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The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The unusually high regard with which Saint Francis of Assisi is held has served to insulate him from any real criticism of the kind of sanctity that he embodied: a sanctity based, first and foremost, ... More


Participation and Exclusion

Andy Rotman

in Thus I Have Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366150
eISBN:
9780199867882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366150.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 4 considers prasāda as praxis, and how beggars, gods, kings and monks engage with it, try to engage with it, or ignore it. A close reading of the four parts of the Nagarāvalambikā-avadāna, is ... More


Chapter Five Writing and Arranging Companion: Credited and Uncredited Collaborations

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts with the January 1943 appearance of the Ellington orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Ellington composed a work of symphonic dimensions, Black, Brown and Beige. Strayhorn’s contributions ... More


Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

Ciarán McCabe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941572
eISBN:
9781789629002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941572.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Beggars and begging were ubiquitous features of pre-Famine Irish society, yet have gone largely unexamined by historians. Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland explores at length for ... More


Introduction

Richard Finn Op

in Almsgiving in the Later Roman Empire: Christian Promotion and Practice 313-450

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283606
eISBN:
9780191712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283606.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter sets the scene by describing first the urban churches of the late empire, their likely size, income and other wealth, and geographical spread. It examines the diverse forms ... More


The Life and Times of a Pilgrim City

James G. Lochtefeld

in God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386141
eISBN:
9780199866380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386141.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 examines economic patterns, particularly how religious goods and services are integral to Hardwar’s highly seasonal economy. The busy season is April–October, when it serves as the gateway ... More


Poverty and the Gendering of Empathy

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores women's experience of poverty in religious tradition and social history and the effect of women's poverty on children's health and development. The chapter begins by ... More


Situations IrrÉguliÈres: The Comings and Goings of Ordinary People

John Merriman

in Police Stories: Building the French State, 1815-1851

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195072532
eISBN:
9780199867790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072532.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the policing of those considered “outsiders”, as police monitored the comings and goings of ordinary people in French cities and towns. These included beggars and vagabonds, ... More


Beggars or Refugees?

Janet Y. Chen

in Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows the fortunes of occupied Beijing and the “solitary island” of Shanghai, against the backdrop of a broader national crisis. Here, the outbreak of World War II in China in July ... More


The Annals of the Poor

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter returns the focus to Burns at his most conventionally pastoral in poems dedicated to representing the ‘annals of the poor’. After an opening section discussing representations of cottage ... More


The Understanding and Nature of Crime

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Men of the Enlightenment used commonsense definitions of crime and criminality in their encyclopaedias, but at the same time, beggars and vagrants — those who, it was believed, were essentially idle ... More


Crime and Police in Revolution and War

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars fostered banditry and smuggling across Europe and the fears of beggars, vagrants, and the idle persisted. In France the police institutions were revised and ... More


Returning to the Ruined Cottage

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the ‘return’ motif as a means of organising related ideas of place, time, and identity. It opens with a return to ‘Tintern Abbey’, in which the poet's revisiting hints at the ... More


Variations: Elsewhere

Clive Emsley

in Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207986
eISBN:
9780191677878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207986.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares and contrasts developments in Europe. It discusses the various elements which helped foster the origin of and developments ... More


‘All besides the Rail, rangʼd Beggars lie’: Trivia and the Public Poverty of Early Eighteenth-Century London

Tim Hitchcock

in Walking the Streets of Eighteenth-Century London: John Gay's Trivia (1716)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199280728
eISBN:
9780191700149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280728.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter graphically describes beggars and the urban poor through a web of complex stories about their lives. In John Gay's poem Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London, London is ... More


Hussars, Brigands, and Others: Policing Rural Europe before Napoleon

Clive Emsley

in Gendarmes and the State in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207986
eISBN:
9780191677878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207986.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the role of hussars in suppressing brigands, vagrants, beggars, and criminals in Europe. From the middle of the 18th ... More


Becoming a Welfare Client

David F. Crew

in Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053111
eISBN:
9780199854479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the types of people who tried to get assistance from local welfare systems. These were people of every type, every class, and every gender. Occupational status or social ... More


A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume I: 1567-1784

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199557097
eISBN:
9780191719875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557097.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Lexicography

This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation of English cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives insights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and ... More


The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Zina Weygand

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The integration of the blind into society has always meant taking on prejudices and inaccurate representations. This anthropological and cultural history introduces us to both real and imaginary ... More


Cross-Cultural Nostoi: Wilson Harris’s The Mask of the Beggar

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Harris’s novel The Mask of the Beggar appropriates and reinterprets Homer’s Odyssey. This chapter engages with Harris’s underlying philosophy developed throughout his long literary career, paying ... More


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