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The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Graham Gould

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book studies the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt. It works from collections of their sayings and stories which were compiled in the late 5th century ... More


Conclusion

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The arguments of this work have clearly shown that the teaching of the Egyptian Desert Fathers on the monastic life was profoundly concerned not only with such subjects as asceticism, prayer, and ... More


The Sonoran Desert: An Ethnoecological Analogue?

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The relationship between humans and the genus Prosopis in the arid lands of the New World is almost as ancient as human occupation itself. This chapter explores this in one particular part of these ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Gawdat Gabra

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity began in the large and fertile Fayoum Oasis of Egypt's Western Desert as early as the third century, and its presence has endured to the present day. This book, which constitutes a ... More


Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

David Sims

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Egypt has placed its hopes on developing its vast and empty deserts as the ultimate solution to the country’s problems. New cities, new farms, new industrial zones, new tourism resorts, and new ... More


Imperial Officials and the Allocation of Responsibilities

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the possible allocation of organizational responsibilities to specific personnel in charge of running quarries and mines. Given the varying organizational constraints and ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Wadi al-Natrun, a depression in the Western Desert of Egypt, is one of the most important centers for the development and continued thriving of the Coptic monastic tradition. Christianity and ... More


 Love and the Ethical

Lenn E. Goodman

in Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195328820
eISBN:
9780199870172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328820.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter aims to put some flesh on the bones of the biblical commandment Love thy neighbor as thyself. Goodman situates the Mosaic ethics of love and its commands in behalf of existential desert ... More


Bedouins by the Lake: Environment, Change, and Sustainability in Southern Egypt

Ahmed Belal and John Briggs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161988
eISBN:
9781617970320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161988.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sustainable development and environmental change have become two of the watchwords of the new century. But what do they mean for ordinary people living in some of the harshest environments in the ... More


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

Jill Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This new collection of studies presents fresh insights into a war fought over unusually difficult terrain and with exceptional supply demands. From the ongoing Italian geomorphic study of the Alamein ... More


On with the Show!

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The earliest rivals of The Broadway Melody were compelled to grapple with a distinctive group of artistic and technical challenges. Warners' The Desert Song, the screen's first operetta, and Fox's ... More


The Bones of Dragon Hill

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the discoveries at Dragon Bone Hill in northern China. Topics discussed include the mysterious affinity between the ancient dragons of Chinese myth and the fossilized remains ... More


Three Movements (1986)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0034
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Three Movements. Three Movements for orchestra was commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony. It was begun late in the summer of 1985 and completed the ... More


Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

William, S.J. Harmless

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the fourth century, the deserts of Egypt became the nerve center of a radical new movement, what we now call monasticism. Groups of Christians—from illiterate peasants to learned ... More


The Ringmaster

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Buzz and Eta moved to Palm Desert, 140 miles east of Hollywood. They settled for a quieter life, less demanding, in a climate that suited them both. Weather notwithstanding, the fact was that the ... More


The Palmy Days

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The latter years of Buzz Berkeley's life was marked with tributes and attempts to film his biography. Buzz's palmy days were spent in idle pursuits. There was the occasional round of golf, but he was ... More


Textual Criticism: The Ancient Versions

S. Talmon

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament. It focuses on textual criticism of the ancient versions of the Old Testament, pointing out that no other ancient or modern text ... More


From Korea to Kuwait: Britain and Coalitions of the Willing

Nigel D. White

in Democracy goes to War: British Military Deployments under International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199218592
eISBN:
9780191705595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The deployment of large numbers of British troops to both Korea in 1950 and to Kuwait in 1990 followed similar domestic and international legal paths, though the political contexts were quite ... More


Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... More


Desert

Jill Stauffer

in Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171502
eISBN:
9780231538732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171502.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Uses cases from the US, Uganda and South Africa to show different ways we might use legal and extralegal resources to do better justice, reclaiming retribution as a concern with balancing the scales ... More


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