Defining Dominion

Defining Dominion

... editors Defining Dominion : The Discourses of Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern France and Germany Gerhild Scholz Williams Women , Jews , and Muslims in the Texts of Reconquest Castile Louise Mirrer The Culture of Merit ...

Author: Gerhild Scholz Williams

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472086197

Category: History

Page: 234

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How magic influenced people's lives and thought in early modern Europe
Categories: History

India and the Commonwealth 1885 1929

India and the Commonwealth 1885   1929

3 How did Indian nationalists react to this process of development and definition of Dominion Status? The Balfour Report put heart into the apologists for Dominion Status in India. 'Dominion Status has come to mean something ...

Author: S. R. Mehrotra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000510959

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The story of the transformation of the old British Empire into the modern Commonwealth had often been told from the point of view of Great Britain and the ‘white dominions’. No attempt had so far been made to describe the decisive role of India in the shaping of the multi-racial Commonwealth of today. Originally published in 1965, the main theme of this work by an Indian author is the growth of the idea of Commonwealth in India from 1885, the year in which the Indian National Congress was organized, to 1929, when Congress declared ‘complete independence’ to be its goal. What did the British Empire mean to early Indian nationalists? How did the ideal of self-government of India on the Dominion model grow? What was India’s continued association with the Commonwealth valued in India and in Britain? Answers to these and similar questions are attempted in this book. Despite its great importance, the role of India in the Commonwealth in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had received little attention from scholars. Dr Mehrotra’s clear, incisive, informed and balanced study was therefore the more welcome, not only for its source, but because it lent a new dimension to our understanding of India’s part in defining and enlarging the idea of Commonwealth. It is an important contribution to Commonwealth and to modern Indian history.
Categories: Social Science

Great Britain the Dominions and the Transformation of the British Empire 1907 1931

Great Britain  the Dominions and the Transformation of the British Empire  1907   1931

The British Empire was experiencing its greatest test of cohesion since the first Dominions were formed. ... which led to the acceptance of Ireland's Dominion status and which caused confusion over what the actual definition of Dominion ...

Author: Jaroslav Valkoun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343045

Category: History

Page: 336

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The relations of Great Britain and its Dominions significantly influenced the development of the British Empire in the late 19th and the first third of the 20th century. The mutual attitude to the constitutional issues that Dominion and British leaders have continually discussed at Colonial and Imperial Conferences respectively was one of the main aspects forming the links between the mother country and the autonomous overseas territories. This volume therefore focuses on the key period when the importance of the Dominions not only increased within the Empire itself, but also in the sphere of the international relations, and the Dominions gained the opportunity to influence the forming of the Imperial foreign policy. During the first third of the 20th century, the British Empire gradually transformed into the British Commonwealth of Nations, in which the importance of Dominions excelled. The work is based on the study of unreleased sources from British archives, a large number of published documents and extensive relevant literature.
Categories: History

The Greening of Protestant Thought

The Greening of Protestant Thought

To be sure, Protestant fundamentalists such as Pat Robertson defend past meanings of dominion; they maintain that ... Defining stewardship as the call (or duty) to “earthkeeping” or “caring” is a position that has also been popular in ...

Author: Robert Booth Fowler

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807861530

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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The Greening of Protestant Thought traces the increasing influence of environmentalism on American Protestantism since the first Earth Day, which took place in 1970. Robert Booth Fowler explores the extent to which ecological concerns permeate Protestant thought and examines contemporary controversies within and between mainline and fundamentalist Protestantism over the Bible's teachings about the environment. Fowler explores the historical roots of environmentalism in Protestant thought, including debates over God's relationship to nature and the significance of the current environmental crisis for the history of Christianity. Although he argues that mainline Protestantism is becoming increasingly 'green,' he also examines the theological basis for many fundamentalists' hostility toward the environmental movement. In addition, Fowler considers Protestantism's policy agendas for environmental change, as well as the impact on mainline Protestant thinking of modern eco-theologies, process and creation theologies, and ecofeminism.
Categories: Social Science

Anaphora and Conceptual Structure

Anaphora and Conceptual Structure

The major hurdle to be cleared is the question of defining the relevant notion of context within the sentence ... Reference points are associated with dominions , where a dominion is defined as the conceptual domain relative to which ...

Author: Karen van Hoek

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226848949

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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Karen van Hoek presents a cogent analysis of the classic problem of constraints on pronominal anaphora within the framework of Cognitive Grammar. Van Hoek proceeds from the position that grammatical structure can be characterized in terms of semantic and phonological representations, without autonomous syntactic structures or principles such as tree structures or c-command. She argues that constraints on anaphora can be explained in terms of semantic interactions between nominals and the contexts in which they are embedded. Integrating the results of previous work, Van Hoek develops a model in which some nominals function as "conceptual reference points" that dominate over stretches defined by the semantic relations among elements. When a full noun is in the domain of a reference point, coreference is ruled out, since the speaker would be sending contradictory messages about the salience of the noun's referent. With profound implications for the nature of syntax, this book will interest theoretical linguists of all persuasions.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature

Violence in Medieval Courtly Literature

(1982;Paris: Imago, 1997),and GerhildScholz Williams, Defining Dominion. On Apuleius andthe five qualitiesof demons with respectto Melusine, see Stephen G.Nichols, “Mélusine between Myth and History: Profileof a Female Demon,” Mélusine ...

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135876340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 358

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Although courtly literature is often associated with a chivalrous and idyllic life, the fifteen original essays in this collection demonstrate that the quest for love in the world of medieval courtly literature was underpinned by violence. Lovers were rejected, mistrust ruled, rape was a rampant problem, and marriage was often characterized by brutality. Albrecht Classen brings together an outstanding group of historical, cultural, and literary scholars in this volume to investigate the complicated, nuanced, and often surprising unions of love and violence in courtly medieval literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Meaning of Dominion Status

The Meaning of Dominion Status

a the Dominions mentioned in Section 1 of the Statute , as this is a matter entirely between England and India , Burma or Ceylon in which none of ... Dominion Status The term Dominion Status cannot be defined in terms of strict law .

Author: Sudhansu Mohan Bose

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105120055947

Category: Great Britain

Page: 31

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Categories: Great Britain

Menacing Virgins

Menacing Virgins

Gerhild Scholz Williams , Defining Dominion : The Discourses of Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern France and Germany ( Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 1995 ) , p . 46 . 7. Ovid , Metamorphoses , ed .

Author: Nancy Weitz

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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The essays in Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance examine the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity, and explore how those complex cultural forces animate, empower, discipline, disclose, mystify, and menace the virginal body. As the title suggests, the virgin can be seen alternately or even simultaneously as menaced or menacing. To chart the history of virginity as a steady, evolutionary progression from a religious ideal in the Middle Ages toward a more secularized or sovereign ideal in the Renaissance would obscure how unstable a concept chastity is in both periods. What this collection demonstrates is that medieval and early modern attitudes toward virginity are not general and evolutionary, but specific, changeable, and often conflicted.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Abject Eroticism in Northern Renaissance Art

Abject Eroticism in Northern Renaissance Art

... 1995), 31–49; Gerhild Scholz Williams, Defining Dominion: The Discourses of Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern France and Germany (Ann Arbor, Mich., 1995), 1–12, 65–87; Broedel, The '“Malleus Maleficarum”', 167–84; Nancy Caciola, ...

Author: Yvonne Owens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350190566

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Hans Baldung Grien, the most famous apprentice and close friend of German artist Albrecht Dürer, was known for his unique and highly eroticised images of witches. In paintings and woodcut prints, he gave powerful visual expression to late medieval tropes and stereotypes, such as the poison maiden, venomous virgin, the Fall of Man, 'death and the maiden' and other motifs and eschatological themes, which mingled abject and erotic qualities in the female body. Yvonne Owens reads these images against the humanist intellectual milieu of Renaissance Germany, showing how classical and medieval medicine and natural philosophy interpreted female anatomy as toxic, defective and dangerously beguiling. She reveals how Hans Baldung exploited this radical polarity to create moralising and titillating portrayals of how monstrous female sexuality victimised men and brought them low. Furthermore, these images issued from-and contributed to-the contemporary understanding of witchcraft as a heresy that stemmed from natural 'feminine defect,' a concept derived from Aristotle. Offering new and provocative interpretations of Hans Baldung's iconic witchcraft imagery, this book is essential reading for historians of art, culture and gender relations in the late medieval and early modern periods.
Categories: Art

Trithemius and Magical Theology

Trithemius and Magical Theology

Cornell University Press , 1976 ) ; Ruth Martin , Witchcraft and the Inquisition in Venice , 1550-1650 ( Oxford : Basel Blackwell , 1989 ) ; and Gerhild Scholz Williams , Defining Dominion : The Discourses of Magic and Witchcraft in ...

Author: Noel L. Brann

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791439615

Category: Religion

Page: 354

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An examination of Trithemius's "magical theology," which argued for the compatibility of magic and Christian doctrines, and its influence during the Renaissance and Reformation.
Categories: Religion