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Decline or Maturity? the Reich From Charles VII to Leopold II, c.1740–1792

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The accession of Frederick the Great as king of Prussia in 1740 has been regarded as the start of Austro-Prussian dualism and the beginning of the end of the Reich. The years 1740-1763, culminating ... More


Women in Byzantium

Judith Herrin

in Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter presents a 2009 lecture titled “We Are All Children of Byzantium”, given at the 19th Annual Runciman Lecture at King's College London. The lecture discussed the gendered character of the ... More


Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Anne Walthall (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book asks the reader to consider the lives of the mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, and drudges of the dynasties of history. By offering the first ... More


Episcopal Visits to the Imperial Court

Hamilton Hess

in The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198269755
eISBN:
9780191601163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269757.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In response to a general problem in the fourth‐century Church arising from ambitious or unworthy petitions submitted to the imperial court by individual bishops, seven of the Serdican canons are ... More


Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and ... More


Princely Ritual Institutions

Richard G. Wang

in The Ming Prince and Daoism: Institutional Patronage of an Elite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199767687
eISBN:
9780199950607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767687.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 focuses first on the general ritual institutions in each princely establishment and then on the Divine Music Abbey system for each principality at the local level. Many rituals and ... More


The Eclipse of Donatism a.d. 399–410

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/9780198264088.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

Eleven years saw the defeat of the Donatist movement in North Africa. The tactics pursued by the two Churches can be reconstructed in their detail. The great personal duel between Augustine and ... More


Earthly Rivalry: Imperial and Ecclesiastical Dress

Warren T. Woodfin

in The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199592098
eISBN:
9780191808302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199592098.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the evolution of the Byzantine liturgical vestments from eleventh up to the fourteenth centuries and its relation to the imperial court. It argues that the progressive ... More


Patronage, Translation, and the Printing of History

Farzin Vejdani

in Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791533
eISBN:
9780804792813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791533.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates that the Qajar court’s creation of the Translation and Publication Bureaus in the mid-nineteenth century marked a break with previous patterns of court patronage for ... More


Monetary and Currency Problems in the Light of Early Modern Litigation

Anja Amend-Traut

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter analyses select early modern monetary economy and policy issues brought before the German Imperial Chamber Court. A survey of source material from various archives focuses on court cases ... More


Multiple Currency Clauses and Currency Reform: The Austrian Coupon Cases

Rastko Vrbaski

in Money in the Western Legal Tradition: Middle Ages to Bretton Woods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198704744
eISBN:
9780191774041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704744.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents a case study of the Austrian Coupon Cases of the 1870s and 1880s, which involved internationally issued bonds of Austrian railway companies that were originally denominated in ... More


The Age of Imperial Reform, c. 1486–1521

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

This final case study in associative political culture’s shaping of the evolving Holy Roman Empire examines the new legislation passed during the reign of King/Emperor Maximilian, which modern ... More


At the Court of the Dragon

G. G. Rowley

in An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158541
eISBN:
9780231530873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158541.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on Nakanoin Nakako’s life as a concubine in the imperial court. In the aftermath of the battle of Sekigahara, Emperor GoYōzei slowly restored the regental families to something ... More


As it is in Heaven: Vesture and the Unseen World

Warren T. Woodfin

in The Embodied Icon: Liturgical Vestments and Sacramental Power in Byzantium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199592098
eISBN:
9780191808302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199592098.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that aside from the interrelationship between the church and imperial court hierarchies, there is third, heavenly one led by Christ which could also reflect the hierarchies of the ... More


Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Farzin Vejdani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791533
eISBN:
9780804792813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791533.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book provides a novel perspective on the relationship between institutions, the position of individual historians in relation to the state, and the contours of specific interpretations of the ... More


Transcending the Material World: Eunuchs and Angels

in The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter looks at a very different aspect of the roles assigned to eunuchs by Byzantine culture, discussed as a case of transcendence. Of all of the situations wherein eunuchs were perceived as ... More


Arbitration and Para-Judicial Mediation

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

Despite the preoccupation of German legal scholarship with institutional courts such as Landgerichte, the majority of judicial and para-judicial activity involving Upper German elites took place ... More


Honorius: The Ravenna Period (402–423)

Tony Honoré

in Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260783
eISBN:
9780191682155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the laws that were enacted during the Ravenna Period. From the time the imperial court moved to Ravenna until Honorius' death, excerpts survive from 199 constitutions and are ... More


Taiko Drums and Taiko Drum Makers

Shawn Bender

in Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520272415
eISBN:
9780520951433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272415.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the variety of drums used in Japan and begins a discussion of the “taiko boom” by demonstrating how it has helped bring taiko drums and taiko drum makers closer to the ... More


The Perfect Servant: Eunuchs and the Social Construction of Gender in Byzantium

Kathryn M. Ringrose

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720159
eISBN:
9780226720166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720166.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book reevaluates the place of eunuchs in Byzantium, using the modern concept of gender as a social construct to identify eunuchs as a distinct gender and to illustrate how gender was defined in ... More


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