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Title Leisure cultures in urban Europe, c.1700-1870 : a transnational perspective / edited by Peter Borsay and Jan Hein Furnee.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.

Series Studies in popular culture
Studies in popular culture (Manchester, England)
Subject Leisure class -- History -- 18th century.
Leisure class -- History -- 19th century.
Leisure -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Leisure -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Alt Name Borsay, Peter,
Furnee, Jan Hein,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 1, 2015).
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Series information; Table of contents; List of figures; List of contributors; General editor's introduction; Acknowledgements; I Introduction; Leisure history: some problems and challenges; Vectors of transmission; The urban factor; The Enlightenment and nationalism; Notes; I Charting the flows: institutions and genres; 2 Art in the urban public sphere: art venues by entrepreneurs, associations and institutions, 1800-1850; Entangled commercial art venues: London and Paris, new capitals of the art market
Art halls and exhibitions run by cultural associationsMajor national and international institutions and exhibitions; Conclusion; Notes; 3 Melodrama in post-revolutionary Europe: the genealogy and diffusion of a 'popular' theatrical genre ... ; Emotions for everyone; Boulevard plays; The melodrama industry; European circulation and adaptation: Britain and Italy; Conclusion; Notes; 4 Games and sports in the long eighteenth century: failures of transmission; The transformation of English sports; Sports on the European continent; From games to sports; Six explanations; Conclusion; Notes
II Processes of selection and adaptation: actors and structures5 Georgian Bath: a transnational culture; Foreign influences; Vectors of transmission; Resistance, adaptation and nationalism; Notes; 6 Music and opera in Brussels, 1700-1850: a tale of two cities; The court as the measure of all music; Music, cosmopolitanism and the public sphere; The politics of language; Shifting cultural outlooks: the French and Dutch regimes; In search of a Belgian national and cultural identity; Growing Flemish resentment; Conclusion; Notes
7 Leisure culture, entrepreneurs and urban space: Swedish towns in a European perspective, eighteenth-nineteenth ... Theatres; Concerts and balls; Cafes and restaurants; Parks and promenades; Conclusion; Notes; 8 Coffeehouses: leisure and sociability in Ottoman Istanbul; Coffeehouses in Europe and the Ottoman Empire: a diverging tradition?; Patrons and clients; Sociability and politics; 'Europe' in the Istanbul coffeehouse; Notes; III Towards an 'entangled history' of urban leisure culture; 9 The rules of leisure in eighteenth-century Paris and London; Fixing norms: the normative literature
Policing leisureConclusion; Notes; 10 City of pleasure or ville des plaisirs? Urban leisure culture exchanges between England and France through ... ; Social distinctions; Gendered leisure towns; National identities; Conclusion; Notes; 11 The role of inland spas as sites of transnational cultural exchange in the production of European ... ; The making of the spas: 1750-1790; The making of resort culture: 1790s-1840s; The making of the leisure resorts: 1850-1870; Conclusion; Notes; 12 Coastal resorts and cultural exchange in Europe, 1780-18701; The rise and spread of the British seaside resort
Summary This volume combines research on a wide variety of leisure activities in the early modern and modern periods, providing an unprecedented transnational perspective to the study of European leisure history.
ISBN 9781784997045 (electronic bk.)
1784997048 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 930703427
Additional Format Print version: Leisure cultures in urban Europe, c.1700-1870 0719089697 9780719089695 (OCoLC)920845271

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