Hypatia: Novels, Poems and Letters of Charles Kingsley

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Kessinger Publishing, Jul 1, 2003 - Fiction - 652 pages
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1899. Charles Kingsley was an English clergyman and novelist. He was the founding member of the Christian Socialist movement and was known for his controversy with Cardinal Newman. He was a chaplain to Queen Victoria, a rector at Eversley, Hampshire and was sympathetic to the Chartists. Hypatia is another of Kingsley's historical novels. He has in this sketch of Hypatia and her fate, closely followed authentic history, especially Socrates's account of the closing scene. The tradition that she was the wife of Isidore, the philosopher, is rejected, with Gibbon as a palpable anachronism of at least fifty years, contradicted, moreover, by the very author of it, Photius, who says distinctly after comparing Hypatia and Isidore, that Isidore married a certain "Domna."

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