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Tracing traces from present to past / druk 1

a functional analysis of pre-Columbian shell and stone artefacts from Anse à la Gourde and Morel, Guadeloupe, FWI

Leiden University Press

Verhelderend archeologisch onderzoek naar werktuigen van schelp uit de pre-Colombiaanse tijd, maakt het mogelijk keuze voor bepaalde materialen en werktuigen uit het verleden te begrijpen<br/><br/>'Tracing Traces from present to past' is een onderzoek naar werktuigen gemaakt van schelp. Gebruiksvoorwerpen gevonden bij de pre-Columbiaanse opgravingen op Guadeloupe, zijn bestudeerd en omschreven op basis van archeologische, etnografische en experimentele date. Aanvullend w...

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The Story of Barzu / druk 1

As told by two storytellers from Boysun, Uzbekistan

Leiden University Press

In the area of Boysun, present-day Uzbekistan, there is a living and vivid oral tradition based on stories from the epic Shah-nama. Barzu, son of Suhrab, is tragically killed at the hands of his famous father, the legendary hero Rustam.

The storytellers Jura Kamol and Mullo Ravshan composed two different versions of the story of Barzu in the Tajik as spoken in this area. This is the first printed version including a translation of these stories to appear.

The stories have been transcribed and...

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Laminar technology and the onset of the upper paleolithic in the Altai, Siberia / druk 1

Leiden University Press

The Altai region has yielded a cluster of Middle and Upper Paleolithic stratified sites that have been recently excavated using a multidisciplinary approach. These sequences provide key evidence illustrating changes in material culture corresponding to the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic. In Europe, this phenomenon is associated with the replacement of Neandertals by modern humans. Based on this archeological data set, local scholars have put forward a scenario of regional...

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A crusader, Ottoman, and early modern aegean archaeology / druk 1

built environment and domestic material culture in the medieval and post-medieval cyclades, greece (13th-20th centuries AD)

Paperback || Athanasios K. Vionis || Leiden University Press

This ASLU volume examines the built environment and aspects of domestic material culture of the Late Byzantine/Frankish, Ottoman and Early Modern Cyclades in the Aegean (13th - 20th centuries).

On the basis of primary archaeological data gathered by the Cyclades Research Project, this monograph's aims are the reconstruction of everyday domestic life in towns and villages, the identification of socio-cultural identities that shaped or were reflected on pre-Modern material remains, and the hist...

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A Brief History of Islam in Europe

thirteen centuries of creed, conflict and coexistence

Paperback / softback || Maurits S. Berger || Leiden University Press

This book gives an overall presentation and discussion of the interaction between Europe and Islam ever since Islam appeared on the European stage thirteen centuries ago. The events and stories presented are to serve the understanding of present debates on, and notions of, Islam and Muslims in Europe.

The leading questions in discussing the role of Islam in Europe are: how and in what ways did Europeans and Muslims interact and, for those Europeans who had never met a Muslim, what was their ...

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Tussen fout en fraude

integriteit en oneerlijk gedrag in wetenschappelijk onderzoek

Paperback / softback || Kees Schuyt || Leiden University Press

De toegenomen aandacht voor integriteit kan men nog het beste bezien als onderdeel van een omvattender beroepscultuur in een verhard en kil maatschappelijk klimaat, waarin integriteit, als kernwaarde van het professionele handelen, niet meer vanzelfsprekend is. Er zijn voorbeelden te over.

Aandacht voor wetenschappelijke integriteit past geheel in deze ontwikkeling. Maar wat is nu eigenlijk wetenschappelijke integriteit? Is het van belang om er zoveel aandacht aan te besteden? Om welke probl...

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Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200 (Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture)

Erik Kwakkel || Leiden University Press

This volume explores the production and use of medieval manuscripts that contain classical Latin texts. Six experts in the field address a range of topics related to these manuscripts, including how classical texts were disseminated throughout medieval society, how readers used and interacted with specific texts, and what these books look like from a material standpoint. This collection of essays also considers the value of studying classical manuscripts as a distinct group, and demonstrates ...

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Rewriting Modernism

three women artists in twentieth-century China: Pan Yuliang, Nie Ou and Yin Xiuzhen

Paperback || Phyllis Teo || Leiden University Press

"Rewriting Modernism" offers a fresh reading of modernism from the perspective of three women artists - Pan Yuliang, Nie Ou and Yin Xiuzhen - who were professionally active at different stages in China's political history. Analysing Chinese works largely unknown in the English-language literature to date, Phyllis Teo investigates how the artists negotiated their identities in circumstances that made their status as women living in twentieth-century China particularly distinct.

Providing rele...

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The Persian Whitman

Beyond a Literary Reception

Behnam M. Fomeshi || Leiden University Press

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Big Books in Times of Big Data

Paperback / softback || Inge van de Ven || Leiden University Press

This book explores the aesthetics, medial affordances, and cultural economics of monumental literary works of the present. Using a wide-ranging international archive of hefty tomes by authors such as Mark Z. Danielewski, Roberto Bolaño, Elena Ferrante, and Karl Ove Knausgård, George R.R. Martin, Jonathan Franzen, and William T. Vollmann, van de Ven recuperates multiple strands of bigness that speak to the tenuous position of print literature in the present but also to the robust stature of ...