Samuel Johnson : literature, religion and English cultural politics from the Restoration to Romanticism

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  • Samuel Johnson
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1994
Physical description
xiv, 270 p. : ill., port. ; 24 cm.
  • 0521473047
  • 0521478855 (pbk.)
  • Half-title and spine title: Samuel Johnson.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • 1. Politics, Literature and the Culture of Humanism. I. The vernacular and the classical. II. The Lives of the Poets: the trajectory of English letters. III. The political significance of the Anglo-Latin tradition. IV. The Jacobite cause as ideology, satire and tragedy -- 2. Johnson and the Anglo-Latin Tradition. I. The cultural politics of rebellion: William Lauder. II. The failure of the Anglo-Latin tradition and the rise of the vernacular. III. 'Caledonian bigotry': the poems of Ossian -- 3. The Political Culture of Oxford University, 1715-1768. I. Oxford's public image. II. State oaths and the intelligentsia. III. Tempora mutantur, 1750-1768 -- 4. Johnson's Career and the Question of the Oasis, 1709-1758. I. Johnson's family background. II. A nonjurors at Oxford, 1728-1729. III. A career frustrated, 1729-1758 -- 5. Johnson and the Nonjurors. I. The nonjurors: survival and decline. II. The theology of the nonjurors. III. Politics and religious commitment.
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