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The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

For over two millennia, western cultural development—and particularly the western geographic imagination—has been shaped by the myth of the ten lost tribes of Israel. From biblical times to this ... More


Conclusion: History and Paradox

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter describes the paradoxes at the core of Maistrian thought, with the aim of gathering together the various strands of his historical philosophy and tracing its prosperity and ... More


A Snail’s Eye

Tom Conley

in An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter examines the haptic eye of the snail described on Francesco Colonna’s novel Songe de Poliphile. The chapter outlines two guiding lines of discussion which underlie the ... More


The social context of the Baroque period: the beginnings of modernity

Richard Viladesau

in The Pathos of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts-The Baroque Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352685
eISBN:
9780199352708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352685.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Baroque period marked the beginnings of “modernity” in Western culture. This chapter delineates the general background for the discussion of the cross in Baroque theology and art: the scientific ... More


Civilizing the Other: Colonial Origins of International Law

Natsu Taylor Saito

in Meeting the Enemy: American Exceptionalism and International Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814798362
eISBN:
9780814786512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814798362.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the emergence of contemporary international law in the context of the Crusades. More specifically, it considers the notion of civilizing the infidel Other and how it provided ... More


Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Heather Dalton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book centres on Roger Barlow: merchant, explorer, ally of Sebastian Cabot, supporter of Thomas Cromwell’s vision for Wales, proponent of expanding English trading routes, and the first ... More


Epilogue: Gardens of Eden

Karen Polinger Foster

in Strange and Wonderful: Exotic Flora and Fauna in Image and Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190672539
eISBN:
9780190672560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672539.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This epilogue discusses the concept of Eden. In the absence of any consensus on where Eden is, interim Edens were created, from the circumscribed gardens in medieval abbey cloisters to the ambitious ... More


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