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Religion And Social Transformations In Cyprus

Author : Giorgos Papantoniou
ISBN : 9789004233805
Genre : History
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By focusing on religion, this monograph represents the first extended attempt to explore how the socio-cultural infrastructure of Cyprus was affected by the transition from segmented administration by many Cypriot kings to the island-wide government by a foreign Ptolemaic correspondent.

The Human Journey

Author : Kevin Reilly
ISBN : 9781442213548
Genre : History
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The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

Poca 2005

Author : Giorgos Papantoniou
ISBN : 1407302906
Genre : History
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The fifth Postgraduate Cypriot Archaeology (POCA) workshop took place from the 21st to 22nd October 2005, hosted by the Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin. POCA is a workshop originally designed to provide postgraduate researchers in Cypriot archaeology with a forum in which to present their work, discuss some central themes of their research, meet people who work in the same area and exchange ideas and information in a friendly and collegial environment. Contents: Script in Context: The Cypro-Minoan Script and its Place in Late Bronze Age Cypriot Society (Daisy Knox); The Demographic Minorities of Cyprus during the 12th century (Eleni Christou); Cyprus at the Crossroads: Intercultural Contact on Frankish Cyprus (Jimmy Schryver); Manifestations of Royalty in Cypriot Sculpture (Anna Satraki); Sacred Landscapes from Basileis to Strategos: Methodological and Interpretative Approaches (Giorgos Papantoniou); Female Representation in Hellenistic Cyprus: The Ptolemaic Court (Celine Marquaille-Telliez); Aegean Origin of Aniconic Cult of Aphrodite in Paphos (Katarzyna Zeman); The Wild Goat-and-Tree Icon and its Special Significance for Ancient Cyprus (Lesley Bushnell); The Fish and its Symbolism in the Early Christian Mosaics of Cyprus (Doria Nicolaou and Evi Karyda); Music in Medieval Cypriot Iconography: Evidence from Nativity Representations (Savvas Neocleous); Agios Georgios, Pegeia - Cape Drepanon: Integrating an Excavation Site into an Archaeological Landscape (Konstantinos Raptis and Olga-Maria Bakirtzis); A Comparative Study of Heritage Management in Israel and Cyprus (Deirdre Stritch); An Analytical Approach to the Study of Middle Bronze Age Pottery from Deneia, Cyprus (Maria Dikomitou).

Quad Rotorcraft Control

Author : Luis Rodolfo García Carrillo
ISBN : 9781447143994
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Quad Rotorcraft Control develops original control methods for the navigation and hovering flight of an autonomous mini-quad-rotor robotic helicopter. These methods use an imaging system and a combination of inertial and altitude sensors to localize and guide the movement of the unmanned aerial vehicle relative to its immediate environment. The history, classification and applications of UAVs are introduced, followed by a description of modelling techniques for quad-rotors and the experimental platform itself. A control strategy for the improvement of attitude stabilization in quad-rotors is then proposed and tested in real-time experiments. The strategy, based on the use low-cost components and with experimentally-established robustness, avoids drift in the UAV’s angular position by the addition of an internal control loop to each electronic speed controller ensuring that, during hovering flight, all four motors turn at almost the same speed. The quad-rotor’s Euler angles being very close to the origin, other sensors like GPS or image-sensing equipment can be incorporated to perform autonomous positioning or trajectory-tracking tasks. Two vision-based strategies, each designed to deal with a specific kind of mission, are introduced and separately tested. The first stabilizes the quad-rotor over a landing pad on the ground; it extracts the 3-dimensional position using homography estimation and derives translational velocity by optical flow calculation. The second combines colour-extraction and line-detection algorithms to control the quad-rotor’s 3-dimensional position and achieves forward velocity regulation during a road-following task. In order to estimate the translational-dynamical characteristics of the quad-rotor (relative position and translational velocity) as they evolve within a building or other unstructured, GPS-deprived environment, imaging, inertial and altitude sensors are combined in a state observer. The text give the reader a current view of the problems encountered in UAV control, specifically those relating to quad-rotor flying machines and it will interest researchers and graduate students working in that field. The vision-based control strategies presented help the reader to a better understanding of how an imaging system can be used to obtain the information required for performance of the hovering and navigation tasks ubiquitous in rotored UAV operation.

A History Of Byzantine Literature 650 850

Author : Aleksandr Petrovich Kazhdan
ISBN : 9603710105
Genre : Byzantine literature
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A Companion To Ancient Greek Government

Author : Hans Beck
ISBN : 9781118303177
Genre : History
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This comprehensive volume details the variety of constitutions and types of governing bodies in the ancient Greek world. A collection of original scholarship on ancient Greek governing structures and institutions Explores the multiple manifestations of state action throughout the Greek world Discusses the evolution of government from the Archaic Age to the Hellenistic period, ancient typologies of government, its various branches, principles and procedures and realms of governance Creates a unique synthesis on the spatial and memorial connotations of government by combining the latest institutional research with more recent trends in cultural scholarship

Interpreting Late Antiquity

Author : Glen Warren Bowersock
ISBN : 0674005988
Genre : History
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The era of late antiquity—from the middle of the third century to the end of the eighth—was marked by the rise of two world religions, unprecedented political upheavals that remade the map of the known world, and the creation of art of enduring glory. In these eleven in-depth essays, drawn from the award-winning reference work Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, an international cast of experts provides essential information and fresh perspectives on this period's culture and history.

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