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Josephus in Sasanian Babylonia

Richard Kalmin

in Jewish Babylonia between Persia and Roman Palestine: Decoding the Literary Record

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306194
eISBN:
9780199784998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306198.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter compares rabbinic and Josephan traditions about the Sadducees. It shows that traditions in the Bavli tend to be hostile toward the Sadducees, while traditions in Palestinian compilations ... More


Ordering the Information

Sandra Raban

in A Second Domesday?: The Hundred Rolls of 1279-80

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252879
eISBN:
9780191719264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252879.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter reconstructs the way in which the returns for fifty-six hundreds and thirteen towns represent different stages in the process varying from original returns to final copies together with ... More


Sources

Timothy Bellamah, O.P.

in The Biblical Interpretation of William of Alton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753604
eISBN:
9780199918812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753604.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 4 examines William’s use of sources. A hallmark of medieval commentary was extensive borrowing from the works of earlier writers. More specific to university commentary was the use of broader ... More


Putting the Interpretative Method to Work

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Before Spinoza can use his method to explain what the Bible teaches and show that its doctrine is compatible with the freedom to philosophise, he needs to clear away four errors defended by his ... More


From Practical Wisdom to Literary Artifice: Towards a Literary History of the Mishpatim

Bernard S. Jackson

in Wisdom-Laws: A Study of the Mishpatim of Exodus 21:1–22:16

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269311
eISBN:
9780191683596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269311.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter explores the literary history of the Mishpatim and its relationship with the institutional development. The relationship to external sources provides clues to both genre/use and termini, ... More


Fragments and Assemblages: Forming Compilations of Medieval London

Arthur Bahr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924915
eISBN:
9780226924922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book expands the ways in which we interpret medieval manuscripts, examining the formal characteristics of both physical manuscripts and literary works. Specifically, it argues that manuscript ... More


The Dictionary takes shape

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter traces Jamieson’s progress on the Dictionary, from the early compilation in Forfar in the 1780s to the later period in Edinburgh, showing how his initial study of local dialect merged ... More


Towards a Taxonomy of Middle English Manuscript Assemblages

Julia Boffey and A. S. G. Edwards

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The terminology for discussing collections of texts in Middle English is generally lacking precision. Terms like ‘anthology’, ‘miscellany’, or ‘commonplace book’ tend to be used interchangeably and ... More


Literary Scribes: The Harley Scribe and Robert Thornton as Case Studies

Susanna Fein

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In the study of medieval manuscripts, an individual scribe’s patterns of change may emerge as knowable, analysable features that display creative involvement. If, added to this circumstance, a single ... More


The Distribution of Authors and Works to the Committees

Tony Honoré

in Justinian's Digest: Character and Compilation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199593309
eISBN:
9780191725166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593309.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter addresses a set of related problems about the compilation of Justinian's Digest. It shows that the distribution by Tribonian of authors and works to the three Digest masses, and the ... More


Editing the Digest

Tony Honoré

in Justinian's Digest: Character and Compilation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199593309
eISBN:
9780191725166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593309.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

In 1973 the author of this book published an essay on the editing of the Digest titles. It aimed to quantify the extent to which in compiling the Digest the editors displaced texts that they received ... More


The Text and its Authors; or, How to Write a Saga

Ralph O'Connor

in The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the material process of saga‐writing and authorship. The Middle Irish saga exists in several divergent manuscript versions, raising the question of whether it is possible to ... More


Romantic Overtures: Music in Chungking Express

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Wong’s engagement with musical style, considering the functions and effects of music in Chungking Express in particular. It explores Wong’s selection and deployment of highly ... More


The Roman Tradition

Clive Skidmore

in Practical Ethics for Roman Gentlemen: The Work of Valerius Maximus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859894777
eISBN:
9781781380673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859894777.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the extent to which Hellenistic compilations were known at Rome and whether these literary forms were imitated in Latin. It considers the Memorable Words and Deeds of Valerius ... More


Investing, Exploiting, Saturating

A. T. McKenna

in Showman of the Screen: Joseph E. Levine and His Revolutions in Film Promotion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168715
eISBN:
9780813168814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168715.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the various partnerships and business ventures Levine entered into in the immediate postwar era. He learned how to capitalize on current events at this time, with varying degrees ... More


The Juxtaposition of Part-Texts in a Compound

Alexander Samely

in Profiling Jewish Literature in Antiquity: An Inventory, from Second Temple Texts to the Talmuds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684328
eISBN:
9780191764981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684328.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter deals with large-scale compilations consisting of shorter, independent texts. It explores categories for describing compounds of self-contained narratives, of which Genesis Apocryphon is ... More


Algorithms for Argumentation

Philippe Besnard and Anthony Hunter

in Elements of Argumentation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026437
eISBN:
9780262268400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026437.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter, which considers algorithms for constructing arguments and argument trees, starts by introducing some basic algorithms for argumentation. These simple algorithms are for finding supports ... More


Aggregating Policy History

Matt Grossmann

in Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy since 1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199967834
eISBN:
9780199370726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967834.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter advocates the use of policy histories, scholarly accounts of the political activities surrounding American national policy in each issue area, for understanding policy change. The chapter ... More


Jihād and Martyrdom Compared in Early and Later Hadı̄th Literature

Asma Afsaruddin

in Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Five compares early (from before the late third/ninth century) and late hadīth works and brings to the fore a range of competing interpretations on how best to strive in ... More


“One of the Ablest Lawyers in the State”: Reconstruction, 1865–1873

Timothy B. Smith

in James Z. George: Mississippi's Great Commoner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032318
eISBN:
9781617032325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032318.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes events in George’s life from 1865 to 1873. These include his homecoming in 1865; his views on the status and rights of former slaves; his efforts to get back on his feet in the ... More


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