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Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror Matthew J.A. Green

Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror

Matthew J.A. Green

Published July 14th 2011
ISBN : 9781283159166
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256 pages
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One can no longer speak of rights and freedoms without encountering the spectre of the terrorist, or without making allowances for a political existence which is excluded and/or excludes itself from the rule of law. Equally, however, theMoreOne can no longer speak of rights and freedoms without encountering the spectre of the terrorist, or without making allowances for a political existence which is excluded and/or excludes itself from the rule of law. Equally, however, the revolutionary conflicts of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries have bequeathed a legacy that raises questions of responsibility, freedom and democracy that are central to political intervention and critique. Byrons texts, which themselves engage with the legacy of the Enlightenment as well as with the promise and the terror of the French Revolution, offer scholars insight into his problematic representations of freedom, his personal and financial support of Italian and Greek independence movements, his complicated response to Napoleon and his interest in Gothic literature (the literature of terror), all of which are highly topical within our own historical moment.