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Conclusion: The Measure of Merlin

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book concludes by describing the powerful effect of Merlin's existence as a real historical figure on British history. Along with King Arthur, Merlin not only made British history widely known ... More


Putting the ‐viv‐ into ‘Convivial’: The Table Talk and the Lives

Christopher Pelling

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Table Talk and the Parallel Lives were written around the same time and had the same dedicatee, Q. Sossius Senecio. Several topics are treated in both works, with closer contact with the Greek ... More


Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Stanley Weintraub

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

People known to Bernard Shaw had every reason to fear becoming recognizable characters in his plays. Whether from history, literature, or his own crowded career, Shaw's relationships to real or ... More


Faulkner and History

Jay Watson and Jr., James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner remains a historian's writer. A distinguished roster of historians has referenced Faulkner in their published work. They are drawn to him as a fellow historian, a shaper of narrative ... More


Introduction

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

in The True History of Merlin the Magician

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book discusses the different perspectives that describe Merlin the prophet-magician, whose powers have fascinated audiences from the Middle Ages to the present day, and have emphasized his ... More


Monuments, Memory, and Faulkner’s Nathan Bedford Forrest

Andrew B. Leiter

in Faulkner and History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Faulkner's engagement with the legacy of a controversial historical figure, Nathan Bedford Forrest. It suggests that Forrest's presence permeates Faulkner's work more thoroughly ... More


From “Lawrence County Negro” to National Hero: The Commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama

Barclay Key

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In a poignant essay about Jesse Owens—the world-renowned athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics—Barclay Key illustrates the difficulty of memorializing black historical figures ... More


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