By Ian Biddle
Content material: creation; Discourse channels: listening as a cultural-historical class within the Austro-German Fruhromantik; The horror of the true: Adolf Bernhard Marx's Beethoven on the first Grunderzeit; Rage opposed to the rabble: gender nostalgia and the metropolitan mind's eye in Heinrich Schenker's Kontrapunkt (1910 and 1922); track of the physique: Mahler, Kafka and the male Jewish physique on the Habsburg fin de siecle; Postlude; Bibliography; Index
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See also Jacques Revel and Lynn Hunt, Histories: French Constructions of the Past (New York: The New Press, 1995), especially 319–475. On the quantitatistes, see Emmanuel le Roy Ladurie, The Territory of the Historian, trans. by T. B. and Siân Reynolds (Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 1979), 3–5 and François Furet, The Workshop of History, trans. Jonathan Mandelbaum (Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press, 1984), 40–53, available in Revel and Hunt, Histories, 329–348. 20 Jacques Le Goff, ‘Mentalities: A history’, in Jacques Le Goff and Pierre Nora (eds), Constructing the Past: Essays in Historical Method (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984), 167–68: quoted in Roger Chartier, Cultural History: Between Practices and Representations, trans.
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