skip to content
The quarrel of Macaulay and Croker : politics and history in the age of reform Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The quarrel of Macaulay and Croker : politics and history in the age of reform

Author: William Thomas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"This is the story of one of the great literary rows of the nineteenth century, between one of its greatest historians and one of its sharpest critics. The quarrel began in the House of Commons during the debates of 1831-2 on parilamentary reform and was continued in the quarterly reviews. Even in a political setting, it had a historical dimension. Croker taunted Macaulay for being ignorant of the French Revolution.
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:
Thomas, William, 1936-
Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606426075
Named Person: Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Baron; Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Baron; John Wilson Croker; Thomas Babington Macaulay; John Wilson Croker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Thomas
ISBN: 0198208642 9780198208648
OCLC Number: 43798426
Description: vi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: William Thomas.
More information:

Abstract:

This is the story of one of the great literary rows of the 19th century, between one of its greatest historians and one of its sharpest critics. In this study, the author shows that Croker's  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Thomas argues that majestic narrative and stylistic flair have lured posterity into an unthinking admiration for Macaulay's History. Meanwhile Croker, now a largely forgotten figure, has been written Read more...

 
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/43798426>
library:oclcnum"43798426"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/56618365>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1800"
schema:deathDate"1859"
schema:familyName"Macaulay"
schema:givenName"Thomas Babington"
schema:givenName"Thomas Babington Macaulay"
schema:name"Macaulay, Thomas Babington."
schema:name"Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859."
schema:name"Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008121721>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Historiography--Great Britain--History--19th century."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2000"
schema:description"Posterity admires success, and as Macaulay's writings have eclipsed Croker's it has usually been assumed that Croker was moved by mere political spite.""@en
schema:description""In this highly readable study, William Thomas shows that this verdict is unfair, that Croker's political opinions were both less rancorous and more interesting, and that Macaulay's own scholarship was far from faultless. He also considers each man's historical writing alongside his politics and argues that, while Croker's critical method was sharpened by his politics, Macaulay's political opinions were much more independent of party, and that he is not the typical Whig historian of legend. William Thomas illustrates how the two men actually had many ideas in common, and the commentators who have seen only political dislike have missed the real purpose of the History of England and what made it the most successful historical work in English literature."--Jacket."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/836976915>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The quarrel of Macaulay and Croker : politics and history in the age of reform"@en
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/43798426>
schema:reviewBody""This is the story of one of the great literary rows of the nineteenth century, between one of its greatest historians and one of its sharpest critics. The quarrel began in the House of Commons during the debates of 1831-2 on parilamentary reform and was continued in the quarterly reviews. Even in a political setting, it had a historical dimension. Croker taunted Macaulay for being ignorant of the French Revolution. Macaulay replied by pouring scorn on Croker's accuracy as editor of Boswell's Johnson. The bitterness of the clash made subsequent compromise impossible. Eighteen years later, Croker wrote a long damning review of the first two volumes of Macaulay's History of England."
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA0X1136>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

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