Historical Literatures: Writing About the Past in England, 1660-1740 Noelle Gallagher

ISBN: 9780719087622

Published: October 2nd 2012

Hardcover

256 pages


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Historical Literatures: Writing About the Past in England, 1660-1740  by  Noelle Gallagher

Historical Literatures: Writing About the Past in England, 1660-1740 by Noelle Gallagher
October 2nd 2012 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780719087622 | 9.28 Mb

Historical Literatures recovers a rich, vibrant, and complex tradition of Restoration and early-eighteenth century English historical writing. Highlighting the wide variety of historical works being printed and read in England between the years ofMoreHistorical Literatures recovers a rich, vibrant, and complex tradition of Restoration and early-eighteenth century English historical writing.

Highlighting the wide variety of historical works being printed and read in England between the years of 1660 and 1740, it demonstrates that many of the genres that we now view primarily as literary–verse satire and panegyric, memoir, scandal and chronicle–were also being used to represent historical phenomena.In surveying some of this periods historical literatures, it argues that many satirists, secret historians, and memoirist made their choice of historical subject matter a topic of explicit commentary, presenting themselves as historians or inscribing their works in an English historical tradition.

By responding to other varieties of history in this self-conscious way, writers like Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, Delarivier Manley, Daniel Defoe, and John Evelyn were able to pioneer influential new techniques for representing their nations past.



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