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Two books have been particularly influential in contemporary philosophy of science: Karl R. Popper's Logic of Scientific Discovery, and Thomas S. Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Both agree upon the importance of revolutions in science, but differ…

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Using the concepts and practices of feminist literary criticism, this constantly challenging workbook not only makes the connection between women's writing and women's lives but breaks new ground in enabling students to apply critical concepts and to feel more…

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Getting Into the Act is a vigorous and refreshing account of seven female playwrights who, against all odds, enjoyed professional success in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Ellen Donkin relates fascinating, disturbing tales about the male…

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This dictionary documents alchemical symbolism from the early centuries AD to the late-twentieth century, for use by historians of literary culture, philosophy, science and the visual arts, and readers interested in alchemy and hermeticism. Each entry includes a…

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It is now almost inconceivable that students of literature can pass through universities without encountering the feminist revolution in literary theory and criticism. Feminist literary theories are pluralist, borrowing from other types of theory, such as marxism…

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1 offers a comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to end of the period of stable Graeco-Roman civilation in the third century A.D. It embodies the advances made by recent classical scholarship and…

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This collection offers new and challenging scholarly interpretations of six major 'Chaucerian' love poems from Clanvowe's Cuckoo and the Nightingale (1385) to the early Renaissance Court of Love (c. 1530). This study reveals previously overlooked subtlety and…

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This pioneering book explores the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, an ardent Yorkist on the eve of the "Wars of the Roses" and a gifted poet. Sheila Delany focuses on a manuscript written in 1447, the "Legend of Holy Women." Narrating the lives…

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By applying several aspects of Mikhail Bahktin's discourse-utterance theory, the author examines the use of quotation in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. All ideological pronouncements made by the heroes of the book are classified into two types of poetic…

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A closely documented, balanced account of the bitter political struggle in May and June of 1960 when thousands of Japanese rioted in protest against the revised treaty. William W. Lockwood calls it "one of the best case studies of Japanese political behavior ever…

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The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Volume 1 offers a comprehensive survey of Greek literature from Homer to end of the period of stable Graeco-Roman civilation in the third century A.D. It embodies the advances made by recent classical scholarship and…

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"This is the most systematic discussion of semiotics yet published." -Choice "A bravura performance." -Thomas Sebeok "Nöth's handbook is an outstanding encyclopedia that provides first-rate information on many facets of sign-related studies, research results,…