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The Resource On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history, Thomas Carlyle ; edited by David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser ; with essays by Sarah Atwood, Owen Dudley Edwards, Christopher Harvie, Brent E. Kinser, Terence James Reed, David R. Sorensen, Beverly Taylor

On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history, Thomas Carlyle ; edited by David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser ; with essays by Sarah Atwood, Owen Dudley Edwards, Christopher Harvie, Brent E. Kinser, Terence James Reed, David R. Sorensen, Beverly Taylor

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On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history
Title
On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Carlyle ; edited by David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser ; with essays by Sarah Atwood, Owen Dudley Edwards, Christopher Harvie, Brent E. Kinser, Terence James Reed, David R. Sorensen, Beverly Taylor
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eng
Summary
"Based on a series of lectures delivered in 1840, Thomas Carlyle's On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History considers the creation of heroes and the ways they exert heroic leadership. From the divine and prophetic (Odin and Muhammad) to the poetic (Dante and Shakespeare) to the religious (Luther and Knox) to the political (Cromwell and Napoleon), Carlyle investigates the mysterious qualities that elevate humans to cultural significance. By situating the text in the context of six essays by distinguished scholars that reevaluate both Carlyle's work and his ideas, David Sorensen and Brent Kinser argue that Carlyle's concept of heroism stresses the hero's spiritual dimension. In Carlyle's engagement with various heroic personalities, he dislodges religiosity from religion, myth from history, and truth from "quackery" as he describes the wondrous ways in which these "flowing light-fountains" unlock the heroic potential of ordinary human beings."--
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1953-
  • 1795-1881
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  • Sorensen, David R.
  • Kinser, Brent E.
  • Carlyle, Thomas
Series statement
Rethinking the Western tradition
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  • Carlyle, Thomas
  • Heroes
  • Hero worship
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Hero worship
  • Heroes
  • Heroismus
  • Heldenverehrung
  • Held
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On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history, Thomas Carlyle ; edited by David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser ; with essays by Sarah Atwood, Owen Dudley Edwards, Christopher Harvie, Brent E. Kinser, Terence James Reed, David R. Sorensen, Beverly Taylor
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History -- 'The Tone of the Preacher': Carlyle as Public Lecturer in On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History / by Owen Dudley Edwards -- In Defense of 'Religiosity': Carlyle, Mahomet, and the Force of Faith in History / by David R. Sorensen -- 'The First of the Moderns': Carlyle's Goethe and the Consequences / by Terence James Reed -- Carlyle, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the Hero as Victorian Poet / by Beverly Taylor -- 'Leading human souls to what is best': Carlyle, Ruskin, and Hero-Worship / by Sarah Atwood -- 'Wild Annandale Grapeshot': Carlyle, Scotland, and the Heroic / by Christopher Harvie -- Thomas Carlyle, Social Media, and the Digital Age of Revolution / by Brent E. Kinser
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ocn880959910
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1 online resource (348 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300148626
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt5q5qk9
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)880959910
Label
On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history, Thomas Carlyle ; edited by David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser ; with essays by Sarah Atwood, Owen Dudley Edwards, Christopher Harvie, Brent E. Kinser, Terence James Reed, David R. Sorensen, Beverly Taylor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History -- 'The Tone of the Preacher': Carlyle as Public Lecturer in On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History / by Owen Dudley Edwards -- In Defense of 'Religiosity': Carlyle, Mahomet, and the Force of Faith in History / by David R. Sorensen -- 'The First of the Moderns': Carlyle's Goethe and the Consequences / by Terence James Reed -- Carlyle, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the Hero as Victorian Poet / by Beverly Taylor -- 'Leading human souls to what is best': Carlyle, Ruskin, and Hero-Worship / by Sarah Atwood -- 'Wild Annandale Grapeshot': Carlyle, Scotland, and the Heroic / by Christopher Harvie -- Thomas Carlyle, Social Media, and the Digital Age of Revolution / by Brent E. Kinser
Control code
ocn880959910
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (348 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300148626
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5q5qk9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880959910

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