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Riassunto: The "civilization" of 20th-century Europe included many of the most revolutionary scientific advances in human history, some of the most original movements in art and music, and the creation of a "welfare state" offering greater and more varied opportunities to the ordinary citizen than any previous civilization. It democratized both traditional intellectual and artistic culture, and the popular culture of mass media entertainment, travel, and athletics. It witnessed the gradual extension of the concepts of human rights and religious and racial toleration. But the same century also included the two most destructive wars in human history; a large number of authoritarian, arbitrary, and incompetent dictatorships; and, in the forms of Nazism and Stalinism, the most vile and sadistic regimes of which we have any documented record. How can we understand the combination of such prodigious accomplishments and such devastating violence? And what can we learn from these contrasting events?
Against this backdrop, eminent historian Gabriel Jackson deals with the political and cultural history of Europe in the 20th century. His book is not, however, a mere chronological survey concentrating on political and economic developments. Rather the major aspects of those developments, and of international relations-both peaceful and warlike-are seen as the necessary background for the consideration of European culture, values, practical expectations, and the lifestyles available to, or imposed upon, the population as a whole.
In his discussion of its art, politics, and science, Jackson conveys the current significance, and the possible future, of a democratic and pluralistic Europe. Clarity of exposition makes the book ideal not only for scholars but for the lay reader as well.
L'autore: Gabriel Jackson served as a U.S. Army cartographer during World War II and has been a Fulbright scholar in both France and Spain. He has taught at Wellesley College, Knox College, and the University of California at La Jolla. His published works include The Spanish Republic and the Civil War, and A Concise History of the Spanish Civil War. He currently serves on the Commission for Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Exchange between the United States and Spain.
Titolo: Civilization & Barbarity in 20th Century ...
Casa editrice: Humanity Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1999
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Humanity Books, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. New Ed. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10734924
Descrizione libro Humanity Books, 1999. Condizione libro: Fair. New Ed. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP87303131
Descrizione libro Humanity Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria 2660065668
Descrizione libro Humanity Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G1573926450I3N10
Descrizione libro Humanity Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G1573926450I4N00
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Civilization & Barbarity in 20th Century Europe. Codice libro della libreria Grb0842538
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