Christianization of Western Baetica

Addendum: Location and Current Names of Places Mentioned in this Book
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Part 1 Baetica in Late Antiquity
1 Roman Baetica in History
2 Cities and Landscapes in West Roman Baetica
3 From Constantine the Great to the Arab Invasion
Rome Was Not Eternal
The Dark Ages
History of the Goths
Part 2 Early Christian Topography
4 The Ecclesiastical Organization of Baetica in Late Antiquity
5 The Bishopric of Córdoba (Corduba)
The City of Córdoba
The Outskirts of the City of Córdoba
6 The Disphopric of Cabra (Egabrum)
The Outskirts of the City of Cabra
The Territory of the Bishopric of Cabra
7 The Bishopric of Écija (Astigi)
The City of Écija
The Territory of the Bishopric of Écija
8 The Bishopric of Seville (Hispalis)
The City of Seville
The Territory of the Bishopric of Seville
9 The Bishopric of Italica
The Outskirts of the City of Italica
The Territory of the Bishopric of Italica
10 The Bishopric of Niebla (Ilipla)
The Periphery of Niebla
The Territory of the Bishopric of Niebla
Part 3 Christianization: An Archaeology of Ecclesiastical Power
11 The First Christian Buildings of Late Antique Western Baetica
Episcopal Complexes
Churches: Types, Topographic Context, Purpose
Baptismal Buildings
Bapisteries
Monastic Complexes
Towers
Colonnaded Streets, Sigma-Places, and Atria
Funerary Buildings
Funerary Enclosures
A Global Perspective
12 The City of God: The Making of Church Power
Bibliography
Index
 

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Original author: Sánchez

Our Nanotechnology Future

Introduction
Part I Nanotechnology basics
I. Nanoscience and nanotechnology
The size domain of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Nanotechnology in the past
Intellectual foundations of nanotechnology
Can we see atoms?
The scanning tunneling microscope
The atomic force microscope
Manipulating atoms
Summary
II. The Quantum world
Classical versus quantum mechanics
Wave-particle duality
Determinism versus a probabilistic approach
Measurement
Quantization
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Quantum numbers
Spin- an intrinsic property
Fermions and bosons
Quantum tunneling
Summary
III. The mesoscopic world
The forces of nature
The role of size
Surface versus volume
Surface tension
Nanofluids
Heat transfer
Chemical bonding
Intermolecular forces
Semi-classical approaches
Summary
IV. Nanomaterials and nanostructures
Classifying nanomaterials
Nanostructuration
Dendrimers
Hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials
Nanocomposites
Smart materials
Summary
V. Natural nanomaterials
Nanomaterials in nature
Self-cleaning surfaces
Reversible adhesives
Lightweight materials
Manipulating light at the nanoscale
Fibers stronger than steel
Low-friction materials
Multiscale structures
Summary
VI. Nanofabrication
Top-down and bottom-up approachesLithography
Deposition at the nanoscale
Polishing, etching, patterning
Summary
VII. King Carbon
Fullerenes
Graphene
Carbon nanotubes
Summary
Part 2 Applications of nanotechnology
VIII. Health Diagnostics
Major diseases
Diagnosis
Imaging
In-Vitro Diagostics
Biosensors
Biochips
Labs-on-chips
Cells-on-chips
Summary
IX. Therapeutics
Drug delivery
Delivery routes
Drug carriers
Nanoparticles and drug delivery
Summary
X. Regenerative medicine
Biomaterials
Cell therapy
Implants
Denistry
Nanosurgery
Summary
XI. The Food Chain
Feeding people
Agricultural Production
Food processing
Packaging
Transportation
Summary
XII. From microelectronics to nanoelectronics
Transistors
Moore’s law
Technology nodes
Memories
Smaller, faster and cheaper
Summary
XIII. Quantum nanoelectronics
Towards few-electron electronics
Coulomb blockade
The single electron transistor
Quantum dots
Spintronics
Nanophotonics
Confining and Controlling light
Photonic crystals
Plasmonics
Metamaterials
Summary
XIV. Molecular electronics
Electronic conduction
Difficulties
Molecular wires
Molecular diodes and transistors
Conductive polymers
Self-assemlbed monolayers
Summary
XV. Nanocatalysis
Catalysts make life easier
Nanocatalysts for chemical reactions
Enzymes speed up biological reactions
Designing nanocatalysts
Summary
XVI. Energy production
Fossil fuels
Renewable energies
Energy storage
Electricity
Hydrogen
Fuel cells
Thermoelectricity
Nuclear energy
Summary
XVII. Housing
Outside the buildings
Inside the buildings
XVIII. Nanotechnology in automobiles
Bodywork
Interior of the car
Chassis and tires
Power train
Electronics
Batteries and supercapacitors
Summary
XIX. Defense and security
Defense
Homeland security
Summary
XX. Nanotoxicity
Hazard and risk
Nanomaterials and nanoparticles
Nanoparticle sources
Nanoparticle exposure
Toxicity of nanoparticles
Natural nanoparticles
Anthropogenic nanoparticles
Engineered nanoparticles
Summary
Notes
List of illustrations’ copyright and licensing
Short bibliography
 

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Original author: B.

Rebels with a Cause

240 pages | 8 1/4 x 10 1/4

Cloth $38.50 ISBN: 9789462984103 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Every age has had its rebels: socialists, peace activists, sexual reformers, fundamentalists, and more. The collections of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam are full of them. The IISH is the world’s largest documentation centre in the field of social history and emancipation movements. This book looks back on seventy-five years of the IISH and its collections, with a focus on creative ideas and people who fought for radical change, from Karl Marx to Aung San Suu Kyi, the French Revolution to the Chinese student revolt of 1989, from the early modern world explorers to today’s anti-globalists.
 

Original author: Kloosterman;

Films of Bill Morrison

Acknowledgements
Aesthetics of the Archive: An Introduction
Bernd Herzogenrath
1 Drafts and Fragments: Reflections around Bill Morrison and the Paper Print Collection
André Habib
2 The Film of Her: The Cine-Poet Laureate of Orphan Films
Dan Streible
3 Ghost Trip: Searching for Potential Myths
Benjamin Léon
4 Decasia: The Matter|Image: Film is also a Thing
Bernd Herzogenrath
5 The Mesmerist: Illustrating the Return of the Repressed
Hans Morgenstern
6 Light is Calling: Celluloid Dreams
Hanjo Berressem
7 Gotham: Zoetrope: Block by Block
8 Outerborough: Early Cinema Revisited
Jan-Christopher Horak
9 The Highwater Trilogy: Thinking the Liquid – on the Ethics of Water and the Material Ecologies of Disaster and Ruination
Yasmin Afshar
10 Porch: Archives, Collective Memory, and the Poetics of Home Movies
William Cusick
11 The Future Lasts Long: The Romanov Lost Family Archives
Agnès Villete
12 Who by Water: Variations on Matter, Figures, Memory, and Mythology
Andrea Pierron
13 Every Stop on the F-Train: Beyond and Within the Restless Netherworld of (Manhattan’s Mind)
Benjamin Betka
14 Spark of Being: Bachelor Machine
Bérénice Reynaud
15 The Miners’ Hymns: Acts of Resurrection
Simon Popple
16 Tributes – Pulse: A Requiem for the 20th Century: Death | Drive | Image
Johannes Binotto
17 Just Ancient Loops: The Loops of Life in Intonation
Eva Hoffmann
18 The Great Flood: Water is Transparence Derived from the Presence  of Everything
Sukhdev Sandhu
19 Re-Awakening: Bill Morrison in Conversation
Lawrence Weschler
Index of Film Titles
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
 

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Original author: Herzogenrath

Film History as Media Archaeology

"As the field of film studies has morphed into media studies, no one has better grasped the consequences and opportunities for scholarship than Thomas Elsaesser. He has deftly managed to keep the whole equation of film and media studies in his head, both in his own work and as Film Culture in Transition's series editor. The result is nothing less than an ongoing tour de force as he analyzes contemporary Hollywood cinema in one book, film theory in another, and various permutations of German cinema in still others. Continuing his commitment to early cinema, Elsaesser's most recent publication rethinks the terms of film history within a broader framework of media archaeology—a call that has already generated a new, vibrant arena of research and erudition. Not only is Film History as Media Archaeology impressive in its own right, as the fiftieth volume in Film Culture in Transition, his book series with Amsterdam University Press, Elsaesser has deployed his acumen and rigor to nurture, shape, and inspire a generation (or two) of scholars."

Original author: Elsaesser

Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society

Introduction
1 Little Books of Penance
Introduction to the Sources
The Penitential of Finnian
The Ambrosian Penitential
The Penitential of Columbanus
The Penitential of Cummean
The Burgundian Penitential
The Penitential of Theodore
The Penitential of Ecgbert
The Bigotian Penitential
The Old Irish Penitential
Influences
Community
Penance
Subjectivity in Practice
 
2The Aetas Infantes
Speech and the Limits of Childhood Innocence
The Language of Childhood
An Age of Infancy
Doli Capax
Little Sinners
Vulnerable Infants
Shared Anxieties
 
3 The Games of Youth
Puberty, Culpability, and Autonomy
Between Childhood and Autonomy
Youths in Religious Communities
Sexual Oppression and Pollution
A Spectrum of Youth and Culpability
Young Females
Dependence and Autonomy
Sex, Age, and Status
 
4 Children of Eve
Lawful Marriage and the Regulation of Sexual Intercourse
Regulating Sex in Marriage
Adultery
Challenging Illicit Unions
Dissolution of Conjugal Unions
Religious Vows and Sexual Legitimacy
 
5 Heirs of Sodom
Sexual Deviance, Pollution, and Community
Lust, Pollution, and Self-Discipline
Pastoral Duties and Temptation
Terminology, Placement, and Equivalence
Transmitting Pollution
Incest and Social Contamination
Women and Deviant Sex
The Sin of Sodom
 
6 Siblings of Cain
Social Violence and the Gendering of Sin
Maleficia
Abortion as Violence
Violence against Children
Violence as a Gendered Sin
Violence and Status
Reverberations
 
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
 
List of Tables
Table 1 Demographics
Table 2 General Topics
Table 3 Potential Components
 

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Original author: V.

Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon

328 pages | 46 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2017

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789089648235 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Written as the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, the works of Paul the Deacon (c. 720–799) are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. But until now, scholars have tended to neglect the narrative structure of his texts, which reflect in important ways his personal responses to the events of his time. This study presents fresh interpretations of Paul’s Historia Romana, Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni, Gesta Episcopum Mettensium, and Historia Langobardorum by focusing on him as an individual and on his strategies of argumentation, ultimately advancing a new conception of Paul as a dynamic author whose development of multiple lines of thought deserves closer examination.

Original author: Heath

Popular Music in Southeast Asia

Bart Barentdregt, Peter Keppy, and Henk Schulte Nordholt

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

100 pages | 15 halftones | 5.25 x 8.25

Paper $43.50 ISBN: 9789462984035 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

From the 1920s on, popular music in Southeast Asia was a mass-audience phenomenon that drew new connections between indigenous musical styles and contemporary genres from elsewhere to create new, hybrid forms. This book presents a cultural history of modern Southeast Asia from the vantage point of popular music, considering not just singers and musicians but their fans as well, showing how the music was intrinsically bound up with modern life and the societal changes that came with it. Reaching new audiences across national borders, popular music of the period helped push social change, and at times served as a medium for expressions of social or political discontent.
 

Original author: Barentdregt;

Datafied Society

272 pages | 20 color plates, 9 halftones, 2 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2017

Paper $31.50 ISBN: 9789462987173 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9789462981362 Published April 2017 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The ability to gather data that can be crunched by machines is valuable for studying society. The new methods needed to work it require new skills and new ways of thinking about best research practices. This book reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what it can reveal, introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization, and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation.
 

Original author: Tobias

Troubles in Northern Ireland and Theories of Social Movements

240 pages | 1 halftone, 1 line drawing | 6 x 9

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789089649591 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

This volume focuses on a number of research questions, drawn from social movement scholarship: How does nonviolent mobilization emerge and persist in deeply divided societies? What are the trajectories of participation in violent groups in these societies? What is the relationship between overt mobilization, clandestine operations and protests among political prisoners? What is the role of media coverage and identity politics? Can there be non-sectarian collective mobilization in deeply divided societies? The answers to these questions do not merely try to explain contentious politics in Northern Ireland; instead, they inform future research on social movements beyond this case.
 

Original author: Bosi;

Visions of Vienna

1 Introduction
Viennese Modernity and the Impact on Cinema
The Structure of the Cinematic City
2 Fairgrounds and Vineyards: Urban Topographies in the Viennese Films of Erich von Stroheim
Introduction
Reflections at the Fairground: Erich von Stroheim’s and Rupert Julian’s MERRY-GO-ROUND (1923)
Melodrama, Mass Culture, and Social Masquerade
Deception and Reflection: The Entertainment machinery
Sex, Romance, and Spectacle: Leaving the Prater Behind
Excess and Analysis: Erich von Stroheim’s THE WEDDING MARCH (1928)
Concentric City: Center, Circle, and Suburbs
Baroque Modernity: The Aesthetics of the Rotten
Repressed and Restricted Looks: A Geography of the Gaze
Meet Me at the ‘Heuriger’: Tales of the Iron Man
3 Critical, Controversial, Conventional: Viennese Girls in Films by Ophüls, Feyder, Hochbaum, and Forst
Introduction
Arthur Schnitzler’s Sweet Young Thing: Male Fantasy and Female Misery
The Viennese Girl vs. the Femme Fatale
The Viennese Girl in International Cinema
Max Ophüls, Vienna, and LIEBELEI (1933)
Variations of Reality in LIEBELEI: The Military and the Theater
The Gaze of Oppressive Masculinity and the Need for Disguise
The Kaiser and The Viennese Girl: Doing Away with the Habsburg Myth in LIEBELEI and DE MAYERLING À SARAJEVO (1938)
Happy Endings in Hollywood: Sidney Franklin’s REUNION IN VIENNA (1933) and Jacques Feyder’s DAYBREAK (1931)
The Viennese Girl and the Truth of Music in LIEBELEI
The Viennese Girl on Stage: Werner Hochbaum’s VORSTADTVARIETÉ (1935)
Will Forst’s MASKERADE (1934): The Viennese Girl and Social Folklore
Living Bakcstage, Dying in the Backyard: The Drama of Marginalization in LIEBELEI
4 Women and the Market of Modernity: G.W. Pabst’s THE JOYLESS STREET (1925)
Introduction
Leaving the Habsburg Myth Behind: Postwar Misery, Hugo Bettauer, and the Literature of Inflation
A Taste for the Real: New Objectivity, Cynicism, and the Cult of Distance in Weimar Modernity
The Weimar Street Film, the Street, and THE JOYLESS STREET
The Semi-Public Hotel: In the Realm of Purchasing Power
The Public Street: Taking a Walk in Melchiorgasse
Upstairs, Downstairs: Social Climbing Along a Vertical Axis
Mother and Whore: The Convolution of the Inside and the Outside World
Challenging the Male Gaze: The Female Subject in Armor
The Tranfer of Agency: Reclaiming the Joyless Streets
Pabst’s Film Adaptation of Bettauer’s Book: Omitting the (Anti-)Semitic Discourse in THE JOYLESS STREET
Death in the Mirror: The Killing of a Jewish Femme Fatale
5 The Sound of Make-Believe: Ernst Lubitsch and the World of the Operetta
Introduction
‘Retrospective Utopia’: The Myth of Vienna and the Operetta
The Meaning of the Waltz: The High, the Low, and the Great Fall
Contested Territory: The Operetta and Its Allure fro Cinema
Becoming Viennese: Music and Sexual Agency
Ernst Lubitsch and the Naughty Operetta Tradition
‘What a Speller!’: Noise and Speech versus Song and Dance
Making Love on a Park Bench: Private Boredom and Public Bliss
The Taste of Mandelbaum and the Greenstein: The Masquerade of Otherness
Jewish Sophistication and the Viennese Operetta
Coda
6 Conclusion
Acknowledgements
Notes
Illustration Credits
Filmography
Bibliography
Index of Film Titles
Index of Names and Subjects
 

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Original author: Seibel

Creating Memories in Late 8th-Century Byzantium

181 pages | 4 halftones | 6 x 9

Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789462980396 Published January 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Creating Memories in Late 8th-Century Byzantium is one of the key sources for our understanding of Byzantine history in the seventh and eighth century. This book offers a close look at that volume and its manner of representation of the past—Nikephoros's specific authorial method in the shaping of the image of Byzantine emperors and ecclesiastical topics linked with Iconoclasm. When seen through this lens, Creating Memories is revealed to be more engaged with and burdened by contemporary political and ecclesiastical strife than has previously been thought.
 

Original author: Marjanovic

New Year

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.001  Friday, 12 January 2018

 

From:        Hardy M. Cook

Date:         Friday, January 12, 2018

Subject:    New Year

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Prof Eugenio Biagini is awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Prof Biagini will be taking up a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2018, on religious minorities and the construction of democracy in twentieth-century Ireland. He reflects on his recent research and future plans here.

Prof Eugenio Biagini is awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship

We are delighted to announce that Prof Biagini will be taking up a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2018, on religious minorities and the construction of democracy in twentieth-century Ireland. He reflects on his recent research and future plans here.

Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

Original author: Mae Lyons-Penner
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Palaeography Slam!

At Stanford, we aim to create a dynamic and collegial research and teaching environment in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, both through scholarly exchange and through genuine intellectual engagement in our vibrant programs.

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