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Barbarians, Law Codes, and Purgatory

Isabel Moreira

in Heaven's Purge: Purgatory in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736041
eISBN:
9780199894628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736041.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter asks the question: were the barbarian invasions responsible for the rise of purgatory? Examining ancient sources and modern interpretations, this chapter assesses the role of barbarian ... More


Sources, Approaches, and Contexts

Andrew Reynolds

in Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544554
eISBN:
9780191720390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544554.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The book opens with a review of past approaches and current understandings of the judicial process in Anglo‐Saxon England, including a brief commentary on what is known of social regulation in the ... More


The Forcing Apparatus: Dombey and Son

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines discourses concerning child mental development in England during the 19th century. It offers extended literary readings of two mid-century novels which address questions of ... More


Science, System, and the Sexual Body: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines George Meredith's novel The Ordeal of Richard Feverel and its relevance to discourses concerning sexuality and fears of precocious development in childhood in England during the ... More


The Sacred Dimension to Legal Processes

Huw Pryce

in Native Law and the Church in Medieval Wales

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203629
eISBN:
9780191675904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203629.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

In establishing proof and creating legal obligations, secular laws during the medieval period often depended on God's judgement, whether immediately as in the ordeal or eventually as a sanction ... More


The Ordeal

Bertrand Lafont

in Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The origins of the ordeal go back a very long way in history, and research into its oldest traces takes one back some 5,000 years to the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates. What gave its unity to the ... More


Done to death: the torture of St Margaret in historical perspective

Juliana Dresvina

in A Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780197265963
eISBN:
9780191772061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265963.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 10 discusses the part played in the martyrdom narrative of torture, redirecting attention from its sexual component and the interplay between violence and desire to examination of the variety ... More


The Book of the Day of Judgement

Sally Harvey

in Domesday: Book of Judgement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199669783
eISBN:
9780191757501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669783.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores the true significance of the name ‘Domesday’. It demonstrates that it was in the English tradition that the ceremonies and language of land-grants should invoke Judgement Day. ... More


The Smell of Napalm in the Morning

Cian O'Driscoll

in Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198832911
eISBN:
9780191871313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832911.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The third problem that victory poses for just war theorists arises from the view that it is a part of the strategic rather than normative vocabulary of war. To the degree that victory is a function ... More


The Long Poem: George Meredith’s Sleep

Elisha Cohn

in Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190250041
eISBN:
9780190250065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250041.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the uniquely Victorian and currently under-theorized genre of the long poem, examining the depiction of sleep and sensation as a challenge to developmental ideals in George ... More


Legal Procedure: vyavahāra

Patrick Olivelle

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Dharmaśāstras devote considerable space to discussions of law, courts of law, and the legal procedures that must be followed in court. Legal procedure is known as vyavahāra, a term used also for ... More


Local Legal Practice and Royal Control

Tom Lambert

in Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786313
eISBN:
9780191828638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786313.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores royal control over local legal practice, analysing practical obstacles to the conviction and punishment of wrongdoers and the laws’ attempts to overcome them. After a critical ... More


In the Courtroom of Jungle Saints: The Poor and Transcendental Justice

Helene Basu

in The Law of Possession: Ritual, Healing, and the Secular State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190275747
eISBN:
9780190275778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190275747.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chapter is based upon trials and ordeals as they were practiced in the 1980s at a Muslim dargah, or shrine, in Gujarat, which functioned also as a transcendental law court. The trials combined ... More


Virginity and Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Michael Rosenberg

in Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

This chapter considers a wide range of virginity tests across cultures. Although virginity testing is commonly imbricated with issues of sexual violence, the specific form of virginity manifest ... More


Law and Custom before 1066

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter prepares the ground by exploring the character of law and custom in England before the emergence of the common law. The so-called codes issued by some of the Anglo-Saxon kings, ... More


A Theologian-Martyr in 849

Matthew Bryan Gillis

in Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198797586
eISBN:
9780191839153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797586.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 investigates Gottschalk’s Longer confession as his written response to his condemnation for heresy at Mainz in 848, and then examines his second condemnation at the Synod of Quierzy, 849. ... More


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