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Romantic Atheism : Poetry and Freethought, 1780-1830.

Author: Martin Priestman; Marilyn Butler; James Chandler
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring links between Romanticism and the first burst of outspoken atheism in Britain, Priestman examines the major Romantic poets in their most intellectually radical periods, and many contemporary poet-intellectuals and controversialists. Above all, he conveys Romantic atheism's excitement and dramatic appeal to new developments in politics, science and comparative mythology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Priestman; Marilyn Butler; James Chandler
ISBN: 9780511050367 0511050364 1280158875 9781280158872
OCLC Number: 437063349
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The atheism debate, 1780 ... 1800; CHAPTER 2 Masters of the universe: Lucretius, Sir William Jones, Richard Payne Knight and Erasmus Darwin; CHAPTER 3 And did those feet? Blake in the 1790s; CHAPTER 4 The tribes of mind: the Coleridge circle in the 1790s; CHAPTER 5 Whatsoe'er is dim and vast: Wordsworth in the 1790s; CHAPTER 6 Temples of reason: atheist strategies, 1800 ... 1830; CHAPTER 7 Pretty paganism: the Shelley generation in the 1810s; Conclusion. Glossary of theological and other termsNotes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism.

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Exploring links between Romanticism and the first burst of outspoken atheism in Britain, Priestman examines the major Romantic poets in their most intellectually radical periods, and many contemporary poet-intellectuals and controversialists. Above all, he conveys Romantic atheism's excitement and dramatic appeal to new developments in politics, science and comparative mythology.

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