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Conclusion

Jill Mann

in From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199217687
eISBN:
9780191712371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217687.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The Conclusion re‐emphasizes the two major themes running through the works discussed. The first is the power of nature, which is sometimes connected with the idea of social hierarchy, and sometimes ... More


Methodism at the Crossroads

Gareth Lloyd

in Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199295746
eISBN:
9780191711701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295746.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The year 1784 represents a landmark in Methodist history as John Wesley established the Conference as his successor and ordained preachers for the United States. These events, which established de ... More


Lekhapaddhati: Documents of State and Everyday Life from Ancient and Medieval Gujarat

Pushpa Prasad

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195684476
eISBN:
9780199082100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195684476.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Lekhapaddhati, whose translation with full annotation is offered in this volume, is unique in the whole body of ancient Sanskrit texts. It is a collection of actual or specimen documents (lekhas) ... More


The Multons and Frampton

Peter Coss

in The Foundations of Gentry Life: The Multons of Frampton and their World 1270-1370

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560004
eISBN:
9780191723094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560004.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter briefly reviews the range of sources that are available for the study of gentry history and introduces the families with which the study will be primarily concerned. The study focuses on ... More


Rendezvous with God

Byron L. Sherwin

in Faith Finding Meaning: A Theology of Judaism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195336238
eISBN:
9780199868520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336238.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter deals with four places where living in the covenant can affect a rendezvous with the divine, an intimate encounter with God: the sacred word, the sacred deed, the world, the self. Among ... More


The Use of the Word and Its Limits: Dialogue as Peacemaking

Marc Gopin

in Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146509
eISBN:
9780199834235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146506.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The discussion argues that words and dialog must not be the only path of reconciliation that is explored in conflict resolution – nonverbal cues, symbols, and deeds are also important. Other problems ... More


Friendliness and Civility (NE IV.6)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The witty person tells and tolerates the right jokes, in the right quantity, on the right occasions, to the right people. The friendly person accepts the right words and deeds of others. So ... More


Young Bysshe and the Bible

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The two misconceptions regarding the religious thoughts of Shelley include how the notion of God may, ironically, be portrayed in both an atheistic sense and in a Christian sense, and that some would ... More


The Alexander Story in the Renaissance and Down to the Present Day

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how Renaissance scholars and artists were taken with Alexander, and were not altogether dependent on the Romances. For instance, the thirteenth-century Catholic saint Albertus ... More


Convenience

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/9780859894777.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses how the form of Valerius' Memorable Words and Deeds was aimed at providing the audience with moral guidance in as convenient a manner as possible. Materials were arranged into ... More


Latin Sources and Byzantine Prosopography: Genoa, Venice, Pisa and Barcelona

Michel Balard

in Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources, 1025-1204

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263785
eISBN:
9780191734304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263785.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses Byzantine prosopography and several Latin sources that come from the archives of Genoa, Pisa, Venice, and Barcelona. It attempts to show in what respects Byzantine ... More


The Formation of Middle Eastern Law

Chibli Mallat

in Introduction to Middle Eastern Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199230495
eISBN:
9780191710926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230495.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter discusses the development of Middle Eastern law from earliest times. It introduces the concepts of shari'a, fiqh, and qanun, which all mean ‘law’, and dwells on Islamic law as the ... More


The Classification of Defences

Fiona Leverick

in Killing in Self-Defence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199283460
eISBN:
9780191712654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283460.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the ways in which criminal defences can be classified, why classification might be important, and where self-defence fits into such a classification. It argues that defences ... More


An Afterview

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Very little is known about the New Territories before 1899. It was with the foundation of the Great City of Hong Kong in 1841 that the villagers found themselves close to an urban centre. From 1899, ... More


Word

John N. Collins

in Diakonia: Re-Interpreting the Ancient Sources

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195396027
eISBN:
9780199852383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396027.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a much more confined ambit—and with fewer stories to tell, although with one or two longish ones, beginning with an alluring tale about Hermes—we now move into the field of “deed”, where we ... More


Debt and Formal Contracts

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0048
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the concept and principle of debt and formal contracts under the law of contract in England during the Tudor period. A contract was only considered binding if it was settled and ... More


Parler proprement: Words, Deeds, and Proper Speech in the Rose

ALASTAIR MINNIS

in Magister Amoris: The Roman de la Rose and Vernacular Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187547
eISBN:
9780191718977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187547.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses Jean de Meun's pronouncements on proper speech and the relationship of words and deeds in his part of the poem Roman de la Rose, with special reference to Raison's infamous ... More


Black Candle: Protection and Harm

R. Andrew Chesnut

in Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Very few media reports and films show anything but the dark side of the cult of Santa Muerte. Most American and Mexican nonbelievers, for example, have little idea that the Skinny Lady heals ... More


Testamentary Formalities in Scotland

Kenneth G C Reid

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

There are no separate rules of testamentary formality in Scottish law, and wills are solemnised in the same way as other juridical acts for which writing is required. The reason is historical. Until ... More


Translation of Model Documents

Pushpa Prasad

in Lekhapaddhati: Documents of State and Everyday Life from Ancient and Medieval Gujarat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195684476
eISBN:
9780199082100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195684476.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This section presents translations of seventy-eight documents from Lekhapaddhati. These include: Order of the King (Rājādeśo Yathā); Royal Charter (Śāsana Patra Yathā); Copper-plate Charter ... More


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