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C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Wesley A. Kort

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143423
eISBN:
9780199834389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The argument of this book is that a primary goal in the work of C. S. Lewis is to articulate a Christian worldview. Lewis based this project on his positive view of culture, nature, and human ... More


Postscript

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This brief postscript ends the monograph by recalling the Hubert Butler Centenary Celebration held in October 2000 at Kilkenny Castle. The gathering brought together a wide range of Butler's ... More


History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Holger Hoock (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264065
eISBN:
9780191734496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This volume explores the commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death over the past two centuries. It includes the celebrations of 2005, which saw hundreds of official, ... More


 Language Wars and Other Wars

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the “language war”—the effort to establish Hebrew as the language of instruction in Haifa's Technion and its high school—as a defining struggle for the Yishuv's national ... More


Noncalendrical Festivals: Life Cycles and Power

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses noncalendrical celebrations, that is, those high moments in the life cycle—birth, coming of age, coronation, marriage, and death—and the celebratory, almost ritualized, aspects ... More


The Wittenberg Festivals

Barry Stephenson

in Performing the Reformation: Religious Festivals in Contemporary Wittenberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732753
eISBN:
9780199777310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732753.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Each year, the town of Wittenberg hosts two Luther-themed festivals: Reformation Day and Luther’s Wedding. This chapter provides an introduction to the content and nature of the festivals and ... More


 The Uganda Affair: Soils for National Culture

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the impact of the “Uganda proposal” on Zionist cultural activity in Palestine. The small Zionist Yishuv (prestate community) was deeply divided between supporters and opponents ... More


 New Immigrants, Rival Vanguards

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores competing definitions of “native” Hebrew identity claimed by two distinct social groups: a native generation that had been raised in the Zionist colonies and neighborhoods of ... More


 “The Jew Has Died and the Hebrew Has Been Born”: Making and Locating Cultural Traditions

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.00010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As the Yishuv grew demographically, the distinctive national culture that emerged necessitated a renegotiation of national centers and peripheries. Zionism's geographical rearrangement of Jewish life ... More


Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Richard J. Davidson and Anne Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book examines how Western behavioral science — which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature — holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist ... More


From Eulogy to Biography: The French Academic Eloge

Peter France

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on academic eulogy, a component of biography that urges to celebrate. It also examines how biography developed in the eulogies of the various French academies. Epideictic ... More


Regulations, Reforms, and Controversies

D. R. M. Irving

in Colonial Counterpoint: Music in Early Modern Manila

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195378269
eISBN:
9780199864614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378269.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines six areas of musical performance that were governed or influenced by ecclesiastical decrees or governmental legislation: Asian musics, vernacular‐language vocal music in sacred ... More


Festivals in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain: An Introduction

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of festivals in late medieval and early modern Spain. Whether meant to impress and lord over neighbors, friends, or foes, or to promote and enhance ... More


Conclusion

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This concluding chapter examines the purpose of festivities. In the case of many celebrations, although they were always filled with social meanings and enacted with specific ideological purposes, it ... More


Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

John Miller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In this period party conflict, exacerbated by religious divisions, became a normal part of English life. It affected elections, parliamentary and municipal, and distorted civic celebrations, which ... More


Introduction: The British Academy Centenary Lectures

John Morrill

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter explains the theme of the volume, which is the lectures delivered as part of the centenary celebration of the British Academy. It discusses the creation of the Academy in ... More


A Hundred Years of Studying Politics: What have we got to show for it?

Brian Barry

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the study of the history of politics. It describes the kind of knowledge that the study of politics produces and argues that there exists useful ... More


What is History Now?

David Cannadine

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the evolution of historical writing in Great Britain. It discusses the unchanging essentials and criticisms that constantly characterised disagreements ... More


The Adventures of the Optic Nerve

John Elderfield

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the role of visual medium in art-historical study. It addresses the relationship of art history to the existential acts of painting and looking at ... More


Geographical Knowledges/Political Powers

David Harvey

in The Promotion of Knowledge: Lectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263129
eISBN:
9780191734861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on the role of geographical knowledges and political powers in the processes of social and ecological change. It explains the use of the plural knowledges ... More


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