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$45.00

Hardcover

01 May 2014

280 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823257676


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Imagined Sovereignties

Toward a New Political Romanticism

Kir Kuiken

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • This book argues for a new understanding of the relationship between the Romantic imagination and the modern forms of political sovereignty emerging during the period.
  • Its central claim is that, rather than turn away from politics, British Romanticism reinvented it through the imagination, opening up an alternative to the secularization of political-theological concepts.
  • It thus uses the long-established notion that romanticism replaces divine power with poetic creation to greatly rework our contemporary obsession with sovereignty.
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