European Heroes

Myth, Identity, Sport

Author: Pierre Lanfranchi,Richard Holt,J A Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135239053

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

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Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic heroes who have dominated the sporting landscapes of their own countries. The ambition is to understand what these icons stood for in the eyes of those who watched or read about these vessels into which poured all manner of gender, class and patriotic expectations.
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European Hero Stories

Author: Eva March Tappan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: European prose literature

Page: 249

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Gods and Heroes of the European Bronze Age

Author: Kaitē Dēmakopoulou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500019153

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 7213

Features text and accompanying photographs of artifacts recovered from the bronze age in Europe, including figurines, jewelry, weapons, and armor
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Terrace Heroes

The Life and Times of the 1930s Professional Footballer

Author: Graham Kelly

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714653594

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 174

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"Tracing the origins, playing careers and 'afterlives' of several First Division players of the era, Graham Kelly's history explores the reality of living in Britain in the 1930s and draws comparisons with lives of our contemporary 'terrace heroes', the football stars of today."--Jacket.
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Heaven, Heroes, and Happiness

The Indo-European Roots of Western Ideology

Author: Shan M. M. Winn

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819198600

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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Heaven, Heroes and Happiness explores Western culture and its pervasive ideology while tracing its roots back to an ancient Proto-Indo-European homeland. This book explores ancient myth, the evidence of language history, and the archaeological record in an endeavor to show that the origin of Western civilization lies much deeper than had been anticipated. Contents: Patterns and Themes of Indo-European Ideology; Unveiling the Indo-European Legacy; The Ideology of Tripartite Completeness; Class, Conflict, and Compromise; 'Fear God'; Heroes with a Cause; The Pursuit of Happiness; Origins and Destinies Reinterpreted; In the Beginning; Ancient Myth in Disguise; The Armageddon Cycle; Indo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact; Twilight of the Goddess; A Collision of Cultures; Linguistic Paleontology; Quest for a Homeland.
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Decolonising Imperial Heroes

Cultural legacies of the British and French Empires

Author: Max Jones,Berny Sèbe,Bertrand Taithe,Peter Yeandle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317270126

Category: History

Page: 204

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The heroes of the British and French empires stood at the vanguard of the vibrant cultures of imperialism that emerged in Europe in the second-half of the nineteenth century. Their stories are well known. Scholars have tended to assume that figures such as Livingstone and Gordon, or Marchand and Brazza, vanished rapidly at the end of empire. Yet imperial heroes did not disappear after 1945, as British and French flags were lowered around the world. On the contrary, their reputations underwent a variety of metamorphoses in both the former metropoles and the former colonies. This book develops a framework to understand the complex legacies of decolonisation, both political and cultural, through the case study of imperial heroes. We demonstrate that the ‘decolonisation’ of imperial heroes was a much more complex and protracted process than the political retreat from empire, and that it is still an ongoing phenomenon, even half a century after the world has ceased to be ‘painted in red’. Whilst Decolonising Imperial Heroes explores the appeal of the explorers, humanitarians and missionaries whose stories could be told without reference to violence against colonized peoples, it also analyses the persistence of imperial heroes as sites of political dispute in the former metropoles. Demonstrating that the work of remembrance was increasingly carried out by diverse, fragmented groups of non-state actors, in a process we call ‘the privatisation of heroes’, the book reveals the surprising rejuvenation of imperial heroes in former colonies, both in nation-building narratives and as heritage sites. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History.
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Heroes of History

A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743229104

Category: History

Page: 351

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In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms. It is the lessons of our heritage passed on for the edification and benefit of future generations—a fitting legacy from America's most beloved historian and philosopher. Will Durant's popularity as America's favorite teacher of history and philosophy remains undiminished by time. His books are accessible to readers of every kind, and his unique ability to compress complicated ideas and events into a few pages without ever "talking down" to the reader, enhanced by his memorable wit and a razor-sharp judgment about men and their motives, made all of his books huge bestsellers. Heroes of History carries on this tradition of making scholarship and philosophy understandable to the general reader, and making them good reading, as well. At the dawn of a new millennium and the beginning of a new century, nothing could be more appropriate than this brilliant book that examines the meaning of human civilization and history and draws from the experience of the past the lessons we need to know to put the future into context and live in confidence, rather than fear and ignorance.
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Young People's Books

Finding List, Chicago Public Library

Author: Chicago Public Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children

Page: 320

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Rogue Heroes

The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1101904178

Category: History

Page: 400

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The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain’s Special Air Service—or SAS—was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II’s African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel’s desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind enemy lines and sabotage their airplanes and war material. Paired with his constitutional opposite, the disciplined martinet Jock Lewes, Stirling assembled a revolutionary fighting force that would upend not just the balance of the war, but the nature of combat itself. He faced no little resistance from those who found his tactics ungentlemanly or beyond the pale, but in the SAS’s remarkable exploits facing the Nazis in the Africa and then on the Continent can be found the seeds of nearly all special forces units that would follow. Bringing his keen eye for psychological detail to a riveting wartime narrative, Ben Macintyre uses his unprecedented access to SAS archives to shine a light inside a legendary unit long shrouded in secrecy. The result is not just a tremendous war story, but a fascinating group portrait of men of whom history and country asked the most.
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HEROES OF EUROPE

Author: Henry G. (Henry Gay) 1832-1897 Hewlett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781362953371

Category: History

Page: 442

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History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe: Types and stereotypes

Author: Marcel Cornis-Pope,John Neubauer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027234582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 714

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"Types and stereotypes" is the fourth and last volume of a path-breaking multinational literary history that incorporates innovative features relevant to the writing of literary history in general. Instead of offering a traditional chronological narrative of the period 1800-1989, the "History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe" approaches the region s literatures from five complementary angles, focusing on literature s participation in and reaction to key political events, literary periods and genres, the literatures of cities and sub-regions, literary institutions, and figures of representation. The main objective of the project is to challenge the self-enclosure of national literatures in traditional literary histories, to contextualize them in a regional perspective, and to recover individual works, writers, and minority literatures that national histories have marginalized or ignored. "Types and stereotypes" brings together articles that rethink the figures of National Poets, figurations of the Family, Women, Outlaws, and Others, as well as figures of Trauma and Mediation. As in the previous three volumes, the historical and imaginary figures discussed here constantly change and readjust to new political and social conditions. An Epilogue complements the basic history, focusing on the contradictory transformations of East-Central European literary cultures after 1989. This volume will be of interest to the region s literary historians, to students and teachers of comparative literature, to cultural historians, and to the general public interested in exploring the literatures of a rich and resourceful cultural region."
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The Sanskrit Hero

Karṇa in Epic Mahābhārata

Author: Kevin McGrath

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004137297

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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At the hand of the hero Karna this book offers a model for 'heroic religion', having to a large extent shaped not only the Indic epics, but also cognate Indo-European epics, such as Homer's Iliad.
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Children's Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.
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Heaven, Heroes, and Happiness

The Indo-European Roots of Western Ideology

Author: Shan M. M. Winn

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819198600

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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Heaven, Heroes and Happiness explores Western culture and its pervasive ideology while tracing its roots back to an ancient Proto-Indo-European homeland. This book explores ancient myth, the evidence of language history, and the archaeological record in an endeavor to show that the origin of Western civilization lies much deeper than had been anticipated. Contents: Patterns and Themes of Indo-European Ideology; Unveiling the Indo-European Legacy; The Ideology of Tripartite Completeness; Class, Conflict, and Compromise; 'Fear God'; Heroes with a Cause; The Pursuit of Happiness; Origins and Destinies Reinterpreted; In the Beginning; Ancient Myth in Disguise; The Armageddon Cycle; Indo-European Expansion and Ideological Impact; Twilight of the Goddess; A Collision of Cultures; Linguistic Paleontology; Quest for a Homeland.
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Heroes and Anti-heroes

European Literature and the Ethics of Leadership

Author: N.A

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9044126504

Category: Business ethics in literature

Page: 244

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European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages

Author: Ernst Robert Curtius

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691018997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 718

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In this "magnificant book" (T.S. Eliot), Ernst Robert Curtius (1886-1956), one of the foremost literary scholars of this century, examines the continuity of European literature from Homer to Goethe, with particular emphasis on the Latin Middle Ages. In an extensive new epilogue, drawing on hitherto unpublished material, Peter Godman, Professor of Medieval Latin at the University of Tubingen, analyzes the intellectual and political context and character of Curtius's ideas.
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Children's Catalog of Two Thousand Books

A Guide to the Best Reading for Boys and Girls, Based on Fifty-four Selected Library Lists and Bulletins; Arranged Under Author, Title and Subject; with Analytical Entries for 447 Volumes

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: 332

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Local Heroes in the Global Village

Globalization and the New Entrepreneurship Policies

Author: David B. Audretsch,Heike Grimm,Charles W. Wessner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387234756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Entrepreneurship and growth are central concerns of policy makers around the world. Local Heroes in the Global Village introduces public policies for the promotion of entrepreneurship on a comparative, primarily German-American level. The book contributes to the debate what role public policies play in stimulating national and regional economic growth. With a better understanding of the complexity and variety of existent entrepreneurship policies in the U.S. and Germany the reader of this volume will be able to formulate best practice, hands-on strategies which aim to promote nations as well as regions in an "entrepreneurial economy".
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Orientation: a Journey

Trip Through Europe Asia and Africa

Author: Wallace B. Collins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595758916

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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Orientation: A Journey is an autobiographical account of a group of African American tourists who traveled on a tour to Europe, Asia and North Africa. The writer inserts fictional situations in the book to enable the reader to view the bareback narrative in relation to, or as a divergence from the autobiographical portions of the book. As a reality, these segments in the book are its core that lends itself to the fiction he creates, which propels the writer's rush of awareness, and bares his accelerated consciousness, enabling him to carry the fictitious segments of the book on a non-liner, narrative, course.
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