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‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the effects of Christianization upon regional identity and political thought in the eastern Mediterranean in the fifth and sixth centuries. Itfocuses on the centrifugal effects of ... More


Controlling the Barbarians. The First Syrian Hagiographic Collection

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the hagiography of Theodoret of Cyrrhus as a specific example of the observation of self‐control amongst barbarian peoples and the ‘improvement’ of the provinces of the Roman ... More


The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Eva von Contzen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of the Scottish Legendary (late 14th c.), the only extant collection of saints’ lives in the vernacular from medieval Scotland, scrutinises the dynamics of hagiographic ... 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


In Honored Glory, Known but to God

Jonathan H. Ebel

in G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300176704
eISBN:
9780300216356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176704.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

America maintains twenty-three overseas cemeteries for soldiers and war workers of the First and Second World Wars. About forty percent of those who died overseas are buried in these “hallowed ... More


The Scottish Legendary and narrative art

Eva von Contzen

in The Scottish Legendary: Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095962
eISBN:
9781526109675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095962.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Scottish Legendary is briefly introduced, in particular its contents, the sources the poet drew on, as well as previous critics’ treatment of the compilation. The poet’s free handling of his ... More


‘Messages of the Soul’: Tears, Smiles, Laughter and Emotions Expressed by them in Byzantine Literature

Martin Hinterberger

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Both in real life and in literature, tears and laughter only rarely carry an ambiguous message: usually tears express sorrow, and laughter joy. This chapter investigates whether this is also the case ... More


Meet the pagans: on the misuse of Beowulf in Andreas

Richard North

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Richard North’s chapter argues that the Old English verse saint’s life Andreas (on the apostle St Andrew) appropriates the secular epic poem Beowulf for mock-epic purposes, turning knowledge of ... More


Reading and writing St Margaret of Scotland from Turgot’s Vita to the Blackadder Prayerbook

Emily Wingfield

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Emily Wingfield’s chapter examines treatments of Queen Margaret of Scotland (d. 1093), beginning with the Life written by Turgot, prior of Durham, at the request of Margaret’s daughter the English ... More


Holy Vessels, Brides of Christ: Ambiguous Ninth-Century Realities

Steven Vanderputten

in Dark Age Nunneries: The Ambiguous Identity of Female Monasticism, 800-1050

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715945
eISBN:
9781501715976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715945.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at what the primary evidence from the period between the reforms of the early ninth century and the 920s/30s tells us about the adequacy of the common narrative of women religious' ... More


Transitions, Continuities, and the Struggle for Monastic Lordship

Steven Vanderputten

in Dark Age Nunneries: The Ambiguous Identity of Female Monasticism, 800-1050

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501715945
eISBN:
9781501715976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715945.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the period around 900 to argue that, below a surface of change brought about by wars, invasions, and local upheavals, a more significant process of transformation was unfolding, ... More


The language of gesture: Untimely bodies and contemporary performance

Joshua Davies

in Visions and ruins: Cultural memory and the untimely Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125934
eISBN:
9781526136220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125934.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the medieval interests of two twenty-first century pieces of art: Elizabeth Price’s immersive video installation, The Woolworths Choir of 1979 (2012), and Michael Landy’s Saints ... More


Magnus

Linden Bicket

in George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the ways in which Brown adapts, develops, and treats the cult of St Magnus in literary terms. It examines Brown’s creative use of history, hagiography, and the cult of St ... More


Masochism and the female gaze

John Yamamoto-Wilson

in The Hurt(ful) Body: Performing and Beholding Pain, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784995164
eISBN:
9781526128249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995164.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

In this chapter, Yamamoto-Wilson examines the role of the Other’s gaze in early modern masochistic fantasy, starting with reader responses to martyrologies (particularly Foxe), hagiography and bloody ... More


John and Mary Fletcher

David R. Wilson

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the development of a Methodist hagiography which had its roots in the teachings of John Wesley, but developed under the auspices of succeeding generations of Methodists in the ... More


Introduction

Vincent Goossaert, David Ownby, and Ji Zhe

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Introduction to this edited volume explores the concept of sainthood in the context of modern and contemporary Chinese history, illustrating that the idea and the practice of sainthood remain ... More


Zhang Yuanxu: The Making and Unmaking of a Daoist Saint

Vincent Goossaert

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter chronicles the sad fate of Zhang Yuanxu, the leader of the “Heavenly Master” Daoist institution at the end of the imperial era. For centuries, the authority and charisma of these ... More


Chan Master Xuyun: The Embodiment of an Ideal, The Transmission of a Model

Daniela Campo

in Making Saints in Modern China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190494568
eISBN:
9780190494582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190494568.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter chronicles the life and career of the Buddhist master Xuyun, best known for his painstaking monastic reconstruction of the many Chan Buddhist institutions that had been abandoned over ... More


Preachers, Patriots and Islamists: Contemporary British Muslims and the Afterlives of Abdullah Quilliam

Yahya Birt

in Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190688349
eISBN:
9780190848477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688349.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Rediscovered by Islamic converts in the late 1960s and post-war migrants in Liverpool in the 1970s after he had been largely forgotten, British Muslim interest in Abdullah Quilliam has grown ... More


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