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The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca

The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

David Beresford-Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.001.0001

This book presents an archaeological case of prehistoric human environmental impact: a study of ecological and cultural change from the arid south coast of Peru, beginning around 750 bc and ... More

Red Strains

Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Robert Adlington (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.001.0001

With the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, a third of the world's population came to live under communist regimes. Over the next forty years, the lives of most people in the ... More

Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More

A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001

The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, ... More

The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy

The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.001.0001

This book investigates the use of secular space for music-making in Early Modern France and Italy. This era is remarkable for the growing importance of music in domestic life, ranging from elaborate ... More

Ancient Egyptian Literature

Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Roland Enmarch and Verena M. Lepper (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.001.0001

This book reviews the numerous developments in the theoretical framework of interpretation that have taken place over recent years. The application of more theoretically informed approaches to the ... More

Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Deponency and Morphological Mismatches

Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, Dunstan Brown, and Andrew Hippisley (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264102
eISBN:
9780191734380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264102.001.0001

Deponency is a mismatch between form and function in language that was first described for Latin, where there is a group of verbs (the deponents) that are morphologically passive but syntactically ... More

Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, and John Gowlett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.001.0001

To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both modern humans and the ancestral stages that brought us to this point. The core to that story has been the role of evolving ... More

Imaginative Minds

Imaginative Minds

Ilona Roth (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.001.0001

Imagination is one of the most distinctive characteristics of human thought. The supreme powers of flexibility, supposition and inventiveness that are its hallmarks, whether in science, technology, ... More

Defective Paradigms

Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us

Matthew Baerman, Greville G. Corbett, and Dunstan Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264607
eISBN:
9780191734366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264607.001.0001

An important design feature of language is the use of productive patterns in inflection. In English, we have pairs such as ‘enjoy’ — ‘enjoyed’, ‘agree’ — ‘agreed’, and many others. On the basis of ... More

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