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St. Francis and His Audience

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195158083
eISBN:
9780199834877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195158083.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Francis was the son of a prominent cloth merchant and as such his early life was spent immersed in burgher culture. When he decided to renounce his place in society and live a life of voluntary ... More


Holland's Pyramid of Credit

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

As Holland's “common means” became the chief revenue of the confederate provinces, the Lords States managed to fend off efforts, by Orange and then by Leicester, to impose centralized control on ... More


Lay Suffering and Solace

Ronald K. Rittgers

in The Reformation of Suffering: Pastoral Theology and Lay Piety in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795086
eISBN:
9780199950171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795086.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter surveys recent literature on lay religiosity in the early modern period, noting how it emphasizes resistance to these attempts, especially in the countryside. The chapter confirms that ... More


The Law on Royal Towns and the Constitution of 3 May 1791

Richard Butterwick

in The Polish Revolution and the Catholic Church, 1788–1792: A Political History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199250332
eISBN:
9780191730986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250332.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During the negotiation of the new constitution between the king, Ignacy Potocki, Hugo Kołłątaj and others, the sejm was kept busy by the questions of sejmiks and a reform of procedure. The sejm ... More


The Solomon bar Simson Chronicle: The Trier and Cologne Units

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a third and final discussion on the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle, in which it analyzes the objectives and characteristics of two independent units: the reports on events in ... More


Protestant Dissent in Scotland

Stewart J. Brown

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume II: The Long Eighteenth Century c. 1689-c. 1828

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198702245
eISBN:
9780191838910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702245.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The revolution of 1688–9 brought the re-establishment of a Presbyterianism within the national Church of Scotland, after a period of Episcopacy. The decline in state interest in enforcing religious ... More


Portraits as Moments and Memory

Cathy Curtis

in A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

While emphasizing a sympathetic view of her sitters’ individuality, Elaine often revealed personality-shaping forces of turmoil and discontent. Her subjects included Bill, Harold Rosenberg, Thomas ... More


The Printed Page

Paul Luna and Martyn Ould

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

The chapter considers the visual character of the Press's books: their typography and layout; the use of illustration, especially in engraving; and the development of an ‘Oxford page’. The various ... More


The Failure of Protection

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the British proclamation, issued by Lord Roberts two days after the occupation of Bloemfontein in February 1900, which promised that those who “desist from any further hostility ... More


The Cartography of Culture Zones: Social Relations and the Conversion of Sonic Money

Jim Sykes

in The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter criticizes the “cartography of culture zones”—the standard way cultural history is described in Sri Lanka—which locates traditional cultures in ethnically defined, regionally based ... More


The Estates of Lower Austria

William D. Godsey

in The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198809395
eISBN:
9780191846793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809395.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the composition of the Estates and how admission to their ranks was regulated. It also considers relations among the four Estates. Membership in the Estates of prelates and ... More


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