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Author Simmons, Clare A., 1958-

Title Popular medievalism in romantic-era Britain / Clare A. Simmons
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xii, 233 pages) : illustrations
Series Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Contents Introduction: popular medievalism and the romantic ethos -- Rites and rights: the topography of ancient British law -- Taking medievalism home: the national melody -- Medievalism onstage in the French Revolutionary era -- The radical bestiary -- Buried alive: gothic reading and medievalist subjectivity -- Scottish lawyers, feudal law
Summary Through the consideration of canonical authors such as Blake, Scott, and Wordsworth and of lesser-studied works such as radical press writings and popular drama, this study explores the imaginative appeal of the social structures and literary forms of the Middle Ages, and how they raised awareness of Britain's tradition of freedom
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-223) and index
Notes English
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Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Political and social views.
Medievalism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Medievalism in literature.
Middle Ages in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Authors, English -- Political and social views.
English literature.
Medievalism in literature.
Middle Ages in literature.
Politics and literature.
Englische Literatur -- Geschichte 19. Jh -- Quellen und Vorbilder.
Mittelalter -- Rezeption -- Grossbritannien -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Litteratur och politik -- historia -- Storbritannien -- 1800-talet.
Engelska författare -- politiska och sociala åsikter -- historia -- 1800-talet.
Medeltiden i litteraturen.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230117068