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 The Enshrining of the Relics

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, focusing on the seven relics that were not scattered into smaller pieces: the four Tooth Relics, the two Collar Bone Relics, ... More


 The Commencement of the Relic Shrine

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, focusing on Duṭugämuṇu's plan to build a large monastic residence for the Sangha and the Relic Shrine of Golden Garlands (Pāli: ... More


 The Relic Deposit

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, describing the deposit of the relics in the Relic Shrine of Golden Garlands. The fantastic miracles displayed by the relics and ... More


From Karbala to Damascus: A Relic with Multiple Shrines

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents several accounts of the martyrdom of al-Husayn at Karbala, and the vicissitudes of his severed head. It also lists the sites that commemorate the voyage of this relic to Umayyad ... More


The Relics/SARIRA: Worship and Fundraising with the Relic Tour

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the religious phenomenon of relic veneration in Tibetan Buddhism, and how that tradition has been harnessed by FPMT’s global Relic Tour. The Relic Tour, which travelled ... More


A Second Look at Myth, History, and Monument

Mary M. Schaefer

in Women in Pastoral Office: The Story of Santa Prassede, Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977628
eISBN:
9780199369935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977628.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

3–5 sentences, or around 120 words and no more than 200 words Chapter six systematizes the content of chapter one, summarizing gender relationships and analyzing structural changes ... More


Relics from Two Wars: Revolutionary Artifacts in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin (ed.)

in War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Before 1861, white Southerners cherished many artifacts from the Revolutionary War. The region was filled with family mementos, household relics, and military objects dating from the Revolution, as ... More


The Liberator’s Sword: The Most Precious Relic of the Bolivarian Revolution

Alejandro E. Gómez Pernia

in Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062624
eISBN:
9780813051734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062624.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Alejandro Gomez Pernia analyzes the ways through which the swords of Simón Bolívar emerged as symbols of national and regional identity in the Venezuelan political imagination since the late ... More


Illness, death and beyond: the body as witness

Laurence Lux-Sterritt

in English Benedictine Nuns in Exile in the Seventeenth Century: Living Spirituality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110022
eISBN:
9781526124227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110022.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Illness and death were an important part of monastic life in the seventeenth century; healthy nuns cared for their sick and dying Sisters every day. Their chronicles and obituaries emphasize the ... More


New Beginnings

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/9781501715945.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter reviews the evidence for simultaneous processes of expansion and contraction in women's monasticism around the year 1000. It investigates, in order, the mechanisms and outcomes of a ... More


Patronage Government (1953–63)

Aijaz Ashraf Wani

in What Happened to Governance in Kashmir?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199487608
eISBN:
9780199097166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487608.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The aggressive campaign by Praja Parishad in Jammu and Buddhist groups of Ladakh, assisted by Hindu nationalist forces in Delhi, deeply disillusioned Sheikh Abdullah. The nature of the revolt clashed ... More


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