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Description - Historians and the Church of England by James Kirby

In the Victorian and Edwardian era, history was one of the most prized forms of cultural and intellectual activity: it was, quite simply, the lens through which most of the educated population understood human society. Historians and the Church of England uncovers for the first time the extent to which this historical understanding was conditioned by religious ideas and institutions. Rejecting the traditional chronology of intellectual secularization, it
contends that the Church of England in particular remained an active force in the development of scholarship, leaving a deep impression on history just as it was becoming a modern discipline. It therefore
challenges readers to revise their understanding of the history of both historiography and religion in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198768159
ISBN-10: 019876815X
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 141mm x 22mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Kirby

James Kirby studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Balliol College, Oxford from 2007 to 2014. In 2010, he was awarded the Gibbs Prize for History (for the highest mark in the History Final Examinations at Oxford) and the Arnold Modern History Prize (for the best undergraduate dissertation). His subsequent DPhil was jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Balliol's Peter Storey Scholarship. In 2014, he was elected to a Title A Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge. From 2015-17, Kirby will study to qualify as a barrister, funded by a Princess Royal Scholarship from the Inner Temple, though he remains (until 2018) a Fellow of Trinity and intends to maintain an active interest in modern British history alongside his legal studies.

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