Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | October 30, 2010

byMichael Ferber

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What is Romanticism? In this Very Short Introduction Michael Ferber answers this by considering who the romantics were and looks at what they had in common -- their ideas, beliefs, commitments, and tastes. He looks at the birth and growth of Romanticism throughout Europe and the Americas, andexamines various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. Focusing on topics, Ferber looks at the 'Sensibility' movement, which preceded Romanticism; the rising prestige of the poet; Romanticism as a religious trend; Romantic philosophy and science; Romantic responses to the French Revolution; and the condition of women. Using examples and quotations hepresents a clear insight into this very diverse movement, and offers a definition as well as a discussion of the word 'Romantic' and where it came from.

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What is Romanticism? In this Very Short Introduction Michael Ferber answers this by considering who the romantics were and looks at what they had in common -- their ideas, beliefs, commitments, and tastes. He looks at the birth and growth of Romanticism throughout Europe and the Americas, andexamines various types of Romantic literatur...

Michael Ferber is a Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of New Hampshire. His research interests include romantic poetry, western literature from the Greeks forward, and war and peace studies.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019956891X

ISBN - 13:9780199568918

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Table of Contents

1. The word 'Romantic'2. Its origin as an outgrowth of the Sensibility movement3. The apotheosis or consecration of the poet4. Romanticism as an international movement5. Romanticism as a critique of society6. Romantic themes, images, symbols, or Stoff7. The Romantic system of the arts8. Romantic religion9. Decline of Romanticism