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Boundaries and borders

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the changing political framework of the region from the late nineteenth century through to World War I as fluid political boundaries that were transformed into bordered ... More


Landscapes, Gender, and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience

Susan Guettel Cole

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235441
eISBN:
9780520929326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235441.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The division of land and the consolidation of territory that created the Greek polis also divided sacred from productive space, sharpened distinctions between purity and pollution, and created a ... More


The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Gathering of Intentions reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of an ostensibly timeless tradition. ... More


Aboriginal Slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America

Leland Donald

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520206168
eISBN:
9780520918115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520206168.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This investigation of slavery on the Northwest Coast of North America contributes to our understanding of the aboriginal cultures of this area, and shows that Northwest Coast servitude, relatively ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn T. McClymond

in Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that several general conclusions can be drawn from the specific case studies presented in the volume. First, scholars should actively resist the polarized characterization of ... More


Origins: Myth and History

Jacob P. Dalton

in The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the origins of the Gathering of Intentions, both historical and mythical. It includes discussions of the authorship of the tantra and the system of transmissions (brgyud pa ... More


Admonitions on Governing the People: Manual for All Administrators

Yagyong Chong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260917
eISBN:
9780520947702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is an English translation of one of Korea’s most celebrated historical works, a pre-modern classic so well known to Koreans that it has inspired contemporary literature and television. Written ... More


Circumcision and Excision Ceremonies

John G. Kennedy

in Nubian Ceremonial Life: Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774249556
eISBN:
9781617970955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter deals with an important component of the traditional Nubian ritual system, but one which has lapsed into relative insignificance in modem times. It begins by describing the circumcision ... More


The Semiotics of the Priestly Vestments

Michael D. Swartz

in The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740934
eISBN:
9780814723784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740934.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at an example of ancient ritual discourse about clothing—the significance of the vestments in Jewish sources on sacrifice in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The vestments of the ... More


Myths of Creation

Michael D. Swartz

in The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740934
eISBN:
9780814723784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740934.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the claim of ancient rabbis that God created the first pair of tongs at twilight on the sixth day of creation. This statement is one among many in a rich tradition of myths of ... More


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