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dc.contributor.authorNixon, Mark-
dc.description.abstractSamuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) has traditionally been viewed as a quintessential late Victorian historian. His subject was politics, his methods consisted of empirical research in the archives, he wrote the kind of dry narratives being propounded in the newly professionalised discipline, and his account of the past was coloured by his religious and political biases. Such characterisations are, however, very wide of the mark. They have been constructed from the study of the context of his life. Through a close reading of the full range of his texts, it is possible to deconstruct this dominant image and put in its place a very different account of his thought, his methods and his writing. Gardiner was influenced by German Idealist philosophy, and as a result his interests lay in intellectual currents, his methods of analysis rested on the Fichtean dialectical method coupled with a dedication to insights derived from empathy and the imagination, and he understood the power of literary representation.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen
dc.subject.lcshHistorians Englanden
dc.subject.lcshGardiner, Samuel Rawson 1829-1902en
dc.titleTheory and method in the work of Samuel Rawson Gardineren
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.contributor.affiliationSchool of Arts and Humanities-
dc.contributor.affiliationHistory and Politics-
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