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Transition to Modernity Essays on Power, Wealth and Belief

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ISBN-10: 0521382025

ISBN-13: 9780521382021

Edition: 1992

Authors: John A. Hall, I. C. Jarvie

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List price: $129.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/16/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Introduction
The Pre-Modern World
World languages and human dispersals: a minimalist view
Nomads and oases in Central Asia
Why poverty was inevitable in traditional societies
Transitions to the Modern World
On a little known chapter of Mediterranean history
Ernest Geller and the escape to modernity
The emergence of modern European nationalism
Sovereign individuals
Modernity and its Discontents
Science, politics, enchantment
Deconstructing post-modernism: Gellner
A methodology without presuppositions?
Gellner's positivism
Left versus Right in French political ideology
Property, justice and common good after socialism
Social contract, democracy and freedom
Thoughts on liberalisation
Peace, peace at last?
Indexes