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Royal London in Context
  • Author : Robert S. Wayne
  • Publisher : Independent Int\'l Travel, LLC
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0972022880

Summary: Focusing on London’s royal past, this guide will interest those intrigued by the pomp and pageantry of British royalty. Two audio CDs provide 12 different audio tours, allowing independent travelers the freedom to go at their own pace as they explore the areas around the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, St. James’s Palace, and Buckingham Palace. Along the way travelers will hear fascinating stories and amusing anecdotes about the royal family through the centuries and their role in British history. More than 100 full-color photographs enhance the easy-to-follow maps of the areas explored on each tour. Practical instructions are provided on how to use London’s convenient public transportation to tour the city and visit the outlying royal palaces.


Einstein in Context
  • Author : Mara Beller,Robert S. Cohen,Jurgen Renn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 9780521448345

Summary: This special issue of Science and Context examines the entire area of scientific inquiry surrounding Einstein, presenting controversies and debates within their contexts.


Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context
  • Author : Dwight Atkinson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 1998-11-01
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1135691762

Summary: Scientific Discourse in Sociohistorical Context represents the intersection of knowledge and method, examined from the perspective of three distinct disciplines: linguistics, rhetoric-composition, and history. Herein, Dwight Atkinson describes the written language and rhetoric of the Royal Society of London, based on his analysis of its affiliated journal, The Philosophical Transactions, starting with the 17th century advent of modern empirical science through to the present day. Atkinson adopts two independent approaches to the analysis of written discourse--from the fields of linguistics and rhetoric-composition--and then integrates and interprets his findings in light of the history of the Royal Society and British science. Atkinson's study provides the most complete and particular institutional account of a scientific journal, which in this case is a publication that stands as an icon of scientific publication. He supplies his readers with important material found nowhere else in the historical literature, including details about the operation of the journal and its relation to the society. The work embeds the history of the journal and its editors within the history of the Royal Society and other developments in science and society. The synthesis of historical, linguistic, rhetorical, and cultural analysis makes visible certain complex communicative dynamics that could not previously be seen from a single vantage point. The work presented here reinforces how deep historical examinations of linguistic and rhetorical practices have direct bearing on how and what scholars read and write now. Most significantly, this volume demonstrates how these historical activities need to inform current teaching of and thinking about language.


Jane Austen in Context
  • Author : Jane Austen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-20
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN Code: 9780521826440

Summary: This collection of essays covering many aspects of Austen's life, works and historical context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the life and times of Jane Austen. Jane Austen in Context is a generously illustrated collection of short, lively contributions arranged alphabetically, and covering topics from biography to portraits and agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions. The volume emphasises the subtle interactions between Austen's life and times and her novels. This is a work of reference that readers and scholars of Austen will turn to again and again.


English Legal System in Context
  • Author : Fiona Cownie,Anthony Bradney,Mandy Burton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN Code: 9780199289882

Summary: English Legal System in Context provides a critical overview of the legal system. It establishes a sound theoretical framework within which to analyse the system and its various intricacies, encouraging students to develop a critical approach to the study of this important topic. The authors provide an insightful contextual analysis of the system and its main protagonists: as well as the traditional core areas of the English legal system such as the courts, case law, legal professionals, and the civil and criminal proceedings, the text discusses the police and their powers,the role of the CPS, private policing, the work of non-police agencies. This edition also contains a new chapter on alternative dispute resolution, designed to broaden the reader's appreciation of this central issue, plus new material on the role of law schools and law students. With a clear, logical structure, and a wealth of references to take the reader further into the subject, this is a perceptive and wide-ranging study that explains and illuminates this fascinating topic.



Thomas Middleton in Context
  • Author : Suzanne Gossett
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-21
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN Code: 0521190541

Summary: An illuminating study of all works in the newly enlarged Middleton canon, placing them in personal, national, international and theatrical contexts.


Social Welfare in Global Context
  • Author : James Midgley
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1997-03-26
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN Code: 9780761907886

Summary: James Midgley provides an overview of social welfare, outlining key institutions, terminology, historical research and approaches. In addition, he details reasons for the existence of international social welfare and the challenges which arise from it. Social Welfare in Global Context includes sections on: applied international social welfare, which addresses the concerns of practitioners; and issues of social work practice, social development, the activities of international agencies and their collaborative efforts. As well as its important focus on practical application, the book also presents key theoretical debates in the field, and provides a comprehensive account of world social conditions and social welfare in


Ben Jonson in Context
  • Author : Julie Sanders
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-03
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN Code: 0521895715

Summary: This collection highlights exciting new areas of research related to Ben Jonson, including book history, social history and cultural geography.


Oscar Wilde in Context
  • Author : Kerry Powell,Peter Raby
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-12
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1107729106

Summary: Oscar Wilde was a courageous individualist whose path-breaking life and work were shaped in the crucible of his time and place, deeply marked by the controversies of his era. This collection of concise and illuminating articles reveals the complex relationship between Wilde's work and ideas and contemporary contexts including Victorian feminism, aestheticism and socialism. Chapters investigate how Wilde's writing was both a resistance to and quotation of Victorian master narratives and genre codes. From performance history to film and operatic adaptations, the ongoing influence and reception of Wilde's story and work is explored, proposing not one but many Oscar Wildes. To approach the meaning of Wilde as an artist and historical figure, the book emphasises not only his ability to imagine new worlds, but also his bond to the turbulent cultural and historical landscape around him - the context within which his life and art took shape.



Seals and their Context in the Middle Ages
  • Author : Phillipp R. Schofield
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1782978208

Summary: Seals and their Context in the Middle Ages offers an extensive overview of approaches to and the potential of sigillography, as well as introducing a wider readership to the range, interest and artistry of medieval seals. Seals were used throughout medieval society in a wide range of contexts: royal, governmental, ecclesiastical, legal, in trade and commerce and on an individual and personal level. The fourteen papers presented here, which originate from a conference held in Aberystwyth in April 2012, focus primarily on British material but there is also useful reference to continental Europe. The volume is divided into three sections looking at the history and use of seals as symbols and representations of power and prestige in a variety of institutional, dynastic and individual contexts, their role in law and legal practice, and aspects of their manufacture, sources and artistic attributes. Importantly and distinctively, the volume moves beyond the study of high status seals to consider such themes as the social and economic status of seal-makers, the nature and meaning _ including reflections of deliberate wit and boastfulness _ of specific motifs employed at various levels of society, and the distribution of seals in relation to the location of, for instance, religious institutions and along major routeways. In so doing, it sets out ways in which sigillography can open new pathways into the study of non-elites and their cultures in medieval society.


'The Tempest' in Context
  • Author : Keith Linley
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 178308376X

Summary: This engaging book provides detailed in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1611 would have brought to interpreting ‘The Tempest’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the concept of tragi-comedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a world attempting to come to terms with capitalism and colonialism while re-addressing the nature of rule.


Flemish Manuscript Painting in Context
  • Author : Elizabeth Morrison,Thomas Kren
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-01-08
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0892368527

Summary: A companion to the Getty’s prize-winning exhibition catalogue Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, this volume contains thirteen selected papers presented at two conferences held in conjunction with that exhibition. The first was organized by the Getty Museum, and the second was held at the Courtauld Institute of Art under the sponsorship of the Courtauld Institute and the Royal Academy of Arts. Added here is an essay by Margaret Scott on the role of dress during the reign of Charles the Bold. Texts include Lorne Campbell’s research into Rogier van der Weyden’s work as an illuminator, Nancy Turner’s investigation of materials and methods of painting in Flemish manuscripts, and trenchant commentary by Jonathan Alexander and James Marrow on the state of current research on Flemish illumination. A recurring theme is the structure of collaboration in manuscript production. The essays also reveal an important new patron of manuscript illumination and address the role of illuminated manuscripts at the Burgundian court. A series of biographies of Burgundian scribes is featured.


Victorian Science in Context
  • Author : Bernard Lightman,Professor of Humanities Bernard Lightman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1997-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN Code: 9780226481111

Summary: Victorian Science in Context captures the essence of this fascination, charting the many ways in which science influenced and was influenced by the larger Victorian culture. Leading scholars in history, literature, and the history of science explore questions such as, What did science mean to the Victorians? For whom was Victorian science written? What ideological messages did it convey?


German Grammar in Context, Second Edition
  • Author : Carol Fehringer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: 1444167278

Summary: German Grammar in Context presents an accessible and engaging approach to learning grammar. Each chapter opens with a real-life extract from a German newspaper, magazine, poem, book or internet source and uses this text as the starting point for explaining a particular key area of German grammar. A range of exercises follow at the end of the chapter, helping students to reinforce and test their understanding, and an answer key is also provided at the back of the book. This second edition features: Updated texts with current newspaper and magazine articles and new extracts from digital media such as chatrooms or blogs Inclusion of a wide-ranging selection of sources and topics to further students’ engagement with issues relevant to contemporary Germany and Austria Clear and user-friendly coverage of grammar, aided by a list of grammatical terms A wide variety of inventive exercises designed to thoroughly build up grammatical understanding, vocabulary acquisition and effective comprehension and communication skills Helpful 'keyword boxes' translating difficult vocabulary in the texts A recommended reading section offering advice on additional grammar resources and website links German Grammar in Context will be an essential resource for intermediate to advanced students of German. It is suitable for both classroom use and independent study.


Religious Polemics in Context
  • Author : Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions. International Conference
  • Publisher : Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 597
  • ISBN Code: 9789023241331

Summary: Studies in Theology and Religion,11 Polemics, as "the art or practice of disputation or controversy", is a living issue in matters of religion, and is a major object of research for scholars in religious studies and theology. The second international conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR), held at Leiden in April 2000, was devoted to the subject of Religious Polemics in Context, aiming at a further exploration of the notion of religious polemics, together with the unfolding of a wide variety of case-studies from various religious traditions. The volume contains most of the papers read at the conference, and offers contributions on general issues (e.g., by M. Dascal), as well as on particular topics in the fields of history of religion (e.g., Islam), ancient Israel and early Christianity, the history of Christianity, and the social sciences of religion. An annotated bibliography is added to this collection, which may stimulate a further study of the topic.


'Antony and Cleopatra' in Context
  • Author : Keith Linley
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN Code: 1783083786

Summary: This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1607 would have brought to interpreting ‘Antony and Cleopatra’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world lost through passion and machination.


Virginia Woolf in Context
  • Author : Bryony Randall,Jane Goldman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN Code: 110700361X

Summary: Covering a wide range of historical, theoretical, critical and cultural contexts, this collection studies key issues in contemporary Woolf studies.


Zoroastrian Rituals in Context
  • Author : Michael Stausberg
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 737
  • ISBN Code: 9789004131316

Summary: Rituals play a prominent role in Zoroastrianism, one of the oldest religious traditions of mankind. In this book, scholars from a broad range of disciplines make the first ever collective effort to discuss Zoroastrian rituals in different historical contexts and geographical settings.


English Legal System in Context 6e
  • Author : Fiona Cownie,Anthony Bradney,Mandy Burton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-25
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN Code: 0199656568

Summary: English Legal System in Context takes a unique and highly praised analytical approach to the subject of the English Legal System. Frequent examples are incorporated throughout the text, illustrating the link between theory and practice, while the concise and engaging style enables students to have an excellent understanding of the subject as a whole. A wide range of traditional core areas are covered in the text, such as the courts, case law, legal professionals and civil and criminal proceedings. However, the authors also discuss areas such as the role of private policing and the work of non-police agencies, giving students a balanced overview of the subject area. Additionally, the text provides a wealth of references for students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the legal system. With a clear and logical structure, this perceptive and wide ranging text provides a unique introduction to the English Legal System.


'King Lear' in Context
  • Author : Keith Linley
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-15
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN Code: 1783083743

Summary: This engaging book provides in-depth discussion of the various influences that an audience in 1606 would have brought to interpreting ‘King Lear’. How did people think about the world, about God, about sin, about kings, about civilized conduct? Learn about the social hierarchy, gender relationships, parenting and family dynamics, court corruption, class tensions, the literary profile of the time, the concept of tragedy – and all the subversions, transgressions, and oppositions that made the play an unsettling picture of a disintegrating world in free fall.


Worship and Liturgy in Context
  • Author : Duncan B. Forrester,Doug Gay
  • Publisher : Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN Code: 0334041686

Summary: Shows how Christian worship in its many and changing forms interacts in significant and interesting ways with its varying contexts - cultural, social, political, economic. Giving special attention to Scotland, this title also challenges the Churches and believers to renewal of the worship of God in spirit and in truth.


The Huguenots: History and Memory in Transnational Context
  • Author : David J.B. Trim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-08-25
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN Code: 9004207759

Summary: This book explores how collective memory of Huguenot history vitally affected political and religious controversies and the formation of identity, both among ethnic Huguenots and in their host communities, in Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and North America.


American Literature in Context to 1865
  • Author : Susan Castillo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-12-03
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN Code: 1444391305

Summary: American Literature in Context to 1865 discusses the issues and events that engaged American writers of the period, providing original and useful readings of important literary works that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning Covers a range of genres including the myths, chants and songs of indigenous cultures, sermons, slave narratives, essays and the novels and poetry to 1865 Designed to be used alongside the major anthologies of literature from the period Equips students with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period Pedagogical features include a detailed bibliography, and a transatlantic timeline, with literary works, and historical events


The Play Out of Context
  • Author : Hanna Scolnicov,Peter Holland,Peter R. Holland,Peter R. J. Holland,Director Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies Peter Holland
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1989-02-24
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN Code: 9780521344333

Summary: This volume of essays examines the relationship between the play and its historical and cultural contexts. Transferring plays from one period or culture to another is so much more than just translating the words. The approaches to this vary from the theoretical to the practical, from the literary to the theatrical, with plays examined both historically and synchronically.


Beethoven's Chamber Music in Context
  • Author : Angus Watson
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN Code: 1843837161

Summary: This comprehensive survey shows how the larger scale works relate to Beethoven's chamber music and how the composer evolved an increasing freedom of form.


Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation
  • Author : Malcolm B. Yarnell III
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0199686254

Summary: Today's common understanding of the important Reformation doctrine of royal priesthood, or the priesthood of all believers, is that it was a somewhat unsophisticated theological metaphor for popular anticlericalism and a rather modern-sounding egalitarian individualism, which could severely undermine the early modern social order. However, this book challenges that typical view, repeated by many modern theologians and historians, through a careful reevaluation ofthe written artifacts of late medieval and early modern England. Rather than individualism and anticlericalism, most contemporary thinkers shaped their presentation of the doctrine so as to account forthe theological and philosophical currents as well as the social and political contexts of their time and place. Such presentations coud be highly nuanced with Christocentric, liturgical, and ecclesiological, as well as political implications.


Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context
  • Author : Andrew Lynch,Anne Scott
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-03-26
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN Code: 1443808407

Summary: Renaissance Poetry and Drama in Context is a stimulating refereed collection of new work dedicated to Emeritus Professor Christopher Wortham of The University of Western Australia. The essays provide a rich context for the interdisciplinary study of the English Renaissance, from its medieval antecedents to its modern afterlife on stage and screen. Their up-to-date engagement with many scholarly fields - art and iconography, cartography, cultural and social history, literature, politics, theatre, and film - will ensure that this book makes a valuable contribution to contemporary Renaissance studies, with a special interest for those researching and teaching English literature and drama. The nineteen contributors include distinguished Renaissance scholars such as Ann Blake, Graham Bradshaw, Alan Brissenden, Conal Condren, Joost Daalder, Heather Dubrow, Philippa Kelly, Anthony Miller, Kay Gililand Stevenson, Robert White, and Lawrence Wright. Work on Shakespeare forms the core of this coherent collection. There are also significant essays on Magnificence, Donne, Marlowe, A Yorkshire Tragedy, Jonson, Marvell, the Ferrars of Little Gidding, and female conduct literature. hardbound with dust jacket; xii+353 pp; 18 b/w illustrations.


Analysing Buildings from Context to Detail in Time
  • Author : Hielkje Zijlstra
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN Code: 1607500205

Summary: Technology provided the author of this book with the inspiration to develop a more comprehensive research method to assess buildings: Analysing Buildings from Context to Detail in time: ABCD Research Method.Technology, at academic level, should be considered in the analysis of a building. In this book the focus is on construction engineering, the study of the requirements associated with constructing buildings. Providing information on practice is a key element in construction engineering, which is a learning process. Changes are made during the life of a building and they might be made differently if the history and technical aspects of the building were studied in greater detail. Both maintenance and changes require us to understand the building concerned.


Proust, Mann, Joyce in the Modernist Context, Second Edition
  • Author : Gerald Gillespie
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN Code: 0813217881

Summary: The original version of Proust, Mann, Joyce in the Modernist Context strove to show how a kindred encyclopedic drive and sacramental sense informed their responses to the epochal trauma, yielding three distinct and monumental visions of the human estate by the 1920s.


Mathematics in Historical Context
  • Author : Jeff Suzuki
  • Publisher : MAA
  • Release Date : 2009-08-27
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN Code: 9780883855706

Summary: An exploration of the interaction between mathematics, mathematicians and society. What would Newton see if he looked out his window?


The Symbolic Language of Royal Authority in the Carolingian World (c.751-877)
  • Author : Ildar H. Garipzanov
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN Code: 9004166696

Summary: This book is not a conventional political narrative of Carolingian history shaped by narrative sources, capitularies, and charter material. It is structured, instead, by numismatic, diplomatic, liturgical, and iconographic sources and deals with political signs, images, and fixed formulas in them as interconnected elements in a symbolic language that was used in the indirect negotiation and maintenance of Carolingian authority. Building on the comprehensive analysis of royal liturgy, intitulature, iconography, and graphic signs and responding to recent interpretations of early medieval politics, this book offers a fresh view of Carolingian political culture and of corresponding roles that royal/imperial courts, larger monasteries, and human agents played there.


World Musics in Context
  • Author : Peter Fletcher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN Code: 0195175077

Summary: World Musics in Context is a wide-ranging survey of musics of the world, in their historical and social contexts, from ancient times to the present day. Ethnomusicologist Peter Fletcher begins by describing aspects of musical style and function in relation to the early developments of civilizations. He then goes on to explore, in five parts, music of the ancient world, music of Africa and Asia, European music, North and South American traditions, and music of the modern world. A compendium of information as well as an examination of musical causation and function, this book gives a deeper understanding of the various musical traditions that contribute to the modern, multicultural environment.


Economic Theory and Policy in Context
  • Author : R. D. Collison Black
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A selection of essays in the history of economic thought and policy by R.D. Collison Black. It includes studies on economic policy in 19th-century Ireland, the economics of W.S. Jevons, and the work of economists, both famous and obscure


Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context
  • Author : Dr Christina Ionescu,Dr Ileana Baird
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-02-28
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN Code: 1472413318

Summary: Exploring Enlightenment attitudes toward things and their relation to human subjects, this collection offers a geographically wide-ranging perspective on what the eighteenth century looked like beyond British or British-colonial borders. To highlight trends, fashions, and cultural imports of truly global significance, the contributors draw their case studies from Western Europe, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. This survey underscores the multifarious ways in which new theoretical approaches, such as thing theory or material and visual culture studies, revise our understanding of the people and objects that inhabit the phenomenological spaces of the eighteenth century. Rather than focusing on a particular geographical area, or on the global as a juxtaposition of regions with a distinctive cultural footprint, this collection draws attention to the unforeseen relational maps drawn by things in their global peregrinations, celebrating the logic of serendipity that transforms the object into some-thing else when it is placed in a new locale.


Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context
  • Author : Bernard Faure
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-09-27
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1134431163

Summary: The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger trends in East Asian Buddhism, such as the cults of icons, relics and the monastic robe. The book emphasises the importance of ritual for a proper understanding of this allegedly anti-ritualistic form of Buddhism. In doing so, it deconstructs the Chan/Zen 'rhetoric of immediacy' and its ideological underpinnings.


Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context)
  • Author : Peter Brown
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 019162070X

Summary: Chaucer lived through a period of extraordinary upheaval: a protracted war with France, devastating plague, the peasants' revolt, religious controversy, and the overthrow of the king. Compact and comprehensive, this book offers a wide-ranging account of the medieval society from which works such as The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Criseyde sprang, and shows how these and other works manifest that society in fictional form. Significant aspects of the literary scene, such as patronage, audience, and performance, help to place Chaucer's practices in their historical framework, and his treatment of love, paganism, and reality are framed within their intellectual and philosophical contexts. The modern reception of Chaucer in film and television adaptations is also examined. Seen through the lens of his cultural experience, this is the perfect critical companion to Chaucer's life and poetry. The book includes a chronology of Chaucer's life and time, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Shakespeare in His Context
  • Author : Muriel Clara Bradbrook
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN Code: 9780389208778

Summary: 'As we expect from Bradbrook, always a pleasantly readable scholar, these papers consistently convey rich, penetrating, informative, durable perspectives on Shakespeare and the English Renaissance. Strongly recommended for all English literature and drama collections in four-year educational institutions and in graduate schools.'