The Papist Represented: Literature and the English Catholic by Geremy Carnes PDF

By Geremy Carnes

ISBN-10: 1611496527

ISBN-13: 9781611496529

Most eighteenth-century literary scholarship implicitly or explicitly affiliates the foremost advancements in English literature and tradition throughout the upward thrust of modernity with a victorious and more and more tolerant Protestantism whereas assuming that the English Catholic group used to be culturally moribund and disengaged from Protestant society and tradition. although, contemporary paintings via historians has proven that the English Catholic group used to be a dynamic and adaptive spiritual minority, its leaders one of the aristocracy cosmopolitan, its intellectuals more and more drawn to Enlightenment beliefs of liberty and skepticism, and its club starting to be one of the center and dealing periods. This group had an effect at the background of the English country out of all share with its size—and but its personal heritage is glimpsed basically dimly, if in any respect, in most recent money owed of the period.
The Papist Represented reincorporates the historical past of the English Catholic neighborhood into the sphere of eighteenth-century literary experiences. It examines the intersections of literary, spiritual, and cultural historical past as they pertain to the sluggish recognition by means of either Protestants and Catholics of the latter group’s everlasting minority prestige. through concentrating on the Catholic community’s views and actions, it deepens and complicates our realizing of the cultural tactics that contributed to the numerous growth of the Catholic emancipation flow over the process the century. while, it finds that this community’s anxieties and needs (and the anxieties and needs it provoked in Protestants) gas the most well known and experimental literary works of the century, in types and modes together with closet drama, elegy, the unconventional, and the Gothic. via returning the Catholic group to eighteenth-century literary historical past, The Papist Represented demanding situations the idea that eighteenth-century literature was once a essentially Protestant enterprise.

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