By Robert Rollinger, Christoph Ulf (editors)
Der Band versammelt 29 Beitrage, die anlasslich des five. internationalen aMelammu-Meetingso 2002 in Innsbruck prasentiert wurden. Sie setzen sich in ihrer Mehrzahl mit Fragen des Handels als Medium interkultureller Aktion auseinander. Um Austauschphanomene dieser artwork zu erfassen, wird der Blick auch auf die Wirtschaftssysteme insgesamt gelenkt, deren Gesetzmassigkeiten und Rahmenbedingungen beschrieben und definiert werden. Dabei werden Impulse von aussen, Transformationen und kulturelle Wechselwirkungen sowie die generelle Bedeutung des interkulturellen Kontakts naher beleuchtet. In diesem Zusammenhang wird sowohl die geographische measurement, d. h. der Einfluss auf ,Nachbarkulturenae, thematisiert, als auch die chronologische size, d. h. Voraussetzungen und Weiterentwicklungen innerhalb eines spezifischen kulturellen Milieus, behandelt, ebenso auch allgemein Themenbereiche, die mit Fragen des Kulturtransfers und Kulturaustauschs sowie des von Babylonien und Assyrien ausgehenden kulturellen und zivilisatorischen Erbes verbunden sind. aAlle Beitrage a erbringen eine Fulle neuer wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse ao Museum Helveticum
By W. V. Harris
During this number of essays, a global staff of well known students try to determine the theoretical foundation for learning the traditional and medieval historical past of the Mediterranean Sea and the lands round it. In so doing they vary a ways afield to different Mediterraneans, actual and imaginary, as far-off as Brazil and Japan. Their paintings is an important software for knowing the Mediterranean, pre-modern and sleek alike. It speaks to historic and medieval historians, to archaeologists, anthropologists and all historians with environmental pursuits, and never least to classicists.
By Debra Skelton
From the age of 20 till his dying at 32, Alexander the good and his armies from Greece swept throughout an unlimited quarter that incorporated Persia, Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt. This name seems to be at what made Alexander an excellent army tactician and a charismatic chief. It additionally explores what the jap global discovered via touch with Alexander.
By Ragnar Kinzelbach
The Artemidorus papyrus, originating from Alexandria before everything of the first century A. D., includes on its verso forty-one drawings by way of one hand, thereof 38 sketches of animals (some comprising species each one, therefore leading to forty four species), so much of them labelled withtheir Greek names. As obvious from the ‛title' at the papyrus itself, it offers terrestrial tetrapods besides asbirds, fish, and whales. No orderingprinciple could be pointed out, other than the choice ofespecially infrequent and impressivecreatures. Theybelong to assorted animal taxa, i.e. crustaceans (1), fish (5), reptiles (6), birds (11), and mammals (17). The paintings as a wholestands inthe culture of Hellenistic animal images, starting with Aristotle, built furtherby the forerunners of the Nile Mosaic of Praeneste (Palestrina), and endured in Hellenistic and Roman paintings (wall work, mosaics) to boot asin ‛scientific' Byzantine codices. most likely, this a part of the papyrus was once used as a set of specimen.
By Carmella Van Vleet
From the Olympics and Sparta to the computer virus and the delivery of democracy, this interactive reference delves into one of many world’s such a lot interesting civilizations—ancient Greece—and illustrates how deeply it keeps to persuade smooth lifestyles. using simply available fabrics and requiring scant grownup supervision, 25 hands-on initiatives immediately immerse young ones in old Greek tradition whereas diagrams, proof, jokes, and actions teach younger readers on subject matters similar to housing, nutrition, garments, toys, and technology during this golden Mediterranean society. step by step directions are supplied for every undertaking, which come with making a Greek vase, an Olympic wreath, and a malicious program, in addition to engaging in a Greek trial.
By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Erudite, wide-ranging, a piece of extraordinary scholarship written with impressive aptitude, Civilizations redefines the topic that has involved historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the character of civilization.To the writer, Oxford historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto, a society's dating to weather, geography, and ecology are paramount in identifying its measure of good fortune. "Unlike earlier makes an attempt to put in writing the comparative historical past of civilizations," he writes, "it is prepared setting via setting, instead of interval through interval or society via society. therefore, for instance, tundra civilizations of Ice Age Europe are associated with these of the Inuit of the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi Mound developers with the deforesters of eleventh-century Europe.Civilizations brilliantly connects the area of ecologist, geologist, and geographer with the landscape of cultural historical past.
By Lisa Zamosky
Siddhartha Gautama was once born to an Indian king and later replaced Indian tradition via his ideals. This inspiring biography permits readers to discover the wonderful lifetime of Siddartha Gautama and learn the way he later turned often called "The Buddha". Buddhism, the 4 Noble Truths, and the Eightfold direction are mentioned via eye-catching proof and sidebars, fascinating photos and photographs, and supportive textual content. An accommodating index and thesaurus reduction within the higher realizing of the content material and vocabulary. throughout the effortless to learn textual content, readers also will find out about the Indian caste process, Buddhist priests, and the way humans think the kingdom of nirvana will be reached.
By Johannes Hoops, Heinrich Beck, Dieter Geuenich, Heiko Steuer, Rosemarie Muller
The Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde bears the identify of its founder, the English pupil and usual scientist Johannes Hoops. A moment, thoroughly revised version of the Reallexikon has been showing when you consider that 1972. it's designed as a instruction manual, and follows the culture of complete encyclopedias. Its goal is to offer an all-encompassing and demanding account of the state-of-the-art in previous Germanic historical past. Its interdisciplinary technique contains findings from artwork heritage, criminal historical past, ethnology and non secular studies.