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Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE

Sacha Stern

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270348
eISBN:
9780191600753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270348.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Traces the development of the Jewish calendar—how months and years were reckoned—from its earliest descriptions in the second century b.c.e. until it reached, in the tenth century c.e., to its ... More


Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Cesar Lombardi Barber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that Elizabethan seasonal festivals such as May Day and Twelfth Night are the key to understanding Shakespeare's comedies. Interweaving anthropology, social history, and literary ... More


A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Teofilo F. Ruiz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the scripting and performance of festivals in Spain between 1327 and 1620, offering an unprecedented look at the different types of festivals that were held in Iberia during this ... More


The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Ronald Hutton

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From the Twelve Days of Christmas to the Spring traditions of Valentine, Shrovetide, and Easter eggs, through May Day revels and Midsummer fires, and on to the waning of the year, Harvest Home, and ... More


Conducting Worship

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the clergy's core task of leading worship in their parishes. It explores the evidence about Sunday services, about how frequently they were held, the manner in which they were ... More


Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Axel Michaels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The book deals with festivals and rituals at the Nepalese Paśupatnātha Temple located in Deopatan, the City of (all) Gods, and the Paśupatikṣetra, the “Field of Paśupati.” Paśupati, a form of Śiva, ... More


On the Civic Stage

Anna J. Clark

in Divine Qualities: Cult and Community in Republican Rome

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226825
eISBN:
9780191710278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226825.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines different ways in which people came into contact with temples, statues, and other representations of divine qualities. It explores festivals and rites honouring divine ... More


The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalization

SooJeong Ahn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083589
eISBN:
9789882209268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083589.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a political and cultural exploration of the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea since its inception in 1996. Paying particular attention to the organizers' use of an ... More


 The Paśupatinātha Temple Area

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This Chapter introduces the reader to the topographical structure, the seats of the deities, the ritual specialists (priests, temple assistants, servants etc.), key forms of worship, temple ... More


Conclusion

Kama Maclean

in Pilgrimage and Power: The Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, 1765-1954

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338942
eISBN:
9780199867110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338942.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

While there are stark and obvious differences between the manner in which colonial and postcolonial governments manage the Kumbh Mela, there are also striking continuities. The capacity of the ... More


Chewing the Cud: Food and Memory in Deuteronomy

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the book of Deuteronomy there is a close relationship between memory and food. To examine this relationship use is made of the anthropological work by David Sutton, Remembrance of Repasts. The ... More


Mendelssohn and the Organ

Wm. A. Little

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

Although Mendelssohn was most famous during his lifetime as a composer, virtuoso pianist, and conductor, he also enjoyed an enviable reputation as a highly skilled organist. The instrument had ... More


Superman in Myth and Folklore

Daniel Peretti

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814586
eISBN:
9781496814623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814586.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Many artists draw upon folklore to craft films, music, literature, and other elements of popular culture. This book examines how the opposite phenomenon occurs: the use of popular culture in the ... More


Introduction: The Saturnalian Pattern

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the connections between Shakespeare's comedies and Elizabethan holidays. It argues that the saturnalian pattern came to Shakespeare from many sources, both in social and ... More


Holiday Custom and Entertainment

C. L. Barber

in Shakespeare's Festive Comedy: A Study of Dramatic Form and Its Relation to Social Custom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149523
eISBN:
9781400839858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149523.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During Shakespeare's lifetime, England became conscious of holiday custom as it had not been before, in the very period when in many areas the keeping of holidays was on the decline. Shakespeare, ... More


Memories of Music, Memories through Music

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the types and functions of Sibe music. It provides biographical sketches of village musicians including Ga'altu of the Anjia clan, Guo Rongxing, and a certain Shoulintai. The ... More


The Ontology of Play: Mimicry and the Counterculture of Taste

Simon Gikandi

in Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that whether they were produced in defiance or imitation of the culture of taste, the works of art imagined and implemented by slaves, from buildings to dances and festivals, ... More


The Rockefeller Years, 1964 to Spring 1968

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter describes the series of coincidences that led to the creation of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts; assembling the first group of Creative Associates by Lukas Foss and the ... More


Transnational symbols in national spaces: The Ideological Transformation of the Manau

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the manau as both a symbol of modern Kachin ethno-nationalism and as a vector for understanding some of its local, regional, and historical complexities. It considers the ... More


Black and Blue: (Eighties)

Constance Valis Hill

in Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195390827
eISBN:
9780199863563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390827.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Dance

This chapter begins with a tap challenge between Gregory Hines and veteran hoofers Sammy Davis Jr., Jimmy Slyde, Harold Nicholas, Arthur Duncan, and Sandman Sims in the 1989 film Tap. The movie ... More


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