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Ritual Settings I: Liturgy, Initiation, Commemoration

Robert G. Ousterhout

in Eastern Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190272739
eISBN:
9780190068592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272739.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

How did the church building become sacred space? Early Christians understood two models of sacred presence. In the first, sanctity was invoked by the congregation coming together in common prayer, an ... More


Orientalized Amazons: From imagined to historical warrior women

Walter Duvall Penrose

in Postcolonial Amazons: Female Masculinity and Courage in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199533374
eISBN:
9780191747069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533374.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In Greek legend, the Amazons were considered to be better, faster, and smarter than men. Amazons were the prototype of female masculinity, but their historicity has been controversial. Archaeological ... More


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