The Eighteen-Sixties: Essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature

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HISTORIANS IN THE 'SIXTIES
A NEW ERA

By Fredrick S. Boas In the volumes surveying the Eighteen-Seventies and the Eighteen-Eighties our attention has been claimed by poets and dramatists, writers of fiction and wits, critics, scholars and divines. But, except for a short vivid section of Dr Macan's essay on Oxford in the 'seventies, historians have been little noticed. Hence it may not be out of place that they should be the subject of the first lecture in a series that will deal with the Eighteen-Sixties. And that decade, as I hope to show, marks, from various points of view, a new era in the writing and study of history in England. It is from that angle that I wish to approach the 'sixties. I will not attempt to assess the general value of the work of any individual historian, for in nearly every case only part of it comes within our range. Still less will I venture to pronounce upon the soundness or otherwise of their particular views or conclusions. That is the province of the specialists in each branch of the subject, and even they do not always agree. My aim is to indicate some of the ways in which the period saw important changes in the conception of the scope of historical study, and no less important changes in the methods by which it was pursued.

I must ask for just a little grace in the matter of dates, though one of first-rate significance is almost uncannily

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The Eighteen-Sixties: Essays by Fellows of the Royal Society of Literature
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • Sir Henry Taylor 1
  • Arthur Hugh Clough 20
  • The Early Novels of Wilkie Collins 51
  • Exit Planché -- Enter Gilbert 102
  • Punch in the 'sixties 149
  • Historians in the 'sixties - A New Era 175
  • Eneas Sweetland Dallas 201
  • George Whyte-Melville 224
  • Science in the 'sixties 245
  • Index 271
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