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Epigraphy and Ritual: The Vow of a Legionary from Sulmo

John Scheid

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

A graffito discovered in the temple of Hercules Curinus at Sulmo allows us to explore the ritual logic of the Roman vow, undoubtedly one of the most characteristic rites in Roman religion, with its ... More


Divine Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt

Salima Ikram (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774248580
eISBN:
9781936190010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248580.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The invention of mummification enabled the ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies not only of humans but also of animals, so that they could live forever. Mummified animals are of four different ... More


The Afterlife of St. Elizabeth

Kenneth Baxter Wolf

in The Life and Afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Testimony from her Canonization Hearings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732586
eISBN:
9780199894895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732586.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter treats that part of the testimony that pertains to the miracles associated with Elizabeth’s shrine in Marburg. It uses data contained within the 130 depositions to recreate the workings ... More


The Impartiality of Divine Response

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

To celebrate the benefits of the Dharma (hōraku), it was a common practice in Japan during the medieval period to make offerings of poetry (waka, renga, kanshi) as well as Nō plays and other ... More


Privatizations

Roy C. Smith, Ingo Walter, and Gayle Delong

in Global Banking

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195335934
eISBN:
9780199932146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335934.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Privatization has been the principal means through which governments sell shares to the public of state-owned enterprises. Beginning with Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ... More


Groups and Individuals

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Few studies deal with the role of imperial cults in human maturation. Evidence for imperial hymnodes from Pergamon and elsewhere, for imperial mysteries, and for individual votive offerings shows ... More


The German Financial System

Jan P. Krahnen and Reinhard H. Schmidt (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253166
eISBN:
9780191601651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253161.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of all aspects of the German financial system, grounded in the current discussion about the importance of a country's financial system for ... More


Statues in the Temples of Pompeii: Combinations of Gods, Local Definition of Cults, and the Memory of the City 1

William Van Andringa

in Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572069
eISBN:
9780191738739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Pompeian citizens were surrounded by the sacred. Not only were there a lot of cult places in the town, there were also crowds of statues of divinities inside each sanctuary, usually set up as votive ... More


The Religion of Plant and Animal Offerings Versus the Religion of Meanings, Essences, and Textual Mysteries

Stanley Stowers

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Focusing on a distinction between two modes of ancient Mediterranean religion, the religion of everyday social exchange, in which the main focus was on plant and animal offerings, and the religion of ... More


Dancing with the Mountain in the Altiplano: The Festival of the Ispallas

Frédérique Apffel-Marglin

in Subversive Spiritualities: How Rituals Enact the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793853
eISBN:
9780199919246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793853.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 7 is in a narrative voice, in order to capture how humans, non-humans, and other-than-humans all ritually dance their world into continued existence. At the festival of the Ispallas, people ... More


The Sense of Sacrifice: Culture, Communication, and Commitment

SCOTT ATRAN

in In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178036
eISBN:
9780199850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178036.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Religious commitment always involves public expression and the exercise of moral sentiment. Religious offerings always involve nonrecuperable cost, no matter how economically flexible they appear. ... More


The Laws

Mary Douglas

in In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245413
eISBN:
9780191697463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245413.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The laws in the Book of Numbers deal with the two main topics: the first covers all kinds of sin and uncleanness, including the difference between intentional and unintentional transgression, and ... More


IPO: A Global Guide

Philippe Espinasse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book is a practical guide to initial public offerings. This book explains the pros and cons of turning private businesses into listed companies. The book details the strategies, procedures and ... More


Biased Listings: Proximity in Domestic Primary Markets

Dariusz Wójcik

in The Global Stock Market: Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592180
eISBN:
9780191729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592180.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 2 starts the investigation of the role of proximity in stock market relations, by focusing on issuers entering the market. It shows that firms from leading business centres of their countries ... More


Ancient Views on Festivals: A Case of Near Eastern Mediterranean Koine

Walter Burkert

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

Intercultural recognition of festivals can be found across different Near Eastern and Mediterranean civilizations. A telling example of a multicultural event is presented by Sozomen (2.4.2-5) in his ... More


Defining the parameters

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the reasons why a company may wish to go public, and the reasons why not, and sets out what is involved in an initial public offering. It also explains the role played by ... More


Getting ready

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter sets out the preparatory work needed for an initial public offering and explains the roles played by different professionals, including the company going public, the investment bank, and ... More


Marketing the deal

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter focuses on the public offering itself and the marketing and research involved, with discussions of market research, investor education, pricing and roadshows.


After the IPO

Philippe Espinasse

in IPO: A Global Guide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083183
eISBN:
9789882209862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083183.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines price stabilization, investor education and further capital raising and transactions after a company has been listed. A concluding section discusses what makes a successful ... More


Lesser churches’ resources in tithes and offerings

Susan Wood

in The Proprietary Church in the Medieval West

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198206972
eISBN:
9780191725029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206972.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter argues that lords in some regions had a decisive influence on the allocation or direction of so-called pastoral revenues; not, however, fitting any universal pattern of directing their ... More


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