10 – The Belle Époque

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The Belle Époque, 1871 – 1914

This ‘Beautiful Age’ was a period of rapid commercial, social and cultural development as relative peace and industrial development wrought major changes upon society. This period heralded mass consumerism. The name was retrospectively applied, reputedly by the affluent who had benefitted most from the era.

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1872 – Impressionism

1880s-90s – Georges Auguste Escoffier – acknowledged as the central figure to the modernization of haute cuisine and organizing what would become the national cuisine of France

1894 – Dreyfus Affair – J’accuse

1910 – Gauloises unfiltered cigarettes using dark tobacco

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Back to 1789 and all that!
© Bob Denton 2014