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Author: Wendy Rosslyn
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Keywords: lives, culture, russia, century, nineteenth, women
Number of Pages: 262
Published: 2012-01-02
ISBN-10: 1906924651
ISBN-13: 9781906924652

Russian women of the nineteenth century are often thought of in their literary incarnations as the heroines of novels such as Anna Karenina and War and Peace. But their real-life counterparts are now becoming better understood as active contributors to Russia's varied cultural landscape.This collection of essays examines the lives of women across Russia - from wealthy noblewomen in St Petersburg to desperately poor peasants in Siberia - discussing their interaction with the Church and the law, and their rich contribution to music, art, literature and theatre. It shows how women struggled for g
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Author: Edward Bellamy
Publisher: Applewood Books
Keywords: backward, looking
Number of Pages: 213
Published: 2000-09-01
ISBN-10: 155709506X
ISBN-13: 9781557095060

Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist.
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Author: Philippe Hamon
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: century, france, nineteenth, architecture, literature, expositions
Number of Pages: 250
Published: 1992
ISBN-10: 0520073258
ISBN-13: 9780520073258

In Expositions, Philippe Hamon leads us on an engaging intellectual stroll through the spaces and representations of the nineteenth-century French metropolis. Inspired by the cultural histories of Walter Benjamin and Wolfgang Schivelbusch, Expositions explores the spatial and cultural logic of Haussmann's sweeping Paris boulevards, classic novels by Balzac and Zola, the Bon Marché department store, and the poetry of Baudelaire.
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Author: Carol M. Zemel
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: nineteenth, century, art, modernity, utopia, gogh, progress, van
Number of Pages: 356
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 0520088492
ISBN-13: 9780520088498

In Carol Zemel's insightful reinterpretation of Van Gogh's work and career, the artist is seen as a determined modern professional instead of the tortured romantic hero that legend has given us. Zemel's fresh approach emphasizes the utopian idealism that infused both Van Gogh's life and his pictures. She looks at the artist's career from 1882 to 1890 through six utopian projects or professional schemes, each embodying a specific societal crisis for Van Gogh's generation: women and sexuality, the rural artisan, republican citizenry, professional identity, the burgeoning art market, and the cons
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Author: Donna C. Mehos
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Keywords: artis, nineteenth, century, zoo, amsterdam, culture, members, science
Number of Pages: 213
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9053567399
ISBN-13: 9789053567395

What role did science play in nineteenth-century Dutch cultural life? This fascinating slice-of-cultural life book unveils the significance of Artis as both a scientific center and the cultural hub of the city. It links exhibits of exotic animals and colonial artifacts, concerts, scientific research, and social exclusion to the rise of national conciousness among nineteenth-century Dutch middle classes. The author highlights Dutch society and its efforts to display colonial wealth before it supported what is traditionally seen as high culture. Artis flourished with the help of significant priv
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Author: William O. Oldson
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Keywords: nineteenth, century, romania, polity, nationalism, anti, semitism, providential
Number of Pages: 194
Published: 1991
ISBN-10: 0871691930
ISBN-13: 9780871691934

William O. Oldson. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 193. Paper. 6 x 9. Illus. $20. Scholarly examination of Romania's treatment of its Jewish population with an emphasis on nineteenth-century politics (Congress of Berlin) & intellectual decisions that affected twentieth-century policies--especially Romania's attitude towards Germany. Although called "the most anti-Semitic country in Europe," why did Romania's Jews survive the Holocaust in greater numbers than others?
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Author: Charles Lipson
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: nineteenth, twentieth, centuries, capital, foreign, guard, protecting, standing
Number of Pages: 356
Published: 1985
ISBN-10: 0520053273
ISBN-13: 9780520053274

Foreign investors are drawn abroad by the lure of profits, but they also face significant risks. Standing Guard examines how investors have coped with these risks and protected their capital abroad in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Foreign investors are drawn abroad by the lure of profits, but they also face significant risks. Standing Guard examines how investors have coped with these risks and protected their capital abroad in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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