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The Resource Swift and history : politics and the English past, Ashley Marshall, (electronic resource)

Swift and history : politics and the English past, Ashley Marshall, (electronic resource)

Label
Swift and history : politics and the English past
Title
Swift and history
Title remainder
politics and the English past
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Marshall
Title variation
Swift & History
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Swift has been said to have little interest in history; his attempts to write it have been disparaged and his desire to become Historiographer Royal ridiculed. Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. He read a vast amount of history and uses historical examples copiously in his own works. This study traces Swift's classical and modern historiographical inheritance; analyses his unsuccessful attempt to write a history of England; and offers radical re-reading of his History of the Four Last Years of the Queen. A systematic analysis of Swift's view of 'authority' is highly revealing. His attitudes toward power and authority, sovereigns' and subjects' rights, parliamentary representation, and succession are reflected in his lifelong engagement with and pervasive use of the past. Studying Swift and history enables a deeper understanding of his authoritarian and historiographically Tory outlook - and how it changed when Swift's party fell from power in 1714.--
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Marshall, Ashley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Tory Party (Great Britain)
  • Politics and literature
  • Historiography
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Swift and history : politics and the English past, Ashley Marshall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316182161
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
1. Swift and the historians, ancient and modern -- 2. Swift, Temple, and the history of England -- 3. The uses of history in Swiftian satire and polemic -- 4. "Swift's rhapsodical Tory-book" : the aims and motives of The History of the Four Last Years of the Queen -- 5. Swift and authority -- Conclusion: Swift's Tory historiography
Control code
CR9781316182161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 282 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
9781107499270
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)908633310
Label
Swift and history : politics and the English past, Ashley Marshall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316182161
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
1. Swift and the historians, ancient and modern -- 2. Swift, Temple, and the history of England -- 3. The uses of history in Swiftian satire and polemic -- 4. "Swift's rhapsodical Tory-book" : the aims and motives of The History of the Four Last Years of the Queen -- 5. Swift and authority -- Conclusion: Swift's Tory historiography
Control code
CR9781316182161
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 282 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
9781107499270
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)908633310

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