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Arnold : 'Culture and Anarchy' and Other Writings - Matthew Arnold


'Culture and Anarchy' and Other Writings

By: Matthew Arnold, Stefan Collini (Editor), Raymond Geuss (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th February 1993
ISBN: 9780521377966
Number Of Pages: 282

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Matthew Arnold's Culture and Anarchy (1869) is one of the most celebrated works of social criticism ever written. It has become an inescapable reference-point for all subsequent discussion of the relations between politics and culture, and it has exercised a profound influence both on conceptions of the distinctive nature of British society, and on ideas about education and the teaching of literature more generally. This edition establishes the authoritative text of this much-revised work, and places it alongside Arnold's three most important essays on political subjects - Democracy, Equality, and The Function of Criticism at the Present Time. The editor's substantial introduction situates these works in the context both of Arnold's life and other writings, and of nineteenth-century intellectual and political history. This edition also contains a chronology of Arnold's life, a bibliographical guide and full notes on the names, books, and historical events mentioned in the texts.

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"[Collini's] introduction is helpful in providing a historical context for the complex origins of Arnold's book, and it incorporates insights about the 'arnoldian voice' from his 1988 book. The chief importance of this publication may be that it reinforces the recent trend of treating Arnold as a 'political' thinker..." Clinton Machann, (source ???)

Bibliographical note
Note on the texts and acknowledgements
Democracy (1861)
The Function of Criticism at the Present Time (1864)
Culture and Anarchy: An essay in political and social criticism (1867-9)
Preface to culture and anarchy (1869)
Equality (1878)
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ISBN: 9780521377966
ISBN-10: 052137796X
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 18th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34

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