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Antiquaries : the discovery of the past in eighteenth-century Britain

Author: Rosemary Sweet
Publisher: London : Hambledon and London, 2004.
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"Eighteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of interest in its own past, a past now expanded to include more than classical history and high politics. Antiquaries, men interested in all aspects of the past, added a distinctive new dimension to literature in Georgian Britain in their attempts to reconstruct and recover the past. Corresponding and publishing in an extended network, antiquaries worked at preserving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sweet, Rosemary.
Antiquaries.
London : Hambledon and London, 2004
(OCoLC)607060255
Named Person: Richard Gough; William Stukeley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Sweet
ISBN: 1852853093 9781852853099
OCLC Number: 52993232
Description: xxi, 473 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The rise of the antiquary --
People --
Antiquarian societies --
The ancient Britons --
The Romans in Britain --
The Anglo-Saxons --
The Middle Ages --
Preservation --
Popularisation --
Achievement.
Responsibility: Rosemary Sweet.
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Eighteenth-century Britain saw an explosion of interest in its own past, a past now expanded to include more than classical history and high politics. "Antiquaries" is the definitive account of a  Read more...

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