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The King's Artists: The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture 1760-1840 (Oxford Historical Monographs) Paperback – July 14, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0199279098 ISBN-10: 0199279098

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offers an energising alternative perspective on the shaping of the national culture and the wider role of the creative arts in public life at this period. Shelley King, Time Higher Education Supplement ...the standard account of the early years of the Academy John Bonehill, Oxford Art Journal Dr Hoock's book ... is beautifully produced, and the illustrations ... are well-chosen and plentiful. John Cannon, English Historical Review

About the Author

Holger Hoock is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in History, Selwyn College, Cambridge. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Dr Holger Hoock is a historian of Britain and the British Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Holger Hoock (b. 1972) grew up near Heidelberg in Germany. He studied History, Politics, and Law in Freiburg, Germany, and at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and holds a Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford (2001). He taught at the Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool, where he also was the Founding Director of the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Research Centre. He currently serves as the Carroll J. Amundson Professor of British History at the University of Pittsburgh.

His first book, "The King's Artists" was runner-up for the 2004 Whitfield Prize in British History. Holger received the Philip-Leverhulme-Prize for internationally recognized young researchers in History (2006), and has held numerous international fellowships, including at the Library of Congress, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and the Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

His most recent book, "Empires of the Imagination: Politics, War, and the Arts in the British World, 1750-1850" was published by Profile Books in Feb. 2010 and in the USA in September 2010.

For further details on his biography, books, &c. check out his website:

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