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The Resource Lord Acton, Roland Hill ; foreword by Owen Chadwick

Lord Acton, Roland Hill ; foreword by Owen Chadwick

Label
Lord Acton
Title
Lord Acton
Statement of responsibility
Roland Hill ; foreword by Owen Chadwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lord Acton (1834-1902), numbered among the most esteemed Victorian historical thinkers, was much respected for his vast learning, his ideas on politics and religion, and his lifelong preoccupation with human freedom. Yet Acton was in many ways an outsider. He stood apart from his contemporaries, doubting the notion of unlimited progress and the blessings of nationalism and democracy. He differed from fellow members of the English upper class, holding to his Catholic faith. And he angered other Catholic believers by fiercely opposing the doctrine of papal infallibility." "The book describes Acton's extended family of European aristocrats, his cosmopolitan upbringing, and his disrupted education. Hill discusses Acton's brief career as a Liberal member of Parliament, his work as editor and owner of learned Catholic journals, his battles for freedom for and in the Catholic Church, his friendship with William E. Gladstone, and his seven years as Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Roland
Dewey number
907/.202
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D15.A25
LC item number
H487 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
  • Historians
  • Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton
Label
Lord Acton, Roland Hill ; foreword by Owen Chadwick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-523) and index
Control code
ocm42692130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 548 p.
Isbn
9780300079562
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053065
Note
Gift of John Acton.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)42692130
Label
Lord Acton, Roland Hill ; foreword by Owen Chadwick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-523) and index
Control code
ocm42692130
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 548 p.
Isbn
9780300079562
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99053065
Note
Gift of John Acton.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)42692130

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