By Reba N. Soffer
This book is an intellectual and cultural account of the growth of history as an undergraduate discipline at Oxford and Cambridge in the nineteenth century. History, the familiar centre of a broad Victorian consensus about God, country and good, provided the most consistent moral panorama able to satisfy a variety of intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic needs. The book argues that history was taught in English universities in generally Whiggish ways to develop a sense of national duty and loyalty in students. These students were all part of an elite, and most were destined for the civil service or for other professional or elite business careers. The author treats the cultural and political role of history and history-teaching in much greater depth and with greater incisiveness than has ever been done before, and in so doing, marshals together a great deal of new evidence.
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- R. N.S.
- Stanford, CA
- Power (Social Sciences)
- History--Study And Teaching (Higher)--Great Britain--History
- Universities And Colleges--Great Britain--History
- Elite (Social Sciences)--Great Britain--History
- Education, Higher--Great Britain--History
- Historiography--Great Britain--History
- Great Britain--Intellectual Life--20th Century
- Great Britain--Politics And Government--1901-1936
- Great Britain--Politics And Government--1837-1901
- Great Britain--Intellectual Life--19th Century