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“Often informative, sometimes moving, and ambitious in its frank talk about what is oddly taboo: an inevitable experience for half of humanity.”—Publishers Weekly
“An erudite study of Titian’s small-format paintings of biblical subjects. Through a careful analysis of this group of paintings, and with particular attention to the early modern conflicts between the traditions of devotional images and theorizations of art, Nygren’s book revises our understanding of Titian’s position in the history of early modern sacred art.”—Jodi Cranston, author of Green Worlds of Renaissance Venice
“This excellent collection of essays on that old and timely subject brings out both the common assumptions and a range of controversies among liberalism’s founding thinkers. Add to the mix a healthy dose of disagreement among the essays’ authors, and there is much food for thought here.”—J. Judd Owen, author of Making Religion Safe for Democracy: Transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville
Tumblr Q&A with Dennis B. Downey and James W. Conroy, editors of Pennhurst and the Struggle for Disability Rights
Q. What was Pennhurst State School and Hospital and why should it matter to us?
Pennhurst State School and Hospital was a public institution designed for the segregation, isolation, and eventual elimination of citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It was an integral part of the eugenics movement, which held that “defective” citizens should be isolated, forbidden to “breed,” and eventually removed from the human gene pool. This belief system led. . . (more)
Booklist calls Menopause: A Comic Treatment edited by MK Czerwiec, “playful and enjoyable indeed, as well as moving, affirming, and solidarity-sparking.”
Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: Washington and His Generals, “1776”.
Published posthumously on the occasion of America’s centennial celebration, George Lippard’s Washington and His Generals, “1776” compiles into a single volume his five popular books of Revolutionary-era historical fiction. The first book, “The Battle-Day of Germantown,” features Lippard’s hometown and George Washington’s intricate and ultimately overcomplicated assault on the British during the. . . (more)
James Hoffmeier is a giant in the field of Egyptology. Among his many publications are two volumes of archaeological reports from Tell el-Borg, where he led excavations from 1999 to 2008. He is also well known for his interest in how ancient Egypt and the biblical world intersected, having edited and written several books on the subject, including the recent. . . (more)
This study investigates inter-, hyper- and architextual (or “transtextual”) poetics within the corpus of Assyrian royal narrative texts. The first section outlines a method of transtextual analysis tailored to the Assyrian texts, using a structural analytical methodology developed on the basis of pertinent modern theories. The second section of the book analyzes genre formation in the Old and Middle Assyrian periods in light of. . . (more)
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