Imagined Cosmopolis: Internationalism and Cultural Exchange, 1870s–1920s

Charlotte Ashby (Editor), Grace Brockington (Editor), Daniel Laqua (Editor), Sarah Victoria Turner

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The period from the 1870s to the 1920s was marked by an interplay between nationalisms and internationalisms, culminating in the First World War, on the one hand, and the creation of the League of Nations, on the other. The arts were central to this debate, contributing both to the creation of national traditions and to the emergence of ideas, objects and networks that forged connections between nations or that enabled internationalists to imagine a different world order altogether. The essays presented here explore the ways in which the arts operated internationally during this crucial period of nation-making, and how they helped to challenge national conceptions of citizenship, society, homeland and native tongue. The collection arises from the AHRC-funded research network Internationalism and Cultural Exchange, 1870–1920 (ICE; 2009–2014) and its enquiry into the histories of cultural internationalism and their historiographical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages494
ISBN (Print)9783034318709
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2019

Publication series

NameInternationalism and the Arts
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Print)2235-0160


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