HISTORY OF IDEAS – Romanticism

Romanticism is a historical movement that still hugely colours how we tend to feel and look at the world: it’s responsible for the way we approach love, nature, business and children. This is its history. If you like our films take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): http://www.theschooloflife.com/shop/all/

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  1. This video makes romantic ideas look like a senseless fool's paradise while actually it was one of the most glorious periods for Literature , Arts and Aesthetics; romantic ideals are what makes humans out of flesh machines and compell us to reconsider perhaps the most vital need – a fulfilled existence.

  2. I need to make presentation about one romanticist for university, can u guys tell me which one should i choose? I am not well educated in this kind of area, I am more of a tech person

  3. For a long time, I thought of romance as feelings of love. But now that I’ve watched this, romance associates with expression, sentiment and elements of nature. Music in this era has heartwarming melodies. Poems and writings express their expressive sentiments, and art makes use of the artists use of nature and emotion to make romance yet one of the best art and literature movements.

  4. That not true, it start when humans start thinking. I think speaker need to explore more about this topic. There are many examples in other parts of world

  5. "… although Romantics do not believe in God"
    It's not as simple as that though. They don't reject God's existence. But I think they inherited their opinion on religion from the enlightenment movement just before. They reject the idea that God guides their actions or puts purpose into their life (or whatever). Plus, most romantic protagonists are outcasts, they have no allegiance to institutions like the monarchy or the clergy.

  6. This really deserves a part two. So many things to tell about Romanticism, especially its link with if the rise of Nationalism in Europe, the best examples are Verdi or Wagner.

  7. I find it odd that you say “while romantics do not believe in God…”

    Surely atheism is not an innate quality of romanticism? Indeed romanticism is often viewed as a protection of religion against the cold, bureaucratic position atheism is often painted in.

  8. "one hopes this isn't going to be the end of the story that we may in the future
    learn to soften the worst side of modernity through the best sides of romanticism, in order to create a more evolved alternative, what one might term: an age of maturity."

    Romanticism led Hegel and Marx.
    Hegel's thoughts brought us Hitlers and Mussolinis and Marx's thoughts brought us Stalins and Maos.
    Very mature outcome, one might say!!!

    Thank you so much! I'll stay on the side of the Enlightenment!!

  9. 7:56 “Laufer” in my country which don’t speak French at all we use this word quiet often for someone who don’t work and just do free roam I always thought that it was an “Hindi” (my mother tongue) word but now I know it’s a French word. I wonder how the French word “laufer” made all the way to India and is being used by Hindi speakers commonly. I still have lot to learn.


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