Imagined Cosmopolis: Internationalism and Cultural Exchange, 1870s-1920s

Grace Brockington (Editor), Sarah Victoria Turner (Editor), Daniel Laqua (Editor), Charlotte Ashby (Editor)

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The period from the 1870s to the 1920s was marked by a dialectic between nationalisms and internationalisms, culminating in the First World War, on the one hand, and the creation of the League of Nations, on the other. The arts were central to this debate, contributing both to the creation of national traditions and to the emergence of ideas, objects and networks that forged connections between nations, or that enabled internationalists to imagine a different world order altogether. The essays presented here explore the ways in which the arts operated internationally during this crucial period of nation making and how they helped to challenge national conceptions of citizenship, society, homeland and native tongue. The collection arises from the AHRC-funded research network Internationalism and Cultural Exchange, 1870–1920 (ICE; 2009–2014) and its enquiry into the histories of cultural internationalism and their historiographical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherPeter Lang International Academic Publishers
Number of pages500
ISBN (Print)9783034318709
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2019


  • internationalism
  • arts
  • cultural exchange


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