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Fins de Si�cle How Centuries End, 1400-2000

ISBN-10: 0300066872

ISBN-13: 9780300066876

Edition: 1996

Authors: Asa Briggs, Daniel Snowman

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With a collection of writings from the 14th to the present century the editors have selected work that reflected concerns during the last 10 years of each respective century. Each piece links past and future in a coherent way.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Daniel Snowman was born in London in 1938. He has degrees from Cambridge and Cornell, and at the age of 24 became a Lecturer at the University of Sussex. He has spent much of his professional life at the BBC where, as Chief Producer, Features (Radio), he was responsible for a wide range of projects on cultural and historical subjects. His previous books include Fins de Si cle: How Centuries End 1400-2000 (with Asa Briggs), a history of twentieth-century America, a comparative study of British and US values, and critical portraits of the Amadeus Quartet and Pl cido Domingo. His most recent publication is PastMasters: The Best of History Today.

Notes on the Contributors
Illustration Acknowledgments
Introduction
The 1390s: The Empty Throne
The 1490s: Continuities and Contrasts
The 1590s: Apotheosis or Nemesis of the Elizabethan Regime?
The 1690s: Finance, Fashion and Frivolity
The 1790s: 'Visions of Unsullied Bliss'
The 1890s: Past, Present and Future in Headlines
The 1990s: The Final Chapter
Further Reading
Index