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Shalom Shar'abi and the Kabbalists of Beit El

Pinchas Giller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328806
eISBN:
9780199870196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328806.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines the history, teachings, and practices of a school of kabbalists who have flourished in the Middle East for the last two and a half centuries. The Beit El kabbalists center their ... More


Greek Ethnic Terminology

P. M. Fraser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume is a contribution to the study of the ancient Greek vocabulary used to describe the local origins of individuals. It sheds light on ancient grammarians, and other ancient writers (many of ... More


Kenneth Cameron 1922–2001

Margaret Gelling

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Ken Cameron FBA, Professor of English Language at the University of Nottingham, was a scholar of English place-names, specialising in names of Danish origin. He was Hon. Secretary of the English ... More


Representing and Subverting Power

Tessa Rajak

in Translation and Survival: The Greek Bible of the Ancient Jewish Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199558674
eISBN:
9780191720895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558674.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shows how continual re-interpretation, adaptation of, and addition to the biblical text allowed it to be a repertoire for all seasons. Late biblical texts in Greek guise, especially the ... More


The Conversion Curve Revisited

Richard W. Bulliet

in Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474417129
eISBN:
9781474434980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417129.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In 1970, I published ‘A Quantitative Approach to Medieval Muslim Biographical Dictionaries’ in the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient.1 Originally a part of my doctoral thesis, ... More


Dionysius the Areopagite’s Divine Names and the Meaning of ‘God is Love’

CATHERINE OSBORNE

in Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267669
eISBN:
9780191683336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

It is nothing new to have much to say about the love of God, but there remains something very different about twentieth-century talk of the love of God that marks it out from both Eastern and Western ... More


Introduction

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christians face a conundrum when it comes to naming God, for if God is unnamable, as theologians maintain, he can also be called by every name. His proper name is thus an open-ended, all-encompassing ... More


Moreh ha-nevukhim: The First Hebrew Translation of the Guide of the Perplexed

James T. Robinson

in Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation: A History from the Thirteenth Century to the Twentieth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226457635
eISBN:
9780226627878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627878.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the literary and cultural dimensions of Ibn Tibbon’s translation, the first Hebrew translation (1204; rev. 1213) of Maimonides’ Guide, in particular its use of biblical and ... More


The Quest for a National Gazetteer

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the United States, new or replacement names for physical features cannot get into the system without approval by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Because toponyms are potentially controversial, ... More


All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Valentina Izmirlieva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book began its journey with two texts and two conjectures. The texts were chosen to represent two alternative models for listing the names of God: an open-ended list and a closed series of ... More


Back to the Sources

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There are only a few books in Christian culture that rival—in scope or impact—the fabulous career of the Greek works in theology attributed to St. Dionysius the Areopagite. These works, which have ... More


Theory and Practice

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

There is one crucial difference between The Divine Names of Dionysius the Areopagite and almost all previous Christian discourses on the naming of God: it is not a polemic work. In accordance with ... More


Spectators or Players? Participation in ICANN by the “Rest of the World”

Milton Mueller and Jisuk Woo

in Governing Global Electronic Networks: International Perspectives on Policy and Power

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042512
eISBN:
9780262271936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042512.003.0385
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Established in 1998, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a private corporation that illustrates how the Internet and electronic commerce are giving rise to new forms of ... More


Crossing borders: Northumberland bodies unbound

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Through examination of codicology and editorial procedure Chapter Two shows how The Canterbury Interlude and The Tale of Beryn (companion texts found two thirds of the way through MS Northumberland ... More


‘Wrinkled deep in time’: Emily and Arcite in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Helen Barr

in Transporting Chaucer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719091490
eISBN:
9781781707319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091490.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter Four shows how Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream unfolds a wrinkle in time that discloses the memorial presence of Emily and Arcite from The Knight’s Tale and Two Noble Kinsmen. Emily ... More


War Names in the Arab–Israeli Conflict: A Comparative Study

Muhammad Amara

in Language, Politics and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421539
eISBN:
9781474444781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421539.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This article, written by Muhammad Amara, analyses the names given to the different wars – from 1948 hitherto – on both the Israeli and Arab sides. Amara surveys and analyses the names given to six ... More


Naming and Mapping

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the issue of naming and mapping various cartographic insults, some of which got onto the area's government topographic map due to the area's past and some pleasant surprises. ... More


Purging Pejoratives

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the conflicts and conundrums that arise in removing objectionable names from maps. To address the extent of the problem of objectionable names, the author compiled a list of ... More


Going Native

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents the various controversies related to the restoring of native names. Changing the names of Devils Tower in Wyoming will not be easy as Plains American-Indian tribes have ... More


Your Toponym or Mine?

in From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Names with an unfamiliar pronunciation or spelling typically require some form of conversion. A quick fix for local names with difficult pronunciations, translation often replaces exotically ... More


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