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 Situating the Saints: Germania illustrata and Saints' Lives

David J. Collins

in Reforming Saints: Saints' Lives and Their Authors in Germany, 1470-1530

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195329537
eISBN:
9780199870134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329537.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A common kind of revision humanists made to older narratives, regardless of the type of saint being portrayed, was to the geographical and cultural setting. Often they inserted excurses of ... More


Swahili Historical Chronicles from an Archaeological Perspective: Bridging History, Archaeology, Coast, and Hinterland in Southern Tanzania

Matthew Pawlowicz and Adria LaViolette

in The Death of Prehistory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199684595
eISBN:
9780191804816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199684595.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the historical chronicles of three Swahili towns on the coast of southern Tanzania, drawing on archaeological data from survey and excavation in the region. More specifically, ... More


The Hindu Hero: Shivaji and the Saints, 1780–1810

James W. Laine

in Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195141269
eISBN:
9780199849543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141269.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In spite of the fact that Shivaji is remembered as the father of Maharashtra and that a notion exists that his reign could be considered a period of Maratha glory, Maratha was only able to recognize ... More


The Birth and Flowering of Japanese Historiography: From Chronicles to Tales to Historical Interpretation

John R. Bentley

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 2: 400-1400

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199236428
eISBN:
9780191863349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236428.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explains how early Japanese historiography seemed to burst suddenly on the historical stage in the beginning decades of the eighth century. Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) was ... More


Rise of the Bourgeoisie, Demise of Empire: Ottoman Westernization and Social Change

Fatma Müge Göçek

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099256
eISBN:
9780199854547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099256.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The book examines the process of Westernization and social change during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Ottoman Empire. Using empirical analysis of archival documents and historical chronicles, ... More


Time, Tradition, Performance, and the Aesthetic Object: Repetition

Julia Simon

in Time in the Blues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190666552
eISBN:
9780190666583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190666552.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Popular

The final chapter addresses the temporality of a genre based on tradition. Working from conceptions of tradition gleaned from the epic and historical chronicle, and of modern anxieties about the ... More


Envisioning a Mongolian Buddhist Identity Through Chinggis Khan

Vesna A Wallace (ed.)

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Followers of Shamanism and Mongolian Buddhism argue to this day over Chinggis Khan’s religious identity. This chapter focuses on such arguments and on the Mongolian Buddhist liturgies and rituals ... More


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