In 850 analytical articles, this two-volume set explores the developments that influenced the profound changes in thought and sensibility during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. The Encyclopedia provides readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate reference source on the literature, thought, music, and art of the period, demonstrating the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.
Christopher John Murray is a writer and editor in the fields of cultural and intellectual history. His previous edited publications include the Encyclopedia of Literary Critics and Criticism (Fitzroy Dearborn 1999) and the two-volume Key Writers on Art (Routledge 2002). His is also editor of the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought, to be published by Routledge in 2004.
'A superb set on one of the most important topics in Western thought and art... The encyclopedia gives students or general readers an excellent introduction to the movement while allowing them to see its full scope. Highly recommended for all academic libraries and large public libraries.' – Booklist/RBB