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Description - Romantic Wars by Philip Shaw

This is a collection of eight specially-commissioned essays focusing on the relations between British Romantic culture (poetry, fiction, painting, and non-fictional prose) and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The book takes, as its central thesis, the idea that Romanticism is facilitated and conditioned by a culture of hostility. Whether this is manifested in Blakean visions of "mental warfare", or in socio-historical reflections on the links between conflict and nationhood, the essays in this volume seek to correct a prevailing assumption that the culture of this period is unaffected by discourses of violence. Through a combination of individual case studies - detailed readings of warfare in Coleridge, Byron, Charlotte Smith and Austen - and wider-ranging survey discussions, including essays on the representation of the British sailor and war poetry by women, the collection offers a reflection on the texts and contexts of the first "Great War".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840142662
ISBN-10: 1840142669
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw, University of Leicester, UK Philip Shaw, Stephen C. Behrendt, Jacqueline M. Labbe, David Collings, Geoff Quilley, Mark Rawlinson, Diego Saglia, Eric C. Walker.

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