skip to content
On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history

Author: David R Sorensen; Brent E Kinser; Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2013]
Series: Rethinking the Western tradition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Thomas Carlyle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Sorensen; Brent E Kinser; Thomas Carlyle
ISBN: 9780300148602 0300148607
OCLC Number: 813921222
Description: 348 pages ; 21 cm.
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.
Series Title: Rethinking the Western tradition.
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.

Abstract:

Thomas Carlyle's "On Heroes, Hero Worship, and the Heroic in History" considers how heroes are created and conveys his ideas on the importance of heroic leadership. In six reevaluative essays, the  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This new edition promises to be an excellent addition to Carlyle scholarship. It will widen the understanding of nineteenth-century literary and political thought among students of the period and Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/813921222> # On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "813921222" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ctu> ;
   rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#CreativeWork/on_heroes_hero_worship_and_the_heroic_in_history> ; # On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955558> ; # Heroes
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Topic/heldenverehrung> ; # Heldenverehrung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Topic/held> ; # Held
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955554> ; # Hero worship
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/824.8/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Topic/heroismus> ; # Heroismus
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Person/carlyle_thomas_1795_1881> ; # Thomas Carlyle
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description ""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."--"@en ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:editor <http://viaf.org/viaf/61797983> ; # David R. Sorensen
   schema:editor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Person/kinser_brent_e> ; # Brent E. Kinser
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/578482> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Series/rethinking_the_western_tradition> ; # Rethinking the Western tradition.
   schema:name "On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history"@en ;
   schema:productID "813921222" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300148602> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/813921222> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#CreativeWork/on_heroes_hero_worship_and_the_heroic_in_history> # On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Person/carlyle_thomas_1795_1881> ; # Thomas Carlyle
   schema:name "On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Person/carlyle_thomas_1795_1881> # Thomas Carlyle
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1795" ;
   schema:deathDate "1881" ;
   schema:familyName "Carlyle" ;
   schema:givenName "Thomas" ;
   schema:name "Thomas Carlyle" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Person/kinser_brent_e> # Brent E. Kinser
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Kinser" ;
   schema:givenName "Brent E." ;
   schema:name "Brent E. Kinser" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/578482#Series/rethinking_the_western_tradition> # Rethinking the Western tradition.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/813921222> ; # On heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history
   schema:name "Rethinking the Western tradition." ;
   schema:name "Rethinking the Western tradition" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955554> # Hero worship
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Hero worship"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/955558> # Heroes
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Heroes"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/61797983> # David R. Sorensen
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1953" ;
   schema:familyName "Sorensen" ;
   schema:givenName "David R." ;
   schema:name "David R. Sorensen" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300148602>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0300148607" ;
   schema:isbn "9780300148602" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.