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Paradise Lost?: The Rise and Fall of Ulster Unionism

Patrick Mitchel

in Evangelicalism and National Identity in Ulster, 1921-1998

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256150
eISBN:
9780191602115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256152.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ulster unionist identity is analysed in three stages. The first examines the ideological content of unionism’s historical myths that function to legitimize contemporary beliefs. The second focuses on ... More


Fragments and Ruins

FRANK KERMODE

in History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures 1987

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122241
eISBN:
9780191671388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122241.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with another little demonstration of the potential for muddle in the extended use of period descriptions and explanatory historical myths. They can break loose, or be forced into ... More


Dying for a Cause, Causing Death: The Threat of Violence

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

in The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196152
eISBN:
9781400888931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196152.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines historical and contemporary far right wing symbols that directly depict, reference, or evoke death or dying through reference to historical myths and legends as well as ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey Goldsworthy

in The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199248087
eISBN:
9780191705199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248087.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and the recent criticisms against it. It outlines the purpose of the book, which is to correct ... More


Patriarch Luo: From Soldier to Religious Teacher

Barend J. ter Haar

in Practicing Scripture: A Lay Buddhist Movement in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839277
eISBN:
9780824869786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839277.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The figure of Patriarch Luo or Luo Qing has been subject of much mythologizing. Moreover, the most famous myths were developed by the Non-Action Teaching itself. This chapter distinguishes between ... More


Encircling Humanity: Expressionist Universalism and Revolution

Scott Spector

in Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the retrospective attempts to situate Prague German expressionism within the larger cultural context that have been plagued by persistent literary-historical myths. The ... More


Arminius the Liberator: Myth and Ideology

Martin M. Winkler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190252915
eISBN:
9780190252939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190252915.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book deals with the mythical and ideological afterlife of the historical facts concerning Arminius the Cheruscan, commonly called Hermann in German. Arminius inflicted one of their most ... More


Guan Yu: The Religious Afterlife of a Failed Hero

Barend J. ter Haar

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803645
eISBN:
9780191842030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803645.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

Guan Yu was a minor general in his own day, who supported one of numerous claimants to the throne in the early third century CE. He was captured and executed by enemy forces in 219. He eventually ... More


Origins and myths: Eburacum and its successors

D. M. Palliser

in Medieval York: 600-1540

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199255849
eISBN:
9780191746871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255849.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

York (Eburacum) was a major town in Roman Britain and important in the Roman Empire as a whole (two emperors died there and Constantine the Great was proclaimed emperor there). Despite being almost ... More


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