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19th Century Europe

19th Century Europe Author Hannu Salmi
ISBN-10 9780745658599
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 224
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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.



19th Century Europe

19th Century Europe Author Hannu Salmi
ISBN-10 0745643590
Release 2008-10-20
Pages 224
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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.



Women in Nineteenth Century Europe

Women in Nineteenth Century Europe Author Rachel G. Fuchs
ISBN-10 9780230802162
Release 2004-11-22
Pages 216
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During the nineteenth century, European women of all countries and social classes experienced dramatic and enduring changes in their familial, working and political lives. However, the history of women at this time is not one of unmitigated progress - theirs was an uphill struggle, fraught with hindrances, hard work and economic downturns, and the increasing intrusion of the public into their innermost private and personal lives. Breaking away from traditional categories, Rachel G. Fuchs and Victoria E. Thompson provide a sense of the variety and complexity of women's lives across national and regional boundaries, juxtaposing the experiences of women with the perceptions of their lives. Three themes unite this study: - the tension between tradition and modernity - the changing relationship between the community and individual - the shifting boundaries between public and private Dealing with individual women's lives within a large social and cultural context, Fuchs and Thompson demonstrate how strong and courageous women refused to live within the prescribed domestic roles - and how many became the modern women of the twentieth century.



Europe

Europe Author Peter Rietbergen
ISBN-10 9781317606307
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 618
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This third, revised and augmented edition of Peter Rietbergen’s highly acclaimed Europe: A Cultural History provides a major and original contribution to the study of Europe. From ancient Babylonian law codes to Pope Urban’s call to crusade in 1095, and from Michelangelo on Italian art in 1538 to Sting’s songs in the late twentieth century, the expressions of the culture that has developed in Europe are diverse and wide-ranging. This exceptional text expertly connects this variety, explaining them to the reader in a thorough and yet highly readable style. Presented chronologically, Europe: A Cultural History examines the many cultural building blocks of Europe, stressing their importance in the formation of the continent’s ever-changing cultural identities. Starting with the beginnings of agricultural society and ending with the mass culture of the early twenty-first century, the book uses literature, art, science, technology and music to examine Europe’s cultural history in terms of continuity and change. Rietbergen looks at how societies developed new ways of surviving, believing, consuming and communicating throughout the period. His book is distinctive in paying particular attention to the ways early Europe has been formed through the impact of a variety of cultures, from Celtic and German to Greek and Roman. The role of Christianity is stressed, but as a contested variable, as are the influences from, for example, Asia in the early modern period and from American culture and Islamic immigrants in more recent times. Since anxieties over Europe's future mount, this third edition text has been thoroughly revised for the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Moreover, it now also includes a 'dossier' of some seventeen essay-like vignettes that highlight cultural phenomena said to be characteristic of Europe: social solidarity, capitalism, democracy and so forth. With a wide selection of illustrations, maps, excerpts of sources and even lyrics from contemporary songs to support the arguments, this book both serves the general reader as well as students of historical and cultural studies.



A Companion to Nineteenth Century Europe 1789 1914

A Companion to Nineteenth Century Europe  1789   1914 Author Stefan Berger
ISBN-10 9781405152327
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 560
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This Companion provides an overview of European history during the 'long' nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914. Consists of 32 chapters written by leading international scholars Balances coverage of political, diplomatic and international history with discussion of economic, social and cultural concerns Covers both Eastern and Western European states, including Britain Pays considerable attention to smaller countries as well as to the great powers Compares particular phenomena and developments across Europe



Culture Wars

Culture Wars Author Christopher Clark
ISBN-10 1139439901
Release 2003-08-14
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Across nineteenth-century Europe, the emergence of constitutional and democratic nation-states was accompanied by intense conflict between Catholics and anticlerical forces. At its peak, this conflict touched virtually every sphere of social life: schools, universities, the press, marriage and gender relations, burial rites, associational culture, the control of public space, folk memory and the symbols of nationhood. In short, these conflicts were 'culture wars', in which the values and collective practices of modern life were at stake. These 'culture wars' have generally been seen as a chapter in the history of specific nation-states. Yet it has recently become increasingly clear that the Europe of the mid- and later nineteenth century should also be seen as a common politico-cultural space. This book breaks with the conventional approach by setting developments in specific states within an all-European and comparative context, offering a fresh and revealing perspective on one of modernity's formative conflicts.



Religious Institutes and Catholic Culture in 19th and 20th Century Europe

Religious Institutes and Catholic Culture in 19th  and 20th Century Europe Author Urs Altermatt
ISBN-10 9789462700000
Release 2014-03-05
Pages 216
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A broad perspective on the role of religious institutes in social and cultural practices This volume examines the cultural contribution of religious institutes, men and women religious, and their role in the constitution of Catholic communities of communication in different European countries (England, Germany, Liechtenstein, the Low Countries, the Nordic Countries, Switzerland). The articles focus on social and cultural history by comparing both discourses and cultural and social practices, as well as examining international networks and cultural transference. How did religious institutes function as cultural elites in the production and mediation of knowledge, ideologies, cultural codes, and practices? What kind of discursive and operational strategies did they use to help construct and propagate social Catholicism, ultramontanism, and confessionalism, and to establish and promote the Catholic communication system? What were the central mechanisms in the production of knowledge and how were they incorporated within identity politics? The volume also takes a broad perspective on the role of religious institutes in the production and propagation of religious, cultural, and social practices, and in the socialisation of the Catholic population. The focus is on cultural practices, on the transmission and transformation of attitudes, and on the rites and customs in everyday religious and social practices.



The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century

The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century Author Owen Chadwick
ISBN-10 0521398290
Release 1975
Pages 286
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Owen Chadwick's acclaimed lectures on the secularisation of the European mind trace the declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society in the nineteenth century.



Sounds of Modern History

Sounds of Modern History Author Daniel Morat
ISBN-10 9781782384229
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 352
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Long ignored by scholars in the humanities, sound has just begun to take its place as an important object of study in the last few years. Since the late 19th century, there has been a paradigmatic shift in auditory cultures and practices in European societies. This change was brought about by modern phenomena such as urbanization, industrialization and mechanization, the rise of modern sciences, and of course the emergence of new sound recording and transmission media. This book contributes to our understanding of modern European history through the lens of sound by examining diverse subjects such as performed and recorded music, auditory technologies like the telephone and stethoscope, and the ambient noise of the city.



Center Stage

Center Stage Author Philipp Ther
ISBN-10 9781557536754
Release 2014
Pages 291
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Grand palaces of culture, opera theaters marked the center of European cities like the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. As opera cast its spell, almost every European city and society aspired to have its own opera house, and dozens of new theaters were constructed in the course of the "long" nineteenth century. At the time of the French Revolution in 1789, only a few, mostly royal, opera theaters, existed in Europe. However, by the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries nearly every large town possessed a theater in which operas were performed, especially in Central Europe, the region upon which this book concentrates. This volume, a revised and extended version of two well-reviewed books published in German and Czech, explores the social and political background to this "opera mania" in nineteenth century Central Europe. After tracing the major trends in the opera history of the period, including the emergence of national genres of opera and its various social functions and cultural meanings, the author contrasts the histories of the major houses in Dresden (a court theater), Lemberg (a theater built and sponsored by aristocrats), and Prague (a civic institution). Beyond the operatic institutions and their key stage productions, composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner, Bedrich Smetana, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Antonín Dvorák, and Richard Strauss are put in their social and political contexts. The concluding chapter, bringing together the different leitmotifs of social and cultural history explored in the rest of the book, explains the specificities of opera life in Central Europe within a wider European and global framework.



Sons and Heirs

Sons and Heirs Author Heidi Mehrkens
ISBN-10 9781137454980
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 288
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Bringing together an international team of specialists, this volume considers the place of royal heirs within their families, their education and accommodation, their ability to overcome succession crises, the consequences of the death of an heir and finally the roles royal heirs played during the First World War.



The Nineteenth century Visual Culture Reader

The Nineteenth century Visual Culture Reader Author Vanessa R. Schwartz
ISBN-10 0415308658
Release 2004
Pages 405
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The nineteenth century is central to contemporary discussions of visual culture. This reader brings together key writings on the period, exploring such topics as photographs, exhibitions and advertising.



Civil Society Associations and Urban Places

Civil Society  Associations  and Urban Places Author Graeme Morton
ISBN-10 0754652475
Release 2006
Pages 220
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Civil society has become central to the historian's understanding of class, cultural and political power in the nineteenth century town and city. This volume brings together essays by an international group of urban historians who examine the construction of civil society from associational activity in the urban place. The volume shows that a deep and interlocking civil society does not automatically lead to a rise in democratic activity.



Fin de Si cle Europe

Fin de Si  cle Europe Author Anna Fishzon
ISBN-10 1474254225
Release 2019-09-05
Pages 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.



The Cultural Revolution of the Nineteenth Century

The Cultural Revolution of the Nineteenth Century Author Márcia Abreu
ISBN-10 9780857729958
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 320
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The beginnings of what we now call ‘globalization’ dates from the early sixteenth century, when Europeans, in particular the Iberian monarchies, began to connect ‘the four parts of the world’. From the end of the eighteenth and throughout the nineteenth centuries, technical advancements, such as the growth of the European rail network and the increasing ease of international shipping, narrowed the physical and imagined distances between different parts of the globe. Books, printed matter and theatrical performances were a crucial part of this process and the so-called ‘long nineteenth century’ saw a remarkable increase in readership and technological improvements that significantly changed the production of printed matter and its relationship with culture. This book analyzes this sea-change in knowledge and sharing of ideas through the prism of the transatlantic diffusion of French, Brazilian, Portuguese and English print-cultures. In particular, it charts the circulation of printed matter, publishers, booksellers and actors between Europe and South America. Featuring a new original essay from Roger Chartier, The Cultural Revolution of the 19th Century is an essential new benchmark in global and transnational history.



Cultural History in Europe

Cultural History in Europe Author Jörg Rogge
ISBN-10 9783839417249
Release 2011-09
Pages 260
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What is the current state of discussion in Cultural History? Which European institutions engage exclusively in Cultural History and which topics do they address? And how will Cultural History develop in the future? These and other questions are raised by European scholars in the discussion of Institutions, Themes and Perspectives of Cultural History in this volume. It provides a profound overview of contemporary developments in Scandinavia, Finland, Great Britain, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain.



Manufacturing Middle Ages

Manufacturing Middle Ages Author
ISBN-10 9789004244870
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 450
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Manufacturing Middle Ages explores the entangled history of European national discourses grounded in medievalist and archaic traditions and developed by the emerging disciplines of humanities across the long nineteenth century.