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Crescendo of the virtuoso : spectacle, skill and self-promotion in Paris during the age of revolution

Author: Paul Metzner
Publisher: Berkeley : Univ. of California Press, cop. 1998.
Series: Studies on the history of society and culture, 30.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Paul Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos - from chess masters to the first police detective. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Metzner
ISBN: 0520206843 9780520206847
OCLC Number: 185289629
Description: xii, 385 s. : ill.
Series Title: Studies on the history of society and culture, 30.
Responsibility: Paul Metzner.

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"Metzner's book is that rare thing, a genuinely intelligent and innovative text which is also a pleasure to read." --Times Literary Supplement

 
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