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1913 : in search of the world before the Great War

Auteur : Charles Emmerson
Éditeur : New York : PublicAffairs, ©2013.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspective narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features ... In this illuminating history, Charles Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this "prelude to war" narrative, and  Lire la suite...
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Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Charles Emmerson
ISBN : 9781610392563 1610392566 9781610393805 1610393805
Numéro OCLC : 808413578
Description : xiv, 526 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : Introduction --
I Centre of the Universe: London: World City; Paris: The Eternal, the Universal; Berlin: Powerhouse; Rome: The Pope's aeroplane; Vienna: Shadows and Light; St. Petersburg: Eastern Colossus --
II The Old New World: Washington DC: Republic, Nation, Empire; New Work: Metropolis; Detroit: A Model Future; Los Angeles: Boom!; Mexico City: Monroe's Bequest --
III The World Beyond: Winnipeg-Melbourne: Britain Abroad; Buenos Aires: Southern Star; Algiers: The Radiance of the Republic; Bombay-Durban: Tapestry of Empire; Tehran: Under Foreign Eyes; Jerusalem: Zion and its Discontents --
IV Twilight Powers: Constantinople: Tides of History; Peking-Shanghai: Walking Slumber; Tokyo: Rising Sun; London: Beyond the Horizon --
Epilogue: The Afterlife of 1913.
Autres titres : Nineteen-thirteen
Responsabilité : Charles Emmerson.

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"Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspective narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features ... In this illuminating history, Charles Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this "prelude to war" narrative, and explores it as it was, in all its richness and complexity. Traveling from Europe's capitals, then at the height of their global reach, to the emerging metropolises of Canada and the United States, the imperial cities of Asia and Africa, and the boomtowns of Australia and South America, he provides a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, its future still undecided, its outlook still open."--Front cover flap.

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