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How Things Persist

Katherine Hawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199275434
eISBN:
9780191699818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275434.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How do things persist? Are material objects spread out through time just as they are spread out through space? Or is temporal persistence quite different from spatial extension? This key question ... More


Resonances

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The book adopts a realist epistemology in terms of relaying ‘facts. It also acknowledges that these are mediated through language and metaphor and also that dissonances between actuality and ... More


Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Sara Ritchey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

A magnificent proliferation of new Christ-centered devotional practices reveals profound changes in the Western Christian temperament of the twelfth century and beyond. This change has often been ... More


Introduction

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book examines the medieval perception that the phenomenal world was the material matrix into which God entered when he became human via Mary. It explores the complex relationships between women ... More


The Mirror of Holy Virginity

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines how devotion and theology centered on the world's re-creation developed in the twelfth century, using the Speculum virginum as a starting point. The Speculum virginum (Mirror of ... More


An Estranged Wilderness

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the relationship of natural metaphors to their literal referents in the material world by focusing on the status of the wilderness in later medieval Carthusian devotion. It ... More


Ubiquitous Display: The Earl of Strafford, 1672–1739

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

By contrast with the other four men in these case studies, the earl of Strafford was never an arbiter of taste and was concerned only with following the latest fashions. Yet paradoxically it was by ... More


Viriditas and Virginitas

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Hildegard of Bingen's belief in viriditas as a speculatory means of identifying God's presence in the material world, along with its relation to virginitas and to the concepts ... More


Clare of Assisi and the Tree of Crucifixion

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Clare of Assisi's focus on the crucifixion of Christ—his “suffer[ing] on the tree of the cross”—as part of her pursuit of poverty. It considers Clare's devotional persuasion ... More


Introduction

Johanna Malt

in Obscure Objects of Desire Surrealism, Fetishism, and Politics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253425
eISBN:
9780191698132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253425.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The object is central to this book's argument, and it focuses on surrealist reactions to, and production of, objects; on the way various surrealists respond to and intervene in the material world ... More


George Berkeley and Catharism

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines George Berkeley's denial of matter from the standpoint of the Catharism doctrines on matter. It compares the ideas professed by the medieval Dualistic ... More


Conclusion

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book has explored the devotional origins and development of the medieval doctrine of re-creation. It has shown how religious communities of the later medieval period comprehended matter as ... More


Bent's Old Fort as the New Word

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the shape of the material world at Bent's Old Fort directed behavior into ritualistic patterns and reinforced cultural assumptions regarding the world of our ancestors. It ... More


Introduction

Helen Jacobsen

in Luxury and Power: The Material World of the Stuart Diplomat, 1660-1714

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693757
eISBN:
9780191731976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693757.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Seventeenth-century diplomacy was a very visual form of politics and luxury consumption was integral to its conduct. English diplomats abroad were exposed to the very highest levels of expenditure on ... More


Conclusion: On Circumambulatory Reading

Charlotte Eubanks

in Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265615
eISBN:
9780520947894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265615.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter considers an important metaphor for textuality within the Buddhist tradition, which is the “turning the wheel of the dharma.” It discusses the cycle of textual production and ... More


Conclusion

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings and issues discussed in this book about the philosophy of George Berkeley. It was shown that there are a number of important ... More


Thinking and believing

Brian Sudlow

in Catholic Literature and Secularisation in France and England, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083112
eISBN:
9781781703137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083112.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The secularisation of mentalities in France and England was denoted by the shift towards a more anthropocentric conceptualisation of humanity and by the way in which certain secular discourses came ... More


Consciousness Revisited: Materialism without Phenomenal Concepts

Michael Tye

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012737
eISBN:
9780262255172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012737.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We are material beings in a material world, but we are also beings who have experiences and feelings. How can these subjective states be just a matter of matter? To defend materialism, philosophical ... More


Priests and Shrines

Gore Charles

in Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines the institution of urban contemporary cult shrines in Benin City, introducing the forms of organisation and strategies used by shrine priests and considering some of the ideas ... More


Reenacting the Land of Rites and Etiquette: Between the Virtual and the Material

Kevin Carrico

in Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295490
eISBN:
9780520967687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295490.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“Reenacting the Land of Rites and Etiquette” develops a close ethnographic analysis of three primary Han Clothing Movement media: ethnic clothing, ritual, and photography. Each is deployed to ... More


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