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Tale I: Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos

Mona Abaza

in Cairo Collages: Everyday Life Practices after the Event

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145116
eISBN:
9781526152114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145123.00006
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the idea of the ‘building’ as a literary and sociological ‘topos’. It discusses Cairo’s major makeovers since 2011, with an emphasis on the violent incidents of Mohamed Mahmud ... More


What It Took: Gore Vidal and the High Price of Midcentury Manliness

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Commencing with Ibson’s interview with Gore Vidal in his old age, addressing the state of American masculinity during Vidal’s midcentury youth, the chapter contrasts what would become of Vidal with ... More


Imaging the Globalized City: Rem Koolhaas, U-thèque, and the Pearl River Delta

Chris Berry

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the imaging and the imagination of the Globalized City. It focuses on three texts to compare two different visions of one urban or conurban space that has emerged post ... More


Text & Translation of Book III

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in De Civitate Dei Books III and IV

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the original text and translation of Book III of Augustine's The City of God. It begins with a programmatic statement that demonstrates how Roman gods had encouraged rather than ... More


Commentary on Book III

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in De Civitate Dei Books III and IV

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter gives the commentary on Book III of Augustine's The City of God. It examines Augustine's View, which he has inherited from earlier Christian apologists, about the malignant demons that ... More


Phonographs around the World

Harry Liebersohn

in Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226621265
eISBN:
9780226649306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649306.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Arthur Rimbaud’s ironic comments on the global expansion of the piano anticipated another development in the commoditization of music: the worldwide spread of the phonograph between 1900 and 1907. ... More


John and the Dark Cosmos

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Historical influence of the Gnostic religion of Simon Magus on the formation of the first Johannine community; Gnostic storyline of the Gospel of John that has been obscured for centuries by ... More


The City in Literature {1971}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1971 essay “The City in Literature,” in which he talks about how the city is portrayed as a major locale in literature. Howe first looks at pastoral poetry as a ... More


Book IX

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VIII and IX

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688546
eISBN:
9781800343016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688546.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation of Book IX of St. Augustine's The City of God, which continues with Augustine's preoccupation with demons. His fundamental concern is with the problem ... More


Commentary on Book IV

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in De Civitate Dei Books III and IV

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter gives the commentary on Book IV of Augustine's The City of God. It discusses the morality of military conquest, the gods to whom Roman successes are ascribed, and the prominence of ... More


Curious Intricacies: Some Versions of City Writing at the Fin de Siècle

Nick Freeman

in The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This Chapter surveys the range of writing about the city, and particularly about London at the time. It explains why the metropolis became such an important subject for writers, as well as showing ... More


Text & Translation of Book VI

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine De Civitate Dei Books VI & VII: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688782
eISBN:
9781800343009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688782.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation for Book VI of St. Augustine's The City of God, which adverts to the topic of life after death and changes tack to devote close attention to Terentius ... More


Commentary on Book VII

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VI and VII

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688782
eISBN:
9781800343009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688782.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter includes the commentary on Book VII of St. Augustine's The City of God. It mentions superiores libri...sufficient, in which Augustine argues that the Roman gods can afford no help in the ... More


Why Strauss Is Not an Aristotelian

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Strauss was one of the first non-Thomists to call for a return to the ancients in the face of the twin forces of progressivism and historicism that made the idea of return seem retrograde or absurd. ... More


Air Power As Police Power I

Mark Neocleous

in War Power, Police Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692361
eISBN:
9780748697205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692361.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter is the first of two on air power. This chapter focuses on colonial bombing campaigns as an exercise of air power and examines the ways in which these campaigns were understood as police ... More


De Civitate Dei: Book XI

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688720
eISBN:
9781800343023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation of Book XI of St. Augustine's The City of God. It highlights how Augustine argued against those who follow Aristotle in maintaining that the universe ... More


Commentary: Book Eleven

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688720
eISBN:
9781800343023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter includes the commentary on Book XI of St. Augustine's The City of God. It mentions how Augustine turned from the rebuttal of the claims that observance of the pagan deities brings ... More


Text & Translation

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Book X

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688492
eISBN:
9781800342972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688492.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the text and translation of Book X of St. Augustine's The City of God. It discusses how Christ offers himself as both celebrant and sacrifice and how the holy angels of ... More


Commentary

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Book X

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856688492
eISBN:
9781800342972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856688492.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter covers the commentary on Book X of St. Augustine's The City of God. It explains how Platonists have confined to the one God the conferment of true blessedness, whether on angels or on ... More


Introduction

P.G. Walsh (ed.)

in Aris & Phillips Classical Texts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687594
eISBN:
9781800342996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter introduces Augustine's Books III and IV of The City of God. It discusses how Augustine countered ideas that gods must be worshipped in order to ensure prosperity in the present life and ... More


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