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A liberal descent : Victorian historians and the English past

Author: J W Burrow
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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The book seeks to establish the significance for the Victorians of three great crises of English history.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J W Burrow
ISBN: 0521240794 9780521240796 0521274826 9780521274821
OCLC Number: 7553459
Description: x, 308 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I: The whig; 2. A heritage and its history; 3. Macaulay: progress and piety; 4. Macaulay's res publica; Part II: The tory; 5. The German inheritance: a people and its institutions; 6. Autonomy and self-realisation: Stubbs' constitutional history; Part III: The democrat; 7. Teutonic freedom and municipal independence; 8. Conquest, continuity and restoration; Part IV: The imperialist; 9. 'Something strange and isolates': Froude and the sixteenth century; 10 The spirit's trials: Reformation and renewal; 11. Postscript.
Responsibility: J.W. Burrow.

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Review of the hardback: '...a subtle, witty and graceful analysis of the attitude of various nineteenth century historians to key episodes in English history.' J. P. Kenyon, The Observer Review of Read more...

 
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