Containing the Character of Popery, and a Relation of Popish Cruelties : Including, the Spanish Butcheries on the Native Indians : the Persecution of the Waldenses, and Albigenses : of the Protestants in Bohemia, Other Parts of Germany, and in the Low-Countries, and Piedmont : as Also the Massacres of Paris and Ireland : with a Description of the Spanish Inquisition : And, the Dreadful Effects of the French Persecution, Under Lewis the Fourteenth : to which are Added, the Demands of the Pope and Pretender, on this Nation : and the Grounds and Reasons of the Laws Against Popery, &c. : Shewing the Necessity of All States and Conditions of Free-born Englishmen, to Arm Themselves at this Time, in Defence of Their King, Laws, Liberties, Religion, Lives and Fortunes, Against a Popish Pretender to the Crown of this Kingdom :addressed to All Protestant Subjects; But More Especially to that Loyal Part of the Nation, who Have Associated, and Armed Themselves and Their Dependents, in the Cause of God, and of Their King and Country
This book provides a much-needed comparative approach to the history of cities by investigating the dissemination of cultural forms between cities of the Atlantic world. The contributors attend to the various forms and norms of cultural representation in Atlantic history, examining a wealth of diverse topics such as the Portuguese Atlantic; the Spanish Empire; Guy Fawkes and the conspiratorial rhetoric of slaves; Albert-Charles Wulffleff and the Parc-Musée of Dakar; and the writings of Jane Austen, Alexis de Tocqueville, Benjamin Franklin, and others. By interpreting Atlantic urban history through sustained attention to customs and representational forms, an international group of nine contributors demonstrate the power of culture in the making of Atlantic urban experience, even as they acknowledge the harsh realities of economic history.
A major academic controversy has raged in recent years over the analysis of the political and religious commitments of Samuel Johnson, the most commanding of the 'commanding heights' of eighteenth-century English letters. This book, one of a trilogy from Palgrave, brings that debate to a decisive conclusion, retrieving the 'historic Johnson.'
Empire, Identity, and the Arts in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
Author: Frans de Bruyn
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
The Seven Years’ War (1756–1763) was the decisive conflict of the eighteenth century – Winston Churchill called it the first “world war” – and the clash which forever changed the course of North American history. Yet compared with other momentous conflicts like the Napoleonic Wars or the First World War, the cultural impact of the Seven Years’ War remains woefully understudied. The Culture of the Seven Years’ War is the first collection of essays to take a broad interdisciplinary and multinational approach to this important global conflict. Rather than focusing exclusively on political, diplomatic, or military issues, this collection examines the impact of representation, identity, and conceptions and experiences of empire. With essays by notable scholars that address the war’s impact in Europe and the Atlantic world, this volume is sure to become essential reading for those interested in the relationship between war, culture, and the arts.