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Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The present collection makes available in fresh translations all of the ancient examples of the Jewish novels, and introduces them for the student and general reader. The texts are divided into three ... More


 A Light in the Darkness: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan

in Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195310726
eISBN:
9780199785179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310726.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Carl Sagan is a public intellectual and the best-selling author of Cosmos, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human ... More


Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book recreates the story of life before Homo sapiens walked the earth. It was once thought that “Peking Man”, the remains of a cave man discovered at the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill ... More


A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Juliana Dresvina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the cult of St Margaret of Antioch in medieval England. Margaret was one of the most famous female saints of both the Catholic world and of ... More


The Bones of Dragon Hill

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the discoveries at Dragon Bone Hill in northern China. Topics discussed include the mysterious affinity between the ancient dragons of Chinese myth and the fossilized remains ... More


Testing the New Hypotheses

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Anatomical, archaeological, geological, paleontological, and paleoecological evidence have been pieced together to present a series of new hypotheses about the Chinese Homo erectus and its main site ... More


True and False Prophets: Binding “Jezebel” To the Beast from the Earth

Paul B. Duff

in Who Rides the Beast?: Prophetic Rivalry and the Rhetoric of Crisis in the Churches of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138351
eISBN:
9780199834150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513835X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Throughout the Book of Revelation, John implicitly compares his rival to one of the primary evil characters, the Beast from the Earth (also known as the False Prophet in the later chapters of ... More


Storm and Stream

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the Indo-European deities of rain and thunder, wind and fire, river and flood. These include the god of thunder, the water dragon, wind gods, fire gods, and the holy status of ... More


Susanna and Bel and the Serpent (Greek Daniel)

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

in Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An introduction and translation of Susanna and Bel and the Dragon (also called Bel and the Serpent), added to the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament Apocrypha. Bel and the Dragon is a satire or ... More


Operation ‘Dragon Return’

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the significant role played by the returnees from the USSR in Western intelligence collection. It adds that the returnees were valued sources because little other intelligence ... More


Conclusion: The Years of the Germans

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the increased suspicion of British and Americans and the effect on the character of their containment policy by the threat posed by Stalin's arms build-up. It adds that the ... More


‘To the Deists’—Calamities Amplify

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Like his Jews, Blake's Deists coinhere with warrior Druids; their ideology spreads more violence than the theology they challenge. Now Albion's disease infects Los, Albion falls yet again, and Vala ... More


‘To the Christians’—The Great Awakening

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The depredations of Selfhood can be overcome. Jerusalem melds wrath with love, confronting shadowy Vala (1) whose daughters weave death (2). As Los sings Jerusalem appears tri‐locational, grieving ... More


Courtship: March 1925–August 1926

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Xu Guangping addressed her letter to Lu Xun the writer, rather than to Mr Zhou, her teacher. It is unlikely that one of her motives in writing was the pursuit of a romantic relationship. In her ... More


Mighty Champions and Slaying the Dragon

Jarrod L. Whitaker

in Strong Arms and Drinking Strength: Masculinity, Violence, and the Body in Ancient India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755707
eISBN:
9780199895274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755707.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 argues that the term śū́ra (“big/strong man; champion”) is far more specialized in use than has been previously recognized as it signifies a specific and expert martial and political role. ... More


The Global Return of the Wuxia pian (Chinese Sword-Fighting Movie)

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the arrival of wuxia pian, or Chinese sword-fighting movies, to Hollywood. It examines Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Zhang Yimou's Hero (2002) and House ... More


Phylum Kinorhynch

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0053
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Kinorhyncha, or mud dragons, is a small phylum consisting of roughly 200 benthic, marine invertebrates measuring almost less than one millimetre long. It represents two generally recognised ... More


Manhunter: An Interview with Michael Mann1

Alain Charlot and Marc Toullec

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, in which he talks about his crime thriller Manhunter. Oscillating between fantasy and the whodunit, everything in Manhunter seems out of order, ... More


The Precocious Child in Chinese Buddhism

Miriam Levering

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The stories of Buddhist children destined to be saints or monastics reflect the motif of “the precocious child” that was already evident in Chinese elite culture in the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 ... More


Consumption: Genre and Quotation in <i>Goodbye, Dragon Inn</i>

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsai Ming-liang’s 2003 Goodbye, Dragon Inn depicts a nearly vacant cinema screening King Hu’s martial arts film Dragon Gate Inn (1967) on its last night of business. The film’s composition of the ... More


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