History, Religion, and Culture: British Intellectual History 1750-1950

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Stefan Collini, Richard Whatmore, Brian Young
Cambridge University Press, 2000 - 289 páginas
Modern British intellectual history has been a particularly flourishing field of enquiry in recent years, and these two tightly integrated volumes contain major new essays by almost all of its leading proponents. The contributors examine the history of British ideas over the past two centuries from a number of perspectives that together constitute a major new overview of the subject. History, Religion, and Culture begins with eighteenth-century historiography, especially Gibbon's Decline and Fall. It takes up different aspects of the place of religion in nineteenth-century cultural and political life, such as attitudes towards the native religions of India, the Victorian perception of Oliver Cromwell, and the religious sensibility of John Ruskin. Finally, in discussions which range up to the middle of the twentieth century, the volume explores relations between scientific ideas about change or development and assumptions about the nature and growth of the national community.

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General introduction
1
Presentation of History Religion and Culture
22
Part I
29
Historical distance and the historiography of eighteenthcentury Britain
31
Gibbon and the primitive church
48
Gibbons religious characters
69
Part II
89
The Lust of Empire and Religious Hate Christianity history and India 17901820
91
Ruskins way tout a fait comme un oiseau
156
Part III
177
The politics of anatomy and an anatomy of politics c 18251850
179
Images of time from Carlylean Vulcanism to sedimentary gradualism
198
Race and nation in midVictorian thought
224
Political thought and national identity in Britain 18501950
245
List of contributors
270
Acknowledgements
272

The Victorians and Oliver Cromwell
112
Religion and politics in the Quarterly Review 18091853
136

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