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The Neuendettelsau missionaries’ encounter with language and myth in New Guinea
Daniel Midena

Christianity. The contention is that there existed a certain tension between these two points – between the localising and universalising demands of the evangelical project – that characterised Protestant missionary attitudes to evangelism at this time. There are a variety of competing terms in German (and English) at play in this chapter: Mythos , Mythe (myth), Märchen (fairy tale), Sage (saga), Erzählung (story), Geschichte (story, history

in Savage worlds
Napoléon III and Eugénie in Algeria and beyond
Robert Aldrich

key buildings in the city (including mosques) were specially illuminated, the scene described as one straight out of fairy-tales. The great and good, including selected Arab notables, gathered for the arrival of the emperor, la maréchale MacMahon on his arm. Late in the evening supper was served, tables laden with Algerian specialities or those inspired by local products including such treats as ‘porcupine garnished with

in Royals on tour
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West Indian intellectual
Helen Carr

originally Ella Gwendoline Rees Williams. She had an Irish grandmother who sent her fairy-tales and books of legends, and her mother’s ancestry was Scottish. Sue Thomas notes that Rhys felt her family, though middle class, was regarded as below ‘the solidly English middle classes’ in the island. 64 This is confirmed by an incident recounted in Phyllis Shand Allfrey’s biography: Allfrey met Rhys in England in

in West Indian intellectuals in Britain
Japanese contestation of medical high technology
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

-human animals is therefore not just important but sacred. Its transgression is a sacred taboo. In western fairy tales, such as those of Aesop, a true metamorphosis between humans and non-human animals does not take place – animals simply don human attire. On the other hand, this tradition has been challenged since the nineteenth century by Darwinian evolutionism, which has been a

in Western medicine as contested knowledge
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Gordon Pirie

-plane, owed its development to ‘a fairy tale white knight’, a sporty young man who had inherited a family fortune and contracted de Havilland to build him an aeroplane. 4 Wealth, leisure and sport were synonymous with all flying, into the Empire not least. Few people could afford to purchase or even rent a Moth; there were probably fewer than 100 ‘Moth flights’ across the Empire by

in Cultures and caricatures of British imperial aviation
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Pride, pomp, circumstance and military music
Robert Giddings

and gowns of the senior judiciary; military personnel in full dress; and above all royalty come before us in these public moments as from a land of fairy tale that temporality cannot touch. We are mortal; they are from a world that is immemorial and immortal. The power of this cultural grammar is immense and exists not only in costume and ritual but in music, gesture and language. The music most

in Popular imperialism and the military 1850–1950
The image of England in Victorian and Edwardian juvenile fiction
J. S. Bratton

little island in the West’ came to ‘belong to each other’, declares that the book is ‘not a history lesson, but a story-book’, including ‘stories which wise people say are only fairy-tales and not history. But it seems to me that they are part of Our Island Story, and ought not to be forgotten.’ The story therefore starts with Neptune and Brutus of Troy, before arriving at the Romans, and later

in Imperialism and Popular Culture
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Gordon Pirie

, ‘that everlasting entity’. 19 His journey would prove that ‘the air and the four corners of the earth are ours to command’. 20 A fairy tale was about to come true. The shimmering symbolism was memorable sixty years later: the moment was remembered as ‘the culmination of six years of pioneering endeavour and the brink of realisation for an Imperial dream’. Empire and mother country would be joined as

in Air empire
Gordon Pirie

‘Airborne to Africa’ was more than alliteration; it was still extraordinary news. A Times leading article intoned paternally that Africa was like a fairy-tale sleeping beauty, waiting to be awakened by some outside agency before the full extent of its resources could be utilised ‘for its material advancement and more complete civilization’. Cobham, the editorial continued, was setting out so that British

in Air empire
Metropolitan representations and colonial realities, 1884–1914
Holger Droessler

to be practised on the island), and days were spent sunbathing on the island’s white beaches and jumping into the fairy-tale ocean. 17 ‘We go naked’, the famous musician went on to explain, ‘so the heat does not disturb us. The hustle of culture we do not know, our venture is communistic, every colonist becomes part-owner.’ 18 Lützow’s panegyric descriptions of

in Imperial expectations and realities