New Worlds From Old Texts

Author: Stefan Bouzarovski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199664137
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New Worlds From Old Texts from the Author: Stefan Bouzarovski. Maps dominate the modern sense of place and geography. Yet, so far as we can tell, maps were rare in the Greco-Roman world and, when mentioned in sources, are mistrusted and criticized. Today, technological advances have brought to the fore an entirely new set of methods for representing and interacting with space. In contrast to traditional "topographic" perspectives, the territorial extent of economic and political realms is increasingly conceived though a "topological" lens, in which the nature and frequency of links among different sites matter more than the physical distances between them. New Worlds from Old Texts focuses on the ancient Greek experience of space, conceived of in terms of both its literature and material culture remains, and uses this to reflect on modern thinking. Comprising twelve chapters written by a highly interdisciplinary range of contributors, this edited collection explores the rich array of representational devices employed by ancient authors, whose narrative depictions of spatial relations defy the logic of images and surfaces that dominates contemporary cartographic thought. The volume focuses on Herodotus' Histories--a text that is increasingly cited by Classicists as an example of how ancient perceptions of space may have been rather different to the modern cartographic view--but also considers perceptions of space through the lens of other authors, genres, cultural contexts, and disciplines. In doing so, it reveals how a study of the ancient world can be reinvigorated by, and in turn help to shape, modern technological innovation and methods.

New Worlds For All

Author: Colin G. Calloway
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801859595
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New Worlds For All from the Author: Colin G. Calloway. Although many Americans consider the establishment of the colonies as the birth of this country, in fact Early America already existed long before the arrival of the Europeans. From coast to coast, Native Americans had created enduring cultures, and the subsequent European invasion remade much of the existing land and culture. In New Worlds for All, Colin Calloway explores the unique and vibrant new cultures that Indians and Europeans forged together in early America. The journey toward this hybrid society kept Europeans' and Indians' lives tightly entwined: living, working, worshiping, traveling, and trading together—as well as fearing, avoiding, despising, and killing one another. In the West, settlers lived in Indian towns, eating Indian food. In Mohawk Valley, New York, Europeans tattooed their faces; Indians drank tea. And, a unique American identity emerged.

Shores Of Knowledge New World Discoveries And The Scientific Imagination

Author: Joyce Appleby
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393239519
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Shores Of Knowledge New World Discoveries And The Scientific Imagination from the Author: Joyce Appleby. Recounts the triumphs and mishaps of Columbus and other explorers, following the naturalists whose investigations of the world's fauna and flora fueled the rise of science and technology that propelled Western Europe towards modernity.

The Old World The New World And The Creation Of The Modern World 1400 1650

Author: Aaron M. Shatzman
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 0857283375
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The Old World The New World And The Creation Of The Modern World 1400 1650 from the Author: Aaron M. Shatzman. “The Old World, the New World, and the Creation of the Modern World, 1400–1650: An Interpretive History” provides a unique look at the early years of European discovery and colonization, examining the impact of this period on the historical development of both the New and Old Worlds. The text is enhanced by the incorporation of a wide variety of original source material, allowing readers to benefit from a more first-hand experience of the historical events of the period. Providing the essential facts in conjunction with expert analysis, the volume poses a number of important questions to enable readers to construct their own analysis of the evidence presented. Uniquely, the volume goes beyond the standard textbook formula of “what, when and where” to delve more deeply into the specific (as well as the wider) significance of historical developments, thereby providing the platform for a textured, interpretive understanding of the history of the Atlantic world.

Old Wisdom In The New World

Author: Paul David Numrich
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9781572330634
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Old Wisdom In The New World from the Author: Paul David Numrich. Focusing on two well-established institutions--one in Chicago, the other in Los Angeles--Old Wisdom in the New World is the first systematic examination of the growing presence of Theravada Buddhist temples in the United States. Paul David Numrich's socio-historical analysis highlights a number of classic Americanization themes of establishment, growth, and adaptation. These have surfaced, the author shows, in debates over the retention of Old World culture and language, the "problem" of the second generation, and the role of the laity in religious institutions. Going beyond such familiar themes, Numrich also uncovers the intriguing phenomenon of ethnically defined "parallel congregations" in these temples, as he reveals the ways in which Asian-immigrant Buddhists and American converts pursue substantively different expressions of the Theravada tradition under the direction of a shared clerical leadership, the resident monks. In the author's view, these Theravada case studies underline the complexity of the present Americanization process. By examining the intersection of two important trends--the steady growth of Asian immigration and an increasing indigenous interest in new religious movements, especially those of Asian origin--this book points to some fascinating new directions for the study of religious and cultural diversity in the United States. The Author: Paul David Numrich is a research associate in the Religion in Urban America Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Linguistic Diversity In Space And Time

Author: Johanna Nichols
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226580579
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Linguistic Diversity In Space And Time from the Author: Johanna Nichols. In this ground-breaking book, Johanna Nichols proposes means of describing, comparing, and interpreting linguistic diversity, both genetic and structural, providing the foundations for a theory of diversity based upon population science. This book will interest linguists, archaeologists, and population specialists. "An awe-inspiring book, unequalled in scope, originality, and the range of language data considered."—Anna Siewierska, Linguistics "Fascinating. . . . A brilliant pioneering study."—Journal of Indo-European Studies "A superbly reasoned book."—John A. C. Greppin, Times Literary Supplement

New World Dutch Studies

Author: Roderic H. Blackburn
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438429894
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New World Dutch Studies from the Author: Roderic H. Blackburn. The history, culture, and lifeways of New Netherland as researched and interpreted by Dutch and American scholars.

Church And State In Old And New Worlds

Author: Hilary M. Carey
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900419200X
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Church And State In Old And New Worlds from the Author: Hilary M. Carey. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies in both the Old World of Europe and the New World of the European settler societies in the United States, Australia and New Zealand this volume offers an original perspective on the conduct of church-state relations and how these have been reshaped by translation from the Old to the New Worlds.

The Old Religion In A New World

Author: Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849489
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The Old Religion In A New World from the Author: Mark A. Noll. A foremost historian of religion chronicles the arrival of Christianity in the New World, tracing the turning points in the development of the immigrant church which have led to today's distinctly American faith.