Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History
Ideology and the Historical Imagination

Derek Flitter

Legenda (General Series)

Legenda

17 January 2006  •  224pp

ISBN: 978-1-900755-97-9 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

EnlightenmentSpanishHistory


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. The competing interpretations of Guizot and Vico form 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.

Derek Flitter is Reader in Modern Iberian Literature and Ideas at the University of Birmingham.

Reviews:

  • ‘La perspectiva de Flitter elabora perspicaces análisis de un proyecto intelectual, el historiocismo schlegeliano al hispánico modo, con cierto recorrido histórico en la cultura española moderna.’ — Íñigo Sánchez Llama, Iberoamericana 8.30, 2008, 263-65

Bibliography entry:

Flitter, Derek, Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History: Ideology and the Historical Imagination (Cambridge: Legenda, 2006)

First footnote reference: 35 Derek Flitter, Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History: Ideology and the Historical Imagination (Cambridge: Legenda, 2006), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Flitter, p. 47.

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Flitter, Derek. 2006. Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History: Ideology and the Historical Imagination (Cambridge: Legenda)

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Example footnote reference: 35 Flitter 2006: 21.

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