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Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Mirko Canevaro, Andrew Erskine, Benjamin Gray, and Josiah Ober (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Social scientists and political theorists have recently come to realize the potential importance of the classical Greek world and its legacy for testing social theories. Meanwhile, some Hellenists ... More

MarmionA Tale of Flodden Field

Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Walter Scott

Ainsley McIntosh (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425193
eISBN:
9781474438711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425193.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Marmion (1808) is the second of Walter Scott’s grand historical narrative poems. Its sixteenth-century romance tale is framed within six conversation poems, each addressed to one of Scott’s friends, ... More

Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Chris Coffman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By reading written and visual artefacts of Gertrude Stein’s life, Gertrude Stein’s Transmasculinity reframes earlier scholarship to argue that her gender was transmasculine and that her masculinity ... More

Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers

Katarzyna Paszkiewicz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474425261
eISBN:
9781474449632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425261.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Genre, Authorship and Contemporary Women Filmmakers examines the significance of women’s contribution to genre cinema by highlighting the work of US filmmakers within and outside Hollywood – Kathryn ... More

The Land Agent1700-1920

The Land Agent: 1700-1920

Annie Tindley, Lowri Ann Rees, and Ciarán Reilly (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438865
eISBN:
9781474449809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438865.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book brings together leading researchers of British and Irish rural history to consider the role of the land agent, or estate manager, in the modern period. Land agents were an influential and ... More

Moving FiguresClass and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Moving Figures: Class and Feeling in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Corey Kai Nelson Schultz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421614
eISBN:
9781474449588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421614.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines how the films of the Chinese Sixth Generation filmmaker Jia Zhangke evoke the affective “felt” experience of China’s contemporary social and economic transformations, by examining ... More

The Pre-Raphaelites and OrientalismLanguage and Cognition in Remediations of the East

The Pre-Raphaelites and Orientalism: Language and Cognition in Remediations of the East

Eleonora Sasso

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474407168
eISBN:
9781474449670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407168.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book redefines the task of interpreting the East in the late nineteenth century, weaving together literary, linguistic, and cognitive analyses of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, illustrations and ... More

Seeing God in Sufi Qur'an CommentariesCrossings between This World and the Otherworld

Seeing God in Sufi Qur'an Commentaries: Crossings between This World and the Otherworld

Pieter Coppens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474435055
eISBN:
9781474449786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435055.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic hereafter is often imagined as a place of corporeal reward or punishment. But what is the place of this corporeal hereafter in the imagination of renunciant mystics who wish to completely ... More

Time and TideThe Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Time and Tide: The Feminist and Cultural Politics of a Modern Magazine

Catherine Clay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474418188
eISBN:
9781474449700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book reconstructs the first two decades of the feminist magazine Time and Tide, founded in 1920 by Lady Margaret Rhondda and other women who had been involved in the women’s suffrage movement. ... More

Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Jane de Gay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415637
eISBN:
9781474449687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This wide-ranging study demonstrates that Woolf, despite her agnostic upbringing, was profoundly interested in, and knowledgeable about, Christianity as a faith and a socio-political movement. Jane ... More

Essays on Hume, Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

Essays on Hume, Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment

Christopher J. Berry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415019
eISBN:
9781474449731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415019.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

A collection of essays by a leading scholar. The work selected spans several decades, which together with three new unpublished pieces, cumulatively constitute a distinct interpretation of the ... More

The Computer-Animated FilmIndustry, Style and Genre

The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre

Christopher Holliday

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474427883
eISBN:
9781474449618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427883.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre is the first academic work to examine the genre identity of the computer-animated film, a global phenomenon of popular cinema that first emerged ... More

The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political PartiesIdeology in Practice

The Foreign Policy of Islamist Political Parties: Ideology in Practice

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426640
eISBN:
9781474449779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426640.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Does political Islam have a specific vision of global politics? How has the foreign policy of Islamist forces developed in order to impose their ideas onto the diplomatic agenda of other countries? ... More

Language and Meaning in the Age of ModernismC.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

Language and Meaning in the Age of Modernism: C.K. Ogden and His Contemporaries

James McElvenny

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474425032
eISBN:
9781474444859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425032.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book is a historical study of influential currents in the philosophy of language and linguistics of the first half of the twentieth century, explored from the perspective of the English scholar ... More

ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

ReFocus: The Films of Susanne Bier

Missy Molloy, Mimi Nielsen, and Meryl Shriver-Rice (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474428729
eISBN:
9781474449595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428729.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The award-winning Danish director Susanne Bier has become increasingly known for her generic innovations and industrial fluidity, moving confidently between cinema and television at a time where the ... More

Ancient Greece on British Television

Ancient Greece on British Television

Fiona Hobden and Amanda Wrigley (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474412599
eISBN:
9781474449526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412599.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Ancient Greece has inspired television producers and captivated viewing audiences in the United Kingdom for over half a century. By examining how and why political, social and cultural narratives of ... More

Engaging DialogueCinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Engaging Dialogue: Cinematic Verbalism in American Independent Cinema

Jennifer O'Meara

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474420624
eISBN:
9781474449564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420624.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the centrality of dialogue to American independent cinema, arguing that it is impossible to separate small budgets from the old adage that ‘talk is cheap’. Focusing on the 1980s ... More

Reframing the AlhambraArchitecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Reframing the Alhambra: Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial

Olga Bush

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474416504
eISBN:
9781474444835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416504.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book undertakes an inter-medial approach to the study of the Alhambra, the medieval palatial city built in Granada by the Nasrids, the last Muslim dynasty in the Iberian Peninsula. Its aesthetic ... More

Affects, Actions and Passions in SpinozaThe Unity of Body and Mind

Affects, Actions and Passions in Spinoza: The Unity of Body and Mind

Chantal Jaquet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474433181
eISBN:
9781474445078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433181.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Nowadays there is a great enthusiasm for the Spinozan conception of the union of mind and body among modern researchers, such as Damasio. The fact that the Spinozan model has become very relevant is ... More

Anthropomorphism in IslamThe Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

More than any other issue in early and medieval Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbīh) stood at the heart of many theological debates. These debates were not purely intellectual; they were ... More

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