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Published: 10 April 2018

160 Pages | 10 illustrations

4-3/8 x 6-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780190610227

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Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

David Weir

Very Short Introductions

  • A concise and sophisticated account of the history of decadence from its origins in ancient Rome to its present resonance in contemporary life
  • Analyzes decadence in several cities - Rome, Paris, London, Vienna, and Berlin - providing unique insights into urban geography and broadening the concept of decadence outside the usual orbit of fin de siècle London and Paris
  • Encompasses decadence in literature, painting, architecture, and film
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introduction series - millions of copies sold worldwide