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The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World

Yun Lee Too

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199577804
eISBN:
9780191722912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577804.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Idea of the Library in the Ancient World takes the reader not just to Alexandria, the home of the famed library of Greco‐Roman antiquity, but far beyond it. Reading across antiquity ... More


Alexandria

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Ptolemy, one of Alexander's generals, a patron of Greek culture, founded in Alexandria, capital of his Egyptian empire, the Library, the greatest depository of Greek literature, and the Museum, a ... More


 Possessors of the Command

Shafique N. Virani

in The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, a Search for Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195311730
eISBN:
9780199785490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311730.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In Shi'i Islam, the Imams are considered to be the Possessors of the Command (ulu al-amr), and are the purveyors of divine authority in the world. The chapter speaks of the Ismaili Imams, Islamshah ... More


 “Novels Rather than Nothing”: Literature

Terryl C. Givens

in People of Paradox: A History of Mormon Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167115
eISBN:
9780199785599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167115.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Nauvoo had a library, but fiction was never popular in the early church. Orson Whitney advocated a “home literature”, but the effort largely failed. Until then, it was largely didactic and ... More


Recruitment, Background, and Education of the Clergy

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the process of recruitment, selection, and examination of ordination candidates by bishops and their advisers. It examines the social and geographical backgrounds from which ... More


Promoting Christian Knowledge

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter investigates the third key role of clergy: to teach and deepen people's knowledge about the Christian faith. It explores the evidence for the clergy's activity in instructing children in ... More


Vanished Libraries of Classical Antiquity

Michael Lapidge

in The Anglo-Saxon Library

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

By the time the first Anglo-Saxon libraries were assembled, during the course of 7th century AD, libraries both public and private had been a significant feature of Mediterranean civilization for ... More


Vanished Libraries of Anglo-Saxon England

Michael Lapidge

in The Anglo-Saxon Library

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239696
eISBN:
9780191708336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239696.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From the time of the conversion to Christianity of Anglo-Saxons, in the wake of the Gregorian mission in England in 597, libraries of various kinds began to be assembled in England. In the first ... More


The Making of a World Religion: Confucianism and the Emergence of Comparative Religion as a Discipline in the Nineteenth Century

Anna Sun

in Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter analyzes the connection between the making of Confucianism as a religion and the emergence of comparative religion as a discipline, based primarily on extensive archival research ... More


The New Alexandrian Library

Susan A. Stephens

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Alexandrian library has come to occupy a special place in the Western imagination as the first systematic attempt to collect and preserve human knowledge. That library disappeared or was ... More


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