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On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History - a book by Carlyle, Thomas

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History( )
Author: Carlyle, Thomas
Editor: Sorensen, David R.
Kinser, Brent E.
Series title:Rethinking the Western Tradition Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book 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...
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Detailed Subjects: Psychology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.72 Inches
Book Weight:0.89 Pounds

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