Augustan Age Reason And Common Sense

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Augustan Age Reason And Common Sense

  1. 1. Reason and Common Sense Raffaele Nardella http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/augustus.shtml
  2. 2. The Dynasty of Hanover <ul><li>George I </li></ul><ul><li>Germany Unpopular </li></ul><ul><li>Augustan Age </li></ul><ul><li>Stability Arts Power </li></ul><ul><li>(Traditionalism, Elegance, Wit) </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/GeorgeIKneller1714.jpg/250px-GeorgeIKneller1714.jpg
  3. 3. A Golden Age <ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Materialistic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pragmatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Institutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hereditary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Privileged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Controlled Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Legal Rights </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:British_House_of_Commons_1834.jpg
  4. 4. An Enlightened Age <ul><li>Enligtened thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>John Locke, philosopher </li></ul><ul><li>Oliver Goldsmith, populariser </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal thought  Free Will </li></ul><ul><li>Optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Faith in Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Common Sense </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.savepasargad.com/New-050508/01.General-News/News-pix/farrokh/Pic-19-John_Locke.jpg
  5. 5. The Features of Augustan Literature <ul><li>Real Life Social Behaviour </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/englishpeasants.jpg http://www.sterlingtimes.org/morland_tavern_door2.jpg
  6. 6. The View of Nature <ul><li>Balance </li></ul><ul><li>Arts Symmetry Imitation of Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Refinement </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.dargate.com/246_auction/246_images/2454.jpg

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