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Le radici dell'Āyurveda: Passi scelti dalla letteratura medica sanscrita - Dominik Wujastyk, Antonella Comba, Roberto DonantoniQuando nel V secolo il pellegrino buddhista cinese Faxian visitò l’opulenta città indiana di Pataliputra, rimase colpito dalla presenza di «ospedali» finanziati da associazioni di commercianti, dove i poveri potevano ricevere le cure di medici qualificati. L’Ayurveda («scienza della longevità»), di cui quei medici seguivano i dettami, aveva già allora una lunga storia alle spalle, dato che i suoi inizi risalgono probabilmente a mille anni prima – più o meno all’epoca del Buddha. Ed è sopravvissuto all’affermarsi della moderna medicina occidentale: non solo, infatti, è ancora ampiamente praticato,
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August
Worlds of History, Volume I: To 1550: A Comparative Reader - Kevin ReillyCompiled by a widely respected world historian and community college teacher, Worlds of History fosters historical thinking through thematic comparisons of primary and secondary sources from around the world. Each chapter takes up a major theme — such as patriarchy, love and marriage, or globalization — as experienced by two or more cultures. "Thinking Historically" exercises build students’ capacity to analyze and interpret sources one skill at a time. This flexible framework accommodates a variety of approaches to teaching world history. The latest edition offers a broader range of sources with
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August
Institutional Change and Globalization - John L. CampbellThis book is about institutional change, how to recognize it, when it occurs, and the mechanisms that cause it to happen. It is the first book to identify problems with the new institutional analysis, which has emerged as one of the dominant approaches to the study of organizations, economic and political sociology, comparative political economy, politics, and international relations. The book confronts several important problems in institutional analysis and offers conceptual, methodological, and theoretical tools for resolving them. It argues that the paradigms of institutional analysis -
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August
The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction - James A. HerrickThe History and Theory of Rhetoric offers an accessible discussion of the history of rhetorical studies in the Western tradition, from ancient Greece to contemporary American and European theorists. By tracing the historical progression of rhetoric from the Greek Sophists of the 5th Century B.C. to contemporary studies—such as the rhetoric of science and feminist rhetoric—this concise yet comprehensive text helps students better understand what rhetoric is and what unites differing rhetorical theories throughout history.
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August
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing - Gerald Graff, Kathy BirkensteinThey Say / I Say" shows that writing well means mastering some key rhetorical moves, the most important of which involves summarizing what others have said ("they say") to set up one s own argument ("I say"). In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing.