The Hunter the Stag and the Mother of Animals

Titre : The Hunter the Stag and the Mother of Animals
Auteur : Esther Jacobson-Tepfer
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780190202378
Libération : 2015-04-08

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The ancient landscape of North Asia gave rise to a mythic narrative of birth, death, and transformation that reflected the hardship of life for ancient nomadic hunters and herders. Of the central protagonists, we tend to privilege the hero hunter of the Bronze Age and his re-incarnation as a warrior in the Iron Age. But before him and, in a sense, behind him was a female power, half animal, half human. From her came permission to hunt the animals of the taiga, and by her they were replenished. She was, in other words, the source of the hunter's success. The stag was a latecomer to this tale, a complex symbol of death and transformation embedded in what ultimately became a struggle for priority between animal mother and hero hunter. From this region there are no written texts to illuminate prehistory, and the hundreds of burials across the steppe reveal little relating to myth and belief before the late Bronze Age. What they do tell us is that peoples and cultures came and went, leaving behind huge stone mounds, altars, and standing stones as well as thousands of petroglyphic images. With The Hunter, the Stag, and the Mother of Animals, Esther Jacobson-Tepfer uses that material to reconstruct the prehistory of myth and belief in ancient North Asia. Her narrative places monuments and imagery within the context of the physical landscape and by considering all three elements as reflections of the archaeology of belief. Within that process, paleoenvironmental forces, economic innovations, and changing social order served as pivots of mythic transformation. With this vividly illustrated study, Jacobson-Tepfer brings together for this first time in any language Russian and Mongolian archaeology with prehistoric representational traditions of South Siberia and Mongolia in order to explore the non-material aspects of these fascinating prehistoric cultures.

Animal life in Europe

Titre : Animal life in Europe
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:590346092
Libération : 1870

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A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Animal life in Europe Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Natural History of Birds

Titre : Natural History of Birds
Auteur : John Lee Comstock
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OSU:32435078416930
Libération : 1854

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John Lee Comstock A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Natural History of Birds Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Mother Tongue

Titre : The Mother Tongue
Auteur : George Lyman Kittredge
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044097056378
Libération : 1901

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George Lyman Kittredge A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Mother Tongue Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Mother Tongue Elementary English grammar

Titre : The Mother Tongue Elementary English grammar
Auteur :
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ISBN-13 : NYPL:33433069247967
Libération : 1901

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A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Mother Tongue Elementary English grammar Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

Titre : The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines
Auteur : Timothy Insoll
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780199675616
Libération : 2017-03-30

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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research to provide invaluable insights into their function, context, meaning, and use, as well as past thinking on the human body, gender, and identity. Fullyillustrated and expansive in both geographical and chronological scope, yet both authoritative and accessible, it is the definitive resource in the field.

Bambi

Titre : Bambi
Auteur : Felix Salten
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781442486805
Libération : 2013-02-19

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The beloved story of a deer in the forest reaches a new generation of readers with a fresh new look. Bambi’s life in the woods begins happily. There are forest animals to play with and Bambi’s twin cousins, Gobo and beautiful Faline. But winter comes, and Bambi learns that the woods hold danger—and things he doesn't understand. The first snowfall makes food hard to find. Bambi’s father, a handsome stag, roams the forest, but leaves Bambi and his mother alone. Then there is Man. He comes to the forest with weapons that can wound an animal. Bambi is scared that Man will hurt him and the ones he loves. But Man can’t keep Bambi from growing into a great stag himself, and becoming the Prince of the Forest. Repackaged with a vibrant, fresh cover for the first time in two decades, this timeless tale of a young deer’s woodland life is an ideal collectible.

Profiles in Canadian literature

Titre : Profiles in Canadian literature
Auteur : Heath
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105016684511
Libération : 1986

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Heath A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Profiles in Canadian literature Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The White Stag

Titre : The White Stag
Auteur : Kate Seredy
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1435208277
Libération : 2007-06-28

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Retells the legendary story of the Huns' and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.

Images of Mithra

Titre : Images of Mithra
Auteur : Philippa Adrych
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780198792536
Libération : 2017

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With a history of use extending back to Vedic texts of the second millennium BC, derivations of the name Mithra appear in the Roman Empire, across Sasanian Persia, and in the Kushan Empire of southern Afghanistan and northern India during the first millennium AD. Even today, this name has a place in Yazidi and Zoroastrian religion. But what connection have Mihr in Persia, Miiro in Kushan Bactria, and Mithras in the Roman Empire to one another? Over the course of the volume, specialists in the material culture of these diverse regions explore appearances of the name Mithra from six distinct locations in antiquity. In a subversion of the usual historical process, the authors begin not from an assessment of texts, but by placing images of Mithra at the heart of their analysis. Careful consideration of each example's own context, situating it in the broader scheme of religious traditions and on-going cultural interactions, is key to this discussion. Such an approach opens up a host of potential comparisons and interpretations that are often side-lined in historical accounts. What Images of Mithra offers is a fresh approach to the ways in which gods were labelled and depicted in the ancient world. Through an emphasis on material culture, a more nuanced understanding of the processes of religious formation is proposed in what is but the first part of the Visual Conversations series.