Anglomania

Anglomania

A European Love Affair

Book - 2000
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"Imaginative, original--wittily written."-- The Washington Post Book World

To some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, and political moderation. To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this lively and diverting social history, noted author Ian Buruma, himself the son of Dutch immigrants to England, provides an incisive look at anglophilia--and anglophobia--over the last two centuries.

From passionate enthusiasts like Voltaire and Goethe, to exiles like Garibaldi and Herzen, to colorful England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania gives a sharply satirical account of Europe's sometimes comical, sometimes deadly prejudices, and explains why England's individuality and her relationship with Europe is still vitally important as we enter the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000, c1998
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed. --
ISBN: 9780375705366
0375705368
Branch Call Number: 941 Bur
Characteristics: xii, 304 p

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