Philip Shaw's Romantic Wars: Studies in Culture and Conflict, 1793–1822 PDF

By Philip Shaw

Romantic Wars is a set of 8 especially commissioned essays targeting the kin among British Romantic tradition (poetry, fiction, portray, and non-fictional prose) and the progressive and Napoleonic wars. when lately a lot consciousness has been paid to the effect of the French Revolution on British Romanticism, relatively little has been written concerning the results of battle. This publication takes, as its principal thesis, the concept that Romanticism is facilitated and conditioned via a tradition of hostility. even if this can be manifested in Blakean visions of 'mental warfare', or in socio-historical reflections at the hyperlinks among clash and nationhood, the essays during this quantity search to right a winning assumption that the tradition of this era is unaffected by means of discourses of violence. via a mix of person case experiences - unique readings of war in Coleridge, Byron, Charlotte Smith and Austen - and wider-ranging survey discussions, together with essays at the illustration of the British sailor and warfare poetry by way of ladies, the ebook presents a well timed mirrored image at the texts and contexts of the 1st 'Great War'. The booklet is aimed toward literary experts and historians operating within the components of Romanticism and eu heritage. it is going to additionally entice common readers with an curiosity in early nineteenth-century writing and British culture.

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Romantic Wars is a suite of 8 especially commissioned essays concentrating on the family among British Romantic tradition (poetry, fiction, portray, and non-fictional prose) and the progressive and Napoleonic wars. while in recent times a lot awareness has been paid to the impression of the French Revolution on British Romanticism, relatively little has been written concerning the results of conflict.

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