From Dawn To Decadence

From Dawn to Decadence

Cover Page and Author’s Note

Cover Page
Author’s Note
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Prologue – From Current Concerns to the Subject of This Boole

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PART 1 – From Luther’s Ninety-five Theses to Boyle’s “Invisible College”

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The West Torn Apart

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The New Life

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The Good Letters

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The Artist is Born

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The View from Madrid Around 1540

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The Eutopians

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Epic & Comic, Lyric & Music, Critic & Public

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The View from Venice Around 1650

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The Invisible College

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PART 2 – From the Bog and Sand of Versailles to the Tennis Court

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The Monarch’s Revolution

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Puritans as Democrats

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The Reign of Etiquette

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The View from London Around 1715

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The Opulent Eye

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The Encyclopedic Century

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The View from Weimar Around 1790

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The Forgotten Troop

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PART 3 – From Faust, Part I, to Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2

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The Work of Mind-and-Heart

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The View from Paris Around 1830

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The Mother of Parliaments

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Things Ride Mankind

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The View from Chicago Around 1895

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A Summit of Energies

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The Cubist Decade

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PART 4 – From The Great Illusion to Western Civic Has Got to

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The Great Illusion

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The Artist Prophet and Jester

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Embracing the Absurd

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Demotic Life and Times

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Reference Notes

Index of Persons

Index of Subjects