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Virgins, Lions, and Honest Pluck

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines particular novels of the Roman Empire and their engagement with antiquity—which often takes the form of a polemical appropriation. It asks how Jews fit into this normative ... More


Turks, Northerners, and the Barbarous Heretic

Christopher Highley

in Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533404
eISBN:
9780191714726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533404.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Turks, Northerners, and the Barbarous Heretic focuses on the connections forged in Catholic texts between Protestant heretics and Turkish infidels — an analogy that reversed Protestant accusations ... More


Afterword

in Barbarism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Barbarism is a disruptive element within the self, one that disappropriates one's own language and culture in a potentially uncomfortable, even painful, manner. However, the concept of barbarism also ... More


Origins

Miloš Ković

in Disraeli and the Eastern Question

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199574605
eISBN:
9780191595134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574605.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the process of the formation of Disraeli's initial understandings of the East and the Eastern Question. The social and political context within which the young Disraeli grew up ... More


Dilemmas of a New Liberal: Free Trade, Foreign Investment, and Imperialism, 1903–1914

P. J. Cain

in Hobson and Imperialism: Radicalism, New Liberalism, and Finance 1887-1938

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203902
eISBN:
9780191719141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203902.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter shows that, in the Edwardian period, Hobson's thinking on imperial matters was, at worst, schizoid and, at best, puzzling. One strand of his writings was in a direct line of succession ... More


Who Is China? (1): Foreign Brothers and Domestic Strangers

William A. Callahan

in China: The Pessoptimist Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199549955
eISBN:
9780191720314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549955.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Overseas Chinese communities and national minority groups are an odd place to look for answers to the question “Who is China?” But the chapter explains that these essential outsiders show how the ... More


Vernacular Values

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is concerned with the rise of the vernacular and examines the growing confidence in English as a vehicle for literary expression with reference to such writers as Puttenham, Mulcaster, ... More


Marie Redonnet: resistance, barbarism, and self‐satisfied contemplation

Ruth Cruickshank

in Fin de millénaire French Fiction: The Aesthetics of Crisis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571758
eISBN:
9780191721793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571758.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter assesses how Redonnet's fin de millénaire prose fictions represent market‐driven violence (physical and symbolic) and the mass media (press, television, cinema, and the Internet). It ... More


Frankfurt, 1796–1798

David Constantine

in Hölderlin

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198157885
eISBN:
9780191673238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198157885.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The real Frankfurt, the world of commercial success, went into Friedrich Hölderlin's writings as the capital of philistinism, joylessness, and barbaric oppression, and if he later called it ‘the ... More


Hubert Lyautey and the French Seizure of Morocco

Edward Berenson

in Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234277
eISBN:
9780520947191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234277.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Hubert Lyautey, soon to become one of France's leading colonial actors and propagandists, began in the 1890s to seek the potential for national regeneration among those who served in colonies. ... More


China: The Pessoptimist Nation

William A. Callahan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199549955
eISBN:
9780191720314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549955.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

The rise of China presents a long‐term challenge to the world not only economically, but also politically and culturally. Callahan meets this challenge in China: The Pessoptimist Nation by using new ... More


Tony Harrison and The Holocaust

Antony Rowland

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235064
eISBN:
9781846314254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314254
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book argues that Tony Harrison's poetry is barbaric. It revisits Theodor Adorno's apparent dismissal of post-Holocaust poetry as ‘impossible’ or ‘barbaric’. His statement is reinterpreted as ... More


A Positive Barbarism?

in Barbarism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the notion of “positive barbarism” by focusing on Walter Benjamin's 1933 essay “Experience and Poverty” and juxtaposes this notion to other uses of “barbarism” in Benjamin's ... More


New Barbarians

in Barbarism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines an artistic visualization of “new barbarians” by focusing on a number of photo-performances belonging to “The New Barbarians” project (2004–2006) by Mexican-born performance ... More


Conclusion

Omer Bartov

in Hitler's Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195079036
eISBN:
9780199854455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195079036.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter concludes with an argument that in Germany, the popular memory of “Barbarossa” is based on the same inversion of reality which was common during the Third Reich, whereby the war's ... More


Genocide: From Pathological Altruism to Pathological Obedience

Augustine Brannigan

in Pathological Altruism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738571
eISBN:
9780199918669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738571.003.0155
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Genocide is approached with the assistance of two concepts: pathological altruism and pathological obedience. The first is marked by the utilization of genocide as an elite policy employed for ... More


Patterns of Violence: Virginia Woolf in the 1930s

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter makes the case for reading Woolf's works—from her first novel to her last, with a special emphasis on her three primary works of the 1930s, The Years, Three Guineas, and Between the ... More


The Forbidden Chrysanthemum: Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Legal Discourse

Gregory M. Pflugfelder

in Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520209091
eISBN:
9780520940871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209091.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

“Civilization and enlightenment” (bunmei kaika) is a phrase which the historians of Japan used to assign to a cultural era extending from shortly after Meiji Restoration of 1868 until the late 1870s ... More


The Geography of Civilization

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter investigates the association between civilization and barbarism as mediated by customs in the early modern period. After a short introductory discussion of the place of the Ezochi and ... More


Civilization and Enlightenment

David L. Howell

in Geographies of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240858
eISBN:
9780520930872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240858.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the way Tokugawa notions of civilization and barbarism were translated into a new idiom in the years immediately following the Meiji Restoration. There is a tendency to see ... More


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