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Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures: My Life in Egyptology

Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774168253
eISBN:
9781617978173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Growing up in Egypt's Nile Delta, the author was fascinated by the magnificent pharaonic monuments from an early age, and as a student dreamed of conducting excavations and working in the Egyptian ... More


Pius IV and the Fall of The Carafa: Nepotism and Papal Authority in Counter-Reformation Rome

Miles Pattenden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670628
eISBN:
9780191749513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670628.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This work sets out to show how the popes of the mid-sixteenth century sought to reassert and project their authority over the Catholic Church during the first phase of the Counter-Reformation. Its ... More


Corruption, constraint, and nepotism

PETER NORTON

in Episcopal Elections 250-600: Hierarchy and Popular Will in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199207473
eISBN:
9780191708701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207473.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers two diametrically-opposed phenomena in electoral practice, namely, where would-be bishops attempted to bribe their way into office, and also where men refused to accept the ... More


Epilogue: Obama and East St. Louis

Jennifer F. Hamer

in Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The historic election of Barack Obama, cause for euphoria throughout the American black community, had special poignance in Illinois. Obama simultaneously served as a potent role model for black ... More


Emerging Accounts of Altruism: “Love Creation's Final Law”?

Jeffrey P. Schloss

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Darwinism contributed a theory by which the brutality of nature could be viewed as redemptively generating beneficial outcomes. The significant aspect of inclusive fitness theory is that it not only ... More


Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University

Eric A. Moyen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129839
eISBN:
9780813135694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129839.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1917, fifty-two years after its founding, the University of Kentucky faced stagnation, financial troubles, and disturbing reports of nepotism, resulting in a leadership crisis. A special committee ... More


The Power House

Carol Harlow

in Accountability in the European Union

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199245970
eISBN:
9780191697517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245970.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the creation of the Committee of Independent Experts in 1999 within the European Commission. This committee was tasked to investigate the extent to which the Commission as a ... More


God Worship and the Chiao

Robert Hymes

in Way and Byway: Taoism, Local Religion, and Models of Divinity in Sung and Modern China

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207585
eISBN:
9780520935136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207585.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the modern ethnographic literature about a ritual, the Offering (chiao), which on the one hand is Taoist but on the other honors local lay gods, to argue that the tensions ... More


Corruption: A Window into the State of Postwar Lebanon

Reinoud Leenders

in Spoils of Truce: Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451003
eISBN:
9780801465871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451003.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This book examines the extent and causes of political corruption in postwar Lebanon. Drawing on research on comparative corruption, bribery, rent-seeking, and crony capitalism, primarily in less ... More


Antipublicity

Byron Dueck

in Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199747641
eISBN:
9780199379859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747641.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter begins by looking at a Red River Jig competition held at a treaty-day celebration on a Manitoban reserve. Particularly notable at the competition were frequent and unscripted variations ... More


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