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Gascoigne's Prick

Catherine Bates

in Masculinity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657117
eISBN:
9780191752346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657117.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter begins with Gascoigne’s most famous poem, “Woodmanship”, in which a lifetime of misdirected actions comes to be embodied by the metaphor of shooting “awry”. In a culture where hitting ... More


‘Vain, stupid, profane games’: Medieval attitudes to the playing of sports on the Sabbath and other holy days

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil’s Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the role of traditional revelry in medieval England and attitudes to the observance of Sunday, which was an obligatory feast day. It shows how, although some moralists condemned ... More


The impact of the break with Rome

Alistair Dougall

in The Devil’s Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898560
eISBN:
9781781385067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898560.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers the impact of the English Reformation and how, due to the unstable religious environment and fears of social unrest, the crown sought to suppress traditional pastimes. It shows ... More


Paradigms for Odysseus

Maureen Alden

in Para-Narratives in the Odyssey: Stories in the Frame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199291069
eISBN:
9780191746963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199291069.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The poem compares Odysseus with Heracles through shared epithets and exploits (including catabasis and archery), but the Heracles paradigm is discredited by Heracles’ murder of his guest-friend ... More


On the Minds of Bow Hunters

Marlize Lombard

in Squeezing Minds From Stones: Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Bow-and-arrow technology is arguably one of the key inventions in the human story. This chapter explores how some of the associated techno-behaviors helped shape the human mind, contributing to ... More


The Confucian Dào: Mastery as the Fruit of Shared Practices

Aaron Stalnaker

in Mastery, Dependence, and the Ethics of Authority

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190052300
eISBN:
9780190052331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052300.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores Confucian practices, including archery, ritual, music, and poetry. It argues that the early Confucian Dào should be understood as a practice-centered tradition that shapes human ... More


Graves on War and the Late Antique: Count Belisarius and his World

Jon Coulston

in Robert Graves and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738053
eISBN:
9780191801594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Graves’s interest in the late antique world of the general Belisarius, subject of his novel Count Belisarius. It evaluates Graves’s use of literary sources, principally the ... More


The History of Ekalavya 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0039
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the lower castes in India by citing the story of Ekalavya, the earliest version of which comes from the Mahabharata. The Ekalavya story is not only about feats of archery but ... More


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