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Open Access Journal: Bio Bank Update: The Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank, University of Manchester

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Bio Bank Update: The Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank, University of Manchester
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The study of mummified animals from ancient Egypt has often been perceived as being of lesser importance than the study of the human dead; however, this project aims to promote the study of faunal material of this kind by uncovering information relating to these creatures and the ancient culture that preserved them. 

Established in June 2010, the Ancient Egyptian Animal Bio Bank Project is a centralised database and image bank for mummified animal material from museums in the UK and overseas. The concept, developed to contribute to the existing International Ancient Egyptian Mummy Tissue Bank, will combine known records with new research to broaden current knowledge and increase understanding.

Research carried out at the KNH Centre has focused on the application of non-invasive techniques to obtain the maximum amount of information without compromising the integrity of the mummies. However, in some cases we have been able to obtain small samples from damaged areas, which have been subjected to preliminary non-invasive microscopic imaging. These samples are stored in the Tissue Bank facility under environmentally controlled conditions.

Bio Bank Newsletter - issue 2

Bio Bank Newsletter - issue 1

UC Press E-Books Collection

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[Firsts posted in AWOL 3 December 2010. Updated 12 August 2013]

UC Press E-Books Collection
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.
Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 700 of the titles are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers.
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 There is a great deal of interest in this large collection.  Open access books in the category Classics, for instance, include the following 42 titles:
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Title: An archaeology of Greece: the present state and future scope of a discipline online access is available to everyone
Author: Snodgrass, Anthony M
Published: University of California Press,  1987
Subjects: Classics | Archaeology | European History
Publisher's Description: Classical archaeology probably enjoys a wider appeal than any other branch of classical or archaeological studies. As an intellectual and academic discipline, however, its esteem has not matched its popularity. Here, Anthony Snodgrass argues that classical archaeology has a rare potential in the who . . . [more]
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Title: Asceticism and society in crisis: John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern saints online access is available to everyone
Author: Harvey, Susan Ashbrook
Published: University of California Press,  1990
Subjects: Classics | Classical Religions | Classical History
Publisher's Description: John of Ephesus traveled throughout the sixth-century Byzantine world in his role as monk, missionary, writer and church leader. In his major work, The Lives of the Eastern Saints , he recorded 58 portraits of monks and nuns he had known, using the literary conventions of hagiography in a strikingly . . . [more]
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Title: Athenian democracy in transition: Attic letter-cutters of 340 to 290 B.C online access is available to everyone
Author: Tracy, Stephen V 1941-
Published: University of California Press,  1995
Subjects: Classics | Ancient History | Archaeology
Publisher's Description: Furthering his masterful new approach to classifying and interpreting epigraphical data presented in Attic Letter-Cutters of 229 to 86 B.C. , Stephen V. Tracy has produced a masterful study of the inscriptions from the time of King Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great, Demosthenes, and Demetrios. . . . [more]
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Title: Athens from Cleisthenes to Pericles online access is available to everyone
Author: Fornara, Charles W
Published: University of California Press,  1991
Subjects: Classics | Classical History | Classical Politics
Publisher's Description: By the mid fifth century B.C., Athens had become the most powerful city-state in Greece: a rich democracy led by Pericles that boldly gained control of an empire. Athens's strength under Pericles was the result of a complex interaction of events from the time of Cleisthenes. Fornara and Samons unrav . . . [more]
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Title: Barbarians and politics at the Court of Arcadius online access is available to everyone
Author: Cameron, Alan
Published: University of California Press,  1993
Subjects: Classics | Religion | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: The chaotic events of A.D. 395-400 marked a momentous turning point for the Roman Empire and its relationship to the barbarian peoples under and beyond its command. In this masterly study, Alan Cameron proposes a complete rewriting of received wisdom concerning the social and political history of th . . . [more]
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Title: The best of the Argonauts: the redefinition of the epic hero in book one of Apollonius's Argonautica online access is available to everyone
Author: Clauss, James Joseph
Published: University of California Press,  1993
Subjects: Classics | Literature | Classical Literature and Language | Literary Theory and Criticism
Publisher's Description: This revelatory exploration of Book One of the Argonautica rescues Jason from his status as the ineffectual hero of Apollonius' epic poem. James J. Clauss argues that by posing the question, "Who is the best of the Argonauts?" Apollonius redefines the epic hero and creates, in Jason, a man more real . . . [more]
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Title: Catullan provocations: lyric poetry and the drama of position online access is available to everyone
Author: Fitzgerald, William 1952-
Published: University of California Press,  1996
Subjects: Classics | Comparative Literature | Classical Literature and Language | Poetry
Publisher's Description: Restoring to Catullus a provocative power that familiarity has tended to dim, this book argues that Catullus challenges us to think about the nature of lyric in new ways. Fitzgerald shows how Catullus's poetry reflects the conditions of its own consumption as it explores the terms and possibilities . . . [more]
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Title: The defense of Attica: the Dema wall and the Boiotian War of 378-375 B.C online access is available to everyone
Author: Munn, Mark Henderson
Published: University of California Press,  1993
Subjects: Classics | Art and Architecture | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: The enigmatic three-mile-long Dema wall in the countryside outside ancient Athens has perplexed archaeologists and historians for decades. When was it built and what role did it play in Greek military history? In a tour de force of archaeological and historical argument, Mark H. Munn establishes the . . . [more]
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Title: The development of Attic black-figure online access is available to everyone
Author: Beazley, J. D. (John Davidson) 1885-1970
Published: University of California Press,  1986
Subjects: Classics | Art and Architecture
Publisher's Description: The eight lectures that comprise this edition were first delivered by John Davidson Beazley in 1949. They were published in 1951 and soon became a of classical study of ancient Greek vases. This revised edition includes many additional illustrations.
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Title: Dioscorus of Aphrodito: his work and his world online access is available to everyone
Author: MacCoull, Leslie B
Published: University of California Press,  1989
Subjects: Classics
Publisher's Description: From the hand of Dioscorus of Aphrodito, sixth-century Coptic lawyer and poet, we have the only autograph poems to come down to us on papyrus from the late ancient world. Both the poetry he wrote for special occasions and the documents he produced in his legal career, in Greek and Coptic, reflect th . . . [more]
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Title: Epic traditions in the contemporary world: the poetics of community online access is available to everyone
Author: Beissinger, Margaret H
Published: University of California Press,  1999
Subjects: Literature | Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Comparative Literature
Publisher's Description: The epic tradition has been part of many different cultures throughout human history. This noteworthy collection of essays provides a comparative reassessment of epic and its role in the ancient, medieval, and modern worlds, as it explores the variety of contemporary approaches to the epic genre. Em . . . [more]
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Title: Fiction as history: Nero to Julian online access is available to everyone
Author: Bowersock, G. W. (Glen Warren) 1936-
Published: University of California Press,  1997
Subjects: Classics | Literature | European History | Classical Religions | Christianity | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: Using pagan fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, G. W. Bowersock investigates the complex relationship between "historical" and "fictional" truths. This relationship preoccupied writers of the second century, a time when apparent fictions about both past and present we . . . [more]
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Title: Form and good in Plato's Eleatic dialogues: the Parmenides, Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman online access is available to everyone
Author: Dorter, Kenneth 1940-
Published: University of California Press,  1994
Subjects: Classics | Philosophy | Classical Literature and Language
Publisher's Description: In this innovative analysis, Plato's four eleatic dialogues are treated as a continuous argument. In Kenneth Dorter's view, Plato reconsiders the theory of forms propounded in his earlier dialogues and through an examination of the theory's limitations reaffirms and proves it essential. Contradicted . . . [more]
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Title: Guardians of language: the grammarian and society in late antiquity online access is available to everyone
Author: Kaster, Robert A
Published: University of California Press,  1997
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Language and Linguistics | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: What did it mean to be a professional teacher in the prestigious "liberal schools" - the schools of grammar and rhetoric - in late antiquity? How can we account for the abiding prestige of these schools, which remained substantially unchanged in their methods and standing despite the political and r . . . [more]
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Title: Hegemony to empire: the development of the Roman Imperium in the East from 148 to 62 B.C online access is available to everyone
Author: Kallet-Marx, Robert Morstein
Published: University of California Press,  1996
Subjects: Classics | History | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: In one of the most important contributions to the study of Roman imperialism to appear in recent years, Robert Kallet-Marx argues for a less simplistic, more fluid understanding of the evolution of Roman power in the Balkans, Greece, and Asia Minor. He distinguishes between hegemony - the ability of . . . [more]
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Title: Hellenistic history and culture online access is available to everyone
Author: Green, Peter 1924-
Published: University of California Press,  1993
Subjects: Classics | Classical Philosophy | Ancient History | History
Publisher's Description: In a 1988 conference, American and British scholars unexpectedly discovered that their ideas were converging in ways that formed a new picture of the variegated Hellenistic mosaic. That picture emerges in these essays and eloquently displays the breadth of modern interest in the Hellenistic Age.A di . . . [more]
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Title: Horace and the gift economy of patronage online access is available to everyone
Author: Bowditch, Phebe Lowell 1961-
Published: University of California Press,  2001
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Poetry | Cultural Anthropology
Publisher's Description: This innovative study explores selected odes and epistles by the late-first-century poet Horace in light of modern anthropological and literary theory. Phebe Lowell Bowditch looks in particular at how the relationship between Horace and his patron Maecenas is reflected in these poems' themes and rhe . . . [more]
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Title: Images and ideologies: self-definition in the Hellenistic world online access is available to everyone
Author: Bulloch, A. W
Published: University of California Press,  1994
Subjects: Classics | Philosophy | Classical Philosophy | Ancient HistoryArt History |
Publisher's Description: This volume captures the individuality, the national and personal identity, the cultural exchange, and the self-consciousness that have long been sensed as peculiarly potent in the Hellenistic world. The fields of history, literature, art, philosophy, and religion are each presented using the format . . . [more]
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Title: Imperatores victi: military defeat and aristocratic competition in the middle and late republic online access is available to everyone
Author: Rosenstein, Nathan Stewart
Published: University of California Press,  1990
Subjects: Classics | Classical History | Military History | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: Given the intense competition among aristocrats seeking public office in the middle and late Roman Republic, one would expect that their persistent struggles for honor, glory, and power could have seriously undermined the state or damaged the cohesiveness of the ruling class. Rome in fact depended o . . . [more]
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Title: The mask of Socrates: the image of the intellectual in antiquity online access is available to everyone
Author: Zanker, Paul
Published: University of California Press,  1996
Subjects: Classics | Art History | Art and Architecture | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: This richly illustrated work provides a new and deeper perspective on the interaction of visual representation and classical culture from the fifth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. Drawing on a variety of source materials such as Graeco-Roman literature, historiography, and philosophy, in add . . . [more]
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Title: Money, expense, and naval power in Thucydides' History 1-5.24 online access is available to everyone
Author: Kallet-Marx, Lisa
Published: University of California Press,  1993
Subjects: Classics | Economics and Business | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: Thucydides has been found guilty of indifference toward financial matters without a consideration of all the evidence. Now Lisa Kallet-Marx examines Thucydides' treatment of financial resources by studying his comments on finance in the context of the whole work and scrutinizes other, chiefly epigra . . . [more]
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Title: Myth, meaning, and memory on Roman sarcophagi online access is available to everyone
Author: Koortbojian, Michael
Published: University of California Press,  1995
Subjects: Classics | Art | Art History | Art and Architecture
Publisher's Description: Michael Koortbojian brings a novel approach to his study of the role of Greek mythology in Roman funerary art. He looks at two myths - Aphrodite and Adonis and Selene and Endymion - not only with respect to their appearance on Roman sarcophagi, but also with regard to the myths' significance in the . . . [more]
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Title: Nemea: a guide to the site and museum online access is available to everyone
Author: Miller, Stephen G. (Stephen Gaylord) 1942-
Published: University of California Press,  1989
Subjects: Classics | History | Archaeology | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: In classical antiquity, beginning in 573 B.C., Nemea hosted international athletic competitions like those at Olympia, Delphi, and Isthmia; the games at the four sites constituted the Panhellenic cycle, and the victors were the most famous athletes of antiquity. Nemea was never a city-state but serv . . . [more]
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Title: Nuptial arithmetic: Marsilio Ficino's commentary on the fatal number in Book VIII of Plato's Republic online access is available to everyone
Author: Allen, Michael J. B
Published: University of California Press,  1994
Subjects: Classics | Philosophy | Medieval Studies | Renaissance History
Publisher's Description: The latest of Michael Allen's distinguished studies of the Renaissance Neoplatonist, Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), presents a difficult, fascinating text. Late in his career, Ficino wrote a commentary on the intractable passage in Book VIII of Plato's Republic that concerns the mysterious geometric o . . . [more]
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Title: The poet's truth: a study of the poet in Virgil's Georgics online access is available to everyone
Author: Perkell, Christine
Published: University of California Press,  1989
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language
Publisher's Description: The controversy over Virgil's optimism or pessimism, which has long absorbed readers of his poetry, might fruitfully yield to a perspective which allows contradictions to stand unresolved, to constitute, in fact, the essence of his poems' meaning. So interpreted, the pervasive contradictions of the . . . [more]
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Title: The politics of desire: Propertius IV online access is available to everyone
Author: Janan, Micaela Wakil
Published: University of California Press,  2000
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Poetry
Publisher's Description: Propertius (ca. 54 b.c.--ca. 2 b.c.) was a Roman poet who composed four compelling books of elegies in the chaotic years surrounding Rome's transition from republic to empire. The first three of these books revolve mostly around a tormented love affair with a woman called Cynthia. The fourth book of . . . [more]
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Title: The power of Thetis: allusion and interpretation in the Iliad online access is available to everyone
Author: Slatkin, Laura M
Published: University of California Press,  1992
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Classics
Publisher's Description: 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.
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Title: Public disputation, power, and social order in late antiquity online access is available to everyone
Author: Lim, Richard 1963-
Published: University of California Press,  1995
Subjects: Classics | Classical Religions | Religion | Christianity
Publisher's Description: Richard Lim explores the importance of verbal disputation in Late Antiquity, offering a rich socio-historical and cultural examination of the philosophical and theological controversies. He shows how public disputation changed with the advent of Christianity from a means of discovering truth and sel . . . [more]
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Title: The Question of "eclecticism": studies in later Greek philosophy online access is available to everyone
Author: Dillon, John M
Published: University of California Press,  1988
Subjects: Classics | Classical Philosophy | Social and Political Thought
Publisher's Description: This collection of essays is addressed to the growing number of philosophers, classicists, and intellectual historians who are interested in the development of Greek thought after Aristotle. In nine original studies, the authors explore the meaning and history of "eclecticism" in the context of anci . . . [more]
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Title: Reading Sappho: contemporary approaches online access is available to everyone
Author: Greene, Ellen 1950-
Published: University of California Press,  1998
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Literary Theory and Criticism | Poetry
Publisher's Description: Reading Sappho considers Sappho's poetry as a powerful, influential voice in the Western cultural tradition. Essays are divided into four sections: "Language and Literary Context,""Homer and Oral Tradition", "Ritual and Social Context", and "Women's Erotics". Contributors focus on literary history, . . . [more]
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Title: Regionalism and change in the economy of independent Delos, 314-167 B.C online access is available to everyone
Author: Reger, Gary
Published: University of California Press,  1994
Subjects: Classics | History | Archaeology | Economics and Business | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: Gary Reger's highly original book applies modern statistical analysis to the detailed inscriptions at the Temple of Apollo on Delos. These inscriptions, discovered during excavations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, provide a wealth of information about the business and economic . . . [more]
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Title: Religion in Hellenistic Athens online access is available to everyone
Author: Mikalson, Jon D 1943-
Published: University of California Press,  1998
Subjects: Classics | Classical Religions | Religion | Ancient History
Publisher's Description: Until now, there has been no comprehensive study of religion in Athens from the end of the classical period to the time of Rome's domination of the city. Jon D. Mikalson provides a chronological approach to religion in Hellenistic Athens, disproving the widely held belief that Hellenistic religion d . . . [more]
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Title: Representations: images of the world in Ciceronian oratory online access is available to everyone
Author: Vasaly, Ann
Published: University of California Press,  1993
Subjects: Classics | Literature | Politics | History | Literary Theory and Criticism | Classical Literature and Language
Publisher's Description: Ann Vasaly introduces representation theory into the study of Ciceronian persuasion and contends that an understanding of milieu - social, political, topographical - is crucial to understanding Ciceronian oratory. As a genre uniquely dependent on an immediate interaction between author and audience, . . . [more]
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Title: The revolutions of wisdom: studies in the claims and practice of ancient Greek science online access is available to everyone
Author: Lloyd, G. E. R. (Geoffrey Ernest Richard) 1933-
Published: University of California Press,  1989
Subjects: Classics | Classical History
Publisher's Description: G.E.R. Lloyd's wide-ranging and historical study of the development of Greek science is a valuable contribution to current debates in the philosophy of language, on the analysis of scientific revolutions, and the rationality of science.
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Title: Senecan drama and stoic cosmology online access is available to everyone
Author: Rosenmeyer, Thomas G
Published: University of California Press,  1989
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Classical Philosophy | Theatre
Publisher's Description: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Nero's tutor and advisor, wrote philosophical essays, some of them in the form of letters, and dramas on Greek mythological topics, which since the early Renaissance have exercised a powerful influence on the European theater. Because in his essays Seneca, in his own eclectic . . . [more]
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Title: Spectacle and society in Livy's history online access is available to everyone
Author: Feldherr, Andrew 1963-
Published: University of California Press,  1998
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Classical History | Comparative Literature | Literature
Publisher's Description: Public spectacle - from the morning rituals of the Roman noble to triumphs and the shows of the Arena - formed a crucial component of the language of power in ancient Rome. The historian Livy (c. 60 B.C.E.-17 C.E.), who provides our fullest description of Rome's early history, presents his account o . . . [more]
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Title: Symeon the holy fool: Leontius's Life and the late antique city online access is available to everyone
Author: Krueger, Derek
Published: University of California Press,  1996
Subjects: Religion | Literature | Christianity | Classics | Classical Religions
Publisher's Description: This first English translation of Leontius of Neapolis's Life of Symeon the Fool brings to life one of the most colorful of early Christian saints. In this study of a major hagiographer at work, Krueger fleshes out a broad picture of the religious, intellectual, and social environment in which the L . . . [more]
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Title: Theocritus's urban mimes: mobility, gender, and patronage online access is available to everyone
Author: Burton, Joan B 1951-
Published: University of California Press,  1995
Subjects: Classics | Classical Literature and Language | Women's Studies
Publisher's Description: Drawing on current literary, cultural, and historical approaches, Joan Burton presents sophisticated new readings of Theocritus's urban mimes, which are among the most frequently cited evidence of Hellenistic cultural life, religion, magic, and aesthetics. Unlike Theocritus's bucolic poems, which fo . . . [more]
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Title: Thucydides and the ancient simplicity: the limits of political realism online access is available to everyone
Author: Crane, Gregory 1957-
Published: University of California Press,  1998
Subjects: Classics | Politics | Political Theory | History | Intellectual History
Publisher's Description: Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is the earliest surviving realist text in the European tradition. As an account of the Peloponnesian War, it is famous both as an analysis of power politics and as a classic of political realism. From the opening speeches, Thucydides' Athenians emerge as . . . [more]
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Title: Traditional oral epic: the Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian return song online access is available to everyone
Author: Foley, John Miles
Published: University of California Press,  1991
Subjects: Literature | Literary Theory and Criticism | European Literature | Folklore and Mythology | Religion | Language and Linguistics | Classics | Medieval Studies
Publisher's Description: John Miles Foley offers an innovative and straightforward approach to the structural analysis of oral and oral-derived traditional texts. Professor Foley argues that to give the vast and complex body of oral "literature" its due, we must first come to terms with the endemic heterogeneity of traditio . . . [more]
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Title: Tragedy and enlightenment: Athenian political thought, and the dilemmas of modernity online access is available to everyone
Author: Rocco, Christopher 1958-
Published: University of California Press,  1997
Subjects: Classics | Classical Philosophy | Classical History | Classical Literature and Language | Social and Political Thought | Social Theory
Publisher's Description: Weaving together ancient Greek texts and postmodernist theory, Christopher Rocco addresses the debate between modernity and postmodernity that dominates contemporary theory. Interpreting Greek drama within a critical framework informed by contemporary theorists Foucault, Habermas, Horkheimer and Ado . . . [more]
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Title: Virgil's epic technique online access is available to everyone
Author: Heinze, Richard 1867-1929
Published: University of California Press,  1994
Subjects: Classics | Literature in Translation
Publisher's Description: Heinze's study, originally published in German in 1903, remains a classic of Virgil scholarship. This translation makes the book available in English for the first time.
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Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names

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Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names
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More than 3,000 cuneiform clay tablets document the intellectual, religious, scientific, legal and economic activities in Hellenistic Mesopotamia. Originating primarily from Uruk and Babylon, these texts show that although Alexander the Great and his successors transformed much of the cultural landscape of western and central Asia, they left many native practices and institutions intact. Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names presents to Assyriologists, Classicists, ancient historians and others the evidence necessary for study of Mesopotamia at the time when traditional culture came under the powers of the Hellenistic world.

Three primary areas of this website include up-to-date and readable publication of the materials necessary for an integrated study of Hellenistic Mesopotamia:
  • Texts: transliterations and translations into English of texts from the major sites of Uruk and Babylon.
  • Images: drawings and photographs of seal impressions on Hellenistic cuneiform texts.
  • Names: prosopographical data and family trees of the great lineages of the major sites.

See all the projects associated with Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus

Ebla Digital Archives

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 [First posted in AWOL 28 February 2011. Updated 12 August 2013]

Ebla Digital ArchivesA Project of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Lucio Milano Editor in Chief
Massimo Maiocchi Associate Editor
Francesco Di Filippo Software Designer
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The aim of the Ebla Digital Archives [ EbDA ] database is to provide a digital edition of the entire corpus of cuneiform texts belonging to the Ebla Royal Archives. Texts are reproduced in the same sequence as in the individual volumes of the series Archivi Reali di Ebla – Testi published by the “Italian Archaeological Mission to Siria” of the Sapienza University of Rome. Compared with the hard copy publication, the digital edition provides harmonized transliterations, corrections and numerous collations made over the years by the team of epigraphers who cooperate with the Mission.
The project is presented as a work in progress. The ARET volumes currently included in the database will be gradually followed by other volumes published in the past years. Additional texts or portions of texts that have appeared in other series, in monographs or in journals will be also included in the database. Any suggestion by interested users will be highly appreciated.

Archivi Reali di Ebla – Testi

ARET

ARET 1
Testi amministrativi: assegnazioni di tessuti
ARET 2
Verwaltungstexte verschiedenen Inhalts
ARET 3
Testi amministrativi di vario contenuto

ARET 4
Testi amministrativi: assegnazioni di tessuti
ARET 5
Hymnen, Beschwörungen und Verwandtes
ARET 6
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ARET 7
Testi amministrativi: registrazioni di metalli e tessuti
ARET 8
Administrative Texts Chiefly Concerning Textiles
ARET 9
Testi amministrativi: assegnazioni di prodotti alimentari

ARET 10
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ARET 11
Testi rituali della regalità (Archivio L.2769)
ARET 12
Testi amministrativi di vario contenuto

ARET 13
Testi di cancelleria: i rapporti con le città
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ARET 15,1
Testi amministrativi: assegnazioni mensili di tessuti periodo di Arrugum (archivio L. 2769)

ARET 15,2
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ARET 16
Testi di Cancelleria: il re e i funzionari, I (Archivio L.2769)

ARES

ARES 4
The Early Dynastic Practical Vocabulary A (Archaic HAR-ra A)

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    Fezana
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    FEZANA is a non-profit religious group registered in the state of Illinois and formed to function as the coordinating organization for Zoroastrian Associations of North America. Please click on one of the links below to find out more about us:
    FEZANA serves as the coordinating body for
    27 Zoroastrian Associations in the United States and Canada.

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    FEZANA Journal Summer 2013 Issue: Cyrus Cylinder

    This special issue of the FEZANA JOURNAL is in recognition of the exhibition “The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning – The Legacy of Cyrus the Great: Iran and Beyond”.
    The FEZANA JOURNAL, the official publication of the Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America (FEZANA) has produced this visual delight of memorable images and scholarly articles of our Zoroastrian heritage which we are sharing with you. The 2600 year old Cyrus Cylinder is presently touring North America thanks to the combined efforts of the British Museum, the Iran Heritage Foundation, and Iran Heritage Foundation (America).
    This little known cylinder, which had resided since 1879 in the British Museum, was the proclamation of the Achaemenian King Cyrus the Great at the time of his conquest of Babylon. The Achaemenians were followers of the Zoroastrian religion and it is a matter of pride and joy to FEZANA that this cylinder has brought recognition to the small but vibrant Zoroastrian community of North America. During the sojourn of the cylinder at the various museums, Washington D.C, Houston, New York, to date, FEZANA organized special commemorative public events which were well attended. These will now be followed by the exhibits in San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
    Print copies of this special color edition will be mailed to all our subscribers and for the first time we are offering an electronic copy to reach a wider audience.
    We hope this will encourage you to subscribe at www.fezana.org
    Dolly Dastoor Ph.D.
    Editor-in-chief, FEZANA JOURNAL
    July 04, 2013

    DOWNLOAD The FEZANA Journal Summer 2013 Issue in PDF Format (8.2 MB)
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    Online Libanius Translation Project

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    [First posted in AWOL 18 March 2011.  Updated 14 August 2013 (The site had been taken offline in 2012 because of the activity of malicious spambots. It is back online on a secure server as of August 2013)]

    Libanius Translation Project
    You are invited to join this open, collaborative project to translate the writings of the the fourth-century CE orator Libanius of Antioch. The first phase is the translation of the fifty-one Declamations, short orations on historical and mythological subjects. Most of these have never been translated into English.

    To get started:

    1. e-mail the editors to create an account (libaniuseditor @ gmail . com)
    2. see the Quick Start Guide and download PDF's, scanned by Google, of the Foerster critical editions:

    * 1-12 at Google Books
    * 13-30 and at Google Books
    * Scanned edition of Libanii opera volume 7, containing Declamations 31-52, in process.

    3. For navigation, see the Index of Declamations, Summary of Declamations and Index of Commentaries to the Declamations.

    For previously translated declamations and editions of the text, see a short Bibliography.
    The Libanius Translation Project is one of the arms of [http://www.hephaistos-text.org/ Hephaistos Text], a springboard for free, open, and collaborative scholarship in the classics.





    Just Announced: The J. Paul Getty Trust Open Content Program

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    The J. Paul Getty Trust Open Content Program
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    The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.

    Please see the related press release and Getty president and CEO Jim Cuno's announcement on The Getty Iris for additional information.

    Why Open Content?

    The Getty adopted the Open Content Program because we recognized the need to share images of works of art in an unrestricted manner, freely, so that all those who create or appreciate art—scholars, artists, art lovers, and entrepreneurs—will have greater access to high-quality digital images for their studies and projects. Art inspires us, and imagination and creativity lead to artistic expressions that expand knowledge and understanding. The Getty sincerely hopes that people will use the open content images for a wide range of activities and that they will share the fruits of their labors with others.

    Access to Open Content Images

    Initially, the images available through the Open Content Program are of works in the J. Paul Getty Museum's collections. Over time, images from the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute will be added. Museum images can be found on the Museum's Collection webpages or on the Getty Search Gateway. Those available as open content images are identified with a "Download" link. Images provided are JPEG files at a minimum of 300 DPI. See the Guidelines for Successful Printing (PDF) for more information on file format.

    If you need new photography, resizing, or color correction, you can request those services by Contacting Museum Rights & Reproductions. A fee (PDF) will be charged for this service.

    Public Domain and Rights

    Open content images are digital surrogates of works of art that are in the Getty's collections and in the public domain, for which we hold all rights, or for which we are not aware of any rights restrictions. Rights restrictions are based on copyright, trademark, privacy and publicity laws, and contractual obligations. If an image you want is not designated as an open content image, it is because one or more of the above identified legal rights restricts our ability to make that content available under this program. While the Getty reviews the metadata about each picture before making it available as an open content image, there may be some underlying rights that were unknown to us. For that reason, we strongly recommend that users consider the possibility that rights of third parties may be involved, and permission for those rights may need to be obtained by the user for the proposed use.

    Fair Use

    Open content images can be used for any purpose without first seeking permission from the Getty. Images of many other works in the collections are also on our website in varying formats. The Getty supports fair use of images when the applicable legal criteria are met. For more information on use of digital images of works in the Getty's collections, please refer to the Getty's Terms of Use.

    Corpus Coranicum

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    [First posted in AWOL 28 March 2010. Updated 15 August 2013]

    Corpus Coranicum
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    „Corpus Coranicum – Textdokumentation und historisch-kritischer Kommentar zum Koran”

    Ziel des Vorhabens ist erstens eine Dokumentation des Korantextes in seiner handschriftlichen und mündlichen Überlieferungsgestalt, zweitens eine umfassende Datenbank von jüdischen, christlichen, altarabischen und anderen Intertexten zu einzelnen Koranstellen und drittens ein ausführlicher Kommentar.

    Die Überlieferung des Korantextes zeichnet sich durch ein Nebeneinander von schriftlicher und mündlicher Tradition aus. Besonderes Kennzeichen der handschriftlichen Tradition ist dabei, dass das Schriftsystem früher Koranmanuskripte durch fehlende Vokalzeichen und konsonantenunterscheidende Diakritika häufig mehrdeutig ist. Die Textdokumentation wird den handschriftlichen Befund und die mündliche Lesetradition in Form einer Doppelseite nebeneinander stellen.
    Die Datenbank „Texte aus der Umwelt des Korans“ soll anhand von spätantiken Überlieferungen, die sich mit koranischen Stoffen und Begrifflichkeiten berühren, den kulturellen und religiösen Horizont der unmittelbaren Adressaten des Textes zugänglich machen.

    Der Kommentar schließlich nimmt den Koran einerseits aus einer konsequent diachronen Perspektive in den Blick, d.h. als ein über zwei Jahrzehnte gewachsenes Korpus von Einzeltexten, und macht andererseits durch sorgfältige formkritische Analyse die literarische Logik der einzelnen Textstücke transparent.

    Das Akademienvorhaben, das 2007 eingerichtet worden ist, ist Teil des „Zentrums Grundlagenforschung Alte Welt" der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.


    Open Access Journals: Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité. 3e Série

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     [First posted in AWOL 15 September 2009. Updated 15 August 2013]

    Revue internationale des droits de l’antiquité. 3e Série
    faisant suite à Archives d'histoire du droit oriental et Revue internationale des droits de l'antiquité

    FONDÉES PAR J.PIRENNE et F.DE VISSCHER

    DIRECTEURS H. JONES, J-H. MICHEL et J.-Fr. GERKENS

    ADMINISTRATEUR G. HANARD

    SECRÉTAIRE A. RUELLE

    Transposition sur Internet avec le concours de La Fondation Universitaire de Belgique
    Tome XLIII, 1996 
    Tome XLIV, 1997 
    Tome XLV, 1998 
    Tome XLVI, 1999 
    Tome XLVII, 2000 
    Tome XLVIII, 2001 
    Tome XLIX, 2002 
    Tome L, 2003 
    Tome LI, 2004 
    Tome LII, 2005 
    Tome LIII, 2006 
    Tome LIV, 2007 
    Tome LV, 2008 
    Tome LVI, 2009 
    Tome LVII, 2010 
    Tome LVIII, 2011 
    Tome LIX, 2012

    Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum: CIL I² 2, 1–4 INDICES COMPLETED

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    CIL I² 2, 1–4 INDICES COMPLETED
    2013-08-15 17:44 by Manfred Schmidt (comments: 0) 
    CIL I² 2, 1–4 Indices: Hans Krummrey (Berlin) has now completed an index of the find spots of all Latin inscriptions from Republican times as well as a compilation of the original depositories and of the persons mentioned in this index: Inscriptiones Latinae antiquissimae ad C. Caesaris mortem – Quibus locis tituli reperti asservati sint testibus adiectis. 
    With detailed prefaces in Latin, German and English these indices will be of great value for all those who deal with inscriptions from the Republican period. 
    See http://cil.bbaw.de/dateien/indices.html

    Open Access Journal: Revista Mundo Antigo: História Antiga, Idade Média e Arqueologia

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    Revista Mundo Antigo: História Antiga, Idade Média e Arqueologia
    ISSN: 2238-8788 
    Revista Mundo Antigoé uma publicação científica semestral sem fins lucrativos de História Antiga, Medieval e Arqueologia do Núcleo de Estudos em História Medieval, Antiga e Arqueologia Transdisciplinar (NEHMAAT) do curso de História da Universidade Federal Fluminense – Pólo Universitário de Campos dos Goytacazes que por objetivo:
    • Promover o intercâmbio entre pesquisadores, professores e pós-graduandos do Brasil e do exterior.

    • Disseminar pesquisas de professores e pós-graduandos do Brasil e do exterior.

    • Permitir acesso mais ágil e fácil a produção acadêmica de modo a ser usada em pesquisas futuras por discentes e docentes.

    • Estimular a produção de conhecimento sobre a História Antiga, História Medieval e Arqueologia Antiga.

    • Divulgar publicações, eventos, cursos e sites, quando possível, de modo a contribuir com a pesquisa docente e discente.

    • Estabelecer uma relação entre mundo antigo e mundo contemporâneo, quando possível, para uma melhor compreensão dos processos históricos.


    Todos os direitos reservados aos autores.
    Os artigos são de responsabilidade de seus autores.

    revista

    ISSN 2238-8788
    Junho/2012
    Ano I - Volume I - Número 1
    revista
    ISSN 2238-8788
    Dezembro/2012
    Ano I - Volume I - Número 2 

    ASOR Launches YouTube Channel

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    ASORTV
    The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization that supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. 

    ASOR is apolitical and has no religious affiliation.
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    Early Warnings: AIA Archive to be Publicly Accessible for the First Time in 135 Years

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    Archaeological Archive to be Publicly Accessible for the First Time in 135 Years
    PRESS RELEASE      August 14, 2013

    Contact: Elizabeth Christian
    Archaeological Institute of America
    656 Beacon Street
    Boston, MA 02215
    Tel: 617.353.9361
    E-mail: echristian@aia.bu.edu

    RE:  Archaeological Archive to be Publicly Accessible for First Time in 135 Years
    The Archaeological Institute of America, North America’s largest and oldest non-profit organization devoted to archaeology, will make the extensive archival materials of its 135-year history available online, thanks to a grant from the Leon Levy Foundation.  The project will include the complete inventorying of the AIA Archive, digitization and translation of all documents, and deposition of the entire digital Archive at the AIA’s host institution Boston University, where it will be universally available via open access.
    AIA President Elizabeth Bartman applauded the grant: “The Leon Levy Foundation’s generous support will facilitate not only an understanding of our institutional past but also of what was, at the time of the AIA’s founding in 1879, a new discipline of study.  At its heart, a study of the AIA is an exploration of intellectual history.”

    The vast AIA Archive includes such materials as founding documents (including those related to the AIA’s Congressional charter); presidential correspondence; minutes of board meetings; formal and legal reports; AIA publications (the early Papers, the American Journal of Archaeology, and Art and Archaeology, later renamed Archaeology); as well as materials from annual meetings, lectures, and site preservation efforts. In addition, papers record the AIA’s early archaeological work in Assos (Turkey), Crete, Croton (Italy), Cyrene (Libya), and Tarsus (Turkey), and document the AIA’s role in the foundation of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the American School of Classical Studies in Rome (later the American Academy), and the School of American Archaeology.
    Systematizing and digitizing the AIA Archive fulfills a long-desired goal of making it broadly available to archaeologists, scholars, and the general public.  Susan Heuck Allen, AIA member and author of several books that are based on primary research in the Archive, notes that the Leon Levy Foundation gift will offer scholars the opportunity “to dig into the Institute’s own stratigraphy to understand the development of our discipline and the context of the United States and its excavations.”

    The Leon Levy Foundation is a leader in providing funding to catalogue and make accessible important cultural archives; it has long supported the excavation of the ancient seaport of Ashkelon and the publication of archaeological fieldwork. It recently granted lead support to a new collaboration between the British Museum and the Penn Museum that will produce a dynamic online resource to the archaeology of the ancient kingdom of Ur. Work on the Archive is expected to begin immediately and the entire collection will be available in the fall of 2016.

    About AIA
    The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity. The AIA supports archaeologists, their research and its dissemination, and the ethical practice of archaeology. The AIA educates people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and advocates the preservation of the world's archaeological heritage. Learn more by visiting www.archaeological.org.

    About the Leon Levy Foundation
    The Leon Levy Foundation, founded in 2004, is a private, not-for-profit foundation created from the estate of Leon Levy, an investor with a longstanding commitment to philanthropy. The Foundation's overarching goal is to support scholarship at the highest level, ultimately advancing knowledge and improving the lives of individuals and society at large. www.leonlevyfoundation.org.

    See more

    Open access Journal: Zeitschriften der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft

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    [First posted in AWOL 21 April 2009. Updated 16 August 2013]

    Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft
    Die älteste und weltweit bekannteste Veröffentlichung der DMG ist ihre international zitierte Zeitschrift (ZDMG). Der 1. Band erschien 1847 als ein den gesamten deutschen Sprachraum umfassendes Organ der Orientalistik. Unterbrochen wurde das regelmäßige Erscheinen der Zeitschrift nur durch zeitbedingte Wechselfälle der deutschen Geschichte. Von Anfang an nutzten deutsche und ausländische Gelehrte die Zeitschrift, um Ergebnisse ihrer Forschungen darzulegen.

        Open Access Journal: Ancient TL

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        [First posted 19 April 2010.  Updated (New URLs) 28 June 2011. Updated 16 August 2013]

        Ancient TL
        ISSN: 0735-1348
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         Ancient TL is a journal devoted to Luminescence Dating, Electron Spin Resonance Dating and related techniques. It aims to publish papers dealing with experimental and theoretical results in this field, with a minimum of delay between submission and publication. Ancient TL has a reviewing system in which direct dialogue is encouraged between reviewers and authors. Ancient TL also publishes a current bibliography, thesis abstracts, letters and miscellaneous information, e.g. announcements for meetings.
        The journal has been published since 1977. Since 2004 the journal has been available free online, as well as in hard copy for a small subscription. The journal is currently published by the Aberystwyth Luminescence Research Laboratory, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystywth University (UK).
        Latest Issue
        Past Issues

        Earlier issues of Ancient TL are available at the old website that can be reached by clicking here

        Open Access Journal: Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society Archaeology Special Interest Group Newsletter

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        Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society Archaeology Special Interest Group Newsletter
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        The Archaeology SIG aims to encourage the exchange of research and methodology between remote sensing scientists and archaeologists, especially those concerned with methods of site prospection and novel applications.

        Meetings concentrate on a mixture of case studies and developing methodology and include ground-based methods, photogrammetry, LIDAR, laser scanning, and geophysical prospection, as well as aerial photography and thermal imaging.

        SIG Activities

        The Archaeology Special Interest Group of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society aims to:
        • Promote the development & use of remote sensing in archaeological surveying
        • Encourage research in all aspects of remote site location and interpretation
        • Provide a forum for the exchange of information & ideas
        Current areas of interest include the following:
        • Satellite data interpretation
        • Aerial photographic analysis
        • Digital image processing
        • Ground-based applications
        • High-resolution photographic techniques
        • Radar
        • Thermal line scanning
        • GIS
        • UAVs

        Open Access Journal: Arabian Humanities. International Journal of Archaeology and Social Sciences in the Arabian Peninsula

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        Arabian Humanities. International Journal of Archaeology and Social Sciences in the Arabian Peninsula
        Arabian Humanities s’inscrit dans la continuité des Chroniques yéménites, revue de valorisation des travaux menés au Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences sociales de Sanaa (CEFAS) entre 1993 et 2013. Tout en garantissant l’accès aux numéros des Chroniques yéménites, elle en élargit le champ de compétence à l’ensemble de la péninsule Arabique, et se tourne résolument vers l’international.

        Arabian Humanities est une revue à comité de lecture, multilingue (articles édités et publiés en français, anglais et arabe), qui couvre, à un rythme biannuel, l’ensemble des domaines des sciences humaines allant de la préhistoire jusqu’aux sociétés actuelles.

        Construit autour d’un dossier thématique, chaque numéro comprend également des varia et des comptes rendus de lecture sur les publications les plus récentes portant sur la péninsule Arabique et paraissant en langues européennes et arabe.
        Arabian Humanities is the continuation of the earlier Chroniques yéménites journal, published by the French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences in Sanaa (CEFAS) from 1993. It broadens its scope to the entire Arabian Peninsula, and is now resolutely oriented towards international research networks.

        Arabian Humanities is a peer-reviewed journal. It is multilingual (articles published in French, English or Arabic, with abstracts in the two other languages), and freely available on internet.

        Arabian Humanities intends, through biennial issues, to cover all areas of the humanities from prehistory to contemporary societies in the Arabian Peninsula. Constructed around a specific theme, each issue will also include independent articles and book reviews on the latest publications on the Arabian Peninsula appearing in European languages and Arabic.

        Dernier numéro en ligne
        1 | 2013
        Transformations dans le genre en péninsule Arabique


        Gender Transformations in the Arabian Peninsula

        Chroniques yéménites

        Open Access Journal: Suhayl

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        [First posted in AWOL 23 Feburary 2011. Updated 18 August 2013]

        Suhayl. International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
        ISSN 1576-9372
        ISSN electrònic 2013-620X
        Suhayl. International Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
        Suhayl  (ISSN 1576-9372 / ISSN electrònic 2013-620X) és una revista anual  publicada pel Grup Millàs Vallicrosa d'Història de la Ciència Àrab de la  Universitat de Barcelona que s'edita en llengua anglesa i àrab. Des de  2009 es publica en col·laboració amb la Commision on History of Science  and Technology in Islamic Societies (IUPHS-DHS).

        "Suhayl" (Canop) és una estrella usada sovint per la tradició islàmica  com a indicador de la qibla, la direcció de La Meca, ja que l'axis  principal de la Ka'ba està orientat cap el punt de la seva sortida.




















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        Open Access Journal: Open Journal of Archaeometry

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        Open Journal of Archaeometry
        The Open Journal of Archaeometry is a new, peer-reviewed, Open Access, international scientific journal published by PAGEPress Publications. It is devoted to the publication of research articles, short communications and review papers on every aspect of archaeometry. Archaeometry – also known as archaeological science – applies scientific techniques to the analysis of archaeological materials. Research topics mainly comprise the following disciplines and analyzing techniques:
        • physical and chemical dating methods, e.g. 14C and luminescence dating, which provide archaeologists with numerical and relative chronologies;
        • analyses of artifacts, concerning provenance, technology and types of use;
        • environmental approaches, which provide information on past changes in landscape, climate, flora, and fauna;
        • anthropological studies dealing with diet, nutrition, health, and pathology of people
        • mathematical methods for data treatment including the role of computers in handling, analyzing, and modeling the vast sources of data;
        • remote-sensing and geophysical-survey applications, and conservation sciences involving the study of decay processes and the development of new methods of conservation.
        The Open Journal of Archaeometry may also host contextually relevant announcements, book reviews and abstracts from scientific meetings. Every article published in the Journal will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field and decided upon by members of the editorial board.

        Vol 1, No 1 (2013): 38th International Symposium on Archeometry - Tampa, Florida: Technology & Provenance