Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization Book

Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

  • Author : R. V. Young
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Civilization, Western, in literature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0813235251


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"The author argues his viewpoint--that Shakespeare's drama achieves not a break with Western literary and cultural tradition that has preceded him but instead is its consummate expression; the author demonstrates the aesthetic and moral validity of Shakespearean drama as well as its general validation of the principles of Western civilization"--

Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization Book

Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization

  • Author : R.V. Young
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-03-18
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813235240


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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of the Western world and most certainly its greatest playwright. His actual relationship to Western civilization has not, however, been thoroughly investigated. At a time when that civilization, as well as its premier dramatist, is subjected to severe and increasing criticism for both its supposed crimes against the rest of the world and its fundamental principles, a reassessment of the culture of the West is overdue. Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization offers an unprecedented account of how the playwright draws upon his civilization's unique culture and illuminates its basic features. Rather than a treatment of all the works, R.V. Young focuses on how some of Shakespeare's best and most well-known plays dramatize the West's conception of social institutions and historical developments such as love and marriage, ethnic and racial prejudice, political order, colonialism, and religion. Shakespeare and the Idea of Western Civilization provides a spirited defense of the West and its greatest poet at a time when both are the object of virulent academic and political hostility.

History Of Particle Theory  Between Darwin And Shakespeare Book

History Of Particle Theory Between Darwin And Shakespeare

  • Author : Paul H Frampton
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-08-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811224676


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History of Particle Theory fills an important gap existing in the literature by discussing the impressive progress in understanding the elementary particles out of which all everyday objects are made. Most of this progress has happened in the last seventy years after the theory of quantum electrodynamics (QED) was perfected as an extremely accurate description of electromagnetic interactions. This astonishing sequence of discoveries was made hand in hand between theory and experiment. This book concentrates only on theory where giant steps were made by a series of exceptionally creative physicists, and this is portrayed as an essential part of the broader spectrum of human knowledge and culture, which is constantly being similarly extended by the creative individuals such as the two mentioned in the subtitle, Between Darwin and Shakespeare, who both significantly changed Western Civilization by ideas in Biology and in English Literature respectively.In the last forty years, the standard model has been confirmed again and again as the correct description of elementary particles up to energies of a thousand times the proton mass. In the discussion of particle theory and theoretical physics in general, the book starts from well over two thousand years ago, going back to the ancient Greeks such as Democritus and Archimedes, until the 17th century, when the extraordinary intellect of Newton changed everything by demonstrating that not only objects in the laboratory but also heavenly bodies are governed by mathematical equations. There followed what can be called Darwinian evolution in theoretical physics, survival of the fittest theories, by loose analogy with the origin of biological species.The present standard model of particle theory surely cannot be the final word because it contains far too many free parameters. The book contains a penultimate chapter discussing a number of such open problems which exist in particle theory. There is then a closing chapter, not rela

Judeo Christian Thought in Shakespeare   S Plays Book

Judeo Christian Thought in Shakespeare S Plays

  • Author : Thomas Arthur Bunger
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480857452


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Shakespeares works contain some of the most time-honored truths in Western civilization, and Shakespeare himself was a forward-thinking, enlightened man who wanted us to explore the way things were during his life, suggesting that we could all be better than what we are by human nature. Yet these now-revered Shakespearean truths were not created in a vacuum, and though Shakespeare was a product of the Renaissance, the England in which he lived was heavily influenced by Judeo-Christian thought. In Judeo-Christian Thought in Shakespeares Plays, author Thomas Arthur Bunger explores the continuing thread of Judeo-Christian thought that can be traced through the playwrights work. He offers an in-depth look at ten of Shakespeares plays as they relate to morality in the King James Bible, with Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Richard III, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet forming the basis for finding this thread. Shakespeare is not just a treasure of Western civilization; he is a treasure for the whole world, and his characters and their motives speak to humanity in general. There must, therefore, be something more to his insights than simply Western thought, and perhaps the inherent truth of living the godly life is what draws so many, everywhere, to Shakespeare.

Seduction by Shakespeare Book
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Seduction by Shakespeare

  • Author : TCB Cafe Publishing
  • Publisher : TCB Cafe Publishing
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 0976768259


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Why bother with Ann Landers, Dear Abby, and other modern advice mavens when Shakespeare is here to help? This book collects some of the Bard's pithiest, most insightful sayings on romance and its variations. She asks, “How do I look?" Shakespeare responds "Beauty itself doth of itself persuade/ The eyes of men without an orator.” Don't know how to express an appreciation for bondage? How about "All strange and terrible events are welcome/But comforts we despise." Included are quick reference icons for finding the perfect words to complete a perfect moment.

Encounters in History Book
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Encounters in History

  • Author : Pieter Geyl
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: Historiography
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015009160584


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In this book, the twelve history plays fall into two groups. There are nine dealing with English subjects and three inspired by Roman history. Among the nine named after English kings are some of the earliest plays known to have been composed by Shakespeare; all nine belong to the first ten years of his career as a dramatist, the whole of which covered not much more than twenty years (1590 to 1612 or 1613). Of the Roman plays, one followed immediately after the English series, but the two others belong to a later period, coming even after the great tragedies.

Shakespeare   s Hamlet and Lawrence Agonistes Book

Shakespeare s Hamlet and Lawrence Agonistes

  • Author : Barry J. Scherr
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-07-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527515451


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This book is the first to examine the influence of Shakespeare—particularly Hamlet—on D. H. Lawrence. Using the Bloomian theory of the “anxiety of influence” to probe the startling depths of Lawrence’s agon with his towering precursor Shakespeare, it closely examines Lawrence’s crypto-Jewish identity, as well as that of many of his highly individual characters, who embody the characteristics of Old Testament figures, and in so doing infuse a patriarchal strength and divine “religious” sublimity into civilized life. Lawrence’s claims about the self-sacrificing influence of Christianity on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, on the other hand, demonstrate how this influence carries over into the submission of the subject and the decline of Western Civilization. The book extrapolates this decline into a critique of the modern-day left-wing ideology that appropriates the self-abnegating individual to its collectivist ends. In responding agonistically to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Lawrence claims a far more complete, vital, and salubrious “consciousness” and a Weltanschauung that makes for greater, more fulfilling “life” thanks to the inner strength, psychic and sexual power of the Lawrentian “Self Supreme.” The book will appeal to Lawrence and Shakespeare scholars and enthusiasts who wish to appreciate Lawrence and Shakespeare as supremely profound writers and thinkers. Its unique demonstration of Bloomian literary theory makes it come poignantly alive for both graduate students and college professors.

Men  Women  and History Book

Men Women and History

  • Author : Roland N. Stromberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0131466712


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This reader humanizes the study of Western civilization or modern history by presenting the biographies of 14 key indivduals - from William Shakespeare to Margaret Thatcher - within the context of the history and contemporary happenings around them.

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss Book

How to Destroy Western Civilization and Other Ideas from the Cultural Abyss

  • Author : Peter Kreeft
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642291599


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Best-selling author Peter Kreeft presents a series of brilliant essays about many of the issues that increasingly divide our Western civilization and culture. He states that "these essays are not new proposals or solutions to today's problems. They are old. They have been tried, and have worked. They have made people happy and good. That is what makes them so radical and so unusual today. The most uncommon thing today is common sense." Kreeft says that one thing we can all do to help save our culture is to gather wisdom as data to preserve and remember, like the monks in the Dark Ages. Data is important and necessary; they are the premises for our conclusions. He presents relevant, philosophical data that can guide us, divided into 7 categories: epistemological, theological, metaphysical, anthropological, ethical, political, and historical. He then explores these categories with classic Kreeft insights, presenting 40 pithy points on how we can implement the data from these categories to help save civilization – and more importantly, save souls. He emphasizes the single most necessary thing we can do to save our civilization is to have children. If you don't have children your civilization will cease to exist. Before you can be good or evil, you must exist. Having children is heroic because it demands sacrificial love and commitment. Cherishing children is the single most generous and unselfish act that a society can perform for itself. He discusses the "unmentionable elephant in the room". It's sex. Religious liberty is being attacked in the name of "sexual liberty". Our culture war today is fundamentally about abortion, and abortion is about sex. Today we hear astonishing, selfish reasons people give to justify not having children, or killing children through abortion. So let's fight our culture war, which is truly a holy war, with joy and confidence. And with the one weapon that will infallibly win the future: children.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization Book
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization

  • Author : Anthony Esolen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-05-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596980662


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In The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Western Civilization , Esolen describes the cultures that formed Western civilization, and explains to readers how each of them—from the Ancient Greeks and Romans, to the Renaissance humanists—has shaped the world we live in today. The latest work in the Politically Incorrect Guide (P.I.G.) series shows how the West laid the cornerstones of all modern civilization, including historical, artistic, and intellectual achievements.

Shakespeare s Ideas Book

Shakespeare s Ideas

  • Author : David Bevington
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-09-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444357639


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An in-depth exploration, through his plays and poems, of the philosophy of Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind". Written by a leading Shakespearean scholar Discusses an array of topics, including sex and gender, politics and political theory, writing and acting, religious controversy and issues of faith, skepticism and misanthropy, and closure Explores Shakespeare as a great poet, a great dramatist and a "great mind"

Shakespeare s Ocean Book
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Shakespeare s Ocean

  • Author : Daniel Brayton
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813932262


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Study of the sea--both in terms of human interaction with it and its literary representation--has been largely ignored by ecocritics. In Shakespeare’s Ocean, Dan Brayton foregrounds the maritime dimension of a writer whose plays and poems have had an enormous impact on literary notions of nature and, in so doing, plots a new course for ecocritical scholarship. Shakespeare lived during a time of great expansion of geographical knowledge. The world in which he imagined his plays was newly understood to be a sphere covered with water. In vital readings of works ranging from The Comedy of Errors to the valedictory The Tempest, Brayton demonstrates Shakespeare’s remarkable conceptual mastery of the early modern maritime world and reveals a powerful benthic imagination at work.

Western Civilization  Book

Western Civilization

  • Author : Nick Graham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 10,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Civilization, Western
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 0881452068


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In their first musical, the RSC turns their twisted sensibilities to the most famous and infamous characters, discoveries and events of the millennium. The last 1000 years will never be the same!

Shakespeare and Appropriation Book

Shakespeare and Appropriation

  • Author : Christy Desmet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134622610


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The vitality of our culture is still often measured by the status Shakespeare has within it. Contemporary readers and writers continue to exploit Shakespeare's cultural afterlife in a vivid and creative way. This fascinating collection of original essays shows how writers' efforts to imitate, contradict, compete with, and reproduce Shakespeare keep him in the cultural conversation. The essays: * analyze the methods and motives of Shakespearean appropriation * investigate theoretically the return of the repressed author in discussions of Shakespeare's cultural function * put into dialogue theoretical and literary responses to Shakespeare's cultural authority * analyze works ranging from nineteenth century to the present, and genres ranging from poetry and the novel to Disney movies.

Shine Forth Book

Shine Forth

  • Author : Paul Altrocchi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-06-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 1440143641


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Few are aware that the true identity of William Shakespeare represents Western Civilization's greatest mystery. Even fewer realize that the commonly accepted authorship by the illiterate William Shaksper of Stratford is a complete hoax manufactured by England's most powerful politicians. This deception survived largely unscathed until 1920 when J. Thomas Looney's brilliant book, "Shakespeare" Identified, plucked Edward de Vere out of historical obscurity and introduced him to the world as the real Shakespeare. Compiled of authoritative essays and compelling book excerpts, the third volume in this groundbreaking series, Shine Forth salvages fascinating, neglected authorship material which repeatedly and convincingly shows that Edward de Vere was the uniquely creative genius who wrote under the coerced pen name of William Shakespeare. Combating the astonishing power of conventional wisdom, de Vereans have steadily built their case through solid research published in journals and books which have been subject to disappearance by the vicissitudes of time until now. With an impressive bibliography, well-documented sources, and an unshakeable desire to unearth the truth, this volume represents an historic achievement in the scholarship of Shakespearean studies, and reopens the dialogue on this controversial subject.