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Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion: Michoacán, 1927-29

Matthew Butler

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262986
eISBN:
9780191734656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262986.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book provides a new interpretation of the cristero war (1926–29), which divided Mexico's peasantry into rival camps loyal to the Catholic Church (cristero) or the Revolution (agrarista). It puts ... More


Becoming a Sade Pious Woman in a Secular Society: Aknur’s Story

Gul Ozyegin

in New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth

Published in print:
1937
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814762349
eISBN:
9780814762356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762349.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Aknur, a 23-year old college student and devout Muslim, actively aspires to be "sade" (pure, simple, frugal) in all aspects of her self-making. Critical of both secularism and the rise of the ... More


Scribes and Scholars at Salisbury Cathedral c. 1075–c. 1125

Teresa Webber

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203087
eISBN:
9780191675706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203087.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This is a study of the books of Salisbury Cathedral and their scribes in the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries. These manuscripts form the largest collection to have survived from any English ... More


La catedral mexicana: St. Francis of Assisi and the Mexican Near West Side, 1940–1962

Deborah E. Kanter

in Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042973
eISBN:
9780252051845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042973.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Mexicans, tejanos, and braceros converged on Chicago in greater numbers in the World War II era and after. Most settled around St. Francis of Assisi Church, which anchored the city’s largest Mexican ... More


Love and Death

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shows that Hannah Rochel eventually made a vow to remain unmarried in order to continue her traditionally male religious behavior into adulthood. However, she fell in love before making ... More


Making Parishes Mexican: Pilsen, 1947–1970

Deborah E. Kanter

in Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042973
eISBN:
9780252051845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042973.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the 1950s Mexicans moved into Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, which had thirteen mostly Slavic parishes. The ensuing ethnic succession challenges the expected narrative of “white flight.” ... More


In the Holy Land

Nathaniel Deutsch

in The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231917
eISBN:
9780520927971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231917.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the theological doctrine and how it may have influenced the Maiden of Ludmir's decision to remain celibate. The Maiden's subsequent experiences in the Holy Land constitute ... More


The Basque Seroras and Lay Female Religious Life in the Early Modern World

Amanda L. Scott

in The Basque Seroras: Local Religion, Gender, and Power in Northern Iberia, 1550-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747496
eISBN:
9781501747519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747496.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the lay female religious life in the early modern world. Simultaneously ignored, sanctified, suspected of heresy, lauded, and targeted for reform, devout laywomen presented ... More


Judah Al-Harizi

David Goldstein

in Hebrew Poems from Spain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113669
eISBN:
9781800340183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113669.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the poetry of Judah al-Harizi. Like Joseph Ibn Zabara, Judah al-Harizi’s fame depends mainly on his collection of rhymed prose narratives, known as ‘Tahkemoni’. He was born in ... More


Economics, Patronage, and Politics

Janine Larmon Peterson

in Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics: Disputed Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742347
eISBN:
9781501742354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742347.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter assesses a number of motives beyond religious devotion that played a part in local veneration. There were economic, social, and political considerations that motivated segments of ... More


Religion and the Samanid Amirs

L. Marlow

in Counsel for Kings: Wisdom and Politics in Tenth-Century Iran: Volume I: The Nasihat al-muluk of Pseudo-Mawardi: Contexts and Themes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748696901
eISBN:
9781474422215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696901.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

To situate Naṣīḥat al-mulūk in the religious culture of the tenth-century Samanid domains, this chapters explores the orientations and practices of the Samanid amirs from the later ninth century ... More


Economic Trust and Religious Violence

Taco Terpstra

in Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691172088
eISBN:
9780691189703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172088.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the changing world of the fourth century CE, a time of social ferment heightened by the Roman emperors' adoption of Christianity as a religion of state. Although this shift ... More


The Experience of Rev. Thomas H. Jones, Who Was a Slave for Forty-Three Years: Written by a Friend, as Related to Him by Brother Jones

Thomas H. Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869536
eISBN:
9781469602851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869543_jones
Subject:
History, African-American History

Originally published in order to raise money to purchase his son's freedom, Thomas Jones's autobiography first appeared in the 1850s. This version, published in 1885, includes not only Jones's ... More


Purple Candle: Healing

R. Andrew Chesnut

in Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764662
eISBN:
9780199932535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764662.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Santa Muerte's role as healer. Drawing on both European and Mexican cultural antecedents in which death possesses awesome curing powers and tapping into the well-established ... More


Anxious Ambitions and the Financing of Tranquility

Maria Tapias

in Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039171
eISBN:
9780252097157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the uneven terrain of economic success in Punata by focusing on the experiences of members of a group of more prosperous career chola and mestiza market women. In particular, it ... More


The royal itinerary and roads in England under Edward I

Michael Prestwich

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Edward I travelled constantly. This was not in order to govern the country, but for reasons such as visits to shrines, and to go hunting, as well as to go on campaign in Wales and Scotland. The ... More


Paths to Chicago: Early Mexican Immigration and Catholicism, 1920–1939

Deborah E. Kanter

in Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042973
eISBN:
9780252051845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042973.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The first Mexican newcomers moved to Chicago in the 1920s. Elidia Barroso’s diary offers a personal glimpse into movement in Mexico to Texas and eventually to Illinois. The 1929 ballad “El corrido de ... More


The Cronicones in Local Religion: Historia Sacra Writ Small

Katrina B. Olds

in Forging the Past: Invented Histories in Counter-Reformation Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300185225
eISBN:
9780300186062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185225.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines how provincial historians integrated textual, material, and visual evidence with the false chronicles to intervene in local religious devotion. It also points toward the ... More


The Last Books Written in Arabic in al-Andalus and the Question of Assimilation

in Muslims in Spain, 1500 to 1614

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226319636
eISBN:
9780226319650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319650.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Briefly, in the final decade of the sixteenth century, there were perpetrated in Granada a series of forgeries in the course of which ostensibly Christian sacred books from the first century A.D. ... More


Why Do Arab Terrorists Kill Themselves?

in Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

When Westerners attempt to explain why Arab terrorists engage in acts of self-destruction, their arguments usually emphasize religious devotion, unspecified anomie, solidarity with their fellows, or ... More


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