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Escalation: From Verbal Duel to Vindicatory Exchange

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/9780199290451.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Feud is often used as a convenient shorthand for its most violent manifestation, the vengeance killing. In early modern France, however, feuding was concerned as much with lawsuits and arbitration as ... More


The Rage of the Gods

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/9780199290451.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Where vengeance killings or duels took place in the full glare of the public gaze they were thereby legitimised. The ritual elements of combat have been exaggerated, but it is undoubtedly true that ... More


Fighting off a quid pro quo proposition

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Sexual Misconduct Cases

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199926961
eISBN:
9780199980505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926961.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter addresses a case of sexual misconduct that occurred in the workplace. This case involved Candie and her primary care physician, Dr. Mark Berger, who apparently asked for sexual favors ... More


Literature and Nation in the Middle East

Yasir Suleiman and Ibrahim Muhawi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620739
eISBN:
9780748653102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620739.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This study presents an original look at how ‘the nation’ is represented in the literature of the Middle East. It includes chapters on Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Israel, drawing on the ... More


Seizing a Slice of Heaven: The Lament Cycle of Pan Cailian

Anne E. McLaren

in Performing Grief: Bridal Laments in Rural China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832322
eISBN:
9780824869366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832322.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the stages and verbal artistry of the lament cycle in order to appreciate the rhetorical strategies deployed by the bride and her mother, and the reasons why laments moved and ... More


Alexander Hamilton, Citizen-Protector?

Jody Madeira

in Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today's Most Contentious Legal Issues through the Hit Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752216
eISBN:
9781501752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752216.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at Alexander Hamilton as a citizen-protector. Citizen-protectors “use firearms to actively assert their authority and relevance by embracing the duty to protect themselves and ... More


From Cosmogony to Cosmic Eschatology: The System of Old Norse Mythology

John Lindow

in Old Norse Mythology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190852252
eISBN:
9780197563434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852252.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter provides a summary and brief analysis of the overall narrative sweep of ONM, from cosmogony to eschatology. Cosmogonic myths may be said to include the formation of the cosmos and the ... More


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