Geography of Music
The World in the Age of Emerging Modernism, 1885-1920God is dead. – Nietzsche
With the globe increasingly interconnected, artists found inspiration from around the world. Meanwhile, nations found themselves in a tangle of alliances that would obligate them to participate in the first world-wide conflict, The Great War. The human cost of that war and a deadly world-wide flu epidemic, as well as Darwin's theory of evolution, Einstein's theories reconceptualizing time and space, Nietzsche's pronouncement, and Freud's theories of the subconscious all contributed to an erosion of long standing institutions, including church and state.