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The Historical Imagination

Adam Fox

in Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500–1700

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251032
eISBN:
9780191698019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251032.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the historical perceptions of the repertoire of stories and songs which concerned the past in the 16th- and 17th-century England. Different social groups and communities ... More


The Provincial Party: Activity and Reputation

Paul Corner

in The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198730699
eISBN:
9780191741753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198730699.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter looks closely at the levels of activity of the local fascist organisations and the degree to which the fascist movement managed to penetrate local society through the use of local ... More


Reading Pausanias: Cults of the Gods and Representation of the Divine

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0020
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Regarding the gods and their local cults, Pausanias is an important literary source that enables us to understand the so-called local Greek pantheons, particularly when we are able to compare his ... More


“Lady of the Lake” and “George Booker”: Knauff Digs More Deeply into Local Oral Tradition

Chris Goertzen

in George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814272
eISBN:
9781496814319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814272.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the third volume of George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels. Knauff established the economic potential of publishing local dance tunes in the first set of Virginia Reels. In the ... More


Secret Belief: 1860–1900

Thomas Waters

in Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300221404
eISBN:
9780300249453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221404.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter turns to the later 1800s. During this time, better policing stemmed one-on-one violence against witches. Vicious individual attacks on spellcasters waned and many commentators concluded ... More


Creating National Community

in I Belong to This Band, Hallelujah!: Community, Spirituality, and Tradition among Sacred Harp Singers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226109589
eISBN:
9780226109633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109633.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter, which examines how local practices and traditions are adapted to form a nationwide Sacred Harp community in the United States, analyzes large singing conventions where the norms of ... More


Localisms

Greta Hawes

in Pausanias in the World of Greek Myth

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198832553
eISBN:
9780191871092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832553.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses the ways that the different histories of four places shaped the stories that Pausanias attaches to them in the Imperial period. It describes how different relationships to ... More


Provincialism

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224845
eISBN:
9780823284894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224845.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter focuses on provincialism. The word “provincialism” refers to any social disposition, or custom, or form of speech or of civilization, which is especially characteristic of a province. ... More


Postcolonial Conflict Resolution

Morgan Brigg and Roland Bleiker

in Mediating Across Difference: Oceanic and Asian Approaches to Conflict Resolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834593
eISBN:
9780824871697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834593.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses why and with what consequences prevailing approaches to conflict resolution have neglected to engage many local traditions. Addressing the question of colonialism in more ... More


The Transmission of Tradition in a Digital Age

Jeffrey A. Summit

in Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199844081
eISBN:
9780190497071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844081.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Students who were born digital are not asking whether or not they should use computers, smartphones and online resources when learning how to chant Torah. Technology is so deeply integrated into our ... More


Village Structure in Revolutionary Processes, 1925–1930

Hy V. Luong

in Tradition, Revolution, and Market Economy in a North Vietnamese Village, 1925-2006

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833701
eISBN:
9780824870447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833701.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that a full understanding of Vietnamese revolutionary dynamics requires an in-depth analysis of the structure of the colonial social formation, for the dynamics of the Vietnamese ... More


Halakhah and Minhag: The Customs of the People as Law

Louis Jacobs

in Tree of Life: Diversity, Flexibility and Creativity in Jewish Law

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100394
eISBN:
9781800340299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100394.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question of minhag (custom) and the halakhic recognition that vox populi is vox Dei — or in the later Hebraic formulation, ‘the custom of our fathers is Torah’. Minhag, in ... More


The Life of Hinduism

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249134
eISBN:
9780520940079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book presents Hinduism as a vibrant, truly “lived” religion. Celebrating the diversity for which Hinduism is known, it begins its journey in the “new India” of Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley, ... More


Sons of Gods and Heroes

Olivier Hekster

in Emperors and Ancestors: Roman Rulers and the Constraints of Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198736820
eISBN:
9780191800429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736820.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter investigates explicit and suggested notions of divine imperial ancestry in the period up to the Tetrarchy. Claims of divine descent (from Aeneas) formed a prominent part of the personal ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth L. Sanders (eds)

in Ancient Jewish Sciences and the History of Knowledge in Second Temple Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823048
eISBN:
9781479873975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823048.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book explores the relationship between science and early Judaism. Drawing on the foundations of an established discipline, which has studied the role of Jews in the formation of medieval and ... More


The Land of Inachus

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An exploration of the geographic and hydrographic features of the Bosporus strait, and the ways in which they impacted on the lives of the inhabitants of Byzantium. This chapter investigates how the ... More


Dancing with the Censors: Burmese Performing Arts Keep Time

Catherine Diamond

in Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835842
eISBN:
9780824871840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835842.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Burmese performing arts and how the artists find themselves in a quandary between engagement with the flow of international art and the preservation of local traditions. The ... More


Introduction: The Armpit of Greece

Thomas Russell

in Byzantium and the Bosporus: A Historical Study, from the Seventh Century BC until the Foundation of Constantinople

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790525
eISBN:
9780191831720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790525.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

An introduction to the themes explored in this book, the relationship between the Bosporus and the city of Byzantium, and the ways in which this book attempts to differ itself from previous work on ... More


How Taste Is Made

Camille Bégin

in Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America's Food

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040252
eISBN:
9780252098512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040252.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter argues that the New Deal food writing does not provide lessons on how to eat better, nor a cause to dismiss it as a bigoted or failed nation-building attempt. Rather, it ... More


Conclusion

Ross Kane

in Syncretism and Christian Tradition: Race and Revelation in the Study of Religious Mixture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197532195
eISBN:
9780197532225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197532195.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The period of late antiquity provides an example of how syncretism’s use has changed over recent decades as scholars increasingly probe the usefulness of categories like religion or syncretism when ... More


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