The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 1, Gothic in the Long Eighteenth Century (Hardcover)

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By Angela Wright (Editor), Dale Townshend (Editor)
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This first volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic provides a rigorous account of the Gothic in Western civilisation, from the Goths' sacking of Rome in 410 AD through to its manifestations in British and European culture of the long eighteenth century. Written by international cast of leading scholars, the chapters explore the interdisciplinary nature of the Gothic in the fields of history, literature, architecture and fine art. As much a cultural history of Gothic as an account of the ways in which the Gothic has participated within a number of formative historical events across time, the volume offers fresh perspectives on familiar themes while also drawing new critical attention to a range of hitherto overlooked concerns. From writers such as Horace Walpole and Ann Radcliffe to eighteenth-century politics and theatre, the volume provides a thorough and engaging overview of early Gothic culture in Britain and beyond.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108472708
ISBN-10: 1108472702
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2020
Pages: 516
Language: English