Cover for  Thomas Frederick Tout (1855–1929): refashioning history for the twentieth century
Categories

Publishing information

ISBN-13
978-1-912702-03-9
Date of first publication
2019-09-02
doi
10.14296/919.9781912702039

Publishing information

ISBN-13
978-1-909646-99-5
Date of first publication
2019-09-02
Physical Dimensions

Synopsis

Thomas Frederick Tout (1855–1929) was arguably the most prolific English medieval historian of the early twentieth century. The son of an unsuccessful publican, he was described at his Oxford scholarship exam as ‘uncouth and untidy’; however he went on to publish hundreds of books throughout his distinguished career with a legacy that extended well beyond the academy. Tout pioneered the use of archival research, welcomed women into academia and augmented the University of Manchester’s growing reputation for pioneering research.

This book presents the first full assessment of Tout’s life and work, from his early career at Lampeter to his work in Manchester and his wide-ranging service to the study of history. Selected essays take a fresh and critical look at Tout’s own historical writing and discuss how his research shaped, and continues to shape, our understanding of the middle ages, particularly the fourteenth century. The book concludes with a personal reflection on Tout by his grandson, Tom Sharp.

Chapters

  • Introduction
    Caroline M. Barron
  • 1. The early years and Wales’s history
    Ralph A. Griffiths
  • 2. Thomas Frederick Tout at Lampeter: the making of a historian
    William Gibson
  • 3. The Manchester School of History: Tout’s contribution to the pedagogy of academic history
    Peter Slee
  • 4. Tout and Manchester University Press
    Dorothy J. Clayton
  • 5. T. F. Tout and the idea of the university
    H. S. Jones
  • 6. ‘Dear Professor Tout…’: letters from Tout’s students during the First World War
    Christopher Godden
  • 7. Tout and the reign of Edward II
    Seymour Phillips
  • 8. Tout and the royal favourites of Edward II
    J. S. Hamilton
  • 9. Tout and the middle party
    Paul Dryburgh
  • 10. Tout and the higher nobility under the three Edwards
    Matt Raven
  • 11. Tout and the exchequer
    Nick Barratt
  • 12. Tout and seals
    John McEwan
  • 13. Tout’s administrators: the case of William Moulsoe
    Elizabeth Biggs
  • 14. Institutionalizing history: T. F. Tout’s involvement with the Royal Historical Society and the Historical Association
    Ian d’Alton
  • 15. T. F. Tout and the Dictionary of National Biography
    Henry Summerson
  • 16. Tout’s work as a reviewer
    John D. Milner† and Dorothy J. Clayton
  • 17. T. F. Tout and literature
    D. Vance Smith
  • 18. The homage volume of 1925 – looking back and looking forward
    Joel T. Rosenthal
  • 19. Reflections on my grandfather, the historian T. F. Tout
    Tom Sharp

This series

Currently viewing
Cover for  Thomas Frederick Tout (1855–1929): refashioning history for the twentieth century
Cover for  Empty Spaces: perspectives on emptiness in modern history
Empty Spaces: perspectives on emptiness in modern history
Courtney J. Campbell, Allegra Giovine, Jennifer Keating
2 September 2019
Cover for  Gender in medieval places, spaces and thresholds
Gender in medieval places, spaces and thresholds
Victoria Blud, Diane Heath, Einat Klafter
3 January 2019
Cover for  Ravenna: its role in earlier medieval change and exchange
Ravenna: its role in earlier medieval change and exchange
Judith Herrin, Jinty Nelson
7 November 2017
Cover for  Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society
Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society
Elizabeth Baigent, Ben Cowell
7 September 2017
Cover for  London and Beyond: Essays in honour of Derek Keene
London and Beyond: Essays in honour of Derek Keene
Matthew Davies, James A Galloway
17 January 2017