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Oroonoko, or, The royal slave
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Behn, Aphra

Oroonoko, or, The royal slave : a critical edition / Aphra Behn ; edited with an introduction by Adelaide P. Amore.

Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c1987.

Abstract: The first woman in England to make her living by writing, Aphra Behn (1640-1689) combines memoir, exotic travel narrative, and romance to tell the story of the noble Oroonoko, a black man who begins life as a prince and ends it as a slave. The tale depicts the overthrow of a hero by a civilization that considers itself superior to him.Taken up by reformers in the long battle against the slave trade, reprinted and imitated countless times, Oroonoko remains a popular tale that introduces powerful themes onto the literary stage.

The Iliad
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Homer.

The Iliad / Homer ; translated with an introduction by Martin Hammond.

Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1987.

Penguin classics

Abstract: An ancient Greek epic which underpins the whole of western literature, Homer's "The Iliad" is a timeless evocation of the struggle to retain a sense of honour and virtue amidst the horrors of war. This "Penguin Classics" edition is translated with an introduction by Martin Hammond. "The Iliad" is the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization. The story centres on the critical events in four days of the tenth and final year of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It describes how the quarrel of Agamemnon and Achilleus sets in motion a tragic sequence of events, which leads to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determines the ultimate fate of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity he presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background. "The Iliad" is the first of the world's great tragedies.

Plays and fragments
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Menander

Plays and fragments / Menander ; translated with an introduction by Norma Miller

London [etc.] : Penguin Books, 1987

Penguin classics

Abstract: Menander (c. 341 291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of Old Cantankerous' (Dyskolos), the only surviving complete example of New Comedy, as well as fragments from works including The Girl from Samos' and The Rape of the Locks', all of which are concerned with domestic catastrophes, the hazards of love and the trials of family life. Written in a poetic style regarded by the ancients as second only to Homer, these polished works profoundly influential upon both Roman playwrights such as Plautus and Terence, and the wider Western tradition may be regarded as the first true comedies of manners.

The ghetto of Venice
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Calimani, Riccardo, (1946-)

The ghetto of Venice / Riccardo Calimani ; translated by Katherine Silberblatt Wolfthal.

New York : M. Evans, c1987.

Basic issues in aesthetics
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Eaton, Marcia Muelder, (1938-)

Basic issues in aesthetics / Marcia Muelder Eaton.

Belmont, Calif. : Wadsworth Pub. Co., [1987] c1988.

The Wadsworth basic issues in philosophy series

Women, fire, and dangerous things
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Lakoff, George.

Women, fire, and dangerous things : what categories reveal about the mind / George Lakoff.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1987.

Abstract: "Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal."--David E. Leary, "American Scientist"

The Hellenistic philosophers
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Long, A. A.

The Hellenistic philosophers / A.A. Long, D.N. Sedley.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: This comprehensive sourcebook makes available in the original Latin and Greek the principal extant texts required for the study of the Stoic, Epicurean and sceptical schools of philosophy. The material is organised by schools, and within each school topics are treated thematically. The volume presents the same texts (with some additional passages) as are translated in The Hellenistic Philosophers, Volume 1. The authors provide their own critical apparatus, and also supply detailed notes on the more difficult texts. This volume is equipped with a large annotated bibliography.

Thinking through Confucius
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Hall, David L.

Thinking through Confucius / David L. Hall, Roger T. Ames.

Albany : State University of New York Press, c1987.

SUNY series in systematic philosophy

The Cambridge atlas of the Middle East and North Africa
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Blake, Gerald Henry.

The Cambridge atlas of the Middle East and North Africa / [edited by] Gerald Blake, John Dewdney, Jonathan Mitchell.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: This new Cambridge Atlas is designed as an up-to-date reference source on the whole contemporary Middle East, from Iran to North Africa, with an emphasis on economic and social developments. In 60 pages of two-colour maps, each accompanied by a page of commentary and supplementary figures, the Atlas presents detailed information on the Middle East essential to the international business, political and journalistic community and to a wide range of students and specialists. The Atlas represents the first new map coverage of all these themes for some years and is one of the most accessible reference tools on the region.

Plans and situated actions
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Suchman, Lucille Alice.

Plans and situated actions : the problem of human-machine communication / Lucy A. Suchman.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: This lively and original book offers a provocative critique of the dominant assumptions regarding human action and communication which underlie recent research in machine intelligence. Lucy Suchman argues that the planning model of interaction favored by the majority of AI researchers does not take sufficient account of the situatedness of most human social behavior. The problems that can arise as a result are pertinently, and often amusingly, illustrated by the careful analysis of a recorded interaction between novice users and an intelligent machine, whose design has failed to accommodate essential resources of successful human communication. Plans and Situated Actions presents a compelling case for the re-examination of current models underlying interface design. Lucy Suchman's proposals for a fresh characterization of human-computer interaction which also incorporates recent insights from the social sciences provides a challenge that everyone interested in machine intelligence will seriously need to consider.

Patterns of moral complexity
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Larmore, Charles E.

Patterns of moral complexity / Charles E. Larmore.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Abstract: Larmore aims to recover three forms of moral complexity that have often been neglected by moral and political philosophers. First, he argues that virtue is not simply the conscientious adherence to principle. Rather, the exercise of virtue apply. He argues - and this is the second pattern of complexity - that recognizing the value of constitutive ties with shared forms of life does not undermine the liberal ideal of political neutrality toward differing ideals of the good life. Finally Larmore agrues for what he calls the heterogeneity of morality. Moral thinking need not be exclusively deontological or consequentialist, and we should recognize that the ultimate sources of moral value are diverse. The arguments presented here do not attack the possibility of moral theory. But in addressing some of the central issues of moral and political thinking today thay attempt to restore to that thinking greater flexibility and a necessary sensitivity to our common experience.

The history of the Jewish people in the age of Jesus Christ (185 B.C. -A.D. 135)
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The history of the Jewish people in the age of Jesus Christ (185 B.C. -A.D. 135) / Emil Schürer. Vol.3. Pt.2.

New English version / revised and edited by Geza Vermes, Martin Goodman and Fergus Millar.

Edinburgh : T. & T. Black, 1987

Abstract: Critical presentation of the whole evidence concerning Jewish history, institutions, and literature from 175 BC to AD 135; with updated bibliographies.

Democracy, Italian style
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LaPalombara, Joseph, (1925-)

Democracy, Italian style / Joseph LaPalombara.

New Haven : Yale University Press, c1987.

The modern urban landscape
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Relph, E. C.

The modern urban landscape / Edward Relph.

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

Italian art, 1250-1550
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Cole, Bruce

Italian art, 1250-1550 : the relation of Renaissance art to life and society / Bruce Cole.

1st ed.

New York : Harper & Row, c1987.

Abstract: This survey of Italian Renaissance art, from a new and different perspective, shows how art was a vital part of society and how all types of art and artists reflected the needs and aspirations of the culture from which they arose. Most books on Renaissance art are based on a chronological study of the major artists and their works. In this book, Bruce Cole covers the major types of art from c. 1250 to c. 1550, discusses their origins and development, documents their use and function, and describes their form and how and why the artists shaped them that way. Art is thus firmly connected with the life and society of the Renaissance rather than viewed as a separate entity: painting and sculpture are seen in their proper context. This survey of Italian Renaissance art, from a new and different perspective, shows how art was a vital part of society and how all types of art and artists reflected the needs and aspirations of the culture from which they arose. Most books on Renaissance art are based on a chronological study of the major artists and their works. In this book, Bruce Cole covers the major types of art from c. 1250 to c. 1550, discusses their origins and development, documents their use and function, and describes their form and how and why the artists shaped them that way. Art is thus firmly connected with the life and society of the Renaissance rather than viewed as a separate entity: painting and sculpture are seen in their proper context. After a wide-ranging introduction, there are chapters on Italian Renaissance art in relation to domestic life, worship, civic life, death and afterlife, and Renaissance images and ideals.

Twenty years of restoration in Venice
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Twenty years of restoration in Venice / [editing, Maurizia De Min, Caterina Tonolo ; drawings and maps, Giancarlo Calcagno ... et al. ; photographs, Dino Chinellato, Meri Gallo ; translation, Philip Rylands].

Venezia, (Italy) : Soprintendenza ai Beni Ambientali e Architettonici di Venezia, c1987.

Monteverdi and the end of the Renaissance
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Tomlinson, Gary

Monteverdi and the end of the Renaissance / Gary Tomlinson

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Berkley [etc.] : University of California press, 1990

Abstract: Combining a close study of Monteverdi's secular works with recent research on late Renaissance history, Gary Tomlinson places the composer's creative career in its broad cultural context and illuminates the state of Italian music, poetry, and ideology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Giuseppe Verdi, Otello
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Hepokoski, James A. (1946-)

Giuseppe Verdi, Otello / James A. Hepokoski.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Cambridge opera handbooks

Abstract: James Hepokoski provides a reliable summary of what is currently known about Otello, along with an interpretation of the significance of the work within Verdi's career. The book begins with a detailed synopsis which interweaves some of the specific stage action from the 1887 Milanese premiere. There follows a close consideration of how the opera was actually written: Arrigo Boito's derivation of the libretto from Shakespeare and the subsequent textual revisions; Verdi's composition of the opera from 1884 to 1887 and an overview of the revisions of the opera for Venice in 1887 and Paris in 1894. A further chapter outlines Verdi's own ideas for the performance of Otello and this is followed by William Ashbrook's summary of the opera's stage history up to the present. Professor Hepokoski continues by suggesting a new model for understanding the musical structure of Otello. The book concludes with a study of the opera as a work of Shakespearean adaptation.

Technologies of gender
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De Lauretis, Teresa.

Technologies of gender : essays on theory, film, and fiction / by Teresa de Lauretis.

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1987.

Theories of representation and difference

Abstract: "Technologies of Gender builds a bridge between the fashionable orthodoxies of academic theory (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory.... In sum, de Lauretis has written a book that should be required reading for every feminist in need of theoretical ammunition--and for every theorist in need of feminist enlightenment." --B. Ruby Rich..". sets philosophical ideas humming.... she has much to say." --Cineaste"I can think of no other work that pushes the debate on the female subject forward with such passion and intellectual rigor." --SubStance This book addresses the question of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women's cinema. It examines the construction of gender both as representation and as self-representation in relation to several kinds of texts and argues that feminism is producing a radical rewriting, as well as a rereading, of the dominant forms of Western culture.

Women writers of the Renaissance and Reformation
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Women writers of the Renaissance and Reformation / edited by Katharina M. Wilson.

Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1987.