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Torah in the Mouth: Writing and Oral Tradition in Palestinian Judaism, 200 BCE - 400 CE

Martin S. Jaffee

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140675
eISBN:
9780199834334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140672.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book is a study of the relationship of oral tradition to written sources among different Jewish groups that thrived in Palestine from the later Second Temple period into Late Antiquity. Its main ... More


Advice on the Six Lamps

Christopher Hatchell

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history of the Bön Great Perfection group known as the Oral Tradition from Zhang Zhung, and provides background for their visionary text Advice on the Six Lamps.


Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Heather Maring

in Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Chapter 1 proposes that oral-traditional and literate features of a text do not correlate with a Germanic past and a Christian present. Instead, poets treat these modes of communication, ... More


Signs That Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse

Heather Maring

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054469
eISBN:
9780813053202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054469.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Signs That Sing argues that Anglo-Saxon poets wrote by drawing from a broad range of verbal resources: oral tradition, ecclesiastical literature, and Christian liturgy. Hybrid oral, written, and ... More


Behind the Accounts of First Encounter and the Tales of Oral Tradition: Reading Kanak-New Caledonian Texts as Palimpsest

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Pacific expeditions of Cook and D’Entrecasteaux, the Forsters and La Billardière encounter the Oceanian Other largely through the lens of European frames of perception, most notably the revival ... More


The Abandonment of Alofi Island (Western Polynesia) before Missionary Times: A Consequence of Early European Contact?

Christophe Sand

in Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054759
eISBN:
9780813053318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054759.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Although early contact in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries between Europeans and Pacific Islanders have been well documented from historical data, the possible local impacts on Oceanians have ... More


John Campbell (‘Am Baillidh Mor’), Chamberlain to the 7th and 8th Dukes of Argyll: Tradition and Social Memory

Robin K. Campbell

in The Land Agent: 1700-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438865
eISBN:
9781474449809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438865.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter highlights the power of oral tradition in perpetuating the villainous images of a Scottish land agent in nineteenth century Argyllshire, through the generations to the present day. It ... More


Istwa Across the Water: Haitian History, Memory, and the Cultural Imagination

Toni Pressley-Sanon

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813054407
eISBN:
9780813053141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054407.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Istwa across the Water draws on the historian and poet Kamau Brathwaite’s concept of tidalectics as cultural exchange that is patterned after the back and forth movement of the ocean’s waves, to ... More


Archaeologies of Listening Beginning Thoughts

Peter R. Schmidt and Alice B. Kehoe

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces the foundational principles of Archaeologies of Listening. It takes the reader back to the genesis of anthropological method as well as the debates that have influenced ... More


Songs of the Enlightenment Bard: Essay on “Homer und Ossian” 1794

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Herder turned to the imaginary Scottish bard, Ossian, again at the end of his life, this time comparing him directly to Homer. In Chapter 5 Herder admits clearly that he recognizes that Ossian was ... More


Advice on the Six Lamps

Christopher Hatchell

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides full English translations of the Bön Great Perfection texts Advice on the Six Lamps, and Drugyalwa’s commentary to this text. The text discusses how a luminous awareness, ... More


Sacred Books in a Digital Age: A Cross-Cultural Look from the Heart of Asia to South America

Hildegard Diemberger and Stephen Hugh-Jones

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The use of digital technologies in reproducing texts has profoundly transformed attitudes towards books and to the production and format of literary texts. While it is often assumed that digitization ... More


Historiography, Sources and Epistemology

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

Apart from a discussion of the voluminous historiography (due in part to the fascination with the reputedly despotic and tyrannical Dahomey), this chapter addresses the central problem of the ... More


The End and the Beginning of Hebrew

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter concludes the discussion of Hebrew as a living language in the land. The social history of classical Hebrew comes to an end in about 200 CE after the two Jewish revolts. The revolts ... More


Listening and Waiting, Excavating Later

Peter R. Schmidt

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Careful listening to oral traditions, a significant part of Tanzanian Haya heritage, for nearly a year led to an ancient shrine where Haya elders encouraged excavations. This was early participatory ... More


Commentary on the Intended Meaning of the Six Lamps

Christopher Hatchell and Drugom Gyalwa Yungdrung

in Naked Seeing: The Great Perfection, the Wheel of Time, and Visionary Buddhism in Renaissance Tibet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982905
eISBN:
9780199369980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982905.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides full English translations of the Bön Great Perfection texts Advice on the Six Lamps, and Drugyalwa’s commentary to this text. The text discusses how a luminous awareness, ... More


Unwritten Rome

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter traces the use of writing at Rome, and demonstrates that what little documentary evidence there was in early Rome – archaic inscriptions, the Twelve Tables law code, etc – ... More


Cross-cultural Readings of ‘Le Maître de Koné’ [The Master of Koné]: Intertextuality as Hybridity

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Kanak texts of oral tradition, borrowed, appropriated or reconfigured, have significantly marked New Caledonian literatures. Such inter-textual encounters are traced out in a study of the many ... More


Belisarius in the Shadow Theatre: The Private Calvary of a Legendary General

Anna Stavrakopoulou

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/9781474403795.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The favourite character of the Greek shadow puppeteer, Vassilaros (1899–1979), one of the most productive and best-known artists of his generation, was the sixth century Byzantine general Belisarius ... More


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