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Evolution of agrourban cultures: I The Near East

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

In the Near East, farming started in the Levant and northern Mesopotamia and, by 9,000 BP, was established across much of the region. Farming villages grew into towns that gradually increased in size ... More


Steady States

Harriet Crawford

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about regime change in the ancient Near East and Egypt. It examines the dynastic change and institutional administration in southern ... More


Dynastic Change and Institutional Administration in Southern Mesopotamia in the Later Third Millennium BCE: Evidence from Seals and Sealing Practices

Richard L. Zettler

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the evolution of seal imagery and sealing practices in southern Mesopotamia during the latter half of the third millennium BCE or the late Early Dynastic period and succeeding ... More


Social Change and the Transition from the Third Dynasty of Ur to the Old Babylonian Kingdoms c.2112–1595 bce

Tonia Sharlach

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt: From Sargon of Agade to Saddam Hussein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263907
eISBN:
9780191734687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263907.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the social change associated with the transition from the Third Dynasty of Ur to the Old Babylonian Kingdoms in ancient Mesopotamia during the period from c.2112 to 1595 BCE. It ... More


Of Ancient Codes

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the genre of law codes in ancient Mesopotamia. Hammurabi authored—or more likely commissioned—one of the earliest surviving law codes in world history. Hammurabi’s code is ... More


"Taken by the Devil": The Censorship of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg's Lulu

Margaret Notley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069865
eISBN:
9780190069896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069865.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The book takes censorship as an entry point into Berg’s Lulu. Beginning in 1894 with the suppression of the Ur-Lulu, Wedekind’s original play, responses to acts of censorship played a role in ... More


The Great Enigma of the Cemetery at Ur

Georges Roux

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The ruins of Ur in Iraq are the most beautiful and eloquent in all Mesopotamia. After some explorations and probes, the first of which go back to 1854, the Ur excavations began in 1918 under the ... More


Gertrude Bell in the Archive of the Iraq Museum

Lamia Al-Gailani Werr

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

It is unfortunate that most of what is written and researched on Gertrude Bell tends to give a scant or short account of her work on the Antiquities Department. Most of the documents on her work in ... More


The Ur-Cantos

Helen Carr

in Readings in the Cantos: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954408
eISBN:
9781786944337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954408.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Ur-Cantos, published in 1917 in Poetry as 'Three Cantos', were Pound's first attempt at his 'poem of some length', eventually to be The Cantos. Many of the images, places, poems, and stories that ... More


Was Plato a Platonist?

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter sets out the central theme of this book, by examining how Platonism is related to Plato's philosophy. In so doing the chapter makes a distinction between the terms “Platonism” and ... More


Aristotle on Plato and Platonism

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues that Aristotle's testimony about Platonism and, indeed, Aristotle's entire philosophical enterprise are aimed at identifying and repairing problems in the Platonic positive ... More


Plotinus as Interpreter of Plato (2)

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter shows that between the three hypostases on the one hand and the account of, say, culpable wrongdoing or the value of “externals” to the good life on the other, there is something like a ... More


Conclusion

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This concluding chapter summarizes the insights drawn from previous chapters in furthering a discussion of Ur-Platonism (UP) and the “first principle of all,” called in Republic the Idea of the Good, ... More


Conclusion

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger: Through Phenomenology to Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222551
eISBN:
9780823235247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222551.003.0036
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter summarizes the main points of this book, dealing with Heidegger I and II; Ur–Heidegger; and the limits and contributions of Heidegger's conception of ... More


The Individual Voice: Archilochus and Sappho

Peter Green

in The Shadow of the Parthenon: Studies in Ancient History and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255074
eISBN:
9780520934719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255074.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter compares Homer with Hesiod or Archilochus, the first two post-Homeric Greek poets whose work still survives. It observes that Homeric epic is not personal in its scope or presentation: ... More


The Transfer of Property Deeds and the Constitution of Family Archives

in Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the constitution of family archives and the transfer of property deeds in ancient Mesopotamia. The analysis of archives from Sippar to Ur reveals that the custom of transferring ... More


Ur-Intentionality: What’s It All About?

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 5 does two things: it clarifies the features of world-involving but contentless Ur-intentionality and how this fundamental form of intentionality can be understood naturalistically. It ... More


Always the Other Who Decides: On Sovereignty, Psychoanalysis, and the Death Penalty

Michael Naas

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter elucidates Derrida's utilization of psychoanalytic discourse throughout the Death Penalty Seminars. The chapter argues that Derrida's formulation of sovereign power is derived chiefly ... More


The Musical Artwork and its Materials in the Music and Aesthetics of Busoni

John Williamson

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the musical artwork and its materials in the music and aesthetics of Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924), a composer, transcriber, pianist and essayist. Busoni adopted a highly ... More


The Flood Epic

Y.S. Chen

in The Primeval Flood Catastrophe: Origins and Early Development in Mesopotamian Traditions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676200
eISBN:
9780191755606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676200.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyses the extent to which the Sumerian compositions dealing with catastrophe, especially the city laments, influenced the composition of the Flood epic or story. It is argued that the ... More


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