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Relocating Greekness: The Narrative of Greek Descent

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Eusebius conveys a narrative of Greek descent (in Books 1-6) that begins with the Phoenicians and Egyptians in order to highlight the lateness and dependency of the Greeks ... More


International Order

Derek Drinkwater

in Sir Harold Nicolson and International Relations: The Practitioner as Theorist

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273850
eISBN:
9780191602344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273855.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sir Harold Nicolson’s conception of international order, with its roots in ancient Greek and Roman political theory, was central to his ideas about international society. It encompassed the principal ... More


Rewriting Hebrew History: The Descent of the Ancient Hebrews

Aaron P. Johnson

in Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius' Praeparatio Evangelica

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199296132
eISBN:
9780191712302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296132.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter traces how Eusebius creates a picture of the ancient Hebrews as chronologically earlier, and culturally and religiously superior to the other nations. However, due to ‘Egyptianization’, ... More


Diplomacy

Derek Drinkwater

in Sir Harold Nicolson and International Relations: The Practitioner as Theorist

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273850
eISBN:
9780191602344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273855.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sir Harold Nicolson was a distinguished historian of diplomacy and a leading commentator on the subject. He was also a notable contributor to diplomatic theory. The main sources of his approach as a ... More


National Character and the Character of Nations

Seamus Deane

in Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184904
eISBN:
9780191674389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184904.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

There is a vast body of writing in the nineteenth century on the character of nations which is scarcely distinguishable from the equally vast literature on national character. The character of ... More


Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Providing an interdisciplinary and global perspective on immigration to the United States, this book represents an important step forward in the development of immigration studies. The book aims to ... More


Sir Walter Scott on the Field of Waterloo

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines why and how Scott used antiquarianism to articulate his complex, ironic nationalism. Despite its avowed patriotic intentions, antiquarianism rested on assumptions about history ... More


Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Paul Gilbert

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a reflection upon a contemporary world in which people's identities are increasingly invoked in support of political claims which often lead to acrimony and violence. It asks what ... More


Culture Cracking for War: II. Enemies (1942–5)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that it was right for Margaret Mead not to associate herself with the analysis of the national character of the enemies of the Allied forces: Germany and Japan. Her personal ... More


Culture Cracking for Peace (1945–50)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explains that Margaret Mead's tools and techniques in national character studies were meant to be useful in times of peace, despite being made during the Second World War. Mead made sure ... More


Englishness Identified: Manners and Character 1650–1850

Paul Langford

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246403
eISBN:
9780191697586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246403.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

In the 17th century the English were often depicted as a nation of barbarians, fanatics, and king-killers. Two hundred years later they were more likely to be seen as the triumphant possessors of a ... More


The Predicament of National Character

George Blaustein

in Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

“National character” has a curious history in the twentieth century. Margaret Mead wrote the first anthropological account of the United States in 1942, but the history of national character as a ... More


Introduction: Acting English

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Described by the Sunday Mirror as ‘the actor who portrayed the British as they would most like to see themselves’, John Mills's representation of the national character embraced a catalogue of ... More


Swaddling the Russians (1947–51)

Peter Mandler

in Return from the Natives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187854
eISBN:
9780300189704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187854.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses how there is a certain amount of difficulty in examining the Russians' national character during the postwar years. Margaret Mead knew of this, just as much as she tried to ... More


The Idea of Deep Identity

Paul Gilbert

in Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter starts by setting out Herder's two tenets: that cultures are objectively distinguishable, so that self identification is based on recognition of cultural distinctiveness, rather than vice ... More


National Character via the Beautiful and Sublime?*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Kant’s take on the issue of maintaining individual peculiarities within the larger context of globalization, done through his work, Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful ... More


Distractions from History: Redrawing Ethnic Trajectories in New Caledonia

Amanda Macdonald

in History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730043
eISBN:
9781604737615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730043.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the incidental gestures of face-making and the landmark feats of history-making in New Caledonia, a Melanesian archipelago annexed by France in 1853, and how they complicate the ... More


Literary Portrait of a Culture: Brazil

in Culture and Management in the Americas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760140
eISBN:
9780804771146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760140.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Although Brazil has no sole literary icon like Argentina's Martin Fierro, many literary characters have shaped Brazilians' self-images. These literary characters were produced at a time when the ... More


Nationalism

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the views of American composers on the national character of music in America, and the development of nationalism in American music. Since about the mid-1920s American ... More


Introduction: Lu Xun in Translation

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is not a complete study of Lu Xun, but only of his short stories, those which were written between 1918 and the end of 1925, which appeared first in magazines in Beijing and Shanghai. ... More


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