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Contesting cultural authority : essays in Victorian intellectual life /
Frank M. Turner.
imprint
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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xiv, 368 p.
ISBN
0521372577 (hard)
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imprint
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
isbn
0521372577 (hard)
catalogue key
3130901
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
This volume of essays by a leading scholar of Victorian intellectual history reflects research, teaching and writing carried out over more than twenty years. Five of the essays are new; seven, although published previously, have been revised for this collection. The essays cover an extremely wide spectrum of Victorian thought, including the issues of secularization, cultural apostasy, the crisis of faith, Victorian scientific naturalism, the conflict between science and religion, the relationship of science and politics, and the Victorian attitude towards the ancient world. Taken as a whole the essays constitute a major revisionist overview of the Victorian intellectual enterprise which will be of interest to scholars in a wide variety of fields.
Description for Bookstore
This volume of essays reflects research, teaching and writing carried out over more than twenty years. The essays cover an extremely wide spectrum, from the issues of secularisation and cultural apostasy, to the relationship between science and religion, and the ancient world.
Description for Bookstore
This volume of essays reflects research, teaching and writing carried out over more than twenty years. The essays cover an extremely wide spectrum, from the issues of secularization and cultural apostasy, to the relationship between science and religion, and the ancient world.
Description for Library
This volume of essays reflects research, teaching and writing carried out over more than twenty years. The essays cover an extremely wide spectrum of Victorian thought, including the issues of secularisation, cultural apostasy, the crisis of faith, Victorian scientific naturalism, the conflict between science and religion, the relationship of science and politics, and the Victorian attitude towards the ancient world. Taken as a whole the essays constitute a major revisionist overview of the Victorian intellectual enterprise.
Main Description
This volume of essays by a leading scholar of Victorian intellectual history reflects research, teaching and writing carried out over more than twenty years. Five of the essays are new; seven, although published previously, have been revised for this collection. The essays cover an extremely wide spectrum of Victorian thought, including the issues of secularisation, cultural apostasy, the crisis of faith, Victorian scientific naturalism, the conflict between science and religion, the relationship of science and politics, and the Victorian attitude towards the ancient world. Taken as a whole the essays constitute a major revisionist overview of the Victorian intellectual enterprise which will be of interest to scholars in a wide variety of fields.
Table of Contents
Preface
Shifting Boundaries
The religious and the secular in Victorian Britain
Cultural apostasy and the foundations of Victorian intellectual life
The crisis of faith and the faith that was lost
The secularization of the social vision of British natural theology
Science and the Wider Culture
Victorian scientific naturalism and Thomas Carlyle
Rainfall, plagues, and the Prince of Wales
The Victorian conflict between science and religion: a professional dimension
Public science in Britain: 1880-1919
Moderns and Ancients
British politics and the demise of the Roman public: 1700-1939
Ancient materialism and modern science: Lucretius among the Victorians
Virgil in Victorian classical contexts
The triumph of idealism in Victorian classical studies
Index
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