The Eighteenth Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1700-1789, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Eighteenth Century

The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1700-1789, 2nd Edition

By James Sambrook

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356 pages

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This is an impressive and lucid survey of eighteenth-century intellectual life, providing a real sense of the complexity of the age and of the cultural and intellectual climate in which imaginative literature flourished. It reflects on some of the dominant themes of the period, arguing against such labels as 'Augustan Age', 'Age of Enlightenment' and 'Age of Reason', which have been attached to the eighteenth-century by critics and historians.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Science 2. Religious Idea 3. Philosophy 4. Politics and History 5. Aesthetics 6. Visual Arts 7. Models 8. Conclusion Chronology Bibliographies Individual Authors Notes on biography, major works and suggested further reading Index

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Longman Literature In English Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General