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The Fin-De-Siècle World

Edited by: Michael Saler

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415674133
eBook ISBN: 9781315748115
Adobe ISBN: 9781317604815

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This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. The volume includes pathbreaking essays on how the period was experienced not only in Europe and North America, but also in China, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, India, and elsewhere across the globe.

Thematic topics covered include new concepts of time and space, globalization, the city, and new political movements including nationalism, the "New Liberalism", and socialism and communism. The volume also looks at the development of mass media over this period and emerging trends in culture, such as advertising and consumption, film and publishing, as well as the technological and scientific changes that shaped the world at the turn of the nineteenth century, such as the invention of the telephone, new transport systems, eugenics and physics. The Fin-de-Siècle World also considers issues such as selfhood through chapters looking at gender, sexuality, adolescence, race and class, and considers the importance of different religions, both old and new, at the turn of the century. Finally the volume examines significant and emerging trends in art, music and literature alongside movements such as realism and aestheticism.

This volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular and artistic culture, social practices and scientific endeavours fitted together in an exciting world of change. It will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Fin-de-Siècle period.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Global literatures of decadence Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The city and urban life Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The second industrial revolution Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The modernity of the fin de siècle  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Changing concepts and experiences of time and space Download PDF
Chapter  7:  France Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Britain Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Central europe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Russia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Italy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Spain Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The United States Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Canada Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Did China have a Fin De Siècle? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Japan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  19:  India Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Africa Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The New Nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The New Imperialism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The new politics of ‘higher individualism’ Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Publishing Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Transports of speed Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Consumer culture and advertising Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The universities and the human sciences Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The “new physics” Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Biology and eugenics Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Psychology and psychiatry Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gender and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Race and ethnicity Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Secularism/atheism/agnosticism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Jewish Fin De Siècle  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Christianity Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Islam Download PDF
Chapter  39:  2444 AN Download PDF
Chapter  40:  New Age Fin De Siècle  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Music and the Gesamtkunstwerk  Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The visual arts Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Scientific romance, fantasy and the supernatural Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Children’s literature Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Realism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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