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The Order of the Ming Novel: Hierarchies of Spirits and Gods

Mark R. E. Meulenbeld

in Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838447
eISBN:
9780824869458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838447.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cultural sphere to which Canonization of the Gods belongs during the late Ming dynasty. It shows how the Ming vernacular novel offers a “relational framework” for explaining ... More


Saints

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that yearning for divine protection and miracles, medieval people did not merely register their request with a saint and then stand by, waiting for good things to happen. Accounts ... More


The Hawk in Festival

Aidan Dodson

in Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163043
eISBN:
9781936190041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163043.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the reign of Tutankhamun, Horemheb's career appears on the scene. Some wondered whether he might have previously served Akhenaten under another name because of the four constructional phases seen ... More


Mother and Child: Pregnancy, Birth, and Health

Maureen Carroll

in Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199687633
eISBN:
9780191841804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199687633.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 3 assesses Greek and Roman medical treatises on pregnancy, maternal health, birth, and the early nurture of an infant to explore the Roman perception of the foetus and the developing infant. ... More


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