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An Intellectual History of Cannibalism

An Intellectual History of Cannibalism Author Cătălin Avramescu
ISBN-10 9780691152196
Release 2011-08-28
Pages 360
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The cannibal has played a surprisingly important role in the history of thought--perhaps the ultimate symbol of savagery and degradation-- haunting the Western imagination since before the Age of Discovery, when Europeans first encountered genuine cannibals and related horrible stories of shipwrecked travelers eating each other. An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the first book to systematically examine the role of the cannibal in the arguments of philosophers, from the classical period to modern disputes about such wide-ranging issues as vegetarianism and the right to private property. Catalin Avramescu shows how the cannibal is, before anything else, a theoretical creature, one whose fate sheds light on the decline of theories of natural law, the emergence of modernity, and contemporary notions about good and evil. This provocative history of ideas traces the cannibal's appearance throughout Western thought, first as a creature springing from the menagerie of natural law, later as a diabolical retort to theological dogmas about the resurrection of the body, and finally to present-day social, ethical, and political debates in which the cannibal is viewed through the lens of anthropology or invoked in the service of moral relativism. Ultimately, An Intellectual History of Cannibalism is the story of the birth of modernity and of the philosophies of culture that arose in the wake of the Enlightenment. It is a book that lays bare the darker fears and impulses that course through the Western intellectual tradition



A Companion to Intellectual History

A Companion to Intellectual History Author Richard Whatmore
ISBN-10 9781118508152
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 472
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A Companion to Intellectual History provides an in-depth survey of the practice of intellectual history as a discipline. Forty newly-commissioned chapters showcase leading global research with broad coverage of every aspect of intellectual history as it is currently practiced. Presents an in-depth survey of recent research and practice of intellectual history Written in a clear and accessible manner, designed for an international audience Surveys the various methodologies that have arisen and the main historiographical debates that concern intellectual historians Pays special attention to contemporary controversies, providing readers with the most current overview of the field Demonstrates the ways in which intellectual historians have contributed to the history of science and medicine, literary studies, art history and the history of political thought Named Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by Choice Magazine, a publication of the American Library Association



Promises of 1968

Promises of 1968 Author Vladimir Tismaneanu
ISBN-10 9786155053047
Release 2011
Pages 449
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Promises of 1968 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Promises of 1968 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Promises of 1968 book for free.



Tribal Fantasies

Tribal Fantasies Author J. Mackay
ISBN-10 9781137318817
Release 2012-12-28
Pages 265
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This transnational collection discusses the use of Native American imagery in twentieth and twenty-first-century European culture. With examples ranging from Irish oral myth, through the pop image of Indians promulgated in pornography, to the philosophical appropriations of Ernst Bloch or the European far right, contributors illustrate the legend of "the Indian." Drawing on American Indian literary nationalism, postcolonialism, and transnational theories, essays demonstrate a complex nexus of power relations that seemingly allows European culture to build its own Native images, and ask what effect this has on the current treatment of indigenous peoples.



Coming from an Off Key Time

Coming from an Off Key Time Author Bogdan Suceava
ISBN-10 9780810126848
Release 2011-01-26
Pages 212
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The fall of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 marked, in one famous formulation, the "end of history." In his apocalyptic novel Coming from an Off-Key Time, Bogdan Suceava satirizes the events in his native Romania since the violent end of the Ceausescu regime that fateful year. Suceava uses three interrelated narratives to illustrate the destructive power of Romanian society’s most powerful mythologies. He depicts madness of all kinds but especially religious beliefs and their perversion by all manner of outrageous sects. Here horror and humor reside impossibly in the same time and place, and readers experience the vertiginous feeling of living in the middle of a violent historical upheaval. Even as Coming from an Off-Key Time suggests the influence of such writers as Mikhail Bulgakov, the fantastic satirist of the early Soviet Union, Suceava engages the complexities of a quickly changing country in search of its bearings and suspicious of its past. Bogdan Suceava is an associate professor of mathematics at California State University, Fullerton. One of Romanian literature’s most promising and original young writers, he is the author of four novels, two books of short stories, and several collections of poems. Alistair Ian Blyth’s previous translations include Filip Florian, Little Fingers (2009); Lucian Dan Teodorovici, Our Circus Presents (2009); and Catalin Avramescu’s An Intellectual History of Cannibalism (2009).



Domingos lvares African Healing and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World

Domingos   lvares  African Healing  and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World Author James H. Sweet
ISBN-10 9780807878040
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 320
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Between 1730 and 1750, powerful healer and vodun priest Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to Europe--addressing the profound alienation of warfare, capitalism, and the African slave trade through the language of health and healing. In Domingos Alvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World, James H. Sweet finds dramatic means for unfolding a history of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world in which healing, religion, kinship, and political subversion were intimately connected.



Towards an Intellectual History of Ukraine

Towards an Intellectual History of Ukraine Author Ralph Lindheim
ISBN-10 0802078559
Release 1996
Pages 420
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The texts gathered here reflect the transformation of Ukraine, in the face of formidable obstacles, into the modern nation that declared its independence in 1991. They serve, therefore, as a guide to a complex period of several hundred years, which, until now, has too often been considered only as a part of Russian history



Blues for Cannibals

Blues for Cannibals Author Charles Bowden
ISBN-10 0865476535
Release 2002-11
Pages 304
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"Blues for Cannibals" continues the quest Bowden began in "Blood Orchid"-to discover the headwaters of the sickness that seeps through the American soul, and to consider what it might mean to come fully alive in a time of exalted consumption, global pillage, gated communities, and wholesale destruction of the environment. Down, down he leads us, in intoxicating, nearly hallucinogenic prose-past the Yaqui, the Anasazi, and other ghosts of our collective history, past the hookers, winos, and assorted have-nots outside the prosperous circle by the fire. We meet a prisoner obsessed with painting presidents, sex offenders whose desires are not as alien as we wish, a murderer whose execution does not cure what ails us. "I wound up looking at a world where cannibalism is life," Bowden writes, "and of course, given the diet, a life without a future." He mourns a young artist who couldn't find a reason to keep living and tends a mesquite tree that won't die. And down among its metaphoric roots, he reacquaints us with the appetites-fierce, flawed, human-that might save us too. "Blues for Cannibals" is scripture for an age when bushes no longer burn.



Cannibalism in Literature and Film

Cannibalism in Literature and Film Author J. Brown
ISBN-10 9781137292124
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 258
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A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.



Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America

Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America Author Benjamin Keen
ISBN-10 UVA:X004222418
Release 1998
Pages 256
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Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America is a collection of eleven essays that have been adapted from Benjamin Keen’s writings about Bartolomé de Las Casas and related topics in the intellectual history of colonial Latin America. It is an accessible introduction to colonial history and a critical guide to the literature in the field.In these essays, some of which have been updated and revised, Keen explores the literature and thought regarding Spain’s influence on the New World. Some of his articles are themselves of historiographic significance because of their role in shaping current perceptions of colonial history, while others are distinguished for their bibliographic charting of recent debates on selected issues. Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in colonial Latin American history.



I m an Old Communist Biddy

I m an Old Communist Biddy Author Dan Lungu
ISBN-10 1628971487
Release 2017-02-24
Pages 200
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Emilia, a pensioner in northern Romania, is forced to confront the nostalgic illusions she nurtures as a reaction to the grim post-communist present when her daughter, now living in Canada, telephones urging her not to vote for the former communists in upcoming elections. Determined to discover in her own mind why 'things were better back then,' she explores her memories of growing up in an impoverished village and of her life as a factory worker in the town. But ironic tension grows as the reader glimpses between the lines how nothing was what it seemed in Ceaușescu's Romania. Interspersed among Emilia's memories are fantastical, hilarious anecdotes about the dictator, told by a factory foreman who will turn out to have been a secret police informer. I'm a Communist Old Biddy! is a subtle and humane novel about self-deception, but also about the ways in which a totalitarian state twisted ordinary lives.



The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722686
Release 2009
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Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred Author René Girard
ISBN-10 9781472529251
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 362
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René Girard is one of the mostly widely-cited thinkers in contemporary European thought. First published in 1972, Violence and the Sacred marked the starting point of a substantial new phase of his thought. In this vivid study of human evil, Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred.



Religious and intellectual history of the Muslims in Akbar s reign with special reference to Abu l Fazl 1556 1605

Religious and intellectual history of the Muslims in Akbar s reign  with special reference to Abu  l Fazl  1556 1605 Author Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi
ISBN-10 UOM:39015013413904
Release 1975
Pages 564
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Religious and intellectual history of the Muslims in Akbar s reign with special reference to Abu l Fazl 1556 1605 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Religious and intellectual history of the Muslims in Akbar s reign with special reference to Abu l Fazl 1556 1605 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Religious and intellectual history of the Muslims in Akbar s reign with special reference to Abu l Fazl 1556 1605 book for free.



Society and thought in modern America a social and intellectual history of the American people from 1865

Society and thought in modern America  a social and intellectual history of the American people from 1865 Author Harvey Wish
ISBN-10 PSU:000027564660
Release 1966
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Cannibal Old Me

Cannibal Old Me Author Mary K. Bercaw Edwards
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131678950
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 252
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At the age of twenty-one, Herman Melville signed on the whaleship Acushnet as a common seaman and sailed from Massachusetts to the South Pacific. Upon reaching Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands, he deserted and spent a month ashore on this reputed "cannibal island." He departed as crew of another whaleship but was put ashore in the heavily missionized Tahitian islands after participating in a bloodless mutiny. Eventually making his way to Hawaii, he joined the crew of the American frigate United States and finally reached Boston in October 1844 after four years at sea. By the time he sat down to write his first book, Melville had been recounting tales of these experiences orally for four years. The spoken elements of the overlapping discourses involving sailors, cannibals, and missionaries are essential to his first six books. Mary K. Bercaw Edwards investigates the interplay between spoken sources and written narratives. She closely examines how Melville altered original stories, and she questions his truthfulness about his experiences. Bercaw Edwards also explores the synergistic blend of the oral and written worlds of seafaring and the South Pacific and provides an analysis of Melville's development as a writer. It is a study of the aesthetic, ethical, linguistic, and cultural implications of Melville's borrowing. Cannibal Old Me is an excellent contribution to Melville scholarship, challenging long-held assumptions regarding his early works. Scholars as well as students will welcome it as an indispensable addition to the study of nineteenth-century literature and maritime history.



Music s intellectual history

Music s intellectual history Author Zdravko Blažeković
ISBN-10 1932765050
Release 2009
Pages 938
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