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Modern Antiques: The Material Past in England, 1660 1780 Barrett Kalter

Modern Antiques: The Material Past in England, 1660 1780

Barrett Kalter

Published November 16th 2011
ISBN : 9781611483796
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260 pages
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Modern Antiques argues that the reinvention of the past was fundamental to the development of modernity in England during the long eighteenth century. Bringing together the fields of literary criticism, historiography, material culture studies, andMoreModern Antiques argues that the reinvention of the past was fundamental to the development of modernity in England during the long eighteenth century. Bringing together the fields of literary criticism, historiography, material culture studies, and book history, Kalter offers new interpretations of Dryden, Gray, and Walpole, showing how these authors appropriated contemporary historical research to create nostalgic and ironic alternatives to the present-modern antiques.