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Contesting Cultural Authority : Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life - Frank M. Turner

Contesting Cultural Authority

Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life

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Published: 30th July 1993
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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.

Preface
Shifting Boundaries
The religious and the secular in Victorian Britain
Cultural apostasy and the foundations of Victorian intellectual life
The crisis of faith and the faith that was lost
The secularization of the social vision of British natural theology
Science and the Wider Culture
Victorian scientific naturalism and Thomas Carlyle
Rainfall, plagues, and the Prince of Wales
The Victorian conflict between science and religion: a professional dimension
Public science in Britain: 1880-1919
Moderns and Ancients
British politics and the demise of the Roman public: 1700-1939
Ancient materialism and modern science: Lucretius among the Victorians
Virgil in Victorian classical contexts
The triumph of idealism in Victorian classical studies
Index
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ISBN: 9780521372572
ISBN-10: 0521372577
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 30th July 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.73