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Romanticism, German

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References and further reading

Collected works, critical editions and English translations of philosophers mentioned in the text can be found in the individual biographical entries throughout the Encyclopedia.

  • Ayrault, R. (1961) La Genèse du romantisme allemand (The genesis of German Romanticism), Paris: Aubier, 3 vols.

    (A thorough historical account of the origins of Romanticism.)

  • Beiser, F. (1992) Enlightenment, Revolution and Romanticism: the Genesis of Modern German Political Thought, 1790–1800, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (Chapters 8 to 11 place early German Romanticism in its social and political context).

  • Behler, E. (1992) Frühromantik (Early Romanticism), Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

    (A useful survey that treats Romanticism as a literary movement.)

  • Bowie, A. (1997) From Romanticism to Critical Theory, London: Routledge.

    (Explores the origin of German Romanticism and the development of Romantic literary theory, tracing its continuation into the work of Heidegger, Benjamin and Adorno.)

  • Haym, R. (1870) Die romantische Schule (The Romantic School), Berlin: Gaertner.

    (A brilliant classic, still the most substantial work on the early history of Romanticism.)

  • Heine, H. (1833) Die romantische Schule (The Romantic School), Stuttgart: Reclam, 1976.

    (Witty and provocative critique of the Romantic movement.)

  • Huch, R. (1924) Die Romantik (The Romantic), Leipzig: Haessel.

    (Perceptive study of central themes of Romanticism from its birth to its decline.)

  • Izenberg, G. (1992) Impossible Individuality: Romanticism, Revolution, and the Origins of Modern Selfhood, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (A study of the early Romantic concept of the self in Germany, France and England.)

  • Kluckhohn, P. (1941) Das Ideengut der deutschen Romantik (The ideas of German Romanticism), Tübingen: Niemeyer.

    (Introductory thematic treatment of central philosophical themes of early Romanticism.)

  • Pikulik, L. (1992) Frühromantik (Early Romanticism), Munich: Beck.

    (Very useful survey of some of the basic works and themes of early Romanticism.)

  • Prang, H. (1968) Begriffsbestimmung der Romantik (Conceptual determination of the Romantic), Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

    (Useful anthology of essays dealing with the definition and historiography of Romanticism.)

  • Prawer, S. (1970) The Romantic Period in Germany, New York: Schocken.

    (A helpful anthology on the literary and aesthetic dimension of Romanticism.)

  • Schelling, F.W.J. (1798) Von der Weltseele, eine Hypothese der höheren Physik zur Erklärung des allgemeinen Organismus (On the world-soul: a hypothesis of higher physics in order to explain the general organism), Hamburg: Perthes; repr. in Sämmtliche Werke, ed. K.F.A. Schelling, Stuttgart 1856–61, vol. 2, 345–583.

    (Explanation of organic nature in terms of a general dualism of opposing forces.)

  • Schmitt, C. (1925) Politische Romantik (The Political Romantic), Munich: Duncker & Humblot.

    (Influential and controversial interpretation of Romanticism arguing that the movement was essentially a-political.)

  • Seyhan, A. (1992) Representation and its Discontents: The Critical Legacy of German Romanticism, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    (An incisive treatment of the aesthetic and critical dimension of Romanticism.)

  • Silz, W. (1929) Early German Romanticism, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    (A clear and straightforward account of early Romanticism that exposes many anachronistic interpretations.)

  • Walzel, O. (1918) Deutsche Romantik, Leipzig: Teubner; trans. A.E. Lussky as German Romanticism, New York: Putnam.

    (Incisive treatment of the philosophical aspects of early Romanticism.)

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