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The Shelley-Byron circle and the idea of Europe

Stock, Paul (2010) The Shelley-Byron circle and the idea of Europe. Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9780230619630

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This book investigates how Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and their circle understood the idea of Europe. What geographical, cultural, and ideological concepts do they associate with the term? What does this tell us about politics and identity in early nineteenth-century Britain? In addressing these questions, Paul Stock challenges prevailing nationalist interpretations of Romanticism, but without falling prey to imprecise alternative notions of cosmopolitanism or "world citizenship." Instead, his work accounts for both the transnational and the local in Romantic writing, reassessing the period in terms of more complex, multi-layered identity politics.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Palgrave Macmillan
Divisions: International History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 15:39
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 23:14

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