Biographical Dictionary of Literary Influences: The - download pdf or read online

By John Powell

ISBN-10: 031330422X

ISBN-13: 9780313304224

During the last 20 years, the method of cultural improvement and, specifically, the position of interpreting has been of transforming into curiosity, yet fresh study has been episodic and idiosyncratic. during this biographical dictionary, examine committed in particular to the examining conduct of nineteenth century people who formed Western tradition is introduced jointly for the 1st time. whereas giving well-liked assurance to literary and political figures, the volume's 270 entries additionally contain musicians, painters, educators, and explorers. each one access comprises short biographical details, a concise precis of literary affects at the topic, and transparent course for extra study. The e-book offers a pragmatic device for students wishing to track the interpreting event of significant Western cultural figures.

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Albert's education continued with 10 months of study in Brussels (1836— 1837), where his tutor was Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), a mathematician and astronomer who established the theoretical foundations for the use of statistics in the social sciences; there also Albert read Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology in English. He spent the next year and a half (1837-1838) at the new University of Bonn, unusual among German institutions in being open to both Protestant and Roman Catholic students.

But I may do a little something yet" (Journals, 85). Nearly 30 years later, she wrote, "My favorite authors are Shakespeare, Dante, . . Emerson, Carlyle, Thoreau. . Geo. Eliot and C. Bronte"; she added, "I read no modern fiction. It seems poor stuff when one can have the best of the old writers" (Selected Letters, 296). Of course, many of those "old" works had been "modern fiction" when she first encountered them. " Like Bronte, she had barely paused to enjoy her successes before she died at 55.

Albert cultivated a personal acquaintance with Britain's leading scientists, among them Michael Faraday (1791-1867), the developer of electromagnetic induction, and Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), the geologist. Unlike the vast majority of constitutional monarchs, Albert was a born academic. He used his influence—as chairman of a Royal Commission on the Fine Arts (1841), as chancellor of Cambridge University (1847-1861), and as inspirer of both the Great Exhibition of the Works of All Nations (1851) and of London's South Kensington museum complex—to promote in the British Isles the teaching of history, philosophy, natural science, music, and art, both at the secondary school and at the university level.

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