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Art and Sacrament

Dominic Janes

in Victorian Reformation: The Fight Over Idolatry in the Church of England, 1840-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378511
eISBN:
9780199869664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378511.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter surveys the background to ritualism in the religious and cultural ferment of the early 19th century. It explains how Tractarianism and Ecclesiology both led to an impetus amongst a ... More


The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

J. B. Bullen

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Few people who use the word ‘Renaissance’ today realize that it is a comparatively recent historical idea, or that it is a ‘myth’ or story constructed by writers to explain the past. This innovative ... More


Introduction

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The historiography of the Renaissance was turbulent and contentious; it was affected by factors which had more to do with current intellectual interests than the facts of history, and it engaged many ... More


The Renaissance as Revived Paganism A. W. Pugin

J. B. BULLEN

in The Myth of the Renaissance in Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128885
eISBN:
9780191671722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128885.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Augustus Welby Pugin’s book Contrasts was one of the most famous and controversial contributions to the English Gothic Revival. It was a highly combative work because it viewed architecture and ... More


On Display: The Building, Its Contents, and English Protestantism

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

While many religious writers praised Paxton's innovative design, often likening it to a temple or the modern equivalent of a medieval cathedral, High Churchmen and Roman Catholics abhorred the ... More


Conclusion: From the Gothic to the Medieval: Historiography, Romanticism, and the Trajectories of the Architectural Imagination

Dale Townshend

in Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198845669
eISBN:
9780191880780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845669.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The concluding chapter to the book seeks to account for the changes that the architectural imagination underwent in the first four decades of the nineteenth century. Guided by the concept of ... More


Past and Present: Contrastive Narratives in the Romantic Age

Mark Salber Phillips

in On Historical Distance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the so-called contrast narrative, an unusual but influential historical genre in the early nineteenth century. It discusses the idea that historical thought involves a dialogue ... More


Scalar: Pugin, Carlyle, Dickens

Clare Pettitt

in Serial Forms: The Unfinished Project of Modernity, 1815-1848

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198830429
eISBN:
9780191894688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830429.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 5, ‘Scalar: Pugin, Carlyle, Dickens’, is about scale. It looks in detail at three writers in London who produced very different versions of the ‘modern’ in the late 1830s and early 1840s, but ... More


Romantic Ecumenism

Mark D. Chapman

in The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688067
eISBN:
9780191767432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688067.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the form of ecumenism stemming from a number of Roman Catholics under the influence of a group of converts led by Ambrose Phillipps de Lisle who began to re-imagine their newly ... More


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