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The life and work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Author: Annabel Robinson
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A rebel against Victorian mores, Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) was the first woman to make a name in modern classical scholarship. She was renowned for her public lectures on Greek art and for her books on ancient Greek religion and mythology. She was fascinated by primitive ritual as it survives in the superstitions and practices of ordinary people. Working together with Gilbert Murray at Oxford and Francis
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jane Ellen Harrison; Jane Ellen Harrison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annabel Robinson
ISBN: 019924233X 9780199242337
OCLC Number: 48475384
Description: xvi, 332 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface ; 1. Origins; 1850-74 ; 2. A Room of Her Own; Newnham College 1874-9 ; 3. 'Salvationist for Greek Art': London 1879-86 ; 4. Mythology and monuments: Greece and London, 1886-99 ; 5. Women and Knowledge: Newnham 1898 - 1901 ; 6. Ker and heiron: Jane Harrison and Gilbert Murray 1901-3 ; 7. Prolegomena to the study of Greek religion: Newnham 1903-6 ; 8. The Pillar and the Maiden: Newnham 1906-7 ; 9. Crabbed age and youth: Cambridge 1908-9 ; 10. Heresy and humanity; Cambridge 1907-10 ; 11. Unanimism and Conversion: Cambridge and Europe 1910-14 ; 12. Tout passe, tout casse, tout lasse: Cambridge and Paris 1914-16 ; 13. Via crucis, via lucis: Cambridge, France, Spain, and London 1916-28
Responsibility: Annabel Robinson.
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This is a biography of Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), who spent most of her life at Newnham College, Cambridge, and was renowned for her work on Greek art and religion. Despite many difficulties,  Read more...

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