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作者 Figes, Orlando, author
書名 The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture / Orlando Figes
出版項 New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2019
國際標準書號 9781627792141
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  CB204 .F54 2019    在架上    30610020625786
版本 First U.S. edition
說明 xxv, 563 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-530) and index
Europe in 1843 -- A Revolution on the Stage -- The Arts in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction -- Europeans on the Move -- Europe at Play -- The Land without Music -- Culture Without Borders -- Death and the Canon
"The nineteenth century in Europe was the first age of cultural globalization-an epoch when mass communications and high-speed rail travel brought Europe together, overcoming national barriers and creating a truly pan-European canon of artistic, musical, and literary works. By 1900, people across the continent were reading the same books, looking at the same art, and attending the same opera performances. Acclaimed historian Orlando Figes moves from Parisian salons to German spa towns to Russian country houses, exploring the interplay of money and art that made this unification possible. At the book's center is an intimate love triangle: the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev; the Spanish prima donna Pauline Viardot; and her husband Louis Viardot, a connoisseur and political activist. Their passionate, ambitious lives caught up an astonishing array of artists and princes, poets, composers, and impresarios-Delacroix, Chopin, the Schumanns, Hugo, Flaubert, Dickens, and Dostoyevsky, among them. As Figes observes, nearly all of civilization's great advances have come when people, ideas, and artistic creations circulate freely between nations. Surprising, beautifully written, spanning a continent and a century, The Europeans offers the first international history of European culture-and a compelling argument for the benefits of cosmopolitanism"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Europe -- Intellectual life -- 19th century
Culture and globalization -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
Arts and globalization -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 -- Friends and associates
Viardot-García, Pauline, 1821-1910 -- Friends and associates
Viardot, Louis, 1800-1883 -- Friends and associates
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