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The Federal Reforms of Vladimir Putin

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The first year of Putin's presidency resulted in the most concerted and fundamental shake‐up of federal relations since 1993. Putin ended the bilateral treaty process and vowed to create a ... More


“According to the Flesh”: Biological Kin in the White Monastery

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Biological kin, who were defined with precise language as “those according to the flesh,” lived in the monastery alongside those monks who had renounced their families to join the monastery. These ... More


Eros in the Age of Technical Reproductibility: Socrates, Plato, and the Erotics of Filiation

Ika Willis

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Derrida's queer deconstruction of the father/son ‘couple’ Socrates and plato in the ‘Envois’ section of The Post Card. It argues that ‘Envois’ shows how the relationship with ... More


Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Judith A. Peraino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study focuses on monophonic “courtly love” songs from roughly 1100 to the 1350s. These songs present a paradox: they conceive and express the autonomous subject—the lyric “I” represented by a ... More


The Turn of the Voice

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter applies the concept of “the turn” in Louis Althusser’s theory of subject formation through interpellation by language to the musical turning points in medieval love lyrics that are ... More


Exchanging Terms

Ardis Butterfield

in The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574865
eISBN:
9780191722127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574865.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

This chapter investigates the language of diplomacy in more detail, looking at evidence from Froissart's Chroniques of his views on language and language use, and at the role language played in the ... More


Crisis in the Latin East, 1174–87

Jonathan Phillips

in Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119-1187

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205401
eISBN:
9780191676611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205401.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

After Amalric's death, relations between the Latin East and the West remained characterized by the use of members of the Military Orders and senior churchmen as envoys. Pressure continued to be ... More


House and Table

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/9780195396027.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Stephanus raises the question whether our cognate words for “diakonia” are ever technical terms for officebearers and their functions in diplomacy between states. This book's earlier survey of the ... More


A War or a Nation?

James W. Pardew

in Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174358
eISBN:
9780813174587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174358.003.0027
Subject:
History, Political History

Touch-and-go diplomacy by senior European officials fails to halt the momentum toward a civil war in Macedonia after Albanian insurgents use force to demand increased rights and power for their ... More


Debussy's Rites of Spring

Marie Rolf

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As a student competing for the Prix de Rome and as an eventual winner of that coveted prize, Debussy was preoccupied with the subject of spring. For the Prix de Rome competitions in 1882 and 1884 he ... More


The French Encounters

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0042
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes the character of the people of France and presents an anecdote of a barber. He also reflects on the hotel at Marseilles, comments on the appearance and dress of the French ... More


George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Post-Conflict Northern Ireland

Andrew Sanders

in The Long Peace Process: The United States of America and Northern Ireland, 1960-2008

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940445
eISBN:
9781789623826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940445.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After Clinton’s second term in office ended, President George W Bush moved the Special Envoy to Northern Ireland to the State Department, but his Envoys, led by Richard Haass and Mitchell Reiss, were ... More


Paris Turned Turk

Ian Coller

in Muslims and Citizens: Islam, Politics, and the French Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300243369
eISBN:
9780300249538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243369.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the presence of Muslim envoys in France as an intentional political act from France's periphery that thrust concerns about France's global position—the very substance of royal ... More


The Roman Ambassador’s Speech: Public Oratory on the Diplomatic Stage

Elena Torregaray Pagola

in Community and Communication: Oratory and Politics in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641895
eISBN:
9780191746130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641895.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This paper considers the use of oratory by Roman politicians outside Rome in the presence of an assembly of non-Romans. The figure of the legatus, envoy, became increasingly important from the third ... More


Anglo-Papal Relations in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Study in Medieval Diplomacy

Barbara Bombi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198729150
eISBN:
9780191795879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198729150.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This book is concerned with the modes and procedures of Anglo-papal diplomacy in the period 1305–60, when diplomatic affairs between England and the papacy intensified following the transfer of the ... More


State Correspondence in the Ancient World: From New Kingdom Egypt to the Roman Empire

Karen Radner (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199354771
eISBN:
9780199354795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354771.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This book’s central thesis is simple: long-distance communication plays a key role in the cohesion and stability of early states and in turn, these states invest heavily in long-term communication ... More


The American and International Dimensions

Desmond Rea and Robin Masefield

in Policing in Northern Ireland: Delivering the New Beginning?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381502
eISBN:
9781781382172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381502.003.0019
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter sets out the significant interplay with and impact of exchanges with overseas policing paradigms, paying particular attention to the historic links between Northern Ireland and America ... More


A Hare-Brained, Half-Crazy Man (1873–74)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives an account of how Wong Chin Foo was accused of fraudulently posing as a Chinese government envoy, and shows why the assertion is merely a fabrication. In 1874, Wong penned an ... More


The Vizier as Bureaucrat

Christopher Eyre

in The Use of Documents in Pharaonic Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673896
eISBN:
9780191761478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673896.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the text of the semi-literary Duties of the Vizier, which presents an idealizing description of the working of central government in Egypt. The text is examined for the ... More


Spoken Words, Written Submissions, and Diplomatic Conventions: The Importance and Impact of Oral Performance in Hellenistic Inter-polis Relations

Lene Rubinstein

in Hellenistic Oratory: Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199654314
eISBN:
9780191751370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654314.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the epigraphic evidence for oral performances by envoys on diplomatic missions. It begins by considering two kinds of inscriptions: firstly, inscriptions recording speeches ... More


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