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 Enlightenment and Romantic Writers Look at Shamans

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Enlightenment travel writings on Siberia as well as contributions from Romantic writers and scholars, who laid the foundations of shamanism studies. Among them are such ... More


Introduction: The archetype of all modern poetry’

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In 1819, Thomas Love Peacock observed that Dante had been increasingly included in required readings and this sudden emergence in Dante's popularity he thought may be attributed to the influential ... More


Colonial Emigration, Public Policy, and Tory Romanticism, 1783–1830

Karen O’Brien

in Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264393
eISBN:
9780191734571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264393.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on white colonial emigration and the settlement of the British and Irish following the loss of the first British Empire. In particular, it examines the British imaginative ... More


Dante’s Long Road to the German Library: Literary Reception from Early Romanticism Until the Late Nineteenth Century

Eva Hölter

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows that Dante never was an ‘easy’ author and neither was his road to the German library during the long nineteenth century. It follows the first steps towards Dante undertaken by the ... More


The Fame Tradition

H. J. Jackson

in Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300174793
eISBN:
9780300213300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300174793.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines traditional cluster of ideas about literary fame to discuss how Romantic writers became famous. Most writers have an innate desire for fame. Their seemingly universal and ... More


Conclusion

Paul Kléber Monod

in Solomon's Secret Arts: The Occult in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123586
eISBN:
9780300195392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123586.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book concludes by showing that, although the occult has always been with us, it has always experienced change and has not remained the same. Within England and Scotland, this can be understood ... More


Determining Unknown Modes of Being: A Map of Byron’s Ghosts and Spirits

Bernard Beatty

in Byron's Ghosts: The Spectral, the Spiritual and the Supernatural

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319709
eISBN:
9781781380925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319709.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides an overview of the nature, function, authority and significance of spectral entities in Byron’s verse. While ghosts and spirits are often seen as ‘bit-part’ characters, ... More


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