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Bison Numbers before the Great Slaughter

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The difficulty of estimating the bison population of primitive America shrinks in comparison to trying to estimate the numbers in North America just after the Civil War — just before the start of the ... More


Paper Wars 1711–1712

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As Sarah had already been able to give up her posts, she also had to submit the robe accounts and her final privy purse. For the latter, others suggested that she be allowed to claim the complete ... More


‘We Four Must Never Part’ 17102–1703

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Because Sarah and her family stood by Anne through the years despite all the challenges that they encountered, the Marlboroughs initially found their rewards when Anne became Queen. As such, Sarah ... More


Jesuits in Plain Clothes

Geoffrey Cubitt

in The Jesuit Myth: Conspiracy Theory and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228684
eISBN:
9780191678790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228684.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the prevailing fear of the assumed powerfulness of the Jesuit members whose identity did not arouse mistrust or draw attention. It focuses on the Jesuits who donned plain and ... More


Interpreting the Material Heritage of the “Elephant Trunk Robe” in Sōtō Zen

Diane Riggs

in Dōgen and Sōtō Zen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199324859
eISBN:
9780190218690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324859.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

During the Edo period Japanese Buddhist sects met challenges about the laxity of their practice with renewed study of monastic rules and wrote numerous works on the proper form of Buddhist vestments ... More


Zen and Material Culture

Pamela Winfield and Steven Heine (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The stereotype of Zen Buddhism as a primarily minimalistic or even immaterial meditative tradition persists in the Euro-American cultural imagination. By contrast, this volume calls attention to the ... More


Golden Robe or Rubbish Robe? Interpretations of the Transmitted Robe in Tokugawa Period Zen Buddhist Thought

Diane E. Riggs

in Zen and Material Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469290
eISBN:
9780190469320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469290.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates the long scriptural tradition and heated Edo period debates about the legendary Buddhist robe made of golden thread. It considers fourth-century CE Chinese Buddhist texts ... More


Laying out the Body

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Prior to the availability of embalming, bodies were usually buried within 24 hours of death. Preparing a body for burial was known as “laying out” and involved washing, dressing and positioning the ... More


Using Costumes

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses actors' use of costume as stage technique. Items in this chapter include headgear, feathers, robes, sleeves and beards.


The Imperial Investiture System and the Ryukyu Kingdom

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

in The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

When a new king took the throne, China sent an envoy to formally “invest” him with legitimacy as part of the Chinese trade and cultural sphere. This chapter describes the formal process involved with ... More


Kathina: Making Merit in Modern Myanmar

John Clifford Holt

in Theravada Traditions: Buddhist Ritual Cultures in Contemporary Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780824867805
eISBN:
9780824873691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867805.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a study of how the Vinaya (“Book of Discipline”) recounts the origins of ritually gifting robes to members of the sangha annually. It then proceeds to an account about how ... More


Merchants from India and Their Gift Practices in Yemen

Nancy Um

in Shipped but Not Sold: Material Culture and the Social Protocols of Trade during Yemen's Age of Coffee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866402
eISBN:
9780824875640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866402.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the gift practices of the major merchants from India that traded in Yemen, distinguishing them from those of the Europeans. It argues that their offerings must be situated ... More


The Erotics of the Body in the Tale of Genji

Rajyashree Pandey

in Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853549
eISBN:
9780824869052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853549.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The body seems curiously absent in the Tale of Genji, despite the fact that this is a romance narrative about amorous entanglement and erotic desire. It is only when the body is conceived of as an ... More


The Erotics of Power in the Tale of Genji

Rajyashree Pandey

in Perfumed Sleeves and Tangled Hair: Body, Woman, and Desire in Medieval Japanese Narratives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853549
eISBN:
9780824869052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853549.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The beauty of the body and its capacity to generate erotic desire is inextricably linked to questions of power and politics. It is not possible to reach at this politics without taking seriously the ... More


A Wider Audience: Robert Rauschenberg, the White Paintings and CinemaScope

Stephen Monteiro

in Screen Presence: Cinema Culture and the Art of Warhol, Rauschenberg, Hatoum and Gordon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403375
eISBN:
9781474421881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403375.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Robert Rauschenberg’s White Paintings have been interpreted as enigmatic “blank slates” that question the meaning of painting and the gallery experience. First shown in New York in 1953, at the same ... More


The House as Dwelling

Simon O'Meara

in The Ka'ba Orientations: Readings in Islam's Ancient House

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780748699308
eISBN:
9781474484695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699308.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter continues the previous chapter’s inquiry into the housing function of the Kaʿba, looking at a little-known purpose of the black robe that covers the Kaʿba, the Kiswa. Referring to ... More


East of Eden in Cinemascope: Intimacy Writ Large

Ariel Rogers

in Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159173
eISBN:
9780231535786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159173.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Elia Kazan's version of East of Eden (1955) both draws on and transgresses the widescreen norms established by early Cinerama and CinemaScope films, such as This Is Cinerama ... More


Swan Maidens: Captivity and Sexuality

Serinity Young

in Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780195307887
eISBN:
9780190659714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195307887.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The ancient Indian tale of Urvaśī, the earliest swan tale known to exist, underscores and highlights themes of female captivity, human shape-shifting in and out of animal forms, matrilocal versus ... More


Revival at Kilsyth, Scotland

James Robe

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from James Robe's A Faithful Narrative of the Extraordinary Work of the Spirit of God, at Kilsyth, and Other Congregations in the Neighbourhood, Near Glasgow, a ... More


Jesus's Death and Burial

Eric Chafe

in J. S. Bach's Johannine Theology: The St. John Passion and the Cantatas for Spring 1725

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773343
eISBN:
9780199949502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773343.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter Seven, takes up the part of the passion that follows the “symbolic trial”—namely, the story of Jesus' robe, His last words from the cross, His death and burial. The chorus of the soldiers who ... More


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