Document Type

Book Review

Publication Title

Wordsworth Circle

Publisher

Wordsworth Circle

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Abstract

A Review by James C. McKusick. In Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s, Susan Manly demonstrates how a populist and materialist philosophy of language contributed to the radical politics and poetics of the British Romantic period. The distinctive scholarly contribution of Language, Custom and Nation, in the 1790s is to show how a Lockean theory of language provided a conceptual framework for some of the most radical and transformative political ideas of the 1790s.

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©2008 Wordsworth Circle

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