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Christianity and Conservative Historiography: Herbert Butterfield, Cambridge, and the Greater World

Reba N. Soffer

in History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

While also discussing Geoffrey Elton and George Kitson Clark, this chapter concentrates on Butterfield, who spoke to the wide audience that listened to the BBC, lectured throughout Britain and ... More


Traditional Political Realism and the Writing of History

Roger D. Spegele

in International Society and its Critics

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265206
eISBN:
9780191601866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265208.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Part Two of the book begins with a discussion of realist and English School of International Relations approaches to writing international history, in which the author argues that the appreciation of ... More


History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Reba Soffer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199208111
eISBN:
9780191709210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book provides a compelling explanation of the contents and substance of conservative ideas, their intentions and consequences, and the historical contexts that contributed to their formulation ... More


Herbert Butterfield: Historian as Dissenter

C.T. McIntire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098075
eISBN:
9780300130089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Herbert Butterfield was an important British historian and religious thinker whose ideas, in particular his concept of a “Whig interpretation of history,” remain deeply influential. This biography ... More


Historian-intellectuals?: Eileen Power, Herbert Butterfield, Hugh Trevor-Roper

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Figures who only partially or fitfully filled the role of ‘the intellectual’ throw a particularly revealing light on the category. This chapter examines three historians of whom this was true: Eileen ... More


Gladstone and Irish Nationalism: Achievement and Reputation

Alan O'Day

in Gladstone Centenary Essays

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239253
eISBN:
9781846313202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239253.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter describes and assesses what Gladstone actually achieved for Ireland, that is, principally for Irish Catholics. It then considers his long–term reputation through an examination of how ... More


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