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Singing to the king : the politics of songs in eighteenth-century Britain c. 1723-1795

Horgan, Kate


This study analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Traditionally marginalized in accounts of the ballad and the role of the ballad in literary culture, the political song will be situated as a multivalent phenomenon. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history and deploying a neo{u00AD}Platonic framework which highlights the utilitarian power of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d61203c98c6b
Access Rights: Open Access


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