The Viennese Cafe and Fin-de-Siecle Culture

The Viennese Cafe and Fin-de-Siecle Culture

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The Viennese cafe was a key site of urban modernity around 1900. In the rapidly growing city it functioned simultaneously as home and workplace, affording opportunities for both leisure and intellectual exchange. This volume explores the nature and function of the coffeehouse in the social, cultural, and political world of fin-de-siecle Vienna. Just as the cafe served as a creative meeting place within the city, so this volume initiates conversations between different disciplines focusing on Vienna at the beginning of the twentieth century. Contributions are drawn from the fields of social and cultural history, literary studies, Jewish studies and art, and architectural and design history. A fresh perspective is also provided by a selection of comparative articles exploring coffeehouse culture elsewhere in Eastern Europe.... reference to the countrya#39;s historic position as bulwark against the Turkish foe when discussing Austriaa#39;s position on Turkeya#39;s admission to full membership of the EU. This chapter began with a mention of the export of Meinl coffee to Jeddah , anbsp;...

Title:The Viennese Cafe and Fin-de-Siecle Culture
Author:Charlotte Ashby, Tag Gronberg, Simon Shaw-Miller
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2013-01-15


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