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by Ashley Marshall

Swift and History: Politics and the English Past download ebook
ISBN:
110710176X
ISBN13:
978-1107101760
Author:
Ashley Marshall
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Cambridge University Press (April 27, 2015)
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294 pages
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Swift and History book. Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. He read a vast amount of history and uses historical examples copiously in his own works

Swift and History book. He read a vast amount of history and uses historical examples copiously in his own works. This study traces Swift's classical and modern historiograp Swift has been said to have little interest in history; his attempts to write it have been disparaged and his desire to become Historiographer Royal ridiculed.

Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. Common Law theory emerged at a time when modern English society and the modern state were taking shape

Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. This study traces Swift's classical and modern historiographical inheritance; analyses his unsuccessful attempt to write a history of England; and offers radical re-reading of his History of the Four Last Years of the Queen. Common Law theory emerged at a time when modern English society and the modern state were taking shape. Political power became increasingly centralized and the ideology of absolutism was making inroads not only on the continent of Europe, but also in England.

Swift has been said to have little interest in history; his attempts to write it have been disparaged and his desire to become Historiographer Royal ridiculed.

Ashley Marshall’s Swift and History negotiates an impressive wealth of primary and secondary sources, regularly signposting its own .

Ashley Marshall’s Swift and History negotiates an impressive wealth of primary and secondary sources, regularly signposting its own distinct route around a Swift we haven’t quite seen before-or, at least, certain of whose features we haven’t seen in this particular light. Swift’s authorial inscription of the past is seen here as a tool for framing the constitutional problems of his day.

Swift and History: Politics and the English Past by Ashley Marshall. Published: 1 January 2017.

The true history of satire in its great age is not a history at al.

The true history of satire in its great age is not a history at all. Rather, it is a collection of episodic little histories . In The Practice of Satire in England, 1658–1770, Ashley Marshall explores how satire was conceived and understood by writers and readers of the period.

Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift

Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. Studying Swift and history enables a deeper understanding of his authoritarian and historiographically Tory outlook – and how it changed when Swift’s party fell from power in 1714. ashley marshall is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is the author of The Practice of Satire in England, 1658–1770 (2013) Why write a book on Swift and history? Swift’s attempts to ‘do’ history were few, and scholars have uniformly judged the results to be unimpressive, unworthy of serious attention.

Ashley Marshall specializes in British literature of the long 18th century (1660-1800) and she is especially interested in. .

Ashley Marshall specializes in British literature of the long 18th century (1660-1800) and she is especially interested in studying that literature in its historical and political contexts. Her first book, The Practice of Satire in England, 1658-1770, focuses principally on poetry. It also covers plays, novels and nonfiction prose. She recently published a second monograph, entitled Swift and History: Politics and the English Past, and now is at work on a study of political journalism (1695-1720), a stepping-stone to a book on the culture of politics in the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14)

Why write a book on Swift and history? Swifts attempts to do history. Cambridge University Press 978-1-107-10176-0 - Swift and History: Politics and the English Past Ashley Marshall Excerpt More information

Why write a book on Swift and history? Swifts attempts to do history. were few, and scholars have uniformly judged the results to be unimpres- sive, unworthy of serious attention. Cambridge University Press 978-1-107-10176-0 - Swift and History: Politics and the English Past Ashley Marshall Excerpt More information.

Swift has been said to have little interest in history; his attempts to write it have been disparaged and his desire to become Historiographer Royal ridiculed. Ashley Marshall argues that history mattered enormously to Swift. He read a vast amount of history and uses historical examples copiously in his own works. This study traces Swift's classical and modern historiographical inheritance; analyses his unsuccessful attempt to write a history of England; and offers radical re-reading of his History of the Four Last Years of the Queen. A systematic analysis of Swift's view of 'authority' is highly revealing. His attitudes toward power and authority, sovereigns' and subjects' rights, parliamentary representation, and succession are reflected in his lifelong engagement with and pervasive use of the past. Studying Swift and history enables a deeper understanding of his authoritarian and historiographically Tory outlook - and how it changed when Swift's party fell from power in 1714.