Gorgias Précis Portfolios

Gorgias Précis Portfolios gather the collected essays of established scholars into an easily accessible and durable format. Also included in this series are collections of essays in conference or Festschrift format from different scholars but united around a common theme.
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From Concepts to Praxis

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0164-7
The contributors of this volume investigate not only human beings’ potentialities for violence and terrorism, but also for counter-terrorism and peace. They share with the reader their understandings, knowledge, and experiences of peace and nonviolence experiments set within different religious/cultural traditions, and the possibility of building peace communities around the world

The Historiography of Music in Global Perspective

Edited by Sam Mirelman
ISBN: 978-1-61143-669-3
This volume examines the perception of music’s past, in all its historical, geographical and cultural breadth. The wide-ranging collection of papers address the interpretation of past music cultures from the earliest records of antiquity until the present.

Papers in honour of Ron Newbold

ISBN: 978-1-61719-914-1
This book is a collection of papers dealing with different approaches to research of issues of power and emotions in the Roman Imperial and Late Antique world, from Marcus Aurelius to Queen Brunhild of Austrasia.

The Sacred Text

Excavating the Texts, Exploring the Interpretations, and Engaging the Theologies of the Christian Scriptures
ISBN: 978-1-60724-741-8
The Sacred Text presents an introduction to historical, interpretive, and theological issues relating to the Christian Scriptures. It presents an overview of the formation of the canon, discusses different strategies for interpretation, and describes how Scripture functions in different theological traditions.

Time and Astronomy in Past Cultures

ISBN: 978-1-60724-668-8
The volume contains 12 papers presented at the conference "Time and Astronomy in Past Cultures" (Toruń, Poland 2005). Five of them concern Near Eastern calendars and sky-watching, three are devoted to European archaeoastronomy (including a paper on Stonehenge), and two represent ethnoarchaeological research in the Baltic area.

Linguistic and Cultural Studies in Aramaic and Arabic

ISBN: 978-1-60724-586-5
The book affords solutions to some significant phonetics and phonology in Aramaic and Arabic. In the area of human language maintenance and erosion, the dynamics and timelines of such language phenomena are highlighted with relevance to Mesopotamia. Additionally, the book poses some innovative views pertinent to the progress of civilization from concreteness to abstraction with particular emphasis on writing systems

Enlivening the Past

An Asian Theologian’s Engagement with the Early Teachers of Faith
ISBN: 978-1-60724-103-4
This collection of essays offers an innovative exploration by an Asian theologian on various issues and themes that engaged the early teachers of faith. It gives special focus to the ongoing relevance of these issues for Christian theological discourse and praxis today.

In the Wake of Tikva Frymer-Kensky

ISBN: 978-1-59333-977-7
This volume consists of 14 papers delivered by Assyriologists and biblical specialists at the 2007 Society of Biblical Literature congress in sessions devoted to the scholarly legacy of the late Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

Studies in Arabic and Hebrew Letters in Honor of Raymond P. Scheindlin

ISBN: 978-1-59333-701-8
This volume contains contributions, in English and Hebrew, on the following topics: Biblical criticism, Medieval Biblical lexicography, Classical and Post-Classical piyyut, Medieval Hebrew poetry and science, Judeo-Arabic poetry and epistolography, Classical Arabic poetry and prose, and the history of Jewish Studies in America.