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 The Yogi and the Commissar: Missions and the Colonial Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter discusses the triumph of the antislavery movement and the beginning of colonial rule, with missions playing an ambivalent role. Protestant pietist missions undermined colonial rule by ... More


The English Langue in Rhodes, Italy, and Malta, c.1460–1540

GREGORY O’MALLEY

in The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.003.08
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes the Hospital's Mediterranean central convent, its administrative structures and personnel, and its government and defence of the Dodecanese and, later, Malta. The travel of ... More


Hypostases of Helen

Lowell Edmunds

in Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter reexamines the evidence for two cults of Helen, as part of a discussion into the origins of Helen and her myth outside of her narrative. Some scholars have posited that Helen, before ... More


A Larger Syntax

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1882 ordination of Abby's son Christopher Rhodes Eliot (1856‐1945) in the Boston suburb of Dorchester brings the story back to the east, and eight years later, his marriage to Mary Jackson May ... More


A Baleful Birth in Babylon: The Significance of the Prodigy in the Liber de Morte—An Investigation of Genre

Elizabeth Baynham

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

One of the more intriguing documents in the extant corpus of ancient literature on Alexander the Great of Macedon and his death is Liber de Morte, a fictitious account of his last days and will, ... More


The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Gregory O'Malley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines the English-speaking branch, or langue, of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, a military order devoted to the care of the sick and defence of the Latin East and based ... More


South Africa

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

There was a history of tension between the British colonies along the coast of South Africa at the Cape and in Natal, as well as in the inland Dutch republics of the Transvaal and the Orange Free ... More


Introduction

GREGORY O’MALLEY

in The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.003.01
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter offers a short history of the Hospital of St John from its foundation in the 11th century to the siege of Malta in 1565, looking at its organisation, its Hospitaller and ... More


The Hospital and the English Crown, 1509–1540

GREGORY O’MALLEY

in The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253791
eISBN:
9780191719820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.003.06
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter analyses the changing relationship between the Hospital and Henry VIII and his ministers. It is stated that this was generally positive until the fall of Rhodes in 1522, although the ... More


The young politician

Douglas M. MacDowell

in Demosthenes the Orator

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199287192
eISBN:
9780191713552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287192.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Demosthenes' political speeches of the years 353-348 BC. In For the Megalopolitans, he argues that it is not only advantageous to Athens but also morally right to support ... More


Rhodes between Rome and Perseus

Sviatoslav Dmitriev

in The Greek Slogan of Freedom and Early Roman Politics in Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195375183
eISBN:
9780199896721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375183.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 8 argues against the traditional vision of the stance held by Rhodes in the Third Macedonian war as being simply pro- or anti-Roman. The famous Rhodian attempt to mediate in the war between ... More


The Development of Naval Siege Warfare

William M. Murray

in The Age of Titans: The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195388640
eISBN:
9780199932405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388640.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

The composition of the traditional trireme navy underwent profound changes during the 4th century as a result of the introduction of naval siege warfare. Although 5th and 4th century fleets were ... More


Colonialism Demystified: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Laura Chrisman

in Rereading the Imperial Romance: British Imperialism and South African Resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122999
eISBN:
9780191671593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122999.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Henry Rider Haggard's legitimation of mineral wealth acquisition relies on the ‘bread/gold’ opposition which he appropriates from Olive Schreiner's Story of an African Farm. Schreiner's 1897 novella ... More


Sieges and Salvation: Heroic Defences at Rhodes and Belgrade and The Sege of Melayne

Malcolm Hebron

in The Medieval Siege: Theme and Image in Middle English Romance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186205
eISBN:
9780191674440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186205.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers texts that describe the sieges of Rhodes in 1444 and 1480, of Belgrade in 1456, and the siege of Milan in the late English romance The Sege of Melayne. The texts indicate some ... More


Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Richard Symonds

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Cecil Rhodes observed that, wherever he went in the Empire, he found Oxford men on top. This book examines how and why Oxford dominated Imperial policy and administration through its network of ... More


Interrogation Methods and the Eighth Amendment

Amos N. Guiora

in Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195340310
eISBN:
9780199867226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340310.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Although addressing the Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment can seem out of place in a discussion of interrogation, there is an important relationship ... More


The smaller picture: mini island networks

Christy Constantakopoulou

in The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215959
eISBN:
9780191706868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Interaction was a prominent feature of the Aegean insular geography. This is mostly visible in the examination of interaction between neighbouring islands. Ferrying or cabotage, or its ancient ... More


Beyond insularity: islands and their peraiai

Christy Constantakopoulou

in The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire, and the Aegean World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215959
eISBN:
9780191706868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215959.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The primacy of the island world can be established by an examination of the phenomenon of peraiai, that is, the control of pieces of land on the mainland by island poleis. Peraiai is only one side of ... More


Rhodes and the Imperial Athens

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of Cecil Rhodes in the improvement of the University of Oxford. It discusses Rhodes entering Oxford, his career highlights, and his bequests to the university. It ... More


Conclusions

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the influence of the University of Oxford on the British Empire and the influence of the Empire on Oxford between the middle of the ... More


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