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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Ferber

September 2010

ISBN: 9780199568918

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. He provides examples and quotations throughout to demonstrate the diverse nature of the momement.

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Michael Ferber considers Romanticism in its time of growth in Western Europe, examining various types of Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy. He provides examples and quotations throughout to demonstrate the diverse nature of the movement.

  • Explores the definition of the word 'Romantic' and considers its origins
  • Unravels a complex and confusing subject to help the reader understand the various meanings of Romanticism
  • Covers a wide range of artistic forms including Romantic literature, music, painting, religion, and philosophy in several European countries

About the Author(s)

Michael Ferber, Professor of English and Humanities, University of New Hampshire

Table of Contents

    1:The word 'Romantic'
    2:Its origin as an outgrowth of the Sensibility movement
    3:The apotheosis or consecration of the poet
    4:Romanticism as an international movement
    5:Romanticism as a critique of society
    6:Romantic themes, images, symbols, or Stoff
    7:The Romantic system of the arts
    8:Romantic religion
    9:Decline of Romanticism