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The Resource From Belloc to Churchill : private scholars, public culture, and the crisis of British liberalism, 1900-1939, Victor Feske

From Belloc to Churchill : private scholars, public culture, and the crisis of British liberalism, 1900-1939, Victor Feske

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From Belloc to Churchill : private scholars, public culture, and the crisis of British liberalism, 1900-1939
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From Belloc to Churchill
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private scholars, public culture, and the crisis of British liberalism, 1900-1939
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Victor Feske
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eng
Summary
Linking historiography and political history, Victor Feske addresses the changing role of national histories written in early twentieth-century Britain by amateur scholars Hilaire Belloc, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, J.L. and Barbara Hammond, G.M. Trevelyan, and Winston Churchill. These writers recast the nineteenth-century interpretation of British history at a time when both the nature of historical writing and the fortunes of Liberalism had begun to change. Before 1900, amateur historians writing for a wide public readership portrayed British history as a grand story of progress achieved through constitutional development. This "Whig" interpretation had become the cornerstone of Liberal party politics. But the decline of Liberalism as a political force after the turn of the century, coupled with the rise of professional history written by academics and based on archival research, inspired change among a new generation of Liberal historians. The result was a refashioned Whig historiography, stripped of overt connections to contemporary political Liberalism, that attempted to preserve the general outlines of the traditional Whiggist narrative within the context of a broad history of consensus. This new formulation, says Feske, was more suited to the intellectual and political climate of the twentieth century. - Publisher
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Feske, Victor
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  • Historiography
  • Liberalism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Belloc, Hilaire
  • Churchill, Winston
  • Belloc, Hilaire
  • Belloc, Hilaire
  • Churchill, Winston
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From Belloc to Churchill : private scholars, public culture, and the crisis of British liberalism, 1900-1939, Victor Feske
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: Liberalism and historiography -- Hilaire Belloc The path not taken? -- Sidney and Beatrice Webb A new form of public history -- J.L. and Barbara Hammond A case of mistaken identity -- George Macaulay Trevelyan The insider as outsider -- Winston Churchill The last public historian -- Conclusion: Putting Humpty Dumpty together again
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 p
Isbn
9780807822951
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96010260
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Label
From Belloc to Churchill : private scholars, public culture, and the crisis of British liberalism, 1900-1939, Victor Feske
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Liberalism and historiography -- Hilaire Belloc The path not taken? -- Sidney and Beatrice Webb A new form of public history -- J.L. and Barbara Hammond A case of mistaken identity -- George Macaulay Trevelyan The insider as outsider -- Winston Churchill The last public historian -- Conclusion: Putting Humpty Dumpty together again
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 304 p
Isbn
9780807822951
Lccn
96010260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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