3quarksdaily: walter liedtke (1945 - 2015) - http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarks...
"WALTER LIEDTKE (1945 - 2015)" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Walter Liedtke, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's curator of Dutch and Flemish painting, was killed in the crash of a Metro-North train Tuesday evening. Liedtke commuted from the Upper East Side to his home in Westchester County, where he lived on a farm with his wife Nancy." - Maitani
On 3quarksdaily you find a beautiful video on "Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid: Discreet Object of Desire" by Walter Liedtke. It is quite long, more than 1 hour, but to me it is worth it. :-) - Maitani
Old Masters at the Top of Their Game - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/interac...
Old Masters at the Top of Their Game - NYTimes.com
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"The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? Why not rest on the laurels and the oars?" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The short answer is Dr. Samuel Johnson’s, in a letter to James Boswell in 1777: “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” A longer answer is that of the 19th-century Japanese artist Hokusai, who at 75 added a postscript to the first printing of his “One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji”:" - Maitani
Deep Habits: Work Analog - Study Hacks - Cal Newport - http://calnewport.com/blog...
Deep Habits: Work Analog - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
"I’ve written enough books at this point to notice trends about the process. Case in point, while many stages of pulling together a book end up going slower than expected, there’s one stage, in particular, that typically goes quicker: polishing the manuscript." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The magic ingredient, I suspect, is the analog nature of the process. A computer is a portal to near endless distraction. Because we use these machines for so much of our efforts, the staccato rhythm of broken concentration they generate begins to feel natural — as if this is the necessary experience of work." - Maitani
Learning with all the senses: Movement, images facilitate vocabulary learning -- ScienceDaily - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Learning with all the senses: Movement, images facilitate vocabulary learning -- ScienceDaily
""Atesi" - what sounds like a word from the Elven language of Lord of the Rings is actually a Vimmish word meaning "thought". Scientists have used Vimmish, an artificial language specifically developed for scientific research, to study how people can best memorize foreign-language terms. According to the researchers, it is easier to learn vocabulary if the brain can link a given word with different sensory perceptions. The motor system in the brain appears to be especially important: When someone not only hears vocabulary in a foreign language, but expresses it using gestures, they will be more likely to remember it. Also helpful, although to a slightly lesser extent, is learning with images that correspond to the word. Learning methods that involve several senses, and in particular those that use gestures, are therefore superior to those based only on listening or reading." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Thus, we learn with all our senses. Taste and smell also have a role in learning, and feelings play an important part too. But does multisensory learning work according to the principle: the more senses, the better? "That could well be so," says von Kriegstein, "but we don't know how much the learning outcomes improve with the addition of more senses. Ideally, however, the individual... more... - Maitani
Our habitat: the etymology of “home” | OUPblog - http://blog.oup.com/2015...
Our habitat: the etymology of “home” | OUPblog
Our habitat: the etymology of “home” | OUPblog
"When it comes to origins, we know as little about the word home as about the word house. Distinguished American linguist Winfred P. Lehmann noted that no Indo-European terminology for even small settlements has been preserved in Germanic. Here an important distinction should be made. Etymologists have spent centuries searching for the ancient roots that spawned the vocabulary of our old and modern languages. To be sure, the reconstructed roots of the ancient Indo-Europeans never floated independently of whole nouns and verbs; they are only the common part of the words that according to our theories are related, but the established relations are probably real. Fierce debates about minutiae only show that modern scholars don’t know how to deal with the embarrassment of riches; yet one of the variants they have proposed may be correct—no small achievement. This is where Lehmann’s conclusion comes in. Let us suppose that the ancient root of the word house meant “to hide” (this is an... more... - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Here is a short list that illustrates Lehmann’s point: burg, thorp (its German cognate Dorf “village” has much greater currency than Engl. thorp), yard, and the nouns that interest us most of all: house and home. One example to make the situation clear will suffice. Let us agree for the sake of argument that thorp is akin to a Hittite verb meaning “to collect.” If so, thorp was coined... more... - Maitani
heidegger'in yazilarina da baksaymis keske. - seyif
A timeline of the Reformation | OUPblog - http://blog.oup.com/2015...
A timeline of the Reformation | OUPblog
"The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God’s will was to be discerned, and how humans were to be ‘saved’. However, these debates did not remain confined to a narrow sphere of theology. They came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic developments; relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Below we take a look at some of the key events that shaped the Reformation. In The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation Peter Marshall and a team of experts tell the story of how a multitude of rival groups and individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of ‘reform’." - Maitani
The Indo-European Homeland from Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives - Annual Review of Linguistics, 1(1):199 - http://www.annualreviews.org/doi...
The Indo-European Homeland from Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives - Annual Review of Linguistics, 1(1):199
The Indo-European Homeland from Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives - Annual Review of Linguistics, 1(1):199
The Indo-European Homeland from Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives - Annual Review of Linguistics, 1(1):199
"Archaeological evidence and linguistic evidence converge in support of an origin of Indo-European languages on the Pontic-Caspian steppes around 4,000 years BCE. The evidence is so strong that arguments in support of other hypotheses should be reexamined." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"For two centuries, the identification of the “homeland” of the Indo-European (IE) languages and the details of the family’s diversification and expansion have remained unsolved problems. One reason is the difficulty of linking linguistic evidence with archaeological evidence in the absence of archaeological finds of writing; another is that the problem’s solution requires an... more... - Maitani
Annual Review of Linguistics - Table Of Contents - Volume 1, 2015 - http://www.annualreviews.org/toc...
Annual Review of Linguistics - Table Of Contents - Volume 1, 2015
"Annual Reviews is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the worldwide scientific community with a useful and intelligent synthesis of the primary research literature for a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in scientific literature as indexed by the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR)." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The Annual Review of Linguistics, publishing in 2015, will cover significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces. Reviews will synthesize advances in linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language change, biology and evolution of language, typology, as well as applications of linguistics in many domains." - Maitani
A Calendar Page for February 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog - http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitis...
A Calendar Page for February 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog
A Calendar Page for February 2015 - Medieval manuscripts blog
"For this month, the bas-de-page scene is an appropriately wintry and barren one. In the foreground, two ruddy-faced labourers prune back vines, while another carries off the trimmings for firewood in a bundle on his back (note how he is wearing medieval mittens against the cold!). A female figure is following in his footsteps in the background, and to the right a team of oxen draw a plough through a frosty field. The Zodiac sign for this month is Pisces, shown at the top of the page. The border contains four roundels for the key religious festivals of the month, which are picked out in red in the calendar.  These are the feast days of the Purification of the Virgin Mary (also known as the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, or Candlemas), Saints Vedastus and Amandus (two bishops from northern France/Belgium, close to where the manuscript originated), the Chair of St Peter, and St Matthias." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
A Winter Walk through Fort Tryon Park | The Metropolitan Museum of Art - http://www.metmuseum.org/visit...
A Winter Walk through Fort Tryon Park | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
""How do you get to The Cloisters?" For me and the two full-time gardeners charged with the care of Fort Tryon Park's sixty-seven acres of forest and two historic gardens, this is the question we are asked the most. Our answer changes from season to season: the paths don't move, but the flowers do, and we always guide visitors through the most beautiful experience the season offers." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"In that spirit, we gardeners would like to entice you to take a winter walk through Fort Tryon Park to The Cloisters museum and gardens by showing you some of the horticultural gems you'll see along the way." - Maitani
OIMP 38. A Cosmopolitan City | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago - http://oi.uchicago.edu/researc...
OIMP 38. A Cosmopolitan City | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
"This companion volume to the exhibit of the same name examines the multicultural city of Fustat, capital of medieval Egypt and predecessor to modern Cairo. It explores the interactions of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities within urban city life. These three communities practiced their own beliefs and enacted communal self-government, but they also intermingled on a daily basis and practiced shared traditions of life. Essays by leading scholars examine the different religions and languages found at Fustat, as well as cultural aspects of daily life such as food, industry, and education. The lavishly illustrated catalog presents a new analysis of the Oriental Institute’s collection of artifacts and textual materials from 7th through 12th-century Egypt. Highlights include documents from the Cairo Genizah (a document repository) of the Ben Ezra Synagogue as well as never-before-published artifacts from archaeological excavations conducted at Fustat by George Scanlon on behalf of... more... - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Terms of Use: The electronic files are only to be distributed from the Oriental Institute's Web site. Individuals, libraries, institutions, and others may download one complimentary copy for their own personal use. ©The University of Chicago. Links to the Institute's Web site are welcomed." - Maitani
Eurozine - Optimism of intellect - David Marcus, Roman Schmidt A conversation with David Marcus - http://www.eurozine.com/article...
Eurozine - Optimism of intellect - David Marcus, Roman Schmidt A conversation with David Marcus
"Thanks to a new wave of small intellectual magazines, an infectious buzz has returned to public debate in the United States. Roman Schmidt talks to David Marcus who, as a new editor at Dissent, is well placed to provide the lowdown what's driving this genuinely critical movement." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Roman Schmidt: A few years ago, it seemed like the genre of the American intellectual journal was to going to die, slowly and unnoticed, followed by a smaller and smaller flock whose average age gradually approached that of one of their most celebrated shepherds, Bob Silvers, now 84 and the editor of The New York Review of Books. But not so. In the past decade, a whole new set of... more... - Maitani
Russian Fairytales (1915) | The Public Domain Review - http://publicdomainreview.org/collect...
"A collection of Russian fairytales translated from the Russian of Nikolai Polevoy, a notable editor, writer, translator in the early 19th century. The translations were made by Robert Nisbet Bain, a British historian who worked for the British Museum, and a polyglot who could reportedly speak over twenty languages fluently. He famously taught himself Hungarian in order that he could read the works of Mór Jókai in the original after first reading him in German, going on to become the most prolific translator into English from Hungarian in the nineteenth century." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Baba Yaga! - Eivind
@eivind you know (about) Baba Yaga? o_O - A. T.
Baba Yaga and other Fairytales: http://www.boredpanda.com/dark-si... - justcupoftea
I do, silpol. I don't remember when I first encountered her, but I know I encountered her in The Secret History of Moscow, by Ekaterina Sedia :) - Eivind
^ just... wow - A. T.
@justcupoftea thanks! - A. T.
"The cooperative network Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies is dedicated to academic dialogue in the field of Oriental manuscript studies with the focus on the Mediterranean and North African cultural areas. It organizes conferences and workshops; publishes journals and monographs; issues a regular mailing list; and facilitates exchange and cooperation in related fields" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Dyeing for Color | The Metropolitan Museum of Art - http://www.metmuseum.org/visit...
Dyeing for Color | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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"This fall I planted saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) corms in the bed devoted to the medieval plants used by artists and craftsmen. I was pleasantly surprised that within a handful of weeks, the infamous saffron crocus was in bloom. The C. sativus is a type of autumn-blooming crocus (yes, that's right: it blooms in the autumn, not the spring) with origins in southern Europe and southwestern Asia, and probably stems from the wild crocus (Crocus cartwrightianus) native to the Greek island of Crete and mainland Greece (Cardon 302)." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"C. sativus is attractive, with its fragrant, lilac-purple flowers and characteristic three red stigmas and yellow anthers. Crocus comes from the Greek krokos, meaning thread, and refers to the plants' slender stigmas. The stigmas are hand-picked, ideally on a sunny morning when the flowers have fully opened, and then dried, giving us the world's most expensive spice: saffron. The... more... - Maitani
Ancient Scrolls, Burned in Vesuvius Volcano Eruption, Deciphered by Advanced X-Ray Scans - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article...
Ancient Scrolls, Burned in Vesuvius Volcano Eruption, Deciphered by Advanced X-Ray Scans - Scientific American
"Scientists in Italy have managed to decipher text on a badly scorched papyrus roll from Herculaneum, a town destroyed with Pompeii in the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79AD. The imaging technique they used may allow archaeologists to analyse other texts previously thought to be too badly damaged to read." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Hundreds of carbonised papyrus rolls were excavated from the ‘Villa of the Papyri’ in Herculaneum in 1754, said to contain the only surviving library from antiquity. Many of the texts were later stored in the National Library of Naples and several were given to Napoléon Bonaparte as a gift in 1802." - Maitani
Goya: Order and Disorder by Colm Tóibín | The Gallery | The New York Review of Books - http://www.nybooks.com/blogs...
Goya: Order and Disorder by Colm Tóibín | The Gallery | The New York Review of Books
Goya: Order and Disorder by Colm Tóibín | The Gallery | The New York Review of Books
Goya: Order and Disorder by Colm Tóibín | The Gallery | The New York Review of Books
"There are two ways, perhaps, of looking at Franciso Goya,” writes Colm Tóibín in the Review’s December 18, 2014 issue. In the first version, Goya, who was born near Zaragoza in 1746 and died in exile in France in 1828, “was almost innocent, a serious and ambitious artist interested in mortality and beauty, but also playful and mischievous, until politics and history darkened his imagination…. In the second version, it is as though a war was going on within Goya’s psyche from the very start…. His imagination was ripe for horror.” We present below a series of prints and paintings from the show under review—the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s “Goya: Order and Disorder,” now closed—along with commentary on the images drawn from Tóibín’s piece." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
Recovering Assur | The ASOR Blog - http://asorblog.org/recover...
Recovering Assur | The ASOR Blog
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"Perched on the western bank of the Tigris River just about the confluence with the Lesser Zab River, Assur was settled at least since the late Early Dynastic period (about 2500 B.C.). In the beginning of the second millennium, the Old Assyrian period, Assur became the capital of a first Assyrian state and was an important town with a widespread trading network reaching from Iran and Babylonia to Anatolia, trading in metals and textiles. Assur’s location enabled the town to control the trade routes in all directions. In the second half of the second millennium Assur became the capital of the Middle Assyrian Empire. Though in the 9th century the mighty Neo-Assyrian kings had moved to other towns and built their residences in nearby Nimrud, Khorsabad, and Nineveh, Assur still was the religious center of Assyria: the temple of the national god Ashur remained in this town. Some Assyrian kings even returned to Assur after their death, and were buried in the so-called Old Palace, the palace of the forefathers." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
BBC News - Toy trains from the past 200 years - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Toy trains from the past 200 years
"What is it about toy trains that has continued to entertain children, admittedly mostly boys, for nearly two centuries? A major new exhibition is about to find out." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"They ran to your own personal timetable. Engineering work at weekends was rare. And there were never leaves on the line, just the occasional bit of fluff from the living room carpet. For decades, toy trains have enthralled generations of youngsters - and this coming March the National Railway Museum, in York, looks into why children love them so much, in its exhibition Playing Trains." - Maitani
I had a huge train set when I was small. - Greg GuitarBuster
When my son was small, we began to buy toy trains and train sets, just because we were so thrilled about playing with them.The boy never got excited about them. - Maitani
Now Available Online – From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad | kleos@CHS - http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/...
Now Available Online – From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad | kleos@CHS
"The Center for Hellenic Studies is pleased to announce the online publication of From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad, by Christos Tsagalis on the CHS website." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"What do we mean by “space” in the Iliad? The aim of this book is to offer a systematic and comprehensive presentation of the different types and functions of space in the earliest work of Greek literature. By adopting a twofold division between simple and embedded story space, the former pertaining to the actions of characters and the latter to their thoughts, Christos Tsagalis shows how character drawing and authority are deeply influenced by active spatial representation." - Maitani
‘Persia’ and the western imagination | OUPblog - http://blog.oup.com/2015...
‘Persia’ and the western imagination | OUPblog
"Iran has long had a difficult relationship with the West. Ever since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 overthrew the monarchy and established an Islamic Republic, Iran has been associated in the popular consciousness with militant Islam and radical anti-Westernism. ‘Persia’ by contrast has long been a source of fascination in the Western imagination eliciting both awe and contempt that only familiarity can bring. Indeed if ‘Iran’ seems altogether alien to us, ‘Persia’ seems strangely familiar. There are few cultural icons or aspirations that we would associate with Iran; there are by contrast quite a few we would relate to Persia, most obviously carpets, the occasional cat and for the truly affluent, caviar. That these two words would elicit such dramatically different associations is all the more striking because they are describing the same place. Persia is simply the name inherited from the Greeks and the Romans for the great empire to the East that its inhabitants came to know as... more... - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Yet Persia reminds us that Iran is not as unfamiliar to us as we might imagine. Quite the contrary. The Persians serve an almost unique function in the Western narrative, being present at the birth and some might argue, the creation of a distinctly Western civilisation. If the Greeks under the influence of Herodotus, first defined history as a conflict between ‘East’ and ‘West’,... more... - Maitani
В быту у нас тут очень часто, когда спрашиваешь иранца, откуда он, ответ: I am Persian/from Persia. Остальные говорят I am from Iran, но почти никогда I am an Iranian. Персов тут много, так что выборка приличная, и аффтар прав. - слово с корнем моск
Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy | Open Culture - http://www.openculture.com/free-co...
Free Courses in Ancient History, Literature & Philosophy | Open Culture
AWOL - The Ancient World Online: Open Access Monograph Series: Studien zu den Boğazköy-Texten - http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.de/2010...
"As the volumes of this series go out of print they will be made available online at the Mainz Hethitologieportal. Do your part for open access and buy copies of the volumes still in print!" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Currently available online are: StBoT 1: Heinrich Otten, Vladimir Souček Das Gelübde der Königin Puduḫepa an die Göttin Lelwani 1965. [vergriffen] PDF StBoT 2: Onofrio Carruba Das Beschwörungsritual für die Göttin Wišurijanza 1966. [vergriffen] PDF StBoT 3: Hans Martin Kümmel Ersatzrituale für den hethitischen König 1967. [vergriffen] PDF StBoT 4: Rudolf Werner Hethitische... more... - Maitani
BBC News - Would you be beautiful in the ancient world? - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Would you be beautiful in the ancient world?
"In ancient Greece the rules of beauty were all important. Things were good for men who were buff and glossy. And for women, fuller-figured redheads were in favour - but they had to contend with an ominous undercurrent, historian Bettany Hughes explains." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"A full-lipped, cheek-chiselled man in Ancient Greece knew two things - that his beauty was a blessing (a gift of the gods no less) and that his perfect exterior hid an inner perfection. For the Greeks a beautiful body was considered direct evidence of a beautiful mind. They even had a word for it - kaloskagathos - which meant being gorgeous to look at, and hence being a good person." - Maitani
I'd be ancient in the ancient world :) - Eivind
What the World Will Speak in 2115 - WSJ - by John H. MCWhorter - http://www.wsj.com/article...
What the World Will Speak in 2115 - WSJ - by John H. MCWhorter
"In 1880 a Bavarian priest created a language that he hoped the whole world could use. He mixed words from French, German and English and gave his creation the name Volapük, which didn’t do it any favors. Worse, Volapük was hard to use, sprinkled with odd sounds and case endings like Latin." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"It made a splash for a few years but was soon pushed aside by another invented language, Esperanto, which had a lyrical name and was much easier to master. A game learner could pick up its rules of usage in an afternoon." - Maitani
"But it didn’t matter. By the time Esperanto got out of the gate, another language was already emerging as an international medium: English. Two thousand years ago, English was the unwritten tongue of Iron Age tribes in Denmark. A thousand years after that, it was living in the shadow of French-speaking overlords on a dampish little island. No one then living could have dreamed that... more... - Maitani
We'll communicate solely with emoji. The return of the pictograms. Full circle :) - Eivind
If the masses use emoji I will switch to kamoji - Amit Patel
Deep Habits: Read a (Real) Book Slowly - Study Hacks - Cal Newport - http://calnewport.com/blog...
Deep Habits: Read a (Real) Book Slowly - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
"There was a time when intellectual engagement necessarily included long hours reading old-fashioned paper tomes. But in an age when a digital attention economy is ascendant, it’s now possible to satisfy this curiosity without ever consuming more than a couple hundred highly digested and simplified words at a time." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with this new form of lightweight information consumption — the problem is the behaviors it tends to replace." - Maitani
"Reading a hard book, we must remember, is an experience that returns many rewards not generated by a pithy blog post (ahem) or online magazine." - Maitani
I think I would have got more out of this article if it were longer and more complex. - Todd Hoff
Agreed, there is not much to learn here. I posted it mostly as a reminder for myself. :-) - Maitani
3quarksdaily: Typical Dreams: A Comparison of Dreams Across Cultures - http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarks...
3quarksdaily: Typical Dreams: A Comparison of Dreams Across Cultures
"Have you ever wondered how the content of your dreams differs from that of your friends? How about the dreams of people raised in different countries and cultures? It is not always easy to compare dreams of distinct individuals because the content of dreams depends on our personal experiences. This is why dream researchers have developed standardized dream questionnaires in which common thematic elements are grouped together. These questionnaires can be translated into various languages and used to survey and scientifically analyze the content of dreams. Open-ended questions about dreams might elicit free-form, subjective answers which are difficult to categorize and analyze. Therefore, standardized dream questionnaires ask study subjects "Have you ever dreamed of . . ." and provide research subjects with a list of defined dream themes such as being chased, flying or falling." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
I have the strangest dreams every night. I don't understand why, but my brain loves to play while I sleep. I wish I could turn it off every once in awhile. - Jenny H. from Android
"Happy New Year and happy sixth birthday to AWOL, which launched 6 January 2009.  During those six years I have written and edited 3913 entries." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"AWOL passed the three million page views threshold this autumn (with 3,126,777 page views recorded as of today, to be exact), and now has more than 7400 subscribers by email. I'm gratified that such a large number of you find AWOL interesting enough to voluntarily add another piece of email to your busy queues each day." - Maitani
"AWOL' s Alphabetical list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies currently includes 1447 titles. I continuously edit and revise the list as URLs change, titles go offline, and so on." - Maitani
Well done! Congratulations. - آزاده
Agreed, absolutely. Mr Jones has done an excellent job, and I hope he'll carry on. :-) - Maitani
Murty Classical Library Catalogs Indian Literature - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2015...
Murty Classical Library Catalogs Indian Literature - NYTimes.com
Murty Classical Library Catalogs Indian Literature - NYTimes.com
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"When the Loeb Classical Library was founded in 1911, it was hailed as a much-needed effort to make the glories of the Greek and Roman classics available to general readers." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"Now, Harvard University Press, the publisher of the Loebs, wants to do the same for the far more vast and dizzyingly diverse classical literature of India, in what some are calling one of the most complex scholarly publishing projects ever undertaken." - Maitani
"The Murty Classical Library of India, whose first five dual-language volumes will be released next week, will include not only Sanskrit texts but also works in Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Persian, Prakrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and other languages. Projected to reach some 500 books over the next century, the series is to encompass poetry and prose, history and philosophy, Buddhist... more... - Maitani
"The Murty Classical Library of India, whose first five dual-language volumes will be released next week, will include not only Sanskrit texts but also works in Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Persian, Prakrit, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and other languages. Projected to reach some 500 books over the next century, the series is to encompass poetry and prose, history and philosophy, Buddhist... more... - Maitani
This is a spectacular, very important project, which has been long overdue. I am excited! I hope the editors/publishers will be in a position to follow through on it. - Maitani
It would be lovely, though we still have the "Sacred Books of the East", edited by Max Müller, that covers some very important books from India. - Haukr
Sure, but the scope of this series is different and much wider, as to the intention of the editors. The "Sacred Books of the East" series focuses on ancient religious texts, it is undispensable, of course, and precious, but what about secular literature, later works, works written in languages that are not Indo-Aryan? - Maitani
Sacred Books of the East http://www.sacred-texts.com/sbe... - Maitani
yes, of course, that's why we're all looking forward to this new catalog :) - Haukr
I am not sure about that. In German schools, we learn next to nothing about the political or cultural history of South Asia (and other regions) before colonialism. I don't know who will be interested in these works other than indologists. - Maitani
The situation's not different in Italy, but I have a personal interest in India and such books can be very difficult to find (even more with a translation). I suppose that the translation itself and the ebook format might help to create a greater audience, or to allow more studies and papers on the subject of the said books. - Haukr
Do you have special spheres of interest related to India? - Maitani
mostly myths and religions. - Haukr
Babel's Dawn: Signaling the Intent to Signal - http://www.babelsdawn.com/babels_...
Babel's Dawn: Signaling the Intent to Signal
"Before I get distracted by too much nit-picking, let me get to the summary paragraph: Thomas Scott-Phillips' book, Speaking Our Minds, contributes seriously to the study of language origins. First and foremost, it demands that pragmatics—the study of language in its social context—be included in the effort to understand language origins. What's more, it makes good on its case. Pragmatics has been underplayed and anybody who thinks about language origins should read and study the book. If the book were not so danged expensive, I would even urge you to buy a copy. (By the way, I've mentioned Scott-Phillips before—see Reality Blogging—and I remember him as a promising fellow at the Barcelona Evolang conference of 2008.)" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The case for pragmatics rests on its special view of language as an ostensive-inferential communications system. Sorry, I'd like to use some other term, but that is the one used by the author and others, so we might as well hold our noses and roll with the bandwagon. You can understand it by imagining the archetypal scene in which Homo erectus A points toward a charging sabertooth... more... - Maitani
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