Download A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of by Frederic Ewen,Jeffrey Wollock,Aaron Kramer,Jeffrey L. PDF

By Frederic Ewen,Jeffrey Wollock,Aaron Kramer,Jeffrey L. Wollock

   selection remarkable educational identify for 2008  A Half-Century of Greatness paints a bright and dramatic photograph of the inventive considered mid- to overdue 19th century Europe and the effect of the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848. It finds frequently unforeseen hyperlinks among novelists, poets, and philosophers from England, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine—especially Dickens, Carlyle, Mill, the Brontës, and George Eliot; Hegel, Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Engels, Wagner, and several other German poets; the Hungarian poet Sándor Petöfi; Gogol, Dostoevsky, Bakunin, and Herzen in Russia, and the good Ukrainian poet Shevchenko. Ewen is going directly to hint the transition from Romanticism to Victorianism, or what he calls “the Victorian compromise”—the ascendancy of the center category. The ebook was once reconstructed and edited by means of Dr. Jeffrey Wollock from Ewen’s ultimate manuscript. It contains the author's personal reference citations all through, a reconstructed bibliography, and an up to date “further examining” checklist. this can be Ewen’s final paintings, the long-lost significant other to his  Heroic mind's eye. jointly, those books current a landscape of the social, political, and creative facets of ecu Romanticism, particularly foreshadowing and complementing contemporary paintings at the relation of Marxism to romanticism. someone attracted to what Lukacs known as “Romantic anticapitalism,”; who appreciates such books as Marshall Berman's  Adventures in Marxism or E.P. Thompson's  The Romantics (1997), will locate Ewen’s paintings a welcome boost.

Show description

Read or Download A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1883 PDF

Similar european history books

Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe

In snapshot issues, Tina M. Campt strains the emergence of a black eu topic through interpreting how particular black eu groups used kinfolk images to create types of id and neighborhood. on the center of Campt's research are photographic records, one composed basically of snapshots of black German households taken among 1900 and 1945, and the opposite assembled from studio graphics of West Indian migrants to Birmingham, England, taken among 1948 and 1960.

1916 Portraits and Lives

This booklet is a range of forty articles from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, facing forty two women and men whose careers, in a single method or one other, have been deeply concerned with the Easter emerging of 1916.

Money in the German-speaking Lands (Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association)

Cash is greater than only a medium of monetary trade: throughout time and position, it has played every kind of cultural, political, and social features. This quantity strains cash in German-speaking Europe from the overdue Renaissance till the shut of the 20 th century, exploring how humans have used it and endowed it with a number of meanings.

OF CHESHIRE STOCK: THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE BOSTOCK FAMILY AND OF THE TIMES IN WHICH THEY LIVED

The Bostock relatives is likely one of the oldest in Cheshire stretching again to the eleventh century. this isn't simply the tale of the Bostock relations, yet of a regular middle-class kind of relatives of the medieval period. within the 17th century it used to be stated that the Cheshire gentry are outstanding for "their numbers, to not be paralleled in England of their like quantity of flooring; their antiquity; their loyalty; and their hospitality, no county protecting higher houses".

Extra info for A Half-Century of Greatness: The Creative Imagination of Europe, 1848-1883

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.48 of 5 – based on 20 votes