Land, Nation and Culture, 1740–1840

Thinking the Republic of Taste

  • Peter de Bolla
  • Nigel Leask
  • David Simpson

About this book


Over the last twenty years, critics and historians of the late Eighteenth-century have developed a multidisciplinary approach to the history of culture. This dialogue between literary critics and theorists, art historians and social historians is remapping the relations between culture and society, politics and aesthetics, law and representation. These essays by twelve internationally known scholars return 'Taste' to a central position in the discussion of nation, culture and aesthetics in the period.


aesthetics cultural history culture Great Britain law Narrative novel poetry society William Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter de Bolla
    • 1
  • Nigel Leask
    • 2
  • David Simpson
    • 3
  1. 1.King’s CollegeCambridgeEngland
  2. 2.University of GlasgowScotland
  3. 3.Department of EnglishUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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