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 English Historical Documents, 1485–1558

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter continues the close analysis of discourses on “religion” and related categories such as “politic order” and the “commonweal” and shows how in significant texts of the period there was ... More


Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

Sheila Delany

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109887
eISBN:
9780199855216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109887.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book breaks important ground in 15th-century scholarship, a critical site of cultural study. The book examines the work of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, and explores the relations ... More


Introduction

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of methodological approaches used in the book and briefly introduces the culture and history of ancient Israel. The methodology is both cross-cultural and ... More


The Monarchical State of the Later Middle Ages

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In later medieval France and England chroniclers and royal councillors began to assess the ‘state of the kingdom’, marrying the political theory of Aristotle to contemporary experience of what were ... More


The Body Politic

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The body politic in 16th-century Scotland, as elsewhere in Europe, was a segmented creature. To be members of the Scottish political community, people had also to be members of another, more limited, ... More


“Ye are of one Body and members one of another”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tension between equality and hierarchy of performing bodies in an overlapping context: English puritan iterations of the community body evoked in Roger Williams's statement ... More


Fear of the Thirty Years War

David Lederer

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the relationship between fears and crises by focusing on the Thirty Years War. It considers how the war evoked a universal fear response and highlights expressions of ... More


Migrants: Disease in the Body Politic

Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis

in The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199736317
eISBN:
9780199866458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736317.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Contemporary immigrants who enter the United States to work or settle are assumed to bring with them habits of crime, laziness, and lack of hygiene. This chapter puts these modern rumor cycles into ... More


Icons basilicae: Civil war and religious identity

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the contests between Protestants and Catholics over the filial claims to Saint Augustine’s religious authority, as they played out in the competing translations of the ... More


The lives of subjects

Annabel S. Brett

in Changes of State: Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141930
eISBN:
9781400838622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141930.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the relationship of the state to its subjects as necessarily physically embodied beings. The primary way in which the commonwealth commands its subjects is through the medium ... More


Any politic body: The polemics of conversion in the 1620s

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the contests between Protestants and Catholics over the filial claims to Saint Augustine’s religious authority, as they played out in the competing translations of the ... More


Introduction

Peter Elmer

in The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The introductory chapter provides a brief account of Greatrakes, the methodology of ‘thick description’ as a basis for this particular study, and a brief outline of the five main chapters that follow.


Fomenting Class War

Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery

in Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149721
eISBN:
9781400840434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149721.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the “class war” that aimed to decapitate the village elite, turn other villagers against them, and raise up the village poor. Class war was crucial to creating the “socialist ... More


The Sovereign Heart

Heather Webb

in The Medieval Heart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153934
eISBN:
9780300153941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153934.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at convergences between physiologies and political metaphors in terms of the two tensions that delineate a recurrent alternation between two sets of configurations of the human. ... More


The Miraculous Conformist: Valentine Greatrakes, the Body Politic, and the Politics of Healing in Restoration Britain

Peter Elmer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663965
eISBN:
9780191745379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663965.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

In 1666 an Irish gentleman called Valentine Greatrakes achieved brief but widespread fame as a miracle healer. Dubbed the ‘Stroker’, he is widely believed to have touched and cured thousands of men, ... More


The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Stefanie R. Fishel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

For three centuries the rational and disembodied state has been animated by one of the most powerful metaphors in politics: the body-politic, a claustrophobic and bounded image of the collective, the ... More


Bodies Politic

Paul Slack

in From Reformation to Improvement: Public Welfare in Early Modern England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206613
eISBN:
9780191677243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206613.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores multiple agencies of virtue and welfare. An examination of welfare activity in the quarter-century from 1714 to 1740 brings into focus the subject of agency. Some of these ... More


Political relationships in context: the body politic

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes an indepth look at John’s famous metaphor of the body politic. After comparing his model to those of his contemporaries, it notes that John takes the metaphor a step further by ... More


Two Styles of Thought

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus has a different style from Deuteronomy, and often the teaching differs, but through two millennia Leviticus has been read through Deuteronomy, with divergences reconciled by imposing the ... More


Corporeal Politics

Stefanie R. Fishel

in The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The materiality of the body is introduced as a way to provide methodological insight into both the way the body works, and by analogy how society works. This includes an expansion and redefinition of ... More


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