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When, at a later date, the Babylonian Talmud gained ascendence in the Jewish world, the Jews of Ashkenaz kept with them the chant pattern they had used for the Jerusalem Talmud even as they switched to the study of the Babylonian Talmud.
(25.) On the semifictitious ascendence of women in the French Enlightenment see Jean Starobinski, L'Invention de la liberte (Geneva: Skira, 1964).
For either party to interpret that process as a competition to see "who had to bend less, us or them?" or to use phenomenolo gy to try to gain the ultimate ascendence (by claiming to be neither bendable nor one who bends others) is once again to confuse a zealous obeisance to objectivity with knowledge of reality.
The ascendence of liberal theory led to the decline of interest in the common good.
Despite the commonsensical assumption that the lesbian and gay elderly exclusively adopt the earlier, "pre-Stonewall" discourse, examination of the identity talk of older homosexuals uncovers complex and variegated identity work based, in great part, on the invocation and assessment of both discourses of homosexuality.(15) This can be explained by the fact that, while all gays and lesbians over the age of 65 grew up within the prevailing discourse of the pre-gay liberation era, some began to understand and identify themselves as gay or lesbian before the ascendence of gay liberation and thus according to the recipes of this stigmatizing discourse, while others did so during the ascendence of gay liberation and hence within and through its discursive properties.(16)
In his recent essay "When Class Disappears" American culture critic Thomas Frank explains how the ascendence of what he calls the "lifestyle" revolution has overwhelmed and completely subsumed labour (and/or class) struggle in the United States in the last few years.
Indeed, the neurosciences, and the study of brain-behavior relationships in general, have done much to bring about the recent ascendence of the biological perspective in psychology.
The second half of the book explains how and why the Allies were able to gain ascendence in the four zones that Overy identifies.
Stocking, then wasted muscles and skeleton: Forms - in time - for slumbering legs to defend, A thigh's trusted embellishment, The secret of the knees' ascendence (18/16)(7)
But surely, in her writing, Sarton was not simply creating a myth about herself (as writers do) but also was revealing an equally valid best side, the one she wished could have been in ascendence throughout her life.
Such contrasts would have been even further enriched by analyses of Islamic fundamentalism in the already "Islamic" Saudi Arabia, the recent emergence of the Taliban's particularly absolutist version of Islam in Afghanistan, and the ascendence in June 1996 of the (Islamist) Welfare Party in Turkey, and the increasing pragmatism of its leader and current Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan.
Radzinowicz goes on to show how, during the Revolution and the Interregnum, both Charles I and Cromwell were regularly portrayed as Davidic neotypes by a host of writers including such prominent figures as Milton, Cowley, and Hobbes.(2) Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel (1681) was only one of many royalist works that transferred the symbolic aura of King David to Charles II during the Exclusion Crisis, and Defoe's Jure Divino (1706) was one of a long series of Whig publications that compared King William's ascendence over the Catholic James II to David's royal succession at the expense of the unrighteous Saul.(3)