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The Lifetime “Living Lord” Icon of Mahavira: Anxiety about the Authenticity of Icons

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Narratives of the miraculous or otherwise special origin of icons betray anxiety about the authenticity of icons. This chapter investigates the Shvetambara narratives of a sandalwood icon of ... More


Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Warwick Lister

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is a full-length biography in English of Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755–1824), one of the great violinist-composers in the history of music, and arguably the most influential violinist who ... More


Judeo-Christian Experience of the Holy

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

An overview of phenomena in Judaeo-Christian history deemed to involve holy beings is undertaken with a view to uncovering the methodological, epistemological, and ontological questions these ... More


Fontanetto and Turin, 1755–79

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Viotti's early years: his childhood in the village of Fontanetto Po, Piedmont, Italy, his patronage by the Prince Dal Pozzo della Cisterna in Turin, and his early training with ... More


Marseilles and Turin, 1849–1853

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901: From Nation to Nationalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206118
eISBN:
9780191717178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206118.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When the Bourbons defeated Sicily during the revolution of 1848-1849, Francesco Crispi set off for exile and chose to go to Marseilles, in part because he had written for a local newspaper there, La ... More


New Kingdom Mathematical Texts: Ostraca Senmut 153 and Turin 57170

Annette Imhausen

in Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691117133
eISBN:
9781400874309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691117133.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter considers mathematical texts from the New Kingdom. Almost no mathematical texts from the New Kingdom are extant. So far, only two fragmentary ostraca have been published: Senmut 153 and ... More


March 1741–October 1742: Turin and Elsewhere: ‘the present disturb'd state of Europe’ 1

Isobel Grundy

in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Comet of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187653
eISBN:
9780191674730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187653.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Algarotti had been at Turin since the end of January. Lady Mary got there on 16 March, having left her baggage at Genoa and traversed ‘very bad roads’. For two months Turin held them both; then they ... More


A Military Embassy

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At Ninewells in July, David Hume, who had by no means given up the half-pay fight even though the War Office had turned down his petition, began a campaign against the Treasury. He was otherwise busy ... More


Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Annibal Guasco

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

When eleven-year-old Lavinia Guasca began her new life as a lady-in-waiting at the court of Turin, she brought with her a parting gift from her father Annibal (1540–1619): a detailed guidebook he ... More


Lavinia's Foreword

Annibal Guasco (ed.)

in Discourse to Lady Lavinia His Daughter

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310534
eISBN:
9780226310565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310565.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter presents the translation of Lavinia's Foreword, which is significant because it is the only place in Guasco's text where we hear Lavinia's voice speaking directly. Written in response to ... More


A Brief Intellectual Biography

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a brief intellectual biography of Joseph de Maistre. Born in Chambéry in 1753, Maistre was educated like most upper-class, French-speaking Catholic boys of his time—by the ... More


Case Study II: A Self-Portrait of Christ or the White Noise of Photography?: Paul Vignon and the Earliest Photograph of the Shroud of Turin

Peter Geimer

in Inadvertent Images: A History of Photographic Apparitions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226471877
eISBN:
9780226471907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471907.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Photography

This chapter adds a second case study on the first photograph of the Shroud of Turin, that was said to reveal more and something other than the cloth itself, which was hidden from public view. Here ... More


So Who Gets the Kids?

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Menatnakhte's relationship with the workman Weserhat. Despite the fact that Menatnakhte was married to—or officially cohabited with—the workman Qenna, she had apparently also ... More


Women Causing Trouble

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the behavior of women in Deir al-Medina, focusing on those who caused trouble. It begins by wondering how the Deir al-Medina men viewed their own behavior as compared to female ... More


Cattle: Burekhef and Ituru, 507–487 BCE

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In ancient Egyptian families, inherited property such as land was often managed by the eldest son on behalf of his siblings. In Tsenhor’s case one may perhaps surmise that the land owned by her ... More


A Nation Mobilizes

Frank M. Snowden

in The Conquest of Malaria: Italy, 1900-1962

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108996
eISBN:
9780300128437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108996.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the Italian crusade against malaria in 1904, which involved a close partnership among the state, local governments, and the medical profession. The central government purchased ... More


Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica, and Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (Turin, 1896)

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

With the premiere of his La Bohème in Turin on 1 February 1896, Giacomo Puccini cemented his position as the leading Italian opera composer of the late nineteenth century. The publisher Giulio ... More


Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance

Ada Gobetti

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199380541
eISBN:
9780190254346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199380541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, ... More


The Curious Case of Pope Francis

Wayne Glausser

in Something Old, Something New: Contemporary Entanglements of Religion and Secularity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190864170
eISBN:
9780190864200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864170.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Pope Francis has received a great deal of attention for his modern, secular-friendly gestures: he has embraced many people traditionally condemned by the Church (such as LGBT Catholics and divorced ... More


10–12 September 1943

Ada Gobetti

in Partisan Diary: A Woman's Life in the Italian Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199380541
eISBN:
9780190254346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199380541.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents Ada Gobetti's entries in her diary from 10–12 September 1943. She recalls here the day she saw German automobiles pass by while distributing leaflets at the corner of Via ... More


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