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Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book situates Acts’ story of Stephen’s death within the emerging discourse of early Christian martyrdom, challenging the historicity of this narrative and arguing for its significance in ... More


The Sense of the Ending in La clemenza di Tito

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera

La clemenza di Tito, a political allegory, dramatizes clemency as a central tenet of enlightened governance. The events of the plot allow dark tendencies in human nature to ... More


“Father, Forgive Them”: The Place of the Perfect Prayer in the Construction of Christian Identity

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter analyzes the dying forgiveness prayer of Stephen and the related prayer of the Lukan Jesus. By reading these prayers aside related bodies of literature including Maccabees and the Sermon ... More


Filling Up the Image

Merrill D. Peterson

in Lincoln in American Memory

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096453
eISBN:
9780199853939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096453.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the nation's reminiscence of Abe Lincoln, which differs from history as it was not based on historical documents but rather on people's memory. The author discusses the many ... More


Bitterness Between the United States and Vietnam, 1975–1980

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When the Vietnam War ended, Americans wanted to move beyond the domestic and international divisions caused by the war, but their efforts to put the war safely in the past failed. Efforts by the ... More


Distinguo

Steven Rendall

in Distinguo: Reading Montaigne Differently

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151807
eISBN:
9780191672842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151807.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The question posed at the beginning of this opening chapter of the Essais is what one should do when at the mercy of an adversary who seeks vengeance. Should one proudly stand one's ground or fall on ... More


Between Deference and Defiance: Courts and Penal Populism in Chinese Capital Cases

Hualing Fu

in The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the relationship between media, public opinion and death penalty judicial decisions in China. As argued, unlike the experiences of Western democracies, China’s penal populism as ... More


Aftermath

Kevin Jon Heller

in The Nuremberg Military Tribunals and the Origins of International Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199554317
eISBN:
9780191728624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554317.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the aftermath of the twelve Nuremberg Military Tribunal (NMT) trials. Section 1 recounts the events that preceded John J. McCloy's appointment as High Commission of Germany in ... More


Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Ian O'Donnell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the gradual emergence of a more humane Irish state. It is a close examination of what can be learned from the National ... More


“I Felt It to Be My Duty to Refuse”: The President and the Slave Trader

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most common complaint by Abraham Lincoln's critics was that he was too easily moved by a personal, emotional appeal, particularly from women. His own attorney general, Edward Bates, was one of ... More


The Entanglement of Parole and Pardoning in the Progressive Era

Carolyn Strange

in Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The rise of the expert, emphasized in most histories of progressive penology, was marked in New York; however, this chapter draws on parole board hearing records to reveal the enduring personal ... More


Interposition: Segregation, Capital Punishment, and the Forging of the Post–New Deal Political Leader

Jonathan Simon

in America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the politics underlying the shifts in the conduct of governors in the exercise of executive clemency in the United States since the 1950s. In particular, it considers how the ... More


<i>Philanthropia</i>, Athens, and Democracy in Diodorus Siculus: The Athenian Debate

John Holton

in The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198748472
eISBN:
9780191811098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748472.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

At 13.19–33 of his Bibliotheke historike Diodorus Siculus provides a unique presentation of the fate of Nicias and Demosthenes, Athenian generals captured along with their troops while leading the ... More


Classifying Clemency

Ian O'Donnell

in Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

‘Clemency’ refers to a reduction, by politicians, in the severity of punishments lawfully imposed by judges. It includes reprieve, commutation, remission, pardon, and amnesty. A considerable amount ... More


For and Against Clemency

Ian O'Donnell

in Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Clemency tends to make philosophers of punishment uncomfortable, whatever their predilections. For retributivists it is problematic because it threatens equality of treatment and introduces ... More


Caesar’s Wicked Gifts

Neil Coffee

in Gift and Gain: How Money Transformed Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190496432
eISBN:
9780190496456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190496432.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows how Julius Caesar fully exploited the socioeconomic climate of late Republican Rome for his political advancement and so helped accelerate the pressures on gift giving and the ... More


End of an Era

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0042
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Henry Cowell was pardoned in 1942, two years after he was released on parole from California's San Quentin Prison. Henry was originally sentenced to fifteen years in prison ... More


Criminal Procedure: Trials and Appeals

Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey

in Indonesian Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199677740
eISBN:
9780191757242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677740.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with Indonesia’s criminal process from trial to sentencing and release. It is intended to be read alongside Chapter 11, which covers pre-trial procedure. This chapter covers ... More


Execution

Lori Clune

in Executing the Rosenbergs: Death and Diplomacy in a Cold War World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190265885
eISBN:
9780190265915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265885.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

Abstract: The subject of this chapter is the increasingly frenzied global reaction to the execution of the Rosenbergs in the couple’s final two weeks. Eisenhower administration officials continued to ... More


Aftermath: War Criminals Return to Japan

Fred L. Borch

in Military Trials of War Criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198777168
eISBN:
9780191822964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777168.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Days before Dutch sovereignty ended in the islands on December 27, 1949, those Japanese war criminals still serving prison sentences in the Netherlands East Indies were transferred to Japan, where ... More


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