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The Resource The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, (electronic resource)

The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, (electronic resource)

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The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870
Title
The world of Mr Casaubon
Title remainder
Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870
Statement of responsibility
Colin Kidd
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The World of Mr Casaubon takes as its point of departure a fictional character - Mr Casaubon in George Eliot's classic novel, Middlemarch. The author of an unfinished 'Key to All Mythologies', Casaubon has become an icon of obscurantism, irrelevance and futility. Crossing conventional disciplinary boundaries, Colin Kidd excavates Casaubon's hinterland, and illuminates the fierce ideological war which raged over the use of pagan myths to defend Christianity from the existential threat posed by radical Enlightenment criticism. Notwithstanding Eliot's portrayal of Casaubon, Anglican mythographers were far from unworldly, and actively rebutted the radical freethinking associated with the Enlightenment and French Revolution. Orientalism was a major theatre in this ideological conflict, and mythography also played an indirect but influential role in framing the new science of anthropology. The World of Mr Casaubon is rich in interdisciplinary twists and ironies, and paints a vivid picture of the intellectual world of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain.--
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Kidd, Colin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Ideas in context
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
115
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  • Church of England
  • Church of England
  • Mythology
  • Mythologists
  • Orientalism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139226646
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9781139226646
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unknown
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1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781139226646
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)963672942
Label
The world of Mr Casaubon : Britain's wars of mythography, 1700-1870, Colin Kidd, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139226646
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139226646
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781139226646
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)963672942

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