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Ancient or Modern, 'Ancient and Modern' : the Victorian hymn and the nineteenth century.

Watson, J. R. (2006) 'Ancient or Modern, 'Ancient and Modern' : the Victorian hymn and the nineteenth century.', Yearbook of English studies., 36 (2). pp. 1-16.


Hymns Ancient and Modern (1860-61) was one of the great literary achievements of the nineteenth century, its sales eclipsing those of every other printed book. In religion, the growing uncertainties and doubts produced a frenetic activity, shown in its constituent parts. The Latin and Greek hymns celebrated the continuity of the Church, and the claim of the Church of England to be a part of the Catholic Church; the translation of German hymns celebrated the Reformation. Behind these major divisions were assumptions about education and the role of women.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Hymns, Religion, Latin, Greek, Church, German, Reformation, Education, Women.
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Date deposited:30 May 2008
Date of first online publication:July 2006
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