A Boston Brahmin Abroad: George Ticknor, Hispanism, and Dartmouth

George Ticknor, History of Spanish literature, 1849

Item

Title

George Ticknor, History of Spanish literature, 1849

Caption

Ticknor’s monumental work was an important text in the field of Hispanic Studies for fifty years after its publication. A book of its time, it linked Spanish literature to notions of national character. The text expresses, in the words of scholar Thomas R. Hart Jr., “the Federalist and Unitarian standards of the Boston society in which [Ticknor] played a leading role.”

Creator

George Ticknor

Date Created

1849

Publisher

Harper and Brothers

Place of Publication

New York

Rights

Public domain

Bibliographic Citation

Ticknor, George. History of Spanish Literature London: John Murray, 1849. Alumni T437his, Rauner Special Collections Library.

Filename

spanish-literature-spines.jpg

Case Number

Case 2

Item Number

Item 2