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Cowling, Maurice

Overview
Works: 49 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 7,997 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Essays  Biography 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HN389, 824.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maurice Cowling
Culture and anarchy by Matthew Arnold( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matthew Arnold's famous series of essays, which were first published in book form under the title Culture and Anarchy in 1869, debate important questions about the nature of culture and society. Arnold seeks to find out what culture really is, what good it can do, and if it is really necessary. He contrasts culture, which he calls the study of perfection, with anarchy, the mood of unrest and uncertainty that pervaded mid-Victorian England." "This edition reproduces the original book version, revealing the immediate historical context and controversy of the piece. The introduction and notes broaden out the interpretative approach to Arnold's text, elaborating on the complexities of the religious context. The book also reinforces the continued importance of Arnold's ideas its influences in the face of the challenges of multi-culturalism and post-modernism."--Jacket
Mill and liberalism by Maurice Cowling( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mill and Liberalism was first published in 1963. Initial reactions varied from the uncomprehending to the splenetic. In the intervening quarter-century the intellectual climate has changed as reflected by its greatest exemplar, to warrant fresh consideration. Unlike many commentators, before or subsequently, Maurice Cowling endeavours to view Mill's thought as a coherent whole with a specific proselytising purpose, geared to the emasculation of Christianity and its replacement by a libertarian public doctrine. This interpretation aroused much contemporary hostility, and in a new introduction Cowling locates Mill and Liberalism within the broader intellectual history of post-war Britain, looking at the various strands of the 'new Right' and relating the academic to more specifically journalistic or political manifestations
The impact of Hitler : British politics and British policy, 1933-1940 by Maurice Cowling( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his book, Mr Cowling describes the relationship between British party politics and the conduct of British foreign policy between Hitler's arrival in office in 1933 and Chamberlain's resignation in May 1940. He sets British policy in the context of European, Imperial, League, national and isolational sentiments and takes account of the strategic and financial limitations within which decisions were made. He shows how far prime ministers, foreign secretaries and the cabinet responded to parliamentary criticism, and argues that, from mid-1936 onwards, foreign policy and the prospects of the party system were so intimately connected that neither can be understood in isolation from the other
1867: Disraeli, Gladstone and revolution: the passing of the second Reform Bill by Maurice Cowling( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passage of the Reform Bill of 1867 is one of the major problems in nineteenth-century British history. Mr Cowling provides a full-scale explanation, based on a wide range of archive material, including four major manuscript collections not previously used. Mr Cowling pays equal attention to the view taken by Parliament of the class structure and to the ambitions and strategies of politicians in Parliament and outside. He sets this detailed historical narrative in an analytical framework, the assumptions of which he discusses at length
The impact of labour 1920-1924; the beginning of modern British politics by Maurice Cowling( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature and limits of political science by Maurice Cowling( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nature and Limits of Political Science was Maurice Cowling's first book, originally published in 1963. In the author's words, 'it is designed to suggest ways in which political studies can be rescued from the confusion into which they have fallen in England in the last sixty years and to indicate the turns they should take if the gains which have been made in the last ten years are to be extended into the future'. It manifests the mixture of wit, candour, ironic polemic, suspicion of liberal cant and rigour of thought that was to be characteristic of all of Cowling's subsequent work, and provides a fascinating and critical overview of the study of political subjects within English universities in the mid-twentieth-century, and the strengths and weaknesses of certain patterns of thinking. It is informed by the belief that an essential preliminary to serious political explanation is to abandon the belief that those who write but do not rule would be rather better at ruling (if they had the chance) than those who do. It is about as far removed from the orthodoxies of much contemporary political science as it is possible to be. --
Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume Two: "In this volume, which is self-contained, he makes a further contribution to understanding the role which Christianity has played in modern English thought. The book is unusual in its concentration on argument. Cowling relates Christian argument to secular argument and secular argument to Christian argument, discussing Tractarianism and Ultramontanism in the context of secular humanism and pessimistic illusionlessness, and vice versa. The roles of science and history are discussed. The book is given coherence by the connected ideas of the ubiquity of religion, of literature as an instrument of religious indoctrination, and of the intimacy of the connections between the political, philosophical, literary and religious assumptions that are to be found among the leaders of the English intelligentsia."--Publisher's description
Public and private doctrine : essays in British history presented to Maurice Cowling( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result is a volume of important new studies, each of which may be read independently, which review the private cosmologies of politicians and churchmen but also the thought-world of a novelist or historian or architect. The book also situates Cowling's work in its wider environment which will aid those who are coming to it for the first time or who are trying to make sense of its complex filiations
Conservative essays( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third and concluding volume of Maurice Cowling's magisterial sequence examines three related strands of English thought - latitudinarianism, the Christian thought which has assumed that latitudinarianism gives away too much, and the post-Christian thought which has assumed that Christianity is irrelevant or anachronistic. As in previous volumes, Maurice Cowling conducts his argument through a series of encounters with individual thinkers, including Burke, Disraeli, the Arnolds, Tennyson and Tawney in the first half, and Darwin, Keynes, Orwell, Leavis and Berlin in the second. Central to the whole is Mr Cowling's contention that the modern mind cannot escape from religion. Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England represents a massive contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of modern England, of interest to historians, literary and cultural critics, theologians, philosophers, economists, as well as to that broader reading public with a serious interest in the making of the English mental landscape
Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England, Maurice Cowling defines the principles according to which the intellectual history of modern England should be written and argue that the history of Christianity is of primary importance. In this volume, which is self-contained, he makes a further contribution to understanding the role which Christianity has played in modern English thought. There are critical accounts of the thought of Toynbee, T. S. Eliot, Collingwood, Butterfield, Oakeshott, David Knowles, Evelyn Waugh and Churchill. It also contains less extended accounts of the thought of A. N. Whitehead, of Enoch Powell Minister. The book is given coherence by the connected ideas of the ubiquity of religion, of literature as an instrument of religious indoctrination, and of the intimacy of the connections between the political, philosophical, literary and religious assumptions that are to be found among the leaders of the English intelligentsia
Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Volume 1 of Religion and Public Doctrine in Modern England, Maurice Cowling defined the principles according to which the intellectual history of modern England should be written and argued that the history of Christianity was of primary importance. In this volume, which is self-contained, he makes a further contribution to understanding the role which Christianity has played in modern English thought. The book is unusual in its concentration on argument. Cowling relates Christian argument to secular argument and secular argument to Christian argument, discussing Tractarianism and Ultramontanism in the context of secular humanism and pessimistic illusionlessness, and vice versa. The roles of science and history are discussed. The book is given coherence by the connected ideas of the ubiquity of religion, of literature as an instrument of religious indoctrination, and of the intimacy of the connections between the political, philosophical, literary and religious assumptions that are to be found among the leaders of the English intelligentsia
Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by John Stuart Mill( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, Disraeli, Gladstone and revolution : the passing of the second reform bill by Maurice Cowling( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1867 [eighteenhundred sixty seven] by Maurice Cowling( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Party politics between the Wars by Michael Bentley( Recording )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Conservative future by Maurice Cowling( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and public doctrine in modern England by Maurice Cowling( Book )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Culture and anarchy
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The impact of Hitler : British politics and British policy, 1933-19401867: Disraeli, Gladstone and revolution: the passing of the second Reform BillThe impact of labour 1920-1924; the beginning of modern British politicsThe nature and limits of political scienceReligion and public doctrine in modern EnglandPublic and private doctrine : essays in British history presented to Maurice CowlingReligion and public doctrine in modern EnglandReligion and public doctrine in modern England
Alternative Names
Cowling, Maurice.

Cowling, Maurice J. 1926-

Cowling, Maurice John

Cowling, Maurice John 1926-

Cowling, Maurice John 1926-2005

Maurice Cowling Brits historicus (1926-2005)

Maurice Cowling historiador brit√°nico

Maurice Cowling historian

Languages
English (241)