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Description - Political Ideas In The Romantic Age by Isaiah Berlin

I was exhausted at the end, & yet I am sure that if ever I saw & heard anyone in a true state of inspiration it was then. So wrote Isaiah Berlin s secretary Lelia Brodersen to a friend in 1952, after hearing one of Berlin s Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. Political Ideas in the Romantic Age, written in preparation for these lectures, was heavily revised by Berlin afterwards, though he never brought it to final published form. But it is a work of the greatest interest, both for what Berlin says about his subject and for what it tells us about his own intellectual development. It is the only text he ever wrote in which he laid out in one connected account most of his key insights about the history of ideas in the period which he made his own the romantic age - the bridge between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Written in Berlin s characteristically accessible style, the book also contains much that is not to be found elsewhere in his writings. It is also the mine from which he quarried a number of his best-known later publications, including Two Concepts of Liberty , Historical Inevitability and his essays on Vico and Herder. The often pro

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844139262
ISBN-10: 1844139263
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 231mm x 25mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Isaiah Berlin

Isaiah Berlin was born in Riga, now capital of Latvia, in 1909. When he was six, his family moved to Russia; there in 1917, in Petrograd, he witnessed both Revolutions - Social Democratic and Bolshevik. In 1921 his family came to England, and he was educated at St Paul's School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. At Oxford, he was a Fellow of All Souls, a Fellow of New College, Professor of Social and Political Theory and founding President of Wolfson College. He also held the Presidency of the British Academy. His published work includes Karl Marx, Russian Thinkers, Concepts and Categories, Against the Current, Personal Impressions, The Crooked Timber of Humanity, The Sense of Reality, The Proper Study of Mankind, The Roots of Romanticism, The Power of Ideas, Three Critics of the Enlightenment, Freedom and its Betrayal, and Liberty and The Soviet Mind. As an exponent of the history of ideas he was awarded the Erasmus, Lippincott, and Agnelli Prizes; he also received the Jerusalem Prize for his lifelong defence of civil liberties. He died in 1997. Henry Hardy, a Fellow of Wolfson College,

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