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9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)

9. Babylonia in later ages: (6th century bc to 2nd century ad)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0010
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9780198726470
‘Babylon in later ages’ begins with Babylonia under Persian rule when Cyrus invaded in 539. He honoured, preserved, and maintained Babylon’s and Babylonia’s time-honoured traditions, cults, ... More
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction  

Trevor Bryce

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.001.0001
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book
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9780198726470
Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief ... More
4. Enter the Druids: the first contacts

4. Enter the Druids: the first contacts  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0004
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9780199539406
‘Enter the Druids: the first contacts’ observes that information about the Druids in the surviving Greek and Roman sources is tantalizing and fragmentary. The material is biased, ... More
5. Altars steeped in human blood

5. Altars steeped in human blood  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0005
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9780199539406
According to ‘Altars steeped in human blood’, the Posidonian tradition presents a coherent picture of the ritual and religious world of the Celts, where the Druids were wise philosophers, ... More
1. Invention in antiquity

1. Invention in antiquity  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0002
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9780199684120
Of the four main schools of ancient philosophy, Aristotle paid greatest attention to physica. Because of his emphasis on physica and because his philosophy dominated during the Middle Ages ... More
Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

Superstition: A Very Short Introduction  

Stuart Vyse

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859854
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10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.001.0001
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9780198819257
Do you touch wood for luck, or avoid hotel rooms on floor thirteen? Would you cross the path of a black cat, or step under a ladder? Despite the dominance of science in today’s world, ... More
1. The origins of superstition

1. The origins of superstition  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
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9780191859854
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10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0001
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‘The origins of superstition’ describes practices of magic, prophecy, and divination in the ancient world, and the changing meaning of superstition through time. Throughout its long ... More
1. The Druids in time and space

1. The Druids in time and space  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0001
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9780199539406
According to ‘The Druids in time and space’, the texts mentioning Druids are drawn from wide tracts of territory over long spans of time. Classical texts describe them as philosophers, ... More
Who owned the scrolls?

Who owned the scrolls?  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0006
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‘Who owned the scrolls?’ attempts to determine the ancient ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The prevailing theory, with some modifications, is the Qumran–Essene theory, which posits that ... More
2. Writing art history

2. Writing art history  

Dana Arnold

in Art History: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191869631
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831808.003.0002
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9780198831808
‘Writing art history’ looks at how histories of art have been written in Europe and North America and the effect that this has had on the object itself and on the subjects of art history. ... More
Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Druids: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Cunliffe

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.001.0001
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9780199539406
The Druids: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer the questions: Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into ... More
4. Superstition in the modern world

4. Superstition in the modern world  

Stuart Vyse

in Superstition: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2020
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Jan 2020
eISBN: 
9780191859854
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198819257.003.0004
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9780198819257
After the years of rapid scientific progress that followed the Enlightenment, the label ‘superstitious’, with rare exceptions, was now applied to unscientific beliefs that defied reason. ... More
Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction  

Geraldine A Johnson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.001.0001
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9780192803542
Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction provides a broad cultural-historical context for some of the Renaissance's most famous artists and works of art, introducing both ... More
4. The challenge of nature and the antique

4. The challenge of nature and the antique  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0004
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9780192803542
Much has been written on the meanings that can be inferred from the subject matter of Renaissance art. In general, Renaissance artists aimed to do more than just imitate nature and evoke ... More
9. Michelangelo: the birth of the artist and of art history

9. Michelangelo: the birth of the artist and of art history  

Geraldine A. Johnson

in Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775833
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803542.003.0009
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9780192803542
The notion of the artist as a creative genius and personality is a modern one. Until the Renaissance, many of the objects and images produced would have been viewed first in terms of their ... More
3. Men, women, and the gods

3. Men, women, and the gods  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778070
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10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0004
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9780199595112
‘Men, women, and the gods’ examines how the Romans saw their ancestors and themselves by looking at stories of their heroic forebears. What effect did the demands of dignitas and gloria ... More
7. Renaissance and rediscovery

7. Renaissance and rediscovery  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0007
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9780199539406
‘Renaissance and rediscovery’ reveals that in the 16th century, Classical texts were rediscovered and, with them, the Celts and the Druids. The French and British embraced the warrior ... More

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