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Nineteenth Century: A Monthly Review

Published 1877-1901; title changed to Nineteenth Century and After in 1901. Signed articles. Monthly. ‘One of the most important and distinguished monthlies of serious thought in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.’ Contributors were ‘the major public intellectuals and opinion-makers of the day.’ (See DNCJ, where all quotations appear, for further information and references to additional sources; online edition ProQuest British Periodicals.)

Froude, J. A.“Life and Times of Thomas Becket (Part I).” Nineteenth Century, 1, no. 4: (June 1877): 548–62.
        This is the first of Froude’s six-part essay. There is a citation on the first page to Materials for the History of Thomas Becket, ed. James Craigie Robertson (1876) in the Rolls series. In Froude’s ‘A Few Words on Mr Freeman’ (April 1879) complaining of E. A. Freeman’s virulent critique of this essay (in Saturday Review), he explains that he merely sought to draw attention to Robertson’s volume, and not to write a full biography or history.
Froude, J. A.“Life and Times of Thomas Becket (Part II).” Nineteenth Century, 1, no. 5: (July 1877): 843–56.
Froude, J. A.“Life and Times of Thomas Becket (Part III).” Nineteenth Century, 2, no. 6: (August 1877): 15–27.
Froude, J. A.“Life and Times of Thomas Becket (Part IV).” Nineteenth Century, 2, no. 7: (September 1877): 217–29.
Froude, J. A.“The Murder of Thomas Becket (Part V).” Nineteenth Century, 2, no. 8: (October 1877): 389–410.
Froude, J. A.“Life and Times of Thomas Becket (Part VI, Concl.).” Nineteenth Century, 2: (November 1877): 669–91.
Howell, George.“THE HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION.” Nineteenth Century, 4, no. 17: (July 1878): 19–39.
        Discusses the history of secret societies, in the context of contemporary debate about socialist politics.
Froude, J. A.“A Few Words on Mr. Freeman.” Nineteenth Century, 5, no. 26: (April 1879): 618–37.
        Froude’s 20-page letter to the editor of NC, explaining the purpose of his series on Becket, and answering Freeman’s charges published in the Saturday Review.
Lecky, W. E. H.“The History of the Evangelical Movement.” Nineteenth Century, 6, no. 30: (August 1879): 280–92.
        Responds to W. E. Gladstone’s recent article on the Evangelical movement (BQR 1879), in particular passages contradicting Lecky’s book on 18thc England.
Froude, J. A.“A Cagliostro of the Second Century [Emperor Alexander].” Nineteenth Century, 6, no. 33: (September 1879): 551–70.
        Essay on the Greek mystic Alexander of Abonotichus (105-170 CE).
Jacobs, Joseph.“THE GOD OF ISRAEL: A HISTORY.” Nineteenth Century, 6, no. 31: (September 1879): 481–503.
        This study of Judaism since the classical period discusses the history of the religion and the effects of outside cultures on Judaism overtime.
Lubbock, John.“THE HISTORY OF MONEY.” Nineteenth Century, 6, no. 33: (November 1879): [790]-810.
        Beginning in the classical period with a system of barter and exchange, then moving to the use of paper money and coinage; also discusses the invention of banks. Includes a discussion of the monetary systems of the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Greeks and others.
Paget, James.“ESCAPE FROM PAIN: THE HISTORY OF A DISCOVERY.” Nineteenth Century, 6, no. 34: (December 1879): 1119–32.
        Addresses the history of pain relief (late 18th c -mid 19th c.) and focuses mostly on nitrous and chloroform and other gaseous forms of pain relief.
“History and Biography.” Nineteenth Century, 8, no. 42: (August 1880): 327–32.
        Reviews 10 different works by looking at each author of the work and what he or she accomplished in the given work. The first book reviewed is Lord Minto’s edition of the Life and Letters of Gilbert Elliot, first Earl of Minto, from 1807 to 1814.
Froude, J. A.“Ireland.” Nineteenth Century, 8, no. 43: (September 1880): 341–69.
        Seven hundred years of English mistreatment of Ireland in 29 pages, with extensive coverage of Gladstone and current events.
Cockburn, A. E.“THE CHASE-ITS HISTORY AND LAWS.” Nineteenth Century, 8, no. 44: (October 1880): 550–63.
        History of hunting in the context of contemporary discussions of the game laws. First of two parts.
Cockburn, A. E.“THE CHASE-ITS HISTORY AND LAWS.” Nineteenth Century, 8, no. 46: (December 1880): 955–70.
        Second of two parts.
Froude, J. A.“An Unsolved Historical Riddle [Antonio Perez] (Part I).” Nineteenth Century, 13, no. 74: (April 1883): 635–52.
        First of a two part article (continued May 1883) on the 16th century Spanish statesman Antonio Perez.
Jessopp, Augustus.“To Write the History of the Mendicant Orders in England.” Nineteenth Century, 14, no. 77: (July 1883): 98–100.
        Examines the history of the gospel-preaching Mendicant Order, focusing mainly on St. Francis. 13th and 14th century.
Smith, Goldwin.“THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF CANADA.” Nineteenth Century, 20, no. 113: (July 1886): 14–32.
        Focuses on the colony of Canada in 18th century and discusses the Church’s role in government, British conflict with the French and with the Americans, shifts in political power over time, and the structure of government.
Hunter, W. W.“THE RUIN OF AURANGZEB; OR THE HISTORY OF A REACTION.” Nineteenth Century, no. 123: (May 1887): 702–18.
        This article focuses on the reign of Aurangzeb, a Mughal Ruler of 1658-1707. Includes an examination of the Mughal Empire prior to his reign, the religious and military policies he put in place, and the end of the reign.
Gladstone, W. E.“Lecky’s History of England in the Eighteenth Century.” Nineteenth Century, 0, no. 124: (June 1887): 919–36.
        Gladstone observes that W. H. Lecky’s book is well-researched, unbiased, and insightful, while noting specific problems and oversights, including the fact that Lecky did not give an adequate account of Pitt’s life.
Gladstone, W. E.“INGRAM’S HISTORY OF THE IRISH UNION.” Nineteenth Century, 0, no. 128: (October 1887): 445–69.
        Gladstone finds weaknesses in J. Dunbar Ingram’s work.
Jessopp, Augustus.“English Economic History.” Nineteenth Century, 25, no. 146: (April 1889): 617–21.
        Jessopp applauds Sir William Ashley for producing one of the first books to approach economic history with the theories and ideas it does. Also observes that it is original, well sourced, well-written, and contains a wide array of useful facts. Published 1888.
Forbes, Archibald.“The Inner History of the Waterloo Campaign.” Nineteenth Century, 33, no. 193: (March 1893): 416–29.
        Discusses the claims and arguments of the American author (John Codman Ropes) and offers some historical context to the work. Judges the book well-researched and perceptive.
Harrison, Frederick.“The History of Trade Unionism.” Nineteenth Century, 35, no. 208: (June 1894): 956–58.
        Praises Sidney and Beatrice Webb’s book for being well documented, easy to read, thorough, complete, solid, and well arranged. ‘The book is a genuine history’.
Berkeley, George F. H.“THE ABYSSINIAN QUESTION AND ITS HISTORY.” Nineteenth Century, 53, no. 311: (January 1903): 79–97.
        Discussion of a history of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) by M. Hugues Le Roux, entitled Menelik et Nous. It focuses mainly on the 19th century; examines the country before, during, and after European intervention and discusses the unification of Ethiopia, paying detailed attention to battles and political issues.
Fortescue, J. W.“HISTORY AND WAR OFFICE REFORM.” Nineteenth Century, 54, no. 322: (December 1903): 908–18.
        This article examines the British military from 1689- 1899 and looks at the changes of the War Office in this period. Includes discussion of military reform and examines changes in tactics and administration.
Wilson, Philip.“THE FLIGHT OF THE EARLS: AN UNSOLVED PROBLEM OF HISTORY.” Nineteenth Century, 55, no. 325: (March 1904): 479–91.
        Discusses the 1607 departure of the Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell from Ireland and how this watershed event created religious conflict.
Longford, Joseph H.“THE HISTORY OF PORT ARTHUR.” Nineteenth Century, 55, no. 326: (April 1904): 618–29.
        Account of the battles over Port Arthur (Liao Tung Peninsula, in China) involving Russians, Japanese, and Koreans spanning from 1870-1890s.
Suyematsu, Kencho.“HOW RUSSIA BROUGHT ON WAR: A COMPLETE HISTORY.” Nineteenth Century, 56, no. 331: (September 1904): 341–63.
        First of two parts: Focuses on the things that Russia has done since the 1890s to bring about the war (Russo-Japanese War). Concluded in the October 1904 issue.
Marten, C. H. K.“THE STUDY OF HISTORY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.” Nineteenth Century, 58, no. 344: (October 1905): 583–99.
        Comments on earlier weaknesses in the teaching of history at Eton and elsewhere, but notes recent improvements and celebrates the virtues of an education in history, including the history of the Empire.