Romantic Imperialism: Universal Empire and the Culture of Modernity

Romantic Imperialism: Universal Empire and the Culture of Modernity

by Saree Makdisi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521586046

ISBN-13: 9780521586047

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The years between 1790 and 1830 saw over 150 million people brought under British Imperial control, and one of the most momentous outbursts of British literary and artistic production, announcing a new world of social and individual traumas and possibilities. This book traces the emergence of new forms of imperialism and capitalism as part of a culture of

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Overview

The years between 1790 and 1830 saw over 150 million people brought under British Imperial control, and one of the most momentous outbursts of British literary and artistic production, announcing a new world of social and individual traumas and possibilities. This book traces the emergence of new forms of imperialism and capitalism as part of a culture of modernization in the period, and looks at the ways in which they were identified with, and contested in, Romanticism, through original readings of texts by Wordsworth, Blake, Byron, Shelley and Scott.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521586047
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #27
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: universal empire; 2. Home imperial: Wordsworth's London and the spot of time; 3. Wordsworth and the image of nature; 4. Waverley and the cultural politics of dispossession; 5. Domesticating exoticism: transformations of Britain's Orient, 1785–1835; 6. Beyond the realm of dreams: Byron, Shelley and the East; 7. William Blake and the universal empire; 8. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography.

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