Dark Continent Europe's Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 067975704X
ISBN-13: 9780679757047
Edition: 2000
Authors: Mark Mazower
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"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.

Mark Mazower is a professor of history at Princeton University and has recently been appointed professor of history at Birkbeck College, London. He is the author of several books, most recently Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century.

Preface
The Deserted Temple: Democracy's Rise and Fall
Empires, Nations, Minorities
Healthy Bodies, Sick Bodies
The Crisis of Capitalism
Hitler's New Order, 1938-45
Blueprints for the Golden Age
A Brutal Peace, 1943-9
Building People's Democracy
Democracy Transformed: Western Europe, 1950-75
The Social Contract in Crisis
Sharks and Dolphins: The Collapse of Communism
Epilogue: Making Europe
Maps and Tables
Notes
Guide to Further Reading
Index

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