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    DescriptionIn this volume of interdisciplinary essays, leading scholars examine the radical tradition in British literary culture from the English Revolution to the French Revolution. They chart continuities between the two periods and examine the recuperation of ideas and texts from the earlier period in the 1790s and beyond. Contributors utilize a variety of approaches and concepts: from gender studies, the cultural history of food and diet and the history of political discourse, to explorations of the theatre, philosophy and metaphysics. This volume argues that the radical agendas of the mid-seventeenth century, intended to change society fundamentally, did not disappear throughout the long eighteenth century only to be resuscitated at its close. Rather, through close textual analysis, these essays indicate a more continuous transmission.


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    Title
    Radicalism in British Literary Culture, 1650-1830
    Subtitle
    From Revolution to Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Timothy Morton, Edited by Nigel Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521120876
    ISBN 10: 052112087X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC classification: PR
    BIC subject category V2: HRCM
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY, CHRN/ERLY18
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25740
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 820
    DC22: 820.9358
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVG, DSB
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Timothy Morton is Professor of English at Rice University, Houston.
    Review quote
    "This collection of essays is uniformly lucid, engaging, and densely documented ... it offers a rich tapestry representing strains of radical thought." Seventeenth-Century News
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction Timothy Morton and Nigel Smith; Part I. From Revolution: 1. 'May the last king be strangled in the bowels of the last priest': irreligion and the English Enlightenment, 1649-1789 Justin Champion; 2. Radicalism and replication Nigel Smith; 3. The plantation of wrath Timothy Morton; 4. They became what they beheld: theodicy and regeneration in Milton, Law and Blake Donald John; 5. Fasting women: the significance of gender and bodies in radical religion and politics, 1650-1813 Jane Shaw; Part II. To Revolution: 6. John Thelwall and the revolution of 1649 Michael Scrivener; 7. Women's private reading and political action, 1649-1838 Charlotte Sussman; 8. The strange career of Richard 'Citizen' Lee: poetry, popular radicalism, and enthusiasm in the 1790s Jon Mee; 9. William Cobbett, John Clare, and the agrarian politics of the English revolution James McKusick; 10. 'Not a reforming patriot but an ambitious tyrant': representations of Cromwell and the English republic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Peter Kitson; 11. The republican prompt: connections in English radical culture Paul Hamilton.