Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - All Souls Under the Ancien Regime by S. J. D. Green

All Souls College in Oxford is a unique academic institution and has had a unique history. But its history has been little known and its fortunes in the period 1600-1850 have been viewed, if at all, through the eyes of the Victorian university 'reformers'. This volume explores for the first time the 'ancien regime' in All Souls on its own terms. It brings together sixteen substantial studies of some of the college's most significant figures, among them the architect and polymath Christopher Wren and the great eighteenth-century lawyer William Blackstone. Its chapters trace the involvement of the College's fellows in the wider world: as key figures in the developing legal profession in London, negotiating the complexities of the English Civil War and the Restoration, as active in national and ecclesiastical politics, as innovators of early modern 'science' and technology, as participants in philosophical and intellectual debate, as significant patrons of art and architecture with European connections, and as administrators of British imperial interests and missionary efforts in the Caribbean and India.

Buy All Souls Under the Ancien Regime by S. J. D. Green from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780199276356
ISBN-10: 0199276358
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 30mm)
Pages: 410
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - All Souls Under the Ancien Regime by S. J. D. Green

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about All Souls Under the Ancien Regime book by S. J. D. Green and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By S. J. D. Green

Passing of Protestant England by S. J. D. Green
Paperback, May 2012
All Souls and the Wider World by S. J. D. Green
Hardback, October 2011
Religion in the Age of Decline by S. J. D. Green
Paperback, July 2002