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Victorian Hero‐Worship

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers in detail the meaning and power attributed by the Victorians to ‘hero‐worship’. The endless debates devoted to the topic in periodicals reveal that there was little consensus ... More


Separation: The Moment of Death and the Lying-in-State

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although a state funeral in France was a public event, its point of departure was always private: the house or the apartment where the great man had lived and where, usually, he had died. This ... More


The Morally Neutral Political Scientist

Mark Philp and Z. A. Pelczynski

in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645060
eISBN:
9780191741616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645060.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The chapter reviews some of the principal claims make about the character of Machiavelli’s political thought: was Machiavelli the first political scientist? Was he a moral philosopher? Was he a ... More


Introduction

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The introduction notes that the enduring disdain expressed towards Victorian biography is predominantly based on the mistaken belief that nineteenth-century life‐writers were only concerned with ... More


The State Funeral as a Rite of Passage

Avner Ben-Amos

in Funerals, Politics, and Memory in Modern France, 1789–1996

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203285
eISBN:
9780191675836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203285.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In France, the 1789 Revolution brought about the ‘transfer of the sacred’ from the Church to the State with its two aspects: the Republic, as a legal-political ‘grid’ concept, and the Fatherland, as ... More


Conclusion: ‘The Lives of the Obscure’ and Virginia Woolf

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Virginia Woolf's essays on biography have helped countless readers to dismiss Victorian biography as an inartistic genre overly concerned with ‘Great Men’. The conclusion argues that, despite such ... More


The Gentleman-Statesman: Aristotle's (Complicated) Great-Souled Man

Robert Faulkner

in The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns its attention to great virtue and its critics. It looks, for example, at Washington's “magnanimity” that appeared to others, Jeffersonian as well as Federalist individuals. To them ... More


Persistence and Change in Churchill’s Mythic Memory

Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz, and Richard Toye

in The Churchill Myths

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851967
eISBN:
9780191890086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851967.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores Churchill’s various afterlives as a figure in the popular media taking the field of ‘the popular’ as a site where different Churchills jostle for pre-eminence. In this sense it ... More


Rediscovering the Leninist Idea

A. James McAdams

in Vanguard of the Revolution: The Global Idea of the Communist Party

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196428
eISBN:
9781400888498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196428.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter argues that, in the first ten years after Stalin's death, the temptation to address the Soviet Union's challenges through personalistic rather than institutional means represented the ... More


Making History and Writing History

Benedetta Zavatta

in Individuality and Beyond: Nietzsche Reads Emerson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190929213
eISBN:
9780190929244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929213.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the role played by Emerson in the development of Nietzsche’s position regarding history and historiography from the second Untimely Meditation up to the middle period works. ... More


Sibelius and the Re-emergence of the Great Man Biopic

Kimmo Laine

in Nordic Genre Film: Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780748693184
eISBN:
9781474412223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693184.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The aim of this chapter is to consider Sibelius as a popular historical narrative, discussing it in relation to the mechanisms of historical explanation as well as the mode of argument and address ... More


Atomic Bomb Leaders

Robert Jay Lifton

in Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807843444
eISBN:
9781469602363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882894_lifton.10
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the few people in Hiroshima who could seize upon their hibakusha identity and put it to public use. They became the kind of leaders who emerge from any disaster, or general ... More


The Fate of Nations Is the Work of Genius: The French Revolution and the Great Man Theory of History

Darrin M. McMahon

in Rethinking the Age of Revolutions: France and the Birth of the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190674793
eISBN:
9780190674830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674793.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Modern History

The French Revolution is often thought of as a crucible of modern mass politics, an event that led to the emergence of the people as an agent and actor of social change. Less often remarked, however, ... More


Resurrecting the Saints: The Rise of the High Imperial Holy Man

Timothy S. Dobe

in Hindu Christian Faqir: Modern Monks, Global Christianity, and Indian Sainthood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199987696
eISBN:
9780199346271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987696.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that the much-discussed textualism of Orientalism needs to be rethought in relation to the popular, Carlylean historiography of “Great Men,” prevalent models of personal ... More


Colonial Heroes

Berny Sèbe

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0027
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Taken together, the reputations which emerged in Francophone popular culture around a series of distinguished explorers, missionaries, empire builders or colonial administrators can be described as a ... More


The Legacy

Robert D. Priest

in The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728757
eISBN:
9780191795534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728757.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the longer-term legacy of Renan’s Vie de Jésus in the Third Republic, up until the erection of a statue to the author in Tréguier in 1903 and a counter-monument in the same ... More


English Catholic martyrs

Lucy Underwood

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096860
eISBN:
9781526115072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096860.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Ignatius Loyola both attracted and repelled nineteenth-century observers. While on the one hand he stood for everything Protestants hated and feared about Catholicism – extreme asceticism, outré ... More


Does Jesus Plus Paul Equal Marx Plus Lenin?: Redirecting the Historical Jesus

James G. Crossley

in Jesus and the Chaos of History: Redirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199570577
eISBN:
9780191785733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570577.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Early Christian Studies

This chapter looks at arguments concerning the ‘Jewishness’ of Jesus, the Otherness of his ‘background’, the apparently radical Jesuses, and the idea of Jesus the Great Man. It suggests that such ... More


Individuality and Beyond: Nietzsche Reads Emerson

Benedetta Zavatta

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190929213
eISBN:
9780190929244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929213.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Based on an analysis of the marginal markings and annotations Nietzsche made to the works of Emerson in his personal library, the book offers a philosophical interpretation of the impact on ... More


Afterword

C. Palmer-Patel and Glyn Morgan

in Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620139
eISBN:
9781789623765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620139.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The afterword sums up the conclusions made by the chapters in the collection. All the chapters demonstrate that – although there is a wide variety of alternate history narratives produced – these ... More


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