Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 March 2002

498 Pages | 21 halftones

ISBN: 9780198227458

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The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture

Old Regime Europe 1660-1789

T. C. W. Blanning

  • Sets the high culture of the period - literature, art, and music - alongside political developments to offer a unique account of the last years of Old Regime Europe.
  • Explores the origins of some of the modern world's most important cultural institutions: the newspaper, the lending libray, the coffee house, and the novel.
  • Shows how government spin came to be crucial to a regime's success and failure long before the late twentieth-century.