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Historical Narrative

Aditya Malik

in Nectar Gaze and Poison Breath: An Analysis and Translation of the Rajasthani Oral Narrative of Devnarayan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150193
eISBN:
9780199784653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150198.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the related discourses on time and history that the narrative deals with. The materials for this are primarily provided by the oral telling of the narrative, recited by Śri ... More


Some Metaphors for Reading

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores how the production and transmission of scribally published texts were perceived by their original readers to differ from printed and oral texts. It considers drawing on the ... More


Disruptions

in Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter studies the disruption of the prevailing impression that print was a transparent vehicle for ideas. It shows how print sometimes presents an appearance of stability and reliability that ... More


From Monument to Mobile: Genetic Criticism and Ulysses

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents an account of genetic criticism and its relevance to Ulysses. Ulysses alone does not account for readers' indifference to Joyce's revisions or to variations among the printed ... More


The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Joad Raymond (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

What did most people read? Where did they get it? Where did it come from? What were its uses in its readers' lives? How was it produced and distributed? What were its relations to the wider world of ... More


Techniques and Craftsmen

Sachiko Kusukawa

in Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226465296
eISBN:
9780226465289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465289.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the technical aspects of book production. These include the two means of image replication: woodcuts and incised metal plates. The new art of mechanically replicating texts ... More


The Theatre: On the London Stage and on the Page

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although Parliament had officially closed the London commercial stages in 1642 and many of the old theaters including the Globe and the King’s Masquing House were destroyed, throughout the ... More


The ‘Goodly Maker’: Conscripting Dante in Henrician England

Nick Havely

in Dante’s British Public: Readers and Texts, from the Fourteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199212446
eISBN:
9780191789472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212446.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This is the first of two chapters addressing the formation of a British ‘Protestant Dante’. It focuses upon three main areas of enquiry: the circulation of Dantean texts in the Henrician period; the ... More


Slaves and Sons: The Court Dynamics of a Religious Dispute in South India

Ute Hüsken

in Filing Religion: State, Hinduism, and Courts of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199463794
eISBN:
9780199086849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463794.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The court case under discussion deals with the question of who holds authority in religious matters in a south Indian Vaiṣṇava temple and, more specifically, of whether this temple’s Vaikhānasa ... More


The Orator’s Dilemma: Public Embarrassment and the Promise of the Book

Kathryn D. Temple

in Loving Justice: Legal Emotions in William Blackstone's England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479895274
eISBN:
9781479832637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479895274.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter shifts registers to focus on Blackstone's own embarrassment as marking the importance of the Commentaries as a written text, a materialized object that came to symbolize the permanence ... More


Popular History

Peter Burke

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume One: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland to 1660

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199287048
eISBN:
9780191803468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199287048.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the principal printed texts out of which the “historical culture” of ordinary people was constructed. The discussions cover broadsides and other cheap texts as well as ... More


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