Modern History C 1700 - C 1900  

The Romantic Revolution (Paperback)

Tim Blanning

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Three great revolutions rocked the world around 1800. The first two - the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution - have inspired the greatest volume of literature. But the third - the romantic revolution - was perhaps the most fundamental and far-reaching. From Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge and Burns, to Beethoven, Wagner, Berlioz, Rossini and Liszt, to Goya, Turner, Delacroix and Blake, the romantics brought about nothing less than a revolution when they tore up the artistic rule book of the old regime. This was the period in which art acquired its modern meaning; for the first time the creator, rather than the created, took centre-stage. Artists became the high priests of a new religion, and as the concert hall and gallery came to take the place of the church, the public found a new subject worthy of veneration in paintings, poetry and music. Tim Blanning's sparkling, wide-ranging survey traces the roots and evolution of a cultural revolution whose reverberations continue to be felt today.


Product Details

  • Product code: ACWWI
  • ISBN: 9780753828656
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 14.2cm x 19.7cm
  • Pages: 264
  • Publish date: Thu Oct 27 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 7

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