An Oxford Companion to The Romantic Age: British Culture by Iain McCalman, Jon Mee, Gillian Russell, Clara Tuite, Kate

By Iain McCalman, Jon Mee, Gillian Russell, Clara Tuite, Kate Fullagar, Patsy Hardy

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

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This does not mean that those who participated were die-hard loyalists. On the contrary, while there may have been a genuine and deep fear of a French invasion amongst some, it is equally likely that the compliance of these men and women was conditional. They probably valued their participation more than the loyalty which others inferred from it, and to this extent the government inevitably aroused expectations of popular involvement which it would find embarrassing after the end of the war. Moreover, it provided a language of patriotism, national interest, and *constitutionalism which, if not quite the universalist set of rights that Paine offered, could none the less mobilize powerful lobbies against the government in times of peace.

Radical Underworld: Prophets, Revolutionaries and Pornographers in London, 1795‒1840, Cambridge, 1988; Philp, M. ), 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.

There was some consolation for the government late in November 1792 in the form of the *Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, an independent initiative by John *Reeves, a London magistrate. Reeves published a series of loyal resolutions in several of the London papers, and suggested that meetings to pass similar resolutions might be held throughout the country, to which there was a widespread favourable response. Local associations played an active role in initiating prosecutions of radical printers, booksellers, and activists, and in the circulation of loyalist tracts.

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