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Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0017
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In dealing with the concept of insanity in medieval Islamic society several subtopics also emerge such as, what constitutes sanity? A major objective of this study has been to place the subject in ... More


Resisting History: Religious Transcendence and the Invention of the Unconscious

Rhodri Hayward

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074141
eISBN:
9781781700778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074141.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

How can historians make sense of visions, hauntings and demonic possession? Do miraculous events have any place in a world governed by cause and effect? This book examines the cumulative attempts of ... More


Guru Nanak’s Life and Legacy: An appraisal *

Gurinder Singh Mann

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0030
Subject:
History, Indian History

Taking W.H. McLeod’s Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion as a point of departure, this chapter critiques the presentation of Guru Nanak as a mystic seeking human liberation that has dominated the ... More


The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England

Wolfgang Riehle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451096
eISBN:
9780801470936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451096.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, ... More


After the New Age

Mathew Thomson

in Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287802
eISBN:
9780191713378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287802.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the interest in psychology among intellectuals in the first half of the century. It focuses on the trajectories of a series of figures, including A. R. Orage, Dimitri ... More


The Occult on the Margins

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter deals with those who faithfully preserved one aspect or another of occult tradition, who existed on the margins of cultural authority—either for social, political, or religious reasons. ... More


The Controversial Ecstasy of Sor María Teresa Aycinena

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 5 explores the devotion and controversy surrounding Sor María Teresa Aycinena, a Carmelite nun, who in 1816 in the midst of the Independence wars, reportedly began to experience the stigmata, ... More


Laozi

Franciscus Verellen

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the Laozi, a short collection of aphorisms that probably took shape in the fourth century bce The Laozi constitutes one of the most challenging, intriguing, and influential sets ... More


Sur-e Esrāfil, Series 1, No. 11,89 pp. 5–8: August 22, 1907

Ali-Akbar Dehkhodā

in Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300197990
eISBN:
9780300220667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197990.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter presents a column published on August 22, 1907, featuring a letter where Dehkhodā does not merely show off his knowledge of Persian folklore and popular superstition but also ... More


Garden of Solomon: Landscape and Sacred Pasts in Kashmir’s Sixteenth-Century Persian Narratives

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 1 examines late-sixteenth century Persian tazkiras (Sufi biographies) and tarikhs (historical narratives) to argue that they were part of a shared narrative practice that made little ... More


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