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‘Poetry and fiction intermixt with our history’: Druids, Patriots, and Critics in the Eighteenth Century

Martha Vandrei

in Queen Boudica and Historical Culture in Britain: An Image of Truth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816720
eISBN:
9780191858352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816720.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Historiography

This chapter focuses on the boundaries between historical and political argument. It discusses the different ways that British antiquity could be politicized by historical writers of the eighteenth ... More


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Helen Slaney

in The Senecan Aesthetic: A Performance History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198736769
eISBN:
9780191800412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736769.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The English theatrical repertoire in the eighteenth century was dominated by plays that appealed to the audience’s sympathies, showing characters experiencing everyday dilemmas rather than debating ... More


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