Virtue and Vice in Academic Memory: Lord Acton and Charles Oman

@article{Saarloos2016VirtueAV,
  title={Virtue and Vice in Academic Memory: Lord Acton and Charles Oman},
  author={L{\'e}jon Saarloos},
  journal={History of Humanities},
  year={2016},
  volume={1},
  pages={339 - 354}
}
This article argues that notions of virtue and vice were central to scholarly debates about what it took to be a historian in Britain at the turn of the nineteenth century. Moreover, in an attempt at combining the study of academic memory cultures with the rapidly growing interest of historians in epistemic virtues and vices, this article aims to show that epistemic virtues are best studied in constellations, rather than in isolation. It does this through an analysis of how Lord Acton (1834… Expand
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