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Published: 22 March 2018

160 Pages | 10 illustrations


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 according to 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
  • Discusses the expanded sense of class in the idea of bourgeois and mass decadence
  • Includes arts other than literature, notably painting, architecture, and film
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - millions of copies sold worldwide