"The Belle Époque and the bloom of progress" document selection


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Date 15.11.2022 13.12.2022
Hour 00:0123:59
Category Exhibitions
Event Language French, English
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The Belle Époque lasted from the end of the 18th century to the First World War. Naming this period “Beautiful Epoch”, evokes the nostalgia of a light-hearted era, where art and technological progress were flourishing. However, it also was a turbulent time with major delinquency, as the famous Dreyfus case, that shook the French society. Transportation, electricity, cinema … the whole society was transforming. Investigation methods were evolving: criminology finally took roots. Medicine and science also knew great breakthroughs. Poincaré, Marie Curie, or even Einstein: great names for a great period of time, that the Library gladly honors through this book selection.

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