Before the Empire of English: Literature, Provinciality, and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardback)
  • Before the Empire of English: Literature, Provinciality, and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardback)
zoom

Before the Empire of English: Literature, Provinciality, and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardback)

(author)
£69.99
Hardback 231 Pages / Published: 25/03/2005
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Before the Empire of English offers a broad re-examination of Eighteenth-century British literary culture, centred around issues of language, nationalism, and provinciality. It revises our tendency to take for granted the metropolitan centrality of English-language writers of this period and shows, instead, how deeply these writers were conscious of the traditional marginality of their literary tradition in the European world of culture. The book focuses attention on crucial but largely overlooked aspects of Eighteenth-century English literary culture: the progress of English topos since the death of Cowley and the cultural aspirations and anxieties it condenses; the concept of the republic of letters and its implications for issues of cultural centrality and provinciality; and the importance of cultural nationalist emphases in 'Augustan' poetics in the context of these concerns about provinciality. The book examines imperial aspirations and imaginings in the English literary culture of the period, but it shows how such aspirations are responses to provincial anxieties more so than they are marks of imperial self-assurance.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403964960
Number of pages: 231
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
Edition: 2004 ed.

You may also be interested in...

First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Eleanor Of Aquitaine
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Please, Mister Postman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How England Made the English
Added to basket
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Londoners
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The English
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
The English and their History
Added to basket
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
Added to basket
Story of Ireland
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Witches
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
She-Wolves
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.