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Web of Life: Folklore and Midrash in Rabbinic Literature by Galit Hasan-Rokem

By Galit Hasan-Rokem

Net of existence weaves its suggestive interpretation of Jewish tradition within the Palestine of past due antiquity at the warp of a unique, breathtakingly tragic, and elegant rabbinic textual content, Lamentations Rabbah. The textual analyses that shape the center of the publication are knowledgeable by means of more than a few theoretical paradigms hardly delivered to undergo on rabbinic literature: structural research of mythologies and folktales, performative methods to textual creation, feminist conception, psychoanalytical research of tradition, cultural feedback, and folks narrative style analysis.The inspiration of context because the hermeneutic foundation for literary interpretation reactivates the written textual content and subverts the hierarchical buildings with which it's been regularly pointed out. This publication reinterprets rabbinic tradition as an enviornment of a number of dialogues that traverse conventional recommendations of id relating to gender, state, faith, and territory. The author’s process is permeated by way of the concept scholarly writing approximately historical texts is invigorated by way of an existential hermeneutic rooted within the universality of human adventure. She hence inns to non-public event as an idiom of conversation among writer and reader and among humans of our time and of the prior. This learn recognizes the overlap of poetic and analytical language in addition to the language of study and daily life.In eliciting folks narrative discourses contained in the rabbinic textual content, the booklet demanding situations conventional perspectives concerning the social foundation that engendered those texts. It indicates the subversive power of the constitutive texts of Jewish tradition from overdue antiquity to the current by means of stating the inherent multi-vocality of the textual content, including to the conventionally stated synagogue and academy the house, undefined, and different deepest and public socializing associations.

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The Realms Thereunder by Ross Lawhead

By Ross Lawhead

Historical legend tells of a military of knights that may stay napping until eventually the final days. The knights are waking up. A homeless guy is stalked through a light, wraithlike creature with a mouthful of needle-sharp tooth. Maimed animals and a number of suicides cluster round a mountain in Scotland. And deep underneath the cobbled streets of Oxford, a malicious hoard besieges a hidden urban. Freya Reynolds is a school pupil with a marginally of OCD and an obsession with delusion and folklore. Daniel Tully resides tough at the streets of Oxford, waging a mystery conflict opposed to an enemy merely he can establish. Years in the past, they discovered themselves in a global few recognize is actual. they've got considering that long gone their separate methods and attempted to place that event in the back of them. however the legendary international is now bleeding into our reality-a darkish religious evil that's manifesting itself in forgotten corners of the British Isles. Alex Simpson is a Scottish police officer who focuses on searching legendary creatures. jointly, they have to confront the previous, the current, and issues past to defeat the final word probability to humanity. not anything they have visible to this point prepares them for what awaits . . . within the geographical regions Thereunder.

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Hoein' the Short Rows (Publications of the Texas Folklore by Francis Edward Abernethy

By Francis Edward Abernethy

If there has been any excitement in any respect in hoeing, it was once within the brief row quickly hoed instead of the one who within the day’s excessive warmth appeared to stretch to shimmering eternity. And that’s what this selection of Texas folklore is, a chain of brief rows, simply and pleasantly hoed, promising a superb crop as a present for the reader’s labors.

Here are excessive toned girls and hayburners, loud pipes and calaveras, brown derbies and battles royal. And, oh definite, Welsh mains. And if those look like strange rows, they're still pleasantly hoed, and within the technique a lot might be discovered approximately railway lingo; the machismo of cockfighting and of the custom-made pickup; the cultured, didactic, and mystical features of baptistry work in Texas church buildings; the methods a few folks honor the useless on their Day.

There are funny memories of non secular mores; the summer season revival assembly; the ritual of a hog force; and sagas of households, the Santa Rita rig, poetry via cowboys and customary folks alike, and extra during this wealthy acreage.

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Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida by William E. McGoun

By William E. McGoun

To many of us in South Florida, and "oldtimer" is a person who has lived there for greater than 5 years. Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida considers the tradition background of the genuine South Florida "oldtimers" courting from 10,000 B.C. throughout the invasion through Europeans and analyzes the ways that they tailored to their setting via time—or prompted their atmosphere to conform to them.

South Florida is a organic island, its plant groups circumscribed through the southern limits of frost. Its peoples have been certain from these to the north and have been much less studied by means of students. lately the velocity of study has elevated, yet there was no test at synthesis seeing that John M. Goggin wrote his still-unpublished manuscript at the Glades approximately part a century in the past. Prehistoric Peoples of South Florida assembles the to be had wisdom and discusses competing theories, and does so in phrases which are comprehensible to the final reader. McGoun outlines a cultural procedure that maintained a magnificent continuity for 10,000 years—before being destroyed via centuries of eu contact.


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Myth and Geology - Special Publication no 273 (Geological by L. Piccardi and W. B. Masse, Editors

By L. Piccardi and W. B. Masse, Editors

This booklet is the 1st peer-reviewed number of papers targeting the possibility of fantasy storylines to yield information and classes which are of price to the geological sciences. development at the nascent self-discipline of geomythology, scientists and students from quite a few disciplines have contributed to this quantity. The geological dangers (such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and cosmic affects) that experience given upward push to myths are thought of, as are the sacred and cultural values linked to rocks, fossils, geological formations and landscapes. There also are discussions concerning the historic and literary views of geomythology. local insurance comprises Europe and the Mediterranean, Afghanistan, Cameroon, India, Australia, Japan, Pacific islands, South the US and North the US. fable and Geology demanding situations the common inspiration that myths are fictitious or another way missing in price for the actual sciences. The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top of the range peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign popularity for the standard of its work.The many components within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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