The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War / Edition 2

The Persistence of the Old Regime: Europe to the Great War / Edition 2

by Arno Mayer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1844676358

ISBN-13: 9781844676354

Pub. Date: 08/02/2010

Publisher: Verso Books

In this classic work which analyzes the context in which thirty years of war and revolution wracked the European continent, the great historian Arno Mayer emphasizes the backwardness of the European economies and their political subjugation by aristocratic elites and their allies. Mayer turns upside down the vision of societies marked by modernization and

Overview

In this classic work which analyzes the context in which thirty years of war and revolution wracked the European continent, the great historian Arno Mayer emphasizes the backwardness of the European economies and their political subjugation by aristocratic elites and their allies. Mayer turns upside down the vision of societies marked by modernization and forward-thrusting bourgeois and popular social classes, thereby transforming our understanding of the traumatic crises of the early twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844676354
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Series:
Verso World History Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
852,613
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 The Economies: The Endurance of Land, Agriculture, Manufacture 17

Chapter 2 The Ruling Classes: The Bourgeoisie Defers 79

Chapter 3 Political Society and the Governing Classes: Linchpin of the Old Regime 129

Chapter 4 Official High Cultures and the Avant-Gardes 189

Chapter 5 World-View: Social Darwinism, Nietzsche, War 275

Bibliography 331

Index 351

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