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The Empire Writes Back: Josephan Rhetoric in Flavian Rome 1

John M. G. Barclay

in Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262120
eISBN:
9780191718533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on the Against Apion — the most overtly rhetorical of Josephus’ works — and demonstrates how Josephan rhetoric can fruitfully be explored by an analysis of the cultural codes it ... More


Introduction

Sara Mills

in Gender and Colonial Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719053351
eISBN:
9781781702284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719053351.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the process by which spatial relations are considered classed, raced and gendered within the imperial and colonial contexts. It notes that the focus of the study ... More


Dissidence and Subversion: Gallic, Jewish, and Other Lunar Calendars in the Roman Empire

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how lunar calendars that survived unofficially within the Roman Empire could be used to express subtle political dissidence. These include the Gallic calendar of Coligny, luna ... More


Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Brian K. Pennington

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Is “Hinduism” a legitimate term for the widely varying religious practices of India that are commonly called by that name? The appearance of “religion” as a category comprising a set of practices and ... More


Introduction

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Between 1789 and 1832, Great Britain created a comprehensive portrait of Hinduism that exhibited it as a coherent system of beliefs and practices operating by means of clear, regular, and often ... More


Introduction: Pentecostalism and the Globalization of Illness and Healing

Candy Gunther Brown

in Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393408
eISBN:
9780199894390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393408.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The introduction explains why an edited volume, with contributed essays crafted around common questions, best describes divine healing practices and facilitates cross-cultural comparisons. Key terms ... More


How Do You Solve a Problem like Horace?: On Roman Philhellenism and Post-Colonial Critique

Sebastian Matzner

in Complex Inferiorities: The Poetics of the Weaker Voice in Latin Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198814061
eISBN:
9780191851711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814061.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking its cue from Horace’s paradoxical dictum that ‘Greece took captive its brutish conqueror and brought its arts to rustic Latium’ (Ep. 2.1.156–7), this chapter explores parallels between the ... More


ANiS in Context

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides a description of the criticism and socio-political context of ANiS within Maharashtra. It briefly outlines why rationalism is rejected as a “Western” import from post-colonial ... More


Introduction

Hayim Lapin

in Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

How are we to write the history of the Jews, Rabbis among them, in the Roman empire? This introduction lays out some important methodological and theoretical concerns, including what one means by ... More


Excluded from Thought?: Lignes, Literary Conservatism and Identity Politics

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter takes a more critical stance towards the review to examine its cultural conservatism and reticence towards identity politics. The review’s literary tastes, largely shaped by the legacies ... More


The Insubstantial and the Substantial Seculars: Theories of Secularity and Non-Religion

Lois Lee

in Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198736844
eISBN:
9780191800436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736844.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter outlines the theoretical underpinnings of the notions of the secular as insubstantial and as substantial, as well as highlighting theoretical questions that preconceived notions of the ... More


The Governance Implications of Comparative Legal Thinking: On Henry Maine’s Jurisprudence and Liberal Imperialism

Veronica Corcodel

in Private International Law and Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198727620
eISBN:
9780191793684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727620.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores the implications of comparative legal thinking for global governance, specifically insofar as comparative ideas have been instrumental in the justification of imperialism. ... More


Colonial Fragments: Decolonization, Concessions, and Acquired Rights

Matthew Craven

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Concession agreements were at the heart of the battle for international law in the decolonization era. This chapter reconstructs the underpinnings of scholarly debates over the question to what ... More


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