The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

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The Majesty of the People links emerging Romantic ideas about the role of the writer to the ambivalence of the concept of popular sovereignty. By closely examining how theories about the role of the intellectual or the writer are developed as part of the 1790s' contestation of the concept of the majesty of the people, Georgina Green provides a coherent account of debates about popular sovereignty, and contributes to understanding of authorship and the rise of 'culture' in this period. Part one, 'the political existence of ...

The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s 2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199689064

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