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Volume 21


Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries
in the Early Modern Era

Kevin L. Cope

Book Review Editor
Scott Paul Gordon

ISSN 1065-3112
Set ISBN-10: 0-404-64400-7
Set ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64400-0

Click here to view contents for volumes 1–20.

“. . . belongs in the library of every university that takes the study of the Enlightenment seriously.”

—The East-Central Intelligencer

“Its contents remain delightfully eclectic.”

—Devoney Looser, Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900, on volume 17

1650–1850: Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era takes a focused but multidisciplinary approach to the “long eighteenth century,” the two hundred years during which the writers and artists explored, developed, and represented a complex program of modernization or “Enlightenment.” Covering a period that begins with the revolutionary thought of Thomas Hobbes and the surprising establishment of a Commonwealth government and that ends with the careers of William Wordsworth and Lord Byron, 1650–1850 publishes essays treating the aesthetic and philosophical side of this period of deep social transformation. This annual includes studies on the literature, philosophy, theology, art, music, architecture, and personalities of the period. It publishes many essays on British topics but also includes studies from various cultures, from Vietnam and Romania to Peru and the arctic. It seeks to discover connections among the various arts and intellectual pursuits and also to provide a venue for specialized studies not suitable for less experimental journals. 1650–1850 always includes fifteen to twenty extended reviews, reviews that examine major scholarly studies and editions in detail and with robust honesty.

Volume 21
August 2014
ISBN-10: 0-404-64421-x
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64421-5
Cloth $163.50


List of Illustrations
Foreword from the Editor
Dawn Morgan, Empirical Testing and Novelistic Becoming: Joseph Glanvill’s Evidence Concerning Witches and their Familiars
Matthew Binney, The “New” Nature in the Language of Travel: Domingo Navarrete’s and John Locke’s Natural Law Rhetoric
John J. Burke Jr., Caricaturing the Vanity of Human Prayers in Juvenal, Dryden, and Johnson: The Ups and Downs of Poetic Imitation
Tom Jones, Berkeley and the Value of the Arts
Mary Ann Rooks, “My Apologies for this Inconvenient Abducton”: Rakish Reformation in Sarah Fielding’s History of Ophelia
John Pruitt, Robert Dodsley: Eighteenth-Century Play Collector and Theater Historian
Melissa Smith, Stewarding Affective Landscapes in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho
Zebulun Q. Weeks, John Adams and the Balance
A. G. Monaco, The American Pioneer Farmer: It Is Time to Kill the Myth

Special Feature
On Sacred Space
Edited and Introduced by
Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz
Special feature introduction
Hilary Teynor Donatini, The Holy House of Loreto: Politics and Idolatry in the Long Eighteenth Century
Chris Mounsey, A True-Born English Sacred Space: Multiple Metaphors of Hawksmoor’s Steeples in Early Eighteenth-Century London
William Stargard, Display and Contemplation of Clarissan Spirituality: Bernard Vittone at Santa Chiara in Turin
Michael Mulryan, Parisian Sacred Space in L.-S. Mercier’s Tableau de Paris
Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz, Religious Exchanges: Solomon’s Temple, Holy Land Travel, and a Georgics of Sacred Space in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century English Writingi>

Book Reviews

Ryan J. Stark: Daniel Shore , Milton and the Art of Rhetoric
Jeffrey M. Leichman: Logan J. Connors, Dramatic Battles in Eighteenth-Century France: Philosophes, Anti-Philosophes and Polemical Theatre
Anthony W. Lee: John B. Radner, Johnson and Boswell: A Biography of a Friendship and Thomas F. Bonnell, ed., The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell: Research Edition: James Boswell’s ‘Life of Johnson’: An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 3: 1776–1780
Charles Bradford Bow: Iain McDaniel, Adam Ferguson in the Scottish Enlightenment: The Roman Past and Europe’s Future
William H. Wandless: Brian Michael Norton, Fiction and the Philosophy of Happiness: Ethical Inquiries in the Age of Enlightenment
Gillen D’Arcy Wood: Philip Olleson, ed., The Journals and Letters of Susan Burney: Music and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century England
Miriam L. Wallace: Harriet Kramer Linkin, ed., Selena, by Mary Tighe: A Scholarly Edition
Michelle Faubert: Gavin Budge, Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural: Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789–1852
<Michael Kramp: Janice Carlisle, Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain


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