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In Studies on Pre-Capitalist Modes of Production British and Argentinian historians analyse the Asiatic, Germanic, peasant, slave, feudal, and tributary modes of production by exploring historical processes and diverse problems of Marxist theory. The emergence of feudal relations, the origin of the medieval craftsman, the functioning of the law of value and the conditions for historical change are some of the problems analysed. The studies treat an array of pre-capitalist social formations: Chris Wickham works on medieval Iceland and Norway, John Haldon on Byzantium, Carlos García Mac Gaw on the Roman Empire, Andrea Zingarelli on ancient Egypt, Carlos Astarita and Laura da Graca on medieval León and Castile, and Octavio Colombo on the Castilian later Middle Ages.

Contributors include: Chris Wickham, John Haldon, Carlos Astarita, Carlos García Mac Gaw, Octavio Colombo, Laura da Graca, and Andrea Zingarelli.
Author: James Crossley

the editors of JSHJ were keen to have an extended discussion of Alan Kirk’s recent work on Q, Matthew and memory, despite it not being strictly in the subfield of historical Jesus studies ( JSHJ 15.2–3 [2017]). 3 Historical Change and the Individual Joseph also picks up on a

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Gender and love are so intimately interconnected that it sometimes seems as though they bring each other into being. But their relationship is shifting as human society develops new understandings of identity, gender and the self. The chapters in this volume explore the convoluted and ever-changing nature of love, gender and identity from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, bearing testimony to the perennial appeal of this field of inquiry. There are chapters on the historical constructions of love and gender; the philosophical aspects; the faultlines in twenty-first-century heteronormativity; and the challenges of love from and within the margins. Gender and love are interdisciplinary and this volume will appeal to scholars from all disciplinary protocols.
Author: Juhan Hellerma

novelty stemming from historical change into a temporalized historical discourse, it amounts to a certain assimilation or domestication of the future and the new: “Making the new appear as a constituent and integral part of a larger trajectory – as part of a historical process – could very well be the

In: Journal of the Philosophy of History
Intercultural Trade, Commercial Litigation, and Legal Pluralism
The book series Mediterranean Reconfigurations is devoted to the analyses of historical change in the Mediterranean over a long period (15th - 19th centuries), challenging totalizing narratives that “Westernize” Mediterranean history as having led naturally to European domination in the 19th and 20th centuries. In reality, the encounters of Muslim, Jewish, Armenian and Protestant merchants and sailors with legal customs and judicial practices different from their own gave rise to legal and cultural creativity throughout the Mediterranean. Through the prism of commercial litigation, the series thus offers a more accurate and deeper understanding of the practices of intercultural trade, in a context profoundly shaped by legal pluralism and multiple and overlapping spaces of jurisdiction. Comparative case studies offer empirically-based indicators for both regional and more general processes, here called "Mediterranean reconfigurations", e.g. the changing interplay and positioning of individual and institutional actors on different levels in a variety of commercial and legal contexts.

Philosophical issues in psychiatry iii : the nature and sources of historical change . Oxford University Press. Paperback, 380 pp. isbn : 9780198725978, £39.99. Psychiatry in Times of Crisis This comprehensive anthology is the third volume in a series on philosophical issues in psychiatry

In: Journal of Phenomenological Psychology
Author: J. Ray Tallman

was written with loftier objectives in mind. University of Hawaii Honolulu, U.S.A. HARRY J. LAMLEY BOOK REVIEWS P. Rabinow, Symbolic Domination: Cultural Form and Historical Change in Mo- rocco. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1975, Plates, Maps, 107 pp., $ 8.75. Following the symbolist current

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: Xuemei Zhou


Robert Fisher, a famous American sociologist, a professor of social work at the University of Connecticut and an enthusiastic participant in the neighborhood movement, has engaged in social work for a long time. Let the People Decide: Neighborhood Organizing in America is a revision of its first edition published in 1984. The author summarizes the developmental process and the basic approaches of neighborhood organizing from the end of the 19th century to the 1990s, and proposes, from a left-wing perspective, that this movement can be revived only when the idealism of the 1960s is injected into the realism of the 1980s and the 1990s. A masterpiece examining the United States from the perspective of actions of the lower class and scrutinizing the actions of the lower class against the backdrops of the United States, this work is of a global significance and contemporary value, and also provokes useful thinking and inspiration for Chinese scholars to pay more attention to and conduct in-depth research on social movements.

In: The China Nonprofit Review
Edited by Alexander Vovin, EHESS/CRLAO, Paris, France
"The Man’yōshū (‘Anthology of Ten Thousand Leaves [of Words]’) is the largest and the oldest Japanese poetic anthology and contains 4,516 poems of varying length. It was probably compiled by the famous Japanese poet and statesman Ōtomo-no Yakamochi (Opotǝmǝ-nǝ Yakamǝti in the language of the eighth century) around 759 AD. The poetry is mostly in Japanese, but there are several poems in Chinese, and a few of Japanese-Korean macaronic verses. Some books, such as Book Five, include beautiful passages of Chinese prose.
The Man’yōshū is not only a poetic anthology, but also an encyclopedia of Ancient Japanese literature, history, mythology, religion, and anthropology. It is also the most important source on the Old Japanese language, its dialects, and historical change. In addition, it contains a sizeable amount of words in Ainu, a nearly extinct aboriginal language of Japan.
Several partial and complete translations of the Man’yōshū into English have appeared in the past. The most the most formidable among them was J.L. Pierson’s (Brill 1929-1963). Pierson’s edition is in the process of being definitively superseded by the present edition which, in addition to the original text, kana transliteration, glossing, and a Romanization, also contains a precise and an up-to-date linguistic analysis of the text, a meticulous and well-grounded decipherment of the most of obscure passages, and a much more detailed commentary.
In: Aesthetics