London: Henry S. King, 1877. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good. Item #304833
James Anthony Froude FRSE, 1818-1894 was an English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine. From his upbringing amidst the Anglo-Catholic Oxford Movement, doubts about the doctrines of the Anglican church, published in his scandalous 1849 novel The Nemesis of Faith, drove him to abandon his religious career. Froude turned to writing history, becoming one of the best known historians of his time for his History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada. Inspired by Thomas Carlyle, Froude's historical writings were often fiercely polemical, earning him a number of outspoken opponents. Beginning in 1864 Edward Augustus Freeman, a High Churchman, launched a critical campaign against Froude in the Saturday Review and later in the Contemporary Review, somewhat damaging Froude's scholarly reputation. In 1879, Freeman's review in the Contemporary Review of Froude's Short Study of Thomas Becket incited Froude to respond with a refutation in The Nineteenth Century which largely discredited Freeman's attacks and reaffirmed the value of Froude's manuscript research. Edward Augustus Freeman, 1823-1892, was an English historian, architectural artist, and Liberal politician. He held the position of Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. He was a prolific writer, publishing 239 distinct works. He advanced the study of history in England in two directions: by insistence on the unity of history, and by teaching the importance and right use of primary sources. Politics was at the core, for he often said, "History is past politics and politics present history" (Wikipedia). The controversy, in 11 articles between J.A. Froude, English historian, novelist, and biographer, and Edward A. Freeman, English historian, architectural artist, and Liberal politician. The COMPLETE 6 ARTICLE SERIES, Life and Times of Thomas Beckett by Froude, published in the Nineteenth Century Magazine during 1877, plus A Few Words on Mr Feeman, by Froude, 1879 TOGETHER WITH Mr. Froude's Life & Times of Thomas Beckett, a critical series of four articles by Freeman (NOTE: ONLY PARTS 2, 3, & 4 OF THIS SERIES ARE PRESENT), published in the Contemporary Review between 1878-79, plus Last Words on Mr. Froude by Freeman. TOGETHER WITH Mr Froude and S. Thomas of Canterbury by Anne Hope, from the Dublin Review, 1878. In total this collection consists of 12 articles. A collection of 12 disbound articles. Note; these are original articles separated from larger volumes, not reprints or copies. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 259 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Nineteenth Century Magazine; Contemporary Review; Special Interest; Featured; Collections. Inventory No: 304833. This item is potentially heavy when packed and may require more postage than the rates shown. If extra postage is required we will contact you before processing your order and you will be given the details and option to decline the extra cost.
Keywords: BZDB395 Nineteenth Century Magazine; Contemporary Review; Special Interest; Featured; Collections. The Life and Times of Thomas Beckett The controversy in 11 articles between JA Froude English historian novelist and biographer and Edward A Freeman En