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Epilogue

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding section draws together the themes emergent in the final chapter, placing particular emphasis on the rise of lordship, its emergence to the fore of social relations, and the ... More


Interpretive Strategies in The Scroll of Exalted Kingship

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Along with texts such as The Great ‘First World’, the scroll of Exalted Kingship belongs to a category of Mandaean texts that might be called Mandaean priestly esoteric documents.’ Exalted Kingship ... More


Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Rolf Strootman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

During the Hellenistic Period (c. 330-30 BCE), Alexander the Great and his successors reshaped their Persian and Greco-Macedonian legacies to create a new kind of rulership that was neither ‘western’ ... More


Reinventing the masque: Shirley’s and Davenant’s protectorate entertainments

Rachel Willie

in Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087639
eISBN:
9781526104052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087639.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Although the theatres officially remained closed between 1642 and 1660, from 1656, William Davenant staged entertainments, first at his home in Rutland House, then at the Cockpit theatre in Drury ... More


Heroic drama on the commonwealth and Restoration stage

Rachel Willie

in Staging the Revolution: Drama, reinvention and history, 1647-72

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719087639
eISBN:
9781526104052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087639.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter four demonstrates how Davenant’s first protectorate entertainment, The Siege of Rhodes (1656 and 1663), was revised at the Restoration as a heroic drama to make it suitable for the changing ... More


The royal itinerary and roads in England under Edward I

Michael Prestwich

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Edward I travelled constantly. This was not in order to govern the country, but for reasons such as visits to shrines, and to go hunting, as well as to go on campaign in Wales and Scotland. The ... More


Laughter and Power in the Twelfth Century

Peter J. A. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843542
eISBN:
9780191879364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843542.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Towards the end of the twelfth century, powerful images of laughing kings and saints began to appear in texts circulating at the English royal court. At the same time, contemporaries began ... More


The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea

Hazel Johannessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198787242
eISBN:
9780191829314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787242.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book explores how Eusebius of Caesarea’s ideas about demons interacted with and helped to shape his thought on other topics, particularly political topics. In doing so, it builds on and ... More


The Terror of Their Enemies: Kings and Nations

Ronald Schechter

in A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

According to the Divine Right theory of kingship, monarchs drew their legitimacy and characteristics from God. They therefore shared in God’s rightful power to terrify. Supporters of absolutism ... More


The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300-1650)

Francis Oakley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300194432
eISBN:
9780300213799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194432.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the third volume in a trilogy which engages in the political thinkers of the later Middle Ages, Renaissance, Age of Reformation, and religious wars, and the era that produced the Divine Right ... More


Agesilaus

in The Shorter Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Translation of and Interpretive essay on Xenophon’s Agesilaus. The essay offers a close reading of Xenophon’s “encomium” of the Spartan King Agesilaus. It does so in the hope of contributing to the ... More


The Royal Household

Rolf Strootman

in Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In Chapter 4, the central place of the royal family within the dynastic household is examined. It is argued inter alia that although there was no official crown prince in the Hellenistic kingdoms, ... More


‘Master the chariot, master your Self’: comparing chariot metaphors as hermeneutics for mind, self and liberation in ancient Greek and Indian sources

Jens Schlieter

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Chariots in both Greece and India involved danger and intense experience in their various uses, and were used metaphorically for the interpretation of various abstract domains. They were vehicles of ... More


Longing for the Dharma in Poem of King Dhammasonda

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in Buddhist Poetry and Colonialism: Alagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199935765
eISBN:
9780199333035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199935765.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3 focuses on Alagiyavanna’s second work, the Dahamsoňda Kava (Poem of King Dhammasoṇḍa), which relates in Sinhala verse the narrative of a nonclassical or “apocryphal” Jātaka story about one ... More


The Destruction of Achaemenid Persia and the Creation of Seleucid Iran

Matthew P. Canepa

in Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 offer a new approach to the evidence that takes into account not just continuities with Persian practice, but also the Seleucid Empire’s breaks with Achaemenid traditions. I argue that the ... More


Hegemony

David Bates

in The Normans and Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674411
eISBN:
9780191752339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674411.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter begins by justifying the use of the term hegemony, but also points out the relevance of the term cultural transfer as allowing agency to peoples beyond the imperial core. It looks at ... More


Dynamic Transitions at El Perú-Waka’: Late Terminal Classic Ritual Repurposing of a Monumental Shrine

Olivia C. Navarro-Farr

in Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062754
eISBN:
9780813051178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062754.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Research at El Perú-Waka’s primary public civic ceremonial building, Structure M13-1, reveals intriguing evidence for non-royal ritual activities coeval with the decline of the city’s royal court. ... More


Writing in the early Caroline regime and the issue of Patriarcha's non-publication

Cesare Cuttica

in Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and the Patriotic Monarch: Patriarchalism in seventeenth-century political thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719083747
eISBN:
9781781704745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083747.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 5 focuses on the reign of Charles I (1600-1649), especially from the start of the so-called ‘Personal Rule’ (1629). It thus considers the King's policies, both at home and abroad; financial ... More


Hincmar’s influence during Louis the Stammerer’s reign

Margaret J. McCarthy

in Hincmar of Rheims: Life and work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091407
eISBN:
9781781708453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091407.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Hincmar was archbishop of Rheims at Louis the Stammerer's accession and was involved in Louis’s affairs, conducting Louis’s coronation and advising him during his reign. This paper will investigate ... More


Demoting Vishnu: Ritual, Politics, and the Unraveling of Nepal's Hindu Monarchy

Anne T. Mocko

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275211
eISBN:
9780190275242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275211.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the role of ritual in the collapse of Nepal’s Hindu monarchy. Ritual had sustained the monarchy for more than two centuries, creating a social position for the king independent of ... More


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