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For God and Empire

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/9780691149844.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Victorian conceptualization of history and of the historical novel as a genre of fiction by situating novels of the Roman Empire within four interconnected polemical ... More


Wheat and Tares: The Liberal Encounter with Puritan Violence

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the rediscovery of imago dei theology by early nineteenth‐century liberal theologians, most especially William Ellery Channing and other Unitarians. This theology was fleshed out by such ... More


‘Real Protestantism never Slumbers’: Religious and Historical Fiction

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Most historical fiction set before 1800 had a religious, or at least had a religio-ethno-political, basis. Early historical novels were either about justifying the Protestant settlement in Ireland or ... More


Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Rumina Sethi

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of ‘true’ and ‘authentic’ ... More


Only Connect!

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/9780691149844.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter relates the historical fiction of early Christianity in the Roman Empire to the intellectual lives of their authors, and uses this to see something of the social network within which the ... More


Introduction Narratives of Nationalism

RUMINA SETHI

in Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book: the construction of models of nationalist ideology in the cultural sphere. The study seeks to underscore what lies behind the writing of ... More


Under the Sword of the Spanish Inquisition:: The Sephardic Legacy and the Making of Middlebrow Classics

in Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761222
eISBN:
9780804774239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761222.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines historical fiction that emerged in the nineteenth century. Among these is Die Marannen [The Marranos] by Phöbus Philippson (1807–1870), which represents an important launching ... More


Reading behind the lines: Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction

Natasha Alden

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088933
eISBN:
9781781706367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088933.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study applies the concept of postmemory, developed in Holocaust studies, to novels by contemporary British writers. The first monograph-length study of postmemory in British fiction, it focuses ... More


Historical Fictions – Pastiche, Politics and Pleasure

Cora Kaplan

in Victoriana - Histories, Fictions, Criticism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611478
eISBN:
9780748651627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611478.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the middlebrow Victoriana, which depends neither on intrusive authorial presence nor on over-elaborate imitation. It covers the shifting history, politics and aesthetics of ... More


Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context

Sara Raup Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233072
eISBN:
9780520928435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study investigates the creation of historical fictions in a wide range of Hellenistic Jewish texts. Surveying so-called Jewish novels, including the Letter of Aristeas, Second Maccabees, Esther, ... More


Märchen and Historical Fiction

Lara Vetter

in A Curious Peril: H.D.'s Late Modernist Prose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054568
eISBN:
9780813053219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054568.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 examines the second half of The Sword Went Out to Sea. This chapter looks at how H.D. combines fairy tale and historical fiction to create the fragmentary vignettes that comprise Part II of ... More


Introduction

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces Walter Scott and the links between sudden political change and ideas of modernisation, liberalisation and civilisation, looking first at the issues of modernisation that ... More


From science fiction to history: Grimus and Midnight's Children

Andrew Teverson

in Salman Rushdie

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070501
eISBN:
9781781701225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070501.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on two novels: Grimus and Midnight's Children. Scenarios borrowed from science fiction fantasy appear in several of Rushdie's novels. The science fictional imagination is at its ... More


The First Modern Jew: Berthold Auerbach’s (1837) and the Beginnings of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter skips ahead fifty years from the previous chapter to find the roots of the heroic and prototypical image of Spinoza in the historical fiction of the young Berthold Auerbach (1812–1882), ... More


Introduction

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The historical novel has often been defined in the terms set by Walter Scott’s fiction, as a reflection on a clear break or change between past and present. Returning to the range of historical ... More


Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

J.E. Smyth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book departs from the traditional understanding of the relationship between film and history. By looking at production records, scripts, and contemporary reviews, the book argues that certain ... More


The persistence of Famine in postcolonial Ireland

Matthew Schultz

in Haunted historiographies: The rhetoric of ideology in postcolonial Irish fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090929
eISBN:
9781781707227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090929.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Demonstrates the ways in which two thematically and structurally similar novels, Nuala O’Faolain’s My Dream of You (2001) and Joseph O’Connor’s Star of the Sea (2002), complicate popular uses of the ... More


A Thematic Survey of New Kingdom Historical Fiction

Colleen Manassa

in Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982226
eISBN:
9780199369959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982226.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter summarizes the results of the previous four chapters, analysing the significance of each tale within the corpus of historical fiction. The main themes of each tale, including scribal ... More


Rise of the Modern Hindi Short Story

Sujata S. Mody

in The Making of Modern Hindi: Literary Authority in Colonial North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489091
eISBN:
9780199093922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489091.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 4 provides an overview and history of the modern Hindi short story as it developed in Sarasvatī from 1900 to 1920, under Dwivedi’s direction. Dwivedi did not explicitly articulate his vision ... More


Historical Fiction and the Fractured Atlantic

Fiona Robertson

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter draws parallels between the reluctance of British Romantic writers to lay claim to the history of the American colonies and more recent attempts to categorize Romanticism as a ... More


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