The Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

The Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

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by Mark Mazower
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679438092

ISBN-13: 9780679438090

Pub. Date: 01/09/1999

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Dark Continent is a searching history of Europe's most brutal century. Stripping away the comforting myths and illusions that we have grown up with since the Second World War, Mark Mazower presents an unflinching account of a continent locked in a finely balanced struggle between tolerance and racial extermination, imperial ambition and national…  See more details below

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Dark Continent is a searching history of Europe's most brutal century. Stripping away the comforting myths and illusions that we have grown up with since the Second World War, Mark Mazower presents an unflinching account of a continent locked in a finely balanced struggle between tolerance and racial extermination, imperial ambition and national self-determination, liberty and the tyrannies of Right and Left. It is an attempt to trace the origins of "Western values" - the ideological terms we now live by - and to ask what remains of the struggles of previous generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679438090
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/09/1999
Series:
Borzoi Books Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Deserted Temple: Democracy's Rise and Fall3
2Empires, Nations, Minorities41
3Healthy Bodies, Sick Bodies76
4The Crisis of Capitalism104
5Hitler's New Order, 1938-45138
6Blueprints for the Golden Age182
7A Brutal Peace, 1943-9212
8Building People's Democracy250
9Democracy Transformed: Western Europe, 1950-75286
10The Social Contract in Crisis327
11Sharks and Dolphins: The Collapse of Communism361
Epilogue: Making Europe395
Maps and Tables404
Notes417
Guide to Further Reading451
Index471

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The Dark Continent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliant! Mazower ignores decades of socio-political mythology and describes 20th century European politics in an engaging, uncompromising manner.