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The Lambeth Apocalypse: Reading, Viewing, and ‘Internalizing’ the Book of Revelation in the Thirteenth Century

Natasha O'Hear

in Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in Visual Exegesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590100
eISBN:
9780191725678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590100.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 1 presents the Lambeth Apocalypse Manuscript (hereafter Lambeth) as a key example of the thirteenth‐century Anelo‐Norman illustrated Apocalypse devotional manuscript tradition. This ... More


Nina Sadur (1950– )

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Nina Sadur and several of her works. Sadur is considered as one of three writers who is currently successful in establishing their own ground, the others being Larisa Vaneeva ... More


Artistic Roots of Arab Cinema

Viola Shafik

in Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160653
eISBN:
9781936190096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160653.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Traditional Islamic principles of representation have rarely been applied to Arab cinema. The colorful non-spatial painting of miniatures and the ornamental rhythms of the arabesque, basically ... More


Portraits in Stone

Jennifer Van Horn

in Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Elite residents of Charleston, South Carolina, sought a unique means of memorializing their dead: gravestones embellished with bust-length depictions of the deceased. Commissioned from stone carvers ... More


The Task of Translation in Catullus 64

Elizabeth Marie Young

in Translation as Muse: Poetic Translation in Catullus's Rome

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226279916
eISBN:
9780226280080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280080.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Catullus’s poem 64 (a miniature epic or epyllion), though original by modern standards, is shot through with forms of translation that were common at Rome, in particular what ... More


Trial and Error in the Village Economy

S. Ilan Troen

in Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094831
eISBN:
9780300128000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094831.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses how miniature commonwealths could not survive without a solid economic basis. Indeed, settlements were rarely profitable in the short term. Their establishment and viability ... More


Milton’s Map of Liberty

Katarzyna Lecky

in Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198834694
eISBN:
9780191872778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834694.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 turns to Milton’s exploration of custom as it informs Britain’s ancient territories of civic liberty in A Maske Presented at Ludlow Castle (1637/45). Milton’s poetic map of the uneasy lands ... More


Conclusions and the Legacy of the Jalayirids

Patrick Wing

in The Jalayirids: Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402255
eISBN:
9781474418843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402255.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of Jalayirid patronage of miniature painting and book illustration. The question of a “Jalayirid school” of painting is most persistent legacy of the ... More


Musical Realism Reconsidered: The Rural Miniature and Representation

Joshua S. Walden

in Sounding Authentic: The Rural Miniature and Musical Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334667
eISBN:
9780199369409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334667.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines theories of genre in order to define the musical genre of the rural miniature. It identifies the typical melodic, harmonic, formal, and rhythmic elements associated with the ... More


Wall Paintings

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

The harsh monotony of the red stone surfaces has been mellowed by the instrument of covering the surfaces of imperial buildings with decorations in the form of frescoes and murals. The wall paintings ... More


Miniature Pleasures: On Watching Films on an iPhone

Martine Beugnet

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Martine Beugnet, responds to the common complaint that watching movies on a smartphone is ‘uncinematic’, and investigates precisely the cinematicity particular to such ... More


Introduction: Shaking Hands

Shahzad Bashir

in Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231144919
eISBN:
9780231517607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231144919.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to present a view of the Persianate social and religious world during the approximate period 1300–1500 ce, by focusing on corporeal ... More


The Throne of Time: The Painted Miracles of the Saint Emperor

A. Azfar Moin

in The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160377
eISBN:
9780231504713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160377.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores Jahangir's—Akbar's heir—innovations to messianic kingship, which were in the form of sacred art. It is well acknowledged that painting was an important medium for Jahangir, one ... More


The Outermost Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

in From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter illustrates how, until the mid-20th century, little was known about the true nature of asteroids and comets. Asteroids looked like single points of light through a telescope, and ... More


Matriarchal picture identification in first-wave British Gothic fiction1

Kamilla Elliott

in Gothic kinship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088605
eISBN:
9781781707203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088605.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter deals with the importance of maternal miniature identification for first-wave Gothic heroines. Elliott focuses on how first-wave Gothic fiction pits matriarchal against patriarchal ... More


Shrinking Culture: Lotte World and the Logic of Miniaturization

Timothy R. Tangherlini

in Consuming Korean Tradition in Early and Late Modernity: Commodification, Tourism, and Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833930
eISBN:
9780824870416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833930.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on Lotte World, billed by its giant parent conglomerate as the world's largest indoor amusement park and shopping mall. Lotte World embraces both the inauthentic and the ... More


Theater of the Dead

Jeehee Hong

in Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855376
eISBN:
9780824868680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855376.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Another phase in the making of theatrical images was the change from relatively flat images of actors to three-dimensional figures that played a symbolic role in the tomb space. The primary case is ... More


The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Suzanne Buchan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This work is the first thorough analysis of the creative oeuvre of the Quay Brothers. Known for their animation shorts that rely on puppetry, miniatures, and stop-motion techniques, their fiercely ... More


Istanbul

Paul Stephenson

in The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190209063
eISBN:
9780190209087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190209063.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Archaeology: Classical

Considers the fate of the Serpent Column in Ottoman and modern Istanbul. Studies Mehmed the Conqueror as dragon-slayer, with a final glance at the combat myth, and as antiquarian. Surveys the ... More


Tiny and Fragmented Votive Offerings from Classical Antiquity

Jessica Hughes

in The Tiny and the Fragmented: Miniature, Broken, or Otherwise Incomplete Objects in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190614812
eISBN:
9780190614836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190614812.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter addresses tiny and fragmented votive offerings from the ancient Greco-Roman world. The first half of the chapter surveys different kinds of votive fragmentation, ranging from objects ... More


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