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.

The Fundamental Principles Of Old And New World Civilizations 2

Author: Zelia Nuttall
Publisher: General Books LLC
ISBN: 9781150403286
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The Fundamental Principles Of Old And New World Civilizations 2 from the Author: Zelia Nuttall. Subtitle: A Comparative Research Based on a Study of the Ancient Mexican Religious, Sociological and Calendrical Systems Volume: 2 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1901 Original Publisher: Peabody Museum of American archaeology and ethnology Subjects: Mayas Aztec calendar Civilization Calendar Mythology Swastikas Calendar, Mexican History / Ancient / General History / Latin America / Mexico History / Civilization Science / Time Social Science / Archaeology Social Science / Folklore

New Worlds For Old

Author: Freya Stark
ISBN: 9780859550604
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New Worlds For Old from the Author: Freya Stark.

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.

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.

Old World New World

Author: Leonard J. Sadosky
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813928478
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Old World New World from the Author: Leonard J. Sadosky. Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson grew out of workshops in Salzburg and Charlottesville sponsored by Monticello’s International Center for Jefferson Studies, and revisits a question of long-standing interest to American historians: the nature of the relationship between America and Europe during the Age of Revolution. Study of the American-European relationship in recent years has been moved forward by the notion of Atlantic history and the study of the Atlantic world. The present volume makes a fresh contribution by refocusing attention on the question of the interdependence of Europe and America. Old World, New World addresses topics that are timely, given contemporary public events, but that are also of interest to early modern and modern historians. By turning attention from the Atlantic World in general to the relationship between America and Europe, as well as using Thomas Jefferson as a lens to examine this relationship, this book carves out its own niche in the history of the Atlantic world in the age of revolution.

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.