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Lord Acton's History of liberty : a study of his library, with an edited text of his History of liberty notes

Author: George Watson; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©1994.
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This is the first full-length study of Lord Acton's History of Liberty. It is the first edited text of Lord Acton's notes made towards one of the great unwritten books of the nineteenth century. Herbert Butterfield once described Acton as by far the greatest historical thinker that England has ever had. A friend of Gladstone and a member first of the House of Commons and then of the Lords, he accumulated a vast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Watson, George, 1927-
Lord Acton's History of liberty.
Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©1994
(OCoLC)622520954
Named Person: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Watson; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron
ISBN: 0859679950 9780859679954
OCLC Number: 29307733
Description: x, 112 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Man --
2. The Books --
3. The Manuscripts --
4. The Madonna of the Future --
5. The History of Liberty Notes --
Appendix: Private Memorandum by William Ewart Gladstone.
Responsibility: by George Watson.

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This is the first full-length study of Lord Acton's History of Liberty. It is the first edited text of Lord Acton's notes made towards one of the great unwritten books of the nineteenth century. Herbert Butterfield once described Acton as by far the greatest historical thinker that England has ever had. A friend of Gladstone and a member first of the House of Commons and then of the Lords, he accumulated a vast library, most of which is now in the University Library in Cambridge. It represents a man of cosmopolitan interests, both as a campaigner against Papal Infallibility and then, after 1870, for liberal causes. George Watson's text is a full account of the surviving books and papers. Acton's projected masterpiece, however, - the history of liberty on which he worked intensively, mainly in the years 1877 to 1883 - never emerged beyond a series of notes. In this book, George Watson presents a text of those notes. They offer many examples of Acton's liberal philosophy and epigrammatic style.

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