excursus


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Synonyms for excursus

a message that departs from the main subject

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Disagreement on the status of excursuses in general has obviously affected the interpretations on offer for the huote excursus in particular.
In Excursus, the gels change from room to room, so that the color of the air shifts with every doorway, while every wall is colored by the light behind it.
For those interested in the evolution of Florentine philosophy during the quattrocento and who have read George Holmes's The Florentine Enlightenment (1969) and Arthur Field's Origins of the Platonic Academy in Florence (1988) and still remain a bit perplexed, Zwijnenberg offers a succinct excursus into the Renaissance response to classical rhetoric (12-16, 25-27) and, thereby, provides a needed background against which to view Leonardo's literary and artistic compositions.
A reader who is interested in, say, Qian's comments on the Chuci cannot restrict himself only to the thirty-nine entries that make up that section of Limited Views; references are scattered throughout the book, because the book is not in fact a commentary on specific classical texts but an ever-changing excursus on life and thought.
The topography of the discursive landscape generated here ran from gender to the "broken windows" theory, from the flea market to a novel that arose parallel to the project, from arthistorical excursus to the citation of Pacific cults.
This chapter concludes with an excursus into Moore's discussion of the problems of sense perception and Wittgenstein's criticisms of Moore.
This is particularly evident in a lengthy excursus about monstrous peoples and their origin.
and a longtime specialist and frequent author on higher education, Bok has written a lengthy and thoughtful excursus on the complex question of what colleges can and should teach.
Still, the exposition of Spenser's "nonspecific picture of courtesy" needn't be quite as confusing as Ross makes it in a brief excursus (95-96) that touches fleetingly upon Erasmus, Bacon, Montaigne, Derrida, Descartes, and Sidney.
Excursus, 1991, wraps an unbroken line of synonyms for the title around a wooden pole.
The work is a close encounter with the writings of de Vries, and McTurk probes every angle, queries every assumption and tests every suggestion, often with long excursus on competing explanations by other scholars.
Curiously, nowhere in his commentary, not even in the excursus on "Greco-Roman Drama and Revelation," does he clearly define "drama.
of Sheffield) has made small alterations and revisions throughout, has updated the bibliography, and has dropped the short excursus on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The book itself contains an excursus, admonishing Lutherans to return to the "true" faith, and other asides in which the author takes a stand against violent religious debates and a forceful resolution of doctrinal questions.
Summaries of these are then given in six excursus (on biblical material, Philo, Stoa, Platonism, Gnosticism and the Nag Hammadi texts, and patristic texts).