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Mosaics of KnowledgeRepresenting Information in the Roman World

Mosaics of Knowledge: Representing Information in the Roman World

Andrew Riggsby

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190632502
eISBN:
9780190632533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190632502.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the invention, use, and diffusion of ancient Roman information technologies. In particular, it looks at technologies defined in conceptual terms—lists, tables, weights and measures, ... More

Without the Banya We Would PerishA History of the Russian Bathhouse

Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Ethan Pollock

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The story of the pervasive and resilient Russian bathhouse (banya) offers new perspectives on the evolution of Russian identity, conceptions of health and hygiene, and forms of community, sexuality, ... More

The Life of GuyGuy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

Allan Metcalf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190669201
eISBN:
9780190060794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669201.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book is about the name “Guy” and its slow, mostly unnoticed development over four centuries since it began on November 5, 1605, with the suddenly famous Guy Fawkes, who was arrested just in time ... More

Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age

Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190694043
eISBN:
9780190694081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694043.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Presidential candidates and their campaigns in the United States are fully invested in the use of social media. Yet, since 1996 presidential campaigns have been experimenting with ways to use digital ... More

The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics

The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics

Charles S. Bullock, Susan A. MacManus, Jeremy D. Mayer, and Mark J. Rozell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190065911
eISBN:
9780190065959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065911.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Analyzing and explaining the transformation of U.S. politics since the explosive events of 1968 requires particular attention to the South—the states of the former Confederacy. Indeed, a strong case ... More

The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

The Epistemic Role of Consciousness

Declan Smithies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199917662
eISBN:
9780199345588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199917662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

What is the role of consciousness in our mental lives? This book argues that consciousness plays an essential role in explaining how we can acquire knowledge and epistemically justified belief about ... More

Fiscal TherapyBalancing Today's Needs with Tomorrow's Obligations

Fiscal Therapy: Balancing Today's Needs with Tomorrow's Obligations

William G. Gale

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190645410
eISBN:
9780190939175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645410.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Economic Systems

America faces two distinct but related economic challenges. Steadily rising federal debt—largely fueled by rising healthcare costs and an aging population that will boost spending on Social Security, ... More

Humility

Humility

Jennifer Cole Wright (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190864873
eISBN:
9780190864910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864873.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This volume will explore humility as a virtue from a multidisciplinary perspective. Specifically, we will explore humility within different religious/spiritual traditions, arguing that it involves an ... More

PersonsA History

Persons: A History

Antonia LoLordo (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190634384
eISBN:
9780190634421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634384.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This book is a genealogy of the concept of a person, as it is used in philosophy, ethics, the law, and everyday life. It asks, what is the concept of a person? How is the concept of a person distinct ... More

Reconstructing the TempleThe Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in the Ancient Near East and Israel

Reconstructing the Temple: The Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in the Ancient Near East and Israel

Andrew R. Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190868963
eISBN:
9780190868994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines temple renovation as a distinct topos within royal literature of the ancient Near East. Unlike newly founded temples, which were celebrated for their novelty, temple renovations ... More

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