By Heather M Campbell
Starting with the economic Revolution, Europe used to be seized via the spirit of political and social innovation and reform that has persisted into the twenty first century. the overall surroundings of the continent, mirrored within the Romantic, Realist, and Modernist routine that swept via its countries, mirrored a starting to be recognition of formerly overlooked social realities that demanded motion. This enticing quantity chronicles Europes changes from the past due 18th century throughout the current and examines the eu reaction to either prosperity and warfare.
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As wage earners having no access to property, urban workers were increasingly able to form liaisons early in life without waiting for inheritance and without close supervision by a watchful community. Sexual activity began earlier in life than had been standard before the 1780s. Marriage did not necessarily follow, for many workers moved from job to job and some unquestionably exploited female partners who were eager for more durable arrangements. Rates of illegitimate births began to rise rapidly throughout western Europe from about 1780 (from 2 to 4 up to 10 percent of total births) among young rural as well as urban workers.
Similarly, the taste for history, for the Middle Ages, and for the exotic shows a strong curiosity about the particulars of what is real though ignored by previous conventions. All critics, however, are agreed upon one Romantic trait: individualism. And it is here that the figure of Napoleon plays its cultural role. Napoleon, or more exactly Bonaparte, the revolutionary general, the overthrower of old monarchies and creator of new national republics, the organizing genius who rescued France from chaos and who held off the reactionary forces leagued against him throughout Europe—that figure is the one that inspired Ludwig van Beethoven’s Eroica symphony, Balzac’s and Stendhal’s heroes, and the poems, paintings, and compositions of many others.
The former “grand style” of painting had been derived from royal and aristocratic elegance, and its allusions to the ancient Classical past were gentle and distant, architectural and mythological. Now, under the leadership of the painter Jacques-Louis David, the great dramatic scenes of ancient 36 7 The Age of Revolution, 1789–1849 7 history were portrayed in sharp, uncompromising outlines that struck the beholder as the utmost realism of the day. In David’s Death of Socrates and Oath of the Horatii civic and military courage are the respective subjects; in his pencil sketches of the victims of the Terror as they were led to execution, reportorial realism dominates; and, in his designs for the setting of huge popular festivals, David, in collaboration with the musicians Étienne-Nicolas Méhul and André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, provided the first examples of an art in scale with the new populism: the courtly taste for intimate elegance and subtle manners gave way to the more striking, less polished large-scale feelings of a proud nation.
Advances in Democracy: From the French Revolution to the Present-Day European Union (A History of Western Civilization) by Heather M Campbell