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Tricksters and Travels

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how the story of Ten Lost Tribes becomes even more elaborate during the rise of the Islamic Empire and the middle ages. The practical unification of the world by Islam created ... More


A Fine Balance: The Give and Take of Religious Discipline

Corinne G. Dempsey

in The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter investigates the nature and effect of religious discipline at the Rush temple, and notes how participants from various backgrounds, possessing very different motivations for visiting the ... More


Kah-ge-ga-gah-bowh/George Copway

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This final chapter discusses the career and writing of Copway/Kahgegagahbowh in terms of the various themes that run throughout the book.


Never Give ’Em What They Expect: The Joker Ethos as the Zeitgeist of Contemporary Digital Subcultural Transgression

Vyshali Manivannan

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

We move into the realm of digital and ludic paratexts with Vyshali Manivannan’s analysis of the “Joker ethos” as one that “prizes cleverness, inventiveness, and Dadaist absurdity as much as the ... More


Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Emily Selove

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

ḤikāyatAbī al-Qāsim, probably written in the 11th century by the otherwise unknown al-Azdi, tells the story of a gate-crasher from Baghdad named Abu l-Qasim, who shows up uninvited at a party in ... More


Deity Types

Christopher R. Fee and David A. Leeming

in Gods, Heroes, & Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174038
eISBN:
9780199849864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174038.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The pantheon of any given mythology is composed of gods and goddess who should be recognizable as mythological types to followers of other systems. The supreme being, the great goddess, the ... More


New Comedic Intrigue

Robert S. Miola

in Shakespeare and Classical Comedy: The Influence of Plautus and Terence

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182696
eISBN:
9780191673863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182696.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In a number of Shakespearean comedies such as The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare was able to make use of New Comedic devices, situations, characters, and other such elements, in incorporating ... More


“Some Go Up and Some Go Down”: The Meaning of the Slave Trickster

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the addition of the author to Eric McKitrick and Stanley Elkins' memorial volume though his research was leading him to the opposite conclusion. The variations in patterns of ... More


Deceit in War and Trade

William Ian Miller

in The Philosophy of Deception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327939
eISBN:
9780199852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327939.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter offers “a genealogy on deceit in war and trade”. It starts with deceit in Ovid and the Old Testament and works its way all the way up to the present day, considering the deceptions of ... More


Land and Medicine

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explicates the various narrative strands of Native American healing chants or medicine texts (the author's coinage) and concentrates on the particular strands that feature ancient tribal ... More


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