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Pelops Joins the Party: Transformations of a Hero Cult within the Festival at Olympia

Gunnel Ekroth

in Greek and Roman Festivals: Content, Meaning, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199696093
eISBN:
9780191745744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696093.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores, within the festival of Zeus at Olympia, the role and function of the hero Pelops in a diachronic perspective, using archaeology to throw light on the written sources. The ... More


Practical Manx

Jennifer Kewley Draskau

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

There has been a revival of interest in Manx Gaelic of late, with the number of Manx speakers rising tenfold over the last twenty years. This book is a guide to the language, drawing on a wide range ... More


Introduction

Ayfer Karakaya-Stump

in The Kizilbash/Alevis in Ottoman Anatolia: Sufism, Politics and Community

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781474432689
eISBN:
9781474476799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432689.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introduction places the book in the context of the larger literature on Islam in Anatolia. It explains how this book is part of a recent wave of studies that take a critical, revisionist approach ... More


Black Country Dialect Literature and What It Can Tell Us about Black Country Dialect

Esther Asprey

Patrick Honeybone and Warren Maguire (eds)

in Dialect Writing and the North of England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474442565
eISBN:
9781474490764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442565.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines Black Country dialect literature. It looks at the small amount of dialect poetry published in the 19th century, most of which appeared in local newspapers, and compares it with ... More


Afterword

Mary K. Bercaw Edwards

in Sailor Talk: Labor, Utterance, and Meaning in the Works of Melville, Conrad, and London

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859654
eISBN:
9781800852273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859654.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Sailor talk is far more than nautical terminology or technical language. At times specific, at times nuanced, it engages with and intersects other forms of language. An understanding of sailor talk ... More


The Altaic languages: Tungusic, Mongolic, Turkic

Volker Rybatzki

in The Oxford Guide to the Transeurasian Languages

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198804628
eISBN:
9780191842849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804628.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents a general overview of the three language groupings, i.e. Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic, that are traditionally covered by the term “Altaic”. Each language family is briefly ... More


Introduction

Veronica West-Harling

in Rome, Ravenna, and Venice, 750-1000: Byzantine Heritage, Imperial Present, and the Construction of City Identity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198754206
eISBN:
9780191815942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754206.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

The introductory chapter sets out the chronological span and the geographical spread of the book, the questions asked, and the methodology followed. It examines the source material and their ... More


Formulating research questions

Sian Barber

in Using film as a source

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090301
eISBN:
9781781708958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090301.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter suggests how to identify and formulate achievable research questions. It offers advice on identifying a useful approach which engages with your own interests and which draws upon work ... More


Eight Old Syriac Modes

Tala Jarjour

in Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190635251
eISBN:
9780190635299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635251.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter scrutinizes conceptions of modality in relation to emotionality and aesthetics by addressing written forms of knowledge on the eight ecclesiastical modes in Syriac chant. It begins by ... More


The rise of a hobby press

Nicholson Heather Norris

in Amateur film: Meaning and practice c. 1927–77

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719077739
eISBN:
9781781704547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077739.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter 3 traces the development of a specialist hobby literature that was written by, for and about amateur film practitioners and their films. Focusing primarily but not exclusively on Britain’s ... More


Historical Geography

Johannes Koder

in The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the End of Late Antiquity until the Coming of the Turks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190610463
eISBN:
9780190610487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610463.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter serves as an introduction to the history and geography of Byzantine Anatolia and to the most important written sources. The chapter considers secular, ecclesiastical, and military ... More


Introduction

Carlos Machado

in Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome: AD 270-535

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198835073
eISBN:
9780191872839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835073.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

Scholars have traditionally approached the history of Rome in late antiquity as a metaphor for the fate of the empire and the ancient world, focusing on the distancing of the imperial court or on the ... More


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