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By Howard D. Weinbrot

Literature, faith, and the Evolution of tradition, 1660–1780 chronicles alterations in contentious politics and faith and their diversified representations in British letters from the mid-seventeenth to the past due eighteenth century. An doubtful pattern towards tolerance and clear of painful discord considerably stimulated authors who mirrored on and better germane elements of British literary and highbrow existence. The flow used to be stymied in the course of the painful Gordon Riots in June 1780, from which Britain had to fix itself.

Howard D. Weinbrot's broad-ranging interdisciplinary learn considers sermons, satire, political and non secular polemic, Anglo-French kin, biblical and theological statement, Methodism, felony historical past, and the radical. Literature, faith, and the Evolution of tradition, 1660–1780 analyzes the texts and contexts of a number of significant and minor authors, together with Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens, Olaudah Equiano, Maria De Fleury, Lord George Gordon, Nathaniel Lancaster, Henry Sacheverell, Tobias Smollett, and Edward Synge.

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