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The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre

The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre

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Author: Marília P. Futre Pinheiro, Gareth Schmeling, Edmund P. Cueva

ISBN-13: 9789491431661

Despite the fact that postmodern aesthetics deny the existence or validity of genres, the tendency nowadays is to assume that there was in Antiquity a homogeneous group of works of narrative prose fiction that, despite their differences, displayed a series of recurrent, iterative, thematic, and formal characteristics, which allows us to label them novels. The papers assembled in this volume include extended prose narratives of all kind and thereby widen and enrich the scope of the canon.

The University Library of Groningen

The University Library of Groningen

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Author: Gerda C. Huisman

ISBN-13: 9789491431784

Publication year: 2014

Four hundred years ago, on 28­February 1615, the University Library of Groningen was  officially instituted. This book celebrates the four centuries during which the Library matured from a single room with chained books to a modern and busy centre which is an information hub and a social meeting place as well.

Paleo-aktueel 25

Paleo-aktueel 25

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Author: Groninger Instituut voor Archeologie (red.)

ISBN-13: 9789491431777

Publication year: 2014

Met de jaarlijkse uitgave van Paleo-aktueel geven de medewerkers van het Groninger Instituut voor Archeologie (GIA) inzicht in een deel van het onderzoek van het instituut.

The splendour of power

The splendour of power

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Author: J.A.W. Nicolay

ISBN-13: 9789491431746

Publication year: 2014

From the 5th to the 7th century AD, the southern North Sea area functioned as an important cultural and  political bridge, linking two power blocks: the late Roman Empire and its Frankish successor kingdom to the south, and the Scandinavian kingdoms to the north. This book examines how the region's intermediary position is reflected in the jewellery and other ornaments of gold and silver found along the southern North Sea coasts, and how it relates to the formation of kingdoms and the expression of group identity after the collapse of the West-Roman Empire.

Gerard ten Haaff

Gerard ten Haaff

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Author: H.J. Klasen

ISBN-13: 9789491431739

Publication year: 2014

Dit boek gaat nader in op het belang van de achttiende-eeuwse chirurg Gerard ten Haaff voor de ontwikkeling van de kennis van brandwonden en ontstekingen in Nederland.

Reconstructing vegetation diversity in coastal landscapes

Reconstructing vegetation diversity in coastal landscapes

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Author: Mans Schepers

ISBN-13: 9789491431722

Publication year: 2014

This dissertation delves into the reconstruction of past vegetation at the most detailed level. It is not the objective to focus solely on the developments in vegetation over time, but to create an image of the landscape that must have been visible to prehistoric people.

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