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Women’s Literature?: The Case of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Kim Haines-Eitzen

in The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195171297
eISBN:
9780199918140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Scholars have long questioned whether the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, which feature prominent female characters, could have been written by or for women. This chapter argues against such a claim ... More


Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Sarah Kay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores the relations between humans and other animals as they appear to a reader of medieval bestiaries, given that almost all of them are realized as parchment books and that parchment, ... More


The Materiality of Shakespeare's Letters

Stewart Alan

in Shakespeare's Letters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199549276
eISBN:
9780191701504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549276.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The raw materials of letter-writing in the early modern world were multiple and specific; their effective use took time, skill, and labour. While a handful of other playwrights did put letter-writing ... More


Giving Notice of the Postponement

ERNEST METZGER

in Litigation in Roman Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298557
eISBN:
9780191707520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298557.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

For some time, from the 16th century at least, the prevailing view has been that lawsuits in Rome during the classical period were begun by a contract — a vadimonium or bail. The discovery of the lex ... More


Continuity and Reinvention: Benjamin I (#38, 623–662) Benjamin I (#38, 623–662) Agathon (#39, 662–680) Agathon (#39, 662–680) John III of Samannud (#40, 680–689) John III of Samannud (#40, 680–689) Isaac (#41, 690–692) Isaac (#41, 690–692) Simon (#42, 692–700)

Mark N. Swanson

in The Coptic Papacy in Islamic Egypt (641–1517): The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs Volume 2

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160936
eISBN:
9781617970498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160936.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A small fragment of the Coptic Life of Benjamin was preserved in a single parchment page in Paris. It relates to how the patriarch one day entered a monastery church, probably that of the Monastery ... More


The Ubiquity of Documents in the Hellenistic East

Roger S. Bagnall

in Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267022
eISBN:
9780520948525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267022.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks more broadly at the implications of archaeology for understanding the patterns of usage of a broader category of writing, documents of everyday life in the Hellenistic world on ... More


“The Spiritual Energy of the Trees”: Nature, Place, and Religion in Silas House’s Crow County Trilogy

Scott Hamilton Suter

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses Silas House's Crow County trilogy, which demonstrates binding connections to both family and place: Clay's Quilt (2001), A Parchment of Leaves (2002), and The Coal Tattoo ... More


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