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Paschal Calculations in the Eastern Empire

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Andreas of Byzantium drafted a 200‐year list that began with a Paschal full moon on 4 April in 353 and ended with 25 March in 552. Andreas adopted the form of the cycle that Athanasius had ... More


Anatolius and the Christian Era

Alden A. Mosshammer

in The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199543120
eISBN:
9780191720062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543120.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

Anatolius recalibrated the system of Africanus to make its first year begin on 1 Thoth = 29 August, 5501 BC. In his preface, Anatolius told the reader how to calibrate his list with the years of the ... More


The Emotions in Early-Modern Catholicism

Susan C. Karant-Nunn

in Reformation of Feeling: Shaping the Religious Emotions in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399738
eISBN:
9780199777198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399738.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the sermons of Catholic preachers in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Among these are sermons by Paul Wann (1420/25–89), who left in manuscript form a series ... More


The Acoustic Analysis of Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza

DAVIDE BONSI

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the history of theatre buildings, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza by Andrea Palladio is often regarded as the archetype of the evolution of spaces for drama and music in modern European culture. ... More


The Comedy of Astrophil: Petrarchan Motifs in Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella

John Roe

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the presence of Petrarchan motifs in Sir Philip Sydney's English sonnet Astrophil and Stella. It argues that despite Sidney's reputation as an anti-Petrarchan, much of his ... More


The ‘long’ late antiquity: a late twentieth-century model

Averil Cameron

in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263235
eISBN:
9780191734328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263235.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The last generation has seen an ‘explosion’ in the study of late antiquity. Whether people call it ‘the later Roman empire’ or ‘late antiquity’, the term now in much more common use in English. ... More


THE COMPOSITION AND THE PRODUCTION OF THE OPERA SCORE

Beth L. Glixon and Jonathan E. Glixon

in Inventing the Business of Opera: The Impresario and His World in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195154160
eISBN:
9780199868483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154160.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the composition of opera in mid-17th-century Venice and the production of the score. Nearly all opera composers also pursued other means of employment, but the significant fees ... More


Between Idyll and Abyss: The Greek Land, as seen from the Ionian Islands

Constanze Güthenke

in Placing Modern Greece: The Dynamics of Romantic Hellenism, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231850
eISBN:
9780191716188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231850.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Here I turn to the vantage point of two writers of the Ionian Islands (until the 1860s outside the territorial confines of the new Greek state). Although both are considered ‘national’ poets in the ... More


Creative Misunderstandings: Chinese Medicine in Seventeenth-Century Europe

Harold J. Cook

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how “creative misunderstandings” can travel by focusing on how Chinese medical ideas and practices were perceived in seventeenth-century Europe. It first considers one example ... More


The Arbitrariness of Nationality

Kok-Chor Tan

in Justice, Institutions, and Luck: The Site, Ground, and Scope of Equality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199588855
eISBN:
9780191738586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588855.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 7 examines objections against extending luck egalitarian considerations to the global domain. These are objections that even if nationality is arbitrary, and that the aim of egalitarian ... More


Gnomes in Narrative Verse: Old English and Old Norse

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines gnomes in Old English and Old Norse narrative verse. It analyses Beowulf, Andreas, and Gudlac to determine the type of gnomes used and the various functions they perform in a ... More


Italy: Renaissance Women Scholars

Jane Stevenson

in Women Latin Poets: Language, Gender, and Authority from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198185024
eISBN:
9780191714238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185024.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Educated women, writers, poets, and orators, became a feature of the Italian cultural landscape in the 15th century, a phenomenon which was recognized Europe-wide as an aspect of the Italian ... More


Individuals and Institutions

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter reinterprets the origins of modern classical archaeology by examining the founding of the first archaeological institute, the Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica. Understanding the ... More


Lawyers and the Absolute Powers of the Duke

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Four turns to the solutions offered by lawyers to the problem of absolute power in Milan. Paolo da Castro considered Visconti's claims solidly based on Giangaleazzo's investiture of 1396. But ... More


Lawyers and the Repudiation of Ducal Absolutism

Jane Black

in Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199565290
eISBN:
9780191721861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565290.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Six traces the growing antipathy in legal circles to the use of absolute power. Cristoforo Castiglioni and Raffaele Fulgosio endeavoured to distance both themselves and the regime from ... More


Browning

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What makes Robert Browning’s poetry exhilarating is not optimism, but strenuous vitality. Life is presented as a challenge. Failure is inevitable but unimportant, so long as the fight goes on. The ... More


Munich, Russia, and Worpswede 1896–1902

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke began in earnest a career as poet and writer in Munich. In 1897, he met and fell in love with a married woman, Lou Andreas-Salomé. In 1899 Rilke accompanied Lou and her husband on a trip to ... More


The Stage of Death: Tragedy and Anatomy

Michael Neill

in Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183860
eISBN:
9780191674112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183860.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The trauma of epidemic disease was by no means the only factor contributing to the early modern reinvention of death. Of particular importance, in educated circles at least, was the reinvigorated ... More


Hard-Core Collecting and Erotic Exhibitionism

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter tracks the material conditions of what the author calls “display choreography” through two museum events: the first, the history of the collection and display of Gustave Courbet’s 1866 ... More


Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy: A Study in the Circulation of Ideas

Amy Nelson Burnett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753994
eISBN:
9780199894987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753994.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Karlstadt and the Origins of the Eucharistic Controversy examines the Reformation debate over the Eucharist through 1525, reevaluating the role played by Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt ... More


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