Look Forward to February: New Non-Fiction Books about the Georgian Age

February definitively means well for Regency Enthusiasts and fans of the Georgian Age. There are more than 20 new-releases to choose from (see list in this post).

I would be really hard put if I were allowed to buy only one of them. Check out the new books about the Georgian Age and my pick  for February. You might find more than a recommendation for a book.

New releases scheduled for February 2017

  • Absolute War: Violence and Mass Warfare in the German Lands, 1792-1820 by Mark Hewitson
  • American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution by A. Roger Ekirch
  • Art and Celebrity in the Age of Reynolds and Siddons by Heather McPherson
  • A Social History of British Naval Officers, 1775-1815 by Evan Wilson
  • Blake, Myth, and Enlightenment: The Politics of Apotheosis by David Fallon
  • Closeted Writing and Lesbian and Gay Literature: Classical, Early Modern, Eighteenth-Century by David M. Robinson
  • Consuming Music: Individuals, Institutions, Communities, 1730-1830 by Emily H. Green, Catherine Mayes
  • Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World by Joanna Marschner, David Bindman, Lisa L. Ford, Cassandra Albinson, Robyn Asleson
  • Glories to Useless Heroism: The Seven Years’ War in North America from the French Journals of Comte Maurès de Malartic, 1755-1760 (Reason to Revolution) by William Raffle
  • Granville Sharp’s Cases on Slavery by Andrew Lyall
  • Jane Austen’s England by Helen Amy
  • Jane Austen and Performance by Marina Cano
  • Literature, Electricity and Politics 1740-1840: ‘Electrick Communication Every Where’ (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Mary Fairclough
  • Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774 – 1838 by Elisabeth A Fraser
  • Place-Making: The Art of Capability Brown by John Phibbs
  • Sound, Space and Civility in the British World, 1700-1850 (British Literature in Context in the Long Eighteenth Century) by Bruce Buchan, Peter Denney, Karen Crawley
  • The Burning of His Majesty’s Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution (Journal of the American Revolution Books) by Steven Park
  • The Campbells of the Ark: Men of Argyll in 1745: Volume 1 and 2 by Ronald Black
  • The Classicist Ideology: Music and Culture of the 17th and 18th Centuries (Reinterpreting Classicism: Culture, Reaction and Appropriation) by Reinhard Strohm, Ruth HaCohen
  • The Financing of John Wesley’s Methodism c.1740-1800 by Dr Clive Murray Norris
  • The Formation of the Colonial State in India: Scribes, Paper and Taxes, 1760-1860 (Routledge Studies in South Asian History) by Hayden J. Bellenoit
  • The Restoration of Paintings in Paris, 1750-1815 by Noemie Etienne
  • Widows in European Economy and Society, 1600-1920 by Beatrice Moring, Richard Wall

Click here for a list of new-releases about the Georgian Age from 2016 to February 2017.


My pick for February

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World
by Joanna Marschner, David Bindman, Lisa L. Ford, Cassandra Albinson, Robyn Asleson

Put ‘Shaping of the Modern World’ on a cover and be sure I go for it (also see my series ‘The Origin of Now’). “Enlightened Princesses” looks at the legacy of 3 royal princess of the 18th century who left enduring marks on British culture: The princesses encouraged the leading philosophers, scientists, artists, and architects of the day; and they brought art, music, dance, enlightened conversation, and experimentation into the palaces and royal gardens. They supported industry, trade, but also imperial ambition.

The book derives from a three-day international symposium that took place in 2014 and brought together eminent academicians and museum scholars to examine the roles played by Queen Caroline of Ansbach; Augusta, Princess of Wales; and Queen Charlotte in the encouragement of the British Enlightenment.

There also will be a related exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, from February 2 – April 30, 2017, and at Kensington Palace, London, UK, from June 22 to November 12, 2017 (for details and more events related to the 18th century, click here).

The editors of “Enlightened Princesses” include Joanna Marschner, senior curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Kensington Palace, David Bindman, professor emeritus of art history at University College London, and Lisa L. Ford, assistant director of research at the Yale Center for British Art.

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