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Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Mark Williams

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The presentation of the magical and mantic in Celtic literature has persistently been dogged by misunderstanding and over-romanticised readings. Among the misconceptions about the ancient and ... More


Celestial portents and apocalypticism in medieval Ireland

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter deals with Ireland from the 7th to the 12th centuries, which represents the oldest literary material from the medieval Celtic world. It shows that a conspicuously biblical paradigm for ... More


Conclusion

Alexandra Walsham

in Providence in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208877
eISBN:
9780191678172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208877.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The book focuses on the contrary views of various sections regarding the theories of God's judgement and divine intervention. The tales of God's judgements and stories of prodigies and portents have ... More


Luther on Miracles

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at three dimensions of Martin Luther’s teaching concerning miracles: his famous critique of the miracles long credited to the saints, his use of natural wonders to create ... More


Nature and the “Signs of the End” in Job Fincel's Wonder Signs

Philip M. Soergel

in Miracles and the Protestant Imagination: The Evangelical Wonder Book in Reformation Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844661
eISBN:
9780199932856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844661.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 3 treats the use of miracles in the works of the Lutheran natural philosopher, Job Fincel, who in the politically troubled years in the mid-sixteenth century published three widely read ... More


The Clothworkers’ Portents

Matthew Sergi

in Practical Cues and Social Spectacle in the Chester Plays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226709239
eISBN:
9780226709406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709406.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

A short coda brings the book’s methodologies to bear on a Chester play for which no practical cues are available: the Clothworkers’ Portents play. Examples from other Chester plays are offered to ... More


· The Role and Image of the Seer

Michael Attyah Flower

in The Seer in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252295
eISBN:
9780520934009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252295.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

What the Greeks called “the craft of divination” (mantik ē technē) was the art of interpreting the meaning of signs that were sent by the gods. The god-sent sign was the instrument of mediation ... More


The Political Animal: Metaphoric Rebellion in Zhao Yong’s Painting of Heavenly Horses

Jerome Silbergeld

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

If an animal is depicted with features that seem more man than beast, it might just be that the artist's real interest has to do with people. With their historical treasure of animal lore, Chinese ... More


Being a Disciple, Fashioning a Cult

Guillaume Rozenberg

in The Immortals: Faces of the Incredible in Buddhist Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840952
eISBN:
9780824871666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840952.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The discourse of believing having been set out in Chapter 1, in the second chapter readers enter into the cult's disciples' world. This chapter opens with a description of a disciple's gear, that is, ... More


Making Sense of Chaos: Civil War, Dynasties, and Family Trees

Andrew Stiles

in Ancient Divination and Experience

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198844549
eISBN:
9780191880032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844549.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

Periods of civil war were greatly disruptive to Roman society, and the populace evidently sought to make sense of these upheavals in different ways, including through narratives involving various ... More


The Legend of Lucius Brutus

T.P. Wiseman

in Unwritten Rome

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859898225
eISBN:
9781781385500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898225.003.0017
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

During the 250 years between the end of the Roman monarchy and the beginning of Roman historiography, the tale of Tarquin's expulsion was told in many different ways. Traces of the various versions ... More


Glimpses of History (The Script)

Laura Nenzi

in The Chaos and Cosmos of Kurosawa Tokiko: One Woman's Transit from Tokugawa to Meiji Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839574
eISBN:
9780824869656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839574.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this chapter, which covers the months between the end of 1858 and the spring of 1859, the small world of Kurosawa Tokiko comes within full sight of large-scale history. A series of portents and ... More


Allochthons

Herman Ooms

in Imperial Politics and Symbolics in Ancient Japan: The Tenmu Dynasty, 650-800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832353
eISBN:
9780824869281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832353.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the contributions of “Allochthons”—people who could be aliens, immigrants, refugees, or prisoners of war and were familiar with continental practices. The various domains of ... More


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