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Status and Violence: Swords and Scabbards

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on sword and scabbards. Swords were important visual objects, larger than most other objects in Bronze and Iron Age Europe, and their shape made them visually striking. Two parts ... More


 Saul and David—Fear; Sword and Spear: Patterns 4 and 5

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Immediately following the slaying of Goliath and Saul's mystifying query about who that young slayer was, David becomes the object of Saul's fear and murderous jealousy, a mini‐drama of cat‐and‐mouse ... More


Combat

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the realities of Renaissance combat in France. Sword fighting during the Renaissance was predominantly offensive — it taught how to kill as rapidly and as efficiently as ... More


The Government of the Church in the Twelfth Century

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An enriched vocabulary of papal power was becoming evident. The right of the curia to hear appeals from all church courts was extended. At the same time the effective control of the local churches ... More


The Goddess of Koṭuṅkaḷūr: A Festival of the Wild Goddess of Ancient Kerala

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The festival of Kotunkalur, the ancient capital of Kerala, engages the worshipers with the Goddess of that region described in the Cilappatikaram epic as Kannaki. This Goddess is understood as ... More


Mummers' Play and Sword Dance

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Reginald Tiddy wrote the Mummers' Play, a ‘classic’ found all over southern England and the south Midlands, and performed in the Christmas season. Several elements of it were also present in plays ... More


Epic Weapons on the Tragic Stage

Melissa Mueller

in Objects As Actors: Props and the Poetics of Performance in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226312958
eISBN:
9780226313009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226313009.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 1 considers the uncanny agency of weapons in Sophocles’ Ajax, Sophocles’ Philoctetes, and Euripides’ Heracles. On stage, the sword cues audience awareness of the intertextual factors ... More


Atrocity, plunder and discipline

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Professional officers who kept abreast of military innovations understood the need to discipline their soldiers and keep them focused on achieving military goals. Armies which foraged and plundered ... More


Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Grace E. Lavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. ... More


The Show of Violence

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Could ghosts be touched and, if so, were they susceptible to violence? Theological discussion of ghosts usually found in the negative, especially after Trent. But the neoplatonic tradition had long ... More


TV antiquity: Swords, sandals, blood and sand

Sylvie Magerstädt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781784995324
eISBN:
9781526144614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995324.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

TV antiquity explores representations of ancient Greece and Rome throughout television history. It is the first comprehensive overview of the genre in television. More specifically, the author argues ... More


Material Swords and Literal Lights: The Status of Allegory in William of Ockham's Breviloquium on Papal Power

A. J. Minnis

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

At Luke 22:38, the disciples are presented as saying to Jesus, “Lord, behold, there are two swords”. The significance of the “two swords” (one drawn and the other undrawn) doctrine was debated from ... More


Mark Z. Danielewski

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This edited collection is the first book-length study of Mark Z. Danielewski, an American novelist who has established himself as a leading figure in the landscape of contemporary literature. It ... More


Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Morgan Pitelka

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851576
eISBN:
9780824868277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851576.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book investigates the significance of material culture and sociability in Japan’s sixteenth century, focusing in particular on the career and afterlife of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616), the ... More


The Sword and the Chrysanthemum

Grace E. Lavery

in Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that representations of the Japanese sword exhibit that distinctively feminized type of exquisite aesthetics. Feminized, because although Victorians were already interested in ... More


The Sword in the Stone and the Jungle Book

James Bohn

in Music in Disney's Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812148
eISBN:
9781496812186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812148.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Sword in the Stone and The Jungle Book were the last two animated features to be produced under the supervision of Walt Disney. They were also the first two animated films that included songs ... More


Status, Competition, and Military Adornment

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Augustan Revolution that gave birth to the alae and cohorts generated profound changes in Roman society. Unprecedented social stratification coexisted alongside unparalleled social mobility. Into ... More


Sergio Leone: Cinema as Political Fable

Christian Uva

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190942687
eISBN:
9780190942724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Spectacle, myth, fable. These are the main categories that have traditionally defined Sergio Leone’s cinematic production, but it is necessary to underline how much they are fueled by a profound, ... More


Heroic Śāktism and the Myths of Civilization

Bihani Sarkar

in Heroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266106
eISBN:
9780191865213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266106.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins the third part of the book, which aims to present the belief systems and ritual practices associated with Durgā. Through these beliefs, which conveyed the myth of civilization and ... More


The Global Return of the Wuxia pian (Chinese Sword-Fighting Movie)

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the arrival of wuxia pian, or Chinese sword-fighting movies, to Hollywood. It examines Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Zhang Yimou's Hero (2002) and House ... More


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