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Wise Men and Innocents (Cath. 12)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the themes of the poem: the Christmas star; the Magi and the symbolism of their gifts; the fulfilment of Messianic prophecies; Herod and the slaughter of the Innocents; Moses ... More


The Civic Triumph as Royal Epiphany

Gordon Kipling

in Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

On the Continent, material gifts were not, as a rule, presented as an episode in the triumph procession itself, but they nevertheless formed an essential part of the larger celebrations of the ... More


Druids, cloud‐divination, and the portents of Antichrist

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter analyses the literary topos of cloud-divination by druids, which emerged only in the 12th century. Druids are figures of enduring importance in Irish medieval literature, and druidic ... More


The Religion of Xerxes

Richard Stoneman

in Xerxes: A Persian Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300180077
eISBN:
9780300216042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180077.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Xerxes's religion, with particular emphasis on his mission to establish Zoroastrianism at the expense of all other religions. According to Shahnameh, Xerxes is a strongly ... More


Witchcraft Historiography: Russia’s Divergence

Valerie Kivelson

in Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451461
eISBN:
9780801469381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451461.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the historiography of witchcraft throughout Europe, highlighting how Russian witchcraft thought and practice differ from the others. The study of witchcraft traces its origins ... More


Magi and the Star

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/9780300242638.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares Matthew’s story of the Magi and the roving star at Jesus’s birth with analogous stories of Magi and moving stars in mythic historiography. Special attention is drawn to the star ... More


Justifiable Force and Holy War in Zoroastrianism

Jamsheed K. Choksy

in Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter introduces the reader to an important theme in Zoroastrianism’s sacred texts, as well as to the major elements in the broader historical and theological contexts essential to the ... More


Visual Culture and Slavery

Carmen Fracchia

in 'Black but Human': Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198767978
eISBN:
9780191821820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767978.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

I discuss the semiotic control imposed on the production of religious depictions after the Council of Trent (1563), achieved by the decree on sacred images and the monitoring of art production by a ... More


Outreach for the EAC: An Extraordinary Experience

Franck Petit

in The President on Trial: Prosecuting Hissène Habré

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858621
eISBN:
9780191890819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858621.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes how the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) communications team structured public debates and other outreach activities during and after the Hissène Habré trial in Chad and ... More


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