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Sarah Emily Bond is a Professor of History at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on late Roman history, epigraphy, law, topography, GIS, and Digital Humanities.
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Byzantine Intersectionality
Sexuality, Gender, and Race in the Middle Ages
Roland Betancourt - Oct 06, 2020
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A fascinating history of marginalized identities in the medieval worldWhile the term "intersectionality" was coined in 1989, the existence of marginalized identities extends back over millennia. Byzantine Intersectionality reveals the fascinating, little-examined conversations in medieval thought and visual culture around matters of sexual and repr...
Sarah Bond
Dec 02, 2020
@hragv I don't think I would have been able to engage in this at all and understand it without first reading the work of @sandylocks and @Halfrican_One. Thanks for letting me in on this; it is a groundbreaking book.     source
The Cigarette
A Political History
Sarah Milov - Oct 02, 2019
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The untold political story of the most controversial consumer product in American history.Tobacco is the quintessential American product. From Jamestown to the Marlboro Man, the plant occupied the heart of the nation's economy and expressed its enduring myths. But today smoking rates have declined and smokers are exiled from many public spaces. The...
Sarah Bond
Aug 22, 2020
@allofmilov I am not teaching it because I teach ancient history, but did want to say I absolutely loved the book and gave it to numerous family members at Christmas.     source
The Personalization of the Museum Visit
Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors (Routledge Research in Museum Studies)
Seph Rodney - Jun 03, 2019
The Personalization of the Museum Visit examines a fundamental shift in institutional behavior in museums located in the United States and the United Kingdom. Contending that art museums have moved toward a new paradigm of public engagement, it posits that modern museum visitors are treated as self-directed "clients", with the agency to make meanin...
Sarah Bond
Aug 21, 2020
And of course where would we be without @Sephspeaks? He is an art critic, an art historian, a journalist, an editor, and a great human being. Read his first book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit: Art Museums, Discourse, and Visitors from Routledge:     source
Strega Nona
An Old Tale Retold
Tomie dePaola - Aug 01, 1975
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Strega Nona -- "Grandma Witch" -- is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, Big Anthony recites the magic ver...
Sarah Bond
Jul 02, 2020
@paregorios Tommie dePaola is my favorite kids book author! Omg. Love Strega Nona.     source
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Force and Freedom
Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence (America in the Nineteenth Century)
Kellie Carter Jackson - Aug 14, 2020
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From its origins in the 1750s, the white-led American abolitionist movement adhered to principles of "moral suasion" and nonviolent resistance as both religious tenet and political strategy. But by the 1850s, the population of enslaved Americans had increased exponentially, and such legislative efforts as the Fugitive Slave Act and the Supreme Cour...
Sarah Bond
Jun 19, 2020
This article is written by Prof. @kcarterjackson : who also wrote a superb book, “Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence” (University of Pennsylvania Press)     source
Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
Kent J. Rigsby - Mar 27, 1997
In the Hellenistic period certain Greek temples and cities came to be declared "sacred and inviolable." Asylia was the practice of declaring religious places precincts of asylum, meaning they were immune to violence and civil authority. The evidence for this phenomenon—mainly inscriptions and coins—is scattered in the published record. The material...
Sarah Bond
Mar 04, 2020
As I have written about before, the concept of asylum (and later the concept of early Christian "sanctuary" rights) is an ancient one: Please see Kent Rigsby's amazing open access book:     source
Cæsar’s Calendar
Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History
Denis Feeney - Jun 03, 2007
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The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney investigates time and its contours as described by the ancient Romans, first as Rome positioned itself in relation to Greece...
Sarah Bond
Feb 24, 2020
@MANNapoli My favorite Gregorian–Julian converter online is here: And although I recommend Feeney's 2008 book a lot why not try this superb article by Nomi Claire Lazar on the political rhetoric of calendar adjustment:     source
Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs
Nadia Maria El Cheikh - Sep 15, 2004
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This book studies the Arabic-Islamic view of Byzantium, tracing the Byzantine image as it evolved through centuries of warfare, contact, and exchanges. Including previously inaccessible material on the Arabic textual tradition on Byzantium, this investigation shows the significance of Byzantium to the Arab Muslim establishment and their appreciatio...
Sarah Bond
Feb 11, 2020
By the by, a great book that helped me view Heraclius and Byzantium from a non-Roman perspective is “Byzantium viewed by the Arabs” by Prof. Nadia Maria El Cheikh (@NadiaelCheikh1) @Harvard_Press     source
Chasing Vines
Finding Your Way to an Immensely Fruitful Life (Hardcover) – By Beth Moore – Spiritual Guidance for a Life that Matters
Beth Moore - Feb 04, 2020
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Join bestselling author Beth Moore in her life-changing quest of vine-chasing―and learn how everything changes when you discover the true meaning of a fruitful, God-pleasing, meaning-filled life.God wants us to flourish. In fact, he delights in our flourishing. Life isn’t always fun, but in Christ it can always be fruitful.In Chasing Vines, Beth sh...
Sarah Bond
Feb 04, 2020
@DigitaVaticana I came to know Isidore's letter collection better due to a great chapter by Lillian Larsen addressing their place in late antique epistolography (Ch. 18). Please read the entirety of the book (but get it from the library because it is way too expensive):     source
On the Bullet Train with Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights in Japan
Judith Pascoe - Jan 23, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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While teaching in Japan, Judith Pascoe was fascinated to discover the popularity that Emily Bront�'s novel Wuthering Heights has enjoyed there. Nearly one hundred years after its first formal introduction to the country, the novel continues to engage the imaginations of Japanese novelists, filmmakers, manga artists, and others, resulting in numerou...
Sarah Bond
Jul 30, 2019
A great time to read @JudithMPascoe’s book about the popularity of Brontë in Japan:     source
On Roman Time
The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity (Volume 17) (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
Michele Renee Salzman - Mar 24, 1991
Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and relig...
Sarah Bond
Jun 20, 2019
@TradeTexasBig @DigitaVaticana Yes. Please click on the link for the full manuscript. You may also enjoy this book on the calendar by Michele Salzman.     source
Bishops in Flight by Jennifer Barry
Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome by Gregory S. Aldrete