This book represents a study of the textology, typology, sources and literary peculiarities of the so-called ’miscellanies of mixed content' in the South Slavonic tradition (from the end of 13th - the beginning of 18th c.) - less known or unknown in the Humanities. The problem is closely related to the apocryphal collections in the Balkan Cyrillic manuscripts, as the Apocrypha are a significant part of this type of manuscripts.
The scope of the study is to popularize the series and texts that ﬁll the gap in the translation and perception of the Slavonic Apocrypha. New information is presented over the ...|
The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller.
Immigration, Identity, Islam. ... "The Strange Death of Europe" is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth-rates, mass immigration and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting their own comprehensive change as a society.
This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from ...|
Prof. Dr. Cyril P. Pavlikianov, Dr. Habilitatus (D.Sc.), Ph.D., M.A. is born in Sofia in 1965. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Byzantine History at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens in 1998. He has been Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Philology (1998 - 2001) and Associate Professor of Byzantine Literature (2001 - 2007) at the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology of the University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski". In 2004 he obtained the scholarly degree Doctor Habilitatus (Doctor Scientiarum) in Mediaeval History, and in 2007 he was elected full Professor of Byzantine Philology and ...|
Networks, hierarchies and struggle for global power. ... The New York Times Bestseller.
Most history is about the people at the top of the towers of power. But what if the real action is in the social networks down below, in the town squares? Niall Ferguson brilliantly recasts past and present as an unending contest between hierarchies and networks.
"Provocative, snappy, a rare book... fasten your seatbelts."
Peter Frankopan, Daily Telegraph
"Immensely stimulating, absorbing, illuminating... sends ideas blazing all over the place... one of the best popular historians of our time."
A Big History of Everything from the Big Bang to the first stars, to our solar system, life on Earth, dinosaurs, homo sapiens, agriculture, an ice age, empires, fossil fuels, a Moon landing and mass globalization. And what happens next... ... "I have long been a fan of David Christian. In "Origin Story", he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative."
Most historians study the smallest silver of time. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the Big Bang through the present day ...|
Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life.
From the author of "The Black Swan". ... Is the pope atheist? Why can a stubborn minority easily end up ruling? Should you take advice from a salesperson? This book is all about why having skin in the game matters.
For a society to function properly, those who benefit should also risk something and those who risk something should benefit. Full of philosophical tales and practical stories, Skin in the Game offers a key rule to live by: do not do to others what you don't want them to do to you, with its practical extension: never take advice from someone who gives ...|
This monograph sets out to elucidate the initial, Byzantine period in the history of the cult of St. Parasceve of Epibatae, which has remained in the shadows for a range of reasons, through the publication of the critical edition of the saint's surviving Byzantine Vita (BHG 1420z). A meticulous paleographic, historical, textological and linguistic analysis of this text proves that it can be regarded as Deacon Vasilikos' "lost" vita, written in the twelfth century during the reign of Patriarch Nicholas IV Mouzalon and Emperor Manuel I Komnenos.
The monograph also seeks to outline the "sacred" ...|
Complete and unabridged.
A pocket sized book - 10 x 15.5 cm. ... "On the Origin of Species" outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had arisen from a single common ancestor and had evolved over time through the process of natural selection. Received with both enthusiasm and hostility on its publication, it triggered a seismic shift in our understanding of humanity's place in the natural world. It is not only a brilliant work of science but also a clear, vivid, sometimes moving piece of popular writing that reflects both ...|
This volume entitled "Korean Society Today" contains contributions to the International Conference on Korean Studies which was held in the Center for Korean Studies at St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University on March 9, 2018.
The conference was organized as a part of the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion, and with the Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2015-OLU-2250004).
Contributors put main focus on the current political, economical and social relations between Korea and European countries. Most of ...|
Why it Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life. ... Award-winning Harvard Business School professor and behavioural scientist Francesca Gino shows us why happiest and most successful among us are those who break the rules and how we can all do it more.
The world's best chef. The pilot who landed his plane on a river. The magician who made history. The computer scientist who changed animated films forever. What do they all have in common? They are all rebels.
Francesca Gino has been studying rebellion and conformity for more than fifteen years. She has discovered that when we mindlessly follow rules and norms ...|
From Anxiety to Zero F**ks Given. ... "Am I normal?"
"What's an anxiety disorder?"
"Does therapy work?"
These are just a few of the questions Natasha Devon is asked as she travels the UK campaigning for better mental health awareness and provision. Here, Natasha calls upon experts in the fields of psychology, neuroscience and anthropology to debunk and demystify the full spectrum of mental health. From A (Anxiety) to Z (Zero F**ks Given - or the art of having high self-esteem) via everything from body image and gender to differentiating "sadness" ...|
How Facebook, Google and Amazon have cornered culture and undermined democracy. ... Fake news. Digital monopolies. Stealth marketing. This is the story of how the internet, which began as a dream, has become a nightmare.
Google. Amazon. Facebook. The modern world is defined by vast digital monopolies turning ever-larger profits. Those of us who consume the content that feeds them are farmed for the purposes of being sold ever more products and advertising. Those that create the content - the artists, writers and musicians - are finding they can no longer survive in this unforgiving economic landscape. But it didn't ...|