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Normal?, Olivia Langenberg Dec 2006

Normal?, Olivia Langenberg

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Magic And Superstition In Europe: A Concise History From Antiquity To The Present, Michael D. Bailey Dec 2006

Magic And Superstition In Europe: A Concise History From Antiquity To The Present, Michael D. Bailey

History Books

The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic, witchcraft, and superstitious practices such as popular spells or charms from antiquity to the present day. Focusing especially on Europe in the medieval and early modern eras, Michael Bailey also explores the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems_particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca_from Europe to the United States. He examines how magic and superstition have been defined in various historical eras and how these constructions have changed over time. He considers the ways in which specific categories of ...


The Politics Of Painting: Velázquez And Diplomacy In The Court Of Philip Iv, Chad M. Gasta Oct 2006

The Politics Of Painting: Velázquez And Diplomacy In The Court Of Philip Iv, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Publications

The influence of Diego Velázquez on the history of art cannot be overstated, but studies to date have not taken note of his impact on Spanish politics during the mid-seventeenth century. In short, Velázquez was as much a politician as an artist, his position in the Spanish court required both responsibilities. In the years 1659-1660 the painter played an especially remarkable role in the affairs of state when he was called upon to make court preparations for the Paz de los Pirineos, a peace accord ending nearly thirty years of war between the two reigning European superpowers, France and Spain ...


The Malleus Maleficarum And The Construction Of Witchcraft: Theology And Popular Belief (Review), Michael D. Bailey Jul 2006

The Malleus Maleficarum And The Construction Of Witchcraft: Theology And Popular Belief (Review), Michael D. Bailey

History Publications

There is perhaps no historical text more associated in the popular imagination with the horrors of the European witch hunts than the infamous Malleus maleficarum, commonly ascribed to the Dominicans Heinrich Kramer (Institoris) and Jacob Sprenger (in fact much evidence points to Kramer as the sole author). Proclaimed to be the great witch-hunting manual of the late-medieval and early-modern period, the Malleus has been held by some as a definitive statement of authoritative conceptions of witchcraft. In fact, scholars of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries have long recognized that the Malleus was in many respects an idiosyncratic work, that ...


Witches And Witch-Hunts: A Global History (Review), Michael D. Bailey Jul 2006

Witches And Witch-Hunts: A Global History (Review), Michael D. Bailey

History Publications

When Alan Macfarlane and Keith Thomas reinvigorated the study of historical European and particularly English witchcraft in the early 1970s, they were heavily influenced by studies of witchcraft in Africa, particularly the work of E. E. Evans-Pritchard done decades earlier. While they did not primarily [End Page 121] write comparative histories (only the final section of Macfarlane’s book is explicitly comparative), they drew on anthropological models to help them understand how belief in and fear of witches might have functioned in early modern English society. A door could have been flung open between the study of European and non-European ...


Design Piracy And Self-Regulation: The Fashion Originators' Guild Of America, 1932-1941, Sara B. Marcketti, Jean L. Parsons Jul 2006

Design Piracy And Self-Regulation: The Fashion Originators' Guild Of America, 1932-1941, Sara B. Marcketti, Jean L. Parsons

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The concept of copying or “knocking off” another designer's idea is an accepted practice in the apparel industry. Legally, designers and manufacturers have had tenuous success in proving their work “original and novel” as required by U.S. patent laws, and copyright laws often do not apply to apparel. The speed of fashion change and reliance on repetition of ideas at various price points makes design protection difficult and controversial. Historically, arguments for and against measures to control copying of apparel most frequently divided along price lines. The Fashion Originators' Guild of America (FOGA, 1932-1941) developed one of the ...


Computer Mediated Communication In Textiles, Sara Marcketti Jul 2006

Computer Mediated Communication In Textiles, Sara Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This study explored some aspects of computer mediated communication (CMC) in a web-based textile science class offered at the university level. Results suggest the CMC elements of popular press, online readings with a posted discussion board aided student acquisition, articulation, and application of course material. Students were pleased with the readability of the popular press readings.


Farm Technology And Technical Efficiency: Evidence From Four Regions In China, Zhuo Chen, Wallace Huffman, Scott Rozelle May 2006

Farm Technology And Technical Efficiency: Evidence From Four Regions In China, Zhuo Chen, Wallace Huffman, Scott Rozelle

Economics Working Papers (2002–2016)

In this paper we fit stochastic frontier production functions to data for Chinese farms grouped into each of four regions—North, Northeast, East, and Southwest—over 1995-1999. These frontier production functions are shown to have statistically different structures, and the marginal product information shows overuse of chemical inputs in the East and capital services in the North. Labor also has a low marginal product. Next, we use the data and the production parameters to create technical efficiency scores for each of the farms and then standardize them. Standardized technical efficiency is shown to have the same structure across regions and ...


Preservation Of Deteriorated Documents Manual, Hilary T. Seo, Carie M. Mcginnis May 2006

Preservation Of Deteriorated Documents Manual, Hilary T. Seo, Carie M. Mcginnis

Preservation Outreach and Workshops

The preservation techniques covered during the workshop included basic non-aqueous and aqueous cleaning procedures such as vacuuming, brushing, dry cleaning, and washing. Simple backing, tear mending, tape removal, and re-housing procedures were also addressed. Proper selection of treatments was encouraged by stressing that students should begin with more innocuous treatment options before implementing more aggressive and invasive options. Several treatment options were developed to deal with specific situations common to the field of questioned documents. These include: a methyl cellulose backing technique, and a modified sink mat. Methods for consolidating charred paper fragments were also explored. Remember to test all ...


The Experiences Of African Graduate Students In A College Of Human Sciences, Sara Marcketti, Mary W. Mhango, Mary B. Gregoire Apr 2006

The Experiences Of African Graduate Students In A College Of Human Sciences, Sara Marcketti, Mary W. Mhango, Mary B. Gregoire

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

International students are an integral part of graduate education. This research examined the experiences of African graduate students in a College of Human Sciences in the Midwestern region of the United States. Given the research that states international students face specific challenges when studying in the United States, this study sought to examine the experiences of African graduate students receiving advanced degrees. This research used a qualitative research design. Students cited opportunities to grow academically and professionally as primary reasons for study in the United States. Challenges included difficulties balancing responsibilities and lack of culturally familiar resources. Results from this ...


On Cities And Designers: A Baalbeck Story, Marwan Ghandour Mar 2006

On Cities And Designers: A Baalbeck Story, Marwan Ghandour

Architecture Publications

Twentieth-century masterplans of Baalbeck tourism and fantasies of modernism and classical antiquity are privileged over the present everyday. How can an alternative be envisioned?


A Discipline's Composition: A Citation Analysis Of Composition Studies, Daniel P. Coffey Mar 2006

A Discipline's Composition: A Citation Analysis Of Composition Studies, Daniel P. Coffey

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

Citation patterns in the field of composition studies are analyzed and compared with patterns in other humanities fields. Results showed marked differences in citation patterns between composition studies and other humanities fields, including literary studies. Librarians can use this information to forge more productive relationships with composition studies faculty.


Bird Boy, Luke Abraham Jan 2006

Bird Boy, Luke Abraham

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The Road To Breck, Kelly Paige Jan 2006

The Road To Breck, Kelly Paige

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As Everyone Stands On Two Asteroids, Adam J. Edelman Jan 2006

As Everyone Stands On Two Asteroids, Adam J. Edelman

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Untitled, Brant Kassel Jan 2006

Untitled, Brant Kassel

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Summer Sunset In A Home Of Past, Kendall Dejonge Jan 2006

Summer Sunset In A Home Of Past, Kendall Dejonge

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The Fourth Month, Ashley Garbin Jan 2006

The Fourth Month, Ashley Garbin

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Cool Smoker, Justin Dedecker Jan 2006

Cool Smoker, Justin Dedecker

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Death, Kevin Howe Jan 2006

Death, Kevin Howe

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Cover Art Taken From "Untitled", Brittney Thomas Jan 2006

Cover Art Taken From "Untitled", Brittney Thomas

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The Des Moines Register's Depiction Of African Americans During The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath, Faith Mcclanahan Jan 2006

The Des Moines Register's Depiction Of African Americans During The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath, Faith Mcclanahan

Retrospective Creative Components

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Sickness And Healing The Ancient Israelites And Early Christians, Christopher James Guyer Jan 2006

Sickness And Healing The Ancient Israelites And Early Christians, Christopher James Guyer

Retrospective Creative Components

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Cover Art Taken From "Window", Kendall Dejonge Jan 2006

Cover Art Taken From "Window", Kendall Dejonge

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Eccentric By Wealth - So, Crazy, Lindsay Labanca Jan 2006

Eccentric By Wealth - So, Crazy, Lindsay Labanca

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Homecoming, Kevin Howe Jan 2006

Homecoming, Kevin Howe

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Tangle, Stephanie Adamo Jan 2006

Tangle, Stephanie Adamo

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Cartoon Heroes, Briana Lawrence Jan 2006

Cartoon Heroes, Briana Lawrence

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Goodnight, Thomas Latendresse Jan 2006

Goodnight, Thomas Latendresse

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Electric Love, Stephanie Adamo Jan 2006

Electric Love, Stephanie Adamo

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