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Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt and Greece (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeol…

This book examines dwarfs in myth and everyday life in ancient Egypt and Greece. In both cultures physical beauty was highly admired, even to excess. What happened to those whose appearance did not conform to the “ideal proportion”? The spectacular forms of dwarfism were always a focus of interest, and it is the most depicted disorder in antiquity. In this study Dr Dasen brings together for the first time a whole range of mostly unpublished or little known iconographic, epigraphic, literary,…

The Manly Eunuch

Pub Date : 2001-07-25 | Author : Mathew Kuefler | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 0226457397
ISBN 13 : 9780226457390

The question of masculinity formed a key part of the intellectual life of late antiquity and was crucial to the development of Christian society. This idea is at the heart of Mathe..

Submerged Prehistory

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Jonathan Benjamin | Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN 10 : 1842174185
ISBN 13 : 9781842174180

Major events of human prehistory such as the post-glacial recolonisation of Northern Europe and the spread of agriculture through the Mediterranean took place on landscapes that ar..

Representations Of The Post Human

Pub Date : 2002 | Author : Elaine L. Graham | Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN 10 : 0813530598
ISBN 13 : 9780813530598

Microchips. Genetic modification of plants. Cloning. Advances in technology promise to shape our lives more profoundly than ever before. Exciting new discoveries in reproductive, g..

Women S Writing On The First World War

Pub Date : 1999 | Author : Agnes Cardinal | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 0198122802
ISBN 13 : 9780198122807

The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is t..

An Introduction To Quantum Computing Algorithms

Pub Date : 2012-12-06 | Author : Arthur O. Pittenger | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 9781461213901
ISBN 13 : 1461213908

In 1994 Peter Shor [65] published a factoring algorithm for a quantum computer that finds the prime factors of a composite integer N more efficiently than is possible with the know..

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