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Sībawayhi’s Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought. By Michael G. Carter. Resources in Arabic and I...
02/15/2019
Sībawayhi's Principles by Michael G. Carter

Sībawayhi’s Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought. By Michael G. Carter. Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies 5

“When Sībawayhi embarked upon his journey to record the speech of the Arabs, little did he know that his Kitāb was destined to become the ‘Qur’ān of grammar’. I doubt the young Michael Carter could have guessed his 1968 doctoral thesis was going to shape a whole discipline and become a point of reference for all the Arabists who since then have dared to ‘ride the sea’ of traditional Arab linguistics. The predecessor of the published Sībawayhi’s Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought has been until last year the unpublished single most quoted and consulted unpublished thesis by an Arab linguist. There is no reason to predict any change in its status except that it will become the indispensable published reference on Sībawayhi’s Kitāb.” - reviewed by Amal Marogy, Historiographia Linguistica 45 (2018), 391–95.

Available at https://isdistribution.com/BookDetail.aspx?aId=70920

Sībawayhi's Principles by Michael G. Carter at isdistribution.com Michael G. Carter's Sībawyhi's Principles: Arabic Grammar and Law in Early Islamic Thought is a corrected version, with considerable Addenda, of his 1968 Oxford doctoral thesis, "Sībawayhi's Principles of Grammatical An...

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11/18/2018
ATLA Partners with Lockwood Press and Licenses Two Full-Text Journals

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Run by founder and director Billie Jean Collins, Lockwood Press publishes "works of intellectual distinction that further scholarly investigation, advance interdisciplinary inquiry, stimulate public debate, educate both within and outside the classroom, and enhance cultural life."

09/17/2017
Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives | American Journal of Archaeology

"This book brilliantly shows how archival research can enhance the histories of people we thought we knew.” … "Effectively illustrated with photographs and drawings, this book illuminates the interpersonal and professional relationships of Blegen and his associates and provides insights important for both students and scholars."
Read more of this terrific review in AJA!

Edited by Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, Jack L. Davis, and Vasiliki Florou. Pp. xii + 240. Lockwood Press, Atlanta 2015. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-937040-22-2 (cloth).

09/17/2017

“This is one of the most instructively illustrated textbooks that this reviewer has ever seen.” Check out this wonderful review of Dimitris Plantzos’ Greek Art and Archaeology in Classical Journal Online:

This book is a lively translation of the 2011 version written in Greek. It matches up very favorably with the similar recent textbooks such as Pedley (a 5th edition in 2011), Neer (2011), Barringer (now in paperback (2015)). These texts cover very similar ground but differ in their scope. Plantzos confines himself to Iron Age through 30 bc. This is one of the most instructively illustrated textbooks that this reviewer has ever seen. Each of the 592 magnificent color illustrations has been strategically positioned to coordinate with accompanying test and incredibly well blended into the large page format. Commentary is well organized, terse, pointed and minimalist in description. Bibliographies accompany each chapter although omitting some prominent American scholarship. To facilitate student comprehension chronological tables, maps, and site plans are abundant and complemented by specific treatment of major art or architectural examples.

The first chapter crisply presents an overview of the sources and methodology of archaeology, seen as a confluence of art, history, material culture, essentially the cultural core of a civilization. While alluding to prominent and often romanticized past discoveries, Plantzos insists upon the integration of field archaeology with preservation of what has been uncovered, and with comparative studies at all levels. Resting on the premise that narratives do embody cultural values and that visual images congeal a culture's past and present, he likens the task of teaching Art and Archaeology to that of becoming an "acrobat of sorts," who must painstakingly balance solid textural and material evidence with cogent interpretation. A very brief discussion of the Late Bronze Age, the final prehistoric period in Greece, leads into the summary treatment of the usual suspects connected with the early Iron Age such as the Dorians and the Sea peoples. Pottery evidence is well integrated with excavation histories and prominent architectural and artistic components.

Chapter 2 divides the chronology of the Iron Age (1100-700 bc) into Sub-Mycenaean (1100 bc 1050 bc), Protogeometric (1050 bc 900 bc) and Geometric (900-700 bc). Appropriate examples tracing the development of pottery shapes, styles, and decorations, which distinguish each period, are uniformly presented in an exceptionally well ordered, attractive format. Special subjects such as the Dipylon Vase appear on a colored, highlighted background inviting close reading.

Chapter 3 consists of a comprehensive survey of the Archaic Period (700-480 bc) subdivided into Early (700-620 bc), Middle (620-575 bc) and Late (575-480 bc). Topics such as economic development, political organization, colonization, and the formation of tyranny in the Early Archaic period are examined in specific geographical contexts. For Corinth, special attention is drawn to the influence of the Orientalizing period on its minor arts, productions in gold and bronze, and pottery with a full examination of the Chigi Vase. For Athens, similar procedures lead to a discussion of the Polyphemus Vase and to consideration of other pottery workshops functioning in the Cyclades. Plantzos offers a very lucid explanation of the origin and life of the Daedalid sculptural style, followed by a comprehensive treatise on archaic architecture-temples, plans, full terminology with excellent illustrations.

The section on sixth century pottery is informative and exhaustive. Shapes, names, and function of numerous vessels form a useful chart; the Francois Vase holds center stage; treatment of Athenian black figure is balanced by that in other Greek cities. There is persuasive evidence for the widespread resonance of Plato's Symposium with sympotic vase paintings. Abundant examples illustrate the technical explanation of red figure and its continued manufacture. A profusely illustrated commentary on the evolution of monumental sculpture and architecture includes Egyptian prototypes, the kouros and the kore-each accompanied by a bevy of well-chosen examples diachronically presented. The evolution of funerary stelai and the growth of sanctuaries across Greece is reflected in the sculpture of pediments and friezes in Athens, Delphi, and Aegina.

The Classical Period (480-336 bc) Chapter 4 begins by noting how the defeat of the Persians marked the triumph of democracy and the emergence of a middle class in Greece. Plantzos introduces the Severe style (480-450 bc) exemplified in hollow cast bronzes and in the marble pediments of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. He presents each monument of the second half of the fifth century bc Athenian Acropolis and Agora as well as the sculptures of the Panathenaic procession. The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, the shrine of Artemis at Brauron, and the Temple of Apollo at Bassae provide comparisons. Funerary and votive reliefs follow discussion of the major works of Pheidias and Polycleitos. Additional topics include changes in pottery, the emergence of monumental fresco painting, the architecture exemplified by various temples (Asclepius at Epidauros, Athena Pronaia and Apollo at Delphi), by the Mausoleum and frieze of Halicarnassos, the monument of Lysicrates in Athens, and the theaters in Athens and Epidauros.
Fourth century improvements in domestic architecture as well as increased use of the Hippodamian town grid plan may have been factors augmenting the popularity and frequency of sports and games, predictably reflected in art. Plantzos devotes attention to three major fourth century sculptors and their known works, Kephisiodotus, Praxiteles, and Skopas. After highlighting fourth century Macedonian tomb paintings, the chapter concludes with commentary on metallurgy and the emergence of coinage throughout the Greek world in the late fifth and fourth centuries bc.

The Hellenistic Period (336-30 bc) Chapter 5 breaks into three stages. The first is the effort of Alexander to consolidate his kingdoms (336-275 bc); the second their flourishing (275-150 bc); the third Roman political, cultural and military incursions (150-30 bc). The decline of the city state coupled with centralized power and the fostering of monarchy in the Hellenistic world of newly founded cities led to experimentation in architecture, art, and urban planning. Plantzos explores such changes in public architecture with examples drawn from Pergamum, Lindos, Didyma, and Athens. After briefly treating domestic and palace architecture, he traces the development of Hellenistic free standing and relief sculpture-with emphasis initially on Lysippus-through the three phases of the period. An impressive list includes statues attributed to Lysippus, the Pergamon Altar, the Nike of Samothrace, the Bathing Aphrodite, the Aphrodite of Melos, Aphrodite and Pan, Apollo Catharoedus, and the famed Laocoon. Logically portraiture, and votive reliefs lead into a robust explanation of Macedonian tomb painting. Subsequently the reader encounters commentary on mosaics, ancient painters, painted funerary stelai and examples of skiagraphia and skenographia, as found in early Pompeian painting styles. In a survey style, the chapter closes with a look at pottery and the minor arts inclusive of the Megarian bowls, the decorative art in glass bowls, finely crafted gold jewelry, portraiture on coins and finally exquisite seal stones.

As a textbook this volume provides a very viable platform current, comprehensive, and convenient for teaching a survey approach which promotes more than a fleeting academic traction.

CJ-Online ~ 2017.09.01
Greek Art and Archaeology c. 1200-30BC. By Dimitris Plantzos. Lockwood Press, Atlanta Georgia, 2016. Pp. 304. Paperback $49.95. ISBN 978-1-937040-57-4.

Reviewed by Henry V. Bender, St. Joseph's University ([email protected])

Authors Jennifer and Arthur Stephens were in the United Kingdom earlier this month to witness the print production of th...
06/12/2017

Authors Jennifer and Arthur Stephens were in the United Kingdom earlier this month to witness the print production of their new book, Pompeii, a Different Perspective.

Just out! A must have for fans of ancient Rome!
06/12/2017
Pompeii, a Different Perspective by Jennifer Stephens and Arthur Stephens

Just out! A must have for fans of ancient Rome!

Pompeii, a Different Perspective by Jennifer Stephens and Arthur Stephens at isdistribution.com Pompeii, a Different Perspective tells the story of a two thousand year-old street. It takes the reader on a unique journey down via dell'Abbondanza, the longest street in the ancient city. In the first c...

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03/01/2017
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"Greek Art and Archaeology c.1200-30 BC" from Lockwood Press has been reviewed in the March 2017 issue of CHOICE!

"This readable and thorough introductory textbook includes boxes
with information on people, places, and artifacts, and definitions of terms to enhance the text. The line drawings and many beautiful illustrations capture the reader's interest. Chapters cover the methods of classical archaeology, the early Iron Age, and the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. [...] Of interest to professors seeking a new textbook, and students and others interested in an introduction to classical art, culture, and archaeology. Summing Up: Recommended. General and undergraduate collections; faculty." --N. Mactague, Aurora University

Follow the linked image below to learn more about this title, and purchase a copy for only $39.95 through March 31st with code 842-17:

Mark Smith was presented with his Festschrift in London in October. Check it out!
12/11/2016

Mark Smith was presented with his Festschrift in London in October. Check it out!

New from Lockwood! Illuminating Osiris: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Mark Smith
12/11/2016
Illuminating Osiris edited by Richard Jasnow and Ghislaine Widmer

New from Lockwood! Illuminating Osiris: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Mark Smith

Illuminating Osiris edited by Richard Jasnow and Ghislaine Widmer at isdistribution.com Illuminating Osiris comprises twenty-seven articles by students, friends, and colleaguesin honor of Mark Smith, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford. Smith is especially renowned as a Demoticist an...

Lockwood Press is proud to announce Dimitris Plantzos’ Greek Art and Archaeology c. 1200-30 BC. This lavishly illustrate...
07/07/2016

Lockwood Press is proud to announce Dimitris Plantzos’ Greek Art and Archaeology c. 1200-30 BC. This lavishly illustrated volume presents a systematic survey of Greek art and archaeology from the collapse of Mycenaean civilization to the dissolution of the Ptolemaic realm.

The book begins with an introductory chapter covering the basic principles of archaeological research as well as a concise survey of the developments that led to the establishment of classical archaeology as an academic discipline. Four chapters follow, covering developments in Greek art and archaeology in the Early Iron Age, the Archaic, Classical,and Hellenistic periods respectively. Through concise, systematic coverage of the main categories of classical monuments, the reader is taken on a tour of ancient Greece through the most important period in its history, the first millennium BC. Architecture and city planning, sculpture, painting, pottery, metallurgy, jewelry, and numismatics are some of the areas covered. The book caters primarily to the nonspecialist looking for the essential in ancient Greece. The text is divided into accessible, user-friendly sections including case studies, terminology, charts, maps, a timeline, and full index. Designed as an academic textbook, the volume will interest anyone seeking an inclusive and detailed survey of the most important material remains of ancient Greek civilization.

Originally published in Greek by Kapon Edtions (Athens 2011), Greek Art and Archaeology is now expanded with additional material and illustrations specially provided for this edition, and in a translation by Nicola Wardle.

For your desk copy, contact ISD at [email protected]

Announcing two new titles in the Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies! Christopher Melchert, Hadith, Piety, and LawJo...
11/06/2015

Announcing two new titles in the Resources in Arabic and Islamic Studies!

Christopher Melchert, Hadith, Piety, and Law
John Abdallah Nawas, Al-Ma’mun, the Inquisition, and the Quest for Calaphal Authority

Look for them at MESA and AAR later this month. Or check them out on Lockwood Press’s newly redesigned website at http://lockwoodpress.com/rais.html.

So proud to announce Joyful in Thebes: Egyptological Studies in  Honor of Betsy M. Bryan, edited by Richard Jasnow and K...
08/26/2015

So proud to announce Joyful in Thebes: Egyptological Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan, edited by Richard Jasnow and Kathlyn M. Cooney. Prof. Bryan was presented with her Festschrift yesterday evening in Florence, Italy.

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04/27/2015

Lockwood Press's cover photo

The belle of the ball at ARCE this weekend! The Temple of Ramesses II in Abydos. Volume 1: Wall Scenes, by Sameh Iskande...
04/24/2015

The belle of the ball at ARCE this weekend! The Temple of Ramesses II in Abydos. Volume 1: Wall Scenes, by Sameh Iskander and Ogden Goelet. Come get your copy!

Editor, Jack L. Davis with Carl Blegen in New Orleans. Come join us for a book signing with Jack tomorrow (Sunday) morni...
01/10/2015

Editor, Jack L. Davis with Carl Blegen in New Orleans. Come join us for a book signing with Jack tomorrow (Sunday) morning from 10 to 11 am at the ISD booth!

Lockwood Press is pleased to announce the publication of Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives, edited ...
01/08/2015

Lockwood Press is pleased to announce the publication of Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives, edited by Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, Jack L. Davis, and Vasiliki Florou. The volume is now available for sale at the AIA/SCS meeting in New Orleans. If you are here, come by the ISD booth in the exhibit hall for your photo op with Carl himself!

From the cover: Carl Blegen is the most famous American archaeologist ever to work in Greece, and no American has ever had a greater impact on Greek archaeology. Yet Blegen, unlike several others of his generation, has found no biographer. In part, the explanation for this must lie in the fact that his life was so multifaceted: not only was he instrumental in creating the field of Aegean prehistory, but Blegen, his wife, and their best friends, the Hills (“the family”) were also significant forces in the social and intellectual community of Athens. Authors who have contributed to this book have each researched one aspect of Blegen’s life, drawing on copious documentation in the United States, England, and Greece. The result is a biography that sets Blegen and his closest colleagues in the social and academic milieu that gave rise to the discipline of classical archaeology in Greece.

ISBN 978-1-937040-22-2 ◆ 6 x 9 ◆ hardcover, $35.00 ◆ 240 pages with 80 illustrations

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