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“They Too Are Our Brethren”: Gender in the White Monastery

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Shenoute's goal for the monastery, including the female community, was to create one monastic experience for all monks “whether male or female.” His emphasis on uniformity was meant to preclude ... More


A Life between Public and Private Instruction: Al-Ghazālī’s Biography

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Reviewing the early sources on al-Ghazali’s life and comparing them with information that he himself gives in his Persian letters leads to the conclusion that he was born around 1056, roughly two ... More


The Self, Reflected

Garry L. Hagberg

in Describing Ourselves: Wittgenstein and Autobiographical Consciousness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199234226
eISBN:
9780191715440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234226.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the distinction between the mental and the physical as being not reducible to a simple categorically-neat formula, the meaning of phrases such as ‘the inner gaze’ and the very ... More


Gender Roles and Women's Status: What They Mean to Hausa Muslim Women in Northern Nigeria

Elisha P. Renne

in Categories and Contexts: Anthropological and Historical Studies in Critical Demography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199270576
eISBN:
9780191600883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270570.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Compares characteristics associated with women's status commonly used in demographic surveys with women's status, matsayi mace, as it is defined by a group of Hausa Moslem women in the northern ... More


Selective Seclusion

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

Successful late industrializing countries (the rest) all allocated intermediate assets to the same set of mid‐technology industries, and in almost all cases, these industries started as import ... More


Charlotte: Binding Conditions

Peter Robb

in Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Charlotte arrived in May 1800 as a foil for Mary Walker, but failed to impress Blechynden. She tried to improve herself and avoid drinking in order to be allowed to stay with him. However, her ... More


Secrecy, Seclusion, and Private/Selfish Interests

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0022
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines secrecy, seclusion, and private/selfish interests. The meanings and associations in Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's use of si changed over the period 1925–9, corresponding to the ... More


Jami

Hamid Algar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami (1414–1492) is a culminating figure in Perso-Islamic culture, whose reputation and influence have endured undiminished throughout the eastern Islamic world — the Ottoman Empire ... More


An Old Man Remembers

Jonathan Harris

in The Lost World of Byzantium

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300178579
eISBN:
9780300216097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178579.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Joseph, the former emperor John VI (1347–1354), who like so many of his predecessors had ended his career in monastic seclusion. When he was not off on official business, ... More


Japan in 1825: A Crisis in Seclusion

CHUSHICHI TSUZUKI

in The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter concentrates on a crisis in Japan which happened in 1825. It starts by looking at the Tokugawa hegemony and the Bakuhan system. The policy of seclusion was adopted by the early Tokugawa ... More


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