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The Sublime

The Sublime
A Reader in British Eighteenth-Century Aesthetic Theory

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  • Date Published: August 1996
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521395823

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  • The concept of the Sublime has influenced aesthetic and theoretical debate ever since it was first widely invoked in the eighteenth century. However, the unavailability of many crucial early texts has resulted in a conception of the Sublime often limited to the definitions of its most famous theorist Edmund Burke. Andrew Ashfield and Peter de Bolla's valuable anthology, which includes an introduction, and headnotes to each entry, now offers students and scholars ready access to a deep and complex tradition of writing on the Sublime, many of them never before reprinted in modern editions.

    • First book to make available key texts on the Sublime
    • Multidisciplinary concept of the Sublime is key across a wide range of disciplines including literature, criticism, theory, art and philosophy
    • Introduction, notes and guide to further reading ideal for students as well as scholars
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    • Date Published: August 1996
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521395823
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The longinian tradition
    2. Rhapsody to rhetoric
    3. Irish perspectives
    4. The Aberdonian Enlightenment
    5. Glasgow and Edinburgh
    6. From the picturesque to the political
    Commentary notes
    Sources and further reading.

  • Editors

    Andrew Ashfield

    Peter de Bolla, University of Cambridge

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