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The Value of the Textual Evidence

Richard Sharpe

in Medieval Irish Saints' Lives: An Introduction to Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215820
eISBN:
9780191678219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215820.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The body of texts under examination is so large that it is not possible to attempt an item-by-item analysis of the textual evidence for the whole of the three collections. As each Life is studied, ... More


Island History and Island Identity on Cyprus

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter provides an island history of Bronze Age and early Iron Age Cyprus, discussing at length all published documentary evidence related to Alashiya, Ku‐pi‐ri‐jo, and Iadnana (Neo‐Assyrian ... More


“I, Nephi, Wrote This Record”: The Book of Mormon as Ancient History, Part 2—The Search for a Rational Belief

Terryl L. Givens

in By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture that Launched a New World Religion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138184
eISBN:
9780199834211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513818X.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mormon Scholar Hugh Nibley ushered in a new era of Book of Mormon studies that emphasized congruencies between the record and the world of the Middle East. Focus shifted to textual, linguistic, and ... More


Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Leslie Dossey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254398
eISBN:
9780520947771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254398.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This history foregrounds the most marginal sector of the Roman population—the provincial peasantry—to paint a picture of peasant society. Making use of detailed archaeological and textual evidence, ... More


Traces of Hatchet and Chisel: Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain

Stephen McDowall

in Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain: Traces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090842
eISBN:
9789882207318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Qian Qianyi's essay “Account of My Travels at Yellow Mountain” was written as a supplementary piece to a set of poems made about the mountains, and the essay was based on Qian's trip in 1641 (the ... More


The Place of Qusqam in the Textual Data on the Flight into Egypt

Ashraf Alexandre Sadek

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Dayr al-Muharraq could very well be the most blessed place in Egypt for Christian Egyptians. The fame of Dayr al-Muharraq is linked to its history—a history that is very much dependent on the ... More


Vikings and Rus in Arabic Sources⋆

James E. Montgomery

in Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the slippery nature of textual evidence and the importance of avoiding precise generalisations on the basis of meagre and inconclusive material. Reflecting on his own work on ... More


The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses: An Archaeology of Dura-Europos

J. A. Baird

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687657
eISBN:
9780191804823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199687657.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of ancient Rome. A Hellenistic foundation later held by the Parthians and then the Romans, ... More


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