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The Earls and the Monasteries of Mercia

Stephen Baxter

in The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the connections between the Leofwinesons and several monasteries in Mercia, which were remarkable in both quantity and intensity. The family was responsible for the foundation ... More


A Female Martyr Cult in the Nile Delta: Dimyana and the Forty Virgins

Febe Armanios

in Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199744848
eISBN:
9780199894963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744848.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The third chapter examines the popularity of a supposedly ancient female martyr, St. Dimyana, whose cult, according to seventeenth and eighteenth century sources, was centered on springtime ... More


Beyond Enclosure: The Lives of a Widow

JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE

in Saints' Lives and Women's Literary Culture, 1150-1300: Virginity and its Authorizations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112792
eISBN:
9780191707599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at religious and literary patronage in the numerically small but significant number of Anglo–Norman widows who avoided remarriage. It considers the career of a prominent widow and ... More


Conclusions: The Fall of the House of Leofwine, 1066–1071

Stephen Baxter

in The Earls of Mercia: Lordship and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230983
eISBN:
9780191710940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230983.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter describes the events which led to the fall of the house of Leofwine. It also concludes the book's treatment of the power of earls by showing how Eadwine and Morcar were deprived of it ... More


The Coastal World: Spatial Jurisdictions and Meanings

in Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761468
eISBN:
9780804786850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761468.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the political dynamism that existed in coastal Catholicism, which is considered as both translocal and local in form. It addresses the argument that the various viewpoints of ... More


Rulership and Ritual Action in the Chinese Realm

Evelyn S. Rawski

in The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Confucian state ritual arena. Within Confucian political thought, there was a basic tension between two principles of legitimation—virtue or heredity—that remained ... More


How anchorites made a living

Tom Licence

in Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950–1200

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592364
eISBN:
9780191595639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592364.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

Moving from the general problem of how anchorites rose to prominence, to the particular, practical question of how they were sustained, this chapter examines how patrons intervened to sponsor them ... More


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