Wilhelm Magnus was an extraordinarily creative mathematician who made fundamental contributions to diverse areas, including group theory, geometry, and special functions. This book contains the proceedings of a conference held in May 1992 at Polytechnic University to honor the memory of Magnus. The focus of the book is on active areas of current research where Magnus' influence can be seen. The papers range from expository articles to major new research, bringing together seemingly diverse topics and providing entry points to a variety of areas of mathematics.
The letters, speeches and pamphlets of Ennodius, deacon of Milan and Bishop of Pavia at the turn of the 6th century, provides a valuable insight into the social and religious complexities of life in Italy at the very beginning of the Middle Ages. Kennell's study considers Ennodius' career as both writer and Catholic clergyman and reappraises his work, traditionally derided for its dependence on rhetoric, and argues that it should be regarded as a product of its time when the classical and medieval worlds collided.
The essays in this volume discuss princely courts north of the Alps and Pyrenees between 1450-1650 as focal points for products of medieval and renaissance culture such as literature, music, political ideology, social and governmental structures, the fine arts and devotional practice.
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The elusive writings and thought processes of philosopher Friedrich Nietzschestill haunt the modern world. In this highly original analytical study of thecentral topics of his epistemology and metaphysics, the Nietzsche who emergesis a subtle, sophisticated philosopher, whose highly articulated views are ofcontinuing interest to a range of philosophical issues.
When compiling the short-title catalogue of books printed in the sixteenth-century northern Netherlands from 1541 to 1600, Paul Valkema Blouw was confronted with a large number of ‘problem cases’, such as anonymously and/or surreptitiously printed editions, fictitious printers and undated or falsely dated printed works. By minutely analysing the typefaces, initials, vignettes and other ornaments used, drawing from his extensive knowledge of secondary literature, archival information and his unrivalled typographic memory, he not only managed to attribute a surprising number of these publications to a printer, but also could establish the period of time in which, as well as the places where, they must have been printed. These findings and the ways in which they were reached are described in the present collection of papers.