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A History of Private Life - From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War
A History of Private Life - From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War Author:Michelle Perrot The nineteenth century was the golden age of private life, a time when the tentative self-consciousness of the Renaisssance and earlier eras took recognizable form, and the supreme individual, with a political, scientific, and above all existential value, emerged. This book chronicles the development from the tumult of the French Revolution to ... more »the outbreak of World War I - a period of rapid, ungovernable change culminating in a conflict that, at a stroke, altered life in the Western world.
Guided by six eminent historians, we move from the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, which conceived of man as a noble creature of reason, into nineteenth-century Romanticism with its affirmation of distinctively infividual beings in all their mystery and impulsiveness, exalting intuition as a mode of knowledge.« less