All Souls under the Ancien Regime: Politics, Learning, and the Arts, c.1600-1850

Hardcover | August 11, 2007

EditorS J D Green, Peregrine Horden

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All Souls College in Oxford is a unique academic institution and has had a unique history. But its history has been little known and its fortunes in the period 1600-1850 have been viewed, if at all, through the eyes of the Victorian university 'reformers'. This volume explores for the firsttime the 'ancien regime' in All Souls on its own terms. It brings together sixteen substantial studies of some of the college's most significant figures, among them the architect and polymath Christopher Wren and the great eighteenth-century lawyer William Blackstone. Its chapters trace theinvolvement of the College's fellows in the wider world: as key figures in the developing legal profession in London, negotiating the complexities of the English Civil War and the Restoration, as active in national and ecclesiastical politics, as innovators of early modern 'science' and technology,as participants in philosophical and intellectual debate, as significant patrons of art and architecture with European connections, and as administrators of British imperial interests and missionary efforts in the Caribbean and India.

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All Souls College in Oxford is a unique academic institution and has had a unique history. But its history has been little known and its fortunes in the period 1600-1850 have been viewed, if at all, through the eyes of the Victorian university 'reformers'. This volume explores for the firsttime the 'ancien regime' in All Souls on its o...

S.J.D. Green is a Reader in History, University of Leeds and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Peregrine Horden is a Reader in Medieval History, Royal Holloway University of London and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:August 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: After the Golden Age1. R. H. Helmholz: Sir Daniel Dun, All Souls College and the Civil Law2. Robert Franklin: Sir Richard Steward and the Crisis of the Caroline Regime3. Scott Mandelbrote: All Souls from Civil War to Glorious Revolution4. Jim Bennett: Christopher Wren in Mid-Career5. Roger White: Christopher Wren's Architectural Projects in OxfordPart Two: A New Temple of the Muses6. Tim Clayton: Clarke: Father and Son7. Scott Mandelbrote: The Vision of Christopher Codrington8. Dominic Perler: John Norris and Anti-Lockeanism in Oxford9. John Clarke: Warden Gardiner, All Souls and the Church, c.1688-c.1760Part Three: Pudding Time10. John Clarke: Warden Nilblett and the Mortmain Bill11. John Davis: Founder's Kin12. Patrick Neill: Blackstone, Oxford, and the Law13. Peregrine Horden: All Souls and Mengs14. John McManners: Bishop Heber and Early Nineteenth-Century ChurchmanshipPart Four: The End of the Old OrderS. J. D. Green: The 'Fremantle Affair' and the Destruction of the Ancien Regime in All Souls, 1857-1864S. J. D. Green: Epitaph to the Ancien Regime: Montagu Burrows and the Worthies of All Souls