Pompeii Awakened

A Story of Rediscovery
Author: Judith Harris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857715801
Category: History
Page: 320
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The rediscovery of the Roman cities overwhelmed by the rage of Vesuvius is one of history's most extraordinary adventure stories. Pompeii Awakened revels in that adventure, and tells of the re-emergence of a long-vanished cosmopolis which profoundly inspired a later age - from its arts and architecture to its science, sex and religion. _x000D_ _x000D_ When Herculaneum, Pompeii' s sister in disaster, was located in 1709, that first discovery launched a frenzied scramble for buried treasure. Then in 1755 Pompeii too rose from its crust of volcanic rock, and the science of archaeology was born. Whereas Herculaneum had artistic, political and philosophical impact, the later discoveries at Pompeii spoke rather of domesticity - of cuisine and household architecture, tools, gardens and religion. To this day it is the only site to show what daily life was like in antiquity. However, the full story of Pompeii consists not just in its uniquely preserved classical villas and votives, but in the powerful response it evoked in the European cultural imagination. Here are the English, whose wealth, wet weather and classical education fostered a passion for Naples and its rediscovered cities. We read of Sir William Hamilton discussing priapic cults with his near neighbour, the dilettante Richard Payne Knight, and of how the famous love affair of Emma Hamilton and Admiral Nelson saved the Heculaneum papyri from the French. Here too are the hosts who arrived from across Europe, and then from America - engineers and artists, dreamers and poets, photographers and cinematographers, whose reconstructions and remembrances of Pompeii have never ceased to resonate. _x000D_ _x000D_ Judith Harris brings the doomed city vibrantly to life. Pompeii breathes again through her account of the diverse people who sifted through its remains to catch a glimpse of themselves in the past. From the poetic souls who found a majestic melancholy in Pompeii's shatttered walls , to the tub-thumping Victorian preachers who denounced the city as akin to Sodom and Gomorrah, Pompeii Awakened uncovers many fascinating stories - of sex, science, love and death. The author has spoken to experts on three continents, flown over Pompeii in a hot-air balloon, delved into ancient diaries and descended deep underground to assess the latest discoveries of a lost world . As the sleeping city re-awakens in her hands, Pompeii casts its spell once more, bewitching those who seek to unearth its buried secrets.

A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome


Author: Andrew Zissos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444336002
Category: History
Page: 624
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A Companion to the Flavian Age of Imperial Rome provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of the political, economic, social, and cultural nuances of the Flavian Age (69–96 CE). Includes contributions from over two dozen Classical Studies scholars organized into six thematic sections Illustrates how economic, social, and cultural forces interacted to create a variety of social worlds within a composite Roman empire Concludes with a series of appendices that provide detailed chronological and demographic information and an extensive glossary of terms Examines the Flavian Age more broadly and inclusively than ever before incorporating coverage of often neglected groups, such as women and non-Romans within the Empire

African Women and Apartheid

Migration and Settlement in South Africa
Author: Rebekah Lee
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857710095
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 9449
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A key mechanism of apartheid in South Africa was the set of restrictions placed on the movements of Africans, rules aimed to control and direct the African labour force to meet growing demands of capital and industry. In Cape Town, historically the ‘home’ of a majority Coloured population, the influx of Africans seeking a livelihood met with concerted and coercive resistance, and by the 1970s the city claimed that it had ‘successfully’ checked the flow of Africans while sustaining an adequate supply of migrant labour. In particular, African women were subject to lives of daily surveillance and restricted movement as their entry and residence were rigidly controlled and monitored through the pass system - the most dominant and intrusive aspect of state authority. How did African women experience and negotiate apartheid and how did they create a sense of belonging in a city that actively denied and resisted their presence? Here Lee presents a compelling social history of African women through an examination of the complex process and consequences of settlement in Cape Town during the apartheid (1948-94) and post-apartheid years. Life histories of three generations of African women offer windows into women’s attempts to locate ‘home’ in this urban setting, the character of their social and kinship networks, and the ways notions of ‘place’ and belonging were reworked. These are woven together with a wealth of evidence on household livelihood strategies, the history of home improvements and of fuel use, participation in the ‘hallowed’ organizations of township life such as the Christian mothers’ group and the burial society, and women’s views on mobility, modernity and identity. Taken together, African women’s strategies of settlement over five decades provide a fascinating portrait of adaptation, resilience and change, and new insight into the vulnerability of the daughter-mother relationship in urban South Africa. Drawing together scholarship and new methodologies from anthropology, history, human geography and development studies, ‘African Women and Apartheid’ presents a complex and intimate account of gendered struggles and social and personal transformation. It contributes to a deeper and more nuanced history of African women and of urbanisation in South Africa. It will be valuable to anyone with interests in South African culture and society, gender, urbanisation, the African family, oral history and memory.

Christianity East and West

An Ecclesiastical Pilgrimage
Author: Thomas Grieve Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Christian union
Page: 653
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Evelina

A Victorian Heroine in Venice
Author: Judith Harris
Publisher: Fonthill Media
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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Holy Sh*t

A Brief History of Swearing
Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911568
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 8200
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Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo. Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a *#$&!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome--which were remarkably similar to our own--and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explains the advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the US Senate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past? A gem of lexicography and cultural history, Holy Sh*t is a serious exploration of obscenity--and it also just might expand your repertoire of words to choose from the next time you shut your finger in the car door.

Journal of the Society of Arts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Industrial arts
Page: N.A
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Journal of the Royal Society of Arts


Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arts
Page: N.A
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Journal


Author: Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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THE JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OR ARTS


Author: GEORGE BELI
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Designing Information

Human Factors and Common Sense in Information Design
Author: Joel Katz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118420098
Category: Design
Page: 224
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"The book itself is a diagram of clarification, containing hundreds of examples of work by those who favor the communication of information over style and academic postulation—and those who don't. Many blurbs such as this are written without a thorough reading of the book. Not so in this case. I read it and love it. I suggest you do the same." —Richard Saul Wurman "This handsome, clearly organized book is itself a prime example of the effective presentation of complex visual information." —eg magazine "It is a dream book, we were waiting for…on the field of information. On top of the incredible amount of presented knowledge this is also a beautifully designed piece, very easy to follow…" —Krzysztof Lenk, author of Mapping Websites: Digital Media Design "Making complicated information understandable is becoming the crucial task facing designers in the 21st century. With Designing Information, Joel Katz has created what will surely be an indispensable textbook on the subject." —Michael Bierut "Having had the pleasure of a sneak preview, I can only say that this is a magnificent achievement: a combination of intelligent text, fascinating insights and - oh yes - graphics. Congratulations to Joel." —Judith Harris, author of Pompeii Awakened: A Story of Rediscovery Designing Information shows designers in all fields - from user-interface design to architecture and engineering - how to design complex data and information for meaning, relevance, and clarity. Written by a worldwide authority on the visualization of complex information, this full-color, heavily illustrated guide provides real-life problems and examples as well as hypothetical and historical examples, demonstrating the conceptual and pragmatic aspects of human factors-driven information design. Both successful and failed design examples are included to help readers understand the principles under discussion.

New Pompeii


Author: Daniel Godfrey
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 178329812X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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In the race to control renewable power, an energy giant stumbles on a controversial technology: the ability to transport matter from the deep past. Their biggest secret is New Pompeii, a replica city filled with Romans, pulled through time just before the volcanic eruption. Nick Houghton doesn’t know why he’s been chosen to be the company’s historical advisor. He’s just excited to be there. Until he starts to wonder what happened to his predecessor. Until he realizes that the company has more secrets than even the conspiracy theorists suspect. Until he realizes that they have underestimated their captives…

Pompeii

A Novel
Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Fawcett Books
ISBN: 0345475674
Category: Fiction
Page: 349
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Recently placed in charge of the Aqua Augusta, the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples, Roman engineer Marius Primus struggles to discover why the aqueduct has ceased delivering water and heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to find the problem, only to come face to face with an impending catastrophe of mammoth proportions. Reprint.

From Pompeii


Author: Ingrid D. Rowland
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674416538
Category: History
Page: 352
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The calamity that proved lethal for Pompeii inhabitants preserved the city for centuries, leaving behind a snapshot of Roman daily life that has captured the imagination of generations, including Renoir, Freud, Hirohito, Mozart, Dickens, Twain, Rossellini, and Ingrid Bergman. Interwoven is the thread of Ingrid Rowland's own impressions of Pompeii.

Pompeii

An Archaeological Guide
Author: Paul Wilkinson
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786722690
Category: History
Page: 256
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The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings – including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr.

Bodies from the Ash


Author: James M. Deem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618473084
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 50
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Provides an examination of the bodies found buried in the ashes of the ancient city while exploring the life and times of these people, the events that led to the destruction of their civilization, and the archeological discoveries being made at the site's location today.

The Romans on the Bay of Naples

An Archaeological Guide
Author: L. J. F. Keppie
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Campania (Italy)
Page: 192
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A history and guide to the spectacular Roman remains of Pompeii, Naples and others

Awaken


Author: Katie Kacvinsky
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547574073
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Maddie lives in a world where everything is done on the computer. Whether it’s to go to school or on a date, people don’t venture out of their home. There’s really no need. For the most part, Maddie’s okay with the solitary, digital life—until she meets Justin. Justin likes being with people. He enjoys the physical closeness of face-to-face interactions. People aren’t meant to be alone, he tells her. Suddenly, Maddie feels something awakening inside her—a feeling that maybe there is a different, better way to live. But with society and her parents telling her otherwise, Maddie is going to have to learn to stand up for herself if she wants to change the path her life is taking. In this not-so-brave new world, two young people struggle to carve out their own space. This ebook includes a sample chapter of MIDDLE GROUND.

Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War II

Domination and Retaliation
Author: Patrick Crowhurst
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780761104
Category: History
Page: 329
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The invasion of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany in March 1939 helped to precipitate Europe's descent into World War II six months later. The move, supposedly to protect the Sudeten Germans, shocked many in Europe, who saw it as a clear statement of intent by Hitler. Here, Patrick Crowhurst argues that occupation of the Sudetenland and the Czech lands was also crucial to the Nazi war machine. The armaments, factories and raw materials that Hitler seized accelerated Germany's capabilities; Czech tanks would prove crucial in the Ardennes and, as the Wehrmacht fought at Stalingrad, Armaments Minister Albert Speer was corralling Czech industrial machinery to produce engines, aircraft and equipment in support. New Slovakian and Czech primary material also provides the first in-depth account of the German reaction to the assassination of Reinhardt Heydrich on the streets of Prague in June 1942, and Hitler's plans for the genocide of Czech Jewry. Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War II will be of great interest to historians of World War II, Czechoslovakia, and Nazi Germany.

Syracuse, City of Legends

A Glory of Sicily
Author: Jeremy Dummett
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730614
Category: History
Page: 272
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Dubbed ‘the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all’ by Cicero, Syracuse also boasts the richest history of anywhere in Sicily. Syracuse, City of Legends - the first modern historical guide to the city - explores Syracuse’s place within the island and the wider Mediterranean and reveals why it continues to captivate visitors today, more than two and a half millennia after its foundation. For more than 1600 years, from its settlement by Greeks in 733 BC, Syracuse was the leading city in Sicily and at times one of the most powerful in the world. As a Greek city-state it competed with Athens and Carthage and was for a while an important ally of Rome. When Sicily became Rome’s first province, Syracuse was the island’s capital and was an important centre for early Christianity. Under Byzantine rule, the Emperor Constans II even moved his court to Syracuse for five years. Capture by the Arabs in 878 AD marked the end of ancient Syracuse but the city continued to evolve and during the Spanish era Caravaggio created one of his masterpieces, The Burial of Santa Lucia, in the city. After a devastating earthquake in 1693, a major rebuilding programme gave the city the characteristic Baroque appearance it retains today. Over its long and colourful life, Syracuse has been home to many creative figures, including Archimedes, the greatest mathematician of the ancient world, as well as host to Plato, Scipio Africanus, conqueror of Hannibal, and Caravaggio, who have all contributed to the rich history and atmosphere of this beguiling and distinctive Sicilian city. Generously illustrated, Syracuse, City of Legends also offers detailed descriptions of the principal monuments from each period in the city’s life, explaining their physical location as well as their historical context. This vivid and engaging history weaves together the history, architecture and archaeology of Syracuse and will be an invaluable companion for anyone visiting the city as well as a compelling introduction to its ancient and modern history.