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Alex de Borba
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority.
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority.
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“Fictional revisitings of the nineteenth-century by authors such as Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, Michel Faber, Amitav Ghosh, and Sarah Waters have topped bestseller lists and have begun to form part of a neo-Victorian canon that, since the turn of the new millennium, has begun to receive significant critical attention.”
— Nadine Muller

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“Though the general portrayal of women in the Western horror genre appears to have changed since the Romantic era, in truth, the same sexist tropes have been constantly present in Western horror, they have just been expressed in more insidious ways.”
— Alexandra Wickersham

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“Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille, so focused on death, and Sigmund Freud, so reluctant to admit of its psychic influence. In bringing them together we can give a twist to Sigmund Freud by reintroducing death into his system.”
— Liran Razinsky

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“The emergence of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in late nineteenth-century England represents the development of a new dimension in Victorian intellectual history and marks an important turning point in the history of Western magic.”
— Alison Butler

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“Serial murder, the focus of this article, is not a totally new kind of criminal behaviour. Generally, however, this crime represents the emergence of a form of homicide which is very different from murders commonly investigated in earlier times.”
— Ronald M. Holmes

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“Approximately three hundred and thirty three well-preserved human skeletal remains have been recovered with excavations on-going as part of a mortuary archaeology field school sanctioned by the Slavia Foundation, Poland.”
— Tracy K. Betsinger

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“[...] horror stories told in a small town in the 1950s and 1960s: first of all, the expression of fears concerning personal existence in stories and a series of stories about a woman who killed her children at her lover’s insistence, as well as stories about blood takers and sausage makers.”
— Mare Kõiva

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“The emergence of psychological theories in the late Victorian era, such as Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann’s ‘The Philosophy of the Unconscious’, laid the foundations for the development of the ideologies which would eventually lead to modern psychology, such as Sigmund Freud’s invention of psychoanalysis.”
— Stephanie F. Craig

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“[...] although such an obsession may seem macabre to us, it is important to remember that from the 1780s and continuing through the 1830s, throughout the parishes of Paris, France, dead bodies began floating to the surface of the graveyards that encircled a number of city churches.”
— Diane Hoeveler

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“Cathars believed, as did the Gnostics, that the God of the Old Testament was the Devil, who created this world. [...] Higher-ranking Cathars abstained from all forms of sex, violence, lying, property holding, oath-taking, and food of animal origin. They were held up as embodiments of Christ.”
— Denise Horton
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