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From Dawn to Decadence, Volume 1 by Jacques Barzun

From Dawn to Decadence, Volume 1

by Jacques Barzun


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Highly regarded here and abroad for some 30 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.

The triumphs and defeats of 500 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 normal close of great periods and a necessary condition of 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.


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  • Published: 2001
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: F004343
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