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Europe : a cultural history

Author: P J A N Rietbergen
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Peter Rietbergen portrays Europe's history as a series of four grand phases of continuity and change set in the context of political, social and economic development. He examines its formation, the role of religion and foreign influences.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rietbergen, P.J.A.N.
Europe.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
(OCoLC)647572489
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J A N Rietbergen
ISBN: 9780415323581 0415323584 9780415323598 0415323592
OCLC Number: 60028996
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
Description: xxxvii, 545 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Europe --
a present with a past --
1. Before 'Europe' : towards an agricultural and sedentary society --
2. Rome and its empire : the effects and limits of cultural integration --
3. empire lost --
an empire won? : Christianity and the Roman Empire --
4. Towards one religion for all --
5. Three worlds around the inner sea : western Christendom, eastern Christendom and Islam --
6. One world, many traditions; elite culture and popular cultures : cosmopolitan norms and regional variations --
7. new society : Europe's changing views of man --
8. new society : Europe as a wider world --
9. new society : Europe and the wider world since the fifteenth century --
10. new society : migration, travel and the diffusion and integration of culture in Europe --
11. new society : the 'republic of letters' as a virtual and virtuous world against a divided world --
12. new society : from humanism to the Enlightenment --
13. Europe's revolutions : freedom and consumption for all? --
14. Progress and its discontents : nationalism, economic growth and the question of cultural certainties --
15. Europe and the other worlds --
16. 'decline of the occident' --
the loss of a dream? : from the nineteenth to the twentieth century --
17. Towards a new Europe? --
Epilogue : Europe --
a present with a future.
Responsibility: Peter Rietbergen.
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Includes Europe's modern trends. Through literature, art, science, technology and music, this work provides studies of the cultural history of Europe since before Christ.  Read more...

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