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The Resource Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot

Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot

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Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian
Title
Britannia's issue
Title remainder
the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian
Statement of responsibility
Howard D. Weinbrot
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Language
eng
Summary
"Howard D. Weinbrot's Britannia's Issue chronicles the developing confidence in British letters and values from the 1660s to the 1760s. His range of evidence includes biblical, classical, economic, English, French, and Scottish sources that help to show eighteenth-century Britain's movement away from classical and towards native values and models in an expanding nation. He demonstrates that Dryden's Essay of Dramatick Poesie reflects nationalist aesthetics, that Pope's Rape of the Lock affirms domestic harmony while rejecting Homeric violence, and that Windsor Forest sings unRoman peaceful expansion through trade. Thereafter, he makes plain how Dryden, Gray, and Collins naturalize the Greek ode, how philosemitism and its limits help to illuminate Handel's Israel in Egypt and Smart's Song to David, and how post-Culloden "Celtomania" influenced Macpherson's Ossian poems. These and other works belong to a united kingdom that respects the classics but regards them only as one part of Britain's literary and genetic synthesis. This learned and lucidly written book offers revisionist but historically grounded interpretations of important works within complex and varied eighteenth-century British cultures."--Jacket
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Weinbrot, Howard D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Nativism in literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Great Britain
Label
Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moderns, ancients, and the secular: the limits of southern hegemony -- The spiritual: truth was not the inclination of the first ages -- An ambition to excel -- The making of the modern canon -- Dryden's "Essay of dramatick poesie:" the poetics of nationalism -- Homeric wars -- The "pax Romana" and the "pax Britannica": The ethics of war and the ethics of trade -- "Windsor forest" and "The rape of the lock" -- Greek jockeys and British heroes: the rise and fall of the Pindaric ode -- Odes to the nation and the north: Dryden, Collins, and Gray -- The house of David and the house of St. George: philosemitism, Hebrews, and Handel -- Beyond the Hebrew leaven: Smart and the God in Christ -- Celtic Scotland -- Ossian in Scotland, Great Britain, and modern Europe: joining Britannia's issue -- Conclusion. Synthesizing all the nations under heaven
Control code
26858226
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 625 pages
Isbn
9780521325196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1582075
Label
Britannia's issue : the rise of British literature from Dryden to Ossian, Howard D. Weinbrot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moderns, ancients, and the secular: the limits of southern hegemony -- The spiritual: truth was not the inclination of the first ages -- An ambition to excel -- The making of the modern canon -- Dryden's "Essay of dramatick poesie:" the poetics of nationalism -- Homeric wars -- The "pax Romana" and the "pax Britannica": The ethics of war and the ethics of trade -- "Windsor forest" and "The rape of the lock" -- Greek jockeys and British heroes: the rise and fall of the Pindaric ode -- Odes to the nation and the north: Dryden, Collins, and Gray -- The house of David and the house of St. George: philosemitism, Hebrews, and Handel -- Beyond the Hebrew leaven: Smart and the God in Christ -- Celtic Scotland -- Ossian in Scotland, Great Britain, and modern Europe: joining Britannia's issue -- Conclusion. Synthesizing all the nations under heaven
Control code
26858226
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 625 pages
Isbn
9780521325196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1582075

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