Download E-books Transformations of the Inner Self in Ancient Religions (Studies in the History of Religions) PDF

This choice of papers from workshops - held in Heidelberg, Germany, in July 1996 and Jerusalem, Israel, in October 1997 - is anxious with anthropological instead of theological points of the close to japanese and Mediterranean religions, starting from the 'primary' religions of the archaic interval and their advanced advancements in Egypt and Mesopotamia to the 'soteriological' activities and 'secondary' religions that emerged in past due Antiquity. the 1st a part of the publication makes a speciality of "Confession and Conversion," whereas the second one half is dedicated to the subject of "Guilt, Sin and Rituals of Purification." the first function of this quantity is to express a feeling of the dynamics and dialectical relationships among some of the close to japanese and Mediterranean religions from the archaic interval to overdue Antiquity.

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Download E-books Saints and Role Models in Judaism and Christianity (Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series,) PDF

This quantity offers with the position of saints and exemplary members in Judaism and Christianity. even though sharing the Hebrew Bible and spotting an analogous Biblical figures there, either religions have built commonly divergent views upon the importance of those figures, even supposing there are occasional universal motifs and issues. additionally, even the contrasting topics betray an underlying interplay among either religions as is obvious from the contributions on, for instance, Melchizedek, Elijah, the desolate tract Fathers, Rabbis on garments, the Apostle Peter in Jewish culture, the Maccabees in Christian culture and the Biblical examples in Saint Antony the Hermit. The booklet examines Jewish and Christian views upon saints and position types from the Biblical interval to the current time. it will likely be of specified value to students and normal readers attracted to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, historical past, paintings historical past and masses extra.

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Download E-books Ancient Alexandria Between Egypt and Greece: (Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition) PDF

By Giovanni Ruffini

As one of many maximum towns of antiquity, Alexandria has continuously been a serious problem to its historians, all of the extra so as the surviving facts, fabric and textual, is so disparate. New archaeological and literary discoveries and the startling range of old Alexandria (so similar to a few sleek towns) upload to the curiosity. the current quantity includes the papers given at a convention at Columbia college in 2002 which tried to put the various foundations for a brand new background of Alexandria by way of contemplating, specifically, its place among the traditions and lifetime of Egypt at the one hand, and at the different the immigrants who got here there from Greece and somewhere else within the wake of the founder Alexander of Macedon.

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Download E-books Families, Friends and Allies: Boulogne and Politics in Northern France and England, C.879-1160 (Northern World) PDF

By Heather J Tanner

This examine bargains a brand new version of political improvement for northern France via an research of the interrelationships among the counts of Boulogne and their friends in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy, and England. It additionally illuminates the little studied kinfolk among much less robust counts and their neighboring territorial princes. geared up chronologically from the past due 9th via mid-twelfth century, each one bankruptcy presents a political narrative and an research of using kinship and alliance (formal and casual) to manipulate and behavior politics. the ultimate bankruptcy examines the formation of recognition and id of the comital relatives of Boulogne. The ebook is a part of the bigger debate on feudalism, the increase of presidency associations, kinship and identification.

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Download E-books Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion, Volume 3 PDF

This booklet records the court cases of the Fourth foreign Symposium on Polymer floor amendment: Relevance to Adhesion held below the auspices of MST meetings, LLC in Orlando, FL, June 9/11, 2003. Polymers are used for a number of reasons in a number of technological purposes or even a cursory examine the literature will evince that at the moment there's super curiosity and R&D job within the quarter of polymer floor amendment to achieve their wanted floor features, really to reinforce their adhesion. This quantity incorporates a overall of 25 papers that have been appropriately peer reviewed, revised and edited. So this booklet isn't purely a set of papers, quite represents the top average of e-book. The e-book is split into 3 elements: 1. Plasma floor amendment suggestions; 2. different / Miscellaneous floor amendment strategies; and three. common Papers. the themes lined comprise: low strain plasma floor amendment of numerous polymers utilizing a number of gases; atmospheric strain plasma remedy; development of stain unlock homes of materials; amendment of electrostatic houses of polymers; photon-based tactics for floor amendment of fibers; excimer UV mild therapy; excimer laser floor remedy; low-energy ion remedy; photo-grafting and photo-curing; metallization of handled polymers; chemical (wet) functionalization of polymers; adhesion of paints to thermoplastic substrates; polymer free up surfaces; nanolithography in polymer movies; fuel barrier homes of ceramic layers on polymers; and amendment of interphase layer and relevance to adhesion. This quantity and its predecessors containing considerable info may still function a accomplished resource of contemporary R&D task within the hugely technologically very important area of polymer floor amendment. an individual –centrally or peripherally– in figuring out or studying concerning the quite a few how you can adjust polymer surfaces should still locate this publication of tremendous worth.

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Download E-books Through a Glass, Darkly: Blurred Images of Cultural Tradition and Modernity over Distance and Time (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology) PDF

In latest eu arts and sciences as a rule we see not just different, but in addition our personal cultural traditions and different sorts of modernity like a dim picture in a replicate. And the way forward for our personal and different cultures appears to be like shrouded in secret, simply because our present of data and encouraged messages are just partial. The query this booklet addresses is whether or not it really is attainable to get a virtually face-to-face intimacy with quite a few kinds of cultural culture and modernity by utilizing our reports and our powers of mind's eye, i.e. our expectancies, in a extra fruitful manner. The individuals to this booklet attempt to provide solutions to this weighty query via taking as a tenet Erasmus's well-known motto "ad fontes," i.e. continuously visit the resources. with no, even if, nursing the appearance that our partial wisdom will ever be entire. Is there, they ask, a true chasm among the 'modern' West and the 'traditional' East, as such a lot of authors have argued? And if that is so, how deep is the chasm and the way is it to be bridged? How a lot do humans within the West find out about their very own cultural culture and the fashionable occasions they dwell in? How a lot do they comprehend of the traditions and the modernities of the East and what kind of do they should comprehend so as to take care of what the longer term will most likely convey? Are our pictures of cultural culture and modernity in East and West, in previous and current so blurred that we glance at them as via a pitcher, darkly? What the participants to this publication argue for is the need of advancements either in East and West, either in prior and current from a much wider point of view, of taking an international aspect of departure. They argue for better figuring out and verbal exchange among cultures, for cultural pluralism (as specific from cultural relativism). They argue for the open, tolerant, non-dogmatic and significant proposal that used to be an important attribute of Erasmus's philosophy. The chapters during this publication may be invaluable to a wide viewers and various social scientists and historians who're attracted to the knowledge of the relation among prior and current, culture and Modernity, East and West.

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Download E-books New Cottage Style, 2nd Edition (Better Homes and Gardens) (Better Homes and Gardens Home) PDF

Achieve an informal, effortless dwelling style

"Cottage" is a perennially renowned adorning type, with the flexibleness to conform to altering tastes over the a long time. it truly is linked to convenience, simplicity, and family-friendliness, and permits loads of personalization. This all-new version of New Cottage Style is jam-packed with adorning principles and notion to accomplish a cottage glance that is fresh, basic, and light—all from the specialists at greater houses and Gardens.

Completely up to date, New Cottage Style indicates you what cottage type skill at the present time, with new interpretations that maintain it clean, assorted, and present. you will find the secrets and techniques to making concord and straightforwardness with paint, furnishings, materials, and components. Examples of houses in a number of settings—the nation, the seashore, the town, and suburbia—will motivate you to carry cottage variety for your own residence, anyplace you occur to stay.

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Who does not are looking to in attaining an off-the-cuff, effortless way of life? New Cottage Style provides sensible rules and adorning suggestions to create a comfy getaway glance in any dwelling space.

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Download E-books Basics Interior Design 01: Retail Design PDF

By Lynne Mesher

 

Basics inside layout: Retail layout is a entire consultant to making profitable retail areas that supply an attractive spatial event to shoppers. through its very nature, retail layout occupies a place on the leading edge of inside layout, always innovating itself to stick aggressive. This ebook discusses the retail house on the subject of its setting, and introduces equipment of manipulating house and gadgets to create an exhilarating advertisement inside. it's illustrated all through with up to the moment examples and case studies.

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