Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History

Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History

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Spanish Romantic historiography was characterized by ideologically significant narratives of past events. Flitter examines those narratives within the intellectual parameters that defined them, probing the conceptual strategies by which writers represented history. Central to his discussion are the competing interpretations derived from Guizot's progressive formula and Vico's cyclical and providentialist account - the battleground upon which politically interested interpretations of history struggled for intellectual supremacy. Other matters considered include the medieval revival, the rejection of Enlightenment formulae, the fear of an absent but psychologically potent Revolution, Romantic diagnoses of nineteenth-century reality within the prism of the 'Two Spains', and the entailments of Romantic literary history and its construction of a casticista cultural identity.In the first place, I am grateful to my colleagues in Oxford and Birmingham for listening dutifully, at our regular seminars, to my preliminary outline sketches for this book, when the ideas contained in it were at a very unformed stage to say the least. ... I was able to develop some of my ideas further thanks to the invitations extended to me by Carol Tully, in her workshop on a#39;Romantik and Romancea#39; at theanbsp;...

Title:Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History
Author:Derek Flitter
Publisher:David Brown Book Company - 2006-01-01


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