The Praise Singer

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ISBN : 1405526246
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The Praise Singer written by Mary Renault and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-08-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Mary Renault's portraits of the ancient world are fierce, complex and eloquent, infused at every turn with her life-long passion for the Classics. Her characters live vividly both in their own time, and in ours' MADELINE MILLER Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us' HILARY MANTEL In the story of the great lyric poet Simonides, Mary Renault brings alive a time in Greece when tyrants kept an unsteady rule and poetry, music, and royal patronage combined to produce a flowering of the arts. Born into a stern farming family on the island of Keos, Simonides escapes his harsh childhood through a lucky apprenticeship with a renowned Ionian singer. As they travel through 5th century B.C. Greece, Simonides learns not only how to play the kithara and compose poetry, but also how to navigate the shifting alliances surrounding his rich patrons. He is witness to the Persian invasion of Ionia, to the decadent reign of the Samian pirate king Polykrates, and to the fall of the Pisistratids in the Athenian court. Along the way, he encounters artists, statesmen, athletes, thinkers, and lovers, including the likes of Pythagoras and Aischylos. Using the singer's unique perspective, Renault combines her vibrant imagination and her formidable knowledge of history to establish a sweeping, resilient vision of a golden century. 'There's much to say about her interweaving of myth and history and, just as interestingly, there's much to wonder at in the way she fills in the large dark spaces where we know next to nothing about the times she describes . . . an important and wonderful writer . . . she set a course into serious-minded, psychologically intense historical fiction that today seems more important than ever' - Sam Jordison, Guardian

The Praise Singer

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ISBN : 9780140113006
Pages : 290 pages
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Download or read book The Praise Singer written by Mary Renault and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born into a stern farming family on the island of Keos, Simonides escapes his harsh childhood through a lucky apprenticeship with a renowned Ionian singer. As they travel through 5th-century BC Greece, Simonides learns how to navigate the shifting alliances surrounding his rich patrons.

Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-singers

Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN : 0813933862
Pages : 227 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (813 users)

Download or read book Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-singers written by Wyatt MacGaffey and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed by scholars has been shaped by the prejudices of colonial anthropology, the needs of British indirect rule, and local political agency. The book demonstrates, too, how political agency has shaped the kinship system. MacGaffey traces the evolution of chieftaincy as the sources of power changed and as land ceased to be simply the living space of the dependents of a chief and became a commodity and a resource for development. The internal violence in Dagbon that has been a topic of national and international concern since 2002 is shown to be a product of the interwoven values of tradition, modern Ghanaian politics, modern education, and economic opportunism.

The Praise Singers and Other Plays

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Pages : 65 pages
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Download or read book The Praise Singers and Other Plays written by Pierre Eugène Meunier and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 65 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past

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ISBN : 9004380183
Pages : 538 pages
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Download or read book Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past outlines new directions in the historiography of West Africa. Its chapters explore new trends across regional and disciplinary fields with a focus on how political conjunctures influence source production and circulation.

Grio the Praise Singer

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ISBN : 9780936509075
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Download or read book Grio the Praise Singer written by Charyn Sutton and published by . This book was released on 1992-06-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Praise Singers and Other Plays

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Pages : 65 pages
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Download or read book The Praise Singers and Other Plays written by Pierre Eugène Meunier and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 65 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Cultural Context of Therapeutic Choice

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ISBN : 9789027713445
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (713 users)

Download or read book The Cultural Context of Therapeutic Choice written by C. Sargent and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1982-03-31 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the factors influencing women's choices of obstetrical care in a Bariba community in the People's Republic of Benin, West Africa. When selecting a research topic, I decided to investigate health care among the Bariba for several reasons. First, I had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Benin (then Dahomey) and had established a network of contacts in the region. In addition, I had worked for a year as assistant manager of a pharmacy in a northern town and had become interested in the pattern of utilization of health care services by urban residents. This three-year residence proved an invaluable asset in preparing and conducting research in the northern region. In particular, I was able to establish relationships with several indigenous midwives whose families I already knew both from prior research experience and mutual friend ships. These relationships enabled me to obtain detailed information regarding obstetrical practice and thus form the foundation of this book. The fieldwork upon which the book is directly based was conducted between June 1976 and December 1977 and sponsored by the F ord-Rockefeller Popula tion Policy Program, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the FUlbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Program. The Ford-Rockefeller Population Policy Program funded the project as a collab oration between myself and Professor Eusebe Alihonou, Professor Agrege (Gynecologie-Obstetrique) at the National University of Benin.

Grio ̕

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ISBN : 9780936509020
Pages : 100 pages
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Download or read book Grio ̕ written by Charyn D. Sutton and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The North American Indian: The Apsaroke, or Crows. The Hidatsa

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Download or read book The North American Indian: The Apsaroke, or Crows. The Hidatsa written by Edward S. Curtis and published by . This book was released on 1909 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[A] comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their primitive customs and traditions. The value of such a work, in great measure, will lie in the breadth of its treatment, in its wealth of illustration, and in the fact that it represents the result of personal study of a people who are rapidly losing the traces of their aboriginal character and who are destined ultimately to become assimilated with the 'superior race.' It has been the aim to picture all features of the Indian life and environment--types of the young and the old, with their habitations, industries, ceremonies, games, and everyday customs ... Though the treatment accorded the Indians by those who lay claim to civilization and Christianity has in many cases been worse than criminal, a rehearsal of these wrongs does not properly find a place here"--General introduction

Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

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ISBN : 1317980905
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003) written by E. Ann McDougall and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-11 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It speaks to his relationship with researchers at home and abroad as mentor, colleague and provocateur; in one section, several authors reflect on those dynamics in terms of personal and professional development. Levtzion’s contemporaries also speak of interactions with him (and his life-long companion, wife Tirza) in the 1950s and 1960s; we see in these writings the birth of West African historical studies. Levtzion’s arrival as Israeli graduate-student in Nkrumah’s Egyptian-leaning Ghana, and the debate over what ‘African Studies’ should mean in an environment that included the personal intervention of W.E.B. Du Bois, are stories told for the first time. Most poignant is the account of Levtzion’s commitment to building African Studies, complete with emphasis on Islam, in the heart of the Jewish state at The Hebrew University. His never-ending defence of the program reflected his determination to be both ‘engaged historian’ and ‘engaged Israeli’ – a legacy he chose for himself. Finally, an ‘Epilogue’ to the original publication shows how one aspect this legacy, Levtzion’s growing preoccupation with the ‘public sphere in Muslim societies’, has become even more relevant in ‘post-Arab Spring’ Africa and the Middle East. This book was published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies.

Grio the Praise Singer

Publisher : Enteracom, Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780936509013
Pages : 84 pages
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Download or read book Grio the Praise Singer written by Charyn Sutton and published by Enteracom, Incorporated. This book was released on 1989-12-01 with total page 84 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Praise Singer

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ISBN : 9780517340127
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Download or read book Praise Singer written by Outlet and published by . This book was released on 1988-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Praise Singer

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ISBN : 9780553244007
Pages : 269 pages
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Download or read book The Praise Singer written by Mary Renault and published by Bantam Books. This book was released on 1979-12-01 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the story of the great lyric poet Simonides, Mary Renault brings alive a time in Greece when tyrants kept an unsteady rule and poetry, music, and royal patronage combined to produce a flowering of the arts. Born into a stern farming family on the island of Keos, Simonides escapes his harsh childhood through a lucky apprenticeship with a renowned Ionian singer. As they travel through 5th century B.C. Greece, Simonides learns not only how to play the kithara and compose poetry, but also how to navigate the shifting alliances surrounding his rich patrons. He is witness to the Persian invasion of Ionia, to the decadent reign of the Samian pirate king Polykrates, and to the fall of the Pisistratids in the Athenian court. Along the way, he encounters artists, statesmen, athletes, thinkers, and lovers, including the likes of Pythagoras and Aischylos. Using the singer's unique perspective, Renault combines her vibrant imagination and her formidable knowledge of history to establish a sweeping, resilient vision of a golden century.

The African Guardian

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Download or read book The African Guardian written by and published by . This book was released on 1986-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

I Could Speak Until Tomorrow

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 074869918X
Pages : 432 pages
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Download or read book I Could Speak Until Tomorrow written by Karin Barber and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-01-19 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of oriki, or oral praise poetry, which is a major part of both traditional performance and daily Yoruba life.