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Gemstone of Paradise: The Holy Grail in Wolfram's “Parzival”

G. Ronald Murphy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195306392
eISBN:
9780199785025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195306392.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The story of the Grail, usually identified as some kind of mystical vessel, has gripped the imaginations of millions since it first appeared in several medieval romances. Of these, Wolfram von ... More


We the People

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Summary of previous discussion. Can Diceyanism be revived without Dicey? The case for Parliamentary sovereignty—but that must entail an elected Parliament. The case for counter‐majoritarianism. ... More


Individual and Organizational Outcomes of Employment Contracts

Nele De Cuyper, Hans De Witte, Moshe Krausz, Gisela Mohr, and Thomas Rigotti

in Employment Contracts, Psychological Contracts, and Employee Well-Being: An International Study

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542697
eISBN:
9780191715389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542697.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter provides some core data comparing the attitudes and experiences of permanent and temporary workers on a range of outcomes. Contrary to initial assumptions, it reveals that temporary ... More


Prologue: The Story of a Stone

Michael Keevak

in The Story of a Stele: China's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098954
eISBN:
9789882207608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098954.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Story of a Stele is a book about Western perceptions of a Chinese object, but it is not a book of sinology. It is also about Western presumptions and Western self-interest. It is believed that ... More


 Śiva under Refuse and Goblin's Fourteenth (Lukumahādyaḥ, Piśācacaturdaśī)

Axel Michaels

in Siva in Trouble: Festivals and Rituals at the Pasupatinatha Temple of Deopatan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195343021
eISBN:
9780199866984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343021.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents material on a festival in which Śiva is worshipped as Hidden Mahādeva (Lukumahādyaḥ). The festival is also known as or Goblin's Fourteenth due to the fact that Śiva manifests ... More


Vaulted Stone Bridges: From the Eleventh Century to the Late Middle Ages

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The earliest surviving stone arched bridge in England probably dates from the late 11th century, and it seems that at that date they were rare. Over the following centuries, a huge number were ... More


The Golden Age of Stone Bridges: From the Late Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century

DAVID HARRISON

in The Bridges of Medieval England: Transport and Society 400-1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226856
eISBN:
9780191709760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226856.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at the golden age of stone bridges from the late middle ages to the 19th century. In the early 16th century, the most striking characteristic of major bridges was that most were ... More


The Neolithic Age: First Food Producers and Animal Keepers

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The only known Neolithic settlement in the Indian subcontinent is in Mehrgarh, which is situated in Baluchistan. The settlement set on the edge of the Indus plains. Three significant areas of ... More


FUNCTORS AND NATURALITY

Steve Awodey

in Category Theory

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568612
eISBN:
9780191717567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568612.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra

This chapter develops a general theory for functors. Topics discussed include category of categories, representable structure, stone duality, naturality, examples of natural transformations, ... More


Contemporary Documents in Hebrew and Jewish Aramaic

Eyal Ben-Eliyahu, Yehudah Cohn, and Fergus Millar

in Handbook of Jewish Literature from Late Antiquity, 135–700 CE

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265222
eISBN:
9780191771873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265222.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter describes contemporary documentary texts, written on stone, mosaic or papyrus, or on amulets or magic bowls. It does not aim to provide a full bibliography of these documents, but simply ... More


Herto Brains and Minds: Behaviour of Early Homo sapiens from the Middle Awash

Yonas Beyene

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The discovery of three late Middle Pleistocene hominid crania, Homo sapiens idaltu, at Herto in the Middle Awash research area in Ethiopia in 1997 shed considerable light on this little-known period ... More


Public and Private Rights to Natural Resources and Differences in their Protection?

Anita Rønne

in Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579853
eISBN:
9780191722745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579853.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyses different entitlements to natural resources and the extent to which state ownership implies a different or less intensive regulation than where such ownership is not the case. ... More


Standing Stelai

Milette Gaifman

in Aniconism in Greek Antiquity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645787
eISBN:
9780191741623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645787.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter addresses the following questions: What do archaeological finds tell us about aniconic standing stones in their variety of geometric forms? Are there particular contexts and cults in ... More


The Adaptive Behavior of the Not-Quite-Human

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines primary evidence of behavioral complexity in Homo erectus — the use of stone tools and, above all, fire — the effective use of which may have been the driving force behind the ... More


Metropolitan Province

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Continued friction over Ireland's constitutional status found expression in key texts of patriot constitutional argument by William Molyneux and Jonathan Swift. Following the Wood's Halfpence ... More


The patient presenting with frequently recurring urinary tract calculi

Hans-Göran Tiselius

in Supportive Care for the Urology Patient

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198529415
eISBN:
9780191730344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529415.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Patients with frequently recurring urinary stones have benefited over the last few decades from the many technological advances that have been made to facilitate the acute management of a symptomatic ... More


The Goring Ox and Negligence (Exodus 21:28–36)

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the famous goring ox laws in the Covenant Code (Exodus 21:28–32, 35–36) and Hammurabi's Laws. It shows that the Covenant Code's revisions are part of its larger systematic ... More


The Archaeology of Jina Images

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter presents a thorough overview of the scholarly evidence from archaeology (both images and inscriptions) and Jain texts concerning the earliest history of Jina images. According to the ... More


Entrepreneurs as Aristocrats

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter aims to measure the extent to which new men of wealth and their families became gentrified. Social or cultural gentrification can be intuitively and subjectively detected but cannot be ... More


Conclusion: The Rise and Fall of Cultural Explanations of Economic Performance

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Lawrence Stone believed he had proved that no more than minimal gentrification, in the strict sense of acquisition of country houses by new men of wealth, took place between 1540 and 1880. ... More


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