Holy Madness: Romantics, Patriots and Revolutionaries, 1776-1871

Holy Madness: Romantics, Patriots and Revolutionaries, 1776-1871

Adam Zamoyski


The Enlightenment had dislodged Christianity from its critical place within the lifetime of ecu societies.

Man’s quest for ecstasy and transcendence flooded into components comparable to the humanities, spawning the Romantic movement.

By the overdue eighteenth and early 19th century this secular quest for salvation gave upward push to a frequent hope for perfect communities.

In ‘Holy Madness’, Adam Zamoyski lines how worship and commitment initially channelled during the church used to be refocused at the reason for the folks and the nation.

This dramatic trip starts off in the United States in 1776 and is going correct as much as the final affliction of the Paris Commune in 1871, taking within the French revolution, the Irish uprising, the Polish uprisings, the conflict of Greek liberation, the Russian rebellion, the Hungarian struggles for freedom, the liberation of South the USA and the Italian Risorgimento.

On an unlimited canvas, Adam Zamoyski combines a thrilling voyage via those superb occasions with illuminating photos of the foremost avid gamers – Lafayette, Garibaldi, Lamartine, Kossuth, Mazzini, Napoleon, Paine, Benjamin Franklin, Coleridge, Byron, Bakunin, Rousseau and Bolivar.

‘Zamoyski is a fluent and unique author, and has been significantly praised for the fashion, sweep and authority of his prior books...an bold and in lots of methods fabulous book.’ – Hilary Mantel, day-by-day Telegraph

‘Splendidly descriptive, choked with tune and color. it's not in contrast to a symphonic poem, with operative bits right here and there...both captivating and learned...Zamoyski sweeps throughout 3 generations of revolutionaries...a tapestry-like essay woven with a hundred strands of romantic history.’ –The Times

‘Bold narrative historical past at its so much imaginative.’ –Observer

Count Adam Stefan Zamoyski is a historian and a member of the traditional Zamoyski kinfolk of Polish the Aristocracy. His books comprise ‘The final King of Poland’, ‘The Forgotten Few’, and ‘Paderewski’.

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