By Matthew Gibson
Contemporary politically established works at the vampire novel were oriented in the direction of Irish or postcolonial contexts. during this paintings Matthew Gibson couches the paintings of Mérimée, Polidori, Le Fanu, Stoker and Verne within the fast and particular context during which their works have been written - specifically the suitable reaction to the Balkan, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian politics. whereas tracing the perspectives and reviews of the writers themselves, he additionally analyzes their works to bare that the vampire acts as an allegory of the close to East wherein they recommend (rather than avow) often unorthodox perspectives, that are a problem to critics who profess the 'orientalism' argument well known this day.
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Eventually shaken by his defeat, the Hungarian Diet accepted the olive branch offered in the Peace of Szathmar (1711), which included a general amnesty and recognition of Hungarian rights (Leger, p. 341). 46 Dracula and the Eastern Question Throughout the eighteenth century there were continued concessions to Hungarian autonomy. 11 In 1787 a Hungary that included Croatia and Transylvania was divided into ten regions, but with a centralised system in Budapest. After Josef’s death in 1790, Leopold II came to power and, with what Barbara Jelavich understands as a ‘greater sense of political realism’ (Jelavich, p.
The Dangers of Philhellenism to Italian Liberation 31 What must now be taken into account are the reasons why Polidori should have attacked the philhellene position. It was not merely the result of a disaffection with the most famous philhellene of the time, namely Lord Byron, whom Polidori had attempted to upstage at Geneva and with whom he had thus come into conflict. Nor was it due to any true conviction in the nobleness of an uneducated Greek woman over her classical antecedents: Polidori had never been to Greece, and was himself passionately interested in both the classics, and in the monuments of another past ancient culture with which he identified, that of Rome, and so it is hardly likely that he would present ancient civilisation as being genuinely inferior to the modern world.
68–93) This passage has several functions. The first is to use the idea of the calm but recently dead body to represent the current condition of The Dangers of Philhellenism to Italian Liberation 27 Greece. It is still healthy upon a first impression, but, as with a dead body, later ‘We start, for soul is wanting there’. In terms more Romantic than Classical, the serenity of Greece ‘So fair, so calm … So deadly fair’ is its very death, arguing by contrast, that if it were alive there would be a more rugged, sublime landscape than one so serene.
Dracula and the Eastern Question: British and French Vampire Narratives of the Nineteenth-Century Near East by Matthew Gibson