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Vlastimil Vrtal

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A group of six specimens of Late Roman pottery from the region of North Africa forms part of collections of the Náprstek Museum. The group comprises of vessels from several different functional types, forming a representative sample of the pottery production of the region. The paper discusses the setting of the individual vessels in the North African ceramic production, their dating, and provenance.

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Gerd Kaminski and Fangfang Xu

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Compared to other ethnic groups, oversea Chinese constitute a smaller portion of the Austrian population. However, they still share many common values, while leading a diverse social and cultural life. This paper focuses on Chinese associations as a significant part of the Austrian Chinese community. First, we introduce the history of overseas Chinese associations in Austria, especially the first two founded in Austria in the early 1990s. Then, we discuss the general characteristics and main functions of overseas Chinese associations, followed by an overview of other Chinese associations in Austria. Lastly, we propose a classification system of overseas Chinese associations based on selected characters, including shared provenance, profession, ideology, natural characteristics, and hobbies.

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Pavel Onderka

References GLR IV GAUTHIER, Henri. Le livre des rois d’Egypte IV. Recueil de titres et protocoles royaux, noms propres de rois, reines, princes et princesses, et parents de rois, suivi d’un index alphabetique; De la XXVe dynastie a la fin des Ptolemees, Le Caire 1915 PM VIII MÁLEK, Jaromír. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings VIII. Objects of Provenance Not Known. Part 2. Private Statues (Dynasty XVIII to the Roman Period). Statues of Divinities, Oxford 1999

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Helena Heroldová

Buddhism. The Tibet Journal, 22 (1), 1997, p. 12-34. HUNTINGTON, John C. - BANGDEL, Dina. The Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art. Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003. GRAY, David B. The Cakrasamvara Tantra: the discourse of Śrī Heruka (Śrīherukābhidhāna). New York: American Institute of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, 2007. JACKSON, David. The Place of Provenance. Regional Styles in Tibetan Paintings. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2012. JACKSON, David - JACKSON, Janice. Tibetan Thangka

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Nicolette Makovicky

): Dealing in Histories: Durability, Authenticity and Provenance in Markets for Antiques. In: European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8. In: Stefania Borghini, Mary Ann McGrath, and Cele Otnes (eds.), Duluth, MN: Association for Consumer Research, pp. 111-112. PARSON, L. (2010): Markets, identities and the discourses of antique dealing. In: Marketing Theory , Vol. 10(3), pp. 283-298. ROSTER, C.A. – ROGERS, M.M. (2016): Profits and perils in the antiques and collectibles market: the influence of product knowledge structures on dealer exchange outcomes

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Zuzana Kováčová

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Text comprehension is understood as a social and cultural phenomenon in which it is possible to identify the developmental phases, that is ontogenesis, from the aspect of communicating entity. The age-receptive value, as well as the age-receptive variability of text, is reflected in the texts for children. Works of folk or authorial provenance anticipate the mental dispositions of a child subject. Developing the understanding by children is resulting from formal and content criteria. Understanding – like speech – grows. The supreme level of text comprehension is the improvisation of larger narrative formations: Compared with the primary contact with the text in the form of rhymes, the form is released and the epic breadth of expression increases. The child as authorial subject produces a text that is characterized by such variability of expression values which is contained in the child´s current mental model reached through conventions and receptive experience. The study will demonstrate the expressive value of text using examples of creative writing of children. Methodologically, it relies on the semantic communication model of text and the expressive value of text.

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Greg Lloyd

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Shared services are now established as a core delivery model in local and regional governance arrangements. Shared services have emerged as a ‘common sense’ delivery vehicle with attendant efficiency and effectiveness gains. There is, however, a more complex intellectual provenance to a reliance on shared services. In essence, shared services are the logical outcome of the deliberate turn to neo-liberal thinking and the various iterations of the new public managerialism methodology which has progressively established itself in local and regional governance over the past thirty years or so. This paper explores the neo-liberal provenance of shared services and considers the consequential vulnerabilities to austerity, administrative reform and reduced public sector budgets. The central proposition of the paper is that while neo-liberal ideas have created the justification for shared services, this has embedded a set of systemic tensions in the delivery model.

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Martin Mačanga and Martin Plešivčák

.4.871 Marčan, P., 2010: Trh s elektrinou rozhýbala konkurencia (Electricity market has been bestirred by competition - in Slovak), Bratislava: Inštitút pre energetickú bezpečnosť. Nies, S., 2008: Ownership Unbundling in Energy Markets - An overview of a heated debate in Europe, Institut Français des Relations Internationales, Paris, available at: http://www.ifri.org/?page=detailcontribution&id=233&id_provenance=97, DoA: 12.11.2013. Oberndorfer, U., 2011: Energy prices, volatility, and the stock market: Evidence from the Eurozone. In: Energy

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Luigi Blanco

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The essay analyses the relationship between administration and territory at the birth of the Italian unitary state. Following the discussions of the time involving scholars of diverse disciplinary provenance, politicians, and administrators, the essay highlights the main problems encountered by the design of the administrative districts of the new Kingdom of Italy: the territorial contradictions and the imbalances that conditioned their initial structure and subsequent history; the legacy of the boundaries and internal territorial divisions of the former states of the peninsula; the various proposals put forward for the country’s regional organization by geographers, statisticians and politicians, even before the completion of unification; the territorial and administrative problems of the new state: natural or artificial districts, small or large provinces, the weight of municipalities, projects of regionalization; the contribution of new sciences, such as geography and statistics; the choice of administrative centralization, with its inevitable consequences on the boundaries of territorial partitions, linked to the ›exceptionality‹ of the historical moment.