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Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Decadence: A Very Short Introduction  

David Weir

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.001.0001
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book
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9780190610227
Decadence: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the culture of decadence—the artistic expression of a conflicted sense of modernity—by tracing its origin in ... More
2. Pariscultural decadence

2. Paris: cultural decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0003
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chapter
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9780190610227
The decline of Rome held special relevance for the French because the architects of the French Revolution took Republican Rome as their model of governance. The work of the traditionalist ... More
2. Imperial power

2. Imperial power  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775871
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0003
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chapter
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‘Imperial power’ considers the presentation of imperial might, looking at emperors both as gods and as men. A powerful imperial cult existed, with emperors deified through processions, ... More
3. Londonsocial decadence

3. London: social decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0004
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chapter
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9780190610227
Decadence in Great Britain takes form in the late nineteenth century as both a reflection of and reaction to the urban plan of its capital city. London decadence has this in common with ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190610227
The Introduction first considers the etymological and historical meanings of decadence. Different interpretations of the word “decadence” point to historical decline, social decay, and ... More
1. Romeclassical decadence

1. Rome: classical decadence  

David Weir

in Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780190610258
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190610227.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190610227
Ancient Roman writers whose work inspired latter-day decadents include the biographer Suetonius (69–122 CE) and the historian Tacitus (56–120 CE), who both wrote about the depraved behavior ... More

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