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Six Minor Prophets Through the Centuries is the work of highly respected biblical scholars, Richard Coggins and Jin H. Han. The volume explores the rich and complex reception history of the last six Minor Prophets in Jewish and Christian exegesis, theology, worship, and arts. This text is the work of two highly respected biblical scholars. It explores the rich and complex reception history of the last six Minor Prophets in Jewish and Christian theology and exegesis.
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HoffenbergPeter H.. An Empire on Display: English, Indian, and Australian Exhibitions from the Crystal Palace to the Great War. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2001. Pp. xxvii, 418. $50.00. ISBN 0-520-21891-4. - Volume 34 Issue 3 - Jeffrey A. Auerbach
The Assyriologist George Smith (1840–76) was trained originally as an engraver, but was enthralled by the discoveries of Layard and Rawlinson. He taught himself cuneiform script, and joined the British Museum as a 'repairer' or matcher of broken cuneiform tablets. Promotion followed, and after one of Smith's most significant discoveries among the material sent to the Museum - a Babylonian story of a great flood - he was sent to the Middle East, where he found more inscriptions which contained other parts of the epic tale of Gilgamesh. In this 1875 work, a bestseller in its day, Smith describes his expedition, the difficulties encountered, and the discoveries, including hundreds of inscriptions which increased knowledge of the Babylonian and Assyrian civilisations but also had a profound effect on traditional biblical studies. Smith died in Aleppo in 1876, having revolutionised understanding of the ancient Near East.
Acknowledgements Introduction: participative public, passive private? 1. Colonial theater, privileged audiences 2. Drama in early Republican audiences 3. The B'hoys in Jacksonian theaters 4. Knowledge and the decline of audience sovereignty 5. Matinee ladies: re-gendering theater audiences 6. Blackface, whiteface 7. Variety, liquor and lust 8. Vaudeville, incorporated 9. 'Legitimate' and 'illegitimate' theater around the turn of the century 10. The celluloid stage: Nickelodeon audiences 11. Storefronts to theaters: seeking the middle class 12. Voices from the ether: early radio listening 13. Radio cabinets and network chains 14. Rural radio: 'we are seldom lonely anymore' 15. Fears and dreams: public discourses about radio 16. The electronic cyclops: fifties television 17. A TV in every home: television 'effects' 18. Home video: viewer autonomy? 19. Conclusion: from effects to resistance and beyond Appendix: availability, affordability, admission price Notes Selected bibliography Index.
Robert W. Rydell contends that America's early world's fairs actually served to legitimate racial exploitation at home and the creation of an empire abroad. He looks in particular to the "ethnological" displays of nonwhites—set up by showmen but endorsed by prominent anthropologists—which lent scientific credibility to popular racial attitudes and helped build public support for domestic and foreign policies. Rydell's lively and thought-provoking study draws on archival records, newspaper and magazine articles, guidebooks, popular novels, and oral histories.
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