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Description - Introducing Romanticism by Duncan Heath

Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. This was the age of the 'Romantic revolution', when modern attitudes to political and artistic freedom were born. When we think of Romanticism, flamboyant figures such as Byron or Shelley instantly spring to mind, but what about Napoleon or Hegel, Turner or Blake, Wagner or Marx, who also emerged from this great period of turmoil and change?

How was it that Romanticism could give birth to passionate individualism and chauvinistic nationalism at the same time? How does it prefigure the totalitarian movements of the 20th century? Romanticism: A Graphic Guide answers these questions and gives the reader an accessible overview of the many interlocking strands of Romanticism, focusing on the leading figures in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and America. It is the ideal introduction for both student and general reader.

This series of graphic guides covers every key thinker and topic in philosophy, psychology, science, politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and more. Written by experts and illustrated by leading graphic artists, there is no better way to acquaint yourself with the biggest and best ideas humanity has ever come up with.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848311787
ISBN-10: 1848311788
Format: Paperback / softback
(168mm x 118mm x 11mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Duncan Heath

Duncan Heath is the Editorial Director at Icon Books. Judy Boreham graduated from the Royal College of Art, and works as a freelance illustrator in Cambridge.

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