The Lost ArchiveThe Lost Archive

Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the dynasties of the Islamic Middle East produced few documents, and preserved even fewer.

Author: Marina Rustow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691156477


Page: 624

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A compelling look at the Fatimid caliphate's robust culture of documentation The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the dynasties of the Islamic Middle East produced few documents, and preserved even fewer. Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper’s westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness. Tracing the complex routes by which Arabic documents made their way from Fatimid palace officials to Jewish scribes, the book provides a rare window onto a robust culture of documentation and archiving not only comparable to that of medieval Europe, but, in many cases, surpassing it. Above all, Rustow argues that the problem of archives in the medieval Middle East lies not with the region’s administrative culture, but with our failure to understand preindustrial documentary ecology. Illustrated with stunning examples from the Cairo Geniza, this compelling book advances our understanding of documents as physical artifacts, showing how the records of the Fatimid caliphate, once recovered, deciphered, and studied, can help change our thinking about the medieval Islamicate world and about premodern polities more broadly.

Lost Children ArchiveLost Children Archive

Listening to them now, I realize they are the ones who are telling the story of the lost children. They've been telling it all along, over and over again in ...

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525520627


Page: 400

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WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION WINNER OF THE FOLIO PRIZE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST FINALIST FOR THE KIRKUS PRIZE FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year A Best Book of 2019: Entertainment Weekly; TIME; NPR; O, The Oprah Magazine; The Washington Post; GQ; The Guardian; Chicago Tribune; Dallas Morning News; and the New York Public Library “The novel truly becomes novel again in Luiselli’s hands—electric, elastic, alluring, new.” --Parul Sehgal, The New York Times A fiercely imaginative new novel about a family whose road trip across America collides with an immigration crisis at the southwestern border--an indelible journey told with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity. A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. Why Apaches? asks the ten-year-old son. Because they were the last of something, answers his father. In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the southwestern border into the United States, but getting detained--or lost in the desert along the way. As the family drives--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can almost feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, harrowing adventure--both in the desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Told through several compelling voices, blending texts, sounds, and images, Lost Children Archive is an astonishing feat of literary virtuosity. It is a richly engaging story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. With urgency and empathy, it takes us deep into the lives of one remarkable family as it probes the nature of justice and equality today.

Oracle 11g For DummiesOracle 11g For Dummies

You haven't lost all copies of the redo or archive logs. There is a small amount of overhead with database archiving: ✓ I/O cost: The ARCn process has to ...

Author: Chris Zeis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470465077


Page: 408

View: 282

Are you a seasoned system administrator charged with setting up an Oracle database? Or did you suddenly become a DBA by default? If database administration with Oracle is part of your job, you’ll be glad to have Oracle 11g For Dummies in your cubicle. This nuts-and-bolts guide walks you through the mysteries of Oracle and database administration. You’ll learn how to understand Oracle database architecture, set up and manage an Oracle database, and keep it running in tiptop form. Oracle 11g For Dummies covers: The building blocks behind the database engine as well as Oracle’s physical and logical structures Hardware, software, system, and storage requirements for implementation How to recognize and accommodate the differences between Oracle installations on Windows and on Linux/UNIX Daily and intermittent tasks necessary to keep your database running properly How to assess potential threats to your database, configure Oracle Recovery Manager, and set up backup and recovery procedures When to use online, offline, controlfile, and archivelog backups Troubleshooting methodology and how to use Oracle database logs and other diagnostic utilities Different ways to manage your database How to automate jobs with the Oracle Scheduler Using SQL in Oracle, and a great deal more Completely up to date for the newest release of Oracle, Oracle 11g For Dummies will give you both the information and the confidence to set up and maintain an Oracle database for your organization.

These Ghostly ArchivesThese Ghostly Archives

Whereas a traditional view of an archive may be a wood-panelled reading room ... of archive to introduce here are the private archive and the lost archive, ...

Author: Gail Crowther

Publisher: Fonthill Media



Page: 208

View: 934

The authors discuss Sylvia Plath archival discoveries in unique ways, unearthing previously unknown materials and bringing new context to well-known worksNew essays on the sociological notion of ‘haunting’ in the archiveInnovative approaches to distance/international collaboration in archival scholarshipIntroduces new ways of understanding Sylvia PlathPlath’s The Bell Jar is to be released in 2018 as a major film starring Dakota Fanning and directed by Kirsten Dunst These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath offers a ground-breaking look at Plath studies. Focusing on previously unpublished material found in archives from around the world, These Ghostly Archives aims to reconstruct the ghostly figure of Plath within our culture via unseen letters, manuscripts, photographs, places and poems. This book approaches archival studies exploring both the practical and experiential work carried out in the archive, highlighting the ‘detective’-type work that it involves and the traces left behind from history. However, for the first time, this work also combines the sociological notion of ‘haunting’ - that is, the archive as a location where researchers haunt the research subject and in turn are haunted by the traces left behind. Never is material culture more powerful than when associated with the dead; never is the archive ghostlier when haunted by the absent presence of Plath. This book showcases the necessity to leave no archival box or folder left unopened, and how the researcher and the archive can change even though its documents might stay the same. Illustrations: 32 colour photographs

What Forms Can DoWhat Forms Can Do

... his notes on the few family photographs available to him highlights the lost archive, and the loss of meaning of the little that is left.

Author: Patrick Crowley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781789624755


Page: 329

View: 703

This volume responds to important questions about the formal properties of literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twenty-first century French and Francophone writing has been the exploration of how cultural forms (literary, philosophical and visual) create distinctive semiotic environments and at the same time engage powerfully with external realities. How does form propose a bridge between the environment of the text and the world beyond? What kinds of formal innovations have authors devised in response to the complexity of that world? How do the formal properties of texts inflect our reading of them, and perhaps also our apprehension of the real? In addressing such questions as they apply to a wide corpus of texts, including the novel, life writing, the essay, travel writing, poetry and textual/visual experiments, the chapters in this volume offer new perspectives on a wide range of creative figures including Proust, Picasso, Breton, Bataille, Ponge, Guillevic, Certeau, Camus, Barthes, Perec, Roubaud, Chauvet, Savitzkaya, Eribon, Ernaux, Laurens and Akerman. Collectively, they renew the engagement with form that has been a key feature of French cultural production and of analysis in French studies.

Truth or DareTruth or Dare

However, Kings and Extras is frustrating in this context as it is not entirely about the lost archive, but about lost memory, and presents few clues as to ...

Author: Gail Pearce

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841509976


Page: 146

View: 522

The new wave of documentaries that prominently feature their filmmakers, such as the works of Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, have attracted fresh, new audiences to the form—but they have also drawn criticism that documentaries now promote entertainment at the expense of truth. Truth or Dare examines the clash between the authenticity claimed by documentaries and their association with imagination and experimental contemporary art. An experienced group of practitioners, artists, and theorists here question this binary, and the idea of documentary itself, in a cross-disciplinary volume that will force us to reconsider how competing interests shape filmmaking.

The Shadow of Solomon The Lost Secret of the Freemasons RevealedThe Shadow of Solomon The Lost Secret of the Freemasons Revealed

1 ANCIENT SECRETS 3 A Magical Heritage 3 The Riddle of the Lost Archive 5 Setting the Stage 7 The Revolution 11 Religion and the Great Lights 16 2 MASONIC ...

Author: Laurence Gardner

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007343560


Page: 480

View: 817

What secrets lie behind the mysterious order of the Freemasons? Published to coincide with Dan Brown's new novel, set in the enigmatic world of Freemasonry, Laurence Gardner's new book draws on his experience as a Freemason to create a compelling insider's account of the startling truth behind Masonic history and secret workings of Freemasonry.

Modernism and HomerModernism and Homer

1 The lost plays of Euripides leave a blank space onto which H.D. projects a ... author with a lost archive at a relatively early moment in her career, ...

Author: Leah Culligan Flack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107108035


Page: 232

View: 467

A comparative study exploring the particular importance of Homer in the emergence, development, and promotion of modernist writing.

A Digest of the Laws of Texas containing laws in force and the repealed laws on which rights rest Carefully annotatedA Digest of the Laws of Texas containing laws in force and the repealed laws on which rights rest Carefully annotated

2 ; and for their force and effect in evidence , and the Lost archive . grounds on which they may be impugned , ride Feb. lib . 4. tit . 2 , ch . 16 , sec .

Author: George Washington PASCHAL (Jurist.)


ISBN: BL:A0017719766



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Creative LivesCreative Lives

Patrick White told the world over and over again that none of this existed'; and 'Patrick White the “LostArchive' (The Canberra Times, 4 November 2006).

Author: Penelope Hanley

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642276568


Page: 204

View: 868

Henry Lawson - Miles Franklin - Henry Handel Richardson - Kenneth Slessor - Eleanor Dark - Christina Stead - Kylie Tennant - Patrick White - Thomas Keneally - Mem Fox.

Exit DayExit Day

His purpose was to recover the lost archive of the regime – and here he was talking about the highest policy documents of the politburo, the ones they ...

Author: David Laws

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789016857


Page: 360

View: 675

An out-of-favour journalist tracks down a ring of spies bent on sabotaging Britain’s ‘Exit Day’. A senior Minister leaks Cabinet secrets to Brussels. An assassin stalks the Prime Minister. When an old lover turns up on Harry Topp’s doorstep, she brings with her an explosive ‘gift’: a list of deeply buried secret agents in Britain. And top of the list is the Cabinet Minister. Harry is shocked to discover that a friend is also one of the spies and soon finds himself caught up in a covert war between rival sets of spooks. Worse still, he’s up against a conspiracy by a group of fanatics, led by a shadowy figure called the Wolf, intent on corrupting the European Union from within. While determinedly chasing his scoop, what Harry doesn’t realise is that he’s been hatching a cuckoo in the nest... Of all the undercurrents in the Brexit controversy, this is the one scenario readers would never expect.

Lost Archive a LitRPG AdventureLost Archive a LitRPG Adventure

And at the end? Well, let's just say he won't be the same person he started as.Lost Archive is a LitRPG Adventure and first in the VeilWalkers series.

Author: Isaac Winter


ISBN: 1546300325


Page: 262

View: 356

Enter the Veil? [Yes/No]Winston Beckett is a linguistic scholar, poring over musty manuscripts and ancient translations. That is, before he finds a book of runes. Before people start disappearing.When he deciphers the strange book, Winston discovers a secret so big it throws him into a different world. Literally.No more grading papers. No more research. No more work. Just him and The Veil, the eerily realistic game world he falls into. Desperate to find his missing colleagues, Winston must navigate this strange new world, using only his wits to survive. Quests, skills, and loot await him...if he's up to the task.Along the way, he'll need to fight enemies, recruit allies, and go on a journey of magic and adventure. And at the end? Well, let's just say he won't be the same person he started as.Lost Archive is a LitRPG Adventure and first in the VeilWalkers series.

Gale Researcher Guide for The Lost Cause MythologyGale Researcher Guide for The Lost Cause Mythology

Available from Pollard, Edward A. The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates ...

Author: Andrew P. Patrick

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781535862752


Page: 9

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Gale Researcher Guide for: The Lost Cause Mythology is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.