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Contents List of figures vi Acknowledgements xii Introduction 1 Chapter One: Universal history and Protestant dissent in eighteenth-century England: James Barry¿s The Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture, 1777-1784 12 Chapter Two: Degenerate civilization in France: Eugène Delacroix¿s library murals in the Palais Bourbon, 1838-1847 67 Chapter Three: Universal history and the French left: Paul Chenavard¿s Social Palingenesis, 1848-1851 111 Chapter Four: Rousseau¿s Emile and social palingenesis in Gustave Courbet¿s The Painter¿s Studio, 1855 140 Epilogue: The legacy of universal history 168 Notes 176 Bibliography 250 Index 270
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Painting, French -- 19th century.
Mural painting and decoration, English -- 18th century.
Art and history -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Art and history -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Painting -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 19th century.
Painting -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- 18th century.