A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vol. 1

A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vol. 1
Author : Egon Friedell
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Total Pages : 353
Release : 1954
ISBN 10 : 9781412820967
ISBN 13 : 1412820960
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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 history and why it should be studied, the first volume begins with an analysis of the transformation of the Medieval mind as it evolved from the Black Death to the Thirty Years War. The emphasis is on the spiritual and cultural vortex of civilization, but Friedell never forgets the European roots in pestilence, death, and superstition that animate a contrary drive toward reason, refinement, intellectual curiosity, and scientific knowledge. While these values reached their apogee during the Renaissance, Friedell shows that each cultural victory is precarious, and Europe was always in danger of slipping back into barbarism. Friedell's historical vision embraces the whole of Western culture and its development. It is a consistent probing for the divine in the world's course and is, therefore, theology; it is research into the basic forces of the human soul and is, therefore, psychology; it is the most illuminating presentation of the forms of state and society and, therefore, is politics; the most varied collection of all art-creations and is, therefore, aesthetics. Thomas Mann regarded Friedell as one of the great stylists in the German language. Like the works of the great novelist, A Cultural History of the Modern Age offers a dramatic history of the last six centuries, showing the driving forces of each age. The new introduction provides a fascinating biographical sketch of Friedell and his cultural milieu and analyzes his place in intellectual history.

A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vol. 1
Language: en
Pages: 353
Authors: Egon Friedell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1954 - Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Historian, philosopher, critic, playwright, journalist, and actor, Egon Friedell was a key figure in the extraordinary flowering of Viennese culture between the
A Cultural History of the Modern Age
Language: en
Pages: 490
Authors: Egon Friedell
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-12 - Publisher: Routledge

This is the second volume of Friedell's monumental A Cultural History of the Modern Age. A key figure in the flowering of Viennese culture between the two world
A Cultural History of Objects in the Age of Enlightenment
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Audrey Horning
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A Cultural History of Objects in the Age of Enlightenment covers the period 1600 to 1760, a time marked by the movement of people, ideas and goods. The objects
A Cultural History of Work in the Age of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Victoria E. Thompson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Winner of the 2020 PROSE Award for Multivolume Reference/Humanities The period 1800–1920 was one in which work processes were dramatically transformed by mech
A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Kim Solga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

To call something modern is to assert something fundamental about the social, cultural, economic and technical sophistication of that thing, over and against wh
A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Age of Enlightenment
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Mitchell Greenberg
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The period covered by this volume in the Cultural History of Tragedy set is bookended by two shockingly similar historical events: the beheading of a king, Char
A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Ronald Edsforth
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of history, charti
A Cultural History of Objects in the Age of Industry
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Carolyn White
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A Cultural History of Objects in the Age of Industry covers the period 1760 to 1900, a time of dramatic change in the material world as objects shifted from the
A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Ingrid Sharp
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of history, charti
A Cultural History of Democracy in the Age of Enlightenment
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Michael Mosher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-12-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This volume surveys the burst of political imagination that created multiple Enlightenment cultures in an era widely understood as an age of democratic revoluti