Stranded in the present

modern time and the melancholy of history

By Fritzsche, Peter

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ISBN
978-0-67401-339-1
Publisher
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.


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Reviewed on May 1, 2004

In an evocatively titled work, Fritzsche (history, Univ. of Illinois) conveys the disruption of time-honored social customs and intellectual assumptions in Prussia, France, Britain, and the United States caused by the French Revolution. More profound and ideological than its predecessor in the American Colonies, the French Revolution was similar to World War I in the proportion of civilian and military casualties, the collapse of old political systems, the new visibility given to the military in cultural life, and the anomie induced among writers and common folk alike. Drawing upon lett...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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