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Colony and metropole

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Beginning with a discussion of the idea of the colonial frontier, the chapter moves to a historical account of the formation of white Australia in the second half of the 19th century. It focuses ... More


While the Winds Breathe, Adore Echo: Henry Reynolds between Neo-Platonic and Protestant Poetics of Myth

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

Henry Reynolds’s Mythomystes (1632) is a dynamic response to the tensions between Neo-Platonic claims for the divinity of ancient poetry and a Protestant poetics that rejected syncretism and sought ... More


Truth Lost in the River of Time: Francis Bacon, , and the Greek Fables

Anna-Maria Hartmann

in English Mythography in its European Context, 1500-1650

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807704
eISBN:
9780191845529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807704.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter argues that Bacon’s philosophical and mythographical work are linked by the concept of prima philosophia. Primary philosophy, according to Bacon, is a universal science consisting of ... More


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