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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Deborah Payne Fisk; Jessica Munns The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26203-44-fiskREV.q4 5/28/02 2:49 PM Page 23 “Clamorous with War and Teeming with Empire”: Purcell and Tate’s Dido and Aeneas...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 117–138.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Nicholas Rogers The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26309-Rogers.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:33 PM Page 117 Caribbean Borderland: Empire, Ethnicity, and the Exotic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 139–163.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Ali Uzay Peker The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26310-Peker.q4.jw.SH 3/25/03 3:35 PM Page 139 Western Influences on the Ottoman Empire and Occidentalism in the Architecture of Istanbul...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 46–65.
Published: 01 April 2023
...—of powerful city-states and empires. The poem's primary theme is the peril faced by sailors on trading voyages, on which they provide the labor, face the dangers, but earn few of the profits. By invoking the Greco-Roman past, however, Falconer also warns his readers of the human costs of commercial...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... was to reinforce national traditions through her arts and stir pride for them in her plays. Simultaneously, her themes and characters demonstrate that England’s future strength as a center of empire depended upon the talents of those formerly marginalized—in particular, provincials and women artists. This essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... knowledge and, thereby, modern pleasure. I here try to reclaim lost classical allusions, and use lexicography, textual variants, rape and marriage laws, and social and dynastic history to illumine Tom Jones, Pamela in her Exalted Condition , and Clarissa. The historical critic thus is empirical, inductive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 30–65.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the metaphysical and empirical implications of specular display. It further reveals how mirrors functioned as cultural touchstones in critical debates over the correlation between morals and manners, authenticity and facsimile, ideal imitation and original expression, and how they thus provide fresh contextual...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 119–135.
Published: 01 April 2016
... it. This article argues that in these publications, Dunton anticipated two modern authorial postures that have competed for literary predominance ever since—one based upon empirical reasoning and institutional authority for validation, the other insisting upon the authenticity of personal experience, self...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (1): 56–72.
Published: 01 January 2010
... rebels who usurp, but ultimately cannot control, the authoritative word. Exquemelin also examines language produced by officials of empire, such as Spanish priests, English governors, and state sovereigns. Drawing parallels between their deceptive language and that of the buccaneers, Exquemelin indicates...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (3): 51–74.
Published: 01 September 2020
... mobility with his subsequent settlement(s), while concurrently encoding ideas about law, enmity, and sovereignty into geographic constructions. In Defoe’s space, theory and practice of empire are intermeshed. As I shall argue, Defoe’s representations of his hero’s achievements—both Crusoe’s astute...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 158–177.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of the late eighteenth century used the empirical approach promoted by their polite scientific education to turn their leisured travels into knowledge-finding pursuits. The specimens and observations that they brought home played an overlooked role in allowing them to shape themselves as authoritative...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 16–33.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the natural and social worlds than they had known before, which led to more empirical comparing, more systematic speculation, and more secular self-questioning. Most scholarship on Enlightenment and Pacific voyaging, however, focuses on relatively elite or well-educated thinkers who were already on the path...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2023) 47 (2): 188–215.
Published: 01 April 2023
... sociocultural developments related to the expansion of the British empire, including significant insights into the horrors of the slave trade and the cause of abolition. Falconer's legacy is one that is deeper than previously recognized. Poems protesting impressment unite Rushton's support for sailors to his...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 September 2022
... suspicion of the emperor's character. The empress utilized Prud'hon's romanticized image of her son to cast herself as the ideal Napoleonic woman and mother, thereby demonstrating her inherent virtue, reassuring the public of the empire's stability, and legitimizing her place at court on her own terms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 34–50.
Published: 01 September 2021
...’ War, which made London the center of an extensive global empire. Through an examination of proposals for and accounts of urban improvements as well as works that look to a future moment when visitors survey London's faded glories, this essay considers how imagining London in ruins—a trope thus far...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 111–115.
Published: 01 January 2009
... eighteenth century, to a grandiose and successful empire, with several important turning points along the way: the battle for Havana in 1762; the crisis of the American War of Independence in the 1770s; and the victory at Waterloo in 1815. There is a consistent effort to reframe conflict in terms...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 120–124.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Suvir Kaul Nicholas B. Dirks. The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain (Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 2006). Pp. 389. $27.95. ISBN 0-674-02166-5 Betty Joseph. Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840: Colonial Currencies of Gender (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago, 2004...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 54–60.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Juliet Shields Kenneth McNeil. Scotland, Britain, Empire: Writing the Highlands, 1760-1860 (Columbus: Ohio State Univ., 2007). Pp. 228. $41.95. ISBN 0-8142-1047-3 Matthew Wickman. The Ruins of Experience: Scotland's “Romantick” Highlands and the Birth of the Modern Witness (Philadelphia...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 120–125.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeff Strabone Mulholland James . Sounding Imperial: Poetic Voice and the Politics of Empire, 1730–1820 . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. , 2013 ). Pp. xi + 217 . $65 Copyright 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Review Essay Bardic...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (2): 96–107.
Published: 01 April 2003
... 96 97 of abstract thought over all things empirical. Clichés tend to be just that, how- ever, and in recent years more dutiful students of Kant’s philosophy have sought to rearrange the elements of this distorted picture to reveal...