Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity

Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Author: Simon Goldhill

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400840076

Category: History

Page: 360

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How did the Victorians engage with the ancient world? Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity is a brilliant exploration of how the ancient worlds of Greece and Rome influenced Victorian culture. Through Victorian art, opera, and novels, Simon Goldhill examines how sexuality and desire, the politics of culture, and the role of religion in society were considered and debated through the Victorian obsession with antiquity. Looking at Victorian art, Goldhill demonstrates how desire and sexuality, particularly anxieties about male desire, were represented and communicated through classical imagery. Probing into operas of the period, Goldhill addresses ideas of citizenship, nationalism, and cultural politics. And through fiction--specifically nineteenth-century novels about the Roman Empire--he discusses religion and the fierce battles over the church as Christianity began to lose dominance over the progressive stance of Victorian science and investigation. Rediscovering some great forgotten works and reframing some more familiar ones, the book offers extraordinary insights into how the Victorian sense of antiquity and our sense of the Victorians came into being. With a wide range of examples and stories, Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity demonstrates how interest in the classical past shaped nineteenth-century self-expression, giving antiquity a unique place in Victorian culture.

Beyond Arthurian Romances

The Reach of Victorian Medievalism

Author: J. Palmgren,L. Holloway

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403981167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Leaving the traditional focus on Arthurian romance and Gothic tales, the essays in this collection address how the Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages to create a sense of authority for their own ideas in areas such as art, religion, gender expectations, and social services. This book will interest specialists in the Victorian period from various fields and will also be a welcome addition to any library serving substantial humanities divisions. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the essays, this collection would be useful in a wide range of humanities classes beyond the traditional literature class.

The Lord Mayor of London; Or, City Life in the Last Century, Volumen 615

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270250503

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Merry England: Or, Nobles and Serfs

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270177077

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 5063

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Eine Trilogie von Karl Immermann ...

Author: Karl Leberecht Immermann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 418

View: 1727


Sibirische Novellen

Author: Wladimir Galaktionovich Korolenko

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3862670155

Category:

Page: 220

View: 5720

"Der russische Schriftsteller ukrainischer Herkunft, Wladimir Galaktionowitsch Korolenko (1853-1921), hat eine grosse Anerkennung nicht nur als Publizist, sondern auch als Burgerrechtler verdient. Er kampfte fur die Wahrheit und die Gerechtigkeit wodurch die Mitwelt ihn zum "Gewissen Russlands" taufte. Auf die Frage "Wer soll der erste Prasident der russischen Republik sein?" antworteten im Jahre 1917 viele: Korolenko.Wegen seiner politischen Aktivitat wurde er von zwei Universitaten ausgeschlossen und 1879 nach Sibirien verbannt. Die Erlebnisse und Erinnerungen aus der 6-jahrigen Verbannung sind sehr lebendig in den "Sibirischen Novellen" wiedergegeben."

Energie Atlas

Nachhaltige Architektur

Author: Manfred Hegger,Matthias Fuchs,Thomas Stark,Martin Zeumer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034614497

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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Der "Energie Atlas" bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der konstruktiven Parameter von Energieeffizienz und Nachhaltigkeit. Er nimmt die von der EU geplanten gesetzlichen Regulierungen vorweg und weist als unmittelbar verwendbare Arbeitshilfe für die tägliche Arbeit von Architekten den Weg zu effizientem und nachhaltigem Bauen.

Unser wissen von der erde

Allgemeine erdkunde und länderkunde

Author: Alfred Kirchhoff,Friedrich Gustav Hahn,Albert Heim,Theobald Fischer,Paul Lehmann,Johannes Justus Rein,Ferdinand von Hochstetter,Robert August Billwiller,Julius von Hann,Johann Jacob Egli,Alexander Supan,Albrecht Penck,Alois Pokorny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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In Nacht und Eis

die norwegische Polarexpedition, 1893-1896

Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 507

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Lee Raven

im Bann des magischen Buches

Author: Zizou Corder,Sophie Zeitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423624756

Category:

Page: 333

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