skip to content
The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton

Author: James Turner
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton is the first major biography of this towering figure in American journalism, letters, and education. Norton was editor of the North American Review and a founder of the Nation. He was the leading American Dantist of his day, translating the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in what became standard versions. He initiated art history in the college curriculum, organized  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, James, 1946-
Liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1999
(OCoLC)680278410
Named Person: Charles Eliot Norton; Charles Eliot Norton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Turner
ISBN: 0801861470 9780801861475
OCLC Number: 40668163
Description: xv, 507 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The New England Clerisy --
Shady Hill, 1786-1842 --
Cambridge and Boston, 1842-1849 --
The World, 1849-1851 --
A Merchant in the Unmaking, 1851-1855 --
Adrift, 1855-1857 --
A Literary Invalid, 1857-1861 --
Toward "A Science of Ideal Politics," 1861-1865 --
The North American, the Nation, and the Nation, 1865-1868 --
Europe and Erudition, 1868-1872 --
Interlude --
Beginning Again, 1873-1878 --
Fresh Foundations of Learning, 1878-1882 --
Olympus Ascended, 1882-1886 --
Years That Bring the Philologic Mind, 1886-1891 --
To Make Democracy Safe for the World, 1891-1895 --
The Invention of Western Civilization, 1895-1898 --
Shady Hill Again, 1898-1908 --
The Published Writings of Charles Eliot Norton.
Responsibility: James C. Turner.
More information:

Abstract:

"The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton is the first major biography of this towering figure in American journalism, letters, and education. Norton was editor of the North American Review and a founder of the Nation. He was the leading American Dantist of his day, translating the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in what became standard versions. He initiated art history in the college curriculum, organized the field of classical archaeology in the United States, and formulated what has come to be known in college courses as "Western Civilization."" "James Turner's biography offers the first full account of Norton's life and its significance, following him from his perilous travels across India as a young merchant to his role as his country's preeminent cultural critic - an American analogue to John Ruskin and Matthew Arnold, his close friends." "Most importantly, Turner shows how Norton developed the key ideas that still underlie the humanities, historicism, and culture and how his influence endures in America's colleges and universities because of institutions he developed and models he devised. Drawing on nearly a hundred archives in the United States, Britain, and Italy, The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton reveals a new picture of the beginnings of the humanities in American higher education."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40668163>
library:oclcnum"40668163"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/40668163>
rdf:typeschema:Book
rdfs:seeAlso
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:CreativeWork
schema:name"Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865)"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:name"Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:author
schema:copyrightYear"1999"
schema:datePublished"1999"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/6213493>
schema:genre"Biography"
schema:genre"History"
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton"
schema:numberOfPages"507"
schema:publisher
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"Johns Hopkins University Press"
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/40668163>
schema:reviewBody""The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton is the first major biography of this towering figure in American journalism, letters, and education. Norton was editor of the North American Review and a founder of the Nation. He was the leading American Dantist of his day, translating the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in what became standard versions. He initiated art history in the college curriculum, organized the field of classical archaeology in the United States, and formulated what has come to be known in college courses as "Western Civilization."" "James Turner's biography offers the first full account of Norton's life and its significance, following him from his perilous travels across India as a young merchant to his role as his country's preeminent cultural critic - an American analogue to John Ruskin and Matthew Arnold, his close friends." "Most importantly, Turner shows how Norton developed the key ideas that still underlie the humanities, historicism, and culture and how his influence endures in America's colleges and universities because of institutions he developed and models he devised. Drawing on nearly a hundred archives in the United States, Britain, and Italy, The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton reveals a new picture of the beginnings of the humanities in American higher education."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.