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Robert Ross - 19th Century Europe: A Cultural History - 9780745643601 - V9780745643601
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19th Century Europe: A Cultural History

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Description for 19th Century Europe: A Cultural History Paperback. A brief history of one of the most vibrant periods of European culture. Connects European culture of the period, including literature, art and philosophy, to broader themes of industrialisation, commercialisation and empire. Written in a very fluid and readable style and brings in a wealth of cultural examples. Num Pages: 202 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JH; HBJD; HBLL; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 213 x 144 x 13. Weight in Grams: 258.
Nineteenth-Century Europe offers a much-needed concise and fresh look at European culture between the Great Revolution in France and the First World War. It encompasses all major themes of the period, from the rising nationalism of the early nineteenth century to the pessimistic views of fin de siècle. It is a lucid, fluent presentation that appeals to both students of history and culture and the general audience interested in European cultural history.

The book attempts to see the culture of the nineteenth century in broad terms, integrating everyday ways of life into the story as mental, ... Read more

Although the nineteenth century has often been described as a century of rising factory pipes and grey industrial cities, as a cradle of modern culture, the era has many faces. This book pays special attention to the experiences of contemporaries, from the fear for steaming engines to the longing for the pre-industrial past, from the idle calmness of bourgeois life to the awakening consumerism of the department stores, from curious exoticism to increasing xenophobia, from optimistic visions of future to the expectations of an approaching end. The century that is only a few generations away from us is strange and familiar at the same time – a bygone world that has in many ways influenced our present day world.

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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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About Robert Ross
Hannu Salmi is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Turku.

Reviews for 19th Century Europe: A Cultural History
"A very readable and insightful introduction." European History Quarterly "Nineteenth-Century Europe's reworking of familiar textbook themes in the light of recent cultural history will doubtless win it a place on many reading lists." English Historical Review "[Hannu's] survey manages to compress a good range of concisely expressed insights into its ... Read more

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