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The Romantic Revolution by Timothy C.W. Blanning
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Sep 27, 2011

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A solid overview of the Romantic Revolution, with a generous set of illustrations – which, ironically, convinced me that Romanticism can't be summarized. For even the barest historical understanding, at the certain risk of being ridiculous, Romanticism's poetry, music, art, fiction and philosophy have to be experienced as passionately as possible. Even in the work of a historian as gifted as Blanning, facts are merely footnotes.


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