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Levantine Epigraphy and History in the Achaemenid Period (539-322 BCE)

André Lemaire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265895
eISBN:
9780191772023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265895.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Since 1980, epigraphic discoveries and researches have thrown new light on the Levant during the Achaemenid period (533-332 BCE). As an epigrapher who published many new Phoenician, Aramaic and ... More


THE PEOPLE WITHOUT MUSIC HISTORY: REDISCOVERING JEWISH MUSIC IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the historical meaning of Jewish music in the Mediterranean, particularly as a metaphor the historical past and the Jewish Diaspora. The Jewish music of the Mediterranean ... More


How some people became farmers

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter shows how farming developed in Eurasia from increasingly intrusive plant management, which sometimes elicited rapid genetic responses from a few plants (especially cereals and pulses), ... More


Making a Good Impression

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 presents the first part of religion’s evolutionary story. It is argued that our ancestors went through a critical social transformation sometime between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago and ... More


Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul

E. Natalie Rothman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449079
eISBN:
9780801463112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449079.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book explores the intersecting worlds of those who regularly traversed the early modern Venetian–Ottoman frontier, including colonial migrants, redeemed slaves, merchants, commercial brokers, ... More


Conclusion: From War to Hope

Franck Salameh

in The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. The evocative texts explored in this volume—which remain a drop in the vast ocean of modern Levantine cultural ... More


Introduction

Jennifer M. Dueck

in The Claims of Culture at Empire's End: Syria and Lebanon under French Rule

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264478
eISBN:
9780191734779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264478.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter, in setting the stage, first offers a theoretical framework for understanding culture as a forum of exchange and negotiation between diverse leaders, communities, and institutions, and ... More


The Axis Factor: Fascist Overtures

Jennifer M. Dueck

in The Claims of Culture at Empire's End: Syria and Lebanon under French Rule

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264478
eISBN:
9780191734779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264478.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the Italian and German presence in the Levant in the pre-war period. It examines how German and Italian cultural activities became a forum in which links were forged and ... More


Semites in Egypt: The First and Second Intermediate Periods

James K. Hoffmeier

in Israel in Egypt: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130881
eISBN:
9780199853403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130881.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the main points of the story line described in Genesis and Exodus to see if they are plausible within the limits of present knowledge of ancient Egypt. It explores what became ... More


John Verney: A Younger Son Enters the World of Commerce

Susan E. Whyman

in Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England: The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250233
eISBN:
9780191697906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250233.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter shows how and why Sir Ralph's younger son John became a Levant Company merchant. It examines changing attitudes to trade after the Restoration and describes the life of an overseas ... More


Scholarly Pilgrims: Antiquarian Visions of the Holy Land

Adam G. Beaver

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

In an effort to explore the complex relationship between religious devotion and critical research within the larger field of historia sacra, this essay aims to understand the symbiosis of antiquarian ... More


First Diplomatic Exchanges

Gerald MacLean and Nabil Matar

in Britain and the Islamic World, 1558–1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199203185
eISBN:
9780191728433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203185.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

English diplomatic contacts with the Islamic world begin with the unprecedented and unequalled correspondence that Queen Elizabeth personally conducted with Muslim leaders. Her exchanges with Mulay ... More


Afterword

Martin Bernal

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This afterword is an autobiographical survey or analysis of the background to the three volume series Black Athena. It treats the author's earlier concerns with cultural contacts between Europe and ... More


Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Boris Chrubasik and Daniel King (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This volume focuses on questions of Greek and non-Greek cultural interaction in the eastern Mediterranean and the ancient Near East during a broadly defined Hellenistic period from 400 BCE–250 CE. ... More


Oscar Levant: “Variations on a Gershwin Theme” (1939)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents American composer and pianist Oscar Levant's comments on the music of George Gershwin. According to Levant, Gershwin began to impinge on his life even before he met or even ... More


Gertrude Bell’s Perception of Faisal I of Iraq and the Anglo-Arab Romance

Myriam Yakoubi

Paul Collins and Charles Tripp (eds)

in Gertrude Bell and Iraq: A life and legacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266076
eISBN:
9780191851469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266076.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyses Gertrude Bell’s perception of King Faisal I during the former’s time as Oriental Secretary in Iraq. It tackles Gertrude Bell’s vision of Arabia as an authentic and pure area, ... More


The first modern men

Bernard Vandermeersch

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Excavations in the last twenty years in Africa, Asia, and the Levant have played an essential role in laying down new ideas about the origin of modern man, his relations with cultural phenomena, and ... More


‘Minorities’ and the French Mandate

Benjamin Thomas White

in The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641871
eISBN:
9780748653287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641871.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the new nation-states of the post-war period in central and eastern Europe, and in what became the Republic of Turkey, the relationship between each state and its new minorities was bilateral, ... More


Environmental Disasters and Political Dominance in Shared Festivals and Intercessions among Medieval Muslims, Christians, and Jews

Alexandra Cuffel

in Muslims and Others in Sacred Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199925049
eISBN:
9780199980468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925049.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Shared festivals and intercessory processions by medieval Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Egypt, the Levant, al-Andalus and the Maghrib challenged both communal and gender boundaries while at the ... More


Gershwin and the Great Tradition

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Concurrent with his later theoretical studies, Gershwin further investigated the classical repertoire. He especially admired Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Wagner, Brahms, ... More


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