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The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel: Kingship and Narrative Artistry in a Mediaeval Irish Saga

Ralph O'Connor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666133
eISBN:
9780191744693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Irish saga literature represents the largest collection of vernacular narrative in existence from the early Middle Ages, using the tools of Christian literacy to retell myths and legends about the ... More


Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Nicola Mcdonald

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This collection and the romances it investigates are crucial to our understanding of the aesthetics of medieval narrative and to the ideologies of gender and sexuality, race, religion, political ... More


Comparative Dimensions: The 1096 Narratives and Their Medieval Setting

Robert Chazan

in God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Narratives

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520221277
eISBN:
9780520923959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221277.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares the Hebrew First Crusade narratives with biblical and rabbinic prototypes. It examines several medieval narratives for possible parallels in historiographic style and ... More


The Zoharic Frame-tale in Context: Correlations and Implications

Eitan P. Fishbane

in The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199948635
eISBN:
9780190885489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948635.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Situates zoharic narrative literature in its historical and comparative contexts, examining works of Jewish and non-Jewish frametale narratives from this time and place. Through consideration of ... More


Medieval Narrative after 1100

Walter Cohen

in A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198732679
eISBN:
9780191796951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732679.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

High and late medieval narrative (1100–1500) is, like contemporaneous lyric poetry, European literature in the strong sense—in the sense of sharing a set of common forms and themes, deriving from the ... More


“Buddhism Enters China” in Early Medieval China

Robert Ford Campany

in Old Society, New Belief: Religious transformation of China and Rome, ca. 1st-6th Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190278359
eISBN:
9780190278373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278359.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, World History: BCE to 500CE

Narratives are important platforms for religious thought and vehicles of religious persuasion. They are not merely “didactic,” and they do not just flesh out, secondarily, religious doctrines. The ... More


Introduction

Jens Schlieter

in What Is It Like To Be Dead?: Near-Death Experiences, Christianity, and the Occult

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190888848
eISBN:
9780190888879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888848.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This introduction to the historical part outlines how earlier work on “near-death experiences” by Carol Zaleski, Peter Dinzelbacher, or Gregory Shushan took modern near-death experiences as a ... More


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