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 Egalitarian Theology: The Commoner's Upgrade from King's Servant to Servant King

Joshua A. Berman

in Created Equal: How the Bible Broke with Ancient Political Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374704
eISBN:
9780199871438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374704.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter contains the argument that drives the rest of the book. The rejection of hierarchy is rooted in a major theological shift. Social and political hierarchy in the ancient Near East ... More


The Afghans and the Rajputs: Conflict and Accommodation

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Persian sources from the Mughal period have created an image of Afghan rulers like Sikandar Lodi and Sher Shah as bigots. The acts of violence were however linked to rebellion in the region, or were ... More


Search for a Linear Boundary

A.G. Noorani

in India–China Boundary Problem 1846–1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070689
eISBN:
9780199081202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070689.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter details the failed efforts to define the boundary with China despite two successive boundary commissions. A boundary consciousness never receded from the minds of the authorities in ... More


An Imperial Envoy: Shen Zonglian in Tibet, 1943–1946

Chang Jui-te

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

China’s relations with Tibet have been, and are, a frequent source of difficulty. During WWII, they achieved a nadir, leading the Nationalists to appoint a high level representative who set out, with ... More


The Fiscal Subject and the Absent Citizen

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter takes a larger grip of the transition of the East India Company(EIC) from mercantile trader to governor of territory. It defines three significant shifts in this transition: 1790–3, in ... More


Historians and Historical Writing in Modern Korea

Henry Em

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0033
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on Korea, describing how after 1945 those who had criticized colonial rule achieved influence, started to build modern academic institutions, and, in the southern state, excluded ... More


The Legal Position of Tibet (1954)

C. H. Alexandrowicz

in The Law of Nations in Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter assesses the legality of China’s claim to Tibet. The Chinese government justified their invasion of Tibet by their claim to suzerainty. It is argued that if the history of Chinese ... More


‘Do not dare to set a foreigner over you’: The King in Deuteronomy and ‘The Great King’

Ernest Nicholson

in Deuteronomy and the Judaean Diaspora

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702733
eISBN:
9780191772313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702733.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter discusses the most enigmatic clause (Deut 17: 15b) in the ‘law’ of the king, enigmatic since it is difficult to imagine what attractions the rule of a foreigner might have offered. This ... More


Radbruch on the Origins of the Criminal Law: Punitive Interventions before Sovereignty

Mireille Hildebrandt

in Foundational Texts in Modern Criminal Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199673612
eISBN:
9780191751745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673612.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Legal History

This chapter is dedicated to Radbruch’s seminal text on “The Origin of Criminal Law in the Class of Serfs.” It contains a number of counter intuitive insights on the relationship between public ... More


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