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(P/B) THE EDINBURGH HISTORY OF THE GREEKS, C.500 TO 1050
THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0260

A completely new approach to the history of Greece during the early Middle Ages. Winner of the Nicolae Iorga prize of the Romanian Academy, 2013. This volume traces the social, economic and political history of the Greeks between 500 and 1050. The book adopts an interdisciplinary approach and uses archaeological evidence, as well as coins and seals, fiscal documents, medieval chronicles, and hagiographic literature to examine the development of Greek culture in the early medieval period. Several themes provide the foundation for this volum...
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(P/B) TALES OF THE TROUBLED DEAD
GHOST STORIES IN CULTURAL HISTORY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0277

Considers the ways ghost stories appeal to our uneasy relationship with conventional good sense What do they want, the ghosts that, even in the age of science, still haunt our storytelling? Catherine Belsey's answer to the question traces Gothic writing and tales of the uncanny from the ancient past to the present - from Homer and the Icelandic sagas to Lincoln in the Bardo. Taking Shakespeare's Ghost in Hamlet as a turning point in the history of the genre, she uncovers the old stories the play relies on, as well as its influence on later...
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(P/B) HEGEL AND MARX
THE CONCEPT OF NEED
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0040

This text introduces the concept of need as viewed by Hegel and Marx, and places it within the context of modern need theories and theorists. The book works through key texts, including Hegel's Philosophy of Right and Marx's Capital, and discusses the theory in relation to Soviet Communism and social democracy. - Covers key texts by Hegel and Marx studied by undergraduates on political theory courses - Looks at political implications for modern need theory - Accessible: author makes good use of textual evidence - Need theory is a major ele...
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(P/B) DELEUZE AND HISTORY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0278

Despite the fact that time, evolution, becoming and genealogy are central concepts in Deleuze's work, there has been no sustained study of his philosophy in relation to the question of history. This book aims to open up Deleuze's relevance to those working in history, the history of ideas, science studies, evolutionary psychology, history of philosophy and interdisciplinary projects inflected by historical problems. The essays in this volume (all by internationally recognised Deleuze scholars) cover all aspects of Deleuze's philosophy and ...
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(P/B) THE AGE OF EMPIRES - MESOPOTAMIA IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0124

This is a concise introduction to the history of the ancient Near East during the last millennium bc: Phoenicia, Palestine, the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires, the Persian Achaemenid empire, the empire of Alexander, and the vast Persian Seleucid empire founded by Seleucus around 300 bc and defeated by Pompey for Rome in 64 bc. The book focuses on political history, on the sources and shifts of power and the individuals who wielded it. It also introduces the student to the principal aspects of the religious, social and economic his...
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(P/B) THE EDINBURGH HISTORY OF THE GREEKS, 1768 TO 1913
THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0259

Often referred to as the 'Long Nineteenth Century,' this period witnessed the establishment of a Greek nation-state which had a profound impact on the Greeks everywhere. Innovatively situating the story of the Greeks into a broader Ottoman and Mediterranean context, Thomas Gallant presents the most in-depth exploration of Greek society and culture available in any language. This is a substantive and original contribution to the study of the Greek people during the Modern period. Key features: - An interdisciplinary approach bridges history...
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(P/B) DELEUZE AND SPACE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0078

Gilles Deleuze was arguably the twentieth century's most spatial philosopher - not only did he contribute a plethora of new concepts to engage space, space was his very means of doing philosophy. He said everything takes place on a plane of immanence, envisaging a vast desert-like space populated by concepts moving about like nomads. Deleuze made philosophy spatial and gave us the concepts of smooth and striated, nomadic and sedentary, deterritorialization and reterritorialization, the fold, as well as many others to enable us to think spa...
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(P/B) THE GODS OF ANCIENT GREECE
IDENTITIES AND TRANSFORMATIONS
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0273

This collection offers a fresh look at the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. Bremmer and Erskine bring together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situat...
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(P/B) THE HANDBOOK OF CREATIVE WRITING
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0196

This is the inspirational resource for tutors, students and other creative writing professionals, now in a new edition. 54 chapters cover the three central pillars of writing creatively: theories of creativity, the craft of writing and creative writing as a business. With contributions from over 50 experts - poets, novelists, dramatists, publishers, editors, tutors, critics and scholars - from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Australia, this is the essential guide to writing, and getting published, in the English-speaking ...
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(P/B) HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS: AN INTRODUCTION
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0168

Fully updated third edition of this classic, practical introduction to historical linguistics This accessible, hands-on introduction to historical linguistics - the study of language change - does not just talk about topics. With abundant examples and exercises, it helps students learn for themselves how to do historical linguistics. Distinctive to the book is its integration of the standard traditional topics with others now considered vital to historical linguistics: explanation of 'why' languages change; sociolinguistic aspects of ling...
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(H/B) THE CONSTRUCTIVIST TURN IN POLITICAL REPRESENTATION
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0276

Explores the 'constructivist turn': political representation's reorientation toward the constitutive or mobilising aspects of mass democracy This volume traces the roots of the constructivist turn in the distinct (and competing) traditions of Continental and Anglo-American Western political thought. Divided into three thematic parts, these 13 newly commissioned essays develop the constructivist turn as a central concept. They advance the insight that there can be no democratic politics without representation; constituencies or groups exist...
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(P/B) DELEUZE AND PERFORMANCE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0261

Was performance important to Deleuze? Is Deleuze important to performance; to its practical, as well as theoretical, research? What are the implications of Deleuze's philosophy of difference, process and becoming, for Performance Studies, a field in which many continue to privilege the notion of performance as representation, as anchored by its imitation of an identity: 'the world', 'the play', 'the self'? Deleuze and Performance is a collection of new essays dedicated to Deleuze's writing on theatre and to the productivity of his philosop...
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(H/B) PRISONS IN THE LATE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
MICROCOSMS OF MODERNITY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0275

The Western world stereotypically associates Ottoman or 'Turkish' prisons with images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual behaviour. Now, Kent F. Schull argues that these prisons were actually a site of immense reform and contestation during the 19th century. Schull shows that prisons were key components for Ottoman nation-state construction and acted as 'microcosms of modernity' for broader imperial transformation. It was within the walls of these prisons that many of the pressing questions of Ottoman modernity were worked out. By jux...
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(H/B) RULER VISIBILITY AND POPULAR BELONGING IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1808-1908
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0274

This book argues that the periodic ceremonial intrusion into the everyday lives of people across the Ottoman Empire, which the annual royal birthday and accession-day celebrations constituted, had multiple, far-reaching and largely unexplored consequences. On the one hand, it brought ordinary subjects into symbolic contact with the monarch and forged lasting vertical ties of loyalty to him, irrespective of language, location, creed or class. On the other hand, the rounds of royal celebration played a key role in the creation of new types o...
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(P/B) THE CRISIS OF SOCIAL DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0272

Social democracy is in office almost nowhere and appears bereft of ideas in the face of the economic crisis that might have given it a historic opportunity. So is social democracy dead? The contributors to this book take a stand against those who claim that social democracy has reached its end. By arguing that social democracy is not a single set of ideas or practices but a way of reconciling market capitalism with social inclusion and equality, they show that it has actually been remarkably successful during the 20th century. Its key prin...
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(P/B) DELEUZE AND GEOPHILOSOPHY
A GUIDE AND GLOSSARY
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0077

This is the first book to use complexity theory to open up the 'geophilosophy' developed by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari in A Thousand Plateaus, Anti-Oedipus and What is Philosophy?. Written by a philosopher and a geographer in a clear style, with a practical orientation and interdisciplinary focus, the Guide enables readers to grasp the basics of complexity theory (the study of self-organisation and emergence in material systems), while the Glossary eases the difficulty of applying this science to Deleuze and Guattari's often perplex...
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(P/B) STASIS
CIVIL WAR AS A POLITICAL PARADIGM
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0263

In this inaugural volume of the Edinburgh Encounters in Law and Philosophy series, Giorgio Agamben focuses upon the on-going warfare European state power has waged against its most malignant enemy: civil war itself. The survival of the State is seen to depend on its ability to preserve the political community from factional enmity. Agamben first investigates the Athenian theme of 'Stasis' - the city's struggle against internal revolt - before turning to a new reading of Hobbes' Leviathan and its approach to the peril of the commonwealth's ...
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(P/B) COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
AN INTRODUCTION
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0155

An authoritative general introduction to cognitive linguistics, this book provides up-to-date coverage of all areas of the field and sets in context recent developments within cognitive semantics (including primary metaphors, conceptual blending and Principled Polysemy), and cognitive approaches to grammar (including Radical Construction Grammar and Embodied Construction Grammar). While all topics are introduced in terms accessible to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, this work is sufficiently comprehensive and detailed to serv...
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(P/B) DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
AN INTRODUCTION
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0245

A clear and lively introduction to current trends in the theory, method and tools of discourse studies, this book is a valuable guide for students and teachers of linguistics as well as for those with an interest in the linguistic methods of analysing discourse (media, rhetoric and stylistics, pragmatics, communication studies scholars etc). (From the publisher)...
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(P/B) POSTFEMINISM
CULTURAL TEXTS AND THEORIES
Κωδ. Πολιτείας: 1275-0228

The first introductory text on postfeminism, this book provides an indispensable guide that both surveys and critically positions the main issues, theories and contemporary debates surrounding the term. Adopts an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach, situating postfeminism in relation to earlier feminisms and addressing its manifestations in popular culture, academia and politics An original critical approach to the topic that advances a context-specific understanding of postfeminism and draws links between feminist theory, academia, p...
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