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Elizabeth Bowen: The Enforced Return

Neil Corcoran

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198186908
eISBN:
9780191719011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186908.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a critical account of Elizabeth Bowen, a significant 20th-century Irish writer still too little known and appreciated. It considers her novels, short stories, essays, and family ... More


Rudd v. Rudd, 1720–1730

Lawrence Stone

in Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England 1660–1753

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202530
eISBN:
9780191675386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202530.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a case study on valid clandestine marriage in England, focusing on the court case Rudd v. Rudd which was filed in 1720. This can involved the sixteen-year-old baronet Sir John ... More


The Art of Love: Bimillennial Essays on Ovid's Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris

Steven Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199277773
eISBN:
9780191708138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277773.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This collection of essays on Ovid's corpus of erotodidactic poetry from an international contingent of Ovidian scholars finds its origins in a major conference held at the University of Manchester in ... More


Letting Down Her Hair or Cutting It Off: The Ritual Trial of a Woman Accused of Adultery and the Transformation of the Female “Other”

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores two rituals patterns involving women and hair. One is a ceremony prescribed for a married woman accused of adultery by her husband in the absence of witnesses or other tangible ... More


 Failed Fathers: Personal Indulgence, Public Woe: Pattern 8

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

At the height of Israel's monarchal and communal glory, King David soon gives way to indulgences both physical and familial. He yields to the lure of another man's wife, and covers up his adultery by ... More


Underintimacy

Donald Black

in Moral Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199737147
eISBN:
9780199944002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737147.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Reducing contact with someone else is underinvolvement, and reducing the openness of one's own life to someone else is underexposure. Underinvolvement might be anything from a failure to converse to ... More


Juvenal and the Delatores

J. G. F. Powell

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter enquires into the objects of attack in Juvenal's second satire — traditionally called ‘philosophers’, ‘moralists’, or ‘hypocrites’ — and identifies them as élite Romans who prosecuted in ... More


Ovid, Amores 3: The Book

G. O. Hutchinson

in Talking Books: Readings in Hellenistic and Roman Books of Poetry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199279418
eISBN:
9780191707322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279418.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The structure of Amores 3 has been obscured by the whole series Amores 1-3, and the relation to Ovid's coming works. The structure rests on genre. The frame (poems 1 and 15) shows the poet-narrator ... More


The Lex lulia de Adulteriis Coercendis

Thomas A. J. McGinn

in Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161328
eISBN:
9780199789344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161328.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the ancient Roman law lex Iulia de adulteriis coercendis, a companion statute to the lex Iulia de maritandis ordinibus that was brought before the concilium plebes by Augustus ... More


Emperors, Jurists, and the Lex lulia de Adulteriis Coercendis

Thomas A. J. McGinn

in Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161328
eISBN:
9780199789344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161328.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the ancient Roman law lex Iulia de adulteriis coercendis, with emphasis on imperial law generated by emperor and Senate and the law of the jurists. The juristic definition of ... More


The Pointing Finger: Ascriptions of Blame in the Debate over Adultery

DIANA JEATER

in Marriage, Perversion, and Power: The Construction of Moral Discourse in Southern Rhodesia 1894-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203797
eISBN:
9780191675980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203797.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the issue and debate of adultery within the African communities. The victory of the African lobby campaign for the criminalization of adultery seemed to provide evidence of an ... More


Husbands and Wives in Marital Romance: The Trials of Male Adultery, Bigamy, and Repudiation

Rosalind Brown‐Grant

in French Romance of the Later Middle Ages: Gender, Morality, and Desire

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554140
eISBN:
9780191721069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554140.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the representation of the spouses in marital romances, with particular emphasis on how the figure of the husband is brought centre-stage in contrast to earlier romance where he ... More


De Bono Coniugali: The Good of Marriage

P. G. Walsh

in De bono coniugali and De sancta virginitate

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269953
eISBN:
9780191601132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269951.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Marriage is the natural institution of society established for companionship and for the continuation of the human race. It must be lifelong, and the partners must show total fidelity to each other. ... More


The Dangers of Corporeal Passion

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Ignorant people do not understand that the human body is neither a source of pleasure nor of pride. The Buddhist monks’ condemnation of sex develops an old misogynist theme of women's bodies as the ... More


Fractured Families: The Perils and Possibilities of Atlantic Distance

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides general background for the many reasons families experienced Atlantic distance in the 18th century, including the increased importance of the colonies, economic growth, ... More


The Old Husband and the Young Wife: Scandal, Feeling, and Distance

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter investigates a scandal in a family, examining why a cuckolded ‘old husband,’ a rich West Indian planter, was willing to offer forgiveness to his adulterous wife (who had slept with her ... More


Introduction: Loose Texts, Loose Women

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introductory chapter provides a background of the pericope adulterae—the episode involving Jesus and a woman caught in adultery. The pericope adulterae boasts a long, complex history of ... More


Was the Pericope Adulterae Suppressed?: Part II: Adulteresses and their Opposites

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

in To Cast the First Stone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter addresses the possibility that the pericope adulterae was deleted rather than interpolated. Contemporary scholars have often suggested that the unusual history of the pericope adulterae ... More


To Cast the First Stone

Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691169880
eISBN:
9780691184463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169880.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The story of the woman taken in adultery features a dramatic confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over whether the adulteress should be stoned as the law commands. In response, Jesus ... More


Puritans and Sex

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Puritan reformers had long called for the strict punishment of sexual immorality, but many cotemporaries and modern scholars have dismissed the notorious 1650 Adultery Act as wholly ineffective. This ... More


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