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The Roots of Romanticism

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The Roots of Romanticism is the long-awaited text of Isaiah Berlin's most celebrated set of lectures, the Mellon Lectures, delivered in Washington in ... Show synopsis

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JerryMasinton

Must-Read for Students of Romanticism

by JerryMasinton on Nov 12, 2009

This book is intellectual history at its best. Sir Isaiah Berlin, one of the foremost cultural scholars of the 20th century, traces the history of Romanticism from its German roots in religious quietism to the 20th century. He omits no important thinker in his sweeping evaluation of Romanticism, which represented nothing less than a fundamental shift in Western consciousness. The writing is clear and inviting. Berlin's book was first presented as lectures, and the written version therefore has a conversational tone. This book will change readers' minds about artistic, cultural, and political matters since the Enlightenment.,

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