Historical Writing in Britain 1688-1830: Visions of History

Price, Fiona and Dew, Ben (2014) Historical Writing in Britain 1688-1830: Visions of History. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137332639

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Abstract

Historical Writing in Britain, 1688-1830 is concerned with developments in historical discourse during the long eighteenth century. The collection investigates a number of interrelated themes: the contested and unstable nature of generic boundaries surrounding historical literature; history's contribution to changing notions of national identity; and the ways that history operated as a site for the articulation of new forms of community. In order to capture the diversity of the period's understanding of history, a variety of subjects are considered including historical poetry, the historical novel, biography, and art history, as well as more conventional, 'classical' modes of historical writing. Taken together, the chapters in the volume demonstrate that eighteenth-century history shaped, and was shaped by, a series of revolutionary changes in ideas regarding historical genre, nationhood, and identity.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Fiona Price and Ben Dew, 'Introduction: Visions of History', pp. 1-17 Fiona Price, 'Making History: Social Unrest, Work and the Post-French Revolution Historical Novel, pp. 145-61. Hbk: 9781137332639 Pbk: 9781349461806 Ebk: 9781137332646
Uncontrolled Keywords: 18th Century and 19th Century Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Departments > English and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Fiona Price
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 15:17
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 14:58
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1364

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