The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795

1st Edition

Kate Horgan

Published May 1, 2014
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9781848934795 - CAT# Y211594
Series: Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution


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Horgan analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history, the utilitarian power of songs emerges across four major case studies.

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