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Hearts Exposed: Transplants and the Media in 1960s Britain by A. Nathoo

By A. Nathoo

This e-book examines the connection among drugs and the media in Nineteen Sixties Britain, whilst the 1st wave of center transplants have been as a lot media as clinical occasions and marked a decisive interval in post-war historical past. Public belief of their medical professionals was once considerably undermined, and medication used to be held publicly to account as by no means earlier than.

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Digenes Akrites: New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry by Roderick Beaton, David Ricks

By Roderick Beaton, David Ricks

Referred to as variously the ’Byzantine epic’, the ’epic of contemporary Greece’, an ’epic-romance’ and ’romance’, the poem of Digenes Akrites has, when you consider that its rediscovery in the direction of the tip of the 19th century, exerted a tenacious carry at the mind's eye of students from a variety of disciplines and from many nations of the area, in addition to of writers and public figures in Greece. there are various purposes for this, no longer least between them the status accorded to ’national epics’ within the 19th century and for it slow afterwards. one more reason needs to definitely be the work’s specialty: there's not anything rather like Digenes Akrites in both Byzantine or glossy Greek literature. although, this distinctiveness isn't limited to its problematical position within the literary ’canon’ and literary background. As historic testimony, and in its advanced courting to later oral track and to older delusion and story-telling, Digenes Akrites back has no shut parallels of similar size in Byzantine or sleek Greek tradition. no matter if as a literary textual content, a historic resource, or a manifestation of an oral pop culture, Digenes Akrites is still, greater than a century after its rediscovery, repeatedly enigmatic. This Byzantine ’epic’ or ’romance’ has now turn into the point of interest of recent study throughout various disciplines because the booklet in 1985 of a noticeably revised version in line with the Escorial textual content of the poem, through Stylianos Alexiou. The papers during this quantity, derived from a convention held in may well 1992 at King’s university London, seeks to give and talk about the result of this new learn. Digenes Akrites: New techniques to Byzantine Heroic Poetry is the second one within the sequence released by means of Variorum for the Centre for Hellenic experiences, King’s university London.

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Psychology And the Department of Veterans Affairs: A by Rodney R. Baker;Wade E. Pickren

By Rodney R. Baker;Wade E. Pickren

Psychology and the dept of Veterans Affairs is a ancient source quantity that provides very important insights into the growth of psychology in view that WWII. The VA led the rustic in developing credentials for perform. Large-scale employment of medical and counseling psychologists within the VA resulted in the emergence of psychologists as health-care practitioners during this nation. Psychologists had major management roles within the VA's leading edge, huge, multi-site cooperative learn reviews, and pioneered wellbeing and fitness care examine in such parts as psychopharmacology, care of aged humans, and mental care facets in therapy of tuberculosis. Their paintings used to be very important within the shift towards a behaviorally pushed diagnostic handbook, particularly, the DSM-III. VA psychologists additionally helped identify a few traits for psychological overall healthiness companies within the kingdom, together with workforce remedy, compensated paintings remedy, and different rehabilitation courses. This booklet additionally tells how VA psychologists shaped advocacy networks between themselves and with individuals of Congress and the yank mental organization. it's one other narrative thread of the tale of the most important alterations in psychology and the reciprocal impression of psychology and govt that used to be began within the APA quantity at the heritage of psychology and the nationwide Institute of psychological health and wellbeing. aim readers for this ebook contain psychologists who paintings in future health care fields or have connections with the VA, and others attracted to the background of psychology and post-war American existence.

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An Episodic History of Mathematics. Mathematical Culture by Steven G. Krantz

By Steven G. Krantz

An Episodic heritage of Mathematics can provide a sequence of snapshots of the background of arithmetic from precedent days to the 20 th century. The cause isn't to be an encyclopedic heritage of arithmetic, yet to offer the reader a feeling of mathematical tradition and heritage. The booklet abounds with tales, and personalities play a robust function. The ebook will introduce readers to a few of the genesis of mathematical rules. Mathematical background is fascinating and profitable, and is an important slice of the highbrow pie. an exceptional schooling comprises studying assorted tools of discourse, and definitely arithmetic is among the so much well-developed and significant modes of discourse that we've got. the point of interest during this textual content is on becoming concerned with arithmetic and fixing difficulties. each bankruptcy ends with an in depth challenge set that might give you the scholar with many avenues for exploration and plenty of new entrees into the topic.

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Necessary Conjunctions: The Social Self in Medieval England by David Gary Shaw

By David Gary Shaw

Beneficial Conjunctions is an unique research of ways general medieval humans created their public social identities. Focusing particularly at the international of English townspeople within the later heart a while, the ebook explores the social self, the general public face of the person. It provides detailed awareness to how familiar norms of honor, constancy and hierarchy guided and have been manipulated via medieval voters. With variable good fortune, medieval women and men outlined themselves and every different through the garments they paintings, the products they adored, in addition to by way of their alliances and enemies, their sharp tongues and petty violence. applying a hugely interdisciplinary method and an unique conception makes it attainable to determine how own business enterprise and identification built in the framework of later medieval energy constructions.

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Nubia and Egypt 10,000 B.C. to 400 A.D.: From Prehistory to by Larry Ross

By Larry Ross

This is often the 1st e-book to say that the Black Nubians performed a vital function within the upward thrust of historic Egyptian civilization. Ross is the 1st pupil to argue that there's a shared beginning of Nile Valley Civilization among Nubian and Egyptian cultures. Nubia this day is called the realms of Sudan and South Sudan, and has been misrepresented for hundreds of thousands of years by way of Egyptian resources, which minimized the function the folks performed in global background. This booklet attracts on fresh archaeological findings that declare Pharonic symbolism, sacred bark, and serekh, are of Nubian beginning, no longer Egyptian.

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Amazonen zwischen Griechen und Skythen: Gegenbilder in by Charlotte Schubert, Alexander Wei

By Charlotte Schubert, Alexander Wei

Beforehand, a dead ringer for the Amazons that prevailed in classical antiquity has been predominantly interpreted in the framework of gender discourse. even if, Amazons were paradigmatic in all literary and pictorial genres and during all epochs of antiquity as representatives of assorted distinction in delusion and heritage, together with the regularly occurring and alien, self and different, in addition to settled and nomadic. As such, they seem to be a a part of very generalized substitute worlds within which buildings of the self and pictures of the opposite are co-mingled.

Das antike Bild der Amazonen wurde bislang zumeist im Rahmen des Geschlechterdiskurses interpretiert. Die Amazonen sind jedoch, wie die Beiträge dieses Tagungsbandes zeigen, in allen literarischen und bildlichen Gattungen durch alle Epochen der Antike geradezu paradigmatisch für die Repräsentation von Gegenbildern in Mythos und Geschichte: eigen-fremd, selbst-anders ebenso wie sesshaft-nomadisch. Sie sind somit Teil ganz allgemeiner Gegenwelten, in denen sich Selbstbild- und Fremdbildkonstruktionen vermischen.

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