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Radicalism in British literary culture, 1650-1830 : from Revolution to Revolution /
edited by Timothy Morton and Nigel Smith.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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x, 284 p. : ill.
ISBN
0521642159
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
isbn
0521642159
citation/reference
Bentley, G.E., William Blake and his circle (Blake: an illustrated quarterly), v. 39, no. 1, p. 25
contents note
Introduction / Timothy Morton and Nigel Smith -- 'May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest': irreligion and the English Enlightenment, 1649-1789 / Justin Champion -- Radicalism and replication / Nigel Smith -- The plantation of wrath / Timothy Morton -- They became what they beheld: theodicy and regenation in Milton, Law and Blake / Donald John -- Fasting women: the significance of gender and bodies in radical religion and politics, 1650-1813 / Jane Shaw -- John Thelwall and the Revolution of 1649 / Michael Scrivener -- Women's private reading and political action, 1649-1838 / Charlotte Sussman -- The strange career of Richard 'Citizen' Lee: poetry, popular radicalism and enthusiasm in the 1790s / Jon Mee -- William Cobbett, John Clare and the agrarian politics of the English Revolution / James C. McKusick -- 'Not a reforming patriot but an ambitious tyrant': representations of Cromwell and the English Republic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Peter J. Kitson -- Afterword: the republican prompt: connections in English radical culture / Paul Hamilton.
catalogue key
4640106
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This collection of essays is uniformly lucid, engaging, and densely documented ... it offers a rich tapestry representing strains of radical thought." Seventeenth-Century News
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This study examines the radical tradition in British literary culture from the English Revolution to the French Revolution. It charts continuities between the two periods and examines the recuperation of ideas and texts from the earlier period in the 1790s and beyond. The volume argues that the radical agendas of the mid-seventeenth century, intended to change society fundamentally, did not disappear throughout the long eighteenth-century, only to be resuscitated at its close. Rather, through close textual analysis, these essays indicate a more continuous transmission.
Main Description
In this volume of interdisciplinary essays, leading scholars examine the radical tradition in British literary culture from the English Revolution to the French Revolution. They chart continuities between the two periods and examine the recuperation of ideas and texts from the earlier period in the 1790s and beyond. Contributors utilize a variety of approaches and concepts: from gender studies, the cultural history of food and diet and the history of political discourse, to explorations of the theatre, philosophy and metaphysics. This volume argues that the radical agendas of the mid-seventeenth century, intended to change society fundamentally, did not disappear throughout the long eighteenth-century only to be resuscitated at its close. Rather, through close textual analysis, these essays indicate a more continuous transmission.
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An examination of the radical tradition in British literary culture from the English Revolution to the French Revolution, and charts continuities between the two periods.
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Examines the radical tradition in British literary culture from the English Revolution to the French Revolution. It charts continuities between the two periods and examines the recuperation of ideas and texts from the earlier period in the 1790s and beyond. This volume argues that the radical agendas of the mid-seventeenth century, intended to change society fundamentally, did not disappear throughout the long eighteenth-century only to be resuscitated at its close. Rather, through close textual analysis, these essays indicate a more continuous transmission.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
From Revolution
'May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest': irreligion and the English Enlightenment, 1649-1789
Radicalism and replication
The plantation of wrath
They became what they beheld: theodicy and regeneration in Milton, Law and Blake
Fasting women: the significance of gender and bodies in radical religion and politics, 1650-1813
To Revolution
John Thelwall and the revolution of 1649
Women's private reading and political action, 1649-1838
The strange career of Richard 'Citizen' Lee: poetry, popular radicalism, and enthusiasm in the 1790s
William Cobbett, John Clare, and the agrarian politics of the English revolution
'Not a reforming patriot but an ambitious tyrant': representations of Cromwell and the English republic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
The republican prompt: connections in English radical culture
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