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Lord Acton

Author: Roland Hill
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
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"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely."--Lord Acton, 1887Lord Acton (1834-1902), numbered among the most esteemed Victorian historical thinkers, was much respected for his vast learning, his ideas on politics and religion, and his lifelong preoccupation with human freedom. Yet Acton was in many ways an outsider. He stood apart from his contemporaries, doubting the notion of unlimited  Read more...
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Hill, Roland, 1920-
Lord Acton.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99053065
Named Person: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Hill
ISBN: 9780300129809 0300129807
OCLC Number: 567957196
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 548 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates) : genealogical table, illustrations, portraits
Contents: Contents --
A Word from Mia Woodruff --
Foreword by Owen Chadwick --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1. Birth in Naples --
2. A Cosmopolitan Background --
3. Onwards to Oscott --
4. Dr. Dollinger's Apprentice --
5. The Newfound Family --
6. The Squire --
7. Three Journeys --
8. Pleasing Lord Granville and Mama --
9. Editor in Chains --
10. Marie Consents --
11. Roman Courtesies --
12. The Unbidden Guest --
13. Papal Infallibility and Beyond --
14. A Misfortune for Religion --
15. Gladstone Fights Back 16. Madonnas of the Future, Friendships of the Past17. Power Tends to Corrupt ... --
18. Dollinger's Death --
19. Gladstone's Friend and the Queen's Lord --
20. Regius Professor --
21. Last Years --
Notes --
Select Bibliography --
Index
Responsibility: Roland Hill ; foreword by Owen Chadwick.

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Lord Acton was an esteemed Victorian historian and thinker, respected for his ideas on politics, religion and human freedom. Using the books, documents and private papers of the Acton archives, this  Read more...

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"Roland Hill has written a superb biography of Lord Acton, making excellent and extensive use of archival materials." Frank M. Turner, Yale University

 
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