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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History

Editors: Finn, M., Lobban, M., Taylor, J.B., Bourne Taylor, J. (Eds.)

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This innovative book draws together literature, law and economic and social history to investigate the meanings and uses of legitimacy in nineteenth-century Britain. This broad range of essays highlights the ways in which contested narratives and interested performances shaped the idea of legitimate authority during this period.

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TIMOTHY ALBORN Professor of History, Lehman College, University of New York City, USA MICHAEL LOBBAN Professor of Legal History, Queen Mary, University of London, UK RANDALL MCGOWEN Professor of History, University of Oregon, USA ROHAN MCWILLIAM Senior Lecturer in British and American History, Anglia Ruskin University, UK JOSEPHINE MCDONAGH Professor of English Literature, King's College, University of London, UK MARGOT FINN Professor of Modern British history, University of Warwick, UK JENNY BOURNE TAYLOR Professor of English, University of Sussex, UK

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'...several of the essays offer interesting and worthwhile material... Perhaps, most appealing to literary scholars will be Jo McDonagh's 'On Settling and Being Unsettled: Legitimacy and Settlement around 1850'. A subtle analysis of the languages of settlement in George Coode's 1851 parliamentary report on the New Poor Law and Charles Dickens' 1852-3 novel Bleak House , this essay exemplifies interdisciplinary scholarship at its best.' - Routledge ABES June 2011


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Nineteenth-Century Law, Literature and History
Editors
  • M. Finn
  • M. Lobban
  • J. Bourne Taylor
  • Jenny Bourne Taylor
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27725-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230277250
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57652-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36639-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 191
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