Of all the books left out of the Bible, only the Apocrypha rivals the Pseudepigrapha in popularity and importance. This edition of the Pseudepigrapha was edited by R. H. Charles and was the definitive critical edition for over 70 years.
The Right to Privacy
Author: Samuel D. Brandeis, Louis D. Warren
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: The Right to Privacy by Samuel D. Warren, Louis D. Brandeis
The Digital Public Domain
Author: Melanie Dulong De Rosnay, Juan Carlos De Martin
Digital technology has made culture more accessible than ever before. Texts, audio, pictures and video can easily be produced, disseminated, used and remixed using devices that are increasingly user-friendly and affordable. However, along with this technological democratization comes a paradoxical flipside: the norms regulating culture's use - copyright and related rights - have become increasingly restrictive. This book brings together essays by academics, librarians, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers, who were all part of the EU-funded Communia project. Together the authors argue that the Public Domain - that is, the informational works owned by all of us, be that literature, music, the output of scientific research, educational material or public sector information - is fundamental to a healthy society. The essays range from more theoretical papers on the history of copyright and the Public Domain, to practical examples and case studies of recent projects that have engaged with the principles of Open Access and Creative Commons licensing. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the current debate about copyright and the Internet. It opens up discussion and offers practical solutions to the difficult question of the regulation of culture at the digital age.
The Book of the Courtier
Author: Baldassare Castiglione
Publisher: Courier Corporation
An insider's view of court life during the Renaissance, here is the handiwork of a 16th-century diplomat who was called upon to resolve the differences in a war of etiquette among the Italian nobility.
The Harmony of the Gospels
Author: Augustine of Hippo, Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
he Harmony of the Gospels is a book by the 5th century saint, Augustine of Hippo. In the book (which has 4 separate parts) Augustine assumes that Matthew was the first Gospel, followed by Mark and that John was the last. He then analyzes and relates the specific passages between the Gospels, to build a Gospel harmony. In the book Augustine views the variations in the gospel accounts in terms of the different focuses of the authors on Jesus: Matthew on royalty, Mark on humanity, Luke on priesthood and John on divinity.
Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.
Prosecuting Heads of State
Author: Ellen L. Lutz, Caitlin Reiger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The meteoric rise in criminal prosecutions of former heads of state is examined for the first time in this probing and engaging narrative.
The Quotable Machiavelli
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) is the father of modern political thought, but he is also one of the greatest writers of the Renaissance and his wisdom and style extend far beyond politics to encompass a compelling philosophy of life as well. In The Quotable Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars, offers a rich collection of the Florentine’s most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, including politics, the human condition, religion, love and happiness, antiquity and history, patriotism, and virtue. Drawing on Machiavelli’s entire body of writings, and including little-known quotations as well as famous passages, the book shows the full scope of his thought and belies the cliché that he was a "Machiavellian" cynic. In addition to Machiavelli’s own words on dozens of subjects of perennial interest, the book includes some almost unknown texts in which his contemporaries describe him. Complete with a biographical introduction, the book serves as a handy reference and a smart and lively introduction to a masterly thinker and writer. Includes a rich collection of Machiavelli’s most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, from politics to the human condition—almost 700 quotations in all Edited and introduced by one of the world’s leading Machiavelli scholars Serves as a smart and lively introduction to Machiavelli’s life and works Draws on the complete body of Machiavelli’s writings Features a brief biography of Machiavelli, a chronology of his life, suggestions for further reading, and an index
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.
Author: Lotte Hellinga, Martin Davies
Publisher: British Library Board
This stimulating collection of essays (all hitherto unpublished) is designed to honour the work of Lotte Hellinga on her retirement from the British Library, where she was for many years Head of the Incunabula Section. Scholars from eight countries range widely over the field of fiteenth-century printed books, writing on such topics as the shape of early type, authorship, ownership, and the building up of collections of incunabula, the binding and decoration of books from the presses of England, the Low Countries, and Italy, the earliest trade in printed books and the vicissitudes of the Gutenberg Bible in the sales rooms. The book is extensively illustrated and contains an appreication of Dr. Hellinga's career and a list of her publications.
The topics discussed in this volume include: Jonathan Swift; the 1798 rebellion; 17th century drama; l9th century Irish ballad sheets; modern Irish literary manuscripts, including those of W.B. Yeats, J.M. Synge and Samuel Beckett; the Long Room; and a brief history of the Trinity College library.
Oaths play an essential part in the political and religious history of the West as a 'sacrament of power'. Yet despite numerous studies by linguists, anthropologists and historians of law and of religion, there exists no complete analysis of the oath which seeks to explain the strategic function that this phenomenon has performed at the intersection of law, religion and politics. The oath seems to define man himself as a political animal, but what is an oath and from where does it originate? Taking this question as its point of departure, Giorgio Agamben's book develops a pathbreaking 'archaeology' of the oath. Via a firsthand survey of Greek and Roman sources which shed light on the nexus of the oath with archaic legislation, acts of condemnation and the names of gods and blasphemy, Agamben recasts the birth of the oath as a decisive event of anthropogenesis, the process by which mankind became humanity. If the oath has historically constituted itself as a 'sacrament of power', it has functioned at one and the same time as a 'sacrament of language' - a sacrament in which man, discovering that he can speak, chooses to bind himself to his language and to use it to put life and destiny at stake.