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A literary progenitor: Lancelot Addison, father of the more famous Joseph

A literary progenitor: Lancelot Addison, father of the more famous Joseph

Stenke, Katarina ORCID: 0000-0003-4006-3826 (2017) A literary progenitor: Lancelot Addison, father of the more famous Joseph. In: Corfield, Penelope J. and Hanan, Leonie, (eds.) Hats Off, Gentlemen! Changing Arts of Communication in the Eighteenth Century: Arts de communiquer au dix-huitième siècle. Lumières internationales . Honoré Champion, Paris, pp. 129-147. ISBN 978-2745344366

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Abstract

This article offers an introduction to the little-studied life and writings of Lancelot Addison, father of the more famous Joseph, identifying the hitherto neglected centrality to his publications of themes relating to communication, commerce and devotion. Situating Lancelot's works in the orientalist and ecclesiastical cultures of the late seventeenth century, and detailing the background to his first-hand accounts of the short-lived British colony at Tangiers, it is argued that the combination of diplomatic cosmpolitanism and orthodox Anglicanism we find in these works offer a crucial context for understanding the ways in which his son, Joseph, would conceptualise "communication" and "commerce" in his essays for the famous Spectator journal (1711-14).

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lancelot Addison, Joseph Addison, Tangiers, Commerce, Orientalism, Anglicanism, Enlightenment
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 20 May 2019 14:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23239

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