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The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton, James Turner

Label
The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton
Title
The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton
Statement of responsibility
James Turner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton is the first major biography of this towering figure in American journalism, letters, and education. Norton was editor of the North American Review and a founder of the Nation. He was the leading American Dantist of his day, translating the Vita Nuova and the Divine Comedy in what became standard versions. He initiated art history in the college curriculum, organized the field of classical archaeology in the United States, and formulated what has come to be known in college courses as "Western Civilization."" "James Turner's biography offers the first full account of Norton's life and its significance, following him from his perilous travels across India as a young merchant to his role as his country's preeminent cultural critic - an American analogue to John Ruskin and Matthew Arnold, his close friends." "Most importantly, Turner shows how Norton developed the key ideas that still underlie the humanities, historicism, and culture and how his influence endures in America's colleges and universities because of institutions he developed and models he devised. Drawing on nearly a hundred archives in the United States, Britain, and Italy, The Liberal Education of Charles Eliot Norton reveals a new picture of the beginnings of the humanities in American higher education."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, James
Dewey number
  • 818/.409
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874
LC item number
.N66 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Criticism
  • Journalists
  • Norton, Charles Eliot
  • United States
Label
The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton, James Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The North American, the Nation, and the Nation, 1865-1868
  • Europe and Erudition, 1868-1872
  • Interlude
  • Beginning Again, 1873-1878
  • Fresh Foundations of Learning, 1878-1882
  • Olympus Ascended, 1882-1886
  • Years That Bring the Philologic Mind, 1886-1891
  • To Make Democracy Safe for the World, 1891-1895
  • The Invention of Western Civilization, 1895-1898
  • Shady Hill Again, 1898-1908
  • Prologue: The New England Clerisy
  • The Published Writings of Charles Eliot Norton
  • Shady Hill, 1786-1842
  • Cambridge and Boston, 1842-1849
  • The World, 1849-1851
  • A Merchant in the Unmaking, 1851-1855
  • Adrift, 1855-1857
  • A Literary Invalid, 1857-1861
  • Toward "A Science of Ideal Politics," 1861-1865
Control code
40668163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801861475
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The liberal education of Charles Eliot Norton, James Turner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 471-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The North American, the Nation, and the Nation, 1865-1868
  • Europe and Erudition, 1868-1872
  • Interlude
  • Beginning Again, 1873-1878
  • Fresh Foundations of Learning, 1878-1882
  • Olympus Ascended, 1882-1886
  • Years That Bring the Philologic Mind, 1886-1891
  • To Make Democracy Safe for the World, 1891-1895
  • The Invention of Western Civilization, 1895-1898
  • Shady Hill Again, 1898-1908
  • Prologue: The New England Clerisy
  • The Published Writings of Charles Eliot Norton
  • Shady Hill, 1786-1842
  • Cambridge and Boston, 1842-1849
  • The World, 1849-1851
  • A Merchant in the Unmaking, 1851-1855
  • Adrift, 1855-1857
  • A Literary Invalid, 1857-1861
  • Toward "A Science of Ideal Politics," 1861-1865
Control code
40668163
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 507 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801861475
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99011498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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