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Duncan Heath

Introducing Romanticism

Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music, and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. This was the age of the 'Romantic revolution', when modern attitudes to political and artistic freedom were born. When we think of Romanticism, flamboyant figures such as Byron or Shelley instantly spring to mind, but what about Napoleon or Hegel, Turner or Blake, Wagner or Marx, who also emerged from this great period of turmoil and change?
304 printed pages
Original publication
2014

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    b3422440867has quoted2 years ago
    The age of “High Romanticism” made the word a focus for hopes of revolution and social change in the future. It became a political term.
    ipathas quoted3 years ago
    Romanticism, for want of any better word, came to stand for this new experience of the world. The true Romantic was not an over-sensitive dreamer, but a heroic figure facing head-on the painful realities of his time – a figure of genius.
    ipathas quoted3 years ago
    the free expression of imagination and association.

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