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New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

New Publication: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s ‘History of Brazil’

British Creoles: Nationhood, Identity, and Romantic Geopolitics in Robert Southey’s History of Brazil Porscha Fermanis, The Review of English Studies, 19 July 2019 Full Text Available Here: https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgz068 https://academic.oup.com/res/article/doi/10.1093/res/hgz068/5536347/ Abstract  This essay considers the nationalist preoccupations underpinning Robert Southey’s three-volume History of Brazil (1810–1819), maintaining that there are important links between his historiographical practices and his rethinking of British imperialism in relation to the challenges raised by the Peninsular War and Napoleonic France. It argues that Southey’s rejection of many of the discourses associated…

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