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Title Religious dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld circle, 1740-1860 / edited by Felicity James and Ian Inkster.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.850942 RELI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-248) and index.
Contents 1 Religious Dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld circle, 1740-1860: an introduction / Felicity James James, Felicity 1 -- 2 Revd John Aikin senior: Kibworth School and Warrington Academy / David L. Wykes Wykes, David L. 28 -- 3 How Dissent made Anna Letitia Barbauld, and what she made of Dissent / William Mccarthy Mccarthy, William 52 -- 4 'And make thine own Apollo doubly thine': John Aikin as literary physician and the intersection of medicine, morality and politics / KathrynReady 70 -- 5 'Outline maps of knowledge': John Aikin's geographical imagination / Stephen Daniels Daniels, Stephen, Paul Elliott Elliott, Paul 94 -- 6 'Under the eye of the public': Arthur Aikin (1773-1854),the Dissenting mind and the character of English industrialization / Ian Inkster Inkster, Ian 126 -- 7 'The different genius of woman': Lucy Aikin's historiography / Michelle Levy Levy, Michelle 156 -- 8 Lucy Aikin and the legacies of Dissent / Flicity James James, Flicity 183 -- 9 Aikin family, retrospectively / Anne F. Janowitz Janowitz, Anne F. 205.
Summary "Recent criticism is now fully appreciating the nuanced and complex contribution made by Dissenters to the culture and ideas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain. This is the first sustained study of a Dissenting family - the Aikins - from the 1740s to the 1860s. Essays by literary critics, historians of religion and science, and geographers explore and contextualise the achievements of this remarkable family, including John Aikin senior, tutor at the celebrated Warrington Academy, and his children, poet Anna Letitia Barbauld, and John Aikin junior, literary physician and editor. The latter's children in turn were leading professionals and writers in the early Victorian era. This study provides new perspectives on the social and cultural importance of the family and their circle - an untold story of collaboration and exchange, and a narrative which breaks down period boundaries to set Enlightenment and Victorian culture in dialogue"--Provided by publisher.
"This study of the Aikin-Barbauld circle is the fourth volume to result from the work of the Dr Williams's Centre for Dissenting Studies. Established in September 2004, the Centre is a collaboration between the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, and Dr Williams's Library, Gordon Square, London. Its objectives are to promote the use of the Library's unique holdings of Puritan, Protestant nonconformist and dissenting books and manuscripts; to encourage research into and dissemination of these resources; and to increase knowledge and understanding of the importance of Puritanism and Protestant dissent to English society and literature from the sixteenth century to the present"--Provided by publisher.
Other author James, Felicity, 1978-
Inkster, Ian.
Subject Aiken family.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Family relationships.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Family relationships.
Authorship -- Collaboration -- History.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
England -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
ISBN 9781107008083 (hbk.)
1107008085 (hbk.)