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A Land Without Castles The Changing Image of America in Europe, 1780-1830

Murphy, Thomas K.

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ISBN 10: 0739102206 / ISBN 13: 9780739102206
Published by Lexington Books, 2001
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Title: A Land Without Castles The Changing Image of...

Publisher: Lexington Books

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

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Thomas K. Murphy explores the shifting history of European attitudes toward America, utilizing British and French writing from the late eighteenth through the middle of the nineteenth centuries. Murphy studies a rich collage of literary, philosophical, and political writing by Europeans during this era. The book covers four stages in the development of European attitudes: traditional theories and their modification in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the influence of early American diplomacy on European attitudes, the cultural iconography of the French Revolution and of England during this same period, and the genre of the travel journal. Murphy has created an interesting historiography that augments our understanding of American history, but also illuminates the role that these imaginative texts about the New World played in the formation of significant social and political developments in modern European history.

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Thomas K. Murphy is a lecturer in history and government at the University of Maryland, European Division.

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