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Romantic imperialism : universal empire and the culture of modernity

Author: Saree Makdisi
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 27.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The years between 1790 and 1830 saw over a hundred and fifty million people brought under British imperial control, and one of the most momentous outbursts of British literary and artistic production, announcing a new world of social and individual traumas and possibilities. This book traces the emergence of new forms of imperialism and capitalism as part of a culture of modernisation in the late eighteenth and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saree Makdisi
ISBN: 0521584388 9780521584388 0521586046 9780521586047
OCLC Number: 36908874
Language Note: English.
Description: xv, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Universal Empire --
Home imperial: Wordsworth's London and the spot of time --
Wordsworth and the image of Nature --
Waverley and the cultural politics of dispossession --
Domesticating exoticism: transformations of Britain's Orient, 1785-1835 --
Beyond the realm of dreams: Bryon, Shelley, and the East --
William Blake and the Universal Empire --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Romanticism, 27.
Responsibility: Saree Makdisi.
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This book traces the emergence of new forms of imperialism and capitalism as part of a culture of modernisation in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. It looks at the ways in which they  Read more...

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