Le 9 janvier 2015, 02:47 dans Humeurs • 0
..suite 10 Over the next century, a host of historians, philologists, ethnologists, literary scholars, novelists, dramatists, poets, painters and illustrators embellished the Anglo-Saxon foundational myth. Hugh160;A. 160;MacDougall, Racial Myth in English History:...casquette lacoste rouge
suite 12 Ten years later, Thomas Arnold, in his Introductory Lectures on Modern History at Oxford, asserted England’s racial link: 13 scarcely one drop of our blood came from Roman fathers; we are in our race strangers to Greece, and strangers to Israel. …Our English race is the German race; for though our Norman fathers had learned to speak a stranger’s language, yet in blood, as we know, they were the Saxon’s brethren both alike belonging to the Teutonic or German stock.[ 17][ 17] Julie Ellen Towell, ‘The 160;Rise and Progress160;...suite 14 Goldwin Smith, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford (1855-1866), wrote of the enduring distinction between the freedom-loving Anglo-Saxons or Teutons of the Germanic world inclu ding Britain and the unerringly authoritarian Kelts of France: 15 The Teuton loves laws and parliaments, the Kelt loves a king. After a moment of constitutional government, the Kelt reverts, with a bias which the fatalist might call irresistible, to despotism in some form, whether it be that of a Bonaparte or that of a Robespierre.cabas vanessa bruno soldes’[ 18][ 18] Hugh160;A. 160;MacDougall, Racial Myth in English History…,...suite 16 The same contrasting characterisation had received more popular treatment in160;1819 in Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, in which, Asa Briggs writes, ‘no effort was spared… to press the claims of the Saxons and to make fools or rogues of the Normans.’[ 19][ 19] Asa Briggs, ‘Saxons, Normans and Victorians’, in The..cabas vanessa bruno soldé
.suite Among the almost innumerable popularisers of the myth in the following years was William Wordsworth who composed a tribute to King160;Alfred, published as one of his Ecclessiastical Sonnets in160;1822. In160;1848 Edward Bulwer-Lytton published a highly popular novel, Harold: or the Last of the Saxon Kings. Three years later, Charles Dickens in A Child’s History of England enthused on King Alfred and affirmed the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon race, which, according to Dickens, entitled it to pursue its civilising mission in the world. In later years other popularisers included Charles Kingsley whose historical novel Hereward the Wake: Last of the English was published in160;1866; Alfred Lord Tennyson whose Harold: a Drama appeared in160;1877;[ 20][ 20] Julie Ellen Towell, ‘The 160;Rise and Progress160;...