European Romanticism: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 1

European Romanticism: A Brief History with Documents / Edition 1

by Warren Breckman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312450230

ISBN-13: 9780312450236

Pub. Date: 07/09/2007

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's


"The introductory essay is superb, the best short introduction to Romanticism I know. It is comprehensive, covering both the wide range of spheres that Romanticism affected--literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, nationalism--and the broad spectrum of European countries in which it was an influential cultural current. It offers a distinctive, unified

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"The introductory essay is superb, the best short introduction to Romanticism I know. It is comprehensive, covering both the wide range of spheres that Romanticism affected--literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, nationalism--and the broad spectrum of European countries in which it was an influential cultural current. It offers a distinctive, unified interpretation of Romanticism that nonetheless does justice to the complexities of Romantic ideas." --Gerald Izenberg, Washington University in St. Louis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312450236
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
07/09/2007
Series:
The Bedford Series in History and Culture
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

List of Illustrations

PART ONE INTRODUCTION: A REVOLUTION IN CULTURE

Romanticism and the Eighteenth-Century Legacy

Revolution as Cultural Catalyst: Romanticism, 1795–1805

Transitions in English and German Romanticism

French Romanticism

European Romanticism

Romantic Nationalism

Conclusion

PART TWO
THE DOCUMENTS

1. Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Of Two Wonderful Languages and Their Mysterious Power, 1797

2. Novalis, Christianity or Europe: A Fragment, 1799

3. William Wordsworth, Preface to "Lyrical Ballads," 1800

4. William Wordsworth, Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, 1798

5. Friedrich Schlegel, Athenaeum Fragment No. 116, 1798

6. Friedrich Schlegel, On Incomprehensibility, 1800

7. François-René de Chateaubriand, The Genius of Christianity, 1802

8. Karoline von Günderrode, Idea of the Earth, ca. 1806

9. Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Faust, Part I, 1808

10. August Wilhelm Schlegel, Lectures on Dramatic Arts and Letter, 1808

11. Johann Gottlieb Fichte, What is a People in the Higher Meaning of the Word, and What Is Love of Fatherland? 1808

12. Adam Heinrich Müller, Elements of Statecraft, 1809

13. Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Beethoven’s Instrumental Music, 1813

14. Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël, The Spirit of Translation, 1816

15. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus, 1818

16. Percy Bysshe Shelley, A Defence of Poetry, 1821

17. Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni, 1816

18. Stendhal, The Salon of 1824, 1824

19. Jacques-Louis David, The Sabine Women, 1796–1799

20. Victor Hugo, Preface to "Cromwell," 1827

21. Giuseppe Mazzini, The Duties of Man, 1844

22. Jules Michelet, Our Native Land: Are Nationalities About to Disappear? 1846

Appendixes

A Chronology of European Romanticism (1789–1848)

Questions for Consideration

Selected Bibliography

Index

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