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The Resource Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot, (electronic resource)

Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot, (electronic resource)

Label
Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian
Title
Britannia's issue
Title remainder
the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian
Statement of responsibility
Howard D. Weinbrot
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This, Howard D.Weinbrot's magnum opus, draws on a large range of material to chronicle the developing confidence in British national literature from the 1670s to the 1770s. Using varied biblical, classical, English, economic, French, historical, literary, philosophical, political and Scottish sources, Professor Weinbrot shows that one of the central trends of eighteenth-century Britain was the movement away from classical towards native values and models. He demonstrates for example that Dryden's Essay of Dramatick Poesy reflects nationalist aesthetics, that Pope's Rape of the Lock affirms domestic peace while rejecting Homeric violence, and that Windsor Forest sings un-Roman peaceful expansion through trade. This learned and lucidly written book offers revisionist but historically grounded interpretations of these and many other important works. It also helps to characterize the complex and varied culture in eighteenth-century Britain.--
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Weinbrot, Howard D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Macpherson, James
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Nativism in literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Great Britain
Label
Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511553554
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moderns, ancients, and the secular: the limits of southern hegemony -- The spiritual: truth was not the inclination of the first ages -- An ambition to excel -- The making of the modern canon -- Dryden's "Essay of dramatick poesie:" the poetics of nationalism -- Homeric wars -- The "pax Romana" and the "pax Britannica": The ethics of war and the ethics of trade -- "Windsor forest" and "The rape of the lock" -- Greek jockeys and British heroes: the rise and fall of the Pindaric ode -- Odes to the nation and the north: Dryden, Collins, and Gray -- The house of David and the house of St. George: philosemitism, Hebrews, and Handel -- Beyond the Hebrew leaven: Smart and the God in Christ -- Celtic Scotland -- Ossian in Scotland, Great Britain, and modern Europe: joining Britannia's issue -- Conclusion. Synthesizing all the nations under heaven
Control code
CR9780511553554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 625 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521034104
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826989
Label
Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511553554
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moderns, ancients, and the secular: the limits of southern hegemony -- The spiritual: truth was not the inclination of the first ages -- An ambition to excel -- The making of the modern canon -- Dryden's "Essay of dramatick poesie:" the poetics of nationalism -- Homeric wars -- The "pax Romana" and the "pax Britannica": The ethics of war and the ethics of trade -- "Windsor forest" and "The rape of the lock" -- Greek jockeys and British heroes: the rise and fall of the Pindaric ode -- Odes to the nation and the north: Dryden, Collins, and Gray -- The house of David and the house of St. George: philosemitism, Hebrews, and Handel -- Beyond the Hebrew leaven: Smart and the God in Christ -- Celtic Scotland -- Ossian in Scotland, Great Britain, and modern Europe: joining Britannia's issue -- Conclusion. Synthesizing all the nations under heaven
Control code
CR9780511553554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 625 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521034104
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726826989

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