Models of desire in Graeco-Arabic philosophy : from Plotinus to Ibn Ṭufayl
【作 者】Somma, Bethany, author.
【索书号】B502 /S697 /E
【简 介】In this study, Bethany Somma argues for a dichotomous interpretation of human desire developed by late ancient Greek and medieval Islamic philosophers in response to an ambiguity in Aristotles account of desire.
A companion to religious minorities in early modern Rome
【作 者】Matthew Coneys Wainwright and Emily Michelson.
【索书号】B928.546 /C737 /E
【简 介】An examination of groups and individuals in Rome who were not Roman Catholic, or not born so. It demonstrates how other religions had a lasting impact on early modern Catholic institutions in Rome.
【作 者】Schley, David, author.
【出版社】University of Chicago Press
【索书号】F537.12-09 /S343 /E
【简 介】Anyone interested in the rise of American corporate capitalism should look to the streets of Baltimore. There, in 1827, citizens launched a bold new venture: a “rail-road” that would link their city with the fertile Ohio River Valley. They dubbed this company the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), and they conceived of it as a public undertaking—an urban improvement, albeit one that would stretch hundreds of miles beyond the city limits.
Steam City tells the story of corporate capitalism starting from the street and moving outward, looking at how the rise of the railroad altered the fabric of everyday life in the United States. The B&O’s founders believed that their new line would remap American economic geography, but no one imagined that the railroad would also dramatically reshape the spaces of its terminal city. As railroad executives wrangled with city officials over their use of urban space, they formulated new ideas about the boundaries between public good and private profit. Ultimately, they reinvented the B&O as a private enterprise, unmoored to its home city. This bold reconception had implications not only for the people of Baltimore, but for the railroad industry as a whole. As David Schley shows here, privatizing the B&O helped set the stage for the rise of the corporation as a major force in the post-Civil War economy.
Steam City examines how the birth and spread of the American railroad—which brought rapid communications, fossil fuels, and new modes of corporate organization to the city—changed how people worked, where they lived, even how they crossed the street. As Schley makes clear, we still live with the consequences of this spatial and economic order today.
Legal History Education beyond Europe
【作 者】Cristiano Casalini, Edward Choi, and Ayenachew A. Woldegiyorgis.
【索书号】G4 /E24e /E
【简 介】 This volume inquires into the history of local educational traditions both before and after their encounter with European powers, and their own modernities.
Cristiano Casalini is Associate Professor and holds the Chair in Jesuit Pedagogy and Educational History at Boston College. He has published mostly on education in the early modern period, and he is the editor-in-chief of the book series History of Early Modern Educational Thought.
Edward Choi, Ph.D. (2020, Boston College), is a research assistant at the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College. He has published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including Korean education, internationalization, and the global phenomenon of family-owned universities.
Ayenachew A. Woldegiyorgis, Ph.D., is a graduate from the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College. He has published articles and chapters on a range of topics related to education in low- and middle-income countries, particularly Ethiopia.
Art in a Disrupted World: Poland 1939–1949
【作 者】Agata Pietrasik
【出版社】Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
【索书号】J151.309.5 /P625 /E
【简 介】 With Art in a Disrupted World, art historian Agata Pietrasik presents a study of artistic practices that emerged in Poland during and after World War II. Pietrasik highlights examples of artworks by a number of Polish-born artists that were created in concentration camps and ghettos, in exile, and during the years of social, political, and cultural disintegration immediately following the war. She draws attention to the ethics of artistic practice as a method of fighting to preserve one’s own humanity amid even the most dehumanizing circumstances. Breaking out of entrenched historical timelines and traditional forms of narration, this book brings together drawings, paintings, architectural designs, and exhibitions, as well as literary and theatrical works created in this time period, to tell the story of Polish life in wartime.
Employing an accessible, essayistic style, Pietrasik offers a new look at life in the ten years following the outbreak of World War II and features artists—including Marian Bogusz, Jadwiga Simon-Pietkiewicz, and Józef Szajna—whose work has not yet found substantial audiences in the English-speaking world. Her reading of the art and artists of this period strives to capture their autonomous artistic language and poses critical questions about the ability of traditional art history writing to properly accommodate artworks created in direct response to traumatic experiences.
Routledge Companion to Jane Austen
【作 者】Cheryl A. Wilson and Maria H. Frawley
【出版社】Amsterdam University Press
【索书号】I561.064 /R869r /E
【简 介】First published anonymously, as ‘a lady’, Jane Austen is now among the world’s most famous and highly revered authors. The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen provides wide-ranging coverage of Jane Austen’s works, reception, and legacy, with chapters that draw on the latest literary research and theory and represent foundational and authoritative scholarship as well as new approaches to an author whose works provide seemingly endless inspiration for reinterpretation, adaptation, and appropriation. The Companion provides up-to-date work by an international team of established and emerging Austen scholars and includes exciting chapters not just on Austen in her time but on her ongoing afterlife, whether in the academy and the wider world of her fans or in cinema, new media, and the commercial world. Parts within the volume explore Jane Austen in her time and within the literary canon; the literary critical and theoretical study of her novels, unpublished writing, and her correspondence; and the afterlife of her work as exemplified in film, digital humanities, and new media. In addition, the Companion devotes special attention to teaching Jane Austen.
The cross in the visual culture of late antique Egypt
【作 者】Gillian Spalding-Stracey
【索书号】J196.5-095.61 /S734 /E
【简 介】In The Cross in the Visual Culture of Late Antique Egypt Gillian Spalding-Stracey offers an exploration of the variety of ways in which the Holy Cross was expressed in imagery, in the monastic and ecclesiastical settings of late antique Egypt.
The display of archaeology in museums of northern Greece
【作 者】Archondia Polyzoudi.
【出版社】Common Ground Research Networks
【索书号】K885.45 /P783 /E
【简 介】"This study takes an interest in exploring Greek museum representations of the past in relation to the intellectual histories of the archaeological accounts involved in the investigation of material culture. It is argued within this work that museum is place of power and a forum in which the knowledge of the past is created, interpreted and presented to the public and re-presented and re-interpreted due to the multiple narratives created by multiple recipients and heritage consumers. Also, this study is concerned with a thorough discussion examining how and by whom the action of 'making meaning', 'story-telling' or 'narrating past histories' is produced in archaeological discourses and museum representations; and what kinds of relationships and networkings are created by this process. The critical analysis of the museum exhibitions of case studies is carried out by examining the museum as institution, as architecture and as narrative, as a way of seeking to understand its multiple roles, educational, historical, symbolic, in modern society, which serve as social formulations of socio-cultural knowledge"
The tragedy of American science
【作 者】Truman to Trump / Clifford D. Conner.
【出版社】Edinburgh University Press
【索书号】N097.12 /C752 /E
【简 介】A look at the destructive history of science-for-profit, including its toll on the US pandemic response, by the author of A People’s History of Science.
Despite a facade of brilliant technological advances, American science has led humanity to the brink of interrelated disasters. In The Tragedy of American Science, historian of science Clifford D. Conner describes the dual processes by which this history has unfolded since the Second World War, addressing the corporatization and the militarization of science in the US.
He examines the role of private profit considerations in determining the direction of scientific inquiry—and the ways those considerations have dangerously undermined the integrity of sciences impacting food, water, air, medicine, and the climate. In addition, he explores the relationship between scientific industries and the US military, discussing the innumerable financial and human scientific resources that have been diverted from other critical areas in order to further military aggrandizement and technological development.
While the underlying problems may appear intractable, Conner compellingly argues that replacing the current science-for-profit system with a science-for-human-needs system is not an impossible utopian dream—and the first step to a better future is grappling with the mistakes of the past.
Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
【作 者】Pierre Brémaud.
【索书号】O211 /B836p /E
【简 介】The ultimate objective of this book is to present a panoramic view of the main stochastic processes which have an impact on applications, with complete proofs and exercises. Random processes play a central role in the applied sciences, including operations research, insurance, finance, biology, physics, computer and communications networks, and signal processing.
In order to help the reader to reach a level of technical autonomy sufficient to understand the presented models, this book includes a reasonable dose of probability theory. On the other hand, the study of stochastic processes gives an opportunity to apply the main theoretical results of probability theory beyond classroom examples and in a non-trivial manner that makes this discipline look more attractive to the applications-oriented student.
One can distinguish three parts of this book. The first four chapters are about probability theory, Chapters 5 to 8 concern random sequences, or discrete-time stochastic processes, and the rest of the book focuses on stochastic processes and point processes. There is sufficient modularity for the instructor or the self-teaching reader to design a course or a study program adapted to her/his specific needs. This book is in a large measure self-contained.