The Most Industrious of All Centuries. New Perspectives on the Nineteenth Century
(Marita Mathijsen) The Low Countries – 2017, № 25, pp. 170-177
Imagine you’re booking a trip to Ghana. Do you realize that the first plane took off in 1890; that the first travel guide multinational, Baedeker, has been publishing its illustrated guide books since 1839; that vaccination against disease only became customary in the nineteenth century? The image of the nineteenth century has changed radically the last forty years. It has become common knowledge: the modern world began in the nineteenth century.
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