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

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

by Colin Jones
     
 


"This superb collection of essays brings together the most exciting new work in cultural and literary history. Although the authors focus on the various cultural revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the significance of their investigations extends far beyond that moment. They show how the major categories of modern social life took root in this… See more details below

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"This superb collection of essays brings together the most exciting new work in cultural and literary history. Although the authors focus on the various cultural revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the significance of their investigations extends far beyond that moment. They show how the major categories of modern social life took root in this era, but they emphasize the surprising and often paradoxical ways those developments took place. Nothing about the experience of class, gender, race, nation, sentiment or even death was pre-ordained. These essays will enable readers to take a fresh new look at the origins of modernity."—Lynn Hunt, editor of The New Cultural History and coeditor of Beyond the Cultural Turn

"This is a valuable and provocative set of essays. Differing markedly in subject matter, they are linked by their intelligence and concern to re-assess early modern English and French histories, and the differences conventionally drawn between them, in the light of current work on language, class, race and gender."—Linda Colley, author of Britons: Forging the Nation, 1707-1837

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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)

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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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