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Magic and Impotence in the Middle Ages

Catherine Rider

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282227
eISBN:
9780191713026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282227.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book investigates the common medieval belief that magic could cause impotence. Because impotence was a ground for annulling a marriage in medieval canon law, it received a large amount of ... More


The London Market for Sovereign Debt, 1870–1913 versus Today's Markets

Paolo Mauro, Nathan Sussman, and Yishay Yafeh

in Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization: Sovereign Bond Spreads in 1870-1913 and Today

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199272693
eISBN:
9780191603488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272697.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes the pre-World War I London market for sovereign bonds issued by emerging countries, and compares it with the corresponding market today. It shows that the London market was ... More


 Mental Maladies

Bernard Gert, Charles M. Culver, and K. Danner Clouser

in Bioethics: A systematic approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195159066
eISBN:
9780199786466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159063.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter shows that the book’s account of malady generates the objective account of mental disorders that has been included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) from ... More


How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Leah Price

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book asks how our culture came to frown on using books for any purpose other than reading. When did the coffee-table book become an object of scorn? Why did law courts forbid witnesses to kiss ... More


Manual sign language

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines manual sign language disorders following pathology to the brain. Disorders in manual sign language occur following pathology to the left hemisphere in right-handers. These ... More


‘A Car or a Wife?’ The Northern European Marriage System and the Sexual Revolution

Hera Cook

in The Long Sexual Revolution: English Women, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199252183
eISBN:
9780191719240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252183.003.0016
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter re-analyses existing statistical sources to explain the underlying transformation and disruption of existing ways of living that occurred as a result of the astonishing reduction in risk ... More


The Course of Change in the Pay Structure

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter surveys the changes that have come about in pay structure in the course of time and, together with the next chapter (which surveys occupational pay structure in various types of ... More


Laterality and Human Speciation

Michael C. Corballis

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the relevance of cerebral asymmetry. Although cerebral asymmetries abound in non-human animals, there are still reasons to suppose that there may have been a single-gene ... More


Experimental Design

Riitta Salmelin and Lauri Parkkonen

in MEG: An Introduction to Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195307238
eISBN:
9780199863990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307238.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the design of neuroimaging experiments. In the design of efficient functional neuroimaging experiments the following needs to be considered: (i) the dynamics of the measured ... More


Shakespeare and Laughter: A Cultural History

Indira Ghose

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076923
eISBN:
9781781700983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines laughter in the Shakespearean theatre, in the context of a cultural history of early modern laughter, and looks at various strands of the early modern discourse on laughter, ... More


Manual praxis

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines manual apraxia, which refers to the difficulty in carrying out movements with the hands and arms which is not due to weakness or immobility. Topics covered include the ... More


Applied Aspects of Hand Function

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

The results of fundamental research on human hand function offer valuable information about the capacities and limitations of the human user. Such information may be directed toward the solution of a ... More


Introduction

John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Operational art is currently taught at most command and staff colleges throughout the Western world. Military colleges and operational headquarters abound with manuals, procedures, and checklists for ... More


Active Haptic Sensing

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter addresses human hand functions based on performance of manual tasks that specifically involve active haptic sensing, another form of manual sensing that relies on cutaneous inputs from ... More


Sex differences in brain organization

Doreen Kimura

in Neuromotor Mechanisms in Human Communication

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195054927
eISBN:
9780199872268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195054927.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter examines sex differences in brain organization for speech and for manual programming and constructional function. Sex differences in the lateralization of function are relatively minor. ... More


Familiarity in Life and Letters

Sarah M. S. Pearsall

in Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199532995
eISBN:
9780191714443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532995.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter defines the concept of familiarity, a means by which even individuals not related by family could achieve family-like relationships. Such familiarity — distinguished from either ... More


Planning the Randomized Controlled Trial

Phyllis Solomon, Mary M. Cavanaugh, and Jeffrey Draine

in Randomized Controlled Trials: Design and Implementation for Community-Based Psychosocial Interventions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333190
eISBN:
9780199864317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333190.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 3 discusses the requisite research necessary for designing and conducting a full-scale RCT. Preliminary efforts include assessing and negotiating within possible settings, assessing the ... More


The Vedicization of Viṭṭhal

Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere

in Rise of a Folk God: Vitthal of Pandharpur

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777594
eISBN:
9780199919048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777594.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter, which has been abridged from the Marathi original, presents a variety of attempts that Brāhmaṇ pandits and Vedic scholars have made to induct Viṭṭhal and his cult into more ... More


Drugs Don't Talk: Do Medication and Biological Psychiatry Contribute to Silencing the Self?

Richard A. Gordon

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the recent rise in the use of antidepressant medications as well as the growing emphasis on biomedical explanations for depression. The chapter presents the history of ... More


Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Roger Carpenter and John Robson (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523192
eISBN:
9780191688850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523192.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Vision research is one of the largest and most active areas within brain research. Psychologists, neuroscientists, opthamologists and optometrists, computer scientists, and engineers all have an ... More


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