The Age of Cultural Revolutions: Britain and France, 1750-1820

The Age of Cultural Revolutions: Britain and France, 1750-1820

by Colin Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520229673

ISBN-13: 9780520229679

Pub. Date: 01/08/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

In this vanguard collection, a stellar group of internationally known scholars explores a key period in the making of the modern West. Although the long-standing notion of "dual revolutions," economic in Britain and political in France, has been vigorously challenged in recent years, these authors find that "revolutionary" is an apt description of the important

Overview

In this vanguard collection, a stellar group of internationally known scholars explores a key period in the making of the modern West. Although the long-standing notion of "dual revolutions," economic in Britain and political in France, has been vigorously challenged in recent years, these authors find that "revolutionary" is an apt description of the important cultural transformations that took place in both France and Britain at the onset of modernity.

The essays, by social and cultural historians as well as by literary scholars, range over many critical themes within this cross-cultural revolution: class, politics, and the nature of social change; gender and identity; race and imperialism; and the reach of the cultural imaginary. Combining primary research with theoretical reflection, each chapter makes a fresh and compelling contribution to the rethinking of these crucial years in world history. The Age of Cultural Revolutions, a superb distillation of the interdisciplinary perspectives of culturally sensitive experts, is revolutionary in itself and will be a valuable model for scholars and students interested in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and France, European cultural history, and historical method.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520229679
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors: David Bell, James Chandler, Paul Friedland, Carla Hesse, Colin Jones, Thomas Laqueur, Sarah Maza, Michael McKeon, Gareth Stedman Jones, Carolyn Steedman, Barbara Taylor, Dror Wahrman, Kathleen Wilson

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