Learned Lives in England, 1900-1950 - Institutions, Ideas and Intellectual Experience (Hardback)William C. Lubenow (author)
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The twentieth century, with its hot and cold wars, distorted intellectual life by demands for application and for useful research. Learned people in Britain seduced themselves by patriotism and became complicit by developing defensive cliches seeking to explain how British knowledge was somehow different from German, and later, Soviet knowledge. If objectivity was the great discovery of the nineteenth century, as Lubenow demonstrated in "Only Connect": Learned Societies in Nineteenth Century Britain (2015), this book shows that uncertainty was the great discovery of the twentieth century.
WILLIAM C. LUBENOW is Distinguished Professor of History at Stockton University, Galloway, New Jersey. His previous books included Liberal Intellectuals and Public Culture in Modern Britain, 1815-1914 (2010) and "Only Connect": Learned Societies in Nineteenth-Century Britain (2015), both published by the Boydell Press.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 638 g
Dimensions: 241 x 157 x 26 mm
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