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The History of the University of Oxford: Volume V : The Eighteenth Century - L. S. Sutherland

The History of the University of Oxford: Volume V

The Eighteenth Century

By: L. S. Sutherland (Editor), L. G. Mitchell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1986
ISBN: 9780199510153
Number Of Pages: 968

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Volume V shows a contrasting picture of eighteenth-century Oxford to that presented by Edward Gibbon in his Autobiography. A more balanced assessment has been long overdue. From detailed studies it is now possible to show that in most subjects Oxford had a reputation that was far from contemptible, and one that attracted foreign scholars in some numbers. Academic responsibilities were taken seriously and reforming minds were at work. Attention is given to the University's role in national politics, its social and administrative structure, and its relationship with the Church, as well as the full range of academic life and culture in eighteenth-century Oxford. Contributors: L. G . Mitchell, G. V. Bennett, P. Langford, L. S. Sutherland, I. G. Doolittle, J. P. D. Dunbabin, V. H. H. Green, R. Greaves, P. Quarrie, M. L. Clarke, D. Patterson, P. J. Marshall, J. Yolton, J. L. Barton, A. G. MacGregor, G. I'E. Turner, C. Webster, I. G. Philip, S. Piggott, D. Fairer, H. M. Colvin, E. Waterhouse, S. L. F. Wollenberg

'The History of the University of Oxford is a remarkable achievement. It virtually creates the subject; and it brings it at once to near-perfection ... Nothing like it has happened in any comparable field of social history in modern times.' History Today 'compellingly readable from start to finish. It is also an immense achievement, just as the series to which it belongs is a splendid conception, and one which shames Cambridge where a similar project was mooted in vain.' Boyd Hilton (Trinity College, Cambridge) Oxford Magazine `This encyclopedic compilation is throughout an exemplar of the highest standards of scholarship: its comprehensive coverage of the eighteenth century will provide a most valuable source for historians of politics, scholarship, life and manners of the period.' David Phillips, Oxford Review of Education

General Prefacep. v
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Loyalist Oxford and the Revolutionp. 9
Against the Tide: Oxford under William IIIp. 31
The Era of Party Zeal 1702-1714p. 61
Tories and Jacobites 1714-1751p. 99
Political Respectability 1751-1771p. 129
Politics and Revolution 1772-1800p. 163
The Laudian Statutes in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 191
The Administration of the Universityp. 205
College Administrationp. 227
College Estates and Wealth 1660-1815p. 269
East Walton, Norfolkp. 302
Central University Finance, Benefactions and Buildingsp. 305
The University and Social Lifep. 309
University, Society and Church 1688-1714p. 359
Religion in the University 1715-1800p. 401
Religion in the Colleges 1715-1800p. 425
The Curriculump. 469
The Christ Church Collections Booksp. 493
Classical Studiesp. 513
Hebrew Studiesp. 535
Oriental Studiesp. 551
Schoolmen, Logic and Philosophyp. 565
Legal Studiesp. 593
Reformers and Reform in the Universityp. 607
The Ashmolean Museump. 639
The Physical Sciencesp. 659
The Medical Faculty and the Physic Gardenp. 683
Libraries and the University Pressp. 725
Antiquarian Studiesp. 757
Oxford and the Literary Worldp. 779
Anglo-Saxon Studiesp. 807
Architecturep. 831
Appendix: Principal Architectural Works at Oxford University 1689-1800p. 854
Paintings and Painted Glass E. Waterhousep. 857
Music and Musiciansp. 865
Appendix: Selected Officers of the University and Professors and Readersp. 889
Indexp. 893
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ISBN: 9780199510153
ISBN-10: 0199510156
Series: HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD : Book 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 968
Published: 31st July 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 6.35
Weight (kg): 1.73