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A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

T. W. Moody, F. X. Martin, and F. J. Byrne

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The book is part of a collection, A New History of Ireland, which is the definitive history of Ireland in the early modern period and is a large scholarly project in modern Irish history. In nine ... More


Parts and Wholes in Rabbinic Literature

Alexander Samely

in Forms of Rabbinic Literature and Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296736
eISBN:
9780191712067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296736.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines if and how rabbinic literature constitutes a unified historical phenomenon. A number of observations supporting such a unity are presented. A crucial role is ascribed to the ... More


The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748608584
eISBN:
9780748670710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book provides the first modern synthesis of the archaeology of Skye and Western Isles: a region with some of the finest and best-preserved archaeological monuments in Europe. Our understanding ... More


The Prehistory of Language

Rudolf Botha and Chris Knight (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

‘When, why, and how did language evolve?’ ‘Why do only humans have language?’ This book looks at these and other questions about the origins and evolution of language. It does so via a diversity of ... More


Southeast Europe and the Idea of the History of Religions in Mircea Eliade

Florin Turcanu and Nicolas Meylan

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This article discusses the place of southeast Europe in the crystallization of Mircea Eliade’s conception of the history of religions. Since the mid-1930s, Eliade regarded the Balkans as a region of ... More


Introduction: rewards and challenges of multi‐perspectival work on the evolution of language and speech

Rudolf Botha

in The Prehistory of Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199545872
eISBN:
9780191720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545872.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the two general purposes of the chapters in this volume on the prehistory of language. First, they are representative of work of substance ... More


Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Gwen Robbins Schug

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

During the second millennium B.C. hundreds of villages were founded in peninsular India. The people of the Deccan Chalcolithic period relied on farming drought-resistant barley and wheat. They raised ... More


Conclusion: A Cross-Disciplinary Prehistory for the Andes? Surveying the State of the Art

PAUL HEGGARTY and DAVID BERESFORD-JONES

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter sums up the new state of the cross-disciplinary art in Andean prehistory, as collectively represented by the foregoing chapters. Progress and new perspectives are explored first on key ... More


Beyond ‘migration’ versus ‘acculturation’: new models for the spread of agriculture

John Robb and Preston Miracle

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The beginning of farming should be one of the most exciting issues in European prehistory. Instead, it runs repetitively in well-worn ruts. This chapter aims to open up a theoretical can of worms, ... More


Introduction: Archaeology, Linguistics, and the Andean Past: A Much-Needed Conversation

DAVID BERESFORD-JONES and PAUL HEGGARTY

in Archaeology and Language in the Andes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265031
eISBN:
9780191754142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265031.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This volume is a collection which includes the text of papers presented at the September 2008 Cambridge Symposium on Archaeology and Linguistics in the Andes. The Cambridge symposium sought to bring ... More


Unholy Water: Archaeology, the Bible, and the First Aswan Dam

David Gange

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The first Aswan Dam was the most controversial civil enterprise of the early British Mandate in Egypt. It was also one of the most ideologically loaded projects of a British-dominated government, ... More


The Prehistory of Chinese Music Theory: Elsley Zeitlyn Lecture On Chinese Archaeology and Culture

Robert Bagley

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses the prehistory of Chinese music theory. The earliest texts about the music theory in China are the inscriptions of the musical instruments found inside the tomb of Marquis Yi ... More


A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

W. E. Vaughan (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This series provides a significant scholarly project in modern Irish history. In nine volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and ... More


Einstein Agonists: Weyl and Reichenbach

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Hermann Weyl and Hans Reichenbach stood on opposite sides in a debate that ostensibly turned on whether rigid rods and ideal clocks do or should play an epistemologically fundamental role in GTR. ... More


Archaeology and the Emergence of Greece

Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623334
eISBN:
9780748653577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623334.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Classical archaeology has changed beyond recognition in the past generation, in its aims, its choice of subject-matter and the methods it uses. This book contains twenty-five chapters, some of them ... More


The Self-Referentiality of the Qurʼān: Sura 3:7 as an Exegetical Challenge

Stefan Wild

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The self-referentiality of the Qurʼān is increasingly viewed as one of its central features. Given the fact that the Qurʼān is primarily a text to be recited to an audience, this self-referentiality ... More


The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

James Delgado, Frederick Hanselmann, Tomas Mendizabal, and Dominque Rissolo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062877
eISBN:
9780813051826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062877.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá provides a detailed overview of Panamá’s unique role as a land mass dominated by its relationship to the sea and how that relationship has defined the ... More


Inventing the Cave Man: From Darwin to the Flintstones

Andrew Horrall

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526113849
eISBN:
9781526128225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113849.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Cave men are among the most widely recognised characters in global popular culture. They look like modern humans and inhabit a humorously archaic, but scientifically invalid version of the ... More


A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Art Cosgrove (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The nine volumes in this series represent the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. They provide a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and ... More


Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Charles Stanish

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

One of the richest and most complex civilizations in ancient America evolved around Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and northern Bolivia. This book is a comprehensive synthesis of four thousand years ... More


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