Historical Style

In Historical Style, Timothy Campbell argues that the eighteenth-century fashion press shaped British perception of time and history by producing new curiosity about the very recent past and a new self-consciousness about the means by which the past could be understood.

Historical Style
Fashion and the New Mode of History, 1740-1830

Timothy Campbell

2016 | 376 pages | Cloth $65.00
Literature | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction. Fashions Past

PART I. THE DRESS OF THE YEAR
Chapter 1. Modern Fashion and Comparative Contemporaneity
Chapter 2. Portrait Historicism and the Dress of the Times

PART II. THE FICTIONS OF SERIAL HISTORY
Chapter 3. Hume, Historical Succession, and the Dress of Rousseau
Chapter 4. Historical Novelty and Serial Form
Chapter 5. Walter Scott's Fashion Systems
Chapter 6. William Godwin and the Objects of Historical Fiction

Coda

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments