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The Resource Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840, edited by Alex Benchimol and Gerard Lee McKeever, (electronic resource)

Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840, edited by Alex Benchimol and Gerard Lee McKeever, (electronic resource)

Label
Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840
Title
Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alex Benchimol and Gerard Lee McKeever
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first applied research volume in Scottish Romanticism, this collection foregrounds the concept of progress as 'improvement' as a constitutive theme of Scottish writing during the long eighteenth century. It explores improvement as the animating principle behind Scotlands post-1707 project of modernization, a narrative both shaped and reflected in the literary sphere. It represents a vital moment in Romantic studies, as a 'four-nations' interrogation of the British context reaches maturity. Equally, the volume contributes to a central concern in the study of Scottish culture, amplifying a critical synthesis of Romanticism and Enlightenment. The conceptual motif of improvement allows an illumination of the boundaries (and beyond) of conventional notions of Romanticism, tracing its long, evolving imbrication with Enlightenment in Scotland. Exploring the holistic treatment of improvement in Scottish literature, chapter-studies include work on agricultural improvement and processes of commercialization, polite cultural renewal and the cotton trade, an expanding print culture and spirituality in death rituals. Taken as a whole, this amounts to an interdisciplinary re-consideration of the central role of improvement in Scottish cultural history of the long eighteenth century, of interest to a wide range of scholars, reflecting the vitality of the exchange between Enlightenment and Romanticism in Scotland."--Provided by publisher.--
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Dewey number
820.914509411
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Benchimol, Alex
  • McKeever, Gerard Lee
Series statement
  • The enlightenment world
  • T&F EBS eBooks
Series volume
32
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  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • Scottish literature
  • Scotland
Label
Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840, edited by Alex Benchimol and Gerard Lee McKeever, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781351056427
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351056427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020294071
Label
Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840, edited by Alex Benchimol and Gerard Lee McKeever, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781351056427
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
Control code
9781351056427
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351056427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020294071

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