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Introduction: ‘the less known, but equally romantic, regions of the north’

  • Cian Duffy
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Abstract

The Introduction surveys existing scholarship on Anglo-Nordic relations during the period in question and establishes our argument about the centrality of cultural exchange to the development of romanticisms and romantic nationalisms in Britain and the Nordic countries. It focuses on key elements such as the development of antiquarian interest in the ancient culture of the North during the eighteenth century, the emergence of new ‘romantic’ attitudes to nature and society, and the transformative impact on Britain and ‘the North’ of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.English LiteratureLund UniversityLundSweden

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