The Power of Religion in Late Antiquity

Author: Andrew Cain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317019539

Category: History

Page: 486

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Late Antiquity witnessed a dramatic recalibration in the economy of power, and nowhere was this more pronounced than in the realm of religion. The transformations that occurred in this pivotal era moved the ancient world into the Middle Ages and forever changed the way that religion was practiced. The twenty eight studies in this volume explore this shift using evidence ranging from Latin poetic texts, to Syriac letter collections, to the iconography of Roman churches and Merowingian mortuary goods. They range in chronology from the late third through the early seventh centuries AD and apply varied theories and approaches. All converge around the notion that religion is fundamentally a discourse of power and that power in Late Antiquity was especially charged with the force of religion. The articles are divided into eight sections which examine the power of religion in literature, theurgical power over the divine, emperors and the deployment of religious power, limitations on the power of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, the use of the cross as a symbol of power, Rome and its transformation as a center of power, the power of religion in the barbarian west, and religious power in the communities of the east. This kaleidoscope of perspectives creates a richly illuminating volume that add a new social and political dimension to current debates about religion in Late Antiquity.

The Power of Place

Urban Landscapes as Public History

Author: Dolores Hayden

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262581523

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

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As a historian and architect, Dolores Hayden proposes new perspectives on gender and race to broaden the practice of public art, enlarge urban preservation initiatives and redirect the writing of urban history.

The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus

Author: Paul Zanker

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472081240

Category: Art

Page: 385

View: 3070


Examines the imperial mythology that was reflected by Roman art and architecture during the rule of Augustus Caesar
Posted in: Art

The Power of Failure

27 Ways to Turn Life's Setbacks Into Success

Author: Charles C. Manz

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605093895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 4029


Thinking of oneself as self-employed - and the boss of one's life and work - is the key to personal and professional development, says Cliff Hakim. He shows how to use his pioneering Worklife Creed as a basis for a new, satisfying philosophy of work and life. Providing a clear roadmap for finding purpose and passion in work, this revised edition includes a refined Worklife Creed, greater emphasis on taking full responsibility for one's worklife and understanding and expressing one's own uniqueness, and a Who's the Boss? section that acts as a practical and potent take-anywhere toolbox.

The Power of Art

Author: Richard L. Lewis,Susan Ingalls Lewis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133589715

Category: Art

Page: 544

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Compelling, comprehensive, and accessible, Lewis and Lewis's THE POWER OF ART, 3e features an exciting new layout and gorgeous images. Students continue to praise the engaging, conversational writing style that will make it easy for you to both understand and enjoy reading the material. THE POWER OF ART delivers a brief, yet comprehensive survey, demonstrating that art is all around you and relevant to you - no matter what your major happen to be. The text incorporates global material throughout to demonstrate cultural intersections and mutual influences. Art News boxes present real events that connect art to your life. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights the latest technologies used to create art. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment

Critical Essays

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742514195

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

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Includes twelve of the most important modern critical discussions of the Critique of the Power of Judgment, written by the leading Kant scholars and aestheticians of the twentieth century. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The Power of Darkness

Tales of Terror

Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840225310

Category: Ghost stories

Page: 255

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Edith Nesbit, best known as the author of The Railway Children and other children's classics, was also the mistress of the ghost story and tales of terror. In this collection, we encounter love that transcends the grave, reanimated corpses, vampiric vines, vengeful ghosts and other dark stories to make you feel fearful.

The Power of Thetis

Allusion and Interpretation in the Iliad

Author: Laura M. Slatkin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520203556

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 137

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In The Power of Thetis, Laura M. Slatkin reveals the full importance of mythic allusion in Homeric composition and in the experience of Homer's audience. In The Power of Thetis, Laura M. Slatkin reveals the full importance of mythic allusion in Homeric composition and in the experience of Homer's audience.

Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

Author: J. B. Campbell

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807834807

Category: History

Page: 585

View: 8165


Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome, Brian Campbell explores