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Conversion and Conquest: Ghazi Mehmed IV and Candia

Marc David Baer

in Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195331752
eISBN:
9780199868018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331752.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes how Ottoman historians writing after a mature Mehmed IV moved to Edirne, depicting him as a model, active sultan. In their accounts he is a pious, strong, manly, warrior (ghazi) ... More


Josephus in the Diaspora

Tessa Rajak

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter lays out the evidence for the continued importance of Josephus’ personal connections with diaspora ‘Ioudaioi’ in the years after he had settled in Rome. First, Josephus needs to be ... More


Mervyn Reddaway Popham 1927–2000

Gerald Cadogan

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0017
Subject:
History, Historiography

Mervyn Popham was a questioning, quiet person, driven by an uncompromising honesty to find the truth, and always ready to doubt accepted explanations or any theory-driven archaeology for which he ... More


The Second Intervention in Crete (1896–1900)

Davide Rodogno

in Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151335
eISBN:
9781400840014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151335.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the European powers' second military intervention in Crete, which lasted from 1896 to 1900. The intervention was not an instance of humanitarian intervention. It was designed to ... More


The Effects of the Fourth Crusade 1204–1261 1

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198264569
eISBN:
9780191601170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198264569.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The effects of the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1204 and the subsequent establishment of a Latin Empire in the area covered by the Orthodox Church as a result of the Fourth Crusade are discussed. ... More


Building Memory: The Role of Sacred Structures in Sphakia and Crete 1

Lucia Nixon

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Sacred structures incorporate several functions and meanings, and these can relate to memory on various scales and levels. This chapter looks at sacred structures in Sphakia, SW Crete, with reference ... More


The First Intervention in Crete (1866–69)

Davide Rodogno

in Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151335
eISBN:
9781400840014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151335.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the motives underlying the European powers' multilateral intervention in Crete during the period 1866–1869. It first considers the context of the Cretan Christians' revolt of ... More


Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Cathy Gere

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching ... More


Land-use, Ethnicity, and Federalism in West Crete

N. V. SEKUNDA

in Alternatives to Athens: Varieties of Political Organization and Community in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258109
eISBN:
9780191717697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258109.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Two groups of evidence survive concerning federalism in west Crete: first, a number of references to the ‘Polichnitai’; second is evidence concerning a League of the Oreioi, the inhabitants of the ... More


Woman and Knowledge: Newnham 1898–1901

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter opens with a description of the Cambridge society and the terms of Harrison's fellowship at Newnham. An account is given of her initial course of lectures on Delphi. The nature of her ... More


Five Women Martyrs: From Persia to Crete

Sebastian Brock

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Five named women, to whom a wayside shrine in Crete is dedicated, can be identified as five Persian martyrs under Shapur II, executed by their former teacher. As a first step in tracing how their ... More


The Rebirth of Comedy, 1942–1949

in Knossos & the Prophets of Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226289533
eISBN:
9780226289557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226289557.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the Minoan adventures of Hilda Doolittle and Robert Graves during and immediately after the Second World War. Doolittle and Graves were responsible for shepherding the more ... More


A Century of Revolutions: The Cretan Question between European and Near Eastern Politics

Leonidas Kallivretakis

in Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624782
eISBN:
9780748671267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the phenomenon of the successive rebellions of varying range and intensity that broke out throughout the whole of the nineteenth century (1821, 1833, 1841, 1858, 1866, 1878, ... More


Venizelos and Church-State Relations

Andreas Nanakis

in Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624782
eISBN:
9780748671267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624782.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses Venizelos' relations with the church. His view of the church was shaped by his personal experience of the stance and activities of the Orthodox Church in Crete. The Church of ... More


Silent Service: The Royal Navy and the Desert Victory

Nick Hewitt

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The Second Battle of El Alamein has been justifiably identified as the key turning point in the Western Desert campaign and, arguably, even of the war in the west. The Mediterranean was crucial as a ... More


The Integration and Perception of the Rule of Law in Roman Crete: From the Roman Conquest to the End of the Principate (67 BCE–235 CE)

Ioannis E. Tzamtzis

in Law in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198844082
eISBN:
9780191879739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844082.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The contrast between Rome’s difficult and bloody conquest of Crete on the one hand and the absence of any conflicts after the island’s integration into the Roman imperium on the other has not escaped ... More


Eye Witnesses

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the idea of an eyewitness as a literary device of authentication. It compares the use of such an eyewitness in the fourth gospel and other contemporary literature (namely the ... More


Orphic Ritual and Myth in the Thebaid

Christopher Chinn

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Statius’ use of Orphic myth and ritual in the Thebaid. Statius employs a series of allusions to the Orphic theogonythat lays emphasis on the Cretan story of Zeus’ birth. Statius ... More


Poleis and Kings, Letters and Decrees: Official Communication in the Hellenistic Period

Paola Ceccarelli

in Ancient Greek Letter Writing: A Cultural History (600 BC- 150 BC)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199675593
eISBN:
9780191757174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675593.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The seventh chapter moves outside Athens and into the Hellenistic period. Starting from the contrast (in terms of both structure and terminology) between decree and official letter, it argues that ... More


Piracy in the Courts

Joshua M. White

in Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503602526
eISBN:
9781503603929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503602526.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Relying on Ottoman court records from Istanbul to Crete, this chapter shows how merchants, monks, and mariners, Muslims, Christians, and Jews, Ottomans, and foreigners used the Ottoman Islamic ... More


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