatur und Historik gab Aby Warburg bereits im zarten Alter von 13 Jahren seine Verpflichtung, als ltester Sohn die Bankgesch fte der Familie zu bernehmen, an seinen j ngeren Bruder Max ab. Im Gegenzug verlangte er nur, dass dieser ihm zeitlebens jeden B cherwunsch finanzierte. Warburg studierte gegen den Willen seiner Familie Kunstgeschichte, Geschichte und Arch ologie und erforschte den Einfluss der Antike auf die europ ische Renaissance. Lag hierauf sein Hauptaugenmerk, so war er auch auf anderen Gebieten stets der Forschung und Wissenschaft verpflichtet, wie seine Aufzeichnungen ber die Hopi-Indianer in den USA belegen. In diesem Band ist die erste H lfte aller von Warburg verfassten wissenschaftlichen Aufs tze, festgehalten. Aby Warburg (1866-1929) war Nachk mmling einer j dischen Bankiersfamilie. Er lebte in Hamburg, Florenz und den USA. Neben seinen eigenen Publikationen ist sein gr ter Nachlass die kulturwissenschaftliche Warburg Bibliothek, welche im Zuge der Machtergreifung der Nazis 1933 nach London verschifft wurde und auch heute noch zur Universit t London geh rt.
Author: Aby Moritz Warburg
Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag
This book sets an Elizabethan intellectual's worldview in the broader context of European Protestant thought.
William Harrison and the Reformation of Elizabethan England
Author: G. J. R. Parry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Until recently, most studies of the colonial period of the American West have focused on the activities and agency of men. Now, historian Maria Raquel Casas examines the role of Spanish-Mexican women in the development of California. She finds that, far from being pawns in a male-dominated society, Californianas of all classes were often active and determined creators of their own destinies, finding ways to choose their mates, to leave unsatisfactory marriages, and to maintain themselves economically. Using a wide range of primary and secondary sources in English and Spanish, Casas unveils a picture of women's lives in these critical decades of California's history. She shows how many Spanish-Mexican women negotiated the precarious boundaries of gender and race to choose Euro-American husbands, and what this intermarriage meant to the individuals involved and to the larger multiracial society evolving from Californias's rich Hispanic and Indian past. Casas's discussion ranges from California's burgeoning economy to the intimacies of private households and ethnically mixed families. Here we discover the actions of real women of all classes as they shaped their own identities. Married to a Daughter of the Land is a significant and fascinating contribution to the history of women in the American West and to our understanding of the complex role of gender, race, and class in the Borderlands of the Southwest.
Spanish-Mexican Women and Interethnic Marriage in California, 1820-1880
Author: Maria Raquel Casas
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
The revolutionary spirit that animates the culture of the Germans has been alive for at least twelve centuries, far longer than the dramatically fragmented and reshaped political entity known as Germany. German culture has been central to Europe, and it has contributed the transforming spirit of Lutheran religion, the technology of printing as a medium of democracy, the soulfulness of Romantic philosophy, the structure of higher education, and the tradition of liberal socialism to the essential character of modern American life. In this book leading scholars and critics capture the spirit of this culture in some 200 original essays on events in German literary history. Rather than offering a single continuous narrative, the entries focus on a particular literary work, an event in the life of an author, a historical moment, a piece of music, a technological invention, even a theatrical or cinematic premiere. Together they give the reader a surprisingly unified sense of what it is that has allowed Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Luther, Kant, Goethe, Beethoven, Benjamin, Wittgenstein, Jelinek, and Sebald to provoke and enchant their readers. From the earliest magical charms and mythical sagas to the brilliance and desolation of 20th-century fiction, poetry, and film, this illuminating reference book invites readers to experience the full range of German literary culture and to investigate for themselves its disparate and unifying themes. Contributors include: Amy M. Hollywood on medieval women mystics, Jan-Dirk Müller on Gutenberg, Marion Aptroot on the Yiddish Renaissance, Emery Snyder on the Baroque novel, J. B. Schneewind on Natural Law, Maria Tatar on the Grimm brothers, Arthur Danto on Hegel, Reinhold Brinkmann on Schubert, Anthony Grafton on Burckhardt, Stanley Corngold on Freud, Andreas Huyssen on Rilke, Greil Marcus on Dada, Eric Rentschler on Nazi cinema, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl on Hannah Arendt, Gordon A. Craig on Günter Grass, Edward Dimendberg on Holocaust memorials.
Author: David E. Wellbery,Judith Ryan,Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Based on extensive fieldwork, "Women of Fes" shows how Moroccan women create their own forms of identity through work, family, and society. The book also examines how women's lives are positioned vis-a-vis globalization, human rights, and the construction of national identity.
A Political and Cultural Critique
Author: Makau Mutua
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Political Science
A Journal of Translations
Why are the plots of Shakespeare and his contemporaries so different from those of his predecessors? This book argues that the answer is in part that certain forms of expectation were largely undeveloped in the medieval period. More broadly, it suggests that many of the causal and temporal thought processes that are second nature to us operated very differently or had not been developed in the minds of most medieval people. And conversely, it suggests that other mental faculties (such as the ability to respond to some of the elemental appeal of poetry) may have become dulled by the post-renaissance rationalist emphasis in our culture. In addition to drawing on a broad range of etymological and literary evidence (from the 10th century Gnomic verses to 16th-century drama) the book delves into medieval history, and draws many anthropological parallels. This is a significant study in the nature of narrative and an important investigation into the mental and cultural worlds of Shakespeare and his predecessors.
Author: Don LePan
Publisher: Broadview Press
After mixed results in the Boer War and the disastrous Cavalry Maneuvers of 1903, this period saw major attempts at re-organizing and re-equipping the cavalry for modern war.
Author: George Charles Henry Victor Paget Marquis of Anglesey
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas? What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories? With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.
Author: Caroline F. Levander,Robert S. Levine
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Literary Criticism