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Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Tim Blanning and Hagen Schulze


Two of the most popular, innovative and controversial fields of historical study are cultural history and the history of nationalism. This volume brings these two areas together by addressing a central concern of recent research on the cultural history of Europe: the transition from the cosmopolitan culture of the Enlightenment to the self-consciously national cultures of the nineteenth century. Eleven chapters cover the public sphere, music, the visual arts, political culture, literature, the role of the state and national languages. Among the topics discussed are the decline in the degree an ... More

Keywords: cultural history, nationalism, Europe, Enlightenment, music, visual arts, literature, national languages, national identity, social harmony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263822
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tim Blanning, editor
Professor of Modern European History, University of Cambridge; Fellow of the British Academy

Hagen Schulze, editor
Professor of Modern German and European History, Free University, Berlin; Director of the German Historical Institute, London