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Humboldt the Proteus

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a detailed examination of the intellectual development of Wilhelm von Humboldt's theory of history. It treats Humboldt's shifting intellectual interests as different approaches to the ... More


The Spirit of the Age

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

‘Reform, that you may preserve’, Thomas Babington Macaulay urged the House of Commons in 1831. The alternative was to ‘persist in a hopeless struggle against the spirit of the age’. John Stuart Mill ... More


‘uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts’ Pluralities and the Historical Present in Keats and Hazlitt

Emily Rohrbach

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

If Keats’s negative capability, especially as it takes shape in the temporality and aesthetic form of his odes, can be understood as a historiographical aesthetic, then what might an actual ... More


Introduction: Political Hazlitt

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Recent decades have witnessed a rise in William Hazlitt’s literary reputation. He is no longer valued primarily for his critical response to other writers, notably the major Romantic poets. Still ... More


Coleridge the Talker

Karen Swann

in Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284184
eISBN:
9780823286157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284184.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter explores Coleridge’s late career as a prodigious talker. An insistent strain in contemporary accounts of Coleridge’s talk suggests that his auditors recognized in his talking the ... More


The Spirit of the Age

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Understanding the European climate of lateness in the 1820s and 1830s as a consequence of the new historical consciousness in the post-Revolutionary moment of romanticism, Chapter 1 explores the ... More


The Organ as A Mirror of Its Time

Kerala J. Snyder (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144154
eISBN:
9780199849369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144154.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Because it has always represented a rich collaboration of the music, art, architecture, handicraft, and science of its day, the organ, more than any other instrument, continues to reflect the spirit ... More


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