Released on 2020-06-22Categories Religion

1 and 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries

1 and 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries

Author: Anthony C. Thiselton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119673927

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 791

This unique commentary on Paul’s early letters by an outstanding New Testament specialist, provides a broad range of original perspectives of how people have interpreted, and been influenced by, Paul’s first two letters. Addresses questions concerning the content, setting, and authenticity of the two Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from leading scholars, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical scholars throughout the ages Offers new insights into issues they raise concerning feminist biblical interpretation. Provides a history of two-way influences, as exemplified by Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer Written by Anthony Thiselton, a leading commentator on the Greek New Testament
Released on 2014-05-14Categories Authors, English

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries

Encyclopedia of British Writers, 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries

Author: Book Builders LLC.

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108698

Category: Authors, English

Page: 817

View: 445

Presents a two-volume A to Z reference on English authors from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, providing information about major figures, key schools and genres, biographical information, author publications and some critical analyses.
Released on 2019-01-31Categories Business & Economics

Seven Centuries of Unreal Wages

Seven Centuries of Unreal Wages

Author: John Hatcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319969626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 915

The quality of life experienced by people in the past is one of the most important areas of historical enquiry, and the standard of living of populations is one of the leading measures of the economic performance of nations. Yet how accurate is the information on which these judgments are based? This collection of essays, written by renowned scholars in the fields of labour, wage and welfare history, cogently undermine the validity of the data that have for decades dominated the measurement of these phenomena in Britain, Europe and Asia, and provided the statistical backbone for countless descriptions and analyses of economic development, welfare and many other prime subjects in economic and social history. The contributors to this volume rigorously expose misapprehensions of long-run macroeconomic estimates of the real wage and provide a host of improved methods and data for revising and rejecting them. This volume is essential reading for anyone interested in economic and social history, economics and the application of statistical methods to historical evidence.
Released on 2011-01-01Categories Literary Criticism

The Love of Centuries

The Love of Centuries

Author: The Supreme Master Ching Hai

Publisher: The Supreme Master Ching Hai Publishing Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9789866895463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 470

Poetry is an artistic, stylistic expression and reflection of the spirit. Wu Tzu’s poems transcend the preconceived thinking of worldly people, just like a pure lotus amidst the dusty world, a radiant lighthouse in the stormy sea, and a rainbow across a dark cloudy sky. The style of Wu Tzu’s poetry is sometimes soft and gentle as a slow flowing stream, or sometimes vibrant and forceful as a thousand horses racing. Her verses are imbued with graceful and otherworldly qualities. When expressed in the Poet’s simple, conversational words, these verses often belie their profound meanings and pure lyrical beauty. With a refreshing choice of words and harmonious rhythms in Her poems, the Poet has created a beautiful, ethereal world, as well as a poetic style that is at once romantic and splendid. Above all, these poems seem to have been created with total spontaneity, and yet their effect is total enchantment.
Released on 2007-12-01Categories History

Four Centuries of Southern Indians

Four Centuries of Southern Indians

Author: Hudson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820331324

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 263

The Indians of the Southeast had the most highly centralized and complex social structure of all the aboriginal peoples in the continental United States. They lived in large towns and villages, built monumental mounds and earthworks, enjoyed rich religious and artistic achievements, and maintained a flourishing economy based on agriculture and complemented by time-honored hunting and gathering techniques. Yet they have remained relatively unknown to most scholars and laymen, in part because of a lack of collaboration between historians and anthropologists. Four Centuries of Southern Indians is a collection of nine essays which allow both historians and anthropologists to make their necessary contributions to a fuller understanding of the southern Indians. The essays span four hundred years, beginning with French and Spanish relations with the Timucuan Indians in northern Florida in the sixteenth century and ending with the modern Cherokees transported to Oklahoma. The interim topics include the social structure of the Tuscaroras of North Carolina in the eighteenth century, the role southern Indians played in the American Revolution, the removal of the southern Indians to the Indian Territory, and Cherokee beliefs about sorcery and witchcraft. This collection of essays and the cooperation between historians and anthropologists which it incorporates signify the beginning of what will undoubtedly prove a fruitful approach to the study of southern Indians.
Released on 2008-11-14Categories History

Essays on Northeastern North America, 17th & 18th Centuries

Essays on Northeastern North America, 17th & 18th Centuries

Author: John G. Reid

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442691261

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 290

In examining the history of northeastern North America in the seventeenth and eighteen centuries, it is important to take into account diverse influences and experiences. Not only was the relationship between native inhabitants and colonial settlers a defining characteristic of Acadia/Nova Scotia and New England in this era, but it was also a relationship shaped by wider continental and oceanic connections. The essays in this volume deal with topics such as colonial habitation, imperial exchange, and aboriginal engagement, all of which were pervasive phenomena of the time. John G. Reid argues that these were complicated processes that interacted freely with one another, shaping the human experience at different times and places. Northeastern North America was an arena of distinctive complexities in the early modern period, and this collection uses it as an example of a manageable and logical basis for historical study. Reid also explores the significance of anniversary observances and commemorations that have served as vehicles of reflection on the lasting implications of historical developments in the early modern period. These and other insights amount to a fresh perspective on the region and offer a deeper understanding of North American history.
Released on 2015-02-27Categories Music

Two Centuries of British Symphonism

Two Centuries of British Symphonism

Author: Jürgen Schaarwächter

Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag

ISBN: 9783487152271

Category: Music

Page: 610

View: 709

Die britische Sinfonik ist erst in jüngster Zeit ins allgemeine Interesse gerückt. Ein Überblick über die sinfonische Entwicklung im Vereinigten Königreich seit den Anfängen im 18. Jahrhundert bis ins 20. Jahrhundert blieb aber bis heute ein Desideratum. Der hier vorgelegte Überblick zeigt, wie sich die Identität einer britischen Sinfonik über mehr als hundert Jahre entwickelte, geprägt durch Einflüsse vom europäischen Kontinent und von dem Bedürfnis, eigene Wege zu finden. Gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts nahm das sinfonische Schaffen in Großbritannien stark zu, brachte jedoch erst mit Edward Elgar einen prominenten Vertreter von internationalem Rang hervor. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt dieser Publikation liegt auf jenen Werken, die zu einem gewissen Grade von anderen überschattet wurden, unveröffentlicht oder unaufgeführt blieben. Das Ergebnis ist das Bild einer vielgestaltigen sinfonischen Landschaft Großbritanniens, das die ästhetischen Perspektiven der einzelnen Komponisten wie auch ihre soziokulturellen Kontexte erhellt. Ein umfangreiches Verzeichnis aller bekannten Werke und eine ausführliche Bibliographie laden zu weiterer Erkundung des Sujets ein. Only in relatively recent times has any real attention been given to British symphonies. So a comprehensive survey, showing what exists and how the situation in the United Kingdom developed, from the beginnings in the 18th century until well into the 20th century, is long overdue. The preliminary survey presented here shows how a British symphonic identity gradually took shape over more than a century, through influences from abroad and, at home, enterprising attempts to find new ways of expression. By the end of the 19th century, British symphonists had produced an impressive body of work, yet only with the appearance of Elgar’s two symphonies in the following decade did this flourishing school find a champion of international renown. In this publication, light is shone on those works that have to some extent been overshadowed, as well as on those that have remained unpublished or unperformed. The result is a multi-faceted panorama of British symphonism, offering many insights into the composers’ thinking and their socio-cultural contexts. A comprehensive catalogue of all known works and an extensive bibliography invite readers to delve further into the subject.
Released on 2015-04-20Categories Science

Sciences in the Universities of Europe, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Sciences in the Universities of Europe, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: Ana Simões

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401796361

Category: Science

Page: 393

View: 548

This book focuses on sciences in the universities of Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the chapters in it provide an overview, mostly from the point of view of the history of science, of the different ways universities dealt with the institutionalization of science teaching and research. A useful book for understanding the deep changes that universities were undergoing in the last years of the 20th century. The book is organized around four central themes: 1) Universities in the longue durée; 2) Universities in diverse political contexts; 3) Universities and academic research; 4) Universities and discipline formation. The book is addressed at a broad readership which includes scholars and researchers in the field of General History, Cultural History, History of Universities, History of Education, History of Science and Technology, Science Policy, high school teachers, undergraduate and graduate students of sciences and humanities, and the general interested public.
Released on 2016-04-15Categories Medical

Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th–12th centuries AD)

Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th–12th centuries AD)

Author: Chryssi Bourbou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317123392

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 594

Daily life and living conditions in the Byzantine world are relatively underexplored subjects, often neglected in comparison with more visible aspects of Byzantine culture, such as works of art. The book is among the few publications on Greek Byzantine populations and helps pioneer a new approach to the subject, opening a window on health status and dietary patterns through the lens of bioarchaeological research. Drawing on a diversity of disciplines (biology, chemistry, archaeology and history), the author focuses on the complex interaction between physiology, culture and the environment in Byzantine populations from Crete in the 7th to 12th centuries. The systematic analysis and interpretation of the mortality profiles, the observed pathological conditions, and of the chemical data, all set in the cultural context of the era, brings new evidence to bear on the reconstruction of living conditions in Byzantine Crete. Individual chapters look at the demographic profiles and mortality patterns of adult and non-adult populations, and study dietary habits and breastfeeding and weaning patterns. In addition, this book provides an indispensable body of primary data for future research in these fields, and so furthers an interdisciplinary approach in tracing the health of the past populations.