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The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Christian Lee Novetzke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this ... More


Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Jenny C. Mann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central feature of English Renaissance humanism was its reverence for classical Latin as the one true form of eloquent expression. Yet sixteenth-century writers increasingly came to believe that ... More


Brajbhasha Intellectuals

Allison Busch

in Poetry of Kings: The Classical Hindi Literature of Mughal India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765928
eISBN:
9780199918973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765928.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter surveys the archive of Brajbhasha scholarship on poetics with special reference to the Rasikpriyā of Keshavdas (fl. 1600), the Kavikulkalptaru of Chintamani Tripathi (fl. 1650), and the ... More


A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

Micah L. Auerback

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book offers a diachronic analysis of narratives recounting the life of the Buddha and their transformations—typically in written texts, but including material culture and ritual practice. It ... More


The Emergence of Yiddish Literature and the Crisis in Jewish Society

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

It was in the context of crisis that Yiddish literature developed and served a double function. On the one hand, it testifies to the authorities' move for control of the disoriented Jewish populace, ... More


Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Nergis Erturk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging comparative methodologies based on models of literary influence, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey argues that the emergence of modern Turkish literature cannot be understood ... More


Words Set Free

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter One begins by tracing the displacement of the classical Ottoman discursive network and the emergence of Ottoman Turkish as a “telecommunications technology” in the second half of the ... More


The Grammatology of Nationalism

Nergis Ertürk

in Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Two argues that the revolutionary moment of the mid-nineteenth century failed to deliver on its promise of a new egalitarian writing. Although the “freeing” of the Ottoman Turkish language ... More


Languages, scripts, and Chinese texts in East Asia

Peter Francis Kornicki

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198797821
eISBN:
9780191839139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a wide-ranging study of vernacularization in East Asia, and for this purpose East Asia includes not only China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam but also other societies that no longer exist, ... More


Introduction: The Argument of the Book

Christian Lee Novetzke

in The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Provides a historical context for the book and presents the argument of the work. This chapter gives keywords for the book and discusses how these ideas are used in the book.


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