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De l'occupation postpalatiale à la cité-état grecque : le cas du Mirambello (Crète)
Gaignerot-Driessen, Florence, author
Leuven : Peeters, 2016
Entre 1350 et 1200, les palais mycéniens qui régissaient le monde égéen sont successivement détruits et la progressive dissolution de l'administration palatiale entraîne la disparition de ses principales manifestations (archives en linéaire B, architecture monumentale, arts mineurs). Il faut attendre le VIIIe s. pour voir l'écriture réapparaître, sous la forme nouvelle de l'alphabet grec, et un modèle politique inédit, celui de la cité-État grecque (polis), émerger progressivement alors. À l'issue de quelles mutations sociales, politiques, économiques et culturelles et selon quelle chronologie les communautés égéennes sont-elles passées d'un système étatique centralisé, celui des palais mycéniens, à un autre, celui de la cité-État grecque?
Baker Berry CC1 .A25 no.40

Reassessing the radical Enlightenment
edited by Steffen Ducheyne
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Part I. The big picture -- "Radical Enlightenment" : a game-changing concept / Jonathan I. Israel -- The radical Enlightenment : a heavenly city with many mansions / Margaret C. Jacob -- Of radical and moderate Enlightenment / Harvey Chisick -- The emergence of the "radical Enlightenment" in humanist scholarship / Frederik Stjernfelt -- Part II. Origins and fate of the radical Enlightenment, ca. 1660-1720 -- Spinoza the radical / Nancy Levene -- Spinoza on natural inequality and the fiction of moral equality / Beth Lord -- John Toland's Origines judaicae : speaking for Spinoza? / Ian Leask -- Radical atheism : Jean Meslier in context / Charles Devellennes -- The waning of the radical Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic / Wiep van Bunge -- Part III. The radical Enlightenment in Europe and the New World after ca. 1720 -- Less radical Enlightenment : a Christian wing of the French Enlightenment / Eric Palmer -- Materialism at the University of Göttingen : between moderate and radical Enlightenment / Falk Wunderlich -- Radical Enlightenment and revolution in late eighteenth-century Ireland / Ultán Gillen -- De Sade : an heir to the radical Enlightenment? / Winfried Schröder -- Empathy, equality, and the radical Enlightenment / Devin Vartija -- The radical Enlightenment and movements for women's equality in Europe and the Americas (1715-1825) / Jennifer J. Davis.

"Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment' comprises fifteen new essays by a team of international scholars that re-evaluate the characteristics, meaning and impact of the radical Enlightenment"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry CB411 .R495 2017

Lexicon for an affective archive
edited by Giulia Palladini and Marco Pustianaz
Bristol, UK : Intellect, 2017
"To study an archive or archival materials is to encounter an affective and critical practice involved in the construction of memory. This is an international collection of these encounters, offering glimpses into the intimate relations inherent in finding, remembering (or imagining), and creating an archive. Bringing together voices from a variety of fields across the humanities, performance studies, and contemporary art, and engaging in a multidisciplinary analysis, this beautifully designed and fully illustrated volume advances the idea of an "affective archive" as a useful conceptual tool--a tool which contributes to an understanding of an expanded notion of an archive and its central role in contemporary visual and performing arts."--
Baker Berry CD971 .L49 2017

History's people : personalities and the past
MacMillan, Margaret, 1943- author
Toronto, ON : Anansi, 2015
Persuasion and the art of leadership -- Hubris -- Daring -- Curiosity -- Observers.

"In this year's highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the great figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and even directed the currents of their times--and sometimes with huge consequences, as in the cases of Hitler, Stalin, and Thatcher. She also acknowledges people such as Richard Nixon and George W. Bush who stubbornly went their own ways, often in defiance of their own societies. Then there are those like Samuel de Champlain, the dreamers, explorers, or adventurers who stand out in history for who they were as much as for what they did. Finally, there are the observers, such as Michel de Montaigne, who kept the notes and diaries that bring the past to life for us. History's People is about the important and complex relationship between biography and history, individuals and their times, and the transformative moments that have shaped the world today."--
Baker Berry CT105 .M236 2015

Waiting for the Barbarians : a tribute to Edward W. Said
edited by Müge Gürsoy Sökmen and Bașak Ertür
London ; Verso, 2008
Preface : Edward and Istanbul / Mariam C. Said -- Keynote address : The intellectual and the double exile / Elias Khoury -- pt. I. The power of literature -- The making of a counter-tradition / Timothy Brennan -- The political edge of fiction / Jacqueline Rose -- pt. II. Speaking truth to power -- Orientalizing the orientals : the other message of Edward Said / Fawwaz Traboulsi -- Edward Said and Palestine : balancing the academic and the political, the public and the private / Rashid Khalidi -- Edward Said and the style of the public intellectual / Saree Makdisi -- From Auerbach to Said in Istanbul : Saidian publishing in Turkey / Tuncay Birkan -- pt. III. The question of Palestine -- The Saidian fusion of horizons / Ilan Pappé -- Analyzing Palestine : post-modern or prognosis? / Raja Shehadeh -- The role of Palestinian intellectuals in the collective struggle for Palestinian freedom / Karma Nabulsi -- Beginning with Edward Said / Joseph A. Massad -- pt. IV. Looking at today through Said's lenses -- Orientalism/occidentalism : the impasse of modernity / Meltem Ahiska -- Said's antinomies / Harry Harootunian -- Said, religion, and secular criticism / Gauri Viswanathan -- On blasphemy, bigotry, and the politics of culture talk / Mahmood Mandani.
Baker Berry CB18.S25 W356 2008

Frantz Fanon : philosopher of the barricades
Hudis, Peter, author
London : Pluto Press, 2015
Introduction: Fanon in our time -- 1. The path to political and philosophical commitment -- 2. Self and other: the dialectic of Black skin, white masks -- 3. The engaged psychiatrist: Blida and the psychodynamics of racism -- 4. The engaged philosopher: the FLN and the Algerian revolution -- 5. The strategist of revolution: Africa at the crossroads -- 6. Toward a new humanity: The wretched of the earth.

"Frantz Fanon was a psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose hugely influential books--including Black skin, white masks--have informed a wide range of studies, and inspired revolutionary movements from Palestine to Sri Lanka and South Africa. Frantz Fanon: philosopher of the barricades is a critical biography of his extraordinary life and work. Peter Hudis draws on his entire story--from his upbringing in Martinique to his mature efforts to fuse psychoanalysis with philosophy--to show that Fanon's writing speaks directly to today's struggles against racism and alienation."--Back cover.
Baker Berry CT2628.F35 H83 2015

A casa da Rua Quinze : memórias de uma família pelotense
Reis, Carmen Souza Soares, 1940- author
[Brazil : No publisher identified], 2016
Baker Berry CS308.P44 R45 2016

Winifred Gérin : biographer of the Brontës
MacEwan, Helen, author
Brighton ; Sussex Academic Press, 2016
"The biographer Winifred Gérin (1901-81), who wrote the lives of all four Brontë siblings, stumbled on her literary vocation on a visit to Haworth, after a difficult decade following the death of her first husband. On the same visit she met her second husband, a Brontë enthusiast twenty years her junior. Together they turned their backs on London to live within sight of the Parsonage, Gérin believing that full understanding of the Brontës required total immersion in their environment. Gérin's childhood and youth, like the Brontës, was characterised by a cultured home and an intense imaginative life shared with her sister and two brothers, and by family tragedies (the loss of two siblings in early life). Strong cultural influences formed the children's imagination: polyglot parents, French history, the Crystal Palace, Old Vic productions. Winifred's years at Newnham College, Cambridge were enlivened by such eccentric characters as the legendary lecturer Arthur Quiller-Couch ('Q'), Lytton Strachey's sister Pernel, and Bloomsbury's favourite philosopher, G.E. Moore. Her happy life in Paris with her Belgian cellist husband, Eugène Gérin, was brought to an abrupt end by the Second World War, during which the couple had many adventures: fleeing occupied Belgium, saving Jews in Vichy France, and escaping through Spain and Portugal to England, where they did secret war work for the Political Intelligence Department near Bletchley Park. After Eugène's death in 1945 Winifred coped with bereavement by writing poetry and plays until discovering her true literary metier on her visit to Haworth"--
Baker Berry CT788.G44 M33 2016

The girl who stole my Holocaust : a memoir
Chayut, Noam, 1979-
Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2013
Traces an eager Zionist's transition to leading campaigner against the 2002 Israeli occupation of the West Bank, as he questions his place within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel's justification for invasion, and problems of historical victimhood.
Baker Berry CT1919.P38 C4313 2013

Men of wealth : the story of twelve significant fortunes from the renaissance to the present day
Flynn, John T., 1882-1964
New York : Simon and Schuster, 1941
Fugger the Rich -- John Law -- The Rothschilds -- Interlogue one: Cosimo de' Medici, Sir Thomas Gresham, Jacques Coeur. The art and industry of make-up ; Writers as money-makers -- Robert Owen -- Cornelius Vanderbilt --Hetty Green -- Interlogue two: Misers, Poverty -- Mitsui -- Cecil Rhodes -- Basil Zaharoff -- Interlogue three: Hugo Stines, Land fortunes. Dynastic fortunes -- Mark Hanna -- John D. Rockefeller -- J. Pierpont Morgan.
Baker Berry Old Dartmouth CT105 .F55

The Albert Schweitzer jubilee book,
edited by A.A. Roback ... with the co-operation of J.S. Bixler ... and George Sarton .
Cambridge, Mass., Sci-art [1945]
pt. I. Personal interpretations: Albert Schweitzer the man, by A.A. Roback. Productive tensions in the work of Albert Schweitzer by J.S. Bixler. Albert Schweitzer, humanitarian, by Everett Skillings. The black man and Albert Schweitzer, by W.E.B. DuBois.-Part II. Methodology and evaluation: On understanding, by Joachim Wach. Valuations of achievements, acts, laws and persons, by E.L. Thorndike.-Pt. III. Aesthetics: Schweitzer's aesthetics, by Leo Schrade. The transcendentalism of Albert Schweitzer, by A.T. Davison. Albert Schweitzer's contribution to organ-building, by Carl Weinrich. Musical days with Albert Schweitzer, by Alice Ehlers.-Pt. IV. Ethics and civilization: Albert Schwietzer as critic of nineteenth-century ethics, by Ernst Cassirer. Civilization, by A.K. Coomaraswamy.-Pt. V. Humanities: The unity of mankind in the classical Christian tradition, by R.H. Bainton. Lutheranism, Catholicism and German literature, by Karl Viëtor. Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, by Alfonso Reyes.-Pt. VI. Medicine: The transmission and recovery of Greek and Roman medical writings, by D.B. Phemister. The post-graduate teaching of clinical tropical medicine, by Sir Philip Manson-Bahr. The strange case of Dives and Lazarus, by C.C. Chesterman. Medical missions and the future, by Ernst Cooke.-Pt. VII. Theology and religion: Xenophanes and the beginnings of natural theology, by Werner Jaeger. Albert Schweitzer's influence in Holland and England, by Kirsopp Lake. Albert Schweitzer's Interpretation of St. Paul's theology, by Olof Linton.-Epilogue: the Scholar's dilema, by George Sarton. A tentative bibliography of Albert Schweitzer, by A.A. Roback (p. [467]-483).
Baker Berry Old Dartmouth B S413aiℓ

Spectral sea : Mediterranean palimpsests in European culture
edited by Stephen G. Nichols, Joachim Küpper, and Andreas Kablitz
New York, NY : Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., [2017]
From the dawn of ancient civilization to modern times, the Mediterranean Sea looms in the imagination of the people living on its shores as a space of myth and adventure, of conquest and confrontation, of migration and settlement, of religious ferment and conflict. Since its waters linked the earliest empires and centers of civilization, the Mediterranean generated globalization and multiculturalism. It gave birth to the three great monotheisms-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam-religions of the book, of the land and of the sea. Over the centuries, the Mediterranean witnessed the rise and fall of some of the oldest civilizations in the world. And as these cultures succeeded one another, century after century, each left a tantalizing imprint on later societies. Like the ancient artifacts constantly washed up from its depths, the lost cities and monuments abandoned in its deserts or sunk beneath its waves, Mediterranean topography and culture is a chaotic present spread over a palimpsest many layers deep.0No region grappled more continuously with, nor was more deeply marked by Mediterranean culture and history than Europe. Europe's religions, its languages, its learning, its laws, its sense of history, even its food and agriculture, all derived from Greek, Roman, and-in the Middle Ages-Muslim and Jewish cultures. The essays in this book lay bare the dynamics of cultural confrontation between Europe and the Mediterranean world from medieval to modern times. One momentous result of this engagement was the creation of vernacular languages and the diverse body of literature, history, and art arising from them. The achievements of the arts reveal-to borrow a geological metaphor-the grinding tectonic pates of Mediterranean cultures and languages butting up against pre-existing European strata.
Baker Berry CB203 .S64 2017

Engineering the future, understanding the past : a social history of technology
Vleuten, Erik van der, author
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry CB478 .V557 2017

The strong case approach in behavioral archaeology
edited by Michael Brian Schiffer, Charles R. Riggs, and J. Jefferson Reid
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, [2017]
"Although all archaeologists subscribe in principle to building strong cases in support of their inferences, behavioral archaeology alone has created methodology for developing strong cases in practice. The behavioral version of the strong base approach rests on two main pillars: (1) nomothetic (generalizing) strategies, consisting of research in experimental archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and long-term processes of behavioral change to produce principles necessary for inference; and (2) the formation processes of supporting evidence when constructing inferences. The chapters employ a wide range of data classes, demonstrating the versatility and productivity of the approach for fashioning rigorous inferences in history, historical archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and prehistory. By illustrating the strong case approach with convincing case studies from behavioral archaeology, the editors aim to alert the archaeological community about how the process of archaeological inference can be improved"--Back of book.
Baker Berry CC75 .S777 2017

Os descendentes de Manoel Cardoso Beirão de Oliveira : genealogia
Meirelles-Leite, Daniel Teixeira, 1975-
Porto Alegre, RS : EST Edições, 2015
Baker Berry CS309 .O45 2015

Looking forward : prediction and uncertainty in modern America
Pietruska, Jamie L., author
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
Introduction: crisis of certainty -- Cotton guesses -- The daily "probabilities" -- Weather prophecies -- Economies of the future -- Promises of love and money -- Epilogue: specters of uncertainty.

In the decades after the Civil War, the world experienced monumental changes in industry, trade, and governance. As Americans faced this uncertain future, public debate sprang up over the accuracy and value of predictions, asking whether it was possible to look into the future with any degree of certainty. In Looking Forward, Jamie L. Pietruska uncovers a culture of prediction in the modern era, where forecasts became commonplace as crop forecasters, "weather prophets," business forecasters, utopian novelists, and fortune-tellers produced and sold their visions of the future. Private and government forecasters competed for authority--as well as for an audience--and a single prediction could make or break a forecaster's reputation. Pietruska argues that this late nineteenth-century quest for future certainty had an especially ironic consequence: it led Americans to accept uncertainty as an inescapable part of both forecasting and twentieth-century economic and cultural life. Drawing together histories of science, technology, capitalism, environment, and culture, Looking Forward explores how forecasts functioned as new forms of knowledge and risk management tools that sometimes mitigated, but at other times exacerbated, the very uncertainties they were designed to conquer. Ultimately Pietruska shows how Americans came to understand the future itself as predictable, yet still uncertain. -- From book jacket.
Baker Berry CB158 .P54 2017

De vítores y letras
edición a cargo de Emilio Gil y Eduardo Azofra
Salamanca : Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2017
La obra incluye textos explicativos sobre la tipografía y el diseño del vítor, fotografías del entorno salmantino y reinterpretaciones del símbolo hechas por distintos artistas. La obra que publica Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca hace un recorrido por los vítores y las tipografías de la Universidad y de la propia ciudad del Tormes, con el objetivo de dar a conocer todo el bagaje artístico y cultural que estos espacios atesoran. A lo largo de las páginas que componen "De vítores y letras" se hace un itinerario por la historia clásica de estos símbolos, su influencia en la tipografía salmantina que puebla las fachadas de la ciudad, las técnicas antiguas y modernas para pintar un vítor, así como distintas reinterpretaciones que se han hecho de estos. Todo ello estructurado en siete capítulos en los que se profundiza en cada uno de estos aspectos.
Baker Berry CN25.S3536 D48 2017

Brief lives : with An apparatus for the lives of our English mathematical writers
Aubrey, John, 1626-1697, author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
Volume 1. Text -- Volume 2. Commentary.
Baker Berry CT781 .A92 2016

Debating civilisations : Interrogating civilisational analysis in a global age
Smith, Jeremy, 1966- author
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
Part I: Theoretical engagements in civilisational analysis. Civilisations debated : uses and critiques of 'civilisation' -- Currents and perspectives in contemporary civilisational analysis -- Counterpoints, critiques, dialogues -- Inter-civilisational engagement : imaginaries, power, connected worlds -- Part II: Studies in inter-civilisational engagement. Salt water horizons : seas, oceans and civilisations -- Pacific imaginaries : ontologies of connection, reconstruction of memory -- Engagement in the cross-currents of history : perspectives on civilisation in Latin America -- Japan in engagement and the discourses of civilisation -- Conclusion.
Baker Berry CB19 .S555 2017

La silloge di Faenza e la tradizione epigrafica di Verona
Espluga, Xavier, author
Faenza : Fratelli Lega editori, [2017]
Baker Berry CN530 .E87 2017

Victor Serge : the course is set on hope
Weissman, Susan, 1949-
London ; Verso, [2013]
Baker Berry CS71.F5897 2013

The world, the flesh and the devil : an enquiry into the future of the three enemies of the rational soul
Bernal, J. D. 1901-1971, author
London : Verso, 2017
Introduction / by McKenzie Wark -- Foreword to the second edition -- The future -- The world -- The flesh -- The devil -- Synthesis -- Possibility.

"Written by the pioneering scientist, theorist and activist J. D. Bernal, this futuristic essay explores the radical changes to human bodies and intelligence that science may bring about, and suggests the impact of these developments on society. Bernal presents a far-reaching vision of the future that encompasses space research and colonization, material sciences, genetic engineering, and the technological hive mind. In his view, it will be possible for the conditions of civilization to reach a state of materialist utopia. For all three realms - the world, the flesh, and the devil - Bernal attempted to map out the utmost limit of technoscientific progress, and found that there are almost no limits."--Back cover.
Baker Berry CB158 .B47 2017b