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The Uses of Learning

J. M. Wallace‐Hadrill

in The Frankish Church

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269069
eISBN:
9780191600777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269064.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Discusses the uses of learning in the Carolingian period of the Frankish Church. There are six sections. These look at: Lupus, Abbott of Ferrières, in the Gâtinais (Sens) who was a classical scholar ... 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


The Caucasus as Region, Literature as Method

Rebecca Gould

in Writers and Rebels: The Literature of Insurgency in the Caucasus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300200645
eISBN:
9780300220759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200645.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the aestheticization of violence in the vernacular literatures of the Caucasus from the nineteenth century to the ... More


The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

George Hugo Tucker

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158653
eISBN:
9780191673337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This title traces the artistic development of one of the major poets of the French Renaissance, Joachim Du Bellay (1522–60), showing how he differed from his contemporaries (in particular his great ... More


King Wu’s Sacred History: The Conquest of Inimical Gods

Mark R. E. Meulenbeld

in Demonic Warfare: Daoism, Territorial Networks, and the History of a Ming Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838447
eISBN:
9780824869458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838447.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the cultural history of Canonization of the Gods, beginning with its authorship, publication history, and narrative content. It then resituates the category of vernacular ... More


. Modern Bengali Muslim Literary Culture

Neilesh Bose

in Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097280
eISBN:
9780199082933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097280.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the background of modern Bengali Muslim literary cultures through a review of Muslim writing in Bengali from the early fourteenth century through the early twentieth century. ... More


A Crooked Mirror for Princes: Vernacular Reflections on Wenceslas IV ‘the Idle’

Pavlína Rychterová

in Evil Lords: Theories and Representations of Tyranny from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199394852
eISBN:
9780199394876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199394852.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the growing importance of the vernacular languages during the later Middle Ages in shaping the form, content, and audiences of political discourse. It presents a famously wicked ... More


Indo-Afghan Historical Imaginaries and the Romance Genre

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Chapter 6, I take a step back using the conclusions that I reached about the background and nature of Ālāol’s poetics. I use those observations as a lens to look at cultural trends that spread ... More


Andalusi Arabic negators and interrogatives: Early evidence of grammatical ši

David Wilmsen

in Arabic Indefinites, Interrogatives, and Negators: A Linguistic History of Western Dialects

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718123
eISBN:
9780191787485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718123.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The earliest unambiguous evidence for grammatical šī in Arabic comes in a few instances of an indefinite determiner and negator šī in the vernacular poetry and folk proverbs of Arab Spain ... More


Epic for Ethics

A. Raghuramaraju

in Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092230
eISBN:
9780199082599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter problematizes the project of B. K. Matilal, who invokes the epic, the Mahabharata, to derive ethics for Indian philosophy. This is problematic for two reasons. While both Bhattacharyya ... More


The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Sujata S. Mody

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The Making of Modern Hindi examines the politics and processes of making Hindi modern at a formative moment in India’s history, when British imperialism was at its peak and anti-colonial sentiments ... More


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