What *is* the point of doing history?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oh there's been some very interesting and heated debates among academics on this topic which I've only just discovered! Many posts and sites including: Emile B, Eileen Joy and responders, Old Babel Working group site,(especially see Items #9 and #12) and the new Babel Working group site. Plus Historian on the Edge, and In the Middle. Very interesting.

Great Greek classics and language resources

Monday, March 12, 2012

Today I found "Elpenor"- some more useful Greek classics and language resources, to add to the
amazing Perseus resources at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu
This is essential for researching the Greek background to the agon and other aspects of the virtues.

Some great books

Monday, March 5, 2012

Some great new books: 1. Spiritual Purification in Islam: The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi 2. The Secrets of Ascetism 3. The Remembrance of God 4. Treatise for the Seekers of Guidance : English Translation of Al Muhasibi's Risala al Mustarshidin (Zaid Shakir)
My thesis is so much easier to write with resources like these :-)