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I. As Epoch

1. Literature.

The term “romantic” (from Old Fr. romanz, roman; cf. Ger. romantisch) appeared as early as the 17th century with the meaning “unbridled,” “fantastic,” “wild”; while Romanticism in Europe denotes a period in culture and art. As a movement in literary studies it runs from 1790 to 1825, with offshoots to c. 1850.

Literary Romanticism in Germany is divided into early, high, and late Romanticism. Around 1798, the so-called Jena or early R…

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Lampart, Fabian, Thimann, Michael, Lauer, Gerhard, Hühn, Lore and Rosenau, Hartmut, “Romanticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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