An Oxford Companion to The Romantic Age: British Culture by Iain McCalman

By Iain McCalman

Iain McCalman(ed.)

For the 1st time, this leading edge reference publication surveys the Romantic Age via all features of British tradition, instead of in literary or creative phrases on my own. This multi-disciplinary process treats Romanticism either in aesthetic terms-its that means for portray, track, layout, structure, and literature-and as a old epoch of "revolutionary" ameliorations which ushered in smooth democratic and industrialized society.

McCalman (Australian nationwide Univ.) has assembled a global group of specialists, from fields as various as political background, pop culture, literature, faith, and drugs, as a way to create a wide reference paintings at the Romantic age in Britain. the 1st a part of the e-book includes thematic essays grouped into 4 assorted sections. Eschewing facile generalizations concerning the Romantic period, the authors didn't search to boost a unmarried unified subject; particularly, they sought to regard topics lower than broader headings comparable to "Transforming Polity and Nation" and "Culture, intake, and the Arts." via focusing the essays during this model, McCalman simply manages to take care of an inner coherence between subject matters. The essays themselves are of top of the range and replicate the most recent scholarship. the second one a part of the e-book comprises alphabetical entries of occasions, personalities, ideas, and tendencies in a few topics. Of specific curiosity are references to the folk and associations that make up the "radical" non secular and political routine of the period, reminiscent of Thomas Spence, Joseph Brothers, and Joanna Southcott, and a few of the societies they joined or encouraged. geared toward a large viewers, this publication is a necessary reference instrument. urged for all public and educational libraries.

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The Making of the English Working Class (1963), Harmondsworth, 1968. j. e. cook son ‘Limited’ and ‘total’ war have been terms used to indicate the massive escalation of European war that occurred between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. As descriptive categories ‘limited’ and ‘total’ war may serve well enough, but to conceptualize them is exceedingly difficult, if not impossible. One problem is that there is no absolute against which to measure ‘totality’. What is a ‘total’ threat to a society?

At the end of 1797 William *Pitt was forced to introduce a bill trebling assessed taxes, and a scheme of voluntary contributions to aid war funding was also established; but neither proved adequate to meet needs, and the following year he was forced to introduce an *income tax—leading some to accuse him of sharing the Jacobins’ disregard for the sanctity of private property. The government also faced widespread if sporadic popular protest. Food rioting was extensive from 1794 to 1796 and again from 1799 to 1801 [see *famine], and from 1795 there were riots as new regulations for registering for the militia were put into practice.

The French Revolution and British Popular Politics, Cambridge, 1991; Thompson, E. , The Making of the English Working Class (1963), Harmondsworth, 1968. j. e. cook son ‘Limited’ and ‘total’ war have been terms used to indicate the massive escalation of European war that occurred between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. As descriptive categories ‘limited’ and ‘total’ war may serve well enough, but to conceptualize them is exceedingly difficult, if not impossible. One problem is that there is no absolute against which to measure ‘totality’.

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