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Contesting Cultural Authority
Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life

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  • Date Published: April 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521372572

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  • This volume of essays by a leading scholar of Victorian intellectual history reflects research, teaching and writing carried out over more than twenty years. Five of the essays are new; seven, although published previously, have been revised for this collection. The essays cover an extremely wide spectrum of Victorian thought, including the issues of secularization, cultural apostasy, the crisis of faith, Victorian scientific naturalism, the conflict between science and religion, the relationship of science and politics, and the Victorian attitude towards the ancient world. Taken as a whole the essays constitute a major revisionist overview of the Victorian intellectual enterprise which will be of interest to scholars in a wide variety of fields.

    • A coherent collection of published and unpublished essays on a comon theme by a major American scholar
    • Covers many aspects of the 'Victorian cultural enterprise', including religion and science, classics and politics
    • Changes the agenda for Victorian intellectual history by seeing it as essentially challenging and 'revolutionary' in style
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    • Date Published: April 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521372572
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Shifting Boundaries:
    1. The religious and the secular in Victorian Britain
    2. Cultural apostasy and the foundations of Victorian intellectual life
    3. The crisis of faith and the faith that was lost
    4. The secularization of the social vision of British natural theology
    Part II. Science and the Wider Culture:
    5. Victorian scientific naturalism and Thomas Carlyle
    6. Rainfall, plagues, and the Prince of Wales
    7. The Victorian conflict between science and religion: a professional dimension
    8. Public science in Britain:
    1880–1919
    Part III. Moderns and Ancients:
    9. British politics and the demise of the Roman public:
    1700–1939
    10. Ancient materialism and modern science: Lucretius among the Victorians
    11. Virgil in Victorian classical contexts
    12. The triumph of idealism in Victorian classical studies
    Index.

  • Author

    Frank M. Turner, Yale University, Connecticut

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