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The Rage of the Gods

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Where vengeance killings or duels took place in the full glare of the public gaze they were thereby legitimised. The ritual elements of combat have been exaggerated, but it is undoubtedly true that ... More


Broken Bodies

Michael Ostling

in Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199587902
eISBN:
9780191731228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587902.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

The Eucharistic host was believed to be Christ’s body, sacrificed for the sins of humankind. Pious sorrow could transform into rage when Christians believed this sacrifice had been desecrated by Jews ... More


Defaming the Dead

Don Herzog

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

If you defame the dead, even someone who recently died, tort law does not think that’s an injury: not to the grieving survivors and not to the dead person. This book argues that defamation is an ... More


7. Inquisition

David H. Price

in Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394214
eISBN:
9780199894734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394214.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the initial trials of Johannes Reuchlin, arguing that the assault on Reuchlin was undertaken as the first step toward convening a planned inquisition of ... More


Changes and Challenges

David Cressy

in Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201687
eISBN:
9780191674983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201687.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the changes and challenges in the tradition of baptism in England during the period from 1642 to 1660. Even before the start of the war in August 1642, there were already ... More


A Mangled Corpse: The Polemical Dismemberment of Muhammad

John V. Tolan

in Sons of Ishmael: Muslims through European Eyes in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032221
eISBN:
9780813038964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032221.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the story of Muhammad's death and burial, along with similar accounts by other Christian authors. These authors show how, according to long established literary and ... More


Rights, Duties, and the Flag

George P. Fletcher

in Loyalty: An Essay on the Morality of Relationships

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098327
eISBN:
9780199852901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098327.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the course of the twentieth century, flag desecration came to be understood as symbolic speech offensive to observers. In 1989, the Supreme Court declared state legislation prohibiting flag ... More


The Scope of Freedom of Speech

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the scope of the freedom of speech, that is, whether the freedom requires recognition of some positive rights to speak or of access to information, or whether it necessarily ... More


In the Shadow of Moyse’s Hall: Jews, the City, and Commerce in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament

Kathy Lavezzo

in The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the host-desecration libel staged by the Croxton Play of the Sacrament, with particular emphasis on how Croxton intertwines host desecration with commerce. It considers how the ... More


5. The Difficult Apprenticeship of Diversity

Anna Foa

in The Catholic Church and the Jewish People: Recent Reflections from Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228058
eISBN:
9780823237111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228058.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The history of the relations between Jews and Christians in the long centuries that preceded Nostra Aetate is a history that begins with the rise of Christianity and stretches over a period of almost ... More


Corpse Desecration

Don Herzog

in Defaming the Dead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300221541
eISBN:
9780300227710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221541.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

An exploration of how we and the law think about corpse desecration. The chapter explores skeptical arguments that it can’t be an injury to the dead person, the history of revulsion against such ... More


Interruptions, Insurrections, Strategies

Andrew C. Willford and S. Nagarajan

in Tamils and the Haunting of Justice: History and Recognition in Malaysia's Plantations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824838942
eISBN:
9780824869649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838942.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter assesses the strategies of resistance of Tamils, assessing their aims and effectiveness given recent successes and failures. It describes how an indescribable shock and disbelief in the ... More


Looking Askance at the Sacred

Nicolas Howe

in Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226376776
eISBN:
9780226376806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226376806.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter considers the roles of defilement, desecration, and aversive affect in secular landscape discourse. It performs a close reading of a single line from Pope Francis' 2015 ... More


Sacred and profane: Pastoral care in the parish church

Laura Varnam

in The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that the profane challenge posed by lay misbehaviour and sacrilege in the church paradoxically strengthens sacred space. Sermon exempla from the literature of pastoral care (e.g. ... More


Hacking the Modern

Tarek El-Ariss

in Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter analyzes processes of hacking (ikhtirāq, tansīf) in Arabic fiction's multiple sites of production across media and cultural contexts. Focusing on Ahmed Alaidy's (b. 1974) iconoclastic ... More


Journalists Fight Back: Newsweek and the Koran Abuse Story

Matt Carlson

in On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035999
eISBN:
9780252093180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035999.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter follows the controversy caused by a small Newsweek item in which an unnamed source alleged an upcoming military report would contain charges of Koran desecration by interrogators at ... More


Sacred Defiance and Sexual Desecration: María Getrudis Arévalo and the Holy Office in Eighteenth-Century Mexico

Nora E. Jaffary

in Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288140
eISBN:
9780520963184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288140.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents the case of María Getrudis Arévalo who smuggled sacred objects out of church in order to use them for her private sexual acts. Despite the theological centrality of the ... More


The Patriot's Flag

in Making Patriots

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044378
eISBN:
9780226044514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044514.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes the importance of the flag in promoting patriotism in America. After the Declaration of Independence in July 1776, the Continental Congress resolved that the flag of the ... More


Sacred Ground

Soren C. Larsen, Jay T. Johnson, and Daniel R. Wildcat

in Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More Than Human World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902216
eISBN:
9781452958729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902216.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The ancestral cemeteries at the Cheslatta villages of Belhk’achek and Sdughachola performed a “sacred reversal” of their desecration by the aluminum company’s spillway, in the process renewing the ... More


Temples and Conquest, 1296–1500

Richard M. Eaton and Phillip B. Wagoner

in Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India's Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092216
eISBN:
9780199082803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092216.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

The violent conquest of the Deccan by armies of the Delhi Sultanate in the early fourteenth century forms the backdrop for Chapter 2. The chapter investigates the complex interplay between power and ... More


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