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Published: 26 August 2004

232 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195162356

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Nationalism and Irony

Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Yoon Sun Lee

Linking together two of the most significant developments of the Romantic period, this study shows how Romantic nationalism in Britain developed irony's potential as a powerful source of civic cohesion. Britain's politics of deference, its traditionalism, and its celebration of productivity all became occasions for the development of loyalist irony by non-English conservatives.