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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

British Romantic Literature and the Emerging Modern Greek Nation

Authors: Grammatikos, Alexander

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  • Shifts traditional focus from Romantic engagement with Ancient Greece to Modern Greece
    Emphasizes the ways that early nineteenth-century British literature about contemporary Greece helped to strengthen British-Greek intercultural relations and, ultimately, to situate Greece within a European sphere of influence 
    Uses comparatist theories of nationalism and cultural identity and a new historicist approach that highlights the political, cultural, and sociological dimensions of literary production

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About this book

British Romantic Literature and the Emerging Modern Greek Nation makes an original contribution to the field of British Romantic Hellenism (and Romanticism more broadly) by emphasizing the diversity of Romantic-era writers’ attitudes towards, and portrayals of, Modern Greece. Whereas, traditionally, studies of British Romantic Hellenism have predominantly focused on Europe’s preoccupation with an idealized Ancient Greece, this study emphasizes the nuanced and complex nature of British Romantic writers’ engagements with Modern Greece. Specifically, the book emphasizes the ways that early nineteenth-century British literature about contemporary Greece helped to strengthen British-Greek intercultural relations and, ultimately, to situate Greece within a European sphere of influence.

About the authors

Alexander Grammatikos is Instructor at Langara College, Vancouver, Canada.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Grammatikos, Alexander

    Pages 1-27

  • Caught Between East and West: Negotiating Modern Greek Identity in Ida Ida of Athens of Athens and Anastasius Anastasius

    Grammatikos, Alexander

    Pages 29-66

  • “It Never Entered into My Head That You Were Going to Annex Any Romaic Specimens to Your Poem”: Lord Byron , John Cam Hobhouse , and the Politicization of Greek Language, Literature, and Learning

    Grammatikos, Alexander

    Pages 67-104

  • There’s No Place Like Homeland: Victimized Greek Women, the Greek War of Independence , and the Limits of European Philhellenism

    Grammatikos, Alexander

    Pages 105-156

  • All Roads Lead to Constantinople: Re-historicizing Greek–British Relations in The Travellers and The Last Man

    Grammatikos, Alexander

    Pages 157-192

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90440-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90439-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Romantic Literature and the Emerging Modern Greek Nation
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90440-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90440-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90439-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 221
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