Sacred Schisms: How Religions Divide Schism (from the Greek 'to split') refers to a group that breaks away from another, usually larger organisation and forms a new organisation. Though the term is typically confined to religious schisms, it can be extended to other kinds of breakaway groups. Because schisms emerge out of controversies, the term has negative connotations. Though they... Ludic Proof: Greek Mathematics and the Alexandrian Aesthetic This book represents a new departure in science studies: an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the contemporary style of literature. Its philosophical significance is that it provides a novel way of making sense of the notion of a scientific style. For the first time, the Hellenistic mathematical corpus -...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures) Europe is in tremendous flux. Political boundaries and designations are changing with dizzying speed. Population mobility is altering the human landscape in astonishing and unpredictable ways. To publish this volume on European cultures at this particular historical juncture provides both a wonderful opportunity to offer a much-needed resource to... Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing Stamatis Vassiliadis was born in the small village of Manolates, on the Mediterranean island of Samos, Greece on July 19th, 1951. He passed away on April 7th, 2007 in Pijnacker, in the Netherlands. In between, he led a very remarkable life. As a child, he walked many kilometers through the mountains to reach his school and would study at night...
The Archaeology of Athens
The city of Athens has played a leading role in the development of European civilization.
When we look back through time to the origins of so many of the institutions and activities
which thrive or are valued today, we are led to ancient Greece and, most often, to
Athens in the Classical period (480–323 B.C.). Time and again...
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