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The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

K. P. Van Anglen and James Engell (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The book reveals the extent to which writers we call “romantic” venerate and use the classics to serve their own ends in transforming poetry, epic, the novel, mythology, politics, and issues of race, ... More

The Cultural Work of EmpireThe Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State

Carol Watts

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625642
eISBN:
9780748671717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625642.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book argues that the Seven Years' War (1756–63) produced an intense historical consciousness within British cultural life regarding the boundaries of belonging to community, family and nation. ... More

Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Erik Simpson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book proposes the mercenary as a meeting point of psychological, national, and ideological issues that connected the severed nations of Britain and America following the American Revolution. ... More

Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Alison Lumsden

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641536
eISBN:
9780748651610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Walter Scott's startlingly contemporary approach to theories of language and the creative impact of this on his work are explored in this new study, which examines the linguistic diversity and ... More

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