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Ben-Zion, Sigalit
Tiny tear on bottom of d/j spine.The challenge of this book has been to rethink prevailing ideas about the social map of Jewish society during the rabbinic period in Israel. New insights were made possible by using anthropological theories and tools. The book explores the rich and complex relationships among the sages, priests, and laymen who competed in social, cultural, and political arenas for hegemony. It demonstrates that this struggle was not a simple case of displacement of the priestly elite by a new scholarly elite.In the process of constituting a counter-hegemony of the sages, there was a complex push-pull process: attraction-rejection, imitation-denial, and co-operation-confrontation. They undermined the old order by using the old hegemonic priestly discourse. Whereas the sages proposed a new order based on intellectual achievement, they nevertheless created on top of the earlier hegemonic order a new order of group nepotism, endogamy, ritual purity, and secret knowledge and education provided only to the proper social classes. Ben-Zion concludes that even in the process of resistance and disengagement from the priestly hegemony, the sages could not free themselves from the bondage of the priestly discourse and praxis. 349pp.N.B.Quarter inch closed tear to base of d/j spine.
Academic Studies Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781934843147
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Inventory #19960
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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208pp.
Media Prima and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #24892
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Mitscherling, Jeff
This absorbing study of Plato's criticism of poetry offers a new interpretation based upon central features of both the pre-Platonic conception of poetry and previously neglected features of Plato's various discussions of poetry and the poets. Professor Mitscherling's analysis is unique in that he concentrates on the philosophical significance of Plato's distinction between dramatic and non-dramatic sorts of poetry. Mitscherling shows that this distinction proves in fact to be central to the conception of poetry that Plato consistently elaborates throughout his dialogues. Mitscherling also makes a unique contribution by outlining a possible Platonic aesthetics, which draws on current work in phenomenology and hermeneutics in such a way as to promise an entirely new direction for current work in continental aesthetics. The author employs Gadamer's analyses of the ontology of the work of art, in conjunction with a phenomenological analysis of the aesthetic experience, in the construction of a foundation for aesthetics that is consistently Platonic. Mitscherling concludes with the hypothesis that Plato's criticism of poetry did not apply to poetry itself, nor was it directed to art in general or the educational system, or the Sophists. Rather, Plato was specifically against the technic of mimesis, that is, the technique of persuading by appearing to be what one is not, or by merely appearing to speak the truth.479pp.
Humanity Books, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591024316
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Inventory #20740
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 46.20 approx. - € 40.60 approx.)
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This book attempts to capture vignettes of contemporary heritage of Indian painting and profile the artist's personal journey.316pp.N.B.Small tear to base of d/j spine.
Vadehra Art Gallery, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 818773700X
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Inventory #18076
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 59.40 approx. - € 52.20 approx.)
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Fahey, John L.; Flemmig, Diana S.
Clinically orientated, this reference is intended to be of use to physicians and allied health providers on the front lines of HIV-spectrum disease care. Complementing larger texts on the subject, it includes resource/referral information. 536pp.
Williams & Wilkins, 1997, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0683029606
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Inventory #19853
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.92 approx. - € 6.96 approx.)
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