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Contesting cultural authority : essays in Victorian intellectual life

Author: Frank M Turner
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Turner, Frank M. (Frank Miller), 1944-2010.
Contesting cultural authority.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92020887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank M Turner
ISBN: 9780511522857 0511522851
OCLC Number: 726825479
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Part I. Shifting Boundaries --
1. The religious and the secular in Victorian Britain --
2. Cultural apostasy and the foundations of Victorian intellectual life --
3. The crisis of faith and the faith that was lost --
4. The secularization of the social vision of British natural theology --
Part II. Science and the Wider Culture --
5. Victorian scientific naturalism and Thomas Carlyle --
6. Rainfall, plagues, and the Prince of Wales --
7. The Victorian conflict between science and religion: a professional dimension --
8. Public science in Britain: 1880-1919 --
Part III. Moderns and Ancients --
9. British politics and the demise of the Roman public: 1700-1939 --
10. Ancient materialism and modern science: Lucretius among the Victorians --
11. Virgil in Victorian classical contexts --
12. The triumph of idealism in Victorian classical studies --
Index.
Responsibility: Frank M. Turner.

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