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1913 : in search of the world before the Great War

作者: Charles Emmerson
出版商: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2013.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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所有的作者/貢獻者: Charles Emmerson
ISBN: 9781610392563 1610392566
OCLC系統控制編碼: 808413578
描述: xiv, 526 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
内容: 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 York: 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.
其他題名: Nineteen-thirteen
責任: 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."--Jacket.

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