Chapter 2. Romanticism and Empire

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Saree Makdisi Professor

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch2

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Makdisi, S. (2009) Romanticism and Empire, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. UCLA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563

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Keywords:

  • Romanticism and Empire;
  • Romantic Age - coming to a sudden end and shifting towards empire;
  • empire – not Romanticism's only area of interest but an obsession in the Romantic period;
  • Romanticism as cultural counterweight – in a materially and economically progressive age;
  • late eighteenth-century Orientalism;
  • Southey's assessment of reality of England's material progress;
  • Macaulay's reading of Southey's Colloquies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading