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Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845
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Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Porscha Fermanis and John Regan

Abstract

Historians and literary scholars tend to agree that British intellectual culture underwent a fundamental transformation between 1770 and 1845. Yet they are unusually divided about the nature of that transformation and whether it is best understood as an epistemic rupture from, or a continuous dialogue with, the long eighteenth century. This volume rethinks the ways in which we understand the historical writing and the historical consciousness of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain by arguing that British historicism developed largely in quasi and para-historical genres such a ... More

Keywords: history, historicism, historiography, Romantic history, Romanticism, aesthetics, philosophy of history, philosophy of literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687084
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Porscha Fermanis, editor
University College, Dublin

John Regan, editor
Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

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