Continuity and Anachronism: Parliamentary and Constitutional Development in Whig Historiography and in the Anti-Whig Reaction Between 1890 and 1930

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 1978 - History - 441 pages
Several ofthe themes of this study have been treated in earlier publica tions, some by means of a general analysis and some through a detailed handling of problems raised by a particular theme or historian. Both the more general theoretical treatment of the theme and the concrete historiographical treatment are, I think, indispensable aids to the proper understanding of the development of historical scholarship in nineteenth-and twentieth-century England. There are a number of problems in a concrete historiographical approach: there is first the mass of historians to be faced, and then the immense amount of historical themes dealt with in various periods. As a guideline through the tangle of themes we chose the historiography on the development of the English parliament. We can only hope that we have made a responsible choice of the historians concerned. Un fortunately it was not always possible for us to give extensive biogra phies of some of the more recent historians, as several 'papers' are still firmly in the possession of families, and a number of them mus- despite of years - still be labelled 'confidential.' The Pollard Papers in the London Institute of Historical Research thus remained inaccessible. Fortunately the lack was partly compen sated by some important material being found apart from these Papers.
 

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Contents

THE PRESUPPOSITIONS OF WHIG HISTORICAL WRITING
1
CRITICISM OF THE FEATURES OF WHIG HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION ANACHRONISM FINALISM AND HISTORICAL CONTINUITY
3
B THE RELATIVIZATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY
34
Seeleys approach and Gardiners method
36
W Cunningham and G Unwin
43
JH Round and GW Prothero
51
WHIG HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY A MYTH ABOUT A MYTH?
72
1 Macaulay and the Glorious Revolution
111
4 Efficiency and administrative professionalism
228
LAW AND HISTORY FW MAITLAND A MAITLANDS ROAD TO HISTORY
240
B LAW AND HISTORY INCOMPATIBLE?
248
C MAITLAND VERSUS ANACHRONISMS
263
A LIBERAL REVALUATION OF THE TUDOR MONARCHY A F POLLARD
274
ENGLISH FREEDOM AND ITS FETTERED BIRTH Somerset and Henry VIII
282
2 Pollards Liberalism and Tudor Efficiency
292
1 In the steps ofFW Maitland
302

a The 19thcentury topicality of George HI
123
3 Cromwell and the Civil War
140
THE OXFORD SCHOOL W STUBBS EA FREEMAN AND J R GREEN
153
g Stubbss synthesis of medieval constitutional development
156
3 Stubbss parliamentary thesis
161
4 Background of Stubbss views
170
5 EA Freeman and JR Green
186
TRADITION DISCREDITED
196
B OLD LIBERALISM AS CONSERVATIVE REALISM
206
C WHIGGERY VERSUS GLADSTONIAN LIBERALISM
211
IDEALISM AND REALISM EFFICIENCY USED AS AN IDEOLOGY AGAINST TRADITION
215
2 Power and Efficiency
218
3 Efficiency and Empire
222
2 Pollards confusing abundance
308
3 Pollard and his critics
316
D POLLARDISM THE REFORMATION PARLIAMENT
328
ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY T F TOUT
345
A MIRROR OF THE TIMES
347
C T F TOUT AND THE FRENCH HISTOIRE EVENEMENTIELLE
350
D T F TOUT AND HIS ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
355
THE LIMITS OF ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY AND THE ILLUSIONS OF SPECIALIZATION
361
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AF POLLARDS WRITINGS
374
SOURCES AND LITERATURE
398
INDEX OF NAMES
435
INDEX OF SUBJECTS
440
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