Coping With Obscurity

Author: James P. Allen
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1937040437
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Coping with Obscurity publishes the papers discussed at the Brown University Workshop on Earlier Egyptian grammar in March, 2013. The workshop united ten scholars of differing viewpoints dealing with the central question of how to judge and interpret the grammatical value of the written evidence preserved in texts of the Old and Middle Kingdoms (ca. 2350-1650 BC). The nine papers in the volume present orthographic, lexical, morphological, and syntactic approaches to the data and represent a significant step toward a new, pluralistic understanding of Earlier Egyptian grammar.

Graeco Coptica

Author: Andrea Hasznos
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447067522
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Coptic scholarship is still quite far from having an agreement on how and where the Egyptian language was affected by Greek. It is indeed an intriguing question whether outside of loanwords Greek had any influence on Coptic. Andra Haznos' study makes observations on syntax and stylistics in translated and original Coptic literature, sifting out the syntactic patterns showing Greek influence in one or both text groups, showing how certain patterns came to be used in Coptic clearly through translations, and raising the question whether those syntactic influences which came to the Egyptian language through the bilingual situation can be detected with certainty. With these observations the author helps develop the criterium system needed to determine whether a Coptic text was written in Coptic or Greek originally. While examining the final clauses, consecutive clauses, object clauses/infinitive constructions after verbs of exhorting and subject clauses/infinitive constructions from the point of view of syntactic graecism in translations and in original Coptic texts, valuable observations on Coptic dialects (esp. Sahidic, Mesokemic, Lycopolitan) and their relations are also made.

A Coptic Grammar

Author: Bentley Layton
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447048330
Size: 37.99 MB
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A reference tool for students of the classical dialect of Sahidic which was used in literary texts between the 4th and 8th centuries and was the standard language for orthodox ecclesiastical and monastic Christianity. Layton avoids all jargon and non-standard legal, scientific or magical texts, in order to provide a carefully explained grammar that is easy to use.

Greece And Mesopotamia

Author: Johannes Haubold
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107067251
Size: 29.82 MB
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This book proposes a new approach to the study of ancient Greek and Mesopotamian literature. Ranging from Homer and Gilgamesh to Herodotus and the Babylonian-Greek author Berossos, it paints a picture of two literary cultures that, over the course of time, became profoundly entwined. Along the way, the book addresses many questions of crucial importance to the student of the ancient world: how did the literature of Greece relate to that of its eastern neighbours? What did ancient readers from different cultures think it meant to be human? Who invented the writing of universal history as we know it? How did the Greeks come to divide the world into Greeks and 'barbarians', and what happened when they came to live alongside those 'barbarians' after the conquests of Alexander the Great? In addressing these questions, the book draws on cutting-edge research in comparative literature, postcolonial studies and archive theory.

The Invention Of Tradition

Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437738
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This book explores examples of this process of invention and addresses the complex interaction of past and present in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism.

Social Innovation Participation And The Development Of Society

Author: Susanne Elsen
Publisher: University Press Bozen
ISBN: 8860460700
Size: 43.89 MB
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Klimawandel, Wachstumswende, demographische Veränderungen, die weltweite Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise sowie die Erfordernisse der Nachhaltigkeit machen neuartige Lösungsansätze für bisher unbekannte Problemkonstellationen erforderlich. In diesem Band beschäftigen sich AutorInnen aus Dänemark, Norwegen, Polen, Deutschland, der Schweiz, Österreich und Italien mit Ansätzen der Demokratisierung, sozialen Innovation und Partizipation, insbesondere von benachteiligten Gruppen. Der internationale Blick wird über den europäischen Raum hinaus um Analysen und Handlungsansätze in zwei geopolitisch brisanten Regionen erweitert, dem islamischen Raum sowie Kasachstan und Georgien.

Minima Moralia

Author: Theodor W. Adorno
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670512
Size: 31.47 MB
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"A volume of Adorno is equivalent to a whole shelf of books on literature."--Susan Sontag