Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects
Surveys the social, cultural and intellectual climate of English Romanticism from approximately the 1780s and the French Revolution to the 1830s and the Reform Bill. Focussing on 'the spirit of the age' the book deals with the aesthetic, scientific, socioeconomic 'indeed the human' environment in which the Romantics flourished. The books considers poets, playwrights and novelists; critics, editors and booksellers; painters, patrons and architects; as well as ideas, trends, fads, and conventions, the familiar and the newly discovered.
Surveys the Romantic Age across all aspects of British culture, rather than in literary or artistic terms alone. Presents forty-two essays on major topics, by leading international experts, cross-referenced to an extensive alphabetical section covering all the principal figures, events, and movements in the broad culture of the period. Treats Romanticism both in aesthetic terms--its meaning for painting, music, design, architecture, and above all literature--and as a historical epoch of 'revolutionary' transformations which ushered in modern democratic and industrialized society.
Covers the time period between the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I, including the important people and the major events and developments in Europe, and connections to the rest of the world.
Entries provide information on a wide range of topics related to philosophy, including ethics, religion, history, aesthetics, logic, metaphysics, from Aristotle and the Greek Academy to modern concepts.