An approach to history associated with the nineteenth-century Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle, who declared, “The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” Carlyle argued that heroes shape history through the vision of their intellect, the beauty of their art, the prowess of their leadership, and, most important, their divine inspiration.
Note: Carlyle’s theories have generally fallen out of fashion.
- Great many
see under good many
noun 1. the emperor of the former Mogul Empire in India founded in 1526 by Baber. 2. (lowercase) an important or distinguished person. noun 1. any of the Muslim emperors of India (1526–1857)
noun 1. The, a vaguely defined deity symbolizing maternity, the fertility of the earth, and femininity in general; the central figure in the religions of ancient Anatolia, the Near East, and the eastern Mediterranean, later sometimes taking the form of a specific goddess, as Cybele, Rhea, or Demeter.
- Great mountain buttercup
noun 1. (NZ) See Mount Cook lily