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Calendrical Customs and Alternative Beliefs

Andrew R. Holmes

in The Shaping of Ulster Presbyterian Belief and Practice, 1770-1840

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199288656
eISBN:
9780191710759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288656.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes and assesses the various customs and beliefs in which Presbyterians indulged at springtime, Halloween, and Christmas. Presbyterians observed holidays because they marked the ... More


Hymns and Spells

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Indo-European hymns and spells. Topics covered include invocatory hymns, magic, charms, incantations, nine as a sacral number, herbs, maledictions, healing, and a combination ... More


Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies: The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe

Michael D. Bailey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451447
eISBN:
9780801467318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451447.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Superstitions are commonplace in the modern world. Mostly, however, they evoke innocuous images of people reading their horoscopes or avoiding black cats. Certain religious practices might also come ... More


Red Mask and White Mask: The Charm Offensive, Selective Coercion, and China’s Regional Diplomacy

Xiaoyu Pu

in Rebranding China: Contested Status Signaling in the Changing Global Order

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606838
eISBN:
9781503607866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606838.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes China’s competing images in regional diplomacy. China signaled a higher status as a regional leader through conspicuous giving in the Asian financial crisis, and China has ... More


The Comtesse De Boufflers

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Whether called ‘Divine Comtesse’ in affection, or ‘Idol of the Temple’ in derision, Madame de Boufflers was something of an enigma to everyone. That she was exceedingly attractive – if not beautiful ... More


Conclusion: Monarch in a Masquerade

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter gives a personal portrait of the man that was King Charles II. The description made in this chapter states that King Charles II became a legendary figure by his ability to endear himself ... More


The Pornographic, the Erotic, the Charming, and the Sublime

Alex Neill

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores a largely unremarked corner of Schopenhauer's aesthetic theory, his treatment of what he labels the ‘charming’, which might also be rendered as the ‘attractive’ or the ... More


Paper Charms, and Prayer Sheets as Adjuncts to Chinese Worship: (1953)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

There are few Chinese rites for which some kind of paper charm or prayer sheet is not necessary. Some of these papers are specific to a particular rite but many may be used in a general way to cover ... More


Mélisande's Charm and the Truth of Her Music

Jann Pasler

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande is often considered radically new. But whereas scholars have shown how this work should be understood in relation to Wagner or Symbolist theater, this chapter situates ... More


Simple Forms: Essays on Medieval English Popular Literature

Douglas Gray

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198706090
eISBN:
9780191810480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This is a study of the oral background to medieval English literature and of the ‘popular literature’ provided by the literate for the entertainment and instruction of the illiterate or the partly ... More


Crest of a Wave

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

On the crest of a wave, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart also contributed a new song, “Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow,” to June Days, a musicalized version of a frothy 1920 comedy called The Charm School. ... More


The counter-tradition and symbolic inversion

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes what may be termed a ‘counter-tradition’ to that which proposes an anti-Traveller discourse in Irish tradition. This counter-tradition manifests itself in a story entitled ... More


A Short History of the Big Band Musical

James Chapman

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One development in the world of jazz was the emergence of the big band sound, which was largely consumed by white audiences. This chapter looks at the big band musical's brief success between the ... More


An Ideology of Diversity, Eclecticism, and Pleasure

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the aesthetic pleasure that became linked to serious art music. It focuses on charm and pleasure, which led to a revival of interest in feminine values and new debates over what ... More


Capacities

James M. Jasper

in Getting Your Way: Strategic Dilemmas in the Real World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226394756
eISBN:
9780226394749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394749.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter investigates the kinds of human competencies and physical resources that are helpful in strategic interaction. It shows how the sense of mastery and confidence can be an important asset ... More


SUPERSTITIONS—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapters looks at the various written charms—such as certain passages from the Quran or the names of God—that were worn, engraved, or hung up, as well as the rituals to protect against disease, ... More


Serpent‐Charmers, and Performers of Legerdemain Tricks, &c.

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter opens with derwishes who made a living by charming snakes out of houses, and then moves on to the “Howah,” who performed tricks in the street for voluntary contributions—for example, ... More


Epilogue: Theater's Potent Art

Richard C. McCoy

in Faith in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945764
eISBN:
9780199333196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945764.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Criticism/Theory

Prospero presents himself in The Tempest, capable of raising storms and the dead, but his “resurrection” of Ferdinand and Miranda, proclaimed a “most high miracle” by one of the play's most cynical ... More


Brungen of Bearwe: Ploughing Common Furrows in Exeter Book Riddle 21, The Dream of the Rood, and the Æcerbot Charm

Michael D. J. Bintley

in Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680795
eISBN:
9780191760839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680795.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This paper argues Exeter Book Riddle 21, The Dream of the Rood, and the Æcerbot Charm make use of a shared symbolic vocabulary derived from a common ideology of regeneration. These texts may reveal ... More


Breaking the Mould: Solving the Old English Riddle 12 as Wudu ‘Wood’

Pirkko Anneli Koppinen

in Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680795
eISBN:
9780191760839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680795.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Charm make use of a shared symbolic vocabulary derived from a common ideology of regeneration. These texts may reveal elements of religious beliefs pre-dating the Anglo-Saxon conversion that ... More


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