The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795

1st Edition

By Kate Horgan


272 pages

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Hardback: 9781848934795
pub: 2014-05-01
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Horgan analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history, the utilitarian power of songs emerges across four major case studies.

About the Series

Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution

The series examines how these two intimately related genres were used to explore and disseminate new political ideas in a period of Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution.

Scholars working within the disciplines of English, history, music, Celtic studies, and politics will find the series of interest, as will researchers whose wider concerns pertain to cultural history, anthropology and the history of philosophy, communication, and linguistics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain