The Nineteenth-Century World (Readings in the History of Mankind)

The Nineteenth Century World Readings in the History of Mankind Contents Introduction The Victorian Mood A Reappraisal Mario PrazPart One Political and Social ForcesThe Impact of the French Revolution Recent Interpretations R R PalmerAgrarian Reform in Central E

  • Title: The Nineteenth-Century World (Readings in the History of Mankind)
  • Author: Guy S. Métraux François Crouzet
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contents Introduction The Victorian Mood A Reappraisal, Mario PrazPart One Political and Social ForcesThe Impact of the French Revolution Recent Interpretations, R.R PalmerAgrarian Reform in Central Europe, Werner ConzeAmerican Frontier Theory, Robert E RiegelPart Two Science and TechnologyThe Evolution of Technology, G.B.L WilsonThe Development of Biology, Jean RoContents Introduction The Victorian Mood A Reappraisal, Mario PrazPart One Political and Social ForcesThe Impact of the French Revolution Recent Interpretations, R.R PalmerAgrarian Reform in Central Europe, Werner ConzeAmerican Frontier Theory, Robert E RiegelPart Two Science and TechnologyThe Evolution of Technology, G.B.L WilsonThe Development of Biology, Jean RostandMedicine and Public Health, Richard H ShryockInventions and Scientific Ideas in Russia Eighteenth Nineteenth Centuries, A.A ZvorikinePart Three Religious DevelopmentsRoman Catholicism, P DroulersProtestantism, H.W SchneiderJewry and Judaism, J KatzPart Four Artistic ExpressionMain Trends of European Art, P FrancastelImpressionism The Break with Tradition, L VenturiArt and Letters in Italy, Mario PrazPart Five PhilosophyAuguste Comte s Philosophy of History, Henri GouhierIdeas and Ideologies in Latin America, L Zea

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    1. There are only two essays in this odd, out of date book (sponsored by UNESCO and The International Commission for a History of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Man) I would recommend: Robert Riegel's on American Frontier Theory and Richard Shryock's on Medicine and Public Health. Certainly these two are just as out of date as the rest of the book, except that the state of historiography, frozen in time (here, frozen in the 1950s-60s) can be interesting as a historical artifact.Riegel e [...]

    2. This book is worth reading because it attempts to retrieve the nineteenth century from the disrepute into which it had fallen as a consequence of the 1914–1918 World War, and books like Eminent Victorians by Lytton Strachey, which ridiculed it. It includes an Introduction and a chapter by the great Mario Praz — marvelous stuff by one of the great historians of — and great writers on — culture and literature. The other chapters are also written to a high standard.

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