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The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The unusually high regard with which Saint Francis of Assisi is held has served to insulate him from any real criticism of the kind of sanctity that he embodied: a sanctity based, first and foremost, ... More


Participation and Exclusion

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 considers prasāda as praxis, and how beggars, gods, kings and monks engage with it, try to engage with it, or ignore it. A close reading of the four parts of the Nagarāvalambikā-avadāna, is ... More


Chapter Five Writing and Arranging Companion: Credited and Uncredited Collaborations

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts with the January 1943 appearance of the Ellington orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Ellington composed a work of symphonic dimensions, Black, Brown and Beige. Strayhorn’s contributions ... More


Introduction

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/9780199283606.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter sets the scene by describing first the urban churches of the late empire, their likely size, income and other wealth, and geographical spread. It examines the diverse forms ... More


The Life and Times of a Pilgrim City

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 examines economic patterns, particularly how religious goods and services are integral to Hardwar’s highly seasonal economy. The busy season is April–October, when it serves as the gateway ... More


Beggars or Refugees?

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows the fortunes of occupied Beijing and the “solitary island” of Shanghai, against the backdrop of a broader national crisis. Here, the outbreak of World War II in China in July ... More


Poverty and the Gendering of Empathy

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores women's experience of poverty in religious tradition and social history and the effect of women's poverty on children's health and development. The chapter begins by ... More


Situations IrrÉguliÈres: The Comings and Goings of Ordinary People

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the policing of those considered “outsiders”, as police monitored the comings and goings of ordinary people in French cities and towns. These included beggars and vagabonds, ... More


The Annals of the Poor

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter returns the focus to Burns at his most conventionally pastoral in poems dedicated to representing the ‘annals of the poor’. After an opening section discussing representations of cottage ... More


Returning to the Ruined Cottage

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the ‘return’ motif as a means of organising related ideas of place, time, and identity. It opens with a return to ‘Tintern Abbey’, in which the poet's revisiting hints at the ... More


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