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“A wonderfully pithy and provocative advent to the tradition of Romanticism.”—The Sunday Times
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From the preeminent historian of Europe within the eighteenth and 19th centuries comes an excellent, concise account of a cultural upheaval that also shapes sensibilities this present day. A uprising opposed to the rationality of the Enlightenment, Romanticism used to be a profound shift in expression that altered the humanities and ushered in modernity, while it championed a go back to the intuitive and the primitive. Tim Blanning describes its beginnings in Rousseau’s novel La Nouvelle Héloïse, which positioned the inventive author on the heart of aesthetic job, and divulges how Goethe, Goya, Berlioz, and others all started experimenting with subject matters of creative insanity, the position of intercourse as a mental strength, and using dreamlike imagery. no matter if unearthing the origins of “sex charm” or the party of available storytelling, The Romantic Revolution is a daring and impressive creation to an important time whose impression may a long way out live its age.
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