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Crisis of Faith in the Wake of Unfulfilled Expectations

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning in the 1820s, a symbiotic relationship prevailed between the Perushim and the Protestant missionaries active in the Land of Israel such as Joseph Wolf and the London Society for the ... More


Plans Gone Awry, 1935–1938

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's relocation to Moscow in the spring of 1936, his reaction to the denunciation of Shostakovich in Pravda; the composition of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the ... More


Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Yonatan Malin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book explores rhythm and meter in the nineteenth‐century German Lied. It illustrates the transformation of poetic meter into musical rhythm and situates songs within larger aesthetic and ... More


Wolf: Syncopation and the Rhythms of Speech

Yonatan Malin

in Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The rhythmic flexibility and syncopation of Wolf's vocal lines convey feelings of speech rhythm. Declamation on its own, however, does not fully explain the expressive effects. There is also a logic ... More


Recasting Boundaries and Identity in Nineteenth-Century European Prayer Books

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In order to enjoy emancipation from their historical disabilities, early modern Jews had to persuade the governments and citizenry of the states in which they lived to stop considering Jews as ... More


Buddhist Ethics and the Demands of Consequentialism

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Many writers have objected that consequentialism makes extreme demands, asking more sacrifice than is reasonable and insisting that we all become moral saints. Buddhist ethicists have some ... More


Afterglow: Chernobyl and the Everyday

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Chs. 4 and 5, focuses on two German novels about the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, Christa Wolf’s Accident: A Day’s News and Gabriele Wohmann’s Sound of the Flute. Both ... More


The Future of Ancient Piyyut

WOUT JAC VAN BEKKUM

in Rabbinic Texts and the History of Late-Roman Palestine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264744
eISBN:
9780191734663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264744.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the developments in the study of ancient piyyut. It explains that piyyut is a Jewish liturgical poetry composed to replace or serve as an alternative to prayers in the ... More


John Anthony Crook 1921–2007

P. D. A. Garnsey

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Anthony Crook (1921–2007), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a distinguished ancient historian with a special interest in Roman history and law. Among historians, his knowledge and ... More


Auerbach, Homer, and the Jews

James I. Porter

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines Erich Auerbach's contrastive analysis from 1942 of Homer and the Jewish Old Testament, situating that analysis firmly in its immediate historical context of German fascism, ... More


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