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The Resource Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment : the life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810, Alexander Lock

Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment : the life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810, Alexander Lock

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Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment : the life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810
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Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment
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the life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810
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Alexander Lock
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eng
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This book explores the changing aspirations, attitudes and identities of English Catholics in the late eighteenth century, a period which marked a critical moment of transition in their spiritual, political and intellectual culture. It is based on the experiences of the English Catholic baronet, Grand Tourist and politician Sir Thomas Gascoigne (1745-1810). Gascoigne was born on the Continent intoa devout Catholic family based in Yorkshire; however, following an unusual Continental upbringing and extensive series of Grand Tours to the courts of Catholic Europe, he would abjure his faith for aseat in Parliament. Throughout his life, he was an important advocate of agricultural reform, a considerable coal owner interested in mining engineering, as well as a keen developer of spa culture. By examining the experiences of Gascoigne and his milieu, this book explores English Catholic attitudes towards continental Catholicism, the influence of the European Enlightenment upon their educationand outlook, and how this affected their Christianity, their estates and their conception of national identity. It demonstrates how increased toleration entailed a gradual rejection amongst English Catholics of a pious separatism for a more ecumenical and, ultimately, Enlightened approach to religion. Although this risked the loss of English Catholics to Anglicanism, many - like Gascoigne - remained crypto-Catholic in sympathy. They adapted their faith to the Enlightenment and regarded it as a matter of personal conviction and private choice.<BR><BR> ALEXANDER LOCK is Curator of Modern Historical Manuscripts at the British Library
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Lock, Alexander
Dewey number
283/.092
Index
index present
LC call number
BR754.G37
LC item number
L63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in modern British religious history l
Series volume
volume 34
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  • Gascoigne, Thomas
  • Catholics
  • Group identity
  • Catholic Church
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Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment : the life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810, Alexander Lock
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1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
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online
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9781783271320
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computer
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Catholicism, identity and politics in the age of Enlightenment : the life and career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810, Alexander Lock
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 14 Apr 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781782048183
Extent
1 online resource (x, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781783271320
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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