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 1965 and heard since by a much wider audience on BBC radio. For Berli, the Romantics set in train a vast, unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notion ...
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 1965 and heard since by a much wider audience on BBC radio. For Berli, the Romantics set in train a vast, unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notion of objective truth in ethicsm with incalculable, all-pervasive results. In his unscripted tour de force Berlin surveys the myriad attempts to define romanticism, distils its essence, traces its development, and shows how its legacy permeates our outlook today.
New. No dust jacket. The Roots of Romanticism at last makes available in printed form Isaiah Berlin's most famous lecture series the Mellon Lectures delivered in Washington in 1965 recorded by the BBC and broadcast several times. A published version has been keenly awaited ever since the lectures were given and indeed Berlin had always hoped to complete a book based upon them. But despite extensive further work this hope was not fulfilled and this book is an edited transcript of his spoken words. For Berlin the Romantics set in train a vast unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notions of objective truth and validity in ethics with incalculable all-pervasive results. As he said of them elsewhere: 'the world has never been the same since and our politics and our morals have been deeply transformed by them. Certainly this has been the most radical and indeed terrifying...change in men's outlook in modern times. ' In these brilliant lectures Berlin...Language: InglesEnglishAnglais Anglijskij，YingwenIngilizengelskMedia Type: book.
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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
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