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    Description"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 To others, it is a moribund bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition.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.


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    Title
    Anglomania
    Subtitle
    A European Love Affair
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Buruma
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375705366
    ISBN 10: 0375705368
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC21: 940
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A43401856
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: DA110 .B977 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Publisher
    Vintage Books USA
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    11 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Ian Buruma is a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Institute for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.
    Review quote
    "Mr. Buruma's fluency--the ease and erudition with which he mixes anecdote, personal reminiscence and reportage--should not disguise the seriousness of his book--. Readable and intelligent."--"The Economist" "[Buruma's] own and his family's story is artfully woven through the various tales of Anglomania, making this both a memoir and a work of intellectual history."--"The New York Times Book Review"
    Back cover copy
    To some, England has long represented tolerance, reason, liberty, and political moderation. To others it is a bastion of snobbery and outdated tradition. In this original and diverting history. Ian Buruma, whose own family emigrated to England from Holland and became passionate admirers of their adopted country, provides an illuminating account of anglophilia -- and anglophobia -- over the course of the last two hundred years.From England's most vociferous fans, Voltaire and Goethe, to grateful political exiles like Herzen and Garibaldi, to notable England-bashers like Napoleon, Marx, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, Anglomania gives a sharply satirical look at Europe's sometimes comical, sometimes deadly prejudices. And as England, at the close of the twentieth century, yokes its political and economic future to that of the Continent, Anglomania's themes -- what makes England different from Europe, and what they have in common -- remain as vital as ever.
    Flap copy
    "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.