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Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Milette Gaifman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This book explores a phenomenon known as aniconism — the absence of figural images of gods in Greek practiced religion and the adoption of aniconic monuments, namely objects such as pillars and ... More


GERMAN MUSIC IN AN AGE OF POSITIVISM

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the nationalist underpinnings of late-century musicology by examining the diverse and even contradictory cultural associations that Adler forged through the medium of his work. ... More


Images and Imagination

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 8 reflects further on the role of images in Buddhist worship, and what the sculptures and paintings on Buddhist monuments in South Asia may be able to tell us about the ways of seeing of ... More


What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Dell Upton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this work explores how commemorative structures ... More


Neither Eyewitnesses, Nor Windows to the Past, but Valuable Testimony in its Own Right: Remarks on Iconography, Source Criticism and Ancient Data-processing

CHRISTOPH UEHLINGER

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the potential use of visual sources, together with the methods employed for studying them, such as iconography or iconology, for the history of ‘ancient Israel’. It describes ... More


Monument Preservation and the Vexing Question of Religious Structures in Colonial India

Indra Sengupta

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The principles of conservation spelled out in the first law on preservation for the whole of India — the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act of 1904 — were indicators of the ways in which conservation ... More


Changing places: monuments and the Neolithic transition in western France

Chris Scarre

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The suggestion that monuments were not a feature of the initial Neolithic poses anew the question of the Mesolithic contribution to the earliest Neolithic of Atlantic Europe. Put bluntly, are these ... More


Mesolithic myths

Graeme Warren

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0016
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter highlights important new trends in Mesolithic archaeology by presenting some myths. Put crudely, myths help us to tell stories, or guide other actions. Whilst myths may have their ... More


From midden to megalith? The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in western Britain

Vicki Cummings

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0024
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in Britain and Ireland remains one of the most debated and contested transitions of prehistory. Much more complex than a simple transition from ... More


‘After-Birth-Inscriptions’:1 Historical Disputes and the Great Fire of London

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the close association of Catholics with fire and the firing of cities. It looks particularly at the resonant memory of the 1666 Great Fire. The chapter considers the Monument ... More


Domitian’s Palace on the Palatine and the Imperial Image

PAUL ZANKER

in Representations of Empire: Rome and the Mediterranean World

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262764
eISBN:
9780191753947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262764.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A Roman emperor was defined not simply by his own actions, but also by the manner in which he presented himself, the way he appeared in public, and the personal style he adopted in his interaction ... More


Occasions for Institutional Remembering

Charlotte Linde

in Working the Past: Narrative and Institutional Memory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195140286
eISBN:
9780199871247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140286.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses occasions for remembering. Occasions are a key issue for understanding how institutions work their past: they allow the study of remembering rather than the study of static ... More


From Monuments to Traces: Artifacts of German Memory, 1870-1990

Rudy Koshar

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217683
eISBN:
9780520922525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217683.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book provides a powerful framework in which to examine the subject of German collective memory, which for more than a half century has been shaped by the experience of Nazism, World War II, and ... More


Thracian Personal Names and Military Settlements in Hellenistic Bithynia1

Thomas Corsten

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Thracian personal names in military settlements in the Hellenistic region of Bithynia. It analyses the distribution of Thracian names on monuments and inscriptions in the ... More


Buddhism and Features of the Buddhist Art of Bactria-Tokharistan

TIGRAN MKRTYCHEV

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Buddhism and the features of the Buddhist art in the Bactria-Tokharistan region of Central Asia. The findings indicate that Buddhism spread to Bactria in the Kushan period ... More


Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Edward William Lane

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This text here contains a hitherto unpublished work by the great nineteenth-century British traveler Edward William Lane (1801–76), a name known to almost everyone in all the many fields of Middle ... More


Roman Military Units in Olbia

V. M. ZUBAR

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Around the middle of the first century, Olbia was under siege from the Getae. It was either destroyed or abandoned shortly before its destruction. It was only inhabited at the turn of the first ... More


Comparing Cultures of Commemoration in Ancient and Modern Societies

POLLY LOW and GRAHAM OLIVER

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter surveys recent and current trends in the study of memory and commemoration, and also outlines the themes explored in the rest of the book: the forms of monuments, and the ... More


Last Year in Jerusalem: Monuments of the Jewish War in Rome 1

Fergus Millar

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores in detail the role of the Flavian victory in Judaea in the physical transformation of the city of Rome. The triumph of Vespasian and Titus ex Iudaeis in June 71 CE was an event ... More


Martial Arts: Mars Ultor in the Forum Augustum: A Verbal Monument with a Vengeance

Alessandro Barchiesi

in Ovid's Fasti: Historical Readings at its Bimillennium

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198154754
eISBN:
9780191715457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198154754.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines strategies which emphasize the active contribution of the poetic text towards the construction of meaning for new Augustan monuments, using the example of the Forum Augusti in ... More


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