Dark Continent Europe's Twentieth Century (Paperback)
|Author: Mark Mazower|
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|A thoughtprovoking study of the twentiethcentury history of Europe explores the struggle for control among liberal democracy, communism, and fascism, tracing the ideological, economic, political, and military factors that transformed the face of Europe since the end of World War I. Reprint. *Author: Mazower, Mark *Subtitle: Europes Twentieth Century *Publication Date: 2000/03/01 *Number of Pages: 487 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.50|
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A thoughtprovoking study of the twentiethcentury history of Europe explores the struggle for control among liberal democracy, communism, and fascism, tracing the ideological, economic, political, and military factors that transformed the face of Europe since the end of World War I. Reprint."A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times
Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take.
Mark Mazower strips away myths that have comforted us since World War II, revealing Europe as an entity constantly engaged in a bloody project of self-invention. Here is a history not of inevitable victories and forward marches, but of narrow squeaks and unexpected twists, where townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one moment, only to melt it down and recast it as a pair of noble partisans the next. Unflinching, intelligent, Dark Continent provides a provocative vision of Europ's past, present, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of valuable gifts.