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Works: 117 works in 224 publications in 1 language and 42,755 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Open Book Publishers
From dust to digital ten years of the Endangered Archives Programme by Maja Kominko( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of world's documentary heritage rests in vulnerable, little-known and often inaccessible archives. Many of these archives preserve information that may cast new light on historical phenomena and lead to their reinterpretation. But such rich collections are often at risk of being lost before the history they capture is recorded. This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. From Dust to Digital showcases the historical significance of the collections identified, catalogued and digitised through the Programme, bringing together articles on 19 of the 244 projects supported since its inception. These contributions demonstrate the range of materials documented -- including rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives -- and the wide geographical scope of the Programme. Many of the documents are published here for the first time, illustrating the potential these collections have to further our understanding of history."--Publisher's website
Knowledge and the norm of assertion : an essay in philosophical science by John Turri( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Language is a human universal reflecting our deeply social nature. Among its essential functions, language enables us to quickly and efficiently share information. We tell each other that many things are true--that is, we routinely make assertions. Information shared this way plays a critical role in the decisions and plans we make. In Knowledge and the Norm of Assertion, a distinguished philosopher and cognitive scientist investigates the rules or norms that structure our social practice of assertion. Combining evidence from philosophy, psychology, and biology, John Turri shows that knowledge is the central norm of assertion and explains why knowledge plays this role. Concise, comprehensive, non-technical, and thoroughly accessible, this volume quickly brings readers to the cutting edge of a major research program at the intersection of philosophy and science. It presupposes no philosophical or scientific training. It will be of interest to philosophers and scientists, is suitable for use in graduate and undergraduate courses, and will appeal to general readers interested in human nature, social cognition,and communication."--Publisher's website
Vertical readings in Dante's Comedy by George Corbett( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection - to be issued in three volumes - offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante. The volume has its origin in a series of thirty-three public lectures held in Trinity College, the University of Cambridge (2012-2016) which can be accessed at the "Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy" website."--Publisher's website
The scientific revolution revisited by Mikulás Teich( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting their progress towards science as we now know it and insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment. The Scientific Revolution was marked by the global expansion of trade by European powers and by interstate rivalries for a stake in the developing world market, in which advanced medieval China, remarkably, did not participate. It is in the wake of these happenings, in Teich's original retelling, that the Thirty Years War and the Scientific Revolution emerge as products of and factors in an uneven transition in European and world history: from natural philosophy to modern science, feudalism to capitalism, the late medieval to the early modern period. With a narrative that moves from pre-classical thought to the European institutionalisation of science - and a scope that embraces figures both lionised and neglected, such as Nicole Oresme, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Thaddeus Hagecius, Johann Joachim Becher - The Scientific Revolution Revisited illuminates the social and intellectual sea changes that shaped the modern world."--Publisher's website
Wellbeing, freedom and social justice : the capability approach re-examined by Ingrid Robeyns( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues. Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined is both an introduction to the capability approach and a thorough evaluation of the challenges and disputes that have engrossed the scholars who have developed it. Ingrid Robeyns offers her own illuminating and rigorously interdisciplinary interpretation, arguing that by appreciating the distinction between the general capability approach and more specific capability theories or applications we can create a powerful and flexible tool for use in a variety of academic disciplines and fields of policymaking. This book provides an original and comprehensive account that will appeal to scholars of the capability approach, new readers looking for an interdisciplinary introduction, and those interested in theories of justice, human rights, basic needs, and the human development approach."--Publisher's website
The idea of Europe : Enlightenment perspectives by Catriona Seth( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In view of the challenges--many of which are political--that different European countries are currently facing, scholars who work on the eighteenth century have compiled this anthology which includes earlier recognitions of common values and past considerations of questions which often remain pertinent nowadays. During the Enlightenment, many men and women of letters envisaged the continent's future in particular when stressing their hope that peace could be secured in Europe. The texts gathered here, and signed by major thinkers of the time (Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, Hume or Staël for instance), as well as by writers history has forgotten, present the reflections, with a couple of chronological extensions (from Sully to Victor Hugo) of authors from the long eighteenth century--the French Empire and the fall of Napoleon generated numerous upheavals--on Europe, its history, its diversity, but also on what the nations, which, in all their diversity, make up a geographical unit, have in common. They show the historical origins of the project of a European union, the desire to consolidate the continent's ties to the Maghreb or to Turkey, the importance granted to commerce and the worries engendered by history's convulsions, but also the hope vested in futuregenerations."--Publisher's website
Woodstock scholarship : an interdisciplinary annotated bibliography by Jeffrey N Gatten( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since August 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair looms large when recounting the history and impact of the baby boom generation and the societal upheavals of the Sixties. Scholars study the sociological, political, musical, and artistic impact of the event and use it as a cultural touchstone when exploring alternative perspectives or seeking clarity. This interdisciplinary annotated bibliography records the details of over 400 English-language resources on the Festival, including books, chapters, articles, websites, transcriptions and videos. Divided into six main subsections--Culture & Society, History, Biography, Music, Film, Arts & Literature--for ease of consultation Woodstock Scholarship sheds light on all facets of a key happening in our collective history. Throughout the 1960s, popular music became increasingly reflective and suggestive of the rising political and social consciousness of the youth culture. Examples can be seen in the development of the protest song genre within the folk music boom of the early Sixties and the marriage of lifestyle to music first reflected by The Beatles with fashion, followed by psychedelic music with the emerging drug culture. Woodstock was where these themes coalesced, thus becoming the defining and last great moment of the 1960s. However, Woodstock also represented an abundant amount of experiences and ideas and moments. Thus, when exploring the complicated accounts and numerous facets of America during the turbulent Sixties one discovers scholarship on the key subjects, such as the Vietnam War or the Civil Rights Movement, often considering and debating the importance, relevance, and epic nature of Woodstock. Multiple narratives emerge: a radical engagement of the hippie movement, an overt commercial exploitation of youth culture, a political statement. Woodstock scholarship does not stand alone as field of study, but it is at the cross-road of a number of disciplines--music history, cultural studies, sociology, arts and literature, media studies, politics and economics. Providing full bibliographical details and concise, informative annotation for each entry, Woodstock Scholarship is an essential tool for students, scholars, teachers, and librarians in all these areas, as well as for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of both the Woodstock Music and Art Fair phenomenon and of the confluence of music, commerce and politics."--Publisher's website
Twentieth-century Russian poetry : reinventing the canon by Joanne Shelton, Alexandra Smith (dir.) Katharine Hodgson( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The canon of Russian poetry has been reshaped since the fall of the Soviet Union. A multi-authored study of changing cultural memory and identity, this revisionary work charts Russia's shifting relationship to its own literature in the face of social upheaval. Literary canon and national identity are inextricably tied together, the composition of a canon being the attempt to single out those literary works that best express a nation's culture. This process is, of course, fluid and subject to significant shifts, particularly at times of epochal change. This volume explores changes in the canon of twentieth-century Russian poetry from the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union to the end of Putin's second term as Russian President in 2008. In the wake of major institutional changes, such as the abolition of state censorship and the introduction of a market economy, the way was open for wholesale reinterpretation of twentieth-century poets such as Iosif Brodskii, Anna Akhmatova and Osip Mandel′shtam, their works and their lives. In the last twenty years many critics have discussed the possibility of various coexisting canons rooted in official and non-official literature and suggested replacing the term "Soviet literature" with a new definition - "Russian literature of the Soviet period". Contributions to this volume explore the multiple factors involved in reshaping the canon, understood as a body of literary texts given exemplary or representative status as "classics". Among factors which may influence the composition of the canon are educational institutions, competing views of scholars and critics, including figures outside Russia, and the self-canonising activity of poets themselves. Canon revision further reflects contemporary concerns with the destabilising effects of emigration and the internet, and the desire to reconnect with pre-revolutionary cultural traditions through a narrative of the past which foregrounds continuity. Despite persistent nostalgic yearnings in some quarters for a single canon, the current situation is defiantly diverse, balancing both the Soviet literary tradition and the parallel contemporaneous literary worlds of the emigrationand the underground."--Publisher's website
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st century, a living document in a changing world by Global Citizenship Commission( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU's Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result - this volume - offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community? Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens. Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of politics, ethics, and philosophy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship - one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation. Members of the Global Citizenship Commission include: K. Anthony Appiah, Laurel Bellows, Nicolas Berggruen, Paul Boghossian, Gordon Brown (Chair), Craig Calhoun, Wang Chenguang, Mohamed ElBaradei, Fonna Forman, Andrew Forrest, Ronald M. George, Asma Jahangir, John Kufuor, Graça Machel, Catherine O'Regan, Ricken Patel, Emma Rothschild, Robert Rubin, Jonathan Sacks, Kailash Satyarthi, Klaus Schwab, Amartya Sen, John Sexton, Robert Shrum, Jeremy Waldron, Joseph Weiler, Rowan Williams, Diane C. Yu (Executive Director)."--Publisher's website
Behaviour, development and evolution by P. P. G Bateson( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of parents in shaping the characters of their children, the causes of violence and crime, and the roots of personal unhappiness are central to humanity. Like so many fundamental questions about human existence, these issues all relate to behavioural development. In this lucid and accessible book, eminent biologist Professor Sir Patrick Bateson suggests that the nature/nurture dichotomy we often use to think about questions of development in both humans and animals is misleading. Instead, he argues that we should pay attention to whole systems, rather than to simple causes, when trying to understand the complexity of development. In his wide-ranging approach Bateson discusses why so much behaviour appears to be well-designed. He explores issues such as 'imprinting' and its importance to the attachment of offspring to their parents; the mutual benefits that characterise communication between parent and offspring; the importance of play in learning how to choose and control the optimal conditions in which to thrive; and the vital function of adaptability in the interplay between development and evolution. Bateson disputes the idea that a simple link can be found between genetics and behaviour. What an individual human or animal does in its life depends on the reciprocal nature of its relationships with the world about it. This knowledge also points to ways in which an animal's own behaviour can provide the variation that influences the subsequent course of evolution. This has relevance not only for our scientific approaches to the systems of development and evolution, but also on how humans change institutional rules that have become dysfunctional, or design public health measures when mismatches occur between themselves and their environments. It affects how we think about ourselves and our own capacity for change."--Publisher's website
The life of August Wilhelm Schlegel : cosmopolitan of art and poetry by Roger Paulin( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Family, Childhood and Youth (1767-1794). Antecedents ; 'From One House Four Such Marvellous Minds' ; Johann Adolf Schlegel ; Growing Up in Hanover ; Siblings ; Childhood and Schooling ; Göttingen ; Gottfried August Bürger: 'Young Eagle' ; The First Translations ; Johann Dominik Fiorillo ; Caroline Michaelis-Böhmer ; Summer 1791-Summer 1795: Amsterdam, Mainz, Leipzig ; Caroline's Tribulations ; Schlegel in Amsterdam ; 'Du, Caroline und ich': Friedrich Schlegel -- 2. Jena and Berlin (1795-1804). 2.1. Jena. Die Horen ; Goethe and Schiller on the Attack: The Xenien ; Schlegel's Reviews: Language, Metrics ; Dante ; The Shakespeare Translation ; The Wilhelm Meister Essay ; The Jena Group ; The Genesis of the Athenaeum ; The Group Meets in Dresden ; Professor in Jena ; The Fichte Affair ; The Scandal of Lucinde ; Foregathering in Jena ; The First Strains ; The Death of Auguste Böhmer ; Elegies for the Dead and the Living ; Schlegel's Contributions to the Athenaeum ; The Essays on Art ; Schlegel's Lectures in Jena -- 2.2. Berlin (1801-1804). The End of Jena: Controversies and Polemics ; The Essay on Bürger ; Sophie Tieck-Bernhardi ; The Ion Fiasco ; Polemics, Caricatures and Lampoons ; Friedrich Schlegel's Europa ; Calderón -- 2.3. The Berlin Lectures -- 3. The Years with Madame de Staël (1804-1817). Holding Things Together ; Germaine de Staël-Holstein ; Madame de Staël and Germany -- The Meeting of Staël and Schlegel ; Schlegel in Coppet ; In Italy with Madame de Staël 1804-1805 -- 3.1. With Madame de Staël in Coppet and Acosta 1805-1807. The Writer in Diaspora ; Considérations sur la civilisation en général ; On some Tragic Roles of Madame de Staël ; Corinne, ou l'Italie ; Swiss Journeyings with Albert de Staël ; Comparaison entre la Phèdre de Racine et celle d'Euripide (1807) -- 3.2. Vienna -- Travelling to Vienna with Madame de Staël ; Friedrich Schlegel: Rome and India ; The Vienna Lectures ; Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature ; Further Travels ; Back to Coppet ; De l'Allemagne ; Holed up in Berne ; The Dash to Vienna ; De l'Allemagne: The Book Itself ; The Last Days in Coppet -- 3.3. The Flight: Caught Up in History ;Through Germany, Austria and Russia, to Sweden ; In the Service of Bernadotte: The Political Pamphleteer Political and Military Developments 1813-1814. England and France. The Return to Scholarship ; Italy, Coppet, Paris: The Death of Madame de Staël -- 3.4. Scholarly Matters ; Learned Reviews ; Medieval Studies ; The Nibelungenlied -- 4. Bonn and India (1818-1845). 4.1. Bonn. 'Chevalier de plusieurs ordres' ; Auguste and Albertine ; The European Celebrity ; Friedrich Schlegel in Frankfurt ; Marriage ; The University of Bonn ; The Bonn Professor ; The Carlsbad Decrees ; The Professor's Day ; Teacher and Taught ; The Content of the Lectures -- 4.2. India. The Indische Bibliothek -- Paris and London 1820-1823. Educating the Young ; Paris and London Again ; The Sanskrit Editions -- 5. The Past Returns ; Friedrich Schlegel ; Ludwig Tieck ; Goethe ; The 1827 Art Lectures in Berlin ; Heinrich Heine -- 5.1. The Last Years 1834-1845 -- The Works of Frederick the Great -- Illness and Death -- Epilogue -- Short Biographies -- Select Bibliography -- List of Illustrations -- Index
Vertical readings in Dante's Comedy( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection in three volumes offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante. The volume has its origin in a series of thirty-three public lectures held in Trinity College, the University of Cambridge (2012-2016) which can be accessed at the Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy website."--Publisher's website
Digital scholarly editing : theories and practices( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents the state of the art in digital scholarly editing. Drawing together the work of established and emerging researchers, it gives pause at a crucial moment in the history of technology in order to offer a sustained reflection on the practices involved in producing, editing and reading digital scholarly editions--and the theories that underpin them. The unrelenting progress of computer technology has changed the nature of textual scholarship at the most fundamental level: the way editors and scholars work, the tools they use to do such work and the research questions they attempt to answer have all been affected. Each of the essays in Digital Scholarly Editing approaches these changes with a different methodological consideration in mind. Together, they make a compelling case for re-evaluating the foundation of the discipline--one that tests its assertions against manuscripts and printed works from across literary history, and the globe. The sheer breadth of Digital Scholarly Editing, along with its successful integration of theory and practice, help redefine a rapidly-changing field, as its firm grounding and future-looking ambit ensure the work will be an indispensable starting point for further scholarship. This collection is essential reading for editors, scholars, students and readers who are invested in the future of textual scholarship and the digital humanities."--Publisher's website
Just managing? : what it means for the families of austerity Britain by Mark O'Brien( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 'just about managing'. 'Hardworking families'. 'Alarm-clock Britain'. In recent years British political discourse has been filled with these slogans, as politicians claim to speak on behalf of families who are in work, but struggling to get by. This book allows us to hear from some of these families directly. At a time when the impact of austerity is more relevant than ever, Just Managing? cuts through the debates and sloganeering to give some of the real people behind the headlines and statistics a chance to tell their stories. It tracks the lives of thirty working families in Liverpool over one year, as they struggle to manage on incomes at or around the National Minimum Wage. Their accounts are placed within the economic and political context that has shaped their experiences and that of millions of other working families across the country. This book is required reading for anyone seeking to understand what life is like at the sharp end of 'austerity Britain'."--Publisher's website
The infrastructure finance challenge : a report by the Working Group on Infrastructure Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University by Leonard N. Stern School of Business( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Infrastructure and its effects on economic growth, social welfare, and sustainability receive a great deal of attention today. There is widespread agreement that infrastructure is a key dimension of global development and that its impact reaches deep into the broader economy with important and multifaceted implications for social progress. At the same time, infrastructure finance is among the most complex and challenging areas in the global financial architecture. Ingo Walter, Professor Emeritus of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at the Stern School of Business, New York University, and his team of experts tackle the issue by focussing on key findings backed by serious theoretical and empirical research. The result is a set of viable guideposts for researchers, policy-makers, students and anybody interested in the varied challenges of the contemporary economy."--Publisher's website
Searching for sharing : heritage and multimedia in Africa( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world where new technologies are being developed at a dizzying pace, how can we best approach oral genres that represent heritage? Taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores the idea of sharing as a model to construct and disseminate the knowledge of literary heritage with the people who are represented by and in it. Expert contributors interweave sociological analysis with an appraisal of the transformative impact of technology on literary and cultural production. Does technology restrict, constraining the experience of an oral performance, or does it afford new openings for different aesthetic experiences? Topics explored include the Mara Cultural Heritage Digital Library, the preservation of Ewe heritage material, new eresources for texts in Manding languages, and the possibilities of technauriture. This timely and necessary collection also examines to what extent digital documents can be and have been institutionalised in archives and museums, how digital heritage can remain free from co-option by hegemonic groups, and the roles that exist for community voices. A valuable contribution to a fast-developing field, this book is required reading for scholars and students in the fields of heritage, anthropology, linguistics, history and the emerging disciplines of multi-media documentation and analysis, as well as those working in the field of literature, folklore, and African studies. It is also important reading for museum and archive curators."--Publisher's website
Basic knowledge and conditions on knowledge by Mark McBride( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we know what we know? In this stimulating and rigorous book, Mark McBride explores two sets of issues in contemporary epistemology: the problems that warrant transmission poses for the category of basic knowledge; and the status of conclusive reasons, sensitivity, and safety as conditions that are necessary for knowledge. To have basic knowledge is to know (have justification for) some proposition immediately, i.e., knowledge (justification) that doesn't depend on justification for any other proposition. This book considers several puzzles that arise when you take seriously the possibility that we can have basic knowledge. McBride's analysis draws together two vital strands in contemporary epistemology that are usually treated in isolation from each other. Additionally, its innovative arguments include a newapplication of the safety condition to the law."--Publisher's website
Vertical readings in Dante's Comedy by Simon A. Gilson( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy is a reappraisal of the poem by an international team of thirty-four scholars. Each vertical reading analyses three same-numbered cantos from the three canticles: Inferno i, Purgatorio i and Paradiso i; Inferno ii, Purgatorio ii and Paradiso ii; etc. Although scholars have suggested before that there are correspondences between same-numbered cantos that beg to be explored, this is the first time that the approach has been pursued in a systematic fashion across the poem. This collection - to be issued in three volumes - offers an unprecedented repertoire of vertical readings for the whole poem. As the first volume exemplifies, vertical reading not only articulates unexamined connections between the three canticles but also unlocks engaging new ways to enter into core concerns of the poem. The three volumes thereby provide an indispensable resource for scholars, students and enthusiasts of Dante. The volume has its origin in a series of thirty-three public lectures held in Trinity College, the University of Cambridge (2012-2016) which can be accessed at the "Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy" website."--Publisher's website
Information and empire : mechanisms of communication in Russia, 1600-1850 by Simon Franklin( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the mid-sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century Russia was transformed from a moderate-sized, land-locked principality into the largest empire on earth. How did systems of information and communication shape and reflect this extraordinary change? Information and Empire brings together a range of contributions to shed some light on this complex question. Communication networks such as the postal service and the gathering and circulation of news are examined alongside the growth of a bureaucratic apparatus that informed the government about its country and its people. The inscription of space is considered from the point of view of mapping and the changing public 'graphosphere' of signs and monuments. More than a series of institutional histories, this book is concerned with the way Russia discovered itself, envisioned itself and represented itself to its people. Innovative and scholarly, this collection breaks new ground in its approach to communication and information as a field of study in Russia. More broadly, it is an accessible contribution to pre-modern information studies, taking as its basis a country whose history often serves to challenge habitual Western models of development. It is important reading not only for specialists in Russian Studies, but also for students and non-Russianists who are interested in the history of information and communications."--Publisher's website
Long narrative songs from the Mongghul of northeast Tibet : texts in Mongghul, Chinese, and English by Gerald Roche( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing ballads from the Mongghul of Northeast Tibet, these songs represent the apogee of Mongghul oral literature, and they provide valuable insights into the lives of Mongghul people--their hopes, dreams, and worries. The original texts are presented in Mongghul, Chinese, and English
 
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