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On the 150th anniversary of the death of the English historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay, Robert Sullivan offers a portrait of a Victorian life that probes the cost of power, the practice of empire, and the impact of ideas. Devoting his huge talents to gaining power - above all for England and its empire - made Macaulay's life a tragedy. Sullivan offers an unsurpassed study of an afflicted genius and a thoughtful meditation on the modern ethics of power.... 189, 390; The Iliad, 252, 306, 390 homosexuality/homosexuals, 148a€“149, 482 honors and prizes: craven Scholarship, 31; ... 404 Hume, David, works: The Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 386; a€œThe Essay on Miracles, a€ 386 Hunt, anbsp;...

Author:Robert E Sullivan
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2010-03-09


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