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The Issue With Antiquity

Author : Anatoly Fomenko
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NASA research of Earth-Moon mechanics by astrophysicist Robert Newton leads mathematicians of MSU to a breakthrough in the chronology of Antiquity. "Antiquity" was followed by many centuries of "Dark Ages" of stagnation and decline. Then, during the Renaissance, the Classical Age reappears as a learned crowd of humanists and clergy that invented "ancient" Greek and Latin languages, wrote "antique" masterpieces under "antique"-sounding aliases. The talented artists, painters and sculptors of 15-18th century mass-produced required paraphernalia. Renaissance was on! The demand for "antique"-labeled articles that fetched solid prices was high. "Antiquity" was sold to the public lock, stock and barrel. The mythical Classical Age came into being from misdating medieval events by hundreds and thousands of years. "Antiquity" meme is planted into defenseless young brains. Kids love tales and don't ask teachers awkward questions.

Philosophy and the Sciences in Antiquity

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Originally published in 2005. There has been much discussion in scholarly literature of the applicability of the concept of 'science' as understood in contemporary English to ancient Greek thought, and of the influence of philosophy and the individual sciences on each other in antiquity. This book focuses on how the ancients themselves saw the issue of the relation between philosophy and the individual sciences. Contributions, from a distinguished international panel of scholars, cover the whole of antiquity from the beginnings of both philosophy and science to the later Roman Empire.

Empires of Antiquities

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Empires of Antiquities is a history of the rediscovery of the imperial civilizations of the ancient Near East in a modern imperial order that evolved between the outbreak of the First World War and the decolonization of the British Empire in the 1950s. It explores the ways in which near eastern antiquity was redefined and experienced, becoming the subject of imperial regulation, modes of enquiry, and international and national politics. Billie Melman follows a series of globally publicized spectacular archaeological discoveries in Iraq, Egypt, and Palestine, which made antiquity material visible and accessible as never before. She demonstrates that the new definition and uses of antiquity and their relations to modernity were inseparable from the emergence of the post-war international imperial order, transnational collaboration and crises, the aspirations of national groups, and collisions between them and the British mandatories. This study uniquely combines a history of the internationalization of archaeology and the rise of a new 'regime of antiquities', under the oversight of the League of Nations and its institutions, a history of British attitudes to, and passion for near eastern antiquity and on the ground, colonial policies and mechanisms, as well as nationalist claims on the past. It points at the centrality of the new mandate system. Drawing on an unusually wide range of materials collected in archives in six countries, as well as on material and visual evidence, this volume weaves together imperial, international and national histories, and the history of archaeological discovery which it connects to imperial modernity.

Archaeologia Or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity

Author : Society of Antiquaries of London
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A Universal History of the Nations of Antiquity

Author : Frederick Guest Tomlins
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A History of Psychology

Author : Thomas Hardy Leahey
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A History of Psychology places social, economic, and political forces of change alongside psychology’s internal theoretical and empirical arguments, illuminating how the external world has shaped psychology’s development, and, in turn, how the late twentieth century’s psychology has shaped society. Featuring extended treatment of important movements such as the Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution, the textbook approaches the material from an integrative rather than wholly linear perspective. The text carefully examines how issues in psychology reflect and affect concepts that lie outside the field of psychology’s technical concerns as a science and profession. This new edition features expanded attention on psychoanalysis after its founding as well as new developments in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and behavioral economics. Throughout, the book strengthens its exploration of psychological ideas and the cultures in which they developed and reinforces the connections between psychology, modernism, and postmodernism. The textbook covers scientific, applied, and professional psychology, and is appropriate for higher-level undergraduate and graduate students.

A Manual of the Antiquity of Man

Author : John Patterson MacLean
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Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity

Author : Worcester Historical Society, Worcester, Mass
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Archaeologia Or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity

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A Cultural History of Money in Antiquity

Author : Bill Maurer
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"Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard, a store." But money is always a medium of communication, too - whether about price or about political conviction and authority, fealty, desire, or disdain. In a work that spans 4,500 years, 54 writers explore how money has "made the world go round" and capture money's complexities in both substance and form. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole and, to make this resource easier to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives readers the choice of reading about a specific period, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six books. The six volumes cover Antiquity (2500 BCE-500 CE), the Medieval age (500-1400), the Renaissance era (1400-1680), the Age of Enlightenment (1680-1820), the age of empire (1820-1920), and the "modern age" (1920-twenty-first century). Themes include money and its technologies, money and its ideas, money and religion, money and the everyday, money and art, money and its interpretation, and money and the issues of the era.

Collections of the Worcester Society of Antiquity

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The Exact Sciences in Antiquity

Author : Otto Neugebauer
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Based on a series of lectures delivered at Cornell University in the fall of 1949, and since revised, this is the standard non-technical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, and their transmission to the Hellenistic world. Entirely modern in its data and conclusions, it reveals the surprising sophistication of certain areas of early science, particularly Babylonian mathematics. After a discussion of the number systems used in the ancient Near East (contrasting the Egyptian method of additive computations with unit fractions and Babylonian place values), Dr. Neugebauer covers Babylonian tables for numerical computation, approximations of the square root of 2 (with implications that the Pythagorean Theorem was known more than a thousand years before Pythagoras), Pythagorean numbers, quadratic equations with two unknowns, special cases of logarithms and various other algebraic and geometric cases. Babylonian strength in algebraic and numerical work reveals a level of mathematical development in many aspects comparable to the mathematics of the early Renaissance in Europe. This is in contrast to the relatively primitive Egyptian mathematics. In the realm of astronomy, too, Dr. Neugebauer describes an unexpected sophistication, which is interpreted less as the result of millennia of observations (as used to be the interpretation) than as a competent mathematical apparatus. The transmission of this early science and its further development in Hellenistic times is also described. An Appendix discusses certain aspects of Greek astronomy and the indebtedness of the Copernican system to Ptolemaic and Islamic methods. Dr. Neugebauer has long enjoyed an international reputation as one of the foremost workers in the area of premodern science. Many of his discoveries have revolutionized earlier understandings. In this volume he presents a non-technical survey, with much material unique on this level, which can be read with great profit by all interested in the history of science or history of culture. 14 plates. 52 figures.

Museum of Antiquity

Author : Levi W. Yaggy
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The history of freedom in antiquity and the history of freedom in christianity 0

Author : Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
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The Problem of Knowledge in Late Antiquity

Author : Center for Hermeneutical Studies in Hellenistic and Modern Culture
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The Family in Italy from Antiquity to the Present

Author : David I. Kertzer
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Provides historical and anthropological perspectives on the Western family, focusing on family life in Italy from the Roman Empire to the present. Topics covered include marriage, divorce, matchmaking, inheritance, sexual mores, celibacy, adoption and property rights.

Late Antiquity in Contemporary Debate

Author : Rita Lizzi Testa
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Late Antiquity, once known only as the period of protracted decline in the ancient world (Bas-Empire), has now become a major research area. In recent years, a wide-ranging historiographic debate on Late Antiquity has also begun. Replacing Gibbon’s categories of decline and decadence with those of continuity and transformation has not only brought to the fore the concept of the Late Roman period, but has made the alleged hiatus between the Roman, Byzantine and Mediaeval ages less important, while also driving to the margins the question of the end of the Roman Empire. This has broadened the scope of research on Late Antiquity enormously and made the issue of periodization of crucial significance. The resulting debate has escaped the confines of Europe and now embraces almost all historiographic cultures around the world. This book sheds new light on this debate, collecting papers given at the 22nd International Congress of Historical Sciences (CISH/ICHS) in Jinan, China. They recall key moments of the discovery of the world of Late Antiquity, and show how it is possible to reach a definition of an age, analysing different sectors of history, using disparate sources, and with the guidance of very varied interpretative models.

Latin American Antiquity

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The History of Terrorism

Author : Gérard Chaliand
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First published in English in 2007 under title: The history of terrorism: from antiquity to al Qaeda.

Images of Women in Antiquity

Author : Averil Cameron
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The agenda and significance of women in antiquity has gained considerable attention in recent years. In this book diverse roles for and attitudes to women in ancient societies are explored: women as witches, as courtesans, as mothers, as priestesses, as nuns, as heiresses and typically as eranged. The shifting focus is variously economic, social, biological, religious and artistic. The studies cover a wide geographic and chronological range, from the ancient Hittite kingdom to the Byzantine Empires. This book has been brought thoroughly up to date with the addition of a new introduction and addenda to individual chapters.