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Unity and diversity in European culture c.1800 /
edited by Tim Blanning & Hagen Schulze.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2006.
description
viii, 213 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0197263828 (hbk.), 9780197263822 (hbk.)
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2006.
isbn
0197263828 (hbk.)
9780197263822 (hbk.)
contents note
Introduction / Tim Blanning & Hagen Schulze (p. 1-4) -- Art and Its Publics, c. 1800 / James J Sheehan (p. 5-17) -- The Idea of National Opera, c. 1800 / Silke Leopold (p. 19-33) -- The Invention of German Music, c. 1800 / John Deathridge (p. 35-60) -- Playing with the Nation: Napoleon and the Culture of Nationalism / Peter Alter (p. 61-75) -- Cosmopolitanism, Patriotism, Nationalism / Siegfried Weichlein (p. 77-99) -- Art in a Cool Climate: The Cultural Policy of the British State in European Context, c. 1780 to c. 1850 / Peter Mandler (p. 101-120) -- The Invention of National Languages / Otto Dann (p. 121-133) -- The Debates about Universal History and National History, c. 1800: A Problem-oriented Historical Attempt / Hans Erich Bödeker (p. 135-170) -- Views of the Past in Irish Vernacular Literature, 1650-1850 / Vincent Morley (p. 171-198) -- Unity and Diversity in European Culture, c. 1800: Summary of Discussion / X (p. 199-206)
general note
Proceedings of a conference held at Carlton House Terrace September 26-27, 2003, and sponsored jointly by the Academy and the German Historical Institute London.
catalogue key
7658657
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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[An] impressive collection. It is truly interdisciplinary and cross-cultural with much here to interest the reader.
This collection should provide stimulation for all those interested in the transformations of European culture in the so-called Sattelzeit between about 1750 and 1850.
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Summaries
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Bringing together two of the most popular, innovative, and controversial fields of historical study - cultural history, and the history of nationalism - this work discusses the public sphere, music, the visual arts, political culture, literature, the role of the state, and national languages of Europe.
Long Description
This volume brings together two of the most popular, innovative, and controversial fields of historical study: cultural history, and the history of nationalism. Eleven lively chapters discuss the public sphere, music, the visual arts, political culture, literature, the role of the state, and national languages of Europe.
Main Description
Two of the most popular, innovative and controversial fields of historical study are cultural history and the history of nationalism. This volume brings these two areas together by addressing a central concern of recent research on the cultural history of Europe: the transition from thecosmopolitan culture of the Enlightenment to the self-consciously national cultures of the nineteenth century. Eleven lively and accessible chapters cover the public sphere, music, the visual arts, political culture, literature, the role of the state, and national languages. Among the many topics discussed are the decline in the degree and importance of patronage by the churches and the nobility; thecorresponding expansion in the role played by the anonymous public and the market; the decline of international languages in favour of national vernaculars; the importance of the 'other' in determining a sense of national identity; and the growing appreciation by the state of the significance of the'fine arts' as being conducive to social harmony, economic prosperity, and political stability.
Table of Contents
Art and its publics, c. 1800p. 5
The idea of national opera, c. 1800p. 19
The invention of German music, c. 1800p. 35
Playing with the nation : Napoleon and the culture of nationalismp. 61
Cosmopolitanism, patriotism, nationalismp. 77
Art in a cool climate : the cultural policy of the British state in European context, c. 1780 to c. 1850p. 101
The invention of national languagesp. 121
The debates about universal history and national history, c. 1800 : a problem-oriented historical attemptp. 135
Views of the past in Irish vernacular literature, 1650-1850p. 171
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