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Romanticism in Historical Perspective

Lilian R. Furst
Comparative Literature Studies
Vol. 5, No. 2 (Jun., 1968), pp. 115-143
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40467744
Page Count: 29
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Abstract

This article gives a chronological survey of the emergence of the Romantic movements in England, France, and Germany. The spread of new ideas is traced from country to country in the successive waves of Romantic writing between 1750 and 1830. The principal aim is to ascertain the correct sequence and historical perspective; for by recognizing that Romanticism was not a simultaneous outburst, but rather a series of distinct upsurges, a sounder basis is established for the exploration of the maze of similarities and differences linking the Romantic movements in Europe. [L. R. F.]

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