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Feasting Fit for a King: Food and the Rise of the Monarchy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Although food is often viewed as a conservative element in society it can also have a role in social change as recent work on feasting has sought to demonstrate. This work is potentially useful for ... More


Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Nathan MacDonald

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In ancient Israel the production of food was a basic concern of almost every Israelite. Consequently, there are few pages in the Old Testament that do not mention food, and food provides some of the ... More


Taste and Discernment: the Literary Motif of Judgement at the Table

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Old Testament frequently portrays the table as the context for divine and human judgement. The association of the table with the feasting of the king and his officials may lie behind this idea. ... More


Regulations, Reforms, and Controversies

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines six areas of musical performance that were governed or influenced by ecclesiastical decrees or governmental legislation: Asian musics, vernacular‐language vocal music in sacred ... More


WITH JUBILANT VOICES: The Final Century of Music at the Scuole Piccole, 1700–1807

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter is concerned with the final century of music at the scuole piccole, ending with their suppression in 1807 after the Napoleonic conquest of Venice. Many scuole during this period hired ... More


The Office for the Feast of the Circumcision from Le Puy

Wulf Arlt

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Office for the Feast of Circumcision (sometimes called the Feast of Fools) was celebrated throughout the more than twenty-four hours starting with First Vespers on 31 December and lasting through ... More


GATHERING TOGETHER: Ritual and Ceremony at the Scuole Grandi

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the religious rituals and ceremonies of the scuole grandi. The ceremonial calendars included the most important religious and civic-religious occasions of the Venetian year, ... More


SO SUPER‐EXCELLENT: Music for the Annual Festa, 1500–1650

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The most important musical event for a scuola grande was the annual celebration of the feast day of its patron saint. In the 16th and early 17th centuries, the scuole each hired some of the best ... More


PROCESSION, VESPERS, SONGS, AND ORGAN: The Scuole Piccole and Music to 1600

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the earliest musical activities at the hundreds of smaller confraternities known as scuole piccole. It provides an overview of the variety of scuole piccole and their ... More


AN HONORABLE AND NECESSARY WORK: Music at the Scuole Piccole in the Seventeenth Century

Jonathan E. Glixon

in Honoring God and the City: Music at the Venetian Confraternities, 1260-1807

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195134896
eISBN:
9780199868049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134896.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter treats musical activities at the scuole piccole in the 17th century. Their patronal feasts remained important occasions for music, but other events also become significant. The Scuola ... More


Funeral Festivals in America: Rituals for the Living

Jacqueline S. Thursby

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123806
eISBN:
9780813134949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When Evelyn Waugh wrote The Loved One (1948) as a satire of the elaborate preparations and memorialization of the dead taking place in his time, he had no way of knowing how technical and ... More


Feasts: The Setting of Sacred Time

Vera Shevzov

in Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195154658
eISBN:
9780199835249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154657.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Local feasts were a deeply rooted feature of Russian Orthodoxy. These not only displayed the characteristics of classical Christian worship, but integrated universally recognized traits of Orthodox ... More


Principalities and Powers

Mary Orr

in Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter addresses among the most critically commented tableaux of the Tentation. It argues against reading the famous ‘Nebuchadnezzar's Feast’ and ‘Queen of Sheba’ set‐pieces as allegedly ... More


The Great Festivals of the Mlinethodists

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

in American Methodist Worship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195126983
eISBN:
9780199834754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512698X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Methodists developed several “peculiar” services of worship connected with admission and integration into, or maintenance of, the Christian (Methodist) community. These extraliturgical events, most ... More


Everyday Consumables

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Food and other household consumables such as cleaning products and fuel have been neglected in the history of consumption. The Le Strange accounts include kitchen accounts which record the food ... More


Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226243238
eISBN:
9780226243276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243276.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

French cuisine is such a staple in our understanding of fine food that we forget the accidents of history that led to its creation. This book brings these “accidents” to the surface, illuminating the ... More


Legitimizing Authority: Dignity, Conviviality, and Celebration

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Corporations attempted to maintain dignity within their meetings and in their public appearances, most notably by wearing their gowns on formal occasions. They tried to maintain a sense of esprit de ... More


Poaching as a Symbolic Substitute for War

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter describes and analyses the symbolic content of poaching in order to show its simulation of the rituals and elements of traditional land warfare in medieval England. The analysis reveals ... More


England's Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660-1830

Emma Griffin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263211
eISBN:
9780191734427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This study looks at the relationship between popular recreations and the spaces in which they took place, and in doing so it provides a history of how England enjoyed itself during the long ... More


Subsistence and Feasting

Lynn H. Gamble

in The Chumash World at European Contact: Power, Trade, and Feasting Among Complex Hunter-Gatherers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254411
eISBN:
9780520942684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254411.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the nature of feasting and its context in Chumash society. It provides an overview of diet and subsistence resources, and compares the floral and fauna remains from two ... More


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