The Belle Époque

A Cultural History, Paris and Beyond

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The years before the First World War have long been romanticized as a zenith of French culture—the “Belle Époque.” The era is seen as the height of a lost way of life that remains emblematic of what...

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"Dominique Kalifa’s 'untold' history of the Belle Époque offers a probing reflection on the concepts through which we structure and give meaning to time and the past. Scholars of memory, nostalgia...

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