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The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1-3 in Irenaeus of Lyons (Bible in Ancient Christianity) ebook

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The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1-3 in Irenaeus of Lyons (Bible in Ancient Christianity)

In The Intertextual Reception of Genesis 1-3 in Irenaeus of Lyons, Stephen Presley explores the intertextual nature of Irenaeus' interpretation of Genesis 1-3 by drawing on contemporary discussions on the topic. Irenaeus interprets the creation accounts, Presley argues, in continuity with the rest of the scriptural witness through a series of reading strategies including: a literar

Tapestry of Light: Aesthetic Afterlives of the Cultural Revolution (Ideas, History, and Modern China) ebook

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Tapestry of Light: Aesthetic Afterlives of the Cultural Revolution (Ideas, History, and Modern China)

Tapestry of Light offers an account of the psychic, intellectual, and cultural aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Drawing on a wide range of works including essay, fiction, memoir, painting and film, the book explores links between history, trauma and haunting. Challenging the leftist currents in Cultural Revolution scholarship, the tone pervading the book is a rhythm of mel

A Grammar of Mbembe (Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages) ebook

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A Grammar of Mbembe (Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages)

A Grammar of Mbembe is a description of a little studied Jukunoid language which is spoken in the borderland of Nigeria and Cameroon. Present-day structures of different dialects are described and discussed with respect to diachronic developments. It is based on extensive fieldwork, but also takes into consideration previous work on Mbembe and other Jukunoid languages. The main topics

Between China and Japan: The Writings of Joshua Fogel

Over the past thirty-five years, Joshua Fogel has pioneered the study of Sino-Japanese cultural and political relations--understood as the intersections of the histories of these two countries. This volume brings together many of his essays and reviews in this new field. For a variety of reasons discussed within, scholars have been reluctant to look at these two nation's historical connecti

The Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming Through Qing (Women and Gender in China Studies)

This volume rewrites the history of Chinese women's literature by taking a truly inter-disciplinary (instead of merely multi-disciplinary) approach. In doing so, it ends up illuminating the centrality of writing women to the social, political, and intellectual lives of the Chinese empire from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Prof. Dorothy Ko, Barnard College, Columbia University

Otherwise, Revolution!: Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead

Leslie Marmon Silko's 1991 novel Almanac of the Dead is a profound and challenging analysis of late capitalist society in America and more widely, and the ways in which powerful minority elites ensure that their power is never challenged nor shared, through the complicit discourses of imperialism, patriarchy, religion, medicine, science and technology. Almanac's explor

The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write

The Things I Would Tell You brings together the works of over thirty established women writers of Muslim heritage, as well as young emerging artists currently leading the way on the UK’s spoken word scene.

Adhaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela, Warsan Shire, Kamila Shamsie and many others explore the universal themes of love, loss, identity, belonging and freedom in new fiction, poe