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Mapping the Afterlife

Author: Emma Gee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2020-01-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 0190670487
Rating: 4.0/5 (87 downloads)

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This book is a tour of Afterlife landscapes from Homer to Dante. It argues that the topography of the Afterlife in Greek and Roman tradition, and in Dante, reflects the state of 'scientific' knowledge at the time of the various contexts in which we find it, and the landscape of the Other World is a way of exploring and assimilating the shape of this world. This book posits that there is a dominant spatial idiom in afterlife landscapes, which I call the 'Journey-Vision paradigm.' By this the author means the presence of two kinds of space in afterlife representations - the horizontal journey of the soul across the afterlife landscape, and a synoptic vision of the universe. This has, in studies of individual texts, often been characterised as an inconsistency or anomaly: many scholars have argued that the Vision of the universe is out of place in the underworld landscape. However, when one looks across the entire tradition, one finds that afterlife landscapes, almost without exception, contain these two kinds of space in one form or another. The function of this double vision of space - the Journey-Vision paradigm - is, the book argues, an attempt to harmonise the underworld, as the landscape of the soul, with the 'scientific' universe, and to understand humanity in terms of the cosmos, and vice versa.

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Mapping Landscapes in Transformation

Author: Krista De De Jonge
Publsiher: Leuven University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2019-06-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9462701733
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The relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes in space and in time The development of historical geographical information systems (HGIS) and other methods from the digital humanities have revolutionised historical research on cultural landscapes. Additionally, the opening up of increasingly diverse collections of source material, often incomplete and difficult to interpret, has led to methodologically innovative experiments. One of today’s major challenges, however, concerns the concepts and tools to be deployed for mapping processes of transformation—that is, interpreting and imagining the relational complexity of urban and rural landscapes, both in space and in time, at micro- and macro-scale. Mapping Landscapes in Transformation gathers experts from different disciplines, active in the fields of historical geography, urban and landscape history, archaeology and heritage conservation. They are specialised in a wide variety of space-time contexts, including regions within Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and periods from antiquity to the 21st century. Contributors: Karl Beelen (Karlsruhe IT), John Bintliff (Leiden University / Edinburgh University), Bieke Cattoor (TU Delft), Jill Desimini (Harvard University), Cecilia Furlan (TU Delft / KU Leuven), Ian Gregory and Christopher Donaldson (Lancaster University), Joanna Taylor (University of Manchester), Piraye Hacigüzeller, Frank Vermeulen and Devi Taelman (Ghent University), Ralf Vandam and Jeroen Poblome (KU Leuven), Reinout Klaarenbeek (KU Leuven), Sanne Maekelberg (KU Leuven), Steffen Nijhuis (TU Delft), Cristina Purcar (TU Cluj-Napoca), Changxue Shu (KU Leuven, FWO), Bram Vannieuwenhuyze (University of Amsterdam), May Yuan and Arlo McKee (University of Texas, Dallas) Ebook available in Open Access. This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).

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Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings

Author: Lynn M. Houston
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2019-08-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1440842558
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This reference investigates the role of landscape in popular works and in doing so explores the time in which they were written. • Discusses books and poems covered on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, the most-assigned pieces of literature on high school reading lists, and well-loved contemporary books • Examines specific pieces of literature in the geographical and historical context in which they were written, making this book especially relevant to core curriculum standards • Provides comprehensive content that is unique in the library market • Includes recommendations of complimentary works • Features organization alphabetical by work, making it easy to navigate • Maintains an accessible style useful for high school and general education college courses

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Immortality in Ancient Philosophy

Author: Alex Long
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2021-06-03
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1108832288
Rating: 4.2/5 (88 downloads)

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Re-examines the concept of immortality in ancient philosophy from the Presocratics to Augustine.

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Metonymies and Metaphors for Death Around the World

Author: Wojciech Wachowski
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 1000469948
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This book reflects on the ways in which metaphor and metonymy are used conceptually and linguistically to mitigate the more difficult dimensions of death and dying, setting out a unique line of research within Conceptual Metaphor Theory.// The volume argues that metaphor and metonymic descriptions of death and dying reflect taboos, concealment, and other considerations not found in figurative descriptions of life, producing distinct forms of euphemism, frames, and mental spaces particular to conceptualisations of death. The first part focuses on the more palatable concepts which metaphorically structure and help to better understand death. The second section takes a closer look at metonymy to illuminate the ways in which it allows a person to zoom in on death’s more inoffensive dimensions or zoom out on its more troubling aspects. A wide range of classical and modern examples from European, Asian, Australian Aboriginal, and African languages and cultures showcase points of overlap and divergence. // Opening up new lines of inquiry into research on death and dying and offering a linguistically-focused complement to anthropological and religious studies on the topic, this book will be of interest to scholars in cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, and cultural studies.

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Mapping European Empire

Author: Russell Foster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015-06-26
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1317593073
Rating: 4.3/5 (73 downloads)

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Empire and maps are mutually reliant phenomena and traceable to the dawn of civilisation. Furthermore, maps retain a supremely authoritative status as unquestioned reflections of reality. In today’s image-saturated world, their influence is more powerful now than at any other time in history. This book argues that in the 21st century we are seeing an imperial renaissance in the European Union (EU), a political organisation which defies categorisation, but whose power and influence grows by the year. It examines the past, present, and future of the EU to demonstrate that empire is not a category of state but rather a collective imagination which reshapes history and appropriates an artificial past to validate the policies of the present and the ambitions of the future. In doing so, this book illuminates the imperial discourse that permeates the mass maps of the modern EU. This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of political science, EU Studies, Human Geography, European political history, cartography and visual methodologies and international relations.

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Selfhood and the Soul

Author: Richard Seaford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0198777256
Rating: 4.7/5 (56 downloads)

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Selfhood and the Soul is a collection of new and original essays in honor of Christopher Gill, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Thought at the University of Exeter. All of the essays in the volume contribute to a shared project--the exploration of ancient concepts of self and soul, understood in a broad sense--and, as in the work of the honor and himself, they are distinguished by a diversity of approach and subject matter, ranging widely across disciplinary boundaries to cover ancient philosophy, psychology, medical writing, and literary criticism. They can be read separately or together, taking the reader on a journey through topics and themes as varied as money, love, hope, pleasure, rage, free will, metempsychosis, Roman imperialism, cookery, and the Underworld, yet all committed to examining central issues about the experience of being a person and the question of how best to live. The international line-up of contributors includes many established figures in the disciplines of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and ancient medicine, as well as several younger scholars. All have been inspired by Christopher Gill's contributions to scholarly research in these fields and their collective work aspires to honor through imitation his remarkable combination of range with focus.

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Mortal Mapping and Melancholy

Author: Bambi Harris
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-09-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1462054013
Rating: 4.4/5 (13 downloads)

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Penny Lane’s afterlife adventures continue at the elite Apollo Academy. Now the bonds of true friendship and loyalty are tested as she faces the hardest lesson of her afterlife. PENNY LANE SURE HAS GONE through a lot since her death. She’s mastered the job of melting, has served as a counselor in a ghost retrieval unit, and had even been thrown into involuntary time travel. Now she is in for the biggest adventure of her life: she is going to school! Penny and her handsome friend, Avery, have been handed their new assignments as students at the elite Apollo Academy, but the biggest lesson for Penny isn’t one assigned by any teacher. Penny is about to learn that things don’t always go the way she hopes they will. Her closest friend, the archangel Eric, has been sent away on a mysterious mission, and now Avery seems to have lost interest in her. Poor Penny can’t ?gure out why all of her other friends back home have mysteriously abandoned her. But not all hope is lost. As Penny struggles to understand why she has found herself suddenly alone, she is comforted by her new companions, classmates Elly and Alexander. She must try and ?nd the answers before her despair sends her to the underground.

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Mapping the Nation

Author: Susan Schulten
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2012-07-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 0226740684
Rating: 4.0/5 (84 downloads)

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All of these experiments involved the realization that maps were not just illustrations of data, but visual tools that were uniquely equipped to convey complex ideas and information. In Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a map.

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The Map of Heaven

Author: Eben Alexander
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 3
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1476766401
Rating: 4.6/5 (1 downloads)

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Looks at the experiences of people who have had near death experiences and compares it to religious and philosophical beliefs about the afterlife from around the world.

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The Map of Heaven

Author: Eben Alexander
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 034940352X
Rating: 4.3/5 (2 downloads)

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When Dr Eben Alexander wrote about his own startling near-death experience in Proof of Heaven, he was contacted by countless people from all walks of life. His story had touched them personally and they in turn had their own miraculous experiences of the afterlife to share with Eben. In The Map of Heaven, Eben recounts the astonishing stories he has heard on his travels, from near-death experiences and encounters with angelic beings to inspiring messages from departed loved ones. Each account helps us to understand just how vast the universe really is. Drawing on these accounts and lessons from religious leaders, philosophers and scientific investigations into the role of consciousness, Eben explores our true place in the universe and what exactly exists beyond death.

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Lessons Drawn

Author: David D. Seelow
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2019-04-30
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1476671583
Rating: 4.1/5 (83 downloads)

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Imagine a classroom where students put away their smart phones and enthusiastically participate in learning activities that unleash creativity and refine critical thinking. Students today live and learn in a transmedia environment that demands multi-modal writing skills and multiple literacies. This collection brings together 17 new essays on using comics and graphic novels to provide both a learning framework and hands-on strategies that transform students' learning experiences through literary forms they respond to.

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Mapping with Words

Author: Sarah Wylie Krotz
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2019-03-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 1442622261
Rating: 4.2/5 (61 downloads)

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Mapping with Words re-conceptualizes early Canadian settler writing as literary cartography. Examining the multitude of ways in which writers expanded the work of mapmakers, it offers fresh readings of both familiar and obscure texts from the nineteenth century.

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Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

Author: Thomas Page Anderson
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780754655640
Rating: 4.4/5 (556 downloads)

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An examination of political and cultural acts of commemoration, this study addresses the connection of representation of violence in literary works to historical traumas such as royal death, secularization and regicide. Incorporating contemporary theories of trauma, Thomas Anderson here analyzes works by Shakepeare, Marlowe, Webster, Marvell and Milton. By interrogating the difficulty in representing historical crises in poetry, drama and political prose, Anderson demonstrates how early modern English identity is the fragile product of an ambivalent desire to flee history.

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Mapping Beyond Measure

Author: Simon Ferdinand
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-12
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1496217888
Rating: 4.7/5 (88 downloads)

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Over the last century a growing number of visual artists have been captivated by the entwinements of beauty and power, truth and artifice, and the fantasy and functionality they perceive in geographical mapmaking. This field of "map art" has moved into increasing prominence in recent years yet critical writing on the topic has been largely confined to general overviews of the field. In Mapping Beyond Measure Simon Ferdinand analyzes diverse map-based works of painting, collage, film, walking performance, and digital drawing made in Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the United States, and the former Soviet Union, arguing that together they challenge the dominant modern view of the world as a measurable and malleable geometrical space. This challenge has strong political ramifications, for it is on the basis of modernity's geometrical worldview that states have legislated over social space; that capital has coordinated global markets and exploited distant environments; and that powerful cartographic institutions have claimed exclusive authority in mapmaking. Mapping Beyond Measure breaks fresh ground in undertaking a series of close readings of significant map artworks in sustained dialogue with spatial theorists, including Peter Sloterdijk, Zygmunt Bauman, and Michel de Certeau. In so doing Ferdinand reveals how map art calls into question some of the central myths and narratives of rupture through which modern space has traditionally been imagined and establishes map art's distinct value amid broader contemporary shifts toward digital mapping.

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The New and Revised Book on Ulema Secret Teachings on Anunnaki, Extraterrestrials, UFOs, Alien Civilizations and how to Acquire Paranormal Powers

Author: Germain Lumiere
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-04-22
ISBN: 055743842X
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For the first time, Germain Lumiere reveals and explains the secrets of the Anunnaki who created the human race some 65,000 years ago. A rare opportunity to enter their secret world hidden from us for the past 7,000 years. It analyses and explains step by step, the brightest and darkest secrets and mysteries of the origin of the human race, who created us, and how the Holly Scriptures borrowed their stories from the Anunnaki-Ulema books.

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead

Author: Eva Von Dassow
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2008-06-02
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780811864893
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Reissue of the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani, the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered, restored in its original sequences of text and artwork.