Samuel Johnson by J. C. D. Clark
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Samuel Johnson
By J. C. D. Clark

Samuel Johnson

Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the Restoration to Romanticism

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Samuel Johnson by J. C. D. Clark

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This book offers an analysis of the life and thought of the writer Samuel Johnson from an historian's viewpoint, reversing the orthodoxy which has dominated the subject for over thirty years. Jonathan Clark, who has written extensively on English and American religion, ideology and politics in the eighteenth century, presents here a Johnson strikingly different from the apolitical, pragmatic and eccentric figure who emerges from the pages of most students of English literature. Johnson's commitments and conflicts in religion and politics, obscured since Macaulay, are reconstructed; his role in the literary dynamics of his age is revealed against a new context for English cultural politics between the Restoration and the age of Romanticism. This book will therefore be of interest not only to Johnsonians but to historians of ideas and students of English literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521473040
ISBN-10: 0521473047
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Politics of Samuel Johnson by J. C. D. Clark Politics of Samuel Johnson, Hardback (June 2012)

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Imperial Origins of the King's Church in Early America 1607-1783 by J. C. D. Clark Imperial Origins of the King's Church in Early America 1607-1783, Hardback (February 2004)

This volume provides a revisionist interpretation of the King's church as an instrument of imperial policy and an examination of the the civil and ecclesiastical agencies and leaders who implemented the policies for the development and supervision of the church in the American colonies.

Jacobite Movement in Scotland and in Exile, 1746-1759 by J. C. D. Clark Jacobite Movement in Scotland and in Exile, 1746-1759, Hardback (October 2003)

The principal conclusion of this book is that the Jacobite Movement persisted as a viable threat to the British state, and was perceived as such by its opponents to 1759.

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