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The Counter-revolution

John A. Davis

in Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198207559
eISBN:
9780191716720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207559.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The second major distortion of the Neapolitan Republic derived from the long-standing association with the popular counter-revolutionary Santafede. The counter-revolution against Naples was real ... More


Conclusion

Jessica N. Berry

in Nietzsche and the Ancient Skeptical Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195368420
eISBN:
9780199867479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368420.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This brief concluding chapter summarizes the results of the foregoing chapters and offers an analysis of Nietzsche's metaphor of “open seas” to illustrate the demanding nature of abandoning ... More


Contexts

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/9780199587902.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Social History

Until very recently, the historiography of witchcraft in Poland treated the subject as an object lesson in the dangers of fanaticism, superstition, and feudal oppression; only in the last fifteen ... More


The Specter of Salem: Remembering the Witch Trials in Nineteenth-Century America

Gretchen A. Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226005416
eISBN:
9780226005423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005423.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book reveals the many ways that the Salem witch trials loomed over the American collective memory from the Revolution to the Civil War and beyond. Schoolbooks in the 1790s, for example, evoked ... More


Unknowing Fanaticism: Reformation Literatures of Self-Annihilation

Ross Lerner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283873
eISBN:
9780823286331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We may think we know what defines religious fanaticism: violent action undertaken with dogmatic certainty. But the term “fanatic,” from the European Reformation to today, has never been a stable ... More


The Rule of Optatus and Gildo a.d. 386–98

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Two appointments in no way connected with each other opened the decisive period of strife between the Catholics and the Donatists. In 386, the Emperor Theodosius nominated Firmus' younger brother ... More


The Aftermath of the Conference a.d. 412–29

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

In the 17 years that remained of Roman rule in Africa, the Catholics left nothing undone to make their success lasting. In contrast to the situation in previous periods of ‘Unity’, they had the full ... More


The Life of an ʿAlim

Sayyid NiʿMatuʾLlah al-JazaʾIri

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents a reprint of the a biographical narrative of Niʿmatuʼllah, taken from Qisasuʼl-Ulama, translated by orientalist E. G. Browne in his Literary History of the Persians. As Browne ... More


The Religious Background of Donatism

W. H. C. Frend

in The Donatist Church: A Movement of Protest in Roman North Africa

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264088
eISBN:
9780191682704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264088.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter passes into the religious background of Donatism and examines the religious grounds for the fanaticism and even suicidal mania of some of its adherents. The temples of the pagan gods in ... More


An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women's Islamic Movements

Sherine Hafez

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773031
eISBN:
9780814790724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773031.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As the world grapples with issues of religious fanaticism, extremist politics, and rampant violence that seek justification in either “religious” or “secular” discourses, women who claim Islam as a ... More


In Search of a Lost Archipelago

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines different visions of moderation in the history of French political thought. It first considers the reluctance to theorize about moderation, in part because moderation has often ... More


Moderation after the Terror: Madame de Staël’s Elusive Center

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Germaine de Staël, with a particular focus on her attempt to create a center in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Madame de Staël's ... More


Moderation, “the silken string running through the pearl-chain of all virtues”

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This epilogue argues that the authors studied in this book demonstrate that political moderation is neither a lukewarm middle between extremes, nor a synonym for indecisiveness or lukewarmness, but ... More


Berdyaev’s Insight

Arthur Versluis

in The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306378
eISBN:
9780199850914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306378.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the thoughts of essayist Fyodor Dostoevsky and political philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev on the relation between communism and Roman Catholicism. In one of his major works, ... More


De Niro's Game

Syrine Hout

in Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Rawi Hage's De Niro's Game (2006) as a confessional first-person narrative, similar in this respect to Hanania's Unreal City, Alameddine's I, the Divine, and Ward's The Bullet ... More


Coleridge, Prophecy, and Imagination

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter looks at the importance of the idea of ‘enthusiasm’ to Coleridge's poetics. It examines the early radical and religious poetry and its millenarian aspirations, but suggests that even ... More


Toleration and Fanaticism

R. M. Hare

in Freedom and Reason

Published in print:
1965
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198810926
eISBN:
9780191597589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019881092X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In the broader sense, morality includes the pursuit of ideals as well as the reconciliation of interests. This chapter examines the arguments needed to be brought against people who, in pursuit of ... More


Fanaticism and Amoralism

R. M. Hare

in Moral Thinking: Its Levels, Method, and Point

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198246602
eISBN:
9780191597596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198246609.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

There are fanatics and amoralists whose inability or refusal to face facts, or think clearly, or for other reasons present a problem for moral theory. The amoralist refrains from making moral ... More


Building a Following in the West: The McCarys Reinvent Themselves

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Warner McCary and Lucy Stanton's establishment of their own prophetic movement in Cincinnati in 1846. Their movement was modeled after Mormon practices. It also incorporated ... More


Jihads and Crusades in Sudan from 1881 to the Present

Heather J. Sharkey

in Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Encounters and Exchanges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199755042
eISBN:
9780199950508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755042.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter grapples with several difficult questions that arise from the history of conquest, revolution, and colonial rule in Sudan. To what extent was the Mahdist jihad anti-Christian at its ... More


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