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Epilogue

Alan Schom

in One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.003.0014
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte to Saint Helena. It suggests that Napoleon's arrival at Saint Helena on October 15, 1815, seemed to intensify the mystery of the man himself. ... More


The Royal Family of Adiabene

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

in Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

An introduction and translation of The Royal Family of Adiabene, a fragment of a historical novel used by Josephus in writing his Antiquities of the Jews. Queen Helena and her son Izates of Adiabene, ... More


The Theosophical Society

James A. Santucci

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines the history and development of the Theosophical Society and its offshoots. The Theosophical Society was founded in New York City in 1875 by sixteen individuals with shared ... More


Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Andrew Pearson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an examination of the South Atlantic island of St Helena’s involvement in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. In the decades after 1807, British anti-slavery revolved around ... More


Helena Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

in The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195320992
eISBN:
9780199852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320992.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines the influence of the theosophy works of Helena Blavatsky on the revival of Western esotericism in the modern era. The Theosophical Society founded in New York in 1875 by ... More


Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Diliana N. Angelova

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284012
eISBN:
9780520959682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284012.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Starting with Augustus and extending through early Byzantium, a discourse of imperial founding helped articulate and legitimate imperial authority. Artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built ... More


“Planning & Peopling Your Colony”: Building a Company-State

Philip J. Stern

in The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter details the origins of the East India Company’s network of fortified settlements in Asia and South Atlantic, beginning in the mid-seventeenth century, ultimately establishing outposts at ... More


One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Alan Schom

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

On February 26, 1815, Napoleon, exiled Emperor of France—now dressed in a simple green uniform as Colonel of the Grenadiers—stepped aboard the brig LʼInconstant to the wildly enthusiastic cheers of ... More


England, here we come!

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0023
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author leaves the Cape and embarks on board the Britannia. He describes the ship and the character of its captain; discovers St Helena and describes the island, town, and fortifications, as well ... More


Introduction: contested categories

Hans Peter Broedel

in The Malleus Maleficarum and the construction of witchcraft

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064401
eISBN:
9781781700419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064401.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter reveals the extent to which the category ‘witch’ was contested in late fifteenth-century Germany. In Helena Scheuberin's trial, all the learned men believed in witchcraft. Up to a point, ... More


Introduction

Robert C. Knapp and John D. Mac Isaac

in Excavations at Nemea III: The Coins

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231696
eISBN:
9780520927902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231696.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Almost half of the coins were originally found to be from the Early Christian period. From this period, the Sanctuary of Nemean Zeus and the Early Hellenistic Stadium were also discovered. The coins ... More


Young Lord Maitreya: The Curious Case of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Hillary Rodrigues

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Among figures that have been linked to the persona of Maitreya, the teaching Buddha to come, the Indian born spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti presents us with a particularly compelling case. This ... More


Introduction

Andrew Pearson

in Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The introduction starts by offering a portrait of St Helena, describing its history, climate and natural environment. Little has been published about the island, and existing impressions have been ... More


Theosophical Luciferianism and Feminist Celebrations of Eve

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 4 deals with Theosophical Lucifierianism and its feminist implications. The argument is that Helena Petrovna Blavatsky’s explicit sympathy for the Devil should be understood not only as part ... More


Dharmapala as Theosophist

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Theosophical Society was a late 19th century affective community that brought together people who were unlikely to meet under other circumstances. Theosophical branches overcame the centrifugal ... More


Astral Ethics

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter interprets texts by Helena Blavatsky and other members of the Theosophical Society, an occultist organization that was prominent in both India and Britain in the late nineteenth century. ... More


Moments of Aging: Revising Mother Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

Katherine Sedon

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that in Mrs. Dalloway (1925) Woolf revises the Mother Nature archetype of the youthful, fertile woman to better fit her perceptions and experiences of aging. Through the novel's ... More


The Shadow of God

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The Shadow of God,” highlights a crucially important dialectical movement. It shows how a putative opposition between religion and science, combined with fears of despiritualization and mourning for ... More


The Ten Year Plan and the Fall of Jim Crow, 1950–1965

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1950s and early 1960s, the fortunes of the Bahá’í Faith in South Carolina mirrored to some extent those of the state’s civil rights movement. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board ... More


‘From Schoolgirl to Stardom’: The Discovery and Development of Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Lloyd in the 1980s and 1990s

Melanie Williams

in Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares and contrasts the fortunes of two different teenage discoveries of 1980s British cinema, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Lloyd, finding similarities in the prurient sexualisation ... More


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