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Low Politics: The Parish Unit

S. A. Skinner

in Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter argues that the locus of clerical government in Victorian England was to be the parish, whose functional autonomy was an antidote to the growth and pluralisation of the state. ... More


The Church and the Poor: ‘The poor man’s court of justice’

S. A. Skinner

in Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter addresses tractarian championship of the poor in Victorian England. In its most immediate form, this was seen in the strictures of the journalism and fiction over the working conditions ... More


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