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‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book examines the effects of Christianization upon regional identity and political thought in the eastern Mediterranean in the fifth and sixth centuries. Itfocuses on the centrifugal effects of ... More


Lucca's Ancient Heritage: The Early Structures of City and Territory

M. E. Bratchel

in Medieval Lucca: And the Evolution of the Renaissance State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199542901
eISBN:
9780191715655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542901.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter begins with chronicle traditions and the foundation myths, and is mainly concerned with identifying and explaining the territorial boundaries of the early commune. This chapter examines ... More


The Gaulish past of Milan and the French invasion of Italy1

Oren Margolis

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

The foundation myths of late medieval cities and states were never simply about origins: they were above all about destiny. In the fifteenth century, the combination of humanist methods and models, ... More


Escorts of Artemis

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Religion is the third and most important reason why Iphigenia in Tauris is so evident in diverse ancient sources. The myth it enacts was used by people in many parts of the Hellenistic and Roman ... More


Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Mary Hamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to ... More


Cities-Before-Cities: ‘Prefoundational’ Myth and the Construction of Greek Civic Space

Daniel W. Berman

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Foundation myths are a crucial component of many Greek cities’ identities. But the mythic tradition also represents many cities and their spaces before they were cities at all. This study examines ... More


Pilgrimage Places

Josef W. Meri

in The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250783
eISBN:
9780191697968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250783.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This chapter discusses the variety of shrines and other monuments to which devotees made ziyāra and the reasons for their proliferation during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Shrines emerged as ... More


Semini and his progeny: the construction of Antwerp’s antique past1

Edward Wouk

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Art History

Semini is one of several names for a small Gallo-Roman sculpture that was installed above the gate of Antwerp’s Vieux-Bourg sometime in the fourteenth century.  Little is known of the early history ... More


The role of ancient remains in the Sarmatian culture of early modern Poland

Barbara Arciszewska

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0014
Subject:
Art, Art History

Visible material remnants of ancient cultures were, for a variety of historical reasons, not particularly abundant in the territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569-1795). The past ... More


Introduction: Bourgeois Pasts and Socialist Futures

Elaine Kelly

in Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The introduction provides an overview of the major arguments of the book. It discusses how the canon served both to legitimize the ruling discourse and as a site of dissent, and it offers parameters ... More


The Millet System Revisited

Tom Papademetriou

in Render unto the Sultan: Power, Authority, and the Greek Orthodox Church in the Early Ottoman Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198717898
eISBN:
9780191787362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717898.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the concept of the “millet system” and demonstrates how the historiography of non-Muslim confessional groups has been the victim of anachronistic analysis. Beginning with the ... More


Patterns of Darkness: Chthonic Illusion, Gigantomachy, and Sacrificial Ritual in the Punica

R. Joy Littlewood

in Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199644094
eISBN:
9780191745010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644094.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the significance of Silius’ allusion to Virgil’s aetiological narrative of the cult of Hercules at the Ara Maxima with its underlying civic ideology. While Hercules’ ... More


The Hellenistic Koinon of the Lesbians

Aneurin Ellis-Evans

in The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831983
eISBN:
9780191869808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831983.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers what kind of collective identity was fostered by the insular location of the Lesbian cities. It is usually assumed that the cities of Lesbos were particularly inclined to ... More


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