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Revolutionary literature
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1. Characteristics

The “Age of Revolutions” [8]; [7. 22 f.] from the 1770s to 1848 (German Revolution [1848/9]) left its mark in literary production and reception, even if this has yet to be adequately acknowledged in literary historiography. Revolutionary literature in the broad sense may be understood as all literature composed in the context of revolutionary movements and influenced by them in terms of production, aesthetics, and reception. The French…

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Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen, “Revolutionary literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026688>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601



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