Monday, August 15, 2022

Open Access Series: Dotawo Monographs

Dotawo Monographs
Nubian studies need a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in post-colonial and African studies.
Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies brings these disparate fields together within the same fold, opening a cross-cultural and diachronic field where divergent approaches meet on common soil. Dotawo gives a common home to the past, present, and future of one of the richest areas of research in African studies. It offers a crossroads where papyrus can meet internet, scribes meet critical thinkers, and the promises of growing nations meet the accomplishments of old kingdoms.
Aligned with the interests of Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, the Dotawo: Monograph series presents both unpublished material from the field of Nubian studies and original research.

Nubian Proverbs (Fadijja/Mahas)

 


The Old Nubian Language

The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri

A Reference Grammar of Kunuz Nubian

See also: Open Access Journal: Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 

Open Access Monograph Series: Ägyptologische Studien Leipzig

Ägyptologische Studien Leipzig 
 
In der Reihe ÄSL erscheinen seit 2019 Monografien, die sich mit dem pharaonischen Ägypten beschäftigen und alle Teildisziplinen der Ägyptologie wie Archäologie, Religion, Kunst, Sprache und Literatur abdecken. Aufgenommen werden sowohl Erst- als auch Zweitpublikationen.
Die Reihe soll insbesondere als Publikationsplattform für überdurchschnittliche Abschlussarbeiten aus dem Bereich der Ägyptologie dienen und den Autorinnen und Autoren die Möglichkeit eröffnen, ihre Arbeiten im Open Access und als Print-on-Demand-Ausgabe zu veröffentlichen.

Andrea Sinclair

Outlooks on the International Koiné Style
Hybrid Visual Idiom from New Kingdom Elite Iconography

Ägyptologische Studien Leipzig, Band 3

Die Spätbronzezeit des Nahen Ostens ist bekannt für eine verstärkte politische und wirtschaftliche Interkonnektivität, da die Könige reicher Staaten wie Ägypten und Hatti bei der Jagd nach wertvollen Rohstoffen und Technologien miteinander konkurrierten. Ein Ergebnis dieser Interaktion soll die Schaffung einer gemeinsamen visuellen Kultur der Elite sein, ein Idiom des Königtums, das in der Forschung als "Internationaler Stil" bezeichnet wurde. Diese Dissertation kritisiert das Modell und untersucht Beweise für diesen sogenannten Stil aus Ägypten, insbesondere in Bezug auf Artefakte aus dem Grab von Tutanchamun, die in der Vergangenheit mit diesem Stil in Verbindung gebracht wurden. Sie stellt das Modell für einen gemeinsamen Stil aus Ägypten in Frage und schlägt stattdessen einen internen Wert innerhalb der königlichen Rhetorik der 18. Dynastie vor.

Nadja S. Braun

Bilder erzählen
Visuelle Narrativität im alten Ägypten

Ägyptologische Studien Leipzig, Band 2

Die Monografie widmet sich bildlichem Erzählen und überträgt etablierte Erzähltheorien auf altägyptische Quellen. Ziel ist eine Systematik für die Analyse ägyptischer Bildquellen. Davon ausgehend werden zum einen Darstellungen in Tempeln und königlichen sowie nichtköniglichen Gräbern und zum anderen Bilder aus dem Alltag - insbesondere Scherbenbilder - im Hinblick auf Bildnarration untersucht. Berücksichtigung finden außerdem historische Erzählbilder und deren Einfluss auf die Erinnerungskultur.

Katharina Stegbauer

Magie als Waffe gegen Schlangen in der ägyptischen Bronzezeit

Ägyptologische Studien Leipzig, Band 1

Unter den Zaubersprüchen des Mittleren und Neuen Reichs machen Texte gegen Schlangen und ihr Gift den größten Teil aus. Diese Sammlung von Sprüchen bildet die Grundlage für die Untersuchung der Merkmale der Textsorte der Zaubersprüche. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt der Arbeit ist eine Zusammenstellung des in diesen Sprüchen enthaltenen altägyptischen Wissens über Schlangen und ihr Gift. Zudem wird der Frage nachgegangen, warum die altägyptische Kultur so lange an der Verwendung solcher Sprüche festgehalten hat. Thematisiert wird außerdem der ägyptologische Umgang mit den Zaubersprüchen, der lange Zeit von großen Schwierigkeiten geprägt war. Die Arbeit enthält einen Katalog, der die 52 ausgewerteten Sprüche in Transkription und Übersetzung vorgelegt - jeweils begleitet von einer inhaltlichen Interpretation.


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Open Access Monograph Series: Late Antique and Medieval Islamic Near East (LAMINE)

Late Antique and Medieval Islamic Near East (LAMINE)
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Open Access Journal: After Constantine: Stories from the Late Antique and Early Byzantine Era

ISSN: 2732-8260
 

"After Constantine" is a peer-reviewed and open-access academic journal and it is published online once a year. Its purpose is to bring Late Antiquity to the spotlight by hosting papers that underline its importance to classic and byzantine studies and contribute to a better piece of knowledge in the academic community. Our journal encourages the ecumenical dialogue between historical, archaeological, and theological subjects around the Late Antique and Early Byzantine period, especially in the East. The academic team of the journal consists of scholars of different academic backgrounds (philology, archaeology, history, palaeography), constructing in that way its interdisciplinary profile and supporting the submission of relevant papers. With the combination of the interdisciplinary character and the online and open-access feature of the journal, we attempt to re-introduce Late Antiquity to the contemporary world and enrich the academic bibliography. "After Constantine" is hosted and published by the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC), an entity which operates under the spiritual auspices of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.

Issue 2 (2022)

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Open Access Journal: Mirabilia: Revista Eletrônica da Antiguidade e Idade Média / Eletronic Journal of Antiquity and Middle Ages

[First posted in AWOL 29 October 2013, updated 14 Augusy 2022]

Mirabilia: Revista Eletrônica da Antiguidade e Idade Média / Eletronic Journal of Antiquity and Middle Ages
ISSN 1676-5818
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The word Mirabilia in latin is a neutral plural adjective which means "admirable things" or "wonders" and comes from the verb mirare, to regard, look at. Therefore, this name evokes the admirable aspects of the ancient and the medieval times.

The Journal Mirablia is an on line publication which provides articles, documents and academic reviews produced by scholars of Ancient and Medieval History from all over the world interested in increase and debate their interests.

This publication is connected to the deeper concept of Cultural History, which is expressed in the relationship between History and the other fields of knowledge and centers its studies in the literaires, religious, philosophycal and artistical aspects of those areas and their relationship in time and space.

The Journal Mirabilia intends not only to unite the studies of different branches in human sciences, but also to link the areas of Ancient and Medieval History in Brazil. The reason of this ambition is a simple one: the Brazilian scholars and students have a great difficulty to access the sources and the recent publications, an habitual problem to the countries of the Third World. Therefore, by approaching the two areas and providing them with opportunity of reaching the research findings in Brazil and abroad, We intend to strenghten the Brazilian studies of Ancient and Medieval History, proportioning to a greater number of people the acess to the result of the researches currently developed.

Presentation 

Presentation

Articles 

Graphic parody in classical Greece

The Λόγος Τέλειος in Lactantius’ De Vita Beata: Philological Analysis of the Hermetic Fragmentum of the Divinæ Institutiones 7.18.4-5

The Interaction of Ambrose of Milan with the Emperor Theodosius the Great over the Dignity of Human Life

Dreamscape in La leyenda del caballero del Cisne: the creation of a lineage and the promotion of chivalrous values in oneiric episodes

Medieval latin manuscript culture of the Crown of Aragon. Transcription and study of the parchments of the 12th-13th centuries of the Archive “general b” of the Borja Library (Sant Cugat del Vallès)

A look at the alterity between the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. The perception of the other in some medieval and modern texts (1200-1600)

The divine ordering of Will and Power in the Book of Contemplation in God by Ramon Llull (1232-1316)

The missio ad intra and la missio ad extra in the thought of Ramon Llull

The process of islamization in Western Africa under the rulership of the Empire of Mālī

Deciphering Lo somni and its literary techniques

Gauberte Fabricio de Vagad (author of the first Crónica del reino de Aragón) and his poetic work in the repertoires and songbooks of his time

Medieval animals and gender configurations in the Colonial chronicles: discursive strategies and political order

Women artists in the Middle Ages: constantly self-represented, consciously ignored

Dominus dat sapientiam. Erasmism and wisdom as backbone elements of the action and the image of Charles V

The fish, the pearl and the daisy: admiration for Rafael and his works in the Spanish collections

Reviews 

 


Time and Soul: From Aristotle to St. Augustine

Johannes Zachhuber 
Funded by: Einstein Center Chronoi

book: Time and Soul

Volume 6 in the series Chronoi

Can time exist independently of consciousness? In antiquity this question was often framed as an enquiry into the relationship of time and soul. Aristotle cautiously suggested that time could not exist without a soul that is counting it. This proposal was controversially debated among his commentators. The present book offers an account of this debate beginning from Aristotle’s own statement of the problem in Book IV of the Physics. Subsequent chapters discuss Aristotle’s Peripatetic followers, Boethus of Sidon and Alexander of Aphrodisias; his Neoplatonic readers, Plotinus and Simplicius; and early Christian authors, Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine. At the centre of the debate stood the relation between the subjective time in the soul and the objective time of the cosmos. Both could be seen as united in the world soul as the seat of subjective time on a cosmic scale. But no solution to the problem was final. No theory gained general acceptance. The book shows the fascinating variety and plurality of ideas about time and soul throughout antiquity. Throughout antiquity, the problem of time and soul remained as intriguing as it proved intractable. 

eBook
  • Published: July 5, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110692754
Paperback
  • Published: July 18, 2022
  • ISBN: 9783110692723

Saturday, August 13, 2022

›Instrumenta domestica‹ aus Pompeji und ihr Design: Eine Untersuchung zur decorativen Gestaltung der Kleinfunde aus Insula I 10: "Instrumenta domestica" from Pompeii and Their Design: A Study on Decorative Principles of Small Finds from Insula I 10

Adrian Hielscher
book: ›Instrumenta domestica‹ aus Pompeji und ihr Design

 In this book everyday household objects (instrumenta domestica) from the Pompeian Insula del Menandro were used to examine decorative principles, their correlation and interaction. Against a design-theoretical and perception-psychological background, various questions are discussed: How does form support/prevent an easy use? What role plays the material? Where are ornaments and images detectable? Which ornaments and images has been chosen and what is their semantics? Consequently, the focus lies on ancient object design as an expression and part of visual culture. These objects