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Man of Letters

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume lived during the Enlightenment Age amidst that welter of ideas and social forces that was to make the eighteenth century part-and-parcel of modernity. However, it was Hume's distinctive, ... More


Questions from Without and Within

David Vital

in A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246816
eISBN:
9780191697623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246816.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The notion that the Jews, collectively, presented a threat to the other peoples in Europe was in the main the invention of men of letters. So was its corollary: that the role the Jews played in ... More


‘Forgotten Benefactors’: The Dictionary of National Biography

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The final chapter considers the crowning achievement of Victorian biography: the Dictionary of National Biography. The chapter stresses the divergent biographical interests of the DNB's editors, ... More


‘F. P.’

NEIL DUXBURY

in Frederick Pollock and the English Juristic Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270224
eISBN:
9780191710384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270224.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter identifies and locates Pollock within his social, legal, and intellectual milieu. It explains that an appreciation of Pollock as a jurist requires more than just an appreciation of him ... More


Under-Secretary of State

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0036
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

David Hume belonged to a long line of men of letters who, during the course of the eighteenth century, relaxed as Under-Secretaries of State; however, there was no salary. The Under-Secretaries and ... More


Scotland’s Augustans

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In 1757, David Hume was fired with pride over the literary achievements of Scotland. The implications of this statement as to the cultural ideals of Hume and the Edinburgh men of letters, in general, ... More


The Indifference of England

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

London was frequently in the thoughts of David Hume in the later 1750s, alternately attracting and repelling him. This attraction and repulsion was, in some measure, controlled by his changing ... More


The Adulation of France

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0031
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The arrival in France of the first peacetime Ambassador of Britain since the outbreak of the Seven Years' War was overshadowed by that of his private secretary. Though David Hume had, during the ... More


Realism, Ethnicity and the Nation

William Dean Howells

in Ethnicity and Cultural Authority: From Arnold to Du Bois

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622054
eISBN:
9780748651993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622054.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents a reconstruction of William Dean Howells's cultural thought and considers the challenges faced by his aesthetic theory, studying the potentially divisive forces of racial and ... More


Men of Letters, Men of Feeling

Meghan K. Roberts

in Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226384115
eISBN:
9780226384252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384252.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Rather than depicting themselves as stoic or celibate, as had their intellectual forebears, eighteenth-century men of letters often chose to represent themselves in a more sentimental fashion. New ... More


How to be a man of letters

Raquel Sánchez

in Spain in the Nineteenth Century: New Essays on Experiences of Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526124746
eISBN:
9781526138866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526124753.00015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter emphasizes the fact that the man of letters performed that role before the end of the century, within a largely non-democratic, liberal context but one characterized by political ... More


From Men of Letters to Political Actors

Mónica Ricketts

in Who Should Rule?: Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190494889
eISBN:
9780190494919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494889.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Latin American History

As per the Bourbons’ vision of government, men of letters were to write a whole new legislation for the monarchy, as well as implement and lead in the reform of education and old privileges. Yet ... More


Imperial Boys and Men of Letters

Laura Eastlake

in Ancient Rome and Victorian Masculinity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198833031
eISBN:
9780191871351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833031.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the Roman influences upon the muscular Christian virtue and hardy imperialist outlooks which sit at the heart of much Victorian schoolboy fiction including Thomas Hughes’s Tom ... More


Who Should Rule?: Men of Arms, the Republic of Letters, and the Fall of the Spanish Empire

Mónica Ricketts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190494889
eISBN:
9780190494919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190494889.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Latin American History

This book examines the rise of men of letters and military officers as new and competing political actors in two central areas of the Spanish world: the viceroyalty of Peru and Spain. This was a ... More


The Critic as Wanderer:: Terry Eagleton

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles Terry Eagleton, a major British Marxist literary critic. It surveys the changeable nature of his prolific work, and his evolution from a theorist to a leading man of letters in ... More


‘A curved adventure’: Romanticism and the Poetry of Anne Stevenson

Michael O'Neill

in Voyages over Voices: Critical Essays on Anne Stevenson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314841
eISBN:
9781846316272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316272.008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores the Romantic aspects of poems written by American poet Anne Stevenson. The poet expresses her views on masculinist superiority in the poem ‘From the Men of Letters’. In ... More


Holmes's Emerson

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Oliver Wendell Holmes' biography on Ralph Waldo Emerson in the American Men of Letters series. It suggests that Holmes' work seemed odd being an outspoken critic of ... More


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