The History of the University of Oxford: Volume V: The Eighteenth Century

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorL. S. Sutherland, L.G. MitchellbyT. H. Aston

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Volume V shows a contrasting picture of eighteenth-century Oxford to that presented by Edward Gibbon in his Autobiography. A more balanced assessment has been long overdue. From detailed studies it is now possible to show that in most subjects Oxford had a reputation that was far fromcontemptible, and one that attracted foreign scholars in some numbers. Academic responsibilities were taken seriously and reforming minds were at work. Attention is given to the University's role in national politics, its social and administrative structure, and its relationship with the Church,as well as the full range of academic life and culture in eighteenth-century Oxford. Contributors: L. G . Mitchell, G. V. Bennett, P. Langford, L. S. Sutherland, I. G. Doolittle, J. P. D. Dunbabin, V. H. H. Green, R. Greaves, P. Quarrie, M. L. Clarke, D. Patterson, P. J. Marshall, J. Yolton, J. L.Barton, A. G. MacGregor, G. I'E. Turner, C. Webster, I. G. Philip, S. Piggott, D. Fairer, H. M. Colvin, E. Waterhouse, S. L. F. Wollenberg

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Volume V shows a contrasting picture of eighteenth-century Oxford to that presented by Edward Gibbon in his Autobiography. A more balanced assessment has been long overdue. From detailed studies it is now possible to show that in most subjects Oxford had a reputation that was far fromcontemptible, and one that attracted foreign schol...

L.G. Mitchell is a Fellow in Modern History, University College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:968 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.36 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`This encyclopedic compilation is throughout an exemplar of the highest standards of scholarship: its comprehensive coverage of the eighteenth century will provide a most valuable source for historians of politics, scholarship, life and manners of the period.' David Phillips, Oxford Review of Education