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The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture, Orlando Figes

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The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture
Title
The Europeans
Title remainder
three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Figes
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Figes, Orlando
Dewey number
940.2/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Europe
  • Culture and globalization
  • Arts and globalization
  • Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich
  • Viardot-García, Pauline
  • Viardot, Louis
Label
The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture, Orlando Figes
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-530) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1114280537
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627792141
Lccn
2019035029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1114280537
Label
The Europeans : three lives and the making of a cosmopolitan culture, Orlando Figes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-530) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
on1114280537
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xix, 562 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627792141
Lccn
2019035029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1114280537

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