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Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph

Gordon Kipling

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117612
eISBN:
9780191671012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The civic triumph, or royal entry, was one of the great ‘spectacles of state’ that stood at the heart of national and civic life in the Middle Ages. It originated in the late fourteenth century as a ... More


Absalom’s Gate: On Royal Navigation of Collective Urban Politics

Stephen C. Russell

in The King and the Land: A Geography of Royal Power in the Biblical World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199361885
eISBN:
9780190244859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361885.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

According to 2 Samuel 15:1–6, Absalom gained support for his bid for the throne by befriending legal claimants seeking justice at Jerusalem’s gates. This chapter shows how 2 Samuel 15:1–6 assumes the ... More


Establishing Communitas: Royal Rites of Military Loyalty and Their Socio-Religious Function

Rüdiger Schmitt

in Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190249588
eISBN:
9780190249601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249588.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical texts such as 2 Sam 18:1–5, 2 Sam 19:6–9, and 1 Kgs 22:10–12 indicate that ritual actions whose aim is to establish or re-create communitas among the king, the army, and the population in ... More


Atlanta and New York City; Founding the National Urban League

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter examines the relationship between local conditions and national organization building at the turn of the twentieth century in two major cities: Atlanta and New York City. It examines how ... More


The Archaeology of City Walls

Rune Frederiksen

in Greek City Walls of the Archaic Period, 900–480 BC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578122
eISBN:
9780191808289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578122.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the issue of identifying the nature of city walls, particularly the difficulties in classifying those that are poorly preserved. Ancient Greek cities normally establish ... More


The Fruits of the 1921–23 Expedition

Minna Törmä

in Enchanted by Lohans: Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139842
eISBN:
9789888268405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

When Sirén returned from his long Chinese sojourn to Europe in the spring of 1923, he made Paris his base. His acquisitions of Chinese objects were exhibited at the Musée Cernuschi. The collection ... More


Lessing and the Scale of Environmental Crisis

David Sergeant

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how Doris Lessing’s fiction might provide an unusually strong vehicle for thinking through some of the questions of scale which have become important to theoretical responses to ... More


Repetition

Jeffrey Sacks

in Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter turns to Elias Khoury's Bab al-shams (Gate of the Sun) where it considers the relation of mutilation to a persisting legacy of the word adab in the time of the term's loss. Reading Bab ... More


‘A funny thing laughter, what’s it for?’: Humour and Form in Lessing’s Fiction

Cornelius Collins

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The notion of Lessing, as Joan Didion once wrote, as a ‘didactic’ writer implies that her writing cannot be funny. But if the radical otherness of her outlook as a former colonial subject prevents ... More


Summary

Stephen C. Russell

in The King and the Land: A Geography of Royal Power in the Biblical World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199361885
eISBN:
9780190244859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361885.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 6 briefly summarizes the book’s main arguments. The foreign architecture of Solomon’s temple expresses his style of centralized power, which depended on the management of extragroup ... More


Sequence, Series and Character in Children of Violence

Kevin Brazil

in Doris Lessing and the Forming of History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474414432
eISBN:
9781474426923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414432.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Explorations of selfhood have been central to Lessing’s work. Perhaps less recognized, however, is that this has been accompanied by an ongoing and highly self-conscious exploration of the function ... More


The Symbolic Significance of Architectural Form

Edmund Thomas

in Monumentality and the Roman Empire: Architecture in the Antonine Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199288632
eISBN:
9780191917684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199288632.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

In the Roman Empire, where the vast majority of inhabitants were either illiterate or had only a very basic literacy, it was natural to communicate ideas ... More


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