The Romantic Age: British Culture, 1776-1832

The Romantic Age: British Culture, 1776-1832

by Iain McCalman
     
 

For the first time, this innovative reference book surveys the Romantic Age through all aspects of British culture, rather than in literary or artistic terms alone. This multi-disciplinary approach treats Romanticism both in aesthetic terms—its meaning for painting, music, design, architecture, and literature — and as a historical epoch of

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For the first time, this innovative reference book surveys the Romantic Age through all aspects of British culture, rather than in literary or artistic terms alone. This multi-disciplinary approach treats Romanticism both in aesthetic terms—its meaning for painting, music, design, architecture, and literature — and as a historical epoch of "revolutionary" transformations which ushered in modern democratic and industrialized society.

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"Assembles an international team of experts, from fields as diverse as political history, popular culture, literature, religion, and medicine in order to create a broad reference work on the Romantic age in Britain....The essays themselves are of high quality and reflect the latest scholarship....Of particular interest are references to the people and institutions that make up the "radical" religious and political movements of the era....A valuable reference tool."—Library Journal

Library Journal
McCalman (Australian National Univ.) has assembled an international team of experts, from fields as diverse as political history, popular culture, literature, religion, and medicine, in order to create a broad reference work on the Romantic age in Britain. The first part of the book contains thematic essays grouped into four different sections. Eschewing facile generalizations about the Romantic era, the authors did not seek to develop a single unified theme; rather, they sought to treat themes under broader headings such as "Transforming Polity and Nation" and "Culture, Consumption, and the Arts." By focusing the essays in this fashion, McCalman easily manages to maintain an internal coherence among topics. The essays themselves are of high quality and reflect the latest scholarship. The second part of the book contains alphabetical entries of events, personalities, concepts, and trends in a number of subjects. Of particular interest are references to the people and institutions that make up the "radical" religious and political movements of the era, such as Thomas Spence, Joseph Brothers, and Joanna Southcott, and the various societies they joined or inspired. Aimed at a wide audience, this book is a valuable reference tool. Recommended for all public and academic libraries.--Frederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus Ctr. of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198122975
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.90(d)

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Australian National University, Canberra

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