Poetry and the Idea of Progress, 1760–90

Poetry and the Idea of Progress, 1760–90

‘Poetry and the Idea of Progress, 1760-1790’ explores under-examined relationships between poetry and historiography between 1760 and 1790. These were the decades of Hugh Blair’s ‘Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian, the Son of Fingal’ (1763) and ‘Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres’ (1783), Thomas Percy’s ‘Reliques of Ancient English Poetry’ (1765), Adam Ferguson’s ‘Essay on the History of Civil Society’ (1767) and Lord Monboddo’s… (more)

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Publisher: Anthem Press (April 04, 2018)

Page count: 222 pages

Language: English


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