19th Century Europe

19th Century Europe

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 ...

Author: Hannu Salmi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745658599

Category: History

Page: 200

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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, material and social practices. It also highlights ways of thinking, mentalities and emotions in order to construct a picture of this period of another kind, that goes beyond a story of “isms” or intellectual and artistic movements. 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.
Categories: History

Fin de Si cle Europe

Fin de Si  cle Europe

Both an interpretation of the fin de siècle as an urban phenomenon and a detailed exploration of its impact on the whole of Europe, this book is vital reading for any student seeking to know more about the fin de siècle and Europe in the ...

Author: Anna Fishzon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1474254225

Category: History

Page: 368

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An examination of the most significant social, artistic, intellectual, and political developments in Europe at the turn of the 20th century (1870 to 1914), Fin-de-Siècle Europe engages sources of the period and subsequent scholarly debates to provide a truly comprehensive appraisal of this critical period in European history. Anna Fishzon and Ian Beilin synthesize literary, musical, visual and philosophical material in order to develop a descriptive narrative as well as to interrogate the meanings and the very frame of 'fin de siècle' and its legacy. More than previous histories or document collections, the book also takes stock of the European fin de siècle's dependence on colonialism for definition and resonance. The text begins with an introduction that explores the nature of the fin de siècle and modernity more generally before splitting into two main parts. Part I surveys the fin de siècle from a thematic perspective and discusses degeneration, consumerism, science, technology, the media, mass politics, sex and the psyche, modernism and the avant-garde, celebrity culture and the role of women. Part II analyses the fin de siècle as it was experienced in the big cities of Paris, Vienna, London, Berlin and St Petersburg, the totemic cultural hubs that can be seen to represent, in different ways, so much of what this period in European history was about. The observations and arguments of Fin-de-Siècle Europe are then summarized and the legacy of the fin de siècle analysed in a conclusion, with 40 images, charts, primary source extracts, further reading lists, a glossary and a chronology of events all included to further enhance understanding. Both an interpretation of the fin de siècle as an urban phenomenon and a detailed exploration of its impact on the whole of Europe, this book is vital reading for any student seeking to know more about the fin de siècle and Europe in the long 19th-century.
Categories: History

Europe

Europe

""Discusses the cultural history of Europe from prehistory to the modern day. Includes illustrations, maps and case studies"--Provided by publisher"--

Author: Peter Rietbergen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134692699

Category: History

Page: 544

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""Discusses the cultural history of Europe from prehistory to the modern day. Includes illustrations, maps and case studies"--Provided by publisher"--
Categories: History

National Thought in Europe

National Thought in Europe

National Thought in Europe has been brought up to date in this new, third edition.

Author: Joep Leerssen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048542109

Category: Political Science

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Bringing together sources from many countries and many centuries, this study critically analyses the growth of national thought and of nationalism - from medieval ethnic prejudice to the Romantic belief in a nation's 'soul'. The belief and ideology of the nation's cultural individuality emerged from a Europe-wide exchange of ideas, often articulated in literature and belles lettres. In the last two centuries, these ideas have transformed the map of Europe and the relations between people and government. In tracing the modern European nation-state, cross-nationally and historically, as the outcome of a cultural self-invention, Leerssen also provides a surprising perspective on Europe's contemporary identity politics. National Thought in Europe has been brought up to date in this new, third edition.
Categories: Political Science

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire

This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1800 to 1920.

Author: Peter Marx

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350135475

Category: History

Page: 320

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The 19th century ushered in an unprecedented boom in technology, the unification of European nations, the building of global empires and stabilization of the middle classes. The theatre of the era reflected these significant developments as well as helped to catalyse them. Populist theatre and purposebuilt playhouses flourished in the ever-growing urban and cosmopolitan centres of Europe and in expanding global networks. This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of theatre from 1800 to 1920. Highly illustrated with 51 images, the ten chapters each take a different theme as their focus: institutional frameworks; social functions; sexuality and gender; the environment of theatre; circulation; interpretations; communities of production; repertoire and genres; technologies of performance; and knowledge transmission.
Categories: History

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth Century Europe

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth Century Europe

Myers, David N. Re-Inventing the Jewish Past: European Jewish Intellectuals and the Zionist Return to History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. ... The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century.

Author: Hannu Salmi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317307211

Category: History

Page: 222

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The notions of culture and civilization are at the heart of European self-image. This book focuses on how space and spatiality contributed to defining the concepts of culture and civilization and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications "culture" and "civilization" entailed. These questions have vital importance to the understanding of this formative period of modern Europe. The chapters of this volume concentrate on the following themes: What were the sites of culture, civilization and Bildung and how were these sites employed in defining these concepts? What kind of borders did this process of definition and its inherent spatial imagination produce? What were the connecting routes between the supposed centers and peripheries? What were the strategies of envisioning, negotiating and transforming cultural territories in early nineteenth-century Europe? This book adds new perspectives on ways of approaching spatiality in history by investigating, for example: the decisive role of the French revolution, the persistent interest in classical civilization and its sites, emerging urbanism and the culture of the cities, the changing constellations between centers and peripheries and the colonial extensions, or transfigurations, of culture. It also pays attention to the spatiality of culture as a metaphor, but simultaneously emphasizes the production of space in an era of technological innovation and change.
Categories: History

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth Century Europe

Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth Century Europe

This book focuses on how space and spatiality contributed to defining these concepts and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications culture and civilization entailed.

Author: Hannu Salmi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138122432

Category: Arts, European

Page: 232

View: 894

The notions of culture and civilization are at the heart of European self-image. This book focuses on how space and spatiality contributed to defining the concepts of culture and civilization and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications "culture" and "civilization" entailed. These questions have vital importance to the understanding of this formative period of modern Europe. The chapters of this volume concentrate on the following themes: What were the sites of culture, civilization and Bildungand how were these sites employed in defining these concepts? What kind of borders did this process of definition and its inherent spatial imagination produce? What were the connecting routes between the supposed centers and peripheries? What were the strategies of envisioning, negotiating and transforming cultural territories in early nineteenth-century Europe? This book adds new perspectives on ways of approaching spatiality in history by investigating, for example: the decisive role of the French revolution, the persistent interest in classical civilization and its sites, emerging urbanism and the culture of the cities, the changing constellations between centers and peripheries and the colonial extensions, or transfigurations, of culture. It also pays attention to the spatiality of culture as a metaphor, but simultaneously emphasizes the production of space in an era of technological innovation and change.
Categories: Arts, European

What is Cultural History

What is Cultural History

The second edition of What is Cultural History? willcontinue to be an essential textbook for all students of history aswell as those taking courses in cultural, anthropological andliterary studies.

Author: Peter Burke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745658674

Category: History

Page: 192

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What is Cultural History? has established itself as an essential guide to what cultural historians do and how they do it. Now fully updated in its second edition, leading historian Peter Burke offers afresh his accessible guide to the past, present and future of cultural history, as it has been practised not only in the English-speaking world, but also in Continental Europe, Asia, South America and elsewhere. Burke begins by providing a discussion of the ‘classic’ phase of cultural history, associated with Jacob Burckhardt and Johan Huizinga, and of the Marxist reaction, from Frederick Antal to Edward Thompson. He then charts the rise of cultural history in more recent times, concentrating on the work of the last generation, often described as the ‘New Cultural History'. He places cultural history in its own cultural context, noting links between new approaches to historical thought and writing and the rise of feminism, postcolonial studies and an everyday discourse in which the idea of culture plays an increasingly important part. The new edition also surveys the very latest developments in the field and considers the directions cultural history may be taking in the twenty-first century. The second edition of What is Cultural History? will continue to be an essential textbook for all students of history as well as those taking courses in cultural, anthropological and literary studies.
Categories: History

A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century

A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century

An essential resource for researchers, scholars and students of history, literature, culture and education, A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century includes chapters on atypical bodies, mobility impairment, chronic ...

Author: Joyce L. Huff

Publisher:

ISBN: 1350029106

Category: Disabilities

Page:

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The long nineteenth century--stretching from the start of the American Revolution in 1776 to the end of World War I in 1918--was a pivotal period in the history of disability for the Western world and the cultures under its imperial sway. Industrialization was a major factor in the changing landscape of disability, providing new adaptive technologies and means of access while simultaneously contributing to the creation of a mass-produced environment hostile to bodies and minds that did not adhere to emerging norms. In defining disability, medical views, which framed disabilities as problems to be solved, competed with discourses from such diverse realms as religion, entertainment, education, and literature. Disabled writers and activists generated important counternarratives, made increasingly available through the spread of print culture. An essential resource for researchers, scholars and students of history, literature, culture and education, A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century includes chapters on atypical bodies, mobility impairment, chronic pain and illness, blindness, deafness, speech dysfluencies, learning difficulties, and mental health, with 34 illustrations drawn from period sources.
Categories: Disabilities

The Nineteenth Century

The Nineteenth Century

In the 19th century Europe changed more rapidly and radically than during any prior period. These chapters offer an approach to understanding one of the most complex periods of modern history, addressing all the major issues.

Author: T. C. W. Blanning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198731351

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

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The complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor, Professor TCW Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture head-on in chapters that will be at once wide-ranging surveys and searching analyses. Each book is specifically designed with the non-specialist reader in mind; but the authority of the contributors and the vigour of the interpretations will make them necessary and challenging reading for fellow academics across a range of disciplines. Europe changed more rapidly and more radically during the nineteenth century than during any prior period. A population explosion, a communications revolution, mass literacy, secularisation, urbanisation, Imperialism - these were just a few of the many ways in which the lives of Europeans of every class were dramatically changed. It was the centurywhen most of the ideologies of the modern world - liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, socialism, and racism - came of age. Yet in some respects, especially international relations, there was a surprising degree of continuity and harmony. In six pithy chapters experts on the political, international, social, economic, cultural, and imperial history of the period address and answer the big questions of the period.
Categories: Poetry