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The Use and Survival of Coins and of Gold and Silver in the Vesuvian Cities

Jean Andreau

in The Monetary Systems of the Greeks and Romans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199233359
eISBN:
9780191716348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233359.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines monetization in early imperial Italy. Evidence from Vesuvian cities is compared with evidence from other sites. It is shown that in Graeco-Roman antiquity, coins were by far the ... More


Criteria for the Presence of Barbarians in the Population of Early Olbia

S. D. KRYZHITSKIY

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Historians of the ancient states of the north coast of the Black Sea were often faced by the challenge on how to estimate the presence of barbarians in the populations of early communities. Although ... More


Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America

Lynn S. Neal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892709
eISBN:
9781479810918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892709.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Religion in Vogue provides readers with a unique approach to the study of popular culture and American religion. Through its analysis of numerous primary sources ranging from fashion magazines to ... More


A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren Winner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners' lives and religious practices. The author ... More


Prologue

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This prologue recounts C. Francis Jenkins' first-ever demonstration of his camera-projector on a makeshift screen. Jenkins premiered his invention on June 6, 1894, for a small group of family and ... More


Accessorizing the Cross

Lynn S. Neal

in Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479892709
eISBN:
9781479810918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892709.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines how Christianity’s dominant symbol, the cross, emerged as one of the earliest and most popular instances of religion moving into fashion, in the form of cross jewelry. The ... More


Metaphysics of Clothing

Emanuele Coccia

in Sensible Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823267415
eISBN:
9780823272358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explains what it means to have the possibility to dress oneself by focusing on the metaphysics of clothing. It argues that every article of clothing satisfies both biological necessities ... More


I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

David R. Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

There was no standard treatment for prisoners-of-war (POW) during the American Civil War by either the Union or the Confederacy. Each side struggled with the incarceration and civilized treatment of ... More


Dress, Adornment, and the Body in the Hebrew Bible

Laura Quick

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198856818
eISBN:
9780191889967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856818.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Dress, Adornment and the Body in the Hebrew Bible is the first monograph to treat dress and adornment in biblical literature in the English language. Beyond merely filling a gap in scholarship, the ... More


Vergiftete Gaben: Violating the Laws of Hospitality in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Das Fräulein von Scuderi”

Peter Erickson

in E. T. A. Hoffman: Transgressive Romanticism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941213
eISBN:
9781789629057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941213.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter shows how the novella represents transgression against the law and custom on more levels than perhaps any other work by Hoffmann, as it penetrates the psychology of the criminal mind, ... More


The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry

Wendy Doniger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190267117
eISBN:
9780190621759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267117.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Why are sex and jewelry so often connected? What does an anxiety about the authenticity of fake jewelry have to do with the authenticity of fake women, which is to say untrue, unfaithful, promiscuous ... More


Grace and Law

Méadhbh McIvor

in Representing God: Christian Legal Activism in Contemporary England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691193632
eISBN:
9780691211619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691193632.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses two of the Christian Legal Centre's (CLC) cases to examine the ways in which theological categories are recognised (or misrecognised) in law. These cases involved a nurse and a ... More


The Ethnologist’s Jewels

Claude Lévi-Strauss

in We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

the structure of the world and of the human mind


Mining, Metals, and Armor

Peter Acton

in Poiesis: Manufacturing in Classical Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199335930
eISBN:
9780190208981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335930.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyzes metals based manufacturing in its various forms: mining, ore processing, general metalwork, jewelry and ornaments, coinage, bronze armor, shields, and knives. It considers the ... More


“To Comfort the Living”: The Household Choreography of Death and Mourning

Lauren F. Winner

in A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains that when faced with death, Anglican gentry turned to practices of dying and mourning which were, in the earlier sense of the term, comfortable. They comforted the dying and the ... More


Markets with Gold

Thomas Quint and Martin Shubik

in Barley, Gold, or Fiat: Toward a Pure Theory of Money

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300188158
eISBN:
9780300199222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188158.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

We study markets with a durable good (gold) as money. At any one time, gold can either give a continuous stream of service utility to its owner if it is being worn as “jewelry”, or it can used for ... More


Becoming the Demon Woman: Rebellious Role-Play

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter9 analyses individuals who, both on and off the stage, actively assumed the role of the demon woman. Three persons are considered in detail: Sarah Bernhardt, the Italian marchioness Luisa ... More


Valuing Diamonds

Susan Falls

in Clarity, Cut, and Culture: The Many Meanings of Diamonds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479810666
eISBN:
9781479877430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479810666.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the process of adding “value” to the diamonds, specifically discussing how the act of grading choreographs each gem into uniqueness and thereby enhancing its market value. It ... More


Circulating Silver: Peyote Jewelry and the Making of Region

Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote

in Crafting an Indigenous Nation: Kiowa Expressive Culture in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643663
eISBN:
9781469643687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643663.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Silversmiths made objects that were beautiful and that could render important symbols of the Native American Church. They communicated ideas and images that served as public representations of this ... More


Getting Together: Political Activism at GI Coffeehouses

David L. Parsons

in Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632018
eISBN:
9781469632032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the specific actions taken by GIs and civilians at antiwar coffeehouse projects. From publishing and distributing underground newspapers, to organizing major strikes, boycotts, ... More


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