<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >

Since our library does not have these works, let's place a request with interlibrary loan to procure them. Ifyou are unfamiliar with interlibrary loan, a method for borrowing works from other libraries, please visit our interlibrary loan module for a brief tutorial.

The first work to arrive takes about a week and comes from a library in El Paso, Texas:

A Diary of the Gladstone Government (Wm. Blackwood Sons)
The first page proves that our efforts in procuring this outside source have paid off.
A closer inspection reveals some familiar faces, compare the cartoons at the beginning of this module to the characters you see below, as well as to the names in thequotations in the Red Book.
Joe. Chamberlain, W.E. Gladstone, H. Labouchere, Lord Roseberg ("A Diary of the Gladstone Government" )
Lord Rudolph (?), Lord Granville, C. Bradlaugh, J. Bright, Joe. Chamberlain ("A Diary of the Gladstone Government" )
W.E. Gladstone, H. Labouchere, Lord Roseberg, Sir W. W. Harcourt, Lord Derby (?) ("A Diary of the Gladstone Government" )
Now that we can identify some of the characters in the cartoons, we have a shot at understanding the message the Red Book attempts to communicate. For instance, the gentleman holdingthe card saying "W. E. Gladstone" looks suspiciously like the man at the head of the line in Figure 3, "Mummy Governmernt." Gladstone is quoted throughout the "Red Book," so thesimilarity is probably not coincidental. We can compare this image of Gladstone's and his colleagues with cartoons from the "Red Book" to identify other figures. A Diary of the Gladstone Government appears to be a satirical account of Gladstone's Government from 1880-1885 by the very creators of the "Egyptian RedBook." Before we can really understand the full story behind the "Red Book," however, we need to take a look at who some of these people really were.

Researching biography using "the oxford dictionary of national biography"

If you need to learn more about a prominent person, turn to a biographical dictionary. For instance, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) is, according to its publisher the Oxford University Press, "the first point of reference for anyone interested inthe lives of the peoples of the British Isles and their connections overseas, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000. It is the product of research instituted at theUniversity of Oxford and funded by the British Academy and by Oxford University Press. It is the achievement of 10,000 contributors and advisers staff in Oxford. The Oxford DNB aims toprovide full, accurate, concise, and readable articles on noteworthy people in all walks of life. No living person is included: the Dictionary's articles are confined to people whodied before 31 December 2000." I'd say that that about covers it. There are also similar biographical guides profiling people from other countries, including the US, Japan, andGermany, but right now we're interested in the British. Although we could get the DNB online , let's take a look at it inthe stacks.

The DNB is organized alphabetically, so finding our characters is relatively easy. Let's start with William Gladstone, prime minister of England and author. In the scholarly DNB we find a verydifferent representation of Gladstone from the contemporary satires.

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), by Sir John Everett Millais (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
The entry for Gladstone spans over twenty-five pages, 383-409, covering many different areas of his life and career, including his education, early political career, andpolitical service during different periods. The entries are divided by heading and are chronological so we can easily browse for what we are most interested in. Now let's look atGen. [Charles]Gordon, the protagonist of the "Red Book."
Charles George Gordon (1833–1885), by Sir John F. D. Donnelly (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)
We find that over half of Gordon's entry deals with his time in the Sudan. Gladstone's Government plays heavily in this text. Without our research into other satiricdepictions of nineteenth-century Britain and into the biographies of important figures included in them, we would have more dificulty uncovering the story behind "The Egyptian RedBook," which is explained in the Getting the Whole Story From the Egyptian Red book module. This goes to show how the different aspects and methods of any research project can complement one another, addingto the overall yield of your research.

Combining the resources you discover in your research

At this point we have the means to identify each of the characters in the cartoons contained in the Egyptian Red Book and the sources of the many quotes throughout.We are beginning to unravel the story, its context and the critique represented by the caricatures.

Now, when you find a name that is unfamiliar in the "Red Book," you can locate it in the DNB. When you see an unfamiliar face in any one of the cartoons, you can look fora similar depiction in the other works published by William Blackwood. The sources that you come to in your research will probably be related inone way or another. Learning to correlate these sources and use them to explore others makes each more valuable than it would be alone.

Questions & Answers

Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
QuizOver.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!





Source:  OpenStax, Studying political satire: "the egyptian red book". OpenStax CNX. Sep 19, 2006 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10290/1.6
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Studying political satire: "the egyptian red book"' conversation and receive update notifications?

Ask