Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, c.1848-1918

Daniel Pick (Author)
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Description

This book investigates the specific conception and descent of a language of 'degeneration' from 1848-1918, with particular reference to France, Italy and England. Daniel Pick shows how in the refraction and wake of evolution and naturalism, new images and theories of atavism, 'degenerescence' and socio-biological decline emerged in European culture and politics. He indicates the wide cultural and political importance of the idea of degeneration, whilst showing that the notion could mean different things at different times in different places.

Product Details

Price
£22.99
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
30 July 1993
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780521457538
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