• Herkules – Held zwischen Tugend und Hybris. Ein europäischer Erinnerungsort der Frühen Neuzeit?

    Author(s):
    Joachim Berger (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Early Modern History, History
    Subject(s):
    Hero worship, Heracles (Greek mythological character), Hercules (Roman mythological character), Collective memory
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Lieux de mémoire, identity politics
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/3nw8-3539
    Abstract:
    This essay traces some of the contexts and media in which "Heracles-Hercules" - as a hero between virtue and hubris - was visible in European societies from the end of the middle ages onwards. It discusses whether this example of the reception, appropriation and transformation of classical myths in the early modern period can be understood as a European "lieu de mémoire", and to what extent the concept of "lieux de mémoire" (or sites of memory) can foster our understanding of a particular object of study (here the Heracles/Hercules myth). Against this backdrop, we conclude with some general questions about the more ambitious project* of a comprehensive register of European "lieux de mémoire". * * Published as: Boer, Pim den / Duchhardt, Heinz / Kreis, Georg / Schmale, Wolfgang (eds.): Europäische Erinnerungsorte, 3 vols., Munich 2011–2012
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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