Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social by Henry Stead and Edith Hall,Henry Stead,Edith Hall

By Henry Stead and Edith Hall,Henry Stead,Edith Hall

Greek and Roman Classics within the British fight for Social Reform offers an unique and punctiliously argued case for the significance of classical rules, schooling and self-education within the own improvement and actions of British social reformers within the nineteenth and primary six many years of the twentieth century. often drawn from the reduce echelons of the center classification and the main aspirational artisanal and working-class circles, the sought after reformers, revolutionaries, feminists and educationalists of this period, faraway from relating to schooling in Latin and Greek because the shield of the higher periods and inherently reactionary, have been constantly encouraged through the Mediterranean Classics and contested the monopoly on entry to them frequently claimed by means of the rich and aristocratic elite.

The essays, numerous of which draw on formerly overlooked and unpublished assets, hide literary figures (Coleridge, the 'Cockney Classicist' poets together with Keats, and Dickens), diverse cultural media (burlesque theatre, body-building, banner artwork, poetry, journalism and fiction), issues in social reform (the desirability of revolution, suffrage, poverty, social exclusion, women's rights, healthcare, eugenics, city making plans, race kinfolk and employees' education), in addition to political affiliations and businesses (Chartists, exchange Unions, the WEA, political events together with the Fabians, the Communist get together of significant Britain and the Labour Party).

The 16 essays during this quantity repair to the heritage of British Classics many of the subject's ideological complexity and instrumentality in social development, a prior that's badly wanted within the present debates over the way forward for the self-discipline. individuals contain experts in English Literature, heritage, Classics and Art.

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