Paperback ð Romantics Revolutionaries Kindle Þ

Paperback ð Romantics Revolutionaries Kindle Þ

Romantics Revolutionaries ❰BOOKS❯ ✭ Romantics Revolutionaries Author Charles Saumarez Smith – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This book brings an engaging cast of Regency characters vividly to life through a vigorous combination of words and pictures Biographical sketches accompany portraits from the collections of the Natio This book brings an engaging cast of Regency characters vividly to life through a vigorous combination of words and pictures Biographical sketches accompany portraits from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery with the whole introduced by an original and thought provoking essay from Richard Holmes Together they illustrate all the diversity and exuberance of Regency England its triumphs dramas paradoxes successes and excesses It was a period of seismic political change of revolutionary scientific discovery of towering artistic achievement of military triumph and of social scandal From American Independence to the shocking trial of ueen Caroline from vaccination to the Battle of Waterloo from Don Juan to the Abolition of slavery this book offers a fascinating portrait of a thrilling period in British history.


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  1. R E R E says:

    A useful breezy visual and written summary of the Regency that has evident racial ableist and heterosexist biasesThis 2002 book of portraits in the National GalleryLondon is a handy summary of Regency era movers shakers and creators It contains 67 full color reproductions most of which are full page along with 3 4 paragraphs on the life importance and ideas attached to the person shown each portrait So it can also be read as a summary of some of the major socio political philosophical aesthetic religious and scientific issues of the day albeit from a 50000 foot view BUTWhile informative the written summaries can at times come across as a bit too posher than thou having a hint of sniffing arrogance about them as the authors talk down to the general public Add to this the heterosexist and ableist bias Byron bisexual? And disabled? Never we can't condone mentioning those things and it's Caucasian centrism thank heavens those White Christians came to the aid of African slaves and the book has all the ualities showing the dangers of a single story see Chimamanda AdichieTEDtalk The uality of the reproductions in the paperback version which I bought were fair at best I'm keeping the book for general reference but I wouldn't pay full price for a new one


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1 thoughts on “Romantics Revolutionaries

  1. R E R E says:

    A useful breezy visual and written summary of the Regency that has evident racial ableist and heterosexist biasesThis 2002 book of portraits in the National GalleryLondon is a handy summary of Regency era movers shakers and creators It contains 67 full color reproductions most of which are full page along with 3 4 paragraphs on the life importance and ideas attached to the person shown each portrait So it can also be read as a summary of some of the major socio political philosophical aesthetic religious and scientific issues of the day albeit from a 50000 foot view BUTWhile informative the written summaries can at times come across as a bit too posher than thou having a hint of sniffing arrogance about them as the authors talk down to the general public Add to this the heterosexist and ableist bias Byron bisexual? And disabled? Never we can't condone mentioning those things and it's Caucasian centrism thank heavens those White Christians came to the aid of African slaves and the book has all the ualities showing the dangers of a single story see Chimamanda AdichieTEDtalk The uality of the reproductions in the paperback version which I bought were fair at best I'm keeping the book for general reference but I wouldn't pay full price for a new one

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