HARVARD HISTORICAL STUDIES
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Harvard Historical Studies 104

Progress and Pessimism

Religion, Politics, and History in Late Nineteenth Century Britain

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HARDCOVER

$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674713758

Publication Date: 10/10/1985

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  • The Sources of Victorian Pessimism
  • Leslie Stephen: Inventing the Progressive Tradition
  • W.E.H. Lecky and the History of Retrogression
  • John Morley and the Politics of Destruction
  • Companion in Adversity: James Anthony Froude
  • Conclusion: The Political Implications of the Historiography of Progress
  • Notes
  • Index

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