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The Growth of State Control. Practices of War, 1300–1800: Ransom and Booty

Philippe Contamine

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the growth of state control and the war practices of ransom and booty in Europe during the period from 1300 to 1800, focusing on the case of France. It describes the evolution ... More


Creating Assyria in Its Own Image

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter proposes that practicing a consistent style, distinct from the varied stylistic practices of the Levant, helped to bolster Assyrian state consolidation as a community of culturally ... More


What Is at Stake: Rewards versus Booty and Incentives

Paul Woodruff

in The Ajax Dilemma: Justice, Fairness, and Rewards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768615
eISBN:
9780190267582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter distinguishes between booty, incentive, and reward, and discusses their relevance to the case of Ajax. Booty is a share of a community's profits; its opposite is a share of the losses. ... More


Military First Offerings

Theodora Suk Fong Jim

in Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198706823
eISBN:
9780191778506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706823.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

While private individuals might present aparchai and dekatai to the gods on a great variety of occasions, military victory was the most common occasion when Greek cities would bring these offerings. ... More


More than Sass or Silence: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Ruth Nicole Brown

in Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037979
eISBN:
9780252095245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037979.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a soundtrack of Black girls' expressive culture as ethnographically documented in SOLHOT in the form of original music. To think through the more dominant categorizations of how ... More


About Face, or, What Is This “Back” in B(l)ack Popular Culture?

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter historicizes and theorizes the sexual and commodity fetishization of the black female body/booty in multiple historical and contemporary “scientific,” economic, and cultural venues and ... More


Indemnities and Booty

Philip Kay

in Rome's Economic Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681549
eISBN:
9780191765018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681549.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

From the beginning of the second century bc, vast quantities of bullion came to Rome in the form of war booty and indemnities from most of its defeated enemies, notably Carthage, Macedonia, and ... More


A Genre and its Uses

Patrick Kragelund

in Roman Historical Drama: The Octavia In Antiquity and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718291
eISBN:
9780191787614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718291.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter develops ancient and, above all, modern definitions of the praetextae and argues for an inclusive—since women, without imperium, also featured as protagonists!—aetiological definition ... More


Disputation

Ralph Keyes

in The Hidden History of Coined Words

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190466763
eISBN:
9780197573921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190466763.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Those who have coined a word that others use, or think they have, are seldom shy about making that claim. Competing assertions are therefore common. Terms with multiple claims of coinage include ... More


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