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A cultural history of the modern age. Volume 1, Renaissance and Reformation

Author: Egon Friedell
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historian, philosopher, critic, playwright, journalist, and actor, Egon Friedell was a key figure in the extraordinary flowering of Viennese culture between the two world wars. His masterpiece, A Cultural History of the Modern Age, demonstrates the intellectual universality that Friedell saw as guarantor of the continuity and regeneration of European civilization. Following a brilliant opening essay on cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Egon Friedell
ISBN: 9781315083667 1315083663
OCLC Number: 1003855506
Notes: Originally published in 2008 by Transaction Publishers.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter Introduction What is Cultural History and Why is it Studied? --
part Book I: Renaissance and Reformation From the Black Death to the Thirty Years' War --
chapter I The Beginning --
chapter II The Mediæval Soul --
chapter III The Incubation Period --
chapter IV La Rinascita --
chapter V Reason takes charge --
chapter VI The German Religion --
chapter VII The Night of St. Bartholomew.
Other Titles: Renaissance and Reformation
Responsibility: Egon Friedell ; with a new introduction by Allan Janik.

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