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Romanticism
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[German Version]

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 …

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Lampart, Fabian, Thimann, Michael, Lauer, Gerhard, Hühn, Lore and Rosenau, Hartmut, “Romanticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024648>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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