Healing Magic and Evil Demons: Canonical Udug-hul - download pdf or read online

By Markham J. Geller,Ludek Vacin

ISBN-10: 1614515328

ISBN-13: 9781614515326

This booklet brings jointly old manuscripts of the big compendium of Mesopotamian exorcistic incantations referred to as Udug.hul (Utukku Lemnutu), directed opposed to evil demons, ghosts, gods, and different demonic malefactors in the Mesopotamian view of the world. It permits a extra actual appraisal of versions coming up from a textual content culture unfold over greater than millennia and from many historic libraries.



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Read e-book online Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament PDF

By Nathan MacDonald

ISBN-10: 0199546525

ISBN-13: 9780199546527

In historical Israel the construction of foodstuff used to be a uncomplicated predicament of just about each Israelite. for that reason, there are few pages within the outdated testomony that don't point out nutrition, and nutrients offers probably the most very important social, political and spiritual symbols within the biblical textual content. no longer Bread on my own is the 1st certain and wide-ranging exam of nutrients and its symbolism within the outdated testomony and the realm of historic Israel. a lot of those symbols are very
well-known, corresponding to the forbidden fruit within the backyard of Eden, the abominable pig and the land flowing with milk and honey. Nathan MacDonald demonstrates that the breadth biblical symbolism linked to nutrients reaches past those celebrated examples, offering a suite of interrelated experiences that draw on work
on meals in anthropology or different historic disciplines. The stories continue sensitivity to the literary nature of the textual content in addition to the numerous historical-critical questions that come up while learning it.
Topics tested comprise: the character and future health of the traditional Israelite vitamin; the connection among nutrition and reminiscence in Deuteronomy; the confusion of nutrients, intercourse and battle in Judges; where of feasting within the Israelite monarchy; the literary motif of divine judgement on the desk; using foodstuff in articulating Israelite id within the post-exilic interval. The concluding bankruptcy indicates how a few of these previous testomony issues locate resonance within the New Testament.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Last Pharaohs: Egypt Under the Ptolemies, 305-30 BC by J. G. Manning

By J. G. Manning

ISBN-10: 0691156387

ISBN-13: 9780691156385

The historical past of Ptolemaic Egypt has frequently been doubly isolated--separated either from the heritage of different Hellenistic states and from the historical past of old Egypt. The final Pharaohs, the 1st targeted background of Ptolemaic Egypt as a kingdom, departs extensively from prior reviews via placing the Ptolemaic nation firmly within the context of either Hellenistic and Egyptian historical past. extra commonly nonetheless, J. G. Manning examines the Ptolemaic dynasty within the context of the examine of authoritarian and premodern states, moving the focal point of analysis clear of smooth eu realms and towards historical Asian ones. by means of examining Ptolemaic reforms of Egyptian financial and felony constructions, The final Pharaohs gauges the impression of Ptolemaic rule on Egypt and the relationships that the Ptolemaic kings shaped with Egyptian society. Manning argues that the Ptolemies sought to rule through--rather than over--Egyptian society. He tells how the Ptolemies, adopting a pharaonic version of governance, formed Egyptian society and in flip have been formed by means of it. Neither totally Greek nor absolutely Egyptian, the Ptolemaic nation inside of its middle Egyptian territory was once a hybrid that departed from yet didn't holiday with Egyptian heritage. Integrating the most recent learn on archaeology, papyrology, theories of the nation, and felony background, in addition to Hellenistic and Egyptian background, The final Pharaohs attracts a dramatically new photo of Egypt's final old state.

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Women in Early Imperial China (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives) - download pdf or read online

By Bret Hinsch

ISBN-10: 0742568229

ISBN-13: 9780742568228

ISBN-10: 0742568237

ISBN-13: 9780742568235

After an extended spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE–220 CE) observed the unification of the chinese language Empire below a unmarried ruler, govt, and code of legislations. in this period, altering social and political associations affected the methods humans conceived of womanhood. New beliefs have been promulgated, and women's lives progressively altered to comply to them. And less than the recent political approach, the rulers' consorts and their households acquired robust roles that allowed girls remarkable effect within the optimum point of government.

Recognized because the top paintings within the box, this introductory survey bargains the 1st sustained historical past of ladies within the early imperial period. Now in a revised version that comes with the newest scholarship and theoretical ways, the ebook attracts on broad fundamental and secondary resources in chinese language and eastern to color a remarkably exact photo of the far-off prior. Bret Hinsch's introductory chapters orient the nonspecialist to early imperial chinese language society; next chapters talk about women's roles from the a number of views of kinship, wealth and paintings, legislations, govt, studying, ritual, and cosmology. An more advantageous array of line drawings, a Chinese-character thesaurus, and vast notes and bibliography improve the author's dialogue. Historians and scholars of gender and early China alike will locate this publication a useful overview.

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Download PDF by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian: Numa Pompilius (French Edition)

By Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian

ISBN-10: 1276587201

ISBN-13: 9781276587204

Numa Pompilius
Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, auteur dramatique, romancier, poète et fabuliste français (1755-1794)

Ce livre numérique présente «Numa Pompilius», de Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, édité en texte intégral. Une desk des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différentes sections.

Table des matières
- Présentation
- Livre Premier
- Livre Deuxième
- Livre Troisième
- Livre Quatrième
- Livre Cinquième
- Livre Sixième
- Livre Septième
- Livre Huitième
- Livre Neuvième
- Livre Dixième
- Livre Onzième
- Livre Douzième

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New PDF release: Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society

By Kelly Olson

ISBN-10: 041541475X

ISBN-13: 9780415414753

ISBN-10: 0415414768

ISBN-13: 9780415414760

In historic Rome, the subtlest information in gown helped to differentiate among degrees of social and ethical hierarchy. outfits have been a key a part of the signal structures of Roman civilization – a crucial point of its visible language, for ladies in addition to men.


This enticing booklet collects and examines inventive proof and literary references to woman garments, cosmetics and decoration in Roman antiquity, interpreting their that means and revealing what it intended to be an decorated lady in Roman society.


Cosmetics, embellishes and style have been usually thought of frivolous, wasteful or misleading, which displays historic perspectives concerning the nature of girls. although, Kelly Olson makes use of literary proof to argue that girls usually took excitement in fashioning themselves, and lots of handled adornment as an important task, having fun with the social prestige, impression and tool that it signified.


This examine makes a tremendous contribution to our wisdom of Roman ladies and is key examining for a person attracted to historic Roman life.

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Get Ten Speeches (Hackett Classics) PDF

By Cicero,James E. G. Zetzel

ISBN-10: 087220989X

ISBN-13: 9780872209893

ISBN-10: 0872209903

ISBN-13: 9780872209909

The ten speeches during this quantity illustrate Cicero's complete profession and exemplify the entire significant contexts for his oratory: ahead of the senate, the folks, and the courts. They light up the foremost political crises of Cicero's time and provide images of a number of the significant political figures. numerous of those speeches additionally make clear crucial cultural and literary debates of the past due Republic. James Zetzel's normal creation discusses Cicero's public lifestyles; the social, political, and cultural contexts of his speeches; and the demanding situations of translating them into smooth English. This variation additionally contains an creation to every speech, a piece on Roman associations and places of work, a chronological desk, maps, a bibliography, and a biographical index.

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Augustus: Herrscher an der Zeitenwende (German Edition) by Marietta Horster,Florian Schuller PDF

By Marietta Horster,Florian Schuller

ISBN-10: 3791726579

ISBN-13: 9783791726571

Er fasziniert bis heute: Augustus! Kriegsherr - Imperator - Friedensbringer. Er gestaltete Staat und Gesellschaft neu, brachte das Römische Reich zu kultureller und wirtschaftlicher Blüte und weitete den römischen Machtbereich aus wie kein anderer. Seine 41-jährige Alleinregierung, nach außen durch zahlreiche Kriege, im Inneren durch eine lang anhaltende Friedensphase geprägt, gilt als Roms Goldenes Zeitalter und sicherte ihm die Weltherrschaft.

Die vorliegende facettenreiche Darstellung einer Epoche von weltgeschichtlicher Bedeutung ist spannend und fundiert verfasst von namhaften Spezialisten für Römische Geschichte: Klaus Bringmann, Frankfurt am major - Werner Dahlheim, Berlin - Werner Eck, Köln - Dorothee Gall, Bonn - Klaus Martin Girardet, Saarbrücken - Helmut Halfmann, Hamburg - Marietta Horster, Mainz - Martin Jehne, Dresden - Christiane Kunst, Osnabrück - Günther Moosbauer, Straubing - Achim Rost, Osnabrück - Michael Sommer, Oldenburg - Holger Sonnabend, Stuttgart - Susanne Wilbers-Rost, Osnabrück.

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„Eine Diktatur zur Rettung der Republik“ - Die Diktatur by Karsten Mertens PDF

By Karsten Mertens

ISBN-10: 3640213920

ISBN-13: 9783640213924

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Weltgeschichte - Frühgeschichte, Antike, notice: 1,7, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Veranstaltung: Das Zeitalter der Bürgerkriege, 21 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: In der Arbeit mit dem Thema „Eine Diktatur zur Rettung der Republik“ soll die
Erlangung der Diktatur Sullas und seine Neuordnung des Römischen Staates
dargestellt werden. Dabei wird vor allem die Besonderheit der Ernennung Sullas zum
Diktator zu untersuchen sein. Hätte eigentlich der Senat den Notstand feststellen
müssen, um die Veranlassung zur Wahl eines Diktators zu geben, nutzte Sulla die
Wirren des Bürgerkrieges und den Umstand, dass die beiden Konsuln für das Jahr
82. v. Chr. tot waren, um sich durch einen von ihm vorgeschlagenen Interrex zum
Diktator ernennen zu lassen. Diese Tatsache und die Machtfülle die diese Diktatur
beinhaltete, machten Sullas Herschafft außergewöhnlich. Zudem wurde seine
Amtszeit nur durch Sulla selbst begrenzt. Seine Macht sollte er dazu nutzen, den
Staat nach seinen Vorstellungen neu zu ordnen, eine Verfassungsreform
durchzuführen und eine funktionsfähige Senatsherrschaft wiederherzustellen. Um
dieses sicherzustellen musste Sulla erst einmal seine politischen Gegner beseitigen.
Im Zuge der von ihm befohlenen Proskription fanden viele Gegner den Tod, wurden
enteignet und entrechtet. Seinen Getreuen ließ er die beschlagnahmten Ländereien
und Besitzungen zu kommen und sicherte sich so ein Klientel, vor allem die
Cornelier, die seine Herschafft zu seinen Lebzeiten und, so wünschte er es sich,
über seinen Tod hinaus sichern sollten. Die Neuordnung des Staates beinhaltete die
Entmachtung des Volkstribunats, eine Ämteraufstockung und strickte Reihenfolge
der Besetzung der Ämter sowie die Verdopplung der Senatsmitglieder. Obwohl er
Diktator struggle, warfare es Sulla wichtig seine Gesetze durch das Volk bestätigen zu lassen
und sie nicht einfach durchzusetzen. Dieses und das Abhalten von Konsulatswahlen
zeigen den Willen Sullas den res publica zu erhalten. Mit diesen Maßnahmen und
der Reform der Priesterkollegien wollte Sulla sicherstellen, dass in Zukunft nur
Bürger in wichtige Ämter gelangten, die seinen Verfassungsreformkurs unterstützten.
Zur Neuordnung des Staates gehörte für Sulla genauso die Erweiterung des
Strafrechts. Die Notwendigkeit der Schaffung von neuen ständigen Gerichten zeigt
den Verfall der Sitten und des Rechtes im römischen Staat. Diese Problematik betraf
den politischen Verfall genauso wie den Zivilrechtlichen.

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