The World in 1800

Wiley, 19.04.2001 - 464 Seiten
Bernier provides us with a riveting chronicle of that time, so vastly different from our own yet so pregnant with meaning for us as we embark upon a new century. From Europe?s bloodstained landscape to the prosperous ports and homesteads of a nascent United States, from the Spanish dominions of Central and South America to the slave trading posts of Africa?s Gold Coast and the lavish interiors of China?s Forbidden City, Bernier takes us on a dizzying journey around the world, providing a finely textured portrait of civilization at the dawn of the modern era.

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Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

A sweeping, impressively argued portrait of the dawn of the modern age that is also the most ambitious work yet by French historian Bernier (Fireworks at Dusk, 1993, etc.). In 1800, Bernier notes, the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - neurodrew - LibraryThing

Bernier is an art historian who undertook to survey the world in 1800, commenting on the events and personalities of the time. He is at his most expansive on France under Napolean, and on the United ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2001)

OLIVIER BERNIER was born in the United States of French parents and was educated in Paris, at Harvard, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He is the author of several critically acclaimed histories, including Fireworks at Dusk: Paris in the Thirties; Words of Fire, Deeds of Blood: The Mob, the Monarchy, and the French Revolution; and Louis XIV: A Royal Life. He has also taught art history and is widely acclaimed for his lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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