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  • Roots of Yogaby James Mallinson; Mark Singleton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.50

    'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time' Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the... more...

  • The Suppliant Maidensby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... more...

  • Language and Character in Euripides' Electraby Evert van Emde Boas

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 119.99

    This study of Euripides' Electra marries linguistics and literary criticism to provide novel insights into the interpretation of the play. Focusing on characterization, it demonstrates how the figures are shaped through their use of language, using new means of analysis to argue for a balanced interpretation and challenge prevailing views. more...

  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... more...

  • Tristan et Iseult (anonyme)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Une des particularités de Tristan et Iseult, ?uvre fondatrice de la littérature occidentale, est qu'il n'en existe pas un seul texte, mais plusieurs, tous composés au XIIe siècle : les versions principales, dont certaines sont très fragmentaires, sont celles de Béroul et Thomas pour... more...

  • Marie. Le culte de la Vierge dans la société médiévale (ouvr. collectif)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Quelle situation la société fit-elle aux femmes aux XIe et XIIe siècles ? Georges Duby s'interrogea sur ce sujet dans son séminaire du Collège de France à Paris durant de longues années. Parmi les diverses approches du problème, fut abordée, durant les années 1990-1992, la question... more...

  • Épopée de Gilgamesh (anonyme)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Transmise d'abord oralement, puis rédigée aux environs de 2000 avant J.-C. sur des tablettes, l'Épopée de Gilgamesh connaît pendant un millénaire et demi de nombreuses versions, rédigées dans toute la Mésopotamie. La relation la plus achevée des exploits héroïques de Gilgamesh, qui... more...

  • Histoire des animaux d'Aristoteby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Dans cet ouvrage, il procède à une véritable révolution en remplaçant les récits fabuleux par des études qui, pour la première fois, sont à caractère scientifique. En effet, jusqu'à cette date, les physiciens ? comme on appelait alors les naturalistes ? se contentaient presque tous... more...

  • Greek Fragments in Postmodern Framesby Eleftheria Ioannidou

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    This volume focuses on the adaptation of Greek tragedy between 1970 and 2005 in order to interrogate the relationship between tragedy and postmodernism; analysis of a range of adaptations from this period demonstrates intertextual engagements with prototype texts that have much in common with the main ideas expressed in poststructuralist thought. more...

  • Songs of Kabirby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    The poet Kabîr is one of the most interesting personalities in the history of Indian mysticism. A great religious reformer, the founder of a sect to which nearly a million northern Hindus still belong, it is yet supremely as a mystical poet that Kabîr lives for us. A beautiful legend tells us that after his death his Mohammedan and Hindu disciples... more...