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The Romantic Chivalrous Epic as a Phenomenon of the German Rococo

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Richard M. Ilgner

This study of the Rococo epic as it evolved out of Wieland's Oberon traces the development of the rational/romantic confrontation from the 1760's to the second decade of the nineteenth century. The Rococo period as well as the romantic chivalrous epic are treated as transitionary phenomena in a rational/romantic continuum.