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The Sermones ad fratres in eremo

Eric Saak

in Creating Augustine: Interpreting Augustine and Augustinianism in the Later Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646388
eISBN:
9780199949960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646388.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

This chapter analyses the textual traditions of the Sermones ad fratres in eremo, two of the earliest collections of which are found in Jordan of Quedlinburg’s Collectanea Sancti Augustini and in the ... More


Introduction

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter discusses the evidence for Prudentius' career against the background of the increasingly Christianized Roman empire of the late fourth and early fifth centuries ad. The ... More


“Write the Text in Your Heart”: Non-literacy, Authority, and Female Sadhus’ Performances of Asceticism through Sacred Texts

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 7 addresses female sadhus’ sacred text practices. The chapter discusses “textual” performances centered on recitation of the Râmcaritmânas. A vernacular-language text composed by the medieval ... More


Jacob Sasportas and Jewish Messianism

Yaacob Dweck

in Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the Secular

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190754
eISBN:
9780691194165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190754.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter focuses on Jacob Sasportas and Jewish Messianism. A rabbi in the Western Sephardic diaspora, Sasportas emerged in 1665 as one of the few opponents to the Jewish Messiah named Sabbetai ... More


Texts, Tradition, and the Śrīvaiṣṇava Community

Ranjeeta Dutta

in From Hagiographies to Biographies: Ramanuja in Tradition and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092292
eISBN:
9780199082926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092292.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter discusses the nature of the Śrīvaiṣṇava hagiographies or guruparamparās, their relation to the larger textual tradition of the community, the notion of a canon and its relation to ... More


Beelzebul Against Satan: Exorcist Subjectivity and Spirit Possession in the Representation of Jesus

Giovanni B. Bazzana

in Having the Spirit of Christ: Spirit Possession and Exorcism in the Early Christ Groups

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300245622
eISBN:
9780300249514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300245622.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is focused on the analysis of an extremely puzzling Gospel pericope. A careful redaction-critical examination of the texts recording the “Beelzebul accusation” shows that these Gospel ... More


Geography and the Book

in Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines geography's textual traditions, the different genres that went to make up the “geography book,” the nature of geographical gazetteers and dictionaries, geography's authors and ... More


Note on the Text

Alan H. Sommerstein

in Aristophanes: Ecclesiazusae

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856687075
eISBN:
9781800342903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856687075.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter provides the notes on Aristophanes's play Ecclesiazusae (The Assemblywomen), describing its textual tradition as almost as meagre as that of Lysistrata. Michigan Papyrus 6649 was ... More


Writing Solon

Antonio Aloni

in Iambus and Elegy: New Approaches

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199689743
eISBN:
9780191769436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689743.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This paper concerns the problem of the authorship of Solon’s transmitted poems. Within an oral tradition many elegies and iambus circulated under the ‘authorial’ and authoritative name of Solon in ... More


Channelizing Feminine Energy through Representations of Goddess(es)

Jaya Tyagi

in Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451821
eISBN:
9780199084593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451821.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter explains why there is need to study the goddess tradition in the Puranic texts as they reveal the manner in which gender ideology extends to perceptions related to the ‘divine feminine’. ... More


The Text of the Early Latin New Testament

H.A.G. Houghton

in The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744733
eISBN:
9780191805905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744733.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter treats the five constituent parts of the New Testament in sequence: the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline Epistles, the Catholic Epistles, and Revelation (Apocalypse). ... More


The Purāṇas as Repositories of Ritual Observances

Jaya Tyagi

in Contestation and Compliance: Retrieving Women's 'Agency' from Puranic Traditions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451821
eISBN:
9780199084593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451821.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The chapter begins with the problems in excavating material from textual traditions—how they can lead us to the mind of the compilers. It also discusses the problems related to identifying women’s ... More


Ritual Texts Dedicated to the White Old Man with Examples from the Classical Mongolian and Oirat (Clear Script) Textual Corpora

Ágnes Birtalan

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter examines some examples from the ritual text corpora written in “Classical Mongolian” and in Oirat “Clear Script,” dedicated to the veneration of the Mongolian nature deity, the White Old ... More


The Composition and Transmission of the History

Alicia Simpson

in Niketas Choniates: A Historiographical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670710
eISBN:
9780191758119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670710.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the complicated textual tradition and transmission of the History, focusing on the two main versions in which the text has survived, the b(revior) and the a(uctior), and ... More


Photography as Anthropotechnique and the Legacy of Canudos

Edward King

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which Flávio de Barros’s photographic documentation of the war in Canudos (1896–1897) has become a conceptual prism through which to consider the role of photography ... More


Reviving the Worlds of Literary Chan: Zukui Jifu

Beata Grant

in Eminent Nuns: Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832025
eISBN:
9780824871758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832025.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter studies Chan master Zukui Jifu. Of all the woman Chan masters discussed in this study, Zukui Jifu would seem to show the most profound, original, and wide-ranging engagement with the ... More


Mistranslation and Missed Translation

Daniel Boucher

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the Rāṣṭrapāla's earliest Chinese translation, the third-century rendering by Dharmarakṣa, particularly for what it can reveal about the history of this text over time. In ... More


Mega Mammals in Ancient India: Rhinos, Tigers, and Elephants

Shibani Bose

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120412
eISBN:
9780199099887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120412.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book ventures to look into eras bygone in order to chronicle the passage of three mega species—the rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), tiger (Panthera tigris), and elephant (Elephas ... More


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