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Herbert ButterfieldHistorian as Dissenter$
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C.T. McIntire

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300098075

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300098075.001.0001

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Art and Science

Art and Science

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(p.27) 2 Art and Science
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Herbert Butterfield
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C. T. McIntire

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300098075.003.0002

This chapter focuses on a traumatic period in Butterfield's academic life—the academic year 1922–1923. Within the intimacies of the college, Temperley took charge of him and began to turn him into a historian. In the Cambridge of those years, the importance of the college surpassed that of the university. In the humanities, the college was the primary employer, and the writing of prize essays and election to a college fellowship were sufficient to set a person apart for the academic life. It was still unthinkable, and ungentlemanly, for a first-rate student in the humanities to study for the Ph.D., even though Cambridge had begun to offer such studies in history. Amidst the tension within Cambridge created by the movement towards the professionalization of the discipline of history, Butterfield inhabited an ambiguous space. Temperley acted to make him into a professional historian while the college continued to make him into a gentleman.

Keywords:   traumatic period, academic life, Temperley, Cambridge, humanities

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