Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian Philosophy

Religion, Society and Politics

Authors: Loader, Helen

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  • Presents the Victorian writer and reformer Mary Ward (Mrs Humphry Ward) as a Greenian woman by examining the philosophy of Thomas Hill Green 
  • Provides insight into how Victorian and early-Edwardian women overcame gendered boundaries to participate in debates about British idealism
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine Mrs Humphry Ward's contribution to British society
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This book examines Mary Ward’s distinctive insight into late-Victorian and Edwardian society as a famous writer and reformer, who was inspired by the philosopher and British idealist, Thomas Hill Green. As a talented woman who had studied among Oxford University intellectuals in the 1870s, and the granddaughter of Dr Arnold of Rugby, Mrs Humphry Ward (as she was best known) was in a unique position to participate in the debates, issues and events that shaped her generation; religious doubt and Christianity, educational reforms, socialism, women’s suffrage and the First World War. Helen Loader examines a range of biographical sources, alongside Mary Ward’s writings and social reform activities, to demonstrate how she expressed and engaged with Greenian idealism, both in theory and practice, and made a significant contribution to British Society.


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Helen Loader is a member of the Centre for the History of Women’s Education, based in the University of Winchester, UK.

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“This very welcome scholarly, yet highly readable, biography brings cohesion to Mary Ward's prolific writings and actions by exploring them as being underpinned by the idealist philosophy of Thomas Hill Green. It is a must for all those interested in the history of women in education, religion, philosophy, social work and politics.” (Ruth Watts, Emeritus Professor of History of Education, University of Birmingham, UK)

“Mary Ward was a profoundly important maverick in the late-Victorian and Edwardian struggles for women’s suffrage. This book does a great deal to return Ward to her correct place in our current understanding of those crucial debates. It is particularly welcome that this book explores Ward’s place within the British idealist and New Liberal movements, through its exploration of Ward’s neglected debts to the Advanced Liberal Thomas Hill Green.” (Colin Tyler, Director of the Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism, Hull University, UK)

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mrs Humphry Ward and Greenian Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Religion, Society and Politics
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14109-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14109-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14108-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 281
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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