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Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Richard Finn OP

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book examines the various sources, distinctive forms, privileged recipients, and likely extent of almsgiving in the churches of the later empire. Almsgiving was crucial in the construction of the ... More


Almsgiving by Monks and Lay Christians

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at almsgiving by monks and lay Christians. It demonstrates the power to attract alms for redistribution won by those who in self-dispossession gave away their wealth to the poor on ... More


Of the caravel they call the Taviras' for the marvelous thing that Will Be recounted here that God and His Glorious Mother did for these women and for other persons who were involved In this shipwreck.

Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo

in Misfortunes and Shipwrecks in the Seas of the Indies, Islands, and Mainland of the Ocean Sea (1513–1548): Book Fifty of the 'General and Natural History of the Indies'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035406
eISBN:
9780813038377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035406.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In the year 1519 a caravel bound for these islands left the city and harbor of Santa María de la Antigua del Darién, which is in Tierra Firme on the Gulf of Urabá in the jurisdiction of Castilla del ... More


Dole

Steve Hindle

in On the Parish?: The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England c.1550-1750

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271320
eISBN:
9780191709548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271320.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter studies the texture and significance of semi-formal relief in rural parishes by analysing the contribution of alms, doles, and endowments to the relief of the poor. It emphasizes the ... More


Renouncing Expectations

Lisa I. Knight

in Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Renunciation (sannyās) is potentially the most radical form of unencumbering. Practiced throughout India, renunciation is typically seen as a formal rite of severing the renouncer's ties with family, ... More


A Different Kind of Civil War: George Grey Barnard's Lincoln (1917), Cincinnati, Ohio

James A. Percoco

in Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228959
eISBN:
9780823234981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228959.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter's proving ground would be George Grey Barnard's Lincoln in Cincinnati's Lytle Park. As the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth loomed, Cincinnati, like other ... More


Institutionalised Islam

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

in Islam: Between Message and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the credibility and the legislation of the Qur'an and the Shariah. It discusses how the Qur'an and the Prophet's message lend credence to various rules set forth in the Qur'an. ... More


A Description of the Shweigyin Monastery

Ward Keeler

in The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824865948
eISBN:
9780824876944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824865948.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides a detailed description of a highly respected and conservative Buddhist monastery in contemporary Mandalay, based on the author’s seven-month stay there in 2011 and 2012. It ... More


Bright Voice of Praise: An Old English Poet-Patron Theme

Heather Maring

in Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 5 is the second of three chapters focused on oral-literate idioms, this time introducing a new theme—called “poet-patron”—and charting its written oral-connected versions and oral-literate ... More


The Chrysalis for Every Species of Criminal? Vagrancy, Settlement, and Mobility

Bridget Anderson

in Us and Them?: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691593
eISBN:
9780191752421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691593.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 1 locates contemporary immigration within the historical concern of rulers with the mobility of the ruled, the relation between geographical and labour mobility and settlement and claims on ... More


Public Housing, Design Politics, and Twice-Cleared Communities

Lawrence J. Vale

in Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012315
eISBN:
9780226012599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012599.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter aims to explore the struggle to provide shelter for the poorest citizens in Chicago and Atlanta. American public housing is one of the key topics in the study of poverty in America ... More


Dignity Thieves: Greed, Generosity, and Objects of Charity

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Telethons ended up tainting the civic-mindedness they claimed to renew by promoting the materialism and self-centeredness they promised to exorcise. Even while they called on viewers’ sympathy, they ... More


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