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A Gothic Sermon: Making a Contract with the Mother of God, Saint Mary of Amiens

Stephen Murray

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238473
eISBN:
9780520930070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238473.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In this book, the author seizes a rare opportunity to explore the relationship between verbal and visual culture by presenting a sermon that may have been preached during the second half of the ... More


Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Diliana N. Angelova

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284012
eISBN:
9780520959682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284012.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Starting with Augustus and extending through early Byzantium, a discourse of imperial founding helped articulate and legitimate imperial authority. Artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built ... More


Smear Campaign: Giuliani, the Holy Virgin Mary, and the Critical Study of Whiteness

David R. Roediger

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents a description of how whiteness informed the 1999 “smear campaign” of New York City's mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, against the depiction of a Black Virgin Mary by the Afro-British ... More


Mary (Kingsland) Higgs

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Mary (Kingsland) Higgs, who was a prolific writer and a social reformer whose interest and range extended from the needs of the poor, to early childhood, urban beautification, ... More


Investing in the Future

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0028
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the investments Alexander made in the form of her patronage of graduate student research. She not only established a two-year research assistantship, but also contributed and ... More


Police Academies

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster: Dai Li and the Chinese Secret Service

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234079
eISBN:
9780520928763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of police academies in China. The first modern police force in China was created in Changsha during the Hundred Days of Reform in 1898. This chapter discusses the ... More


The Working Poor: Maggie and Others in Austin

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter talks about Maggie Segura. She was struggling. Her two-year-old daughter, Mary Frances, had been born with congenital problems—a bladder inside her bladder, malformed kidneys, and other ... More


Apparitions

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The impression that heaven is present in some form on earth may be created and sustained in any number of ways: with impressive tombs and ornately decorated reliquaries where music, art, and incense ... More


The Spiritual Feminine in New Testament and Patristic Christianity

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The anti-gnostic church fathers of the late second century, such as Irenaeus and Tertullian, worked to canonize, as the original and true “deposit of faith,” those early Christian writings that ... More


Feminine Symbols in Medieval Religious Literature

Rosemary Radford Ruether

in Goddesses and the Divine Feminine: A Western Religious History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231467
eISBN:
9780520940413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231467.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Mary is the pure virgin at her conception and at the birth of Jesus as well as the exalted queen of heaven. But she is also the sorrowful mother. She understands and is with us in our suffering. More ... More


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