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Le "pacte" de Philippe Lejeune, ou l'autobiographie en théorie : édition critique et commentaire
Allamand, Carole, author
Paris : Honoré Champion éditeur, 2018
For forty years, there has been little talk of autobiography without mentioning the "autobiographical pact". But do we know how this idea has evolved between its first formulation in Autobiography in France (1971) and Signs of Life(2005)? This book is devoted to the fortunes of Philippe Lejeune's most quoted study, "The Autobiographical Pact" (1973), reproduced in its entirety and followed by an analysis of the debates it sparked between its author and writers ( S. Doubrovsky, A. Robbe-Grillet) or other theorists (P. de Man, G. Genette, G. Gusdorf, etc.). The astonishing role of the "Autobiographical Pact" in the genesis of autofiction has been extensively discussed. This is not, however, the only impact of a study that has also paved the way for a pragmatic conception of the literary genre and represents, in the full reign of the Text, an effort to think about the referentiality of literature.--Honoré Champion.
Baker Berry CT25.L383 A45 2018

Europa : how Europe shaped the modern world
Crespo MacLennan, Julio, 1970- author
New York, NY : Pegasus Books Ltd., 2018
Europa from myth to reality: how Renaissance Europe gave birth to an expanding civilization -- As far as it is possible for a man to go: how geographic discoveries laid the foundations of European hegemony -- The world is not enough: the rise of the Great European Empire -- Revolution versus empire: the impact of the era of revolutions on European empires and the western world -- Eastern dreams of grandeur: how China, India, and the rest of Asia were shaped by European expansion -- In search of a better world: how European culture and values were propagated by the great migratory waves -- The power and the glory: the golden era of European hegemony -- The first and last great frontier of civilization: the scramble for Africa on behalf of civilization, Christianity, and imperial interests -- The wars that shook the world: how the two world wars precipitated a new post-European era -- Goodbye to all that: the global influence of European intellectual migration and exile -- Experiences with the truth: how the legacy of imperial Europe shaped the postcolonial world -- The European dream: how Europe transformed itself into a union that exerts universal attraction -- Conclusion: The pillars of a global civilization.

European history is deeply embedded in the global civilization that has emerged in the 21st century. More than two thirds of today's nations were once European colonies or protectorates. Europe's legacy is evident in the trajectory of the United States and has influenced aspiring hegemonic powers like China. For centuries, Europe was the heart and soul of the West, and European powers enjoyed unprecedented global hegemony, not only by military and economic means, but also through their influence on politics and culture.
Baker Berry CB245 .C68 2018

Conflict archaeology : materialities of collective violence from prehistory to late antiquity
edited by Manuel Fernández-Götz and Nico Roymans
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Baker Berry CC77.M55 C65 2018

Safeguarding Intangible Heritage : Practices and Politics
edited by Natsuko Akagawa and Laurajane Smith
London ; Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
"The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage came into force in 2006, framing the international and national practices and policies associated with intangible cultural heritage. This volume critically and reflexively examines these practices and policies, providing an accessible account of the different ways in which intangible cultural heritage has been defined and managed in both national and international contexts. AsSafeguarding Intangible Heritagereveals, the concept and practices of safeguarding are complicated and often contested, and there is a need for international debate about the meaning, nature and value of heritage and what it means to safeguard it. Safeguarding Intangible Heritage presents a significant cross section of ideas and practices from some of the key academics and practitioners working in the area, whose areas of expertise span anthropology, law, heritage studies, linguistics, archaeology, museum studies, folklore, architecture, Indigenous studies and history. The chapters in this volume give an overarching analysis of international policy and practice and critically frame case studies that analyze practices from a range of countries,including Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Taiwan, the UK and Zimbabwe.With a focus on conceptual and theoretical issues, this follow-up to Intangible Heritage, by the same editors, will be of great interest to students, scholars and professionals working in the fields of heritage and museum studies, heritage conservation, heritage tourism, global history, international relations, art and architectural history, and linguists."--
Baker Berry CC135 .S245 2019

Literacy in ancient everyday life
edited by Anne Kolb
Berlin ; Walter de Gruyter, [2018]
Ancient literacy in everyday life : problems and results / Anne Kolb -- The development of literacy in early China : with the nature and uses of bronze inscriptions in context, and more / Feng Li -- The creation and spread of scripts in ancient India / Harry Falk -- Literacy in pharaonic Egypt / Katharina Zinn -- Anmerkungen zu Literalitat und Oralität im teispidisch-achaimenidischen Iran / Josef Wiesehöfer -- Der Raum alltäglicher weiblicher Literalität im Achaimeniden-Reich / Irene Madreiter -- Literacy in everyday ancient life : from Gabii to Gloucestershire / William V. Harris -- Frauen und Schriftlichkeit im römischen Ägypten / Sabine Hübner -- Soldiers and documents : insights from Nubia : the significance of written documents in Roman soldiers' everyday lives / Michael Speidel -- Literacy in Roman Britain / Roger Tomlin -- Schriftlichkeit und Wirtschaft im Römischen Reich / Kai Ruffing -- Als die Götter lesen lernten : Keltisch-germanische Götternamen und lateinische Schriftlichkeit in Gallien und Germanien / Wolfgang Spickermann -- Schriftlichkeit in der Schadenzauberpraxis am Beispiel der vulgärlateinischen defixionum tabellae / Amina Kropp -- Monumenta fatiscunt : meaning and fate of legal inscriptions on bronze : the Baetica / Antonio Caballos Rufino -- The municipalization of writing in Roman Egypt / Graham Claytor -- Who needed writing in Graeco-Roman Egypt, and for what purpose? : document layout as a tool of literacy? / Paul Schubert -- Schreiben im Dienste des Staates : prolegomena zu einer kulturgeschichte der römischen scribae / Benjamin Hartmann -- Geschichte und Geschichten im Alltag / Marietta Horster -- Bedrohte Latinitas : sprachliche Veränderungen auf Spätantik-frühmittelalterlichen Grabinschriften aus dem Rhein-Mosel-Gebiet / Winfried Schmitz.

"Der Band untersucht die Bedeutung von Literalität im Alltag der antiken Welt. Fokussiert werden der Verwendungszweck von Schrift und Schriftgut, die Umstände der Nutzung sowie verschiedene Typen von Nutzern. Der weite geographische und chronologische Rahmen umfasst Schriftzeugnisse unterschiedlicher Materialität vom Pharaonischen Ägypten und Alten China bis in das fräuhe Mittelalter mit einem Schwerpunkt auf dem Imperium Romanum"--
Baker Berry CN120 .L58 2018

Archaeology and archaeological information in the digital society
edited by Isto Huvila
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
Digital archaeological data for future knowledge-making / Lisa Börjesson and Isto Huvila -- Knowledge production with data from archaeological excavations / Daniel Löwenborg -- 3D models and knowledge production / Nicolò Dell'Unto -- From storing to storytelling: archaeological museums and digitisation / Bodil Petersson (text), in collaboration with Carolina Larsson (illustrations and technical explanations) -- On the potentials and limitations of digital mediation of archaeological information / Per Stenborg -- Ecology of archaeological information work / Isto Huvila -- Archaeological information work and the digital turn / Isto Huvila, Lisa Börjesson, Nicolò Dell'Unto, Daniel Löwenborg, Bodil Petersson and Per Stenborg.

"Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society shows how the digitization of archaeological information, tools and workflows and their interplay with both old and new non-digital practices throughout the archaeological information process affect the outcomes of archaeological work and in the end, our general understanding of the human past. Whereas most of the literature related to archaeological information work has been based on practical and theoretical considerations within specific areas of archaeology, this innovative volume combines and integrates intra and extra disciplinary perspectives to archaeological work, looking at archaeology from both the inside and outside. With fields studies from museums and society, and pioneering new academic research, Archaeology and Archaeological Information in the Digital Society will interest archaeologists across the board"--
Baker Berry CC80.4 .A713 2018

Why China did not have a renaissance - and why that matters : an interdisciplinary dialogue
Maissen, Thomas, 1962- author
Berlin ; De Gruyter Oldenbourg, [2018]
Europe: Secularizing teleological models / Thomas Maissen -- China: Engendering teleological models / Barbara Mittler -- The view from Europe: The Renaissance / Thomas Maissen -- The view from China: r/Renaissances / Barbara Mittler.

"Concepts of historical progress or decline and the idea of a cycle of historical movement have existed in many civilizations. In spite of claims that they be transnational or even universal, periodization schemes invariably reveal specific social and cultural predispositions.<br />Our dialogue, which brings together a Sinologist and a scholar of early modern History in Europe, considers periodization as a historical phenomenon, studying the case of the "Renaissance." Understood in the tradition of J. Burckhardt, who referred back to ideas voiced by the humanists of the 14th and 15th centuries, and focusing on the particularities of humanist dialogue which informed the making of the "Renaissance" in Italy, our discussion highlights elements that distinguish it from other movements that have proclaimed themselves as "r/Renaissances," studying, in particular, the Chinese Renaissance in the early 20th century.<br />While disagreeing on several fundamental issues, we suggest that interdisciplinary and interregional dialogue is a format useful to addressing some of the more far-reaching questions in global history, e.g. whether and when a periodization scheme such as "Renaissance" can fruitfully be applied to describe non-European experiences"--
Baker Berry CB361 .M28 2018

The no-nonsense guide to born-digital content
Ryan, Heather, author
London : Facet Publishing, 2018
Digital information basics -- Selection -- Acquisition, accessioning and ingest -- Description -- Digital preservation storage and strategies -- Access -- Designing and implementing workflows -- New and emerging areas in born-digital materials.

This book offers a comprehensive, entry-level guide for librarians and archivists who have found themselves managing, or are planning on manage, born-digital content. Libraries and archives of all sizes are collecting and managing an increasing proportion of digital content. Within this body of digital content is a growing pool of 'born-digital' content: content that has been created and has often existed solely in digital form. The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content explains step-by-step processes for developing and implementing born-digital content workflows in library and archive settings of all sizes and includes a range of case studies collected from small, medium and large institutions internationally.
Baker Berry CD974.4 .R93 2018

The international directory of national archives
Patricia C. Franks, editor ; Anthony Bernier, associate editor
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
"A comprehensive source of information about national archives around the world covers the national archives of all 195 countries recognized by the United Nations (the 193 member states and the 2 that non-member observer states: The Holy See and the State of Palestine) as well as Taiwan (Republic of China)"--
Baker Berry CD941 .I48 2018

Seals and status : the power of objects
edited by John Cherry, Jessica Berenbeim and Lloyd de Beer
London : The British Museum, [2018]
For 7,000 years seals have functioned as signs of authority. This publication deals specifically with aspects of status in the history of seals, exploring this theme across a diverse range of cultural contexts-from the 9th century up to the Early Modern period, and, across the world, looking at Byzantine, European, Islamic and Chinese examples. These objects are united by the significant role they play in social status hierarchies, in the status of institutions, indications of power and finally in notions of relative status among objects themselves. In addition to their chronological and geographical diversity, these studies concentrate on many different phases of seal use. Therefore, together they highlight the importance of studying the full life cycle of seals, from the way in which they were made and used through to their cancellation, loss and sometimes destruction. The volume will look at seals used by all members of society, from kings to fishmongers, and will examine the history of objects, with examples ranging from the medieval matrix with a classical gem showing the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius to the 17th-century Providence Island matrix from America. This publication complements the British Museum's ongoing programme of the digitisation of the Museum's collection of medieval seal matrices which will widen access to this fascinating body of material.
Baker Berry CD5029 .S43 2018

World heritage and sustainable development : new directions in world heritage management
edited by Peter Bille Larsen and William Logan
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2018
Baker Berry CC135 .W69 2018

Омский дневник (1917-1920) / Татьяна Николаевна Машинская ; редакторы Марина Добушева, Виктория Крымова ; комментарии Линаида Давыдова
Машинская, Татьяна Николаевна, 1902-1993, author
Praga : Izdatelʹstvo "Russkai︠a︡ tradit︠s︡ii︠a︡", 2015
Baker Berry CT1218.M37 A3 2015

The reality of artifacts : an archaeological perspective
Chazan, Michael, author
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
It is all in the mind -- Artifacts and the body -- Making space for the invisible -- Wrapping the surface, rethinking art -- The autonomy of objects -- Epilogue: towards an ecology with objects.

"Artifacts are hybrids, both natural and cultural. They are also an essential component in the context of human evolution. In recent years, a wide range of disciplines including cognitive science, sociology, art history, and anthropology have all grappled with the nature of artifacts, leading to the emergence of a renewed interdisciplinary focus on material culture. Artifacts: An Archaeological Perspective develops an argument for the artifact as a status conferred by human engagement with material. On this basis artifacts are considered first in terms of their relationship to concepts and cognitive functions and then to the physical body and sense of self. The book builds on and incorporates latest developments in archaeological research, particularly from the archaeology of human evolution, and integrates this wealth of new archaeological data with new research in fields such as cognitive science, haptics, and material culture studies. Artifacts: An Archaeological Perspective makes the latest research available for the general reader interested in material culture, whilst also providing archaeologists with new theoretical perspectives built on a synthesis of interdisciplinary research. The book was developed in the context of courses taught for both graduate and undergraduate students and is broadly accessible"--
Baker Berry CC165 .C44 2019

Lands of the Shamans : archaeology, cosmology and landscape
edited by Dragos Gheorghiu, George Nash, Herman Bender and Emilia Pasztor
Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2018
Introduction: towards a landscape for shamans / Dragoş Gheorghiu, George Nash, Herman Bender, Emília Pásztor -- The horse as a shamanic landscape device: the distribution of equus on Upper Palaeolithic open-air rock art sites of the Iberian Peninsula / George Nash, Sara Garcês -- Göbekli Tepe - a shamanic landscape / Dragoş Gheorghiu -- Caves and the sacral landscape: a case study on the Neolithic and early Aeneolithic periods in south-east Central Europe / Vladimír Peša -- As above, so below: St Melangell and the celestial journey / Caroline Malim -- Songs of the shamans? Acoustical studies in European prehistory / Chris Scarre -- Sights and sounds of selected sacred and shamanic landscapes / Paul Devereux -- Bronze Age deposits in the Carpathian Basin - markers for spirit-animated landscape? The role of structured deposition in understanding the worldview of Bronze Age Europe / Emília Pásztor -- Landscape transformation and continuity in shamanic rock art of Northern Asia / Ekaterina Devlet -- Shamans landscapes: note sur la psychologie du shaman pre et protohistorique plus particulièrement en Eurasie / Michel Louis Séfériadès -- The mystery of the bird-nester: the shaman which Lévi-Strauss did not recognise / Enrico comba -- Bear myths and traditions: the moon and mounds in North America / Herman Bender -- To re-enact is to remember: envisioning a shamanic research protocol in archaeology / Apela Colorado, Ryan Hurd.

Shamanism' is a term with specific anthropological roots, but which is used more generally to cover a set of interactions between a practitioner or 'shaman' and a spiritual or religious realm beyond the reach of most members of the community. It has often been considered from an anthropological viewpoint, but this book gathers the most recent studies on a subject which has not been comprehensively studied by archaeologists. By putting together experts from two continents who have studied the phenomenon of shamanism, Lands of the Shamans through carefully selected case studies uses the archaeological evidence to construct the shamans' worldview, landscape and cosmology.0Recent interdisciplinary studies support the idea of the existence of shamanistic representations as long ago as the Middle/Upper Palaeolithic, but at the same time, do not follow developments during the history of humankind. As ethnographic evidence shows, shamanistic activity represents a complex phenomenon that is extremely diversified, its spiritual activity possessing a large variety of expressions in the material culture. In other words, shamanism could be defined as a series of differing spiritual world views which model the material culture and the landscape.0Throughout the archaeological record of all prehistoric and historic periods, there is a series of visual representations and objects and landscape alterations that could be ascribed to these differing world views, many thought to represent shamanistic cognition and activity. The shaman's landscape reveals itself to the world as one of multifaceted spiritual and material activity. 0Consequently, this first book dedicated completely to the shamanistic landscape presents in fresh perspective the landscapes of the lower and upper worlds as well as their phenomenological experience. Case Studies come from Europe, North America and Asia.
Baker Berry CC72.4 .L36 2018

Case studies in paleoethnobotany : understanding ancient lifeways through the study of phytoliths, starch, macroremains, and pollen
Pearsall, Deborah M., author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
Paleoethnobotanical remains -- Deposition and preservation of paleoethnobotanical remains -- Field sampling and recovery -- Approaches to paleoethnobotanical interpretation -- Investigating neanderthal lifeways through paleoethnobotany -- The paleoethnobotany of maize: understanding domestication and agriculture -- Archaeobotany and insights into social relationships at Cahokia -- Plants and healing/health -- Conclusion: investigating ancient lifeways through paleoethnobotany.
Baker Berry CC79.5.P5 P425 2019

Re-mapping archaeology : critical perspectives, alternative mappings
edited by Mark Gillings, Piraye Hacigüzeller and Gary Lock
Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, 2019
On maps and mapping / Mark Gillings, Piraye Hacigüzeller and Gary Lock -- Map as assemblage: landscape archaeology and mapwork / Oscar Aldred and Gavin Lucas -- Cults of the distribution map: geography, utopia and the making of modern archaeology / Helen Wickstead -- Feminist mapping for archaeologists: at the intersection of practices / Silvia Tomáková -- The eye of the beholder: experience, encounter and objectivity in archaeo-topographical survey / Michael Fradley -- The craft of earthwork survey / Tessa Poller -- Experimental mapping in archaeology: process, practice and archaeologies of the moment / Daniel Lee -- Here be worms: map art for the archaeologist (or how I Learned to stop worrying and love artistic abstraction in maps) / Andrew Valdez-Tullett -- Describing Hermion/Ermioni: between Pausanias and digital maps, a topology / Caleb Lightfoot and Christopher Witmore -- Re-thinking the conversation: a geomythological deep map / Erin Kavanagh -- Mapping sound: creating a static soundscape / Dianne Scullin -- Archaeology, digital cartography and the question of progress: the case of Çatalhöyük (Turkey) / Piraye Hacigüzeller -- Cartography and quantum theory: in defence of distribution mapping / Christopher Green -- Making maps: a commentary / Monica L. Smith.

"From the very beginning of archaeological practice, maps have been one of the most fundamental tools in the discipline. The number, variety and prominence of maps in archaeology have increased further since the beginning of the 1990s due to the availability of a growing range of digital technologies used to collect, visualise, query, manipulate, and analyse spatial data. However, unlike in other disciplines, the development of archaeological cartographical critique has been surprisingly slow; a missed opportunity given that archaeology can significantly contribute to the multidisciplinary field of critical mapping, thanks to its vast and multifaceted experience with space and maps. The volume is a pioneering book to think through the cartographic challenges in archaeology posed by the critique of existing mapping traditions in social sciences and humanities that has emerged especially since the 1990s. It also provides a unique archaeological perspective on cartographic theory and innovatively pulls together a wide range of mapping practices applicable to archaeology as well as other disciplines. Re-mapping Archaeology will be suitable for under-graduate and post-graduate students as well as for established researchers in archaeology, geography, anthropology, history, landscape studies, ethnology and sociology"--
Baker Berry CC175 .R46 2019