The author provides a comprehensive inquiry into pivotal aspects of Indian manuscript cultures, on the basis of a first-hand analysis of textual sources. The topic of the ritualistic use of manuscripts as objects of worship and ritual donation, a transversal one in Indian texts, is analyzed through the lens of history and seen in its connections with the ideology of power and the vital quest for monarchical patronage in early medieval India.
The role of Christian institutions, writers and saints in the active suppression and destruction of books in Late Antiquity has received surprisingly little consideration. The author argues that texts and ideas from materialistic philosophical traditions were vulnerable to destruction, censorship or suppression through prohibition of the copying of manuscripts. This includes texts which were to become the basis for modern philosophy and science.
Contains more than 150,000 addresses (including telephone and fax numbers, eMail and URL) from all over the world: from museums and public galleries, universities, academies and schools, associations, the art and antiques trade, numismatics, galleries, auctioneers, restorers, art publishers, art journals, and antiquarians.
This book describes the history and present knowledge of a paradigmatic system, the lac operon of E. coli. The first part of the book presents the history of the operon and various schools of thought regarding genetic control in general. The second part presents a number of false interpretations and misconceptions and demonstrates how easily a scientist may deceive himself. The third and last part thoroughly covers the current state of knowledge of the lac operon including the importance of the auxiliary operators and discussions of several X-ray structures, one of which was published shortly before this book went into press. A unique combination of personal anecdotes and present-day science makes this book appealing to students, postdocs, active and retired researchers alike.