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The Kaiserchronik: A Medieval Narrative

Alastair Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656998
eISBN:
9780191742187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656998.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book presents a narratological analysis of the Kaiserchronik, or chronicle of the emperors, an account of the Roman and Holy Roman emperors from the foundation of Rome to the run-up to the ... More


Conclusion: From the Old to the New

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

From the second half of the eighteenth century, Old Yiddish literature underwent a progressive decline and loss of quality. Only one genre, represented by the Tsene-rene, some prayer books, such as ... More


EAST AND WEST

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The cultural and historical tensions between East and West are among the most complex forces in Jewish history. Jewish music has historically embodied this tension, and it is one of the ways in which ... More


Prologue: On grammar and women

Helena Sanson

in Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter begins with a brief review of various personifications of grammar. It suggests that whichever personification Grammar is given, the underlying point — that she holds a central position ... More


Women, the vernacular, and classical languages

Helena Sanson

in Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines women's linguistic education in Cinquecento Italy and the role played by the vernacular in making knowledge more accessible to the less educated, and particularly to women. ... More


 Whither Christianity?: A Study in Origin, Thought, and Action

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Synopsis: This chapter examines Roman imperial pressure and the persecution that triggered wide‐ranging dispersion and movement in Christianity. Persecution induced habits of vigilance, and ascetic ... More


 The Yogi and the Commissar: Missions and the Colonial Pillar

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The chapter discusses the triumph of the antislavery movement and the beginning of colonial rule, with missions playing an ambivalent role. Protestant pietist missions undermined colonial rule by ... More


 Pillar of Charismatic Renewal: Obstacles and Horizons

Lamin Sanneh

in Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195189605
eISBN:
9780199868582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189605.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter expounds the role of Bible translation in the indigenous awakening and local adaptation. It describes Nigeria's Mojola Agbebi and his call for liturgical renewal in Christianity's ... More


Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Halina Goldberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth and places Chopin's early works in this milieu. It provides a historiographic perspective that allows a better understanding ... More


Neverver: A Study of Language Vitality and Community Initiatives

Julie Barbour

in Endangered Languages of Austronesia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544547
eISBN:
9780191720260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544547.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter outlines steps taken to develop vernacular literacy for the Neverver language of Malakula Island in Vanuatu. It first examines the current status of Neverver using a tool developed by ... More


Dvorák to Duke Ellington: A Conductor Rediscovers America's Music and Its African-American Roots

Maurice Peress

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195098228
eISBN:
9780199869817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098228.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Drawing upon a mix of research and the personal experience of a career devoted to the music about which Dvorák so presciently spoke, this book's narrative goes behind the scenes of the burgeoning ... More


Introduction

Martin McLaughlin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about British academics and critics' reflections on Italian poet Petrarch and his legacy in British culture. This book explores ... More


Petrarch and the Italian Reformation

Abigail Brundin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the discreet Reformation content inside the deeply conformist structure of Petrarch's sonnet. It investigates the manifestation of the link between vernacular literature and ... More


Styles and Stereotypes: Laotian American Girls' Linguistic Negotiation of Identity

Mary Bucholtz

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter considers the different ways in which Southeast Asian American youth may use local varieties of English to negotiate ideologies of race and Asianness in the production of identity. Based ... More


Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Matthew Hart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores what happens when poets identify vernacular language with the spirit of transnational modernity. It asks whether vernacular poetries are doomed to be provincial or implicitly ... More


Recasting Boundaries and Identity in Nineteenth-Century European Prayer Books

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In order to enjoy emancipation from their historical disabilities, early modern Jews had to persuade the governments and citizenry of the states in which they lived to stop considering Jews as ... More


Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Ryan André Brasseaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book examines Cajun music’s social and cultural evolution through 1950. Since the ethnic group’s inception, the Cajun community constantly adapted and incorporated select elements ... More


Cultivating Science: French ‘Meteorological’ Georgic

Yasmin Annabel Haskell

in Loyola's Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262849
eISBN:
9780191734588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262849.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the eighteenth century, the publication of scientific books boomed following the switch to the vernacular. The decline of Latin and Greek, the availability of translations, and the adoption of ... More


Late Medieval Greek (11th–15th c. AD): the dominance of a single AVC

Theodore Markopoulos

in The Future in Greek: From Ancient to Medieval

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539857
eISBN:
9780191716317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539857.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This bulky chapter is devoted to the examination of Late Medieval Greek (11th–15th c. AD), the first period after late antiquity which provides us with material in a “vernacular” variety of Greek. ... More


The Language of Heaven

Zain Abdullah

in Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While the majority of West Africans in the United States are Anglophone with Christian leanings, today’s most recent African immigrants are Francophone or French-speaking and Muslim. Even if they did ... More


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