On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

On Heroes Hero Worship and the Heroic in History From its first pages the book recognizes the intimate connections between heroism and myth Beginning with the legends of Odin lord of the Nordic gods Carlyle describes major forms that heroism can t

  • Title: On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History
  • Author: Thomas Carlyle
  • ISBN: 9781406944198
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • From its first pages the book recognizes the intimate connections between heroism and myth Beginning with the legends of Odin, lord of the Nordic gods, Carlyle describes major forms that heroism can take in god, poet, warrior, priest, prophet, and king.

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    • Thomas Carlyle

      Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer was born in the village of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, eldest child of James Carlyle, stonemason, and Margaret Aitken Carlyle The father was stern, irascible, a puritan of the puritans, but withal a man of rigid probity and strength of character The mother, too, was of the Scottish earth, and Thomas education was begun at home by both the parents From the age of five to nine he was at the village school from nine to fourteen at Annan Grammar School where he showed proficiency in mathematics and was well grounded in French and Latin In November 1809 he walked to Edinburgh, and attended courses at the University till 1814, with the ultimate aim of becoming a minister He left without a degree, became a mathematical tutor at Annan Academy in 1814, and three years later abandoned all thoughts of entering the Kirk, having reached a theological position incompatible with its teachings He had begun to learn German in Edinburgh, and had done much independent reading outside the regular curriculum Late in 1816 he moved to a school in Kirkcaldy, where he became the intimate associate of Edward Irving, an old boy of Annan School, and now also a schoolmaster This contact was Carlyle s first experience of true intellectual companionship, and the two men became lifelong friends He remained there two years, was attracted by Margaret Gordon, a lady of good family whose friends vetoed an engagement , and in October 1818 gave up schoolmastering and went to Edinburgh, where he took mathematical pupils and made some show of reading law.During this period in the Scottish capital he began to suffer agonies from a gastric complaint which continued to torment him all his life, and may well have played a large part in shaping the rugged, rude fabric of his philosophy In literature he had at first little success, a series of articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia bringing in little money and no special credit In 1820 and 1821 he visited Irving in Glasgow and made long stays at his father s new farm, Mainhill and in June 1821, in Leith Walk, Edinburgh, he experienced a striking spiritual rebirth which is related in Sartor Resartus Put briefly and prosaically, it consisted in a sudden clearing away of doubts as to the beneficent organization of the universe a semi mystical conviction that he was free to think and work, and that honest effort and striving would not be thwarted by what he called the Everlasting No For about a year, from the spring of 1823, Carlyle was tutor to Charles and Arthur Buller, young men of substance, first in Edinburgh and later at Dunkeld Now likewise appeared the first fruits of his deep studies in German, the Life of Schiller, which was published serially in the London Magazine in 1823 24 and issued as a separate volume in 1825 A second garner from the same field was his version of Goethe s Wilhelm Meister which earned the praise of Blackwood s and was at once recognized as a very masterly rendering.In 1821 Irving had gone to London, and in June 1821 Carlyle followed, in the train of his employers, the Bullers But he soon resigned his tutorship, and, after a few weeks at Birmingham, trying a dyspepsia cure, he lived with Irving at Pentonville, London, and paid a short visit to Paris March 1825 saw him back in Scotland, on his brother s farm, Hoddam Hill, near the Solway Here for a year he worked hard at German translations, perhaps serenely than before or after and free from that noise which was always a curse to his sensitive ear and which later caused him to build a sound proof room in his Chelsea home.Before leaving for London Irving had introduced Carlyle to Jane Baillie Welsh daughter of the surgeon, John Welsh, and descended from John Knox She was beautiful, precociously learned, talented, and a brilliant mistress of cynical satire Among her numerous suitors, the rough, uncouth

    450 thoughts on “On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

    • كتاب يناقش ترقي البشرية في تصورها عن الشخصيات المميزة "الأبطال" وهو يتدرج منذ كانت البشرية تعتقد فيهم آلهة ثم أنبياء ثم محاربين ثم أدباء وهكذاهذا التدرج منطلق بالأصل من الفلسفة المادية الإلحادية التي لا تؤمن بنشأة الكون مخلوقا من إله، ولا بنبوات أرسلها هذا الإله لإصلاح حال [...]


    • On a writer's e-mail loop I once mentioned something about Thomas Carlyle. Another member then wrote that he liked Carlyle, and that a copy of Hero Worship stayed on his nightstand for occasional re-reading. So when I felt a hankering to return to some Carlyle reading, this was the book I chose. The version I read was an e-book for the Nook, by B&R Samizdat Express.I'm glad I read it. I don't feel that I understood it as well as I wanted to, but I chalk that up to reading too often with dist [...]



    • Carlyle is, and always has been, a man without a country: An Scotsman at odds with the materialism of his native 19th Century Britain; a idealist nonetheless too British to happily fit among his Prussian cobelievers. He is a rabid anti-modernist, but in the most modern way. Carlyle is a hero to a new generation of reactionaries, but the failings of his thought—very clearly on display in On Heroes and Hero Worship—show the limits of this movement, and stand testament to the fact that admirati [...]


    • Carlyle’s book looks at the different forms of heroism he considers to have existed in the world. I found it very interesting that in the second chapter where he talks about the hero as a prophet he picked the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the prime example. Very interesting coming from a Scottish Christian I thought. the book got a bit boring in the middle and near the end but worth a read for his lectures (the chapters were a series of lectures) on the hero as a prophet as I mentioned and the h [...]


    • I Just wish the Carlyle hypothesis that in the next 100 of years Man will be smart enough not to acknowledge other man as GOD come true. But more than 100 years have past from his writing, till today still there are still a lot of Human that believe other human as GOD. How tragic where did all those brain and knowledge that they have gone to.Carlyle really has big hopes for his own species (Human) to develop their ideal potential intellectual in next 100 of years, but clearly those hopes are jus [...]


    • A beautiful command over intelligence of a human mind, For Writer, i would say, with exalted spirit. Literary-philosophical approach with majestically opinion-oriented. One may find a bit of differences as i found, but as i earlier mentioned, it is a very well opinion-based book not on entirely facts. It was my course of going through. A milestone, indeed.


    • Sudah lama mendengar tentang Thomas Carlyle, namun baru berkesempatan membaca tulisannya. Thomas Carlyle sejarawan Christian Scotland bersikap jujur apabila menghuraikan peribadi Nabi Muhammad SAW dalam Lecture 3 Hero as Prophet. Nabi Muhammad SAW dinamakan sebagai satu satunya Hero yang dikategorikan sebagai Prophet. Sumbangan terbesar buku ini adalah dalam bab pertama iaitu Hero as Divinity, Carlyle dengan jelas mengkritik golongan yang terlalu menyanjung manusia sehingga menyamakan mereka den [...]


    • توماس كارليل في هذا الكتاب يقدم نماذج إنسانية كانت في نظرة نماذج لأبطال بعدهم الدنيا لم تعد كما كانتالكتاب مقسَّم لستة فصول كالآتي:-البطل في صورة إله :- متمثل في الشخصية الأسطورية "أدوين" وتأثيره في دول الشمال الاسكندنافيالبطل في صورة نبي:- متمثل في شخص النبي الكريم محمد صلى ا [...]


    • Not exactly a typical biography. The book offers sketches of select individuals of historical significance in order to justify a neo-hegelian reading of history; basically an 'all the world's a stage' mentality and most of us are mere spear chuckers and cannon fodder for the Great Men who pop up from time to time as exemplars for the rest of us to follow. Hegel had described Napoleon in this way, riding his white horse through town just as he was finishing writing one of his books. He is seen as [...]


    • It's many years since I read any Carlyle, probably not since my first year at university. It's great to be reminded of his wonderful prose. It's unorthodox, dynamic, kinetic, full of allusions in many languages, and yet somehow conveying something of the man himself, opinionated, warm, very human. Much of what he has to say seems simply wrongheaded these days, but the manner in which he says it is admirable.


    • It is truly amazing how an author in the grave for so long can still speak to us so clearly. Carlyle's central thesis is that a hero is one who can actually see the world as it is and has the courage to act upon it. Sadly we live in the sort of unheroic age he lamented, where we place such a high value on NOT seeing the world as it is, or at least not speaking of such openly.


    • I really liked the first several types of heroes, but when it came to the hero king, I got bogged down in all the Cromwell stuff. I don't think I knew enough about him and his place in history. The rest of it was great and very interesting. The part that I found the most interesting was the part on Muhammad.


    • استمتعت بالفكرة مش باللغةفي نظري الترجمة ضعيفة شوية بتوصل احيانا للركاكة في بعض التركيباتلكن فكرة الكتاب فعلا جيدةقرأت مختصر له من قبل و الان قرأتها كاملاله قراءة اخري مرة ثانية ولكن اما بلغته الاصلية او بترجمة اخريمحمد عطيةفبراير 2013


    • Very dry book. I do not fully agree with his logically way of thinking and he leaves God out of the picture even though presenting people who pushed beliefs in God or another god.



    • I just bought the 1904 printing of the 5th edition of this book, originally printed in 1841. I began reading it today! So far, so good!


    • Thomas Carlyle's lectures On Heroes, Hero-worship, and the Heroic in History were delivered in 1840, and published as a book in 1841 by James Fraser, London. My version is a public domain reprint of the 1912 version published by D.C. Heath, Boston, edited and with an introduction by Herbert S. Murch PhD of Princeton University. I first learnt of Carlyle in teaching leadership, where this book is regarded as the first leadership theory, the "Great Man" theory. Carlyle considers the hero as divini [...]


    • رغم شهرة الكتاب والاحتفاء الكبير به. فجوهر الكتاب نفسه سخيف وهزلي للغاية، ومليء بالحشو والتأكيدات والاستطرادات الطويلة. هذا إذا توافقنا مع فكرة الكاتب العامة وهي رؤيو التاريخ من خلال ابطاله، باعتبار أن الأبطال هؤلاء هم السمة الأساسية التي من خلالها يمكن دراسة العصر، وفي ذل [...]


    • اكتفيت بتصفح آخر ثلث من الكتاب بسبب الترجمة العربية. شعرت و كأن السباعي يحاول أن يصوغ من هذا النص قطعة من الأدب العربي فلم يوفق في مسعاه حيث كان التكلف في اللغة طاغيا على الأفكار، برأيي، و جاءت الترجمة متكلفة و غير وفية للنص الأصلي لدرجة لم أستطع معها إكمال الكتابمثلا: "و ذلك ف [...]


    • ترجمة الأستاذ محمد السباعي للكتاب جعلت القارئ يقرأ أدباً إنكليزياً رصيناً ولكن بلسان عربي قويم .أما الكتاب فهو يشرح نظرية المؤلف الفيلسوف البريطاني توماس كارليل عن التاريخ وأنه صناعة العظماء والذين يسميهم الأبطال ويقول الكاتب بصريح العبارة "تاريخ العالم إنما هو تاريخ العظ [...]


    • Arka kapağında bahsedildiği üzere bu kitap tarihte "kahraman" olarak bilinen şahsiyetler için yazılmış ve onları ele almakta. Kitap dahilinde görmezden gelinemez bir romantizm mevcut. Tanrı olarak Odin, peygamber olarak Hz. Muhammed, şâir olarak Dante ve Shakespeare gibi bölümlere ayrılarak yazılmış bir kitap."Güzel, iyiden daima üstündür." Thomas CarlyleEğer ki yüksek oranda romantizm size göre değilse uzak durabilirsiniz, zira seveni bile bir noktada boğacağını [...]


    • Despite the interesting premise, I don't enjoy Carlyle's voice as an author. I can't put my finger on why, but each book I read from him leaves me feeling less and less excited to read the other books of his on my TBR shelf.


    • لكارليل فلسفة في تصنيف أبطاله، وكان النبي بطلاً عنده هو محمد عليه الصلاة والسلام، أبدع في بيان شخصية المصطفى.


    • In May, 1840, Thomas Carlyle gave a series of six lectures on Heroes in History. These lectures were subsequently published under the title On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History. In these lectures Carlyle discusses and defends his concept of the great man, or the divinely inspired, unpredictable hero. The breadth of his examples from Odin and Mahomet (Mohammed) to Shakespeare and Dante, and Napoleon among others provides an idea of the scope of his presentation. These are not all he [...]


    • This is a fairly unfashionable book by today's standards. Don't let that put you off--Carlyle is an original thinker, one with whom we still haven't quite caught up.He's also a master prose stylist, but the style is a little dusty for modern readers. You might sneeze once or twice. This is perfectly natural; your sinuses have been clogged with Enlightenment gunk for a long time now, and Carlyle is a full nasal rinse. With carbonic acid. Once a few layers have been stripped away and the healthy, [...]


    • I do have to admit, I don't have the ordained leftist bulwarks against the great man thesis. So I was on Caryle's side, sort of, for this read, though I'm by no means a self-congratulatory Dark Enlightenment douche. So Caryle's grasp of great figures in history and what makes them great, whether prophet, poet or king, is admirable, and there are beautiful passages scattered throughout. That does not mean he is readable, however; a majority of the lectures contained here become a slog almost imme [...]


    • 由于时间匆忙,只看了自己感兴趣的第五章和第六章   Heros of Letters & Heros of Kings      仅两章,已带来了很大的触动:         *******第五章*******      文字书籍的英雄 Heros of Letters   三位:Johnson, Rousseau, Burns      总体来说,这三位英雄,之所以为英雄,因为他们在他们的时代起到了两个重要作用:    第一、在一个真理被掩埋的时代,他们是探 [...]


    • Thomas Carlyle's On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History is a defense of the Great Man perspective, the view that history is the result of great men doing great deeds. Carlyle lays out many different incarnations of the hero as seen through our historical and mythological lenses. There is the hero as God, as Prophet, as Priest, as Poet, as Man of Letters, as King. All are supposed to be ways in which we can get a clearer picture on the way that great men have shaped our understanding.A [...]


    • ON HEROES, HERO-WORSHIP AND THE HEROIC IN HISTORY. (1840). Thomas Carlyle. ***.These were a series of lectures given by Carlyle that amplified his ideas on history being directed through the actions of individuals rather than through mass movements. “He insists that the one hope for our distracted world of today lies in the strength and wisdom of the few, not in the organized unwisdom of the many.” The lectures are organized into six separate groups, each focusing on different classes of her [...]


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