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Ethnics, Ktetics, and Topics: the Grammatical Terminology

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An analysis of the civic and regional terminology of Greek communal life, and especially the use of the term τὸ ἐθνικόν, is an essential preliminary to understanding how the Greeks considered ... More


Peter Grimes: The Development of a Hero (1986)

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter criticizes English composer Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes. It examines how audiences viewed and partly misunderstood the character of Peter Grimes and discusses the problems ... More


In a Strange Ocean: Imagining Futures with Others

Teresa Shewry

in Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter develops a story about hope that takes form through the connections between human and nonhuman beings, specifically fish, against the backdrop of the rapid loss of fish through excesses ... More


Sainthood-towards-Death: Magnus

Timothy C. Baker

in George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at Magnus, Brown's central work. It sheds some light on the way Brown imagines sacrifice as the centre of communal life. It studies Brown's rebalancing of the tension ... More


Emancipation and Its Aftershocks: The Reorganization of Moravian Jewry

in Rabbis and Revolution: The Jews of Moravia in the Age of Emancipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770569
eISBN:
9780804776523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770569.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The Revolution of 1848 ushered Jewish emancipation, which required the dissolution of autonomous Jewish communities. This brought new challenges to Christian-Jewish relations and placed new strains ... More


A Slum and a Cathedral: Salford and Manchester (1892–1910)

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman: Edward Lee Hicks and the New Liberalism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269779
eISBN:
9780191683794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes Edward Hicks's work as a parish priest as it related to his belief that his social and political convictions arose, no less than his pastoral ministry, from his understanding ... More


Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Byron L. Sherwin

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Loew, better known as the Maharal of Prague, was a pivotal personality in late medieval European Judaism. Best known from the popular legend that credited him with the creation of a golem—an ... More


Against the “Attack on Linking”: Rearticulating the “Jewish Intellectual” for Today

Martin Land

in Jews and the Ends of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282005
eISBN:
9780823284795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282005.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins by tracing the assertions that link the predominance of Jews in critical discourses to Jewish marginality to a 1919 essay by Thorstein Veblen. Veblen does not argue that ... More


Social Change and Halakhic Evolution in American Orthodoxy

Chaim I. Waxman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764845
eISBN:
9781800343450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764845.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The author of this book is one of the keenest observers of American Jewish society. In illustration of how Orthodoxy is adapting to modernity, the author presents a detailed discussion of halakhic ... More


The Cold War: A Community Divided

David H. Weinberg

in Recovering a Voice: West European Jewry After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764104
eISBN:
9781800340961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764104.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Cold War, which split both Europe and its Jews into two camps. The Cold War imposed new barriers, both literally and figuratively. For the Jews of western Europe in ... More


Mosaic or cracked vase? Diversity and community life

Tom Clark, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse

in The Age of Obama: The Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082771
eISBN:
9781781702901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082771.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter assesses whether diversity has a tendency to lead to more conflict or to friendly contact in Britain and the United States, evaluates the effect of diversity for whites and for ... More


Towards the Future: Religious, Educational, and Cultural Reconstruction

David H. Weinberg

in Recovering a Voice: West European Jewry After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764104
eISBN:
9781800340961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764104.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses how the Jews of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands dealt with the unprecedented religious, educational, and cultural needs of their diverse constituents. The sharp increase in ... More


Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics

Nina L. Khrushcheva

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108866
eISBN:
9780300148244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108866.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Vladimir Nabokov's “Western choice”—his exile to the West after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution—allowed him to take a crucial literary journey, leaving the closed nineteenth-century Russian culture ... More


Introduction

Jean-François Pradeau

in Plato and the City: A New Introduction to Plato's Political Thought

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896535
eISBN:
9781781380666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896535.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter provides the background to Plato's political philosophy, and states that the backbone of the Platonic political philosophy lies in speculative politics. It argues that politics need ... More


Leon Botstein: I'm Tone-Deaf to Belief

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Agnosticism establishes an affiliation to religion, predominantly curious in nature, and at times borders on inquisitiveness. It is this link that prevents a collapse into atheism, but the actual ... More


Recovering the porous individual

Brian Sudlow

in Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083112
eISBN:
9781781703137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conditions of individual secularisation posed two sets of moral problems for believers in France and England at that time. The first concerns the mapping out of human behaviour if belief in God ... More


The “People from Downstream”: The Chambira Basin and Urarina Society

Bartholomew Dean

in Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033785
eISBN:
9780813038384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033785.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses an introduction to the Chambira Basin, which is the ancestral “homelands” of the Urarina, the so-called people from downstream. It presents geographical and ecological ... More


Ebenezer: Spirituality and Identity

Moses O. Biney

in From Africa to America: Religion and Adaptation among Ghanaian Immigrants in New York

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814786390
eISBN:
9780814789810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814786390.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the nature of spirituality in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in New York (PCGNY). It also assesses how the congregation's spirituality fosters communality and helps maintain ... More


From the Chmielnicki Persecutions of 1648–1649 Until the Peace of Andruszow

in The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804741590
eISBN:
9780804783088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804741590.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces the history of the growth and development of the Jewish community in Pinsk from the Chmielnicki persecutions of 1648–1649 until the Peace of Andruszow. Topics discussed include ... More


Social Worlds

Jared Ross Hardesty

in Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479816149
eISBN:
9781479869985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816149.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how Afro-Bostonians built strong and resilient social worlds. They made friends and acquaintances with similarly unfree people of all races, and fought vociferously to protect ... More


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