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6:14-17) - which is arguably adopted by both David and Zaphir. Prepared in such a way, Zaphir like David may consider that 'if the victory came to him it was not because his arm was strong or his heart brave, but that because it was willed by the One that rules the universe' (UTS 36). In 'The Rose Prince' this reliance on secular rather than spiritual armour becomes associated with the phrase 'fallen in the pride of their Theology, Morality and Popular Fiction 19 [or his] strength' (UTS 26). The term is associated first with the defeat of the splendidly equipped army sent out by Mago under the command of the aptly named Captain of the Guard, Janisar.

If the experiment succeeds, science will, in theory, expand in order to accommodate the 'new' knowledge. Should the experiment fa il, however, science as an em pirical discipline will remain unaffected. Tera's humanity, though, confers upon her body an element of spirituality not en joyed by the pigeons, monkeys and dogs conventionally employed in scientific or medical experimentation. '53 Tera's proposed resurrection is thus opened up to theological as well as physiological implications. The failure of the Great Theology, Morality and Popular Fiction 43 Experiment will leave the cardinal tenets of Christian religion, like those of empirical science, unaffected.

Egyptology, however, is underpinned by the broader culture of Orientalism, a mode of discourse by which Eastern civilisations and peoples are made available to Western material culture. Trelawny's assistant, Corbeck, is the novel's primary medium for the expression of the frequently negative connotations of acquisitive archaeology. These arise out of the ambivalent relationship between the quest of the explorer and the ethics of the Occident. Corbeck - the name suggests an onomatopoeic representation of some grotesque carrion bird makes 'a living of a sort' by 'tomb hunting' on behalf of Trelawny, rather than through the academic use of his many qualifications (JSS 69).

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