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The X Club 1864–92

Ruth Barton

in The X Club: Power and Authority in Victorian Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226551616
eISBN:
9780226551753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226551753.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The nine men of the X Club and the approach and themes of the book are introduced. The members, in birth-order, were George Busk, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Herbert Spencer, John Tyndall, Thomas Henry ... More


A Popular History of Priestcraft in All Ages and Nations

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyses the literary and political career of English Quaker and anticolonial activist William Howitt, with particular focus on his Popular History of Priestcraft in All Ages and Nations ... More


Reform Affinities

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter foregrounds the circulation of ideas between South Asia and the North Atlantic by two principal means. First, it proposes the term “reform assemblage” as a lens for interpreting ... More


Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

J. Barton Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Although attacks on priestcraft were ubiquitous in colonial India, the period’s rich archive of anticlerical writing has seldom been systematically studied. As this book shows, however, the spectre ... More


Greek Sculpture, Beauty, and Morality

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 5 explores the controversy caused by the Palace’s exhibition of nude sculpture. It unpicks Owen Jones’s claims for Greek sculpture’s moral imperative through writings on beauty, morality, and ... More


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