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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More

Understanding Human Dignity

Understanding Human Dignity

Christopher McCrudden (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265642
eISBN:
9780191760389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265642.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The concept of human dignity has become central to political philosophy and legal discourse on human rights, but it remains enigmatic. Understanding Human Dignity is a book of original essays by a ... More

Understanding Social Change

Understanding Social Change

Anthony F. Heath, John Ermisch, and Duncan Gallie (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

These chapters not only describe the major changes in British society in recent years, but seek to understand and explain what is happening in British society. One of the themes running through this ... More

Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More

Unequal AttainmentsEthnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Unequal Attainments: Ethnic educational inequalities in ten Western countries

Anthony Heath and Yaël Brinbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265741
eISBN:
9780191771934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265741.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Western countries have become increasingly diverse in recent decades and these demographic trends are certain to continue. The resulting ethnic diversity is a major challenge to policy-makers, who ... More

Unequal ChancesEthnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Unequal Chances: Ethnic Minorities in Western Labour Markets

Anthony F Heath and Sin Yi Cheung (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263860
eISBN:
9780191734953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263860.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This is a cross-national study of ethnic-minority disadvantage in the labour market. It focuses on the experiences of the second generation, that is, of the children of immigrants, in a range of ... More

The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of RightsConstitutional and Comparative Perspectives

The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Roger Masterman and Ian Leigh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

More than a decade after it came into force in October 2000 the Human Rights Act 1998 continues to divide opinion. Its supporters argue that the Act represents a subtle reconciliation of human rights ... More

Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Tim Blanning and Hagen Schulze (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Two of the most popular, innovative and controversial fields of historical study are cultural history and the history of nationalism. This volume brings these two areas together by addressing a ... More

Voicing the Soviet ExperienceThe Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol′ga Berggol′ts

Katharine Hodgson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262894
eISBN:
9780191734977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is an examination of a poet whose career offers a case study in the complexities facing Soviet writers in the Stalin era. Ol′ga Berggol′ts (1910–1975) was a prominent Russian Soviet poet, ... More

When the Party’s OverThe Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

When the Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective

Christopher Hood, David Heald, and Rozana Himaz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265734
eISBN:
9780191771941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265734.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book develops a framework for analysing the politics of ‘fiscal squeeze,’ defined as political effort to cut spending and increase taxes to correct the public finances—a theme which has ... More

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