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Carlyle on heroes, hero-worship, and the heroic in history / edited by A. MacMechan.

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  • Physical Description: lxxxviii, 396 pages
  • Publisher: Boston : Ginn, 1907.

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General Note: Six lectures.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction.--The hero as divinity Odin. Paganism: Scandinavian mythology.--The hero as prophet. Mahomet: Islam.--The hero as poet: Dante; Shakespeare.--The hero as priest. Luther; reformation: Knox; puritanism.--The hero as man of letters. Johnson, Rousseau, Burns.--The hero as king. Cromwell, Napoleon: Modern revolutionism.
Subject: Muḥammad, Prophet, -632.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
Knox, John, approximately 1514-1572.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784
Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658.

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