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Epilogue

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book describes a specific and very prominent instance of the decline in power of the late Roman Empire. Rome's changed power status resulted from transformations of the classical past and from ... More


From She-Wolf to Martyr: The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples

Elizabeth Casteen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453861
eISBN:
9781501701009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453861.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In 1343 a seventeen-year-old girl named Johanna (1326–1382) ascended the Neapolitan throne, becoming the ruling monarch of one of medieval Europe’s most important polities. For nearly forty years, ... More


Power through Patronage: Patrimonial Political Networking

Jonathan Karam Skaff

in Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Turko-Mongol khanates and introduces a cosmopolitan type of patrimonialism. It takes a look at local society during the North China rebellions, the Sui-Tang imperial palaces, ... More


Ideology and Interstate Competition

Jonathan Karam Skaff

in Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter takes a look at the Eastern Eurasian conceptions of imperial space and rulership that directed monarchs as they tried to exert and justify sovereignty. It describes the Sui-Tang ... More


John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Irene O'Daly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

John of Salisbury (c. 1120–80) is a key figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. A student at the cosmopolitan schools of medieval Paris, an associate of Thomas Becket and an acute commentator on ... More


What Who?

Jethro K. Lieberman

in Liberalism Undressed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199919840
eISBN:
9780199980376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919840.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter proposes that the only basis of political power consistent with the harm principle is citizenship, rejecting birth status, ownership or wealth, and expertise as grounds for public ... More


Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing

Emily A. Winkler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198812388
eISBN:
9780191850257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812388.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

It has long been established that the crisis of 1066 generated a florescence of historical writing in the first half of the twelfth century. This book presents a new perspective on previously ... More


Figurines as Bearers of and Burdens in Late Classic Maya State Politics

Christina T. Halperin

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Clay figurines are portrayed by Mesoamerican scholars to be unrelated to state affairs and politics for the following reasons: the fact that the figurines are often recovered in domestic settings; ... More


Valens’s First Gothic War

Lenski Noel

in Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D.

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233324
eISBN:
9780520928534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233324.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter describes how Valens, in consultation with his brother, determined to launch a major expedition against the Goths to retaliate for this. In a three-year campaign, Valens succeeded in ... More


Concepts of Legitimacy and Social Dynamics: Termination Ritual and the Last King of Aguateca, Guatemala

Takeshi Inomata

in Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062754
eISBN:
9780813051178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062754.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Investigations at the Classic Maya center of Aguateca, Guatemala, have shown that dense artifact deposits resulting from termination rituals are found in and around buildings associated with the last ... More


El Achiotal: An Interior Frontier Center in Northwestern Peten, Guatemala

Mary Jane Acuña

in Pathways to Complexity: A View from the Maya Lowlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054841
eISBN:
9780813053332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054841.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter summarizes the archaeological and iconographic evidence from Structure 5C-01 that indicate rulership was established at the small center of El Achiotal in the Late Preclassic period. The ... More


E Groups, Cosmology, and the Origins of Maya Rulership

David A. Freidel

in Maya E Groups: Calendars, Astronomy, and Urbanism in the Early Lowlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054353
eISBN:
9780813053226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054353.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The material symbol-systems of the Preclassic (1000 BCE–250 CE) Maya reflect a focus on the daily and annual cycles of the sun and the relationship between these and the cycles of the agrarian year, ... More


Political relationships in context: the body politic

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes an indepth look at John’s famous metaphor of the body politic. After comparing his model to those of his contemporaries, it notes that John takes the metaphor a step further by ... More


The princely head

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter opens with a treatment of two of the cardinal virtues - fortitude and justice - virtues which have particular relevance for the prince. It suggests that, just as the good prince is ... More


Meditation in the Classical Daoist Tradition

Harold D. Roth

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The classical Daoist textual corpus, while often treated as abstract philosophy, emerged from a tradition of teachers and students that was primarily based on a common set of meditative techniques, ... More


Beyond Death and the Afterlife: Considering Relic Veneration in Medieval Japan

Brian O. Ruppert

in Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the funerary and mortuary dimension in premodern Japan of the worship of relics. The account of the Buddha's cremation has didactic value as a dramatic performance of ... More


Buddhist Rituals and the Reconstitution of the Ritsuryō Polity

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The emperor-centric ideology, together with the Misai-e Assembly, was transformed around the tenth century by the development of the new status system of shoden. The shoden system radically ... More


When Rites Go Wrong: Ritual and Political Conflict

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

During the late Heian period (late eleventh and twelfth centuries), the retired emperor held the New Year’s Assembly (Shusho-e) concurrently with the emperor’s Misai-e Assembly. This was but one of ... More


Ritual Imitation and the Retired Emperor: Reinventing Imperial Religious Authority

Asuka Sango

in The Halo of Golden Light: Imperial Authority and Buddhist Ritual in Heian Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839864
eISBN:
9780824868628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839864.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The retired emperor often held Buddhist rituals in imitation of the emperor’s Misai-e Assembly by requesting the emperor’s permission to adopt procedures that were otherwise limited to the assembly. ... More


God and Politics in Muscovy

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the early history of Russian thinking about faith and politics. It first considers a number of important Old Russian texts bearing on the problem of social justice and ... More


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