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Title The country and the city revisited : England and the politics of culture, 1550-1850 / edited by Gerald MacLean, Donna Landry, Joseph P. Ward.

Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  820.9358 COUN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: the country and the city revisited, c. 1550-1850 / Gerald MacLean, Donna Landry and Joseph P. Ward -- 2. Imagining the metropolis in Elizabethan and Stuart London / Joseph P. Ward -- 3. The peripatetic muse: internal travel and the cultural production of space in pre-revolutionary England / Andrew McRae -- 4. The Cookes and the Brookes: uses of portraiture in town and country before the Civil War / Robert Tittler -- 5. Digger writing and rural dissent in the English Revolution: representing England as a common treasury / David Loewenstein -- 6. "Gulfes, Deserts, Precipices, Stone": Marvell's "Upon Appleton House" and the contradictions of "nature" / Robert Markley -- 7. Enthusiasm and Enlightenment: of food, filth, and slavery / Nigel Smith -- 8. "What is the country?": patriotism and the language of popularity during the English militia reform of 1757 / Eliga Gould -- 9. Who's making the scene? Real people in eighteenth-century topographical prints / Richard Quaintance -- 10. Imperial georgic, 1660-1789 / Karen O'Brien -- 11. The gentleman planter and the metropole: Long's History of Jamaica (1774) / Elizabeth A. Bohls -- 12. Crown forests and female georgic: Frances Burney and the reconstruction of Britishness / Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook -- 13. "Wild outcasts of society": the transit of the Gypsies in Romantic period poetry / Anne F. Janowitz -- 14. Afterword: moving stories, still lives / John Barrell.
Summary "Between 1550 and 1850, the great age of mercantilism, the English people remade themselves from a disparate group of individuals and localities divided by feudal loyalties, dialects and even languages, into an imperial power. Examining literature, art, and social life, and returning to ground first explored by Raymond Williams in his seminal work, The Country and the City Revisited traces this transformation. It shows that what Williams figured as an urban-rural dichotomy can now be more satisfactorily grasped as a permeable boundary. While the movement of sugar, tobacco, and tea became ever more deeply interfused with the movement of people, through migration and the slave trade, these commodities initiated new conceptions of space, time, and identity. Spanning the traditional periods of the Renaissance and Romanticism, this collection of essays offers interdisciplinary perspectives on central issues of early modern English history."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author MacLean, Gerald M., 1952-
Landry, Donna.
Ward, Joseph P., 1965-
Subject Williams, Raymond. Country and the city.
English literature -- History and criticism.
Country life in literature.
Politics and culture -- England -- History.
City and town life -- England -- History.
City and town life in literature.
Country life -- England -- History.
Art, English.
England -- Civilization.
Variant Title England and the politics of culture, 1550-1850.
ISBN 0521592011 (hbk.)