This book presents a scrupulous and clear account of the history of Abyssinia: from the earliest records of it to the events of 1935. The book describes the country, the people, but also the legendary origin of the kingdom.
Porn After Porn. Contemporary Alternative Pornographies
After the “digital turn,” expansion of sexual representations has taken shape quantitatively (thanks to the multiplication of production and distribution channels) and qualitatively (giving rise to a plurality of new representational forms). In this context, several social groups – including women and non-normative sexual subcultures – have obtained full citizenship rights within the “pornosphere,” moving beyond their traditional marginalization or, indeed, exclusion.
The Homeric Gods. The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion
In many respects, this book is considered to be the best guide ever written on Homeric religion.
Only for them
Year after year, day after day, minute after minute, billions of non-human animals are slaughtered for several purposes and aims (food, clothing, entertainment, research). An analogous situation whose objects were humans instead of animals would obviously never be accepted. But why do we tolerate and even justify one practice while deploring the other?
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Existence, diacritiques, animalité
Existence, Diacritics, Animality
Esistenza, diacritico, animalità
The darkness of this time. Ethics, politics, and religion in Wittgenstein
The present book is a collection of 9 essays, emerging from a long and intense research collaboration amongst scholars coming from different backgrounds and traditions. As the book subtitle suggests, these essays focus on the ethical, religious, and political aspects or dimensions of Wittgenstein’s thought
Nation and/or homeland. Identity in 19th-Century Music and Literature between Central and Mediterranean Europe
The aim of this book is to focus on the development of national consciousness elaborated around a series of different case studies, in which the terms nation, homeland and people have been applied. This Romantic lexicon identifies similar but various conceptions of the national idea in some countries dominated by Italian, German and Slavic cultures, and in some groups or minorities such as the Jews and the Vlachs in Central and Mediterranean Europe.
All over is a collection of epic songs, of epinician odes for our day. The heroes praised are boxers, men the author identifies as the […]
Pretense. A relativist account
Pretending is a puzzling activity. Why should we waste our time building up representations of an imaginary world when it would be better to acquire […]