The Clothing of Clio: A Study of the Representation of History in Nineteenth-century Britain and Fra (BOK)

Stephen Bann

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Originally published in 1984, The Clothing of Clio is concerned with the wide variety of ways in which the past was represented in Britain and France in the nineteenth century. This was a period of unprecedented historical-mindedness, in which novelists, poets, painters, collectors, as well as historians, took the past as their subject matter. Dr Bann argues that the concrete vision of the past should be studied across the whole field of representation. He shows that, with the advent of the nineteenth century, there comes into existence a historical poetics - a set of linguistic procedures in the broadest sense employed to communicate and enhance the 'reality' of the past - which can be understood primarily through techniques of rhetorical analysis. This highly original and provocative study will interest a wide range of readers including professional historians and historiographers, as well as any serious reader concerned with the broad cultural issues of nineteenth-century Europe.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Stephen Bann
Forlag
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
ISBN 9780521180887
Antall sider 210 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 320 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general, Historiography