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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


War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643205
eISBN:
9781469643229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643205.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Material objects lie at the crux of understanding individual and social relationships throughout history, and the Civil War generation is no exception. Before, during, and after the war, Americans ... More


From Ascalon to Cairo: The Duplication of Sacred Space

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/9781474460965.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Following the conquest of Ascalon by the Crusaders in 1153, al-Husayn's head was transferred to Cairo and interred by the tombs of the Fatimid imam-caliphs. Its shrine became a major sacred venue for ... More


Introduction: The Idea of the Thing

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/9781469643205.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Most historians of the Civil War era have neglected material culture studies, but the field has a great deal to offer to scholars. Numerous relics survive from the time period, and they can be found ... More


A heavenly aura: Confucian modes of relic veneration

Julia K. Murray

in British Academy Lectures 2013-14

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780197265864
eISBN:
9780191772016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265864.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Although concepts and practices related to the veneration of relics are usually identified with Buddhism in China, this article will suggest that they are also relevant to Confucius (551-479 BC) and ... More


Nāgas and Relics

Kristin Scheible

in Reading the Mahāvamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171380
eISBN:
9780231542609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171380.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Surveys the moral world illumined by this particular reading of the Mahāvaṃsa, and the role of the especially salient character of the nāgas in that world. This chapter argues that the nāgas drive ... More


Sacred Relics: Pieces of the Past in Nineteenth-Century America

Teresa Barnett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226059600
eISBN:
9780226059747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226059747.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines the range of things from the past that nineteenth-century Americans called relics—the objects and part objects that were collected solely because they had been associated with a ... More


Here Is My Name When I Am Dead

Rachel McBride Lindsey

in A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633725
eISBN:
9781469633732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633725.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores death and mourning pictures within a shifting memorial culture that was rooted in historical modes of representation and theologies of redemption. Over the course of the ... 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


Transitions, Continuities, and the Struggle for Monastic Lordship

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/9781501715945.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the period around 900 to argue that, below a surface of change brought about by wars, invasions, and local upheavals, a more significant process of transformation was unfolding, ... More


Thérèse of Lisieux

Alana Harris

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the little known part played by British Catholics in the development of worldwide devotion to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux after her death. Focusing on the pivotal part played by ... More


A Cognition Transformed

Paul Gifford

in The Plight of Western Religion: The Eclipse of the Other-Worldly

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190095871
eISBN:
9780190099602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095871.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the transformation of cognition in the West. By sketching the example of Christian belief in the Christendom of the Middle Ages, this chapter shows that the natural, immediate and ... More


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