Home » The History of Freedom and Other Essays by John E.E. Dalberg Acton
The History of Freedom and Other Essays John  E.E. Dalberg Acton

The History of Freedom and Other Essays

John E.E. Dalberg Acton

Published August 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781596052246
Paperback
680 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Known as Lord Acton, John E.E. Dalberg Acton was one of the great historians of the Victorian period and one of the greatest classical historians of all time. His lifes work was advancing the history of liberty though he was never able to completeMoreKnown as Lord Acton, John E.E. Dalberg Acton was one of the great historians of the Victorian period and one of the greatest classical historians of all time. His lifes work was advancing the history of liberty though he was never able to complete his magnum opus. THE HISTORY OF FREEDOM AND OTHER ESSAYS consists of articles reprinted from various journals of his time. Additionally, Actons works include Lectures on Modern History (1906) and Historical Essays and Studies (1907), which were brought to light after his death. JOHN E.E. DALBERG ACTON (1834-1902), English scholar and historian, was denied entrance into Cambridge University because of his Roman Catholicism- he traveled to Munich, where he studied with Fr. Johann Joseph Ignaz von Dollinger. In 1895, Acton was appointed Professor of Modern History at Cambridge where he was known for his lectures, his writings for periodicals, and his personal contacts with the leading historians of the era. His impressive personal library - consisting of more than 59,000 volumes - was acquired by financier Andrew Carnegie and donated to Cambridge.