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ACLS Humanities E-Book (Organisation)

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Works: 224 works in 224 publications in 1 language and 434 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: DS223, 621.3819509
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Arab women : old boundaries, new frontiers ( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Under the headings of gender discourses, women's work and development, politics and power, and gender roles and relations, a distinguished group of feminist scholars address Arab women's lives
On the threshold of freedom : masters and slaves in Civil War Georgia by Clarence L Mohr( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Index and bibliography included
Centaurs and amazons : women and the pre-history of the great chain of being by Page DuBois( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In Centaurs and Amazons, Page duBois offers a prehistory of hierarchy. Using structural anthropology, symbolic analysis, and recent literary theory, she demonstrates a shift in Greek thought from the fifth to the fourth century B.C. that had a profound influence upon subsequent Western culture and politics. Through an analysis of mythology, drama, sculpture, architecture, and Greek vase painting, duBois documents the transition from a system of thought that organized the experience of difference in terms of polarity and analogy to one based upon a relatively rigid hierarchical scheme. This was the beginning of "the great chain of being," the philosophical construct that all life was organized in minute gradations of superiority and inferiority. This scheme, in various guises, has continued to influence philosophical and political thought. The author's intelligent and discriminating use of scholarship from various fields makes Centaurs and Amazons an impressive interdisciplinary study of interest to classicists, feminist scholars, historians, art historians, anthropologists, and political scientists
Kuan-yin : the Chinese transformation of Avalokiteśvara by Chün-fang Yü( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion. He has been widely revered throughout the Buddhist countries of Asia since the early centuries of the Common Era. While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans continue to this day to view the Dalai Lamas as his incarnations, in China he became a she-Kuan-yin, the ""Goddess of Mercy""--And has a very different history. The causes and processes of this metamorphosis have perplexed Buddhis
States and women's rights : the making of postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco by M Charrad( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
At a time when the situation of women in the Islamic world is of global interest, here is a study that unlocks the mystery of why women's fates vary so greatly from one country to another. Mounira M. Charrad analyzes the distinctive nature of Islamic legal codes by placing them in the larger context of state power in various societies
The inner quarters : marriage and the lives of Chinese women in the Sung period by Patricia Buckley Ebrey( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The Sung Dynasty (960-1279) was a paradoxical era for Chinese women. This was a time when footbinding spread, and Confucian scholars began to insist that it was better for a widow to starve than to remarry. Yet there were also improvements in women's status in marriage and property rights. In this thoroughly original work, one of the most respected scholars of premodern China brings to life what it was like to be a woman in Sung times, from having a marriage arranged, serving parents-in-law, rearing children, and coping with concubines, to deciding what to do if widowed. Focusing on marriage, Patricia Buckley Ebrey views family life from the perspective of women. She argues that the ideas, attitudes, and practices that constituted marriage shaped women's lives, providing the context in which they could interpret the opportunities open to them, negotiate their relationships with others, and accommodate or resist those around them. Ebrey questions whether women's situations actually deteriorated in the Sung, linking their experiences to widespread social, political, economic, and cultural changes of this period. She draws from advice books, biographies, government documents, and medical treatises to show that although the family continued to be patrilineal and patriarchal, women found ways to exert their power and authority. No other book explores the history of women in pre-twentieth-century China with such energy and depth
The Oyo Empire, c.1600-c.1836 : a West African imperialism in the era of the Atlantic slave trade by Robin Law( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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The Church of Notre-Dame in Montreal; an architectural history by Franklin Toker( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The construction of the Church of Notre-Dame was one of the boldest building projects of the nineteenth century. The first major example of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada, it was, at the time of its completion, the largest building in North America. Franklin Toker treats the church not only as a work of art but also as a historical document that reflected the social and nationalist aspirations of the community and marked a high point in the fascinating career of its architect, James O'Donnell
The Arabs in history by Bernard Lewis( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Now brought completely up to date, this classic study by one of the world's premier historians of the Middle East considers the achievement of the Arab peoples and their place in world history, from pre-Islamic times to the present-day. In a concise and readable account, Lewis examines the awakening that accompanied the advent of Islam and the political, religious, and social developments that transformed the Arab kingdom into an Islamic empire. He brings the edition up-to-the-minute with an account of recent events in the Middle East and analyzes the forces, internal and external, that have shaped the modern Arab world. Lewis shows how Western inventions and institutions have shattered the old structures and the traditional way of life, affecting every Arab, and causing a still unsatisfied demand for social, political, and cultural renewal
The computer from Pascal to von Neumann by Herman H Goldstine( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In 1942, Lt. Herman H. Goldstine, a former mathematics professor, was stationed at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. It was there that he assisted in the creation of the ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer. The ENIAC was operational in 1945, but plans for a new computer were already underway. The principal source of ideas for the new computer was John von Neumann, who became Goldstine's chief collaborator. Together they developed EDVAC, successor to ENIAC. After World War II, at the Institute for Advanced Study, they built what was to become the prototype of the present-day computer. Herman Goldstine writes as both historian and scientist in this first examination of the development of computing machinery, from the seventeenth century through the early 1950s. His personal involvement lends a special authenticity to his narrative, as he sprinkles anecdotes and stories liberally through his text
Daughters of Eve : a cultural history of French theater women from the Old Regime to the fin de siècle by Lenard R Berlanstein( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Female stage performers haunted French public life in the century before and after the Revolution. This study delineates the distinctive place of actresses, dancers, and singers within the French erotic and political imaginations. From the moment they became an unofficial caste of mistresses to France's elite during the reign of Louis XIV, their image fluctuated between emasculating men and delighting them. Drawing upon newspaper accounts, society columns, theater criticism, government reports, autobiographies, public rituals, and a huge corpus of fiction, Lenard Berlanstein argues that the public image of actresses was shaped by the political climate and ruling ideology; thus they were deified in one era and damned in the next. Tolerated when civil society functioned and demonized when it faltered, they finally passed from notoriety to celebrity with the stabilization of parliamentary life after 1880. Only then could female fans admire them openly, and could the state officially recognize their contributions to national life. Daughters of Eve is a look at how a culture creates social perceptions and reshuffles collective identities in response to political change
Recreating Japanese women, 1600-1945 by Gail Lee Bernstein( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Om den japanske kvindes rolle og identitet gennem 350 år
The rise of Islam and the Bengal frontier, 1204-1760 by Richard Maxwell Eaton( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In all of the South Asian subcontinent, Bengal was the region most receptive to the Islamic faith. This area today is home to the world's second-largest Muslim ethnic population. How and why did such a large Muslim population emerge there? And how does such a religious conversion take place? Richard Eaton uses archaeological evidence, monuments, narrative histories, poetry, and Mughal administrative documents to trace the long historical encounter between Islamic and Indic civilizations. Moving from the year 1204, when Persianized Turks from North India annexed the former Hindu states of the lower Ganges delta, to 1760, when the British East India Company rose to political dominance there, Eaton explores these moving frontiers, focusing especially on agrarian growth and religious change
No condition is permanent : the social dynamics of agrarian change in sub-Saharan Africa by Sara Berry( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Rhetoric and ritual in colonial India : the shaping of a public culture in Surat City, 1852-1928 by Douglas E Haynes( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book explores the rhetoric and ritual of Indian elites undercolonialism, focusing on the city of Surat in the Bombay Presidency. It particularly examines how local elites appropriated and modified the liberal representative discourse of Britain and thus fashioned a "public" culture that excluded the city's underclasses. Departing from traditional explanations that have seen this process as resulting from English education or radical transformations in society, Haynes emphasizes the importance of the unequal power relationship between the British and those Indians who struggled for political influence and justice within the colonial framework. A major contribution of the book is Haynes' analysis of the emergence and ultimate failure of Ghandian cultural meanings in Indian politics after 1923. The book addresses issues of importance to historians and anthropologists of India, to political scientists seeking to understand the origins of democracy in the "Third World," and general readers interested in comprehending processes of cultural change in colonial contexts.--Publisher description
The cult of Saint Thecla : a tradition of women's piety in late antiquity by Stephen J Davis( file )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, became perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' among Christians in late antiquity. In the early church, Thecla's example was associated with the piety of women - in particular, with women's ministry and travel. Devotion to Saint Thecla quickly spread throughout the Mediterranean world: her image was painted on walls of tombs, stamped on clay flasks and oil lamps, engraved on bronze crosses and wooden combs, and even woven into textile curtains. Bringing together literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, often for the first time, Stephen Davis here reconstructs the cult of Saint Thecla in Asia Minor and Egypt - the social practices, institutions, and artefacts that marked the lives of actual devotees. From this evidence the author shows how the cult of this female saint remained closely linked with communities of women as a source of empowerment and a cause of controversy."--Jacket
Press gallery : Congress and the Washington correspondents by Donald A Ritchie( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
'Press Gallery' examines the lives of Greeley, Horace White, Ben"" Perley Poore, Emily Briggs, Jane Grey Swisshelm, James G. Blaine, and others who were positioned in the hub of government when the Civil War, the purchase of Alaska, the Credit Mobilier scandal, and the Johnson impeachment hearings were making front-page news
Venice's hidden enemies : Italian heretics in a Renaissance city by John Jeffries Martin( file )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Hausa women in the twentieth century ( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Verzameling papers waarin achtereenvolgens aan de orde komen: invloed van de Islam op Hansa-vrouwen; Hansa-vrouwen en macht; in de economie, in rite, in verhalen en in de massamedia (radio)
Marriage and inequality in Chinese society by Rubie S Watson( file )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Until now our understanding of marriage in China has been based primarily on observations made during the twentieth century. The research of ten eminent scholars presented here provides a new vision of marriage in Chinese history, exploring the complex interplay between marriage and the social, political, economic, and gender inequalities that have so characterized Chinese society
 
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