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Temporality and mediality in Late Medieval and early modern culture
edited by Christian Kiening and Martina Stercken
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, [2018]
"This interdisciplinary volume explores the ways in which time is staged at the threshold between the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Proceeding from the reality that all cultural forms are inherently and inescapably temporal, it seeks to discover the significance of time in mediations and communications of all kinds. By showing how time is displayed in diverse cultural strategies and situations, the essays of this volume show how time is intrinsic to the very concept of tradition. In exploring a variety of medial forms and communicative practices, they also reveal that while the beginning of the age of printing (around 1500) may mark a fundamental change in terms of reproduction and circulation, artefacts and other historical traditions continue to employ earlier systems and practices relating time and space. The volume features articles by leading researchers in their respective fields, including studies on mosaics as a medium reflecting space and time; the triptych's potential as a time machine; winged altarpieces mediating eternity; texts and images of the passion of Christ permeating past, present, and future; dimensions of time embedded in maps; a compendium of world knowledge organized by forms of time and temporality; the figuration of prophecy in times of crisis; the portrayal of time in architecture."--Back cover.
Baker Berry CB351 .T46 2018

Jell-O girls : a family history
Rowbottom, Allie, author
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018
"A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade--told by the inheritor of their stories. In 1899, Allie Rowbottom's great-great-great-uncle bought the patent to Jell-O from its inventor for $450. The sale would turn out to be one of the most profitable business deals in American history, and the generations that followed enjoyed immense privilege--but they were also haunted by suicides, cancer, alcoholism, and mysterious ailments. More than 100 years after that deal was struck, Allie's mother Mary was diagnosed with the same incurable cancer, a disease that had also claimed her own mother's life. Determined to combat what she had come to consider the "Jell-O curse" and her looming mortality, Mary began obsessively researching her family's past, determined to understand the origins of her illness and the impact on her life of Jell-O and the traditional American values the company championed. Before she died in 2015, Mary began to send Allie boxes of her research and notes, in the hope that her daughter might write what she could not. Jell-O Girls is the liberation of that story. A gripping examination of the dark side of an iconic American product and a moving portrait of the women who lived in the shadow of its fractured fortune, Jell-O Girls is a family history, a feminist history, and a story of motherhood, love and loss. In crystalline prose, Rowbottom considers the roots of trauma not only in her own family, but in the American psyche as well, ultimately weaving a story that is deeply personal and deeply connected to the collective female experience."--Jacket.
Baker Berry CS71.W91 2018

As aventuras de organizado, o arquivista
Vidal, Décio Schwelm, author, illustrator
Porto Alegre-RS : Martins Livreiro - Editora, 2015
A collection of comic strips created to illustrate the work of archivists and the challenges they face.
Baker Berry CD971 .V53 2015

Españoles en América : 300 años de los de la Guardia de Panamá y Costa Rica : estudio de historia social
Jaén Suárez, Omar, author
[Madrid] : Doce Calles, [2017]
Trescientos años en nuestro istmo -- El origen extremeño de los de la guardia de Panamá -- Dos Españoles en Panamá a principios del siglo XVIII -- Los de la guerdia que emigraron a la región Natariega -- Entre Antón y la pintada -- De la Guardia Grimaldo en San Carlos -- Víctor de la Guardia Jaén en Costa Rica -- Penonomé -- Ramón de la Guardia Dominici en parita -- Entre parita y Santiago de Veraguas -- Los de la guardia que emigraron a la ciudad de Panamá -- Las tribus perdidas de los guardia.
Baker Berry CS959.G84 J32 2017

How transformative innovations shaped the rise of nations : from ancient Rome to modern America
Tellis, Gerard J., 1950- author
London, UK : Anthem Press, 2018
Baker Berry CB478 .T44 2018

Educated : a memoir
Westover, Tara, author
New York : Random House, [2018]
Choose the good -- The midwife -- Cream shoes -- Apache women -- Honest dirt -- Shield and buckler -- The Lord will provide -- Tiny harlots -- Perfect in his generations -- Shield of feathers -- Instinct -- Fish eyes -- Silence in the churches -- My feet no longer touch Earth -- No more a child -- Disloyal man, disobedient heaven -- To keep it holy -- Blood and feathers -- In the beginning -- Recitals of the fathers -- Skullcap -- What we whispered and what we screamed -- I'm from Idaho -- A knight, errant -- The work of sulphur -- Waiting for moving water -- If I were a woman -- Pygmalion -- Graduation -- Hand of the almighty -- Tragedy then farce -- A brawling woman in a wide house -- Sorcery of physics -- The substance of things -- West of the sun -- Four long arms, whirling -- Gambling for redemption -- Family -- Watching the buffalo -- Educated.

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hills bag." In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard. Her father distrusted the medical establishment, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when an older brother became violent. When another brother got himself into college and came back with news of the world beyond the mountain, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. She taught herself enough mathematics, grammar, and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University. There, she studied psychology, politics, philosophy, and history, learning for the first time about pivotal world events like the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she'd traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
Baker Berry CT3262.I2 W47 2018

The Middle Ages in 50 objects
Gertsman, Elina, author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
The holy and the faithful -- The sinful and the spectral -- Daily life and its fictions -- Death and its aftermath.

"Complex and varied, vibrant and intense, medieval objects demand to be examined closely, to be thought about deeply, to be approached kinesthetically. Extraordinary in the multiplicity of meanings that it harbors and engenders, the material culture of the Middle Ages offers its beholders a rich experience of looking, often multisensory, always rewarding. It offers, too, a glimpse of an equally rich society, or rather the many societies that were in constant flux and in intermittent conversations (and, at times, screaming matches) with one another. And yet, each object has its own history. So how do we write history through objects?" --
Baker Berry CB351 .G475 2018

Études biographiques : la biographie au carrefour des humanités
études réunies par Joanny Moulin, Yannick Gouchan et Nguyen Phuong Ngoc
Paris : Honoré Champion éditeur, 2018
Baker Berry CT21 .E813 2018

Know thyself : Western identity from classical Greece to the Renaissance
Rossellini, Ingrid, author
New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Part one. Ancient Greece. The Birth of the polis -- Sparta and Athens -- Reason, the irrational, and the danger of hubris -- Hesiod and the cosmic origin of the world -- The heroic ideal -- Greek art : reason versus passion -- From mythology to philosophy -- Pythagoras : the divine reason and the immortal soul -- The myth of the rational west versus the irrational east -- Splendor and contradiction of the classical age -- The achievements of theatre, rhetoric, and philosophy -- From Plato to Aristotle : the empowering wisdom of philosophy -- The Hellenistic era -- Part two. Ancient Rome. The Roman Republic : history and myth -- Augustus and the empire : the theatre of politics and power -- Augustus's successors -- The decline of the empire and the rise of Christianity -- Augustine's tale of two cities -- Part three. The early Middle Ages. The triumph of Christianity and the demise of the rational mind -- The symbolic discourse of art -- The new vocabulary of faith and spirituality -- Latin West versus Greek East -- The monastic experience -- From the iconoclastic revolt to the splendor of Byzantine art -- Charlemagne and feudalism -- Part four. The later Middle Ages. Church authority versus state authority : a difficult balance of power -- Cities and universities : the dawn of a new cultural era -- A new art for a new sensibility -- The crusades -- Wealth and power versus poverty and humility : the two faces of Christianity -- The rehabilitation of man within the ordered universe of God -- The gradual secularization of culture -- Dante's summa : the Divine Comedy -- Part five. Humanism and the Renaissance. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries : the historical context -- The Italian city-states -- Petrarch's literary humanism -- Political humanism -- Florence : the city of splendor -- Lorenzo the Magnificent and his court -- The gathering clouds of disenchantment and cynicism -- The Roman Renaissance : glory and ambiguity -- The Protestant Reformation and the sack of Rome -- The last judgment -- Conclusion.

Introduces the origins of self-understanding in the cultures of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, and explains how Western civilization frames the issues of self and society.
Baker Berry CB245 .R6625 2018

Les biographies littéraires : théories, pratiques et perspectives nouvelles
sous la direction de Philippe Desan et Daniel Desormeaux
Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2018
L'œuvre océanique d'Alexandre Dumas défie les biographies instantanées. Mais à quoi bon entreprendre la biographie littéraire d'un auteur qui a écrit entre quatre et cinq cents volumes ? Des nombreuses biographies qui veulent prendre la relève au cours des siècles, seules quelques-unes ne disparaissent pas dans la paraphrase. Il faut alors expliquer l'engouement de publier des biographies de Dumas qui balancent entre une condamnation par contumace et une froide fossilisation de l'auteur.--Classiques Garnier.
Baker Berry CT21 .B562 2018

Visions of North in premodern Europe
edited by Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum
Turnhout : Brepols, [2018]
The North has long attracted attention, not simply as a circumpolar geographical location, but also as an ideological space, a place that is 'made' through the understanding, imagination, and interactions of both insiders and outsiders. The envisioning of the North brings it into being, and it is from this starting point that this volume explores how the North was perceived from ancient times up to the early modern period, questioning who, where, and what was defined as North over the course of two millennia. Covering historical periods as diverse as Ancient Greece to eighteenth-century France, and drawing on a variety of disciplines including cultural history, literary studies, art history, environmental history, and the history of science, the contributions gathered here combine to shed light on one key question: how was the North constructed as a place and a people? Material such as sagas, the ethnographic work of Olaus Magnus, religious writing, maps, medical texts, and illustrations are drawn on throughout the volume, offering important insights into how these key sources continued to be used over time.
Baker Berry CB203 .V565 2018

Graffiti malatestiani : storie di donne, uomini, muri e banchi (secoli XV-XXI)
Errani, Paola, author
Roma : Viella, marzo 2018
Baker Berry CN1015 .E77 2018

Coins from the excavations at Sardis : their archaeological and economic contexts : coins from the 1973 to 2013 excavations
Evans, Jane DeRose, 1956- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
Baker Berry CJ619.S27 E93 2018

Otra modernidad es posible : el pensamiento de Iván Illich
Beck, Humberto, 1980- author
Barcelona : Malpaso, [2017]
Baker Berry CB430 .B43 2017

조선 의 화페. Money in DPR Korea. 주화 편 = Coins
P'yŏngyang-si : Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk Chungang Ŭnhaeng, 2016
Baker Berry Korea CJ3736 .C46 2016