The Conquest of Assyria

Excavations in an Antique Land

Author: Mogens Trolle Larsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317949951

Category: HISTORY

Page: 416

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The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the cuneiform system of writing and the rediscovery of a lost civilisation.

Wissenschaftliche Forschung in Österreich 1800-1900

Spezialisierung, Organisation, Praxis

Author: Gerhard Holzer,Christine Ottner-Diesenberger,Petra Svatek

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847103261

Category: History

Page: 277

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English summary: This volume endeavours to describe and comparatively discuss the formation of academic disciplines in Austria through their concrete research practice, focussing on the examples of music research, art history, geography, geology, ancient history and archaeology, oriental studies and historical research. Some of these disciplines deal with (historical) processes, some lie on the boundary between humanities and the natural sciences. This interdisciplinary approach seeks to make a contribution to research on 19th-century Austrian scientific practice that has also significantly shaped today's research landscape. German description: Der Band unternimmt den Versuch, die Ausformung wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen in Osterreich uber ihre konkrete Forschungspraxis zu beschreiben und damit vergleichend zur Diskussion zu stellen. Hierfur wurden exemplarisch die Musikforschung, Kunstgeschichte, Geographie, Geologie, Alte Geschichte und Archaologie, Orientalistik und die Geschichtsforschung in den Blick genommen: Einige der hier anvisierten Disziplinen nehmen (historische) Prozesse in den Blick, einige bewegen sich an der Grenze zwischen Geistes- und Naturwissenschaften. Im Rahmen einer interdisziplinaren Annaherung soll somit ein Beitrag zur Erforschung der osterreichischen Wissenschaftspraxis des 19. Jahrhunderts geleistet werden, die auch die aktuelle Forschungslandschaft deutlich gepragt hat.

Wissenschaft und Religion

Studien zur Geschichte der Religionsforschung in Deutschland 1871 bis 1933

Author: Volkhard Krech

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161477553

Category: Religion

Page: 377

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English summary: The 19th century was not only the century of historical research, it was also the century of religious research. What was it that made it so interesting for scholars to deal with religion, what were their central viewpoints, and what was the social and cultural relevance of their research? The studies in this volume provide an answer to these questions. The author succeeds in demonstrating to what extent the subjects, paradigms and methods of older religious research were dependent upon the social and cultural environment. However, he also refers to the relevance of many challenges posed by older religious research. German description: Das 19. Jahrhundert ist nicht nur das Jahrhundert der Geschichts-, sondern auch das der Religionsforschung. Was weckte das Interesse an der wissenschaftlichen Behandlung von Religion, was waren ihre leitenden Gesichtspunkte, und worin bestand ihre gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Relevanz? Diesen Fragen widmen sich die vorliegenden Studien. Der erste Teil beschaftigt sich mit der Gegenstandsbestimmung der Religionsforschung, ihren leitenden Paradigmen und Methoden sowie mit einzelnen Disziplinen, die mit religiosen Phanomenen befasst waren: Philosophie und Theologie, klassische Philologie, Indologie, Orientalistik, Judaistik, Ethnologie, Psychologie und Soziologie. Im zweiten Teil untersucht Volkhard Krech die Religionsforschung aus wissenssoziologischer Perspektive, indem er ihre Reaktionen auf gesellschaftliche Wandlungsprozesse in den Blick nimmt. Im dritten Teil der Untersuchungen widmet sich der Autor der Religionsforschung unter der Fragestellung, wie sie auf den Modernisierungsprozess reagierte und damit mittelbar die Moderne reflektierte. Am Beispiel religionsgeschichtlicher Themen wie Gesetz und Erlosung, Messianismus, Mystik, Gnosis sowie am 'Nietzsche-Syndrom' wird deutlich, dass die Religionsforschung zwischen historisch-genealogischen, kulturdiagnostischen und modernitatskritischen Perspektiven changiert. Es gelingt dem Autor einerseits zu zeigen, in welcher Abhangigkeit von der gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Umwelt die Themen, Gegenstande, Paradigmen und Methoden der alteren Religionsforschung stehen. Zugleich verweist er aber auch auf die Aktualitat vieler Herausforderungen an die altere Religionsforschung.

Kunst und Religion

Studien zur Kultursoziologie und Kulturgeschichte

Author: Richard Faber,Volkhard Krech

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826015533

Category: Art and religion

Page: 306

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Zeitschrift für Orient-Archäologie

Author: N.A

Publisher: De Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197044

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 478

View: 6285

The Journal of Oriental Archaeology is a new publication from the Oriental Section of the German Archaeological Institute. It combines the Section's two previously separate regional journals Baghdader Mitteilungen (Baghdad Transactions) and Damaszener Mitteilungen (Damascus Transactions) and extends them to present the Oriental Section as an interregional and interdisciplinary research unit. The journal appears annually and deals with the most recent international research on the Levant, Mesopotamia and the Arabian Peninsula. Languages of publications are German, English, and French.

Archiv für Orientforschung

internationale Zeitschrift für die Wissenschaft vom Vorderen Orient

Author: Ernst Friedrich Weidner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle East

Page: N.A

View: 2014

Torah, Nomos, Ius

Author: Gesine Palmer

Publisher: Vorwerk 8 Germanhy

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antineomianism

Page: 339

View: 9689

Comparativ

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historiography

Page: N.A

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Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem

Story, History and Historiography

Author: Isaac Kalimi,Seth Richardson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004265627

Category: History

Page: 560

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In Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem, twelve scholars of the ancient world examine the histories, myths, and tales that formed around the Assyrian campaign of 701 B.C.E. over the course of more than a millennium of re-tellings.

Der neue Pauly

Enzyklopädie der Antike : Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte. La-Ot. Bd. 15/1

Author: Manfred Landfester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783476014702

Category:

Page: N.A

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Ancient Kanesh

A Merchant Colony in Bronze Age Anatolia

Author: Mogens Trolle Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107119561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

View: 2466

This book presents a detailed description of the political, cultural, and economic world of ancient Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey), a vibrant Bronze Age Anatolian trade outpost and the earliest attested commercial society in world history.

New Light on Nimrud

Proceedings of the Nimrud Conference 11th-13th March 2002

Author: J. E. Curtis

Publisher: British School of Archaeology in

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 297

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This book publishes 34 papers by international and Iraqi experts given at a conference on Nimrud at The British Museum in 2002. Excavations at the important Assyrian capital city of Nimrud have continued intermittently since 1845, culminating with the discovery in 1989-90 of the tombs of the Assyrian queens with astonishing quantities of gold jewellery. All aspects of the excavations and the various finds and inscribed material from Nimrud are considered in this volume, with particular attention being paid to the tombs of the queens and their contents. The evidence of inscriptions and the results of paleopathological investigation are brought together to identify the bodies in the tombs. There is much previously unpublished information about the tombs, and the jewellery is fully illustrated in eight colour plates. Finally, the significance of Nimrud as one of the greatest sites in the Ancient Near East is fully assessed.

Complexity and diversity in the late Iron Age Southern Levant

the investigations of 'Edomite' archaeology and scholarly discourse

Author: Charlotte M. Whiting

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 161

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This study highlights a range of theoretical problems concerning Levantine Iron Age archaeology. Following the introduction, Chapter 2 provides the background for the study as a whole, tracing the archaeological study of the Iron Age southern Levant from the early nineteenth century to the present day. This highlights how and why archaeologists have changed their ideas about the narrative in question through time whilst also retaining a number of key ideas. Chapter 3 traces the archaeological study of 'Edomite' archaeology in the southern Levant in particular. Chapter 4 begins the critique of the key ideas and assumptions that underpin 'Edomite' archaeology by demonstrating that the individual historical sources used as evidence when discussing the 'Edomites' are not simply sources of factual information about the Iron Age. Chapter 5 takes a similarly critical approach to the methods of archaeological excavation, interpretation, and analysis used in south Levantine Iron Age archaeology. Chapter 6 completes the critique of the central ideas that form the basis of 'Edomite' archaeology by discussing the central tenets of archaeological theory concerning the relationship between material culture and identity that are required to support this idea. Chapter 7 outlines the methodology used in this study, which was designed to test whether specific ceramic types do in fact support the present interpretation of the late Iron Age southern Levant. The results of the analysis using this methodology are presented in Chapter 8. In Chapter 9 the implications of the preceding chapters are discussed and an interpretation of the evidence which does not rely on traditional problematic assumptions will be presented. Final conclusions are drawn in Chapter 10.

Current Contents

Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Reinventing the Discourse

How Digital Tools Help Bridge and Transform Research, Education and Practice in Architecture : Proceedings of the Twenty First Annual Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture, October 11-14, 2001, Buffalo, New York

Author: Wassim Jabi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781880250105

Category: Architectural design

Page: 415

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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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The British Museum

A History

Author: David Mackenzie Wilson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 416

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`This is the story of the British Museum, the oldest and greatest publicly funded museum in the world'. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the museum in 2003, this book documents the enormous changes that have taken place to the building, its collection, its staff, and its role in society. Essentially a chronological history from the founding of the first collection upon the death of Sir Hans Sloane in 1753, through to the present day, David Wilson presents a detailed discussion of the setting up of the museum, its opening to the public, its educational and research functions and the collections that it houses from around the world. Discussing the benefactors, collectors, excavators, curators, the museum staff and administration, the public who visit the museum and the relationship between the museum and the government and other financial institutions, he shows how the British Museum remains the most respected and internationally recognised museum of its kind.