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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


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Description xiii, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Religious dissent and the Aikin-Barbauld circle, 1740-1860: an introduction Felicity James; 2. The Rev John Aikin senior: Kibworth School and Warrington Academy with appendix: John Aikin's pupils at Kibworth David L. Wykes; 3. How dissent made Anna Letitia Barbauld, and what she made of dissent William McCarthy; 4. 'And make thine own Apollo doubly thine': John Aikin as literary physician and the intersection of medicine, morality, and politics Kathryn Ready; 5. 'Outline maps of knowledge': John Aikin's geographical imagination Stephen Daniels and Paul Elliott; 6. 'Under the edge of the public': Arthur Aikin, the dissenting mind and the character of English industrialization Ian Inkster; 7. 'The different genius of woman': Lucy Aikin's historiography Michelle Levy; 8. Lucy Aikin and the legacies of dissent Felicity James; 9. The Aikin family, retrospectively Anne F. Janowitz
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aiken family.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Dissenters, Religious -- England -- History -- 19th century.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Family relationships.
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Family relationships.
Authorship -- Collaboration -- History.
England -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
England -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Author James, Felicity, 1978-
Inkster, Ian.
LC no. 2011023914
ISBN 9781107008083 (hardback)
1107008085 (hardback)