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Andrew S. Jacobs

in Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520291126
eISBN:
9780520964983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291126.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter uses Epiphanius of Cyprus's writings to explore three different types of religious conversion, each of which offers a glimpse into the frontiers of Christian personhood and each is ... More


Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred Geographies in a Transnational Islam

Fedwa Malti-Douglas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215931
eISBN:
9780520924673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215931.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book, the ... More


Medieval Malta: From the Period of Muslim Occupation to the Arrival of the Order of Saint John

Ayşe Devrim Atauz

in Eight Thousand Years of Maltese Maritime History: Trade, Piracy, and Naval Warfare in the Central Mediterranean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031798
eISBN:
9780813038148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031798.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology

This chapter discusses the period during which the Maltese Islands were under the Muslim sphere of political and cultural influence, followed by the religious transformation of the Maltese population ... More


‘Turning Turk’, Becoming anOttoman Muslim

Tobias P. Graf

in The Sultan’s Renegades: Christian-European Converts to Islam and the Making of the Ottoman Elite, 1575-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198791430
eISBN:
9780191833908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791430.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines how Christian Europeans found themselves in situations in which conversion to Islam became an option and how such conversions were performed. In the early modern context, change ... More


To Set the Captives Free: Self-help Reading Practices

Megan Sweeney

in Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter shows that narratives of self-improvement and religious transformation have largely replaced narratives of political transformation in women's prisons. This reflects a broader cultural ... More


Varieties Of Catholicism

Gustavo Morello, SJ

in The Catholic Church and Argentina’s Dirty War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190234270
eISBN:
9780190234294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234270.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion of the work is that the different Catholic attitudes toward state terrorism were linked to the way in which each of them dealt with the religious transformation of Argentine society in ... More


Getting Out: Remaining Out of Sex Work

Sharon S. Oselin

in Leaving Prostitution: Getting Out and Staying Out of Sex Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785881
eISBN:
9780814770726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785881.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This concluding chapter recapitulates the personal, social, economic, and legal challenges female street prostitutes face, which can hamper their efforts to leave the trade. Despite these obstacles, ... More


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