Download Cycles of the Sun, Mysteries of the Moon: The Calendar in by Vincent H. Malmström PDF

By Vincent H. Malmström

The uncomplicated query "How did the Maya get a hold of a calendar that had simply 260 days?" led Vincent Malmström to find an unforeseen "hearth" of Mesoamerican tradition. during this boldly revisionist ebook, he units forth his hard, new view of the beginning and diffusion of Mesoamerican calendrical systems—the highbrow fulfillment that gave upward thrust to Mesoamerican civilization and culture.

Malmström posits that the 260-day calendar marked the period among passages of the solar at its zenith over Izapa, an old ceremonial heart within the Soconusco quarter of Mexico's Pacific coastal simple. He is going directly to convey how the calendar built via the Zoque humans of the zone within the fourteenth century B.C. steadily subtle via Mesoamerica into the so-called "Olmec metropolitan zone" of the Gulf coast and past to the Maya within the east and to the plateau of Mexico within the west.

These findings problem our past knowing of the starting place and diffusion of Mesoamerican civilization. certain to impress full of life debate in lots of quarters, this publication can be very important interpreting for all scholars of old Mesoamerica—anthropologists, archaeologists, archaeoastronomers, geographers, and the turning out to be public interested by all issues Maya.

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Download La sinistra assente. Crisi, società dello spettacolo, guerra by Domenico Losurdo PDF

By Domenico Losurdo

Le promesse del 1989 di un mondo all’insegna del benessere e della velocity non si sono realizzate. los angeles crisi economica sancisce il ritorno della miseria di massa anche nei paesi più sviluppati e inasprisce l. a. sperequazione sociale sino al punto di consentire alla grande ricchezza di monopolizzare le istituzioni politiche. Sul piano internazionale, a una “piccola guerra” (che in step withò comporta decine di migliaia di morti according to il paese di volta in volta investito) ne segue un’altra. in line with di più, all’orizzonte si profila il pericolo di conflitti su larga scala, che potrebbero persino varcare los angeles soglia del nucleare. Più che mai si avverte l’esigenza di una forza di opposizione: disgraziatamente in Occidente l. a. sinistra è assente. Come spiegarlo? Come leggere il mondo che si è venuto delineando dopo il 1989? Attraverso quali meccanismi los angeles “società dello spettacolo” riesce a legittimare guerra e politica di guerra? Come costruire l’alternativa? A queste domande l’autore risponde con un’analisi originale, spregiudicata e destinata a suscitare polemiche.

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Download War and Peace in the Ancient World (Ancient World by Kurt A. Raaflaub PDF

By Kurt A. Raaflaub

This e-book is the 1st to target battle and peace within the old international from a world perspective.The first booklet to target battle and peace within the old international Takes a world viewpoint, overlaying various early civilizations, from China, India and West Asia, in the course of the Mediterranean to the Americas positive aspects contributions from nineteen extraordinary students, all of whom are specialists of their fields bargains awesome insights into different ways that old societies handled a standard human problem calls for no previous historic wisdom, making it appropriate for non-specialists

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Download The Captive and the Gift: Cultural Histories of Sovereignty by Bruce Grant PDF

By Bruce Grant

The Caucasus zone of Eurasia, wedged in among the Black and Caspian Seas, encompasses the fashionable territories of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, in addition to the republic of Chechnya in southern Russia. a website of invasion, conquest, and resistance because the onset of old checklist, it has earned a name for fearsome violence and remoted mountain redoubts closed to outsiders. Over prolonged efforts to regulate the Caucasus sector, Russians have lengthy mythologized tales in their countrymen taken captive by means of bands of mountain brigands.

In The Captive and the Gift, the anthropologist Bruce provide explores the lengthy dating among Russia and the Caucasus and the ability during which sovereignty has been exercised during this contested zone. Taking his lead from Aleksandr Pushkin's 1822 poem "Prisoner of the Caucasus," supply explores the intense resonances of the topics of violence, captivity, and empire within the Caucasus via mythology, poetry, brief tales, ballet, opera, and movie. supply argues that whereas the habitual Russian captivity narrative mirrored a variety of political positions, it most of the time and compellingly prompt a imaginative and prescient of Caucasus peoples as thankless, lawless topics of empire who have been unwilling to recognize and settle for the presents of civilization and defense prolonged via Russian leaders.

Drawing on years of box and archival learn, provide strikes past fable and mass tradition to indicate how real-life Caucasus practices of trade, in contrast, aimed to manage and minimize instead of unharness and elevate violence. the result's a ancient anthropology of sovereign types that underscores how enduring well known narratives and shut readings of formality practices can make clear the administration of pluralism in long-fraught international areas.

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Download Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies by P. M. S. Hacker PDF

By P. M. S. Hacker

Targeting different elements of Wittgenstein's philosophy, this quantity not just offers a necessary creation, but in addition investigates connections among the philosophy of Wittgenstein, different philosophers--in specific, Frege, Frazer, Carnap, and Strawson--and philosophical developments. It additionally illuminates very various features of Wittgenstein's notion, probing into the controversies it stimulates, in addition to into its impression.

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Download Lakatos: An Introduction by Brendan Larvor PDF

By Brendan Larvor

Lakatos: An creation is the 1st entire publication at the hugely influential thinker of technology, Imre Lakatos. Lakatos: An creation truly provides: Lakatos's improvement of a philosophy of arithmetic and empirical technology Lakatos's suggestion as a huge hybrid of Popperian philosophy and Hegelian-Marxist idea the connection among Lakatos's perspectives on technological know-how and arithmetic and his extra basic philosophical ideals. Brendan Larvor for this reason presents a radical evaluate of either Lakatos's proposal and his position in 20th Century philosophy.

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Download Colonies, Cults and Evolution: Literature, Science and by David Amigoni PDF

By David Amigoni

The idea that of tradition, now such a big time period inside either the humanities and the sciences, is a legacy of the 19th century. by means of heavily interpreting writings by means of evolutionary scientists equivalent to Charles Darwin, Alfred Russell Wallace, and Herbert Spencer, along these of literary figures together with Wordsworth, Coleridge, Arnold, Butler, and Gosse, David Amigoni exhibits how the fashionable suggestion of 'culture' constructed out of the interdisciplinary interactions among literature, philosophy, anthropology, colonialism, and, particularly, Darwin's theories of evolution. He is going directly to discover the connection among literature and evolutionary technology through arguing that tradition was once obvious much less as a unique concept or suggestion, and extra as a box of discussion and clash. This interesting ebook contains a lot fabric at the heritage of evolutionary notion and its cultural effect, and should be of curiosity to students of highbrow and clinical historical past in addition to of literature.

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Download Introduzione a Darwin by Telmo Pievani PDF

By Telmo Pievani

Ogni quantity di questa collana costituisce un ampio capitolo di storia della filosofia, dedicato a un autore o a una corrente di pensiero. Le singole «Introduzioni» offrono gli strumenti critici essenziali consistent with intendere l'opera dei filosofi alla luce delle più recenti prospettive storiografiche.«Il 12 febbraio del 1809 nasceva un uomo schivo che ebbe in sorte di cambiare in line with sempre il nostro modo di intendere l. a. natura, e il posto della specie umana in essa. Uno scienziato che ha saputo condensare in una vita sola: una giovinezza spensierata senza troppa voglia di studiare; un viaggio avventuroso di cinque anni attorno al mondo così denso di meraviglia da apparire come un perfetto romanzo di formazione; un secondo viaggio londinese, tutto mentale questa volta, all'inseguimento di un'intuizione rivoluzionaria e inconfessabile; venti lunghi anni di silenzio operoso nella campagna del Kent; los angeles morte della figlia più amata; e poi un precipitare quasi teatrale di accadimenti con l. a. lettera occasionale di un potenziale rivale, l. a. corsa alla pubblicazione, il successo mondiale dell'Origine delle specie, lo scandalo nella buona società dell'epoca, il sottrarsi alle polemiche, los angeles fama internazionale, le opere apparentemente bizzarre della vecchiaia, le ansie di vita eterna della moglie, un ultimo libro sui lombrichi, gli onori della sepoltura in Westminster. Il tutto in un uomo solo, che forse non cercava tanto».Telmo Pievani racconta l'affascinante e rocambolesca vita dello scienziato che con los angeles sua teoria dell'evoluzione consistent with selezione naturale ha cambiato in keeping with sempre los angeles nostra concezione del mondo vivente. Oltre ai testi classici, il quantity attinge anche a documenti privati e meno conosciuti della sterminata ‘industria darwiniana' (diari, taccuini, le migliaia di lettere, le monografie cosiddette ‘minori'), una mole di testi così ingente da essere ancora oggi in corso di sistemazione e di studio.

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Download Methods and nations : cultural governance and the indigenous by Michael J. Shapiro PDF

By Michael J. Shapiro

Equipment and countries reviews one of many basic deployments of twentieth-century social technology: comparative politics whose significant concentration has been "nation-building" within the "Third World," frequently trying to universalize and render self-evident its personal practices. diplomacy theorists, not able to withstand the "cognitive imperialism" of a state-centric social technological know-how, have allowed themselves to turn into colonized. Michael Shapiro seeks to convey popularity to different types of political expression-alternative modes of intelligibility for issues, humans, and spaces-that have existed at the margins of the nationhood practices of states and the complicit nation-sustaining conceits of social technological know-how.

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Download The Role of Ideology in Syrian-US Relations: Conflict and by J. K. Gani PDF

By J. K. Gani

A learn of US-Syria relatives, this ebook analyzes the legacy of distrust among the 2 states and continuities and discontinuities over the years. It demanding situations the only realist and power-political rationalization that's dominant and issues to a politically embedded set of rules rooted in anti-colonial Arab nationalist ideology.

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