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By Iain McCalman

Iain McCalman(ed.)

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

McCalman (Australian nationwide Univ.) has assembled a global group of specialists, from fields as assorted as political historical past, pop culture, literature, faith, and drugs, in an effort to create a huge reference paintings at the Romantic age in Britain. the 1st a part of the e-book comprises thematic essays grouped into 4 various sections. Eschewing facile generalizations concerning the Romantic period, the authors didn't search to strengthen a unmarried unified subject matter; particularly, they sought to regard topics less than broader headings comparable to "Transforming Polity and Nation" and "Culture, intake, and the Arts." through focusing the essays during this model, McCalman simply manages to keep up an inner coherence between subject matters. The essays themselves are of top of the range and replicate the newest scholarship. the second one a part of the publication comprises alphabetical entries of occasions, personalities, ideas, and tendencies in a couple of matters. Of specific curiosity are references to the folks and associations that make up the "radical" non secular and political events of the period, comparable to Thomas Spence, Joseph Brothers, and Joanna Southcott, and many of the societies they joined or encouraged. geared toward a large viewers, this ebook is a invaluable reference software. instructed for all public and educational libraries.

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But there is a distinctive story to be told of the way that the events of the 1790s translated the *French Revolution into a dual challenge to the authority of the British state—from domestic reformers on the one hand, and from the strains of fighting arguably the most extensive and demanding *war [2] in British history (the loss of life among servicemen was proportionately higher than in the First World War). This story details how the language of political conflict in Britain is transformed as French events bring to British political discourse both the universalism of 1776 and 1789 and, increasingly, a set of broader social demands; how the reactions of the government and the political élite encouraged the development of an extensive extra-parliamentary reform movement, parts of which, by the end of the decade, learnt that the language of reform had become indistinguishable from that of *insurrection and revolution; and how the British state, in mobilizing its resources for the war with France and reacting to the threat of domestic disorder, was able to draw on a language of *patriotism reinvested with meaning by the war and rooted in a series of practical initiatives and institutions.

This meant that for several generations British radicalism would take a broadly popular rather than a class form, and that it could forge significant temporary links with populist parliamentarians such as Sir Francis *Burdett and Henry *Hunt. Indeed, the most striking example of this co-operative activity was the resurgence of organized political radicalism in the years 1817–19, during which extra-parliamentary politics was dominated first by petitions and ‘remonstrances’ and subsequently by the spread of mass meetings (culminating in the *Peterloo massacre in August 1819), ending in a satirical frenzy prompted by the *Queen Caroline affair (when George IV attempted to divorce his wife) and in a new series of acts against workers’ organizations and the popular press.

From the 1790s to 1815 it achieved this on an unprecedented scale, but most of its activities were similar in kind to those it had undertaken throughout the century. One major difference, however, was that it had to secure exponential increases in taxation and popular mobilization in a period in which the legitimacy of the established order was continually challenged by extra-parliamentary movements. To do this required a recasting of the traditional relationship between a patrician governing élite and its subject people.

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