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Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

B. Barry Levy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Many scholars and learned readers believe that rabbinic Judaism assumes a dogmatic commitment to the notion that the Bible text, particularly the Torah text, is letter perfect; orthodox Jews often ... More


1 Animals and Life-Span

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter deals firstly with works which supplied a dense backcloth for ‘demographic’ thought, providing very detailed and plausible data about reproduction, and then secondly with one ... More


Avoidance of Offspring (III): The Pastoral Picture

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter reviews medieval texts which are traces of priests dealing with ordinary people, looking at some examples from three periods, around 900, 1200, and 1300. It covers the Two books on ... More


Inhabitation of the World

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter reviews medieval texts concerning geography, the Holy Land, conversion, and population beyond Latin Christendom. There is the direct evidence: texts read and written by the literate ... More


Avoidance of Offspring (II): Canon Law and Sentences Commentaries

Peter Biller

in The Measure of Multitude: Population in Medieval Thought

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199265596
eISBN:
9780191699085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265596.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the large collections of canon lawyers and the Sentences commentaries of the academic theologians. Canon-law books were used in the schools of canon law, where they were the ... More


Jawanmardi: A Sufi Code of Honour

Lloyd Ridgeon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641826
eISBN:
9780748653249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641826.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

How did medieval Sufis express their system of everyday morality? Sufism attracts much attention in the West, yet its ethical dimension is often overlooked. Jawanmardi – a key element of Persian ... More


Introduction: green reading

Gillian Rudd

in Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072482
eISBN:
9781781701713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter introduces present green literary criticism that is used on late medieval texts and ecocritical literary study. It first tries to define the term ecocriticism and then addresses the ... More


Trees

Gillian Rudd

in Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072482
eISBN:
9781781701713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072482.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter considers trees as individual specimens and as groups. It distinguishes between woodland and forests, and studies the concepts and associations that are attached to the term ‘forest’. ... More


The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft

Heinrich Institoris

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064401
eISBN:
9781781700419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064401.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the best-known treatises dealing with the problem of what to do with witches. Written in 1487 by a Dominican inquisitor, Heinrich Institoris, following his failure ... More


Liquids, Fat, and Wind

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the ambiguity surrounding the definition of “fat” in medieval texts. These texts variously refer to fat as an oily, pliable, and fundamentally aqueous material, sometimes more ... More


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