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Wages, Inequality, and Pre-Industrial Growth in Japan, 1727–1894

Osamu Saito

in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199280681
eISBN:
9780191602467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199280681.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

It is widely recognized that in Japan before the Meiji Restoration there occurred a gradual increase in output. Examines whether or not the trend in real wages diverged from that of per capita output ... More


A Wheel within a Wheel: Spiritual Interpretation in de Lubac and Daniélou

Hans Boersma

in Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199229642
eISBN:
9780191710773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229642.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This chapter turns to the spiritual interpretation of Scripture in Henri de Lubac and Jean Daniélou. Their ressourcement of pre-modern exegesis relied on a sacramental understanding of Scripture, ... More


Epilogue

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book has brought to the fore some of the complexities and the beauties of the culture of letter-writing in the pre-modern Islamic period, and in focusing on the account of the secretary and his ... More


In the Presence of Power: Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

Evelyn Vitz

Maurice Pomerantz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479879366
eISBN:
9781479884131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879366.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Rulers’ courts of the pre-modern Middle East have long been a staple of Western fantasies about the East. Yet in spite of the importance of the court as a symbol of the absolutist power of the ... More


Iconicity and indexicality: The body in Chinese art

David Clarke

in Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083060
eISBN:
9789882209794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083060.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the place of the body in Chinese art. It begins by identifying in a somewhat schematic way various defining characteristics of literati painting and calligraphy, the art of the ... More


Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of women and the Fatimids investigates an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The book has unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing their ... More


Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

David Cressy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This book, filled with insults through the ages, is the full history of scurrilous political speech. Giving a voice to those gossips, rumourmongers and traitors, usually left out of history, this ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Stone

in Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202547
eISBN:
9780191675393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202547.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents historical background on separation and divorce in pre-modern society and various legal or judicial processes involved in marriage and divorce. It introduces the case studies of ... More


Her Season of Lasts: Traditional, Seasonal, Communal Rituals

Denise Carson

in Parting Ways: New Rituals and Celebrations of Life's Passing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251083
eISBN:
9780520949416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251083.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

People often celebrate a person's firsts—the first cry, the first word, the first step, the first birthday. Thoughts about a person's lasts are often reflections rather than plans of action. This ... More


Performance Narratives and the Mughal Factor

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Like most pre-modern societies, Bengal produced a large literature that was mostly performative. These narratives, written in rhyming verse, had a textual dimension but they were written for ... More


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