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Representing Ancient Egypt at Imperial High Noon (1882–1922): Egyptological Careers and Artistic Allegories of Civilization*

Donald Malcolm Reid

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the height of Western imperialism in Egypt from 1882 to 1922, the British ran the country and the French directed the Antiquities Service. Two contemporary artistic allegories expressed ... More


Perceptions of Others and Attitudes to European Civilization

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 9, ‘Perceptions of Others and Attitudes to European Civilization’, addresses overlapping national histories, using the examples of the Czech–German, the Polish–Lithuanian and the ... More


Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Discourse of Civilization

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Gandhi’s ideas on Indian civilization through Hind Swaraj (1909). India, Gandhi said, need not have the expulsion of the British as the aim; it could accommodate them, but not ... More


The Concept of Civilization: Rabindranath Tagore’s Evolving Perspective

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Rabindranath Tagore’s view of Indian civilization which later formed the basis of a full-fledged nationalist paradigm: the ‘syncretic’ civilization. Tagore argued that India’s ... More


The Age of the Democratic Revolution

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book deals with Western Civilization as a whole at a critical moment in its history, or with what has sometimes recently been called ... More


Translatio and Difference: Western Classics in Modern Japan

Yasunari Takada

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the fortune—and vicissitudes—of the Western classics in modern Japan. Western civilization, of which the Greek and Latin classics claim pride of place as fons et origo, came ... More


Early personalism and its meaning

Jan Olof Bengtsson

in The Worldview of Personalism: Origins and Early Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297191
eISBN:
9780191711374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter summarizes the main results reached in Chapters 2 to 4, drawing general conclusions from them with reference to the current historical accounts discussed in Chapter 1. It also returns to ... More


Monumental Classicism: Healing the Western Body

Ana Carden‐Coyne

in Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199546466
eISBN:
9780191720659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546466.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Turning from visual to material culture, this chapter investigates how classical motifs attempted to heal the bodily violence seen in visual culture. Instead of the motif of ‘war-wrecked bodies’, ... More


The French Revolution: The Explosion of 1789

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Instead of attempting the hopeless task of a full and rounded account of the French Revolution, this chapter selects a few points for more detailed treatment: how the year 1789 opened with a fully ... More


The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future

Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169547
eISBN:
9780231537957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169547.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought ... More


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