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The Birth of European Romanticism : Truth and Propaganda in Stael's 'De l'Allemagne', 1810-1813 - John Claiborne Isbell

The Birth of European Romanticism

Truth and Propaganda in Stael's 'De l'Allemagne', 1810-1813

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521433594
Number Of Pages: 288

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It was through Stael's bestseller, De l'Allemagne, that the term "Romanticism," coined in Germany, reached Europe and America. Around this term, Stael built a new and universal agenda: her manifesto offered Napoleon's Europe an alternative to everything he stood for. In this ground-breaking work, John Claiborne Isbell reasserts Stael's place in history and analyzes her vast agenda, which covers every Classical and Romantic divide in art, philosophy, religion and society from 1789 to 1815. This investigation sheds new light on the two different revolutions that created modern Europe, as seen here by a leader of both.

"The importance of Mme. de Stael's De l'Allemagne can scarcely be questioned." Monatshefte "This is an important book that will undoubtedly encourgae debate across the spectrum of romantic criticism...The Birth of European Romaticism has great appeal to a wide general public as well as to specialists in the area." Philip Mellen, Germanic Notes and Reviews

List of abbreviations
AuthorÆs note
Birth of a nation - StaëlÆs Romantic Germany in 1810
Romantic literature and politics
Philosophy and ethics in Napoleonic Europe
Religion, love, enthusiasm - a new Enlightenment
Appendix: De lÆAllemagne titles and dates
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521433594
ISBN-10: 0521433592
Series: Cambridge Studies in French
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.43  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.45