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Byron\'s War

Byron's War

(2013)
Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution
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Roderick Beaton re-examines Lord Byron's life and writing through the long trajectory of his relationship with Greece. Beginning with the poet's youthful travels in 1809-1811, Byron's War traces his years of fame in London and self-imposed exile in Italy, that culminated in the decision to devote himself to the cause of Greek independence. Then comes Byron's dramatic self-transformation, while in Cephalonia, from Romantic rebel to 'new statesman', subordinating himself for the first time to a defined, political cause, in order to begin laying the foundations, during his 'hundred days' at Missolonghi, for a new kind of polity in Europe - that of the nation-state as we know it today. Byron's War draws extensively on Greek historical sources and other unpublished documents, to tell an individual story that also offers a new understanding of the significance that Greece had for Byron, and of Byron's contribution to the origin of the present-day Greek state.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: Byron's War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution
Author(s): Roderick Beaton
ISBN: 1-107-03308-X / 978-1-107-03308-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Byron's War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution
Author(s): Roderick Beaton
ISBN: 1-107-47038-2 / 978-1-107-47038-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Byron's War
Author(s): Roderick Beaton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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