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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


King and Hero

M. L. West

in Indo-European Poetry and Myth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280759
eISBN:
9780191712913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280759.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Indo-European narratives of kings and heroes. Linguistic evidence shows that kingship was an Indo-European institution. However, there was no Indo-European word for ‘hero’, and ... More


Introduction

Anna von der Goltz

in Hindenburg: Power, Myth, and the Rise of the Nazis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199570324
eISBN:
9780191722240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570324.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter outlines the thrust of the book and provides the reader with a theoretical background. The author surveys the historiography of Hindenburg's career and his role in German ... More


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

Juliette Atkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In 1939, Virginia Woolf called for a more inclusive form of biography, which would include ‘the failures as well as the successes, the humble as well as the illustrious’. She did so in part as a ... More


Hero or Mascot? Fantasies of Identification

Erin C. Tarver

in The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226469935
eISBN:
9780226470276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470276.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Many have argued that the racial integration of sports is indicative of racial progress, since white fans now cheer for players of color. This chapter argues that although such fans may root for and ... More


Architecture as Evidence: E. A. Freeman and Harold’s Church

Christine Dade-Robertson

in Making History: Edward Augustus Freeman and Victorian Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780197265871
eISBN:
9780191772030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265871.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

E. A. Freeman maintained that he always sought the truth in his historical research. He asserted that ‘personal theories’ and ‘national prejudices’ had no place in the study of history, but did his ... More


Enlightened patriots: heroes, heroines and ‘pioneers of progress’ in the teaching of history

Peter Yeandle

in Citizenship, Nation, Empire: The Politics of History Teaching in England, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719080128
eISBN:
9781781708354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080128.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Herbartianism posited that the creation of moral, patriotic, citizens was to be achieved most effectively through the teaching of moral biography. This chapter, then, examines how history lessons ... More


‘A story of treasure, war and wild adventure’: hero-worship, imperial masculinities and inter-generational ideologies in H. Rider Haggard’s 1880s fiction

Helen Goodman

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00019
Subject:
History, Military History

H. Rider Haggard’s early adventure novels, such as King Solomon’s Mines, have often been dismissed as jingoistic, and formulaic, albeit popular, genre fiction, designed to stimulate and exploit 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


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