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The Resource From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present, Jacques Barzun

From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present, Jacques Barzun

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From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present
Title
From dawn to decadence
Title remainder
500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Barzun
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions about the whole of Western culture since 1500. In this account, Barzun describes what Western Man wrought from the Renaisance and Reformation down to the present in the double light of its own time and our pressing concerns. He introduces characters and incidents with his unusual literary style and grace, bringing to the fore those that have 'Puritans as Democrats, ' 'The Monarch's Revolution, ' 'The Artist Prophet and Jester'--show the recurrent role of great themes throughout the eras. The triumphs and defeats of five hundred years form an inspiring saga that modifies the current impression of one long tale of oppression by white European males. Women and their deeds are prominent, and freedom (even in sexual matters) is not an invention of the last decades. And when Barzun rates the present not as a culmination but a decline, he is in no way a prophet of doom. Instead, he shows decadence as the creative novelty that will burst forth, tomorrow or the next day. Only after a lifetime of separate studies covering a broad territory could a writer create with such ease the synthesis displayed in this magnificent volume"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
HAR
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1907-2012
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Barzun, Jacques
Dewey number
940.2
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.B365 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Learning and scholarship
Label
From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present, Jacques Barzun
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 803-828) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. From Luther's Ninety-five Theses to Boyle's "Invisible College" -- Part II. From the Bog and Sand of Versailles to the Tennis Court -- Part III. From Faust, Part I, to the "Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2" -- Part IV. From "The Great Illusion" to "Western Civ Has Got to Go."
Control code
ocm47027898
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
xxii, 877 pages
Isbn
9780060928834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47027898
  • (OCoLC)47027898
Label
From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present, Jacques Barzun
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 803-828) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. From Luther's Ninety-five Theses to Boyle's "Invisible College" -- Part II. From the Bog and Sand of Versailles to the Tennis Court -- Part III. From Faust, Part I, to the "Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2" -- Part IV. From "The Great Illusion" to "Western Civ Has Got to Go."
Control code
ocm47027898
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Perennial ed.
Extent
xxii, 877 pages
Isbn
9780060928834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47027898
  • (OCoLC)47027898

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