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Arms and the imagination : essays on war, politics, and Anglophone culture /
Robert C. Gordon.
imprint
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; Toronto ; Plymouth, UK : Hamilton Books, a member of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, c2009.
description
xxiv, 366 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0761838376 (paperback : alk. paper), 0761841946 (e-book), 9780761838371 (paperback : alk. paper), 9780761841944 (e-book)
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imprint
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; Toronto ; Plymouth, UK : Hamilton Books, a member of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, c2009.
isbn
0761838376 (paperback : alk. paper)
0761841946 (e-book)
9780761838371 (paperback : alk. paper)
9780761841944 (e-book)
contents note
Soldiers and the dream of control -- John Milton's war in Heaven -- King, warrior, poet: the theatre of Corneille and Racine -- Orrery, Dryden, and the unachieved hero -- Jonathan Swift and the science of war -- Calliope among the civilians: Pope's mock-heroic England -- Cincinnatus recalled -- Central intelligence and social disorder: Henry Fielding's theatre of violence -- Heroism, civilian and military: the Grandison-Shandy antithesis -- Wordsworth and the roots of power -- Scott and the taming of the sword -- Apocalypse improvised: the prophecies of William Blake -- Conclusions political, military, and literary.
catalogue key
8896139
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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