How Do We Look The Body The Divine And The Question Of Civilization

How Do We Look The Body The Divine And The Question Of Civilization

How Do We Look The Body The Divine And The Question Of Civilization

From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to “How Do We Look” and “The Eye of Faith,” the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art. Focusing in Part I on the Olmec heads of early Mesoamerica, the colossal statues of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, and the nudes of classical Greece, Beard explores the power, hierarchy, and gender politics of the art of the ancient world, and explains how it came to define the so-called civilized world. In Part II, Beard chronicles some of the most breathtaking religious imagery ever made—whether at Angkor Wat, Ravenna, Venice, or in the art of Jewish and Islamic calligraphers— to show how all religions, ancient and modern, have faced irreconcilable problems in trying to picture the divine. With this classic volume, Beard redefines the Western-and male-centric legacies of Ernst Gombrich and Kenneth Clark.

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Genre : History
Author : Mary Beard
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2018-09-04
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781631494413


Dress Adornment And The Body In The Hebrew Bible

Dress Adornment And The Body In The Hebrew Bible

Dress, Adornment, and the Body in the Hebrew Bible is the first monograph to treat dress and adornment in biblical literature in the English language, moving beyond a description of these aspects of ancient life to encompass notions of interpersonal relationships and personhood.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Laura Quick
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-02
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780198856818


Antigone Rising

Antigone Rising

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé. The picture of classical antiquity most of us learned in school is framed in certain ways -- glossing over misogyny while omitting the seeds of feminist resistance. Many of today's harmful practices, like school dress codes, exploitation of the environment, and rape culture, have their roots in the ancient world. But in Antigone Rising, classicist Helen Morales reminds us that the myths have subversive power because they are told -- and read -- in different ways. Through these stories, whether it's Antigone's courageous stand against tyranny or the indestructible Caeneus, who inspires trans and gender queer people today, Morales uncovers hidden truths about solidarity, empowerment, and catharsis. Antigone Rising offers a fresh understanding of the stories we take for granted, showing how we can reclaim them to challenge the status quo, spark resistance, and rail against unjust regimes.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Helen Morales
Publisher : Bold Type Books
Release : 2020-04-14
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781568589343


Sources For The History Of Emotions

Sources For The History Of Emotions

Offering insights on the wide range of sources that are available from across the globe and throughout history for the study of the history of emotions, this book provides students with a handbook for beginning their own research within the field. Divided into three parts, Sources for the History of Emotions begins by giving key starting points into the ethical, methodological and theoretical issues in the field. Part II shows how emotions historians have proved imaginative in their discovering and use of varied materials, considering such sources as rituals, relics and religious rhetoric, prescriptive literature, medicine, science and psychology, and fiction, while Part III offers introductions to some of the big or emerging topics in the field, including embodied emotions, comparative emotions, and intersectionality and emotion. Written by key scholars of emotions history, the book shows readers the ways in which different sources can be used to extract information about the history of emotions, highlighting the kind of data available and how it can be used in a field for which there is no convenient archive of sources. The focused discussion of sources offered in this book, which not only builds on existing research, but encourages further efforts, makes it ideal reading and a key resource for all students of emotions history.

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Genre : History
Author : Katie Barclay
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-03
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 9781000073331


The Divine Spark

The Divine Spark

'I suspect the real breakthroughs in our understanding of consciousness are going to come from an entirely different direction. That direction, controversially, has to do with psychedelics - which, as many of the contributors to The Divine Spark argue, offer spectacular potential for the investigation of the "hard problem" of consciousness.' - Graham Hancock, from the Introduction. In The Divine Spark, bestselling author Graham Hancock brings us a groundbreaking collection of the latest thinking on consciousness and psychedelics. Graham has been writing and speaking about this to audiences worldwide, including a controversial TedX talk on ayahuasca and DMT, which received over 130,000 views on YouTube. Combining the wisdom of leading minds, The Divine Spark illuminates the topic like never before, with a particular focus on the use of psychedelics to open up the realm of the supernatural. The book unveils fresh theories on the relation of psychedelics to domains such as creativity, the survival of life on planet earth, interspecies communication, medicine and drug research, and many more. Contributors include: Mike Alvernia, Russell Brand, David Jay Brown, Paul Devereux, Rick Doblin, Amanda Fielding, Nassim Haramein, Martina Hoffman, Don Lattin, Eduardo Luna, Dennis McKenna, Thad McKraken, Rak Razam, Gabriel Roberts, Thomas B. Roberts, Robert Schoch, Mark Seelig, Rick Strassman and Robert Tindall.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Graham Hancock
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2015-04-06
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781781805749


Spqr A History Of Ancient Rome

Spqr A History Of Ancient Rome

New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

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Genre : History
Author : Mary Beard
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2015-11-09
Total Pages : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9781631491252


The Decline Of The West

The Decline Of The West

The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.

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Genre : History
Author : Oswald Spengler
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 414 Pages
ISBN : 9781400097005


Women Power

Women Power

An updated edition of the Sunday Times Bestseller Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. A year on since the advent of #metoo, Beard looks at how the discussions have moved on during this time, and how that intersects with issues of rape and consent, and the stories men tell themselves to support their actions. In trademark Beardian style, using examples ancient and modern, Beard argues, 'it's time for change - and now!' From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Mary Beard
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2017-11-02
Total Pages : 74 Pages
ISBN : 9781782834533


The Secret Of Divine Civilization

The Secret Of Divine Civilization

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Genre : Fiction
Author : `Abdu'-Bahá
Publisher : Litres
Release : 2021-01-18
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9785041628352


A Pursuit Of The Divine

A Pursuit Of The Divine

A Pursuit of the Divine: A Philosophical Approach to Spirituality and Scientific Understanding engages in a serious examination of human life, exploring it from philosophical, historical, spiritual, and cognitive perspectives. The author, Damon Lee, brings to the conversation his wide-ranging education and experience, enabling him to engender in others an appreciation for the complex nature of the human creature. In seventeen chapters that span five sections, A Pursuit of the Divine guides the reader along a path of exploration that touches on several key topics. Readers will explore, for instance, the distinctions among purpose, providence, and potential, the nature of the human heart, the interplay of mind, body, soul, and spirit, the task of perceiving Gods will, the comprehension of the transcendental nature of humanity, and the development of a vision for the next steps for human awareness. A Pursuit of the Divine brings to bear the best tools of modern thought, the proven insights from the Christian tradition, and the honesty that comes from deliberate introspection. Using these tools, it fashions a compelling exploration of the human creature that pursues A Philosophical Approach to Spirituality and Scientific Understanding. For more information visit www.ALiteattheEnd.com.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Damon Lee
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2016-02-05
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9781491785454