AgeProgHST112.3.2.11

AgeProgHST112.3.2.11 - The Age of Progress / The Belle...

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The Age of Progress / The Belle É poque Argument : The thirty years before 1914 were considered a golden era for liberal, capitalist, bourgeois Europe. At the same time, beneath the surface of this “Belle Époque” were troubling political and social tensions, which would ultimately lead to the Great War, the emergence of “mass society,” and the destruction of 19 th century European civilization. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge (1892-95
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The Age of Progress / The Belle É poque traditional - modern bourgeoisie - proletariat Carlo Carrà, The Funeral of the Anarchist Galli (1910-11)
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Demographic Expansion Europe, 1871-1914: + 150 million people Germany, 1890-1910: 49m 65m (+16m) Decline of agrarian world: England: 10% agrarian population France: 40% agrarian population Germany: 1850/70% 1890s/35%
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Urbanization 1850 14 cities with 200,000+ people 1910 38 of them 1880 1914 London 5m 7m Paris 2m 3m 1866 1914 Berlin .5m 2m
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‘Second Industrial Revolution’ (1880s ) geographically broad-based
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HST 112 taught by Professor Ebner during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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AgeProgHST112.3.2.11 - The Age of Progress / The Belle...

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