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Why the Romantics Matter
Peter Gay

With his usual wit and élan, esteemed historian Peter Gay enters the contentious, long-standing debates over the romantic period. Here, in this concise and inviting volume, he reformulates the definition of romanticism and provides a fresh account of the immense achievements of romantic writers and artists in all media.


Gay’s scope is wide, his insights sharp. He takes on the recurring questions about how to interpret romantic figures and their works. Who qualifies to be a romantic? What ties together romantic figures who practice in different countries, employ different media, even live in different centuries? How is modernism indebted to romanticism, if at all?


Guiding readers through the history of the...

Why X Matters Series

2015   176 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300144291  $24.00

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Citizen Emperor
Napoleon in Power

The World War I Notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, Barrelmaker, 1914-1918

European Intellectual History from Rousseau to Nietzsche

The Invention of News
How the World Came to Know About Itself

On Historical Distance

Back to the Garden
Nature and the Mediterranean World from Prehistory to the Present

Fashion Victims
Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

The Art of Peacemaking
Political Essays by István Bibó

Roads Taken
The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Saints and Sinners
A History of the Popes; Fourth Edition

The Depiction of Cast Shadows in Western Art

Artists Under Hitler
Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany

Family Politics
Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950

The Hundred Years War
A People's History

The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative

Wellington's Wars
The Making of a Military Genius

Imprudent King
A New Life of Philip II

Those Who Hold Bastogne
The True Story of the Soldiers and Civilians Who Fought in the Biggest Battle of the Bulge

Ukraine Crisis
What It Means for the West

Cunegonde's Kidnapping
A Story of Religious Conflict in the Age of Enlightenment

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