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    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9781108560924
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (vii, 285 Seiten)
    Series Statement: Cambridge studies in Romanticism 126
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als
    DDC: 303.48/2410509033
    Keywords: Geschichte 1759-1835 ; Orientalism / Great Britain / History ; British / India / Intellectual life / 18th century ; British / India / Intellectual life / 19th century ; Orientalism in literature ; East and West ; Englisch ; Literatur ; Kultur ; Orientalismus ; Great Britain / Intellectual life / 18th century ; Great Britain / Intellectual life / 19th century ; India / History / British occupation, 1765-1947 / Historiography ; Great Britain / Foreign relations / India ; India / Foreign relations / Great Britain ; Großbritannien ; Englisch ; Literatur ; Orientalismus ; Geschichte 1759-1835 ; Großbritannien ; Kultur ; Orientalismus ; Geschichte 1759-1835
    Abstract: How did Britons understand their relationship with the East in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? James Watt's new study remaps the literary history of British Orientalisms between 1759, the 'year of victories' in the Seven Years' War, and 1835, when T. B. Macaulay published his polemical 'Minute on Indian Education'. It explores the impact of the war on Britons' cultural horizons, and the different and shifting ways in which Britons conceived of themselves and their nation as 'open' to the East across this period. Considering the emergence of new forms and styles of writing in the context of an age of empire and revolution, Watt examines how the familiar 'Eastern' fictions of the past were adapted, reworked, and reacted against. In doing so he illuminates the larger cultural conflict which animated a nation debating with itself about its place in the world and relation to its others
    Note: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 Jul 2019) , Introduction: Britain, empire, and 'openness' to the East -- 'Those islanders' : British orientalisms and the Seven Years' War -- 'Indian details' : fictions of British India, 1774-1789 -- 'All Asia is covered in prisons' : Oriental despotism and British liberty in an age of revolutions -- 'In love with the Gopia' : Sir William Jones and his contemporaries -- 'Imperial dotage' and poetic ornament in romantic orientalist verse narrative -- Cockney translation : Leigh Hunt and Charles Lamb's eastern imaginings -- 'It is otherwise in Asia' : 'character' and improvement in picaresque fiction -- Conclusion: British orientalisms, empire, and improvement
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