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The Curse in Other Cultures

Alexander Murray

in Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

This chapter begins with a second reflection about historical method. It is about an intellectual convention quite as innate as periodisation to historical thoughts, namely the assignment of sources. ... More


A Priest's Guide for the Great Festival: Aghorasiva's Mahotsavavidhi

Richard H. Davis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378528
eISBN:
9780199869640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

With the great processions of the gods, images splendidly adorned in jewelry and flower garlands, who move out of the temples and through the streets of the community, Hindu temple festivals have ... More


The Burden of the Past

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi: Pan-Islamism, Imperialism and Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658279
eISBN:
9780199081394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658279.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the history of Hindus and Muslims in India. The first section studies the Muslim invasion of India, which challenged Hinduism. It describes the State in medieval India as ... More


Conclusion

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter summarizes some of the main points of the book. It examines the view that the period of the Afghan rule witnessed the disintegration of the ‘centralized’ political structure of the Delhi ... More


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