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Acton and History - Owen Chadwick

Hardcover Published: 2nd July 2010
ISBN: 9780521570749
Number Of Pages: 286

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This is an edited collection of Owen Chadwick's principal writings on Lord Acton, the distinguished Victorian historian and founder of The Cambridge Modern History. Some of the pieces are no longer readily available, while one has never before appeared in English. All have been revised, sometimes extensively. Acton (1834-1902) was born in Naples, the grandson of the Neapolitan prime minister Sir John Acton. Educated at Munich University, he sat as a Liberal MP 1859-64, was created a baron in 1869, and in 1895 was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge. This book explains the important aspects of Acton's complex mind and his great contribution to historical studies. Professor Chadwick, himself a former holder of Acton's Regius Chair, is the leading senior authority both on Acton and on matters of church and state in the nineteenth century.

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'Chadwick's essays come together beautifully ... an admirable and enormously readable collection.' Edward Norman, Church Times 'What a joy it is to read a book which is so delightfully written ... I have seldom been so enchanted.' The Expository Times

The making of an historian
At the Vatican archives
At the first Vatican Council
After the Council
Acton and Newman
With Gladstone
Dollinger and Acton
Professor Lord Acton
The Acton library
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ISBN: 9780521570749
ISBN-10: 0521570743
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 2nd July 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 15.98  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54