Reliving an age of heroes with Patrick O'Brian

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Abstract

This article weighs the claims to authenticity of historical and fictional forms of reenactment by studying the Aubrey/Maturin novels of Patrick O'Brian and the subsequent waves of reenactment and commentary that have grown up around them. Considered in turn are the movie Master and Commander, the novels themselves and O'Brian's historical sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-460
Number of pages14
JournalRethinking History
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heroism
  • Historical Narrative
  • Master and Commander
  • Napoleonic Era
  • Patrick O'Brian
  • Reenactment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History

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