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Ancients against moderns : culture wars and the making of a fin de siècle

Author: Joan DeJean. ; Joan E DeJean
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the end of the century approaches, many predict our fin de siecle will mirror the nineteenth-century decline into decadence. But a better model for the 1990s is to be found, according to Joan DeJean, in the culture wars of France in the 1690s--the time of a battle of the books known as the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns. DeJean brilliantly reassesses our current culture wars from the perspective of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan DeJean. ; Joan E DeJean
ISBN: 0226141373 9780226141374 0226141381 9780226141381
OCLC Number: 34745964
Awards: Short-listed for Modern Language Association James Russell Lowell Prize 1998
Description: xix, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1: Did the Seventeenth Century Create Our Fin de Siecle? or, The Making of the Enlightenment That We May at Last Be Leaving Behind --
Ch. 2: The Invention of a Public for Literature --
Ch. 3: A Short History of the Human Heart --
Ch. 4: Culture or Civilization?
Responsibility: Joan DeJean.
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As the end of the 20th century approaches, many predict that it will mirror the 19th-century decline into decadence. The author of this text finds a closer analogy with the culture wars of France in  Read more...

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