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Author Wallace, Stuart.

Title John Stuart Blackie : Scottish scholar and patriot / Stuart Wallace
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (x, 342 pages) : illustrations
Contents COVER; CONTENTS; DEDICATION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1 YOUTH; 2 EXPERIENCE; 3 STRUGGLE; 4 THE BLACKIE CASE; 5 'THE PRO'; 6 'VIVAT BLACKIEAS!!!'; 7 'A CUP OF TEA WITH HOMER'; 8 'PROFESSOR OF THINGS IN GENERAL'; 9 THE SOUTHRONS; 10 'FRIEND OF THE CROFTER'; 11 EMERITUS; EPILOGUE. 'TONALD SHAW'; SOURCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary John Stuart Blackie was one of the most impressive and influential figures of nineteenth-century Scotland, as well as one of the most striking and flamboyant. As an intellectual he translated Goethe?s Faust and brought first-hand knowledge of German philosophy to Scotland as a means of keeping the Enlightenment tradition alive. As first Professor of Humanity at Aberdeen from 1839 to 1852 and then as Professor of Greek at Edinburgh until 1882, he played a, perhaps the, central role in modernising the Scottish university curriculum, removing the dead hand of theological orthodoxy, raising standa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-334) and index
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Subject Blackie, John Stuart, 1809-1895.
Authors, Scottish -- 19th century -- Biography.
Educators -- Scotland -- Biography.
Intellectuals -- Scotland -- Biography.
Scotland -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0748628193 (electronic bk.)
1280953241
9780748628193 (electronic bk.)
9781280953248