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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THE WORLD IN 1800Nutzerbericht - 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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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