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“Raising the Shekhinah from the Dust” by Rebuilding Jerusalem

Arie Morgenstern

in Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

After coming to Jerusalem in 1815, the Perushim led by Menahem Mendel of Shklov, directed their principal efforts to rebuilding and resettling the Judah Hasid ruins (the Hurvah), thereby showing ... More


Everyday Aesthetic Qualities and Transience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We normally react to manifestations of aging and different degrees of cleanliness and organization by cleaning, organizing, restoring, or discarding. These familiar reactions are rather complex, ... More


Credit in Life and Letters

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the ways that credit was a value also inculcated by families. Credit and debt were critical to the Atlantic economy, and fathers in particular were uncomfortably aware of this ... More


Buried Beneath the Ruins

Andrew Lincoln

in Spiritual History: A Reading of William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183143
eISBN:
9780191673948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183143.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on an incomplete series of revisions which are presumed to be Blake's last changes to his poem. These incomplete series of revisions include: a revision on the title page, minor ... More


Returning to the Ruined Cottage

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the ‘return’ motif as a means of organising related ideas of place, time, and identity. It opens with a return to ‘Tintern Abbey’, in which the poet's revisiting hints at the ... More


Wordsworth and the Stoics

Bruce Graver

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reconsiders Wordsworth's understanding of Roman Stoicism. This subject was last discussed by Jane Worthington some seventy years ago, and its conclusions need to be revised, in light of ... More


Haunted City: the Shelleys, Byron, and Ancient Rome

Timothy Webb

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, and Byron all encountered Italy both as a vivid reality and as ‘classic ground’. Although their sojourns in Rome (especially that of Byron) were relatively brief, that ... More


Shitao (1642–1707) and the Traditional Chinese Conception of Ruins: Aspects Of Art Lecture

Wu Hung

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on Shitao and the traditional Chinese conception of ruins given at the British Academy's 2009 Aspects of Art Lecture. This text investigates the conception ... More


The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Andrew Hui

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When we think of ruins and literature, we usually think of Romanticism. The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature dislodges this critical commonplace by locating European literature’s ... More


Fragments and Ruins

FRANK KERMODE

in History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122241
eISBN:
9780191671388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122241.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with another little demonstration of the potential for muddle in the extended use of period descriptions and explanatory historical myths. They can break loose, or be forced into ... More


Perfection Absolute: The Aspiration of The Recluse

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses a number of Wordsworth's finest poems, including ‘The Ruined Cottage’ and The Excursion, which is a volume of poems by Wordsworth. The Recluse is also examined and discussed in ... More


The Play of Absence: The Borderers and the Winds of Culture

Thomas McFarland

in William Wordsworth: Intensity and Achievement

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112532
eISBN:
9780191670800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112532.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses an argument that states that the play The Borderers generates a lot of interest despite its inadequacies as drama, because it presents a lode of Wordsworthian intensity. It is ... More


Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Masterful thinking – characterised by belief in what Freud called ‘omnipotence of thoughts’ – has left the Earth in environmental crisis and the university in ruins. This book turns to literature, ... More


Resort Ruins

Orvar Löfgren

in On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217676
eISBN:
9780520928992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter examines the ruins of the resorts that were built during the 1920s and 1930s. It looks at the summer camps organized by Billy Butlin (Butlin's Holiday Camps), as well as the resorts ... More


Yeats's Poetic Structures

PETER McDONALD

in Serious Poetry: Form and Authority from Yeats to Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199235803
eISBN:
9780191714542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235803.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

William Butler Yeats operates often by manipulating parallels between the notion of memory — of historical and personal versions of the past, and of posterities and perpetuities — and the workings in ... More


A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation

William Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836313
eISBN:
9780824871246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836313.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The ancient ruins of Southeast Asia have long sparked curiosity and romance in the world's imagination. This book explores the varied roles these monumental remains have played in the histories of ... More


Examples of Markovian processes

Melvin Lax, Wei Cai, and Min Xu

in Random Processes in Physics and Finance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567769
eISBN:
9780191718359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567769.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Consider two physical problems describable by the same random process. The first process is the radioactive decay of a collection of nuclei. The second is the production of photoelectrons by a steady ... More


The Colosseum

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

The half-ruined Colosseum is the most infamous symbol of the Renaissance plundering of antiquity. This chapter challenges this received truth by investigating how Renaissance excavations conformed to ... More


Conclusion: Rethinking Preservation Practices in Renaissance Rome

David Karmon

in The Ruin of the Eternal City: Antiquity and Preservation in Renaissance Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766895
eISBN:
9780199896745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766895.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, World History: BCE to 500CE

The ruin of the Eternal City can suggest not just the downfall but also the enduring survival of ancient Rome. Preservation practices in Renaissance Rome encourage us to rethink how preservation ... More


Ruínas de São Paulo (Ruins of St Paul's)

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099371
eISBN:
9789882207660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the famous Ruins of St Paul. It is situated on a hill 26 metres above sea level, and possibly represents one of the most famous baroque images. It looks at the different areas ... More


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