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Gender, Violence, and the Past in Edda and Saga

David Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654307
eISBN:
9780191742071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654307.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first study to investigate both the relation between gender and violence in the Old Norse Poetic Edda and key family and contemporary sagas, and the interrelated nature of these ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Tragedy: The Influence of Seneca

Robert S. Miola

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112648
eISBN:
9780191670831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112648.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book charts the influence of Seneca — both as specific text and inherited tradition — through an analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies. Discerning patterns in previously attested borrowings and ... More


A House in Gross Disorder: Sex, Law, and the 2nd Earl of Castlehaven

Cynthia Herrup

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139259
eISBN:
9780199848966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139259.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Sex, privilege, corruption, and revenge—these are elements that we expect to find splashed across today's tabloid headlines. But in 17th-century England, a sex scandal in which the 2nd Earl of ... More


Reciprocity

Ken Binmore

in Natural Justice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195178111
eISBN:
9780199783670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178111.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The folk theorem shows that cooperative behavior can be sustained as a Nash equilibrium in indefinitely repeated games — a phenomenon known as reciprocal altruism. The same theorem offers a solution ... More


The Social Psychology of Humiliation and Revenge: The Origins of the Fundamentalist Mindset

Bettina Muenster and David Lotto

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Social humiliation is associated with retaliatory behavior, even at additional cost to the retaliator. When humiliated, individuals and groups seem to have a particular appetite for revenge. The ... More


Sending the God Back

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on rituals of aggression, that is, rituals intended to harm a rival or an enemy. Such rituals include cursing, sorcery, feeding someone “rubbish,” or summoning gods to attack ... More


Avoiding Götterdämmerung, 1945

Neville Wylie

in Barbed Wire Diplomacy: Britain, Germany, and the Politics of Prisoners of War 1939-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547593
eISBN:
9780191720581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547593.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The final chapter examines the various strategies adopted by the Allied authorities in 1945 to influence German behaviour towards Allied POWs. Face‐to‐face meetings with the Swiss authorities in ... More


Saving Truth From Paradox

Hartry Field

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199230747
eISBN:
9780191710933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230747.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The book is an opinionated survey of philosophical work on paradoxes of truth and of related notions, such as property-instantiation, with occasional forays into related topics such as vagueness, the ... More


Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness

Solomon Schimmel

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128413
eISBN:
9780199834648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Wounds Not Healed By Time: The Power of Repentance and Forgiveness examines the meanings of revenge, justice, forgiveness, repentance, and reconciliation. In doing so, it draws on ... More


Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this book, a major feminist philosopher engages the work of the actor and director who has progressed from being the stereotypical “man's man” to pushing the boundaries of the very ... More


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