Ancient Art and Ritual
This publication is a scholarly study and Jane Harrison shows how man has consistently taken part with rituals to proclaim alternative way of life or some ritual of progress. He could be seen enraptured in a dance or a song as he calls for the gods to display clemency for rainfall, a healing or for foodstuff. She shows how these ancient rituals come into art works such as choral readings, dance appears, and even drama itself. Also, Greek sculpture was cultivated as an unassuming way to offer deference to the gods.The one simple thread behind all of-the-art forms was great emotional power because the desires were then strong. She thus turns towards the premise that art is developed out of emotion and when man has a desperate need, he becomes enthusiastic and participatory.She then deviates to the artisan himself and asserts he talks when he is annoyed or his feelings are profoundly shaken. It is the artisan’s task to turn over those sentiments into some element, and this expression will eventually be called as a spoken truth whether performed through writing, painting or drama. The artist normally has a sharp emotion, and yet perceived as quite excluded from rational life, it is his responsibility to say what he sees and feels.
Anthropology By R. R. (Robert Ranulph) Marett Anthropology is the entire history of man as fired and pervaded by the belief of evolution. Evolution of man is the subject in its entire scope. Anthropology examines man as he exists at all known ages. It examines him as he appears in all known parts of the earth. It studies him body and soul together-as a physical structure, subject to conditions operating in time and space, which bodily organism is in intimate relation with a soul-life, also subject to those same conditions. Having an eye to such conditions from first to last, it seeks to plot out the general series of the changes, bodily and mental together, undergone by man in the course of his history. Its business is simply to describe. But, without exceeding the limits of its scope, it can and must proceed from the particular to the general; aiming at nothing less than a descriptive formula that shall sum up the complete series of changes in which the evolution of man consists.
Many section of the book are endlessly fascinating. Reading how hard the first archeologist had it while exploring for ruins in the area is just a lot of fun. Sleeping with scorpions, dealing with the locals, being submerged by sand storms and all of that. The book includes a lot of detail about how the explorers of the past “knew” something. For example, in researching King Ur-eas’s temple: “It has been noticed that the bricks bearing the name of Ur-êa “are found in a lower position than any others, at the very foundation of buildings; that “they are of a rude and coarse make, of many sizes and ill-fitted together; that baked bricks are rare among them; that they are held together by the oldest substitutes for mortar–mud and bitumen–and that the writing upon them is curiously rude and imperfect.[AO]” Zénaïde A. Ragozin. Chaldea / From the Earliest Times to the Rise of Assyria (Kindle Location 2400). This kind of information is scattered throughout the book and helps the reader understand what ancient history is really made of. Many conjectures from physical finds pieced together with some vague writings. Knowing how the information about the ancient past was put together is important for understanding what passes today for absolutes is actually filled with guesswork.
History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assryria in the Light of Recent Discovery
The present volume contains an account of the most important additions which have made to our knowledge of the ancient history of Egypt and Western Asia during the few years which have elapsed since the publication of Prof. Maspero’s Histoire Ancienne des Peuples de l’Orient Classique, and includes short descriptions of the excavations from which these results have got. It is in no sense a connected and continuous history of these countries, for that has already written by Prof. Maspero, but intended as an appendix or addendum to his work, briefly recapitulating and describing the discoveries made since its appearance. On this account we have followed a geographical rather than a chronological system of arrangement, but it has made the attempt to suggest to the mind of the reader the historical sequence of events.
How to Observe in Archaeology
One means of serving this cause is to provide information for the guidance of travellers in the lands of antiquity. Much knowledge is lost because it comes in the way of those who do not know how to profit by it or to record it. Accordingly, just as the Natural History Museum has issued a series of pamphlets of advice to the collectors of natural history specimens, so it has been thought that a handbook of elementary information and advice may be found of service by travellers with archaeological tastes; and the Trustees of the British Museum have undertaken the publication of it. The handbook has been prepared by a number of persons, whose competence is beyond dispute; and the thanks of all who find it useful are due to Mr. G. F. Hill (who has acted as general editor as well as part author), Prof. W. M. Flinders Petrie, Mr. D. G. Hogarth, Prof. J. L. Myres, Mr. J. G. C. Anderson, Mr. J. P. Droop, Prof. R. A. S. Macalister, Mr. H. R. Hall, Mr. A. J. B. Wace, Mr. 0. M. Dalton, Mr. R. L. Hobson, Mr. E. J. Forsdyke, Mr. A. H. Smith, Mr. R. A. Smith, Mr. A. B. Cook, and Prof. G. A. Cooke. Each contributor has been left considerable latitude as to the method of treatment of the subject allotted to him, and no attempt has been made to bring the various sections into uniformity of pattern. Owing to Prof. Petrie’s absence in Egypt, it has not been possible to submit final proofs of his contributions to him.
Manual Egyptian Archaeology
Notwithstanding the fact that Egyptology is now recognised as a science, an exact and communicable knowledge of whose existence and scope it behoves all modern culture to take cognisance, this work of M. Maspero still remains the Handbook of Egyptian Archaeology. But Egyptology is as yet in its infancy; whatever their age, Egyptologists will long die young. Every year, almost every month, fresh material for the study is found, fresh light is thrown upon it by the progress of excavation, exploration, and research. Hence it follows that, in the course of a few years, the standard text-books require considerable addition and modification if they are to be of the greatest value to students, who must always start from the foremost vantage-ground.
The Evolution of Theology
“I conceive that the origin, the growth, the decline, and the fall of those speculations respecting the existence, the powers, and the dispositions of beings analogous to men, but more or less devoid of corporeal qualities, which may be broadly included under the head of theology, are phenomena the study of which legitimately falls within the province of the anthropologist. And it is purely as a question of anthropology (a department of biology to which, at various times, I have given a good deal of attention) that I propose to treat of the evolution of theology in the following pages.”-Thomas Huxley
The Journal of Negro History
The Journal of Negro History was founded on January 1, 1916 as a quarterly research account. The Association published it for the Examination of African American Life and History, founded in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland. In 2002, The Journal of Negro History became The Journal of African American History. “The study of the history of the Negroes of Cincinnati is extraordinarily significant because from no other accounts do we take such powerful evidence that the colored people succeed when reinforced by their white acquaintances. This book is otherwise significant when we contemplate the fact that about a part of the individuals of color settling in the State of Ohio during the first half of the last century created their homes in this city. On a north bend of the Ohio where commerce breaks bulk, Cincinnati rapidly improved, appealing to both immigrants and Americans, among whom were not a few Negroes.” The child of former laborers, Carter G. Woodson, served as a laborer on the subway, an educator, and a world traveler before attending the University of Chicago and Harvard University, where he gained his Ph. D in 1912. Convinced that the predominant assumption that there was no history of African American peoples was false, Woodson set out to gain and study a range of primary sources, comprising data, personal testimony, and field research. Woodson He authored over 30 publications, including the 1933 work THE MIS-EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO, which called for radical changes in the way students are taught. He is commemorated for establishing the Journal of Negro History, a scholarly journal, and the Negro History Bulletin, designed for the general reader. Woodson also organized a publishing house for writings on African American culture. His collected library of Africana lives in the Library of Congress.He is recognized as the pioneer in what was to turn into, decades alter, Black Subjects. There are several schools referred to in his honor.