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Sermons, Sacramentaries, and Early Sources for the Office in the Latin West: The Example of Advent

Margot E. Fassler

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages: Methodology and Source Studies, Regional Developments, Hagiography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195124538
eISBN:
9780199868421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter demonstrates how liturgical scholars traditionally study the Office, working out of the example of the Advent season and its history. It lays out the common source materials for the ... More


The Early Middle Ages and the Christianization of Europe

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at the ease with which the ancient pagan culture was adopted and adapted to fit into a Christian world (without in many cases being actually Christianized) during the Early Middle ... More


Relighting the Torch of European Antiquity

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0050
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter sheds light on the developments of the Early Middle Ages in Europe. Jacob Burckhardt called the Middle Ages, an era in which the life was very colorful and rich. The remaining historical ... More


The Medieval Monastic Paradox

John Willinsky

in The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226487922
eISBN:
9780226488080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488080.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The medieval paradox which occupies this chapter concerns the monastic system of the Latin West in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. It begins with the scholarly bursts of activity associated ... More


Integration and Reductionism in the Song Dynasty

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0056
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Neo-Confucianism and existing social and economic structures were simultaneously a confirmation of the old and an impulse for something new in the late Song era. Chinese and Greek antiquities were ... More


Puzzling Parallels

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0022
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Greek antiquity and explains the thesis of the counterfeit three centuries of the Early Middle Ages. It is quite strange that something totally identical to what happened in ... More


Atypical Burials in Early Medieval Poland: A Critical Overview

Leszek Gardeła

in The Odd, the Unusual, and the Strange: Bioarchaeological Explorations of Atypical Burials

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401032
eISBN:
9781683401216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401032.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Excavations at early medieval cemeteries in Poland often reveal traces of mortuary behavior which deviate considerably from the normative treatment of the dead. Most of these atypical practices ... More


Conclusion

Christopher J. Fuhrmann

in Policing the Roman Empire: Soldiers, Administration, and Public Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199737840
eISBN:
9780199928576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737840.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book's Conclusion recapitulates some of its major findings, and offers suggestions for further work to be done. It also outlines a tentative historical narrative of policing during the early ... More


Thales' Trite Observation

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Medicine in the Eastern Mediterranean emerged against the backdrop of a historically older healing. Medicine in the Eastern Mediterranean needed as a precondition science, an idea that there are ... More


Swords and Oral Culture in the Early Middle Ages

Kristen B. Neuschel

in Living by the Sword: Weapons and Material Culture in France and Britain, 600–1600

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501753336
eISBN:
9781501752148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753336.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter discusses the relationship between swords and oral culture in the early Middle Ages. It sketches the history of the manufacture of early medieval swords, then looks at evidence of those ... More


Blaspheming against Islam

Christian C. Sahner

in Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691179100
eISBN:
9780691184180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179100.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter investigates the history of Christian blasphemy against Islam. It argues that blasphemy emerged as a specific form of social and theological protest against Islam among heavily ... More


Viking Friendship: The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900D1300

Jón Vidar Sigurdsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705779
eISBN:
9781501708480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705779.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Friendship was the most important social bond in Iceland and Norway during the Viking Age and the early Middle Ages. Far more significantly than kinship ties, it defined relations between chieftains, ... More


Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Ildar Garipzanov

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

This book presents a cultural history of graphic signs such as the sign of the cross, christograms, monograms, and other graphic devices, examining how they were employed to relate to and interact ... More


The Inheritance of Historiography 350–900

Christopher Holdsworth and T.P. Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892728
eISBN:
9781781380796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892728.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

To what extent did the historians of the early Middle Ages inherit the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography? How far were they influenced by classical conventions about literary genre, ... More


Markets in an Early Medieval Empire: Iraq, 500–1100

Bas van Bavel

in The Invisible Hand?: How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199608133
eISBN:
9780191779084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608133.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

Iraq in the seventh to ninth century, after a period of revolts that had produced a balance between various social groups, saw the development of dynamic land, lease, and labour markets, and ... More


Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation

Nathan J. Ristuccia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198810209
eISBN:
9780191848476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810209.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book re-examines the alterations in Western European life that followed widespread conversion to Christianity—the phenomena traditionally termed “Christianization”; it re-centers scholarly ... More


Conclusion

Ildar Garipzanov

in Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

The concluding chapter highlights how the cultural history of graphic signs of authority in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages encapsulated the profound transformation of political culture in ... More


Liturgy, Architecture, and Sacred Places in Anglo-Saxon England

Helen Gittos

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199270903
eISBN:
9780191804304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199270903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Church rituals were a familiar feature of life throughout much of the Anglo-Saxon period. This book examines ceremonies for the consecration of churches and cemeteries, processional feasts like ... More


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