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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


In Divergent Tongues and Dialects: Multilingual Interviews and Literary Experiments

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers the interview project's multilingual dimension, emphasizing the significance of the interview languages as well as the shifts of languages within the interviews as “evidence of ... More


Imperiled Compatibilist Approaches

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 defends the view that an alternative possibilities requirement for the truth of judgments of objective reasons threatens a variety of prominent compatibilist approaches, such as versions of ... More


Sheng聖/Sage

Stephen C. Angle

in Sagehood: The Contemporary Significance of Neo-Confucian Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385144
eISBN:
9780199869756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385144.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter considers the concept and history of “sage” within Confucianism. It begins with an historical survey that shows how “sage (sheng)” evolves toward expressing the idea of human achievement ... More


From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Jill Mann

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

What do stories about animals have to tell us about human beings? This book analyses the shrewd perceptions about human life—and especially human language—that emerge from narratives in which the ... More


Reynard in England

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the two Middle English narratives directly inspired by the Roman de Renart, the thirteenth‐century poem The Vox and the Wolf and Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale. The view that ... More


Two Faces of Responsibility 1

Gary Watson

in Agency and Answerability: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199272273
eISBN:
9780191709968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272273.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter distinguishes two perspectives implicated in our ordinary conception of responsibility, each of which reflects distinct but overlapping ethical interests. The most basic perspective is ... More


Ballet Alicia Alonso

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Laura Rayneri is challenged by conservatives in Pro-Arte, and Alicia, Fernando, and Alberto launch Ballet Alicia Alonso helped by loans of sets and costumes and with a rich repertoire garnered from ... More


In the Shadow of the Wall: Coming to Terms with Communism

Patrick Major

in Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the Frontiers of Power

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199243280
eISBN:
9780191714061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243280.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Examines the longer‐term impact of the Wall, which induced some East Germans to come to terms with the system in ways in which the open border of the 1950s had prevented. The chapter examines ... More


Psychological Autonomy and Personal History

Alfred R. Mele

in Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150438
eISBN:
9780199869091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150430.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Some thought experiments that incompatibilists have designed to undermine particular compatibilist analyses of free action and free will should lead their opponents to investigate the possible ... More


Mignon’s Songs: Making Music out of Fiction

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter begins with a distinction between ‘fictional songs’ and ‘real songs’, then proceeds to a discussion of the settings of Mignon’s songs, first by Goethe’s composers (Reichardt, Zelter), ... More


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