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Cette fusion annuelle: cosmopolitanism and identity in Nice, c1815-1860

Chalus, E (2014) 'Cette fusion annuelle: cosmopolitanism and identity in Nice, c1815-1860.' Urban History, 41 (04). pp. 606-626. ISSN 1469-8706

Abstract

Between 1815 and 1860, Nice became one of Europe's leading health and leisure resorts, annually hosting an international wintering population of thousands. During a period marked by the rise of the nation-state and national sentiment, Nice was celebrated as ‘une ville cosmopolite’. This article suggests that while geographic, historic and economic factors provided preconditions for cosmopolitanism, Nice's emergence as a peculiarly cosmopolitan town in the first half of the nineteenth century owes much to a combination of forward-looking urban developments and long-established traditions of face-to-face elite sociability, directed and shaped largely by women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 13:55
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 16:17
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