variants: or less commonly pre-Romanticism or Pre-Romanticism
Definition of pre-romanticism
: a cultural shift of the mid- to late-18th century that preceded and gave rise to Romanticism … Pre-Romanticism was not really an intellectual movement per se. It is, rather, a label given by modern commentators to various developments that signal the dissolution of the Enlightenment paradigm and the emergence of new approaches.— Walter Kudrycz Throughout the eighteenth century, all over Europe, signs appeared of new interests and new feelings about neglected elements in life and art. This is sometimes called eighteenth-century romanticism or pre-romanticism.— Jacques Barzun
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