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Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Ferber (Paperback, 2010)

What is Romanticism? In this Very Short Introduction Michael Ferber answers this by considering who the romantics were and looks at what they had in common - their ideas beliefs commitments and tastes He looks at the birth and growth of Romanticism throughout Europe and the Americas and examines various types of Romantic literature music painting religion and philosophy Focusing on topics Ferber looks at the 'Sensibility' movement which preceded Romanticism; the rising prestige of the poet; Romanticism as a religious trend; Romantic philosophy and science; Romantic responses to the French Revolution; and the condition of women Using examples and quotations he presents a clear insight into this very diverse movement and offers a definition as well as a discussion of the word 'Romantic' and where it came from ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts analysis perspective new ideas and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable

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