By Johan Thienard
Einer außerordentlichen Frau gelingt es aber, sich in dieser männlichen Welt durchzusetzen: Musa, die römische Sklavin, die zur parthischen Königin wird.
By Johan Thienard
By Frank Dugan
For centuries, peasants leaped over bonfires with accompaniment of tune, ale and courtship, in spring, mid-summer and fall, all to wrestle smut, rust, darnel, and rinderpest.
During those instances, rituals for defense of plants and cattle have been the first foundation of social existence and unity, and those rituals contributed to a lively plant lore that later transmuted into the rules of medication, botany, and sleek agriculture.
In Hidden Histories and historical Mysteries of Witches, crops, and Fungi, Dr. Frank Dugan, veteran plant pathologist and writer of Fungi within the historical global and Conspectus of global Ethnomycology lines the evolution of plant lore and crop security from the traditional beginnings of agriculture, via human civilization’s advances, and into at the present time, the place smooth witches now browse on-line for natural treatments and seek advice their county extension brokers on fit to be eaten fungi.
Through this precise e-book, Dugan stitches a wide selection of educational disciplines in a cohesive, interesting, and traditionally suitable textual content that opens a window at the cultures of centuries earlier and the crops inside them—a window made extra obvious through fresh advances in archaeobotany, molecular-genetics, paleolinguistics, paleo- and ancient climatology, agricultural heritage, and comparative folklore.
Chapter I surveys new proof of the effect of crises and catastrophes on social heritage within the deep prior, together with the position of weather swap, famine, and plant illness in constructing cultivated vegetation and within the far away origins of botany and mycology.
Chapter II examines archaeological and linguistic proof for early medicinal use of ethnobotanical wisdom, relatively by way of girls, and considers the more moderen mining of medieval and Renaissance writings for pharmaceutical purposes.
Chapter III completely records the looks of latest global vegetation (tobacco, potato, tomatoes, Capsicum pepper, and pumpkin, between others) in previous global folklore, specially in eu traditions. where of folklore in debatable theories of Pre-Columbian diffusion of latest global crops is evaluated.
Chapter IV lines the affects of literacy, advertisement seed catalogs, and store-bought medicinal drugs in diminishing plant wisdom bought from conventional resources. It additionally examines the production of latest "ancient" traditions of ethnobotany which are occasionally reliable folklore and infrequently "fakelore."
Chapter V examines the jobs of crops and agriculture in modern customs of attainable pagan starting place, focusing particularly on these intended to guard crop and cattle well-being. The mysteries and possible realities in their origins are frequently extra complicated and extra attention-grabbing than the normal, authoritative resources might suggest.
This exact publication applies to a lot of persons whose pursuits and components of research comprise agricultural background, evolutionary plant pathology and mycology, plant security background, ethnobotany, women’s reviews, natural drugs, and folklore. decide upon chapters should be a good supplement to periods in those disciplines.
By E. A. Wallis Budge
By Oliver Haller
By Gregor Forster
By Andreas Fischer,Ian Wood
By Henning Börm
By Eleanor Betts
The Roman empire afforded a kaleidoscope of sensations. via a chain of multisensory case stories focused on humans, areas, structures and artefacts, and on particular facets of human behaviour, this quantity develops ground-breaking tools and methods for sensory experiences in Roman archaeology and historic historical past. Authors discover questions reminiscent of: what it felt like, and symbolised, to be showered with saffron on the amphitheatre; why the form of a dancer’s physique made him instantly recognisable as a social outcast; how the dramatic gestures, loud noises and unforgettable smells of a funeral could have various meanings for family members and for bystanders; and why feeling the burden of a signet ring on his finger contributed to a man’s experience of identification. A multisensory technique is taken all through, with each one bankruptcy exploring a minimum of of the senses of sight, listening to, scent, style and contact. The participants’ person techniques fluctuate, reflecting the probabilities and the large software of sensory reports to the traditional international. Underlying all chapters is a conviction that taking a multisensory strategy enriches our knowing of the Roman empire, but in addition an know-how of the methodological difficulties encountered while reconstructing earlier experiences.
By Moustafa Gadalla,Daniela Mattes
By JoAnn Scurlock
In this assortment JoAnn Scurlock assembles and interprets scientific texts that supplied directions for historical medical professionals and pharmacists. Scurlock unpacks the tough, technical vocabulary that describes symptoms in addition to tactics and vegetation utilized in remedies. This attention-grabbing fabric shines gentle at the improvement of medication within the old close to East, but those pills have been basically inaccessible to somebody with out an services in cuneiform. Scurlock’s paintings fills this hole by way of offering a key source for educating and research.
JoAnn Scurlock (Ph.D., college of Chicago, 1988) is the writer of Magico-Medical technique of Treating Ghost-Induced health problems in historical Mesopotamia (Brill), the co-author of Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian drugs: historic resources, Translations, and sleek scientific Analyses (University of Illinois Press), and the co-editor of Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaoskampf Hypothesis (Eisenbrauns).
"Scurlock has masterfully assembled a compendium of cuneiform texts from Mesopotamia and unfolded the unusual and interesting global of historical Mesopotamian medication to new audiences." William L. Kelly, The Expository Times 127.12