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The Cosmological Structure

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

There are three basic differences between Buddhist and monotheistic cosmologies: (1) No beginning, no end; (2) God and thus theology are irrelevant; and (3) the doctrine of karma. This chapter ... More


Emancipation Proclamation

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0053
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the events that transpired and the people that made it possible to breach the color line. Two persons, half a continent apart, are credited for making such a breach—Jack ... More


The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Sonia L. Alianak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book asks why some Arab Spring uprisings led to reforms and others to revolutions. The Arab Spring created attempts to transition towards democracy by the peoples of Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and ... More


Introduction

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter introduces a theory of revolution, Hierarchical Dissonance in Values, and also addresses the question of why during the Arab Spring crisis of 2011 some countries underwent reforms and ... More


Heroes and History

Amy G. Remensnyder

in La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199892983
eISBN:
9780199388868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892983.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, World Early Modern History

In late fourteenth and fifteenth-century Castile, Mary continued to be used as a patron of royally-led warfare against Muslims. As Ferdinand of Antequera, regent of Castile, and the so-called ... More


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