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Character assassination throughout the ages

Author: Martijn Icks; Eric Shiraev
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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Using a variety of cases from history and today's life, the book examines character attackers targeting the private lives, behavior, values, and identity of their victims. Numerous historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martijn Icks; Eric Shiraev
ISBN: 9781137397867 1137397861
OCLC Number: 870439196
Description: vi, 283 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Table of Contents Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Character Assassination: How Political Psychologists May Assist Historians; Eric Shiraev Ancient Rome 2. Character Attack and Invective Speech in the Roman Republic: Cicero as Target; Henriette van der Blom 3. Reports about the 'sexual life' of early Roman emperors: A case of character assassination?; Jan Meister 4. Creating Tyrants in Ancient Rome: Character Assassination and Imperial Investiture; Martijn Icks 5. Editorial reflections: Ancient Rome The Middle Ages 6. Falsifying the Prophet: Muhammad at the Hands of his Earliest Christian Biographers in the West; Kenneth Wolf 7. Louis of Orleans, Isabeau of Bavaria, and the Burgundian Propaganda Machine, 1392-1407; Tracy Adams 8. A Newcomer in Defamatory Propaganda: Youth (Late Fourteenth to Early Fifteenth Century); Gilles Lecuppre 9. Editorial Reflections: Medieval Cases The Early Modern Age 10. The Ass in the Seat of St. Peter: Defamation of the Pope in early Lutheran Flugschriften; Bobbi Dykema 11. Odious and Vile Names: Political Character Assassination and Purging in the French Revolution; Mette Harder 12. Edwina Hagen 13. Editorial Reflections: Early Modern Cases The Modern Age 14. Character Attacks and American Presidents; Jason Smart and Eric Shiraev 15. The Gao-Rao Affair: A Case of Character Assassination in Chinese Politics in the 1950s; Eric Shiraev and Zi Yang 16. A Character Assassination Attempt: The Case of Vaclav Havel; Martina Klicperova-Baker 17. Editorial Reflections: Modern Cases Epilogue ?
Responsibility: edited by Martijn Icks and Eric Shiraev.

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"The can be few pleasures more delicious than witnessing the savaging of the reputations of the great and the good. This volume treats us to a rich smorgasbord of notable defamations, from the Romans Read more...

 
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