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Age of extremes : the short twentieth century, 1914-1991

Author: E J Hobsbawm
Publisher: London : Abacus, 1995.
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A reassessment of the 20th century exploring topics such as the breakdown of the Old World, the lack of international accord, the failure of the Arts in recent years and the influence of the Third  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E J Hobsbawm
ISBN: 9780349106717 0349106711
OCLC Number: 33817813
Notes: Originally published: London: Michael Joseph, 1994.
Awards: Winner of Time-Life Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction 1995.
Description: xii, 627 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: The age of total war --
The world revolution --
Into the economic abyss --
The fall of liberalism --
Against the common enemy --
The arts, 1914-45 --
End of empires --
Cold war --
The golden years --
The social revolution, 1945-1990 --
Cultural revolution --
The third world --
'Real socialism' --
The crisis decades --
Third world and revolution --
End of socialism --
The avant-garde dies --
the arts after 1950 --
Sorcerers and apprentices --
the natural sciences --
Towards the millenium.
Responsibility: Eric Hobsbawm.

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Illustrations Preface and acknowledgements The Century: A Bird's Eye View Part One: The Age of Catastrophe 1. The Age of Total War 2. The World revolution 3. Into the Economic Abyss 4. The Fall of Liberalism 5. Against the Common Enemy 6. The Arts 1914-45 7. End of Empires Part Two: The Golden Age 8. Cold War 9. The Golden Years 10. The Social Revolution 12. The Thirld World 13. 'Real Socialism' Part Three: The Landside 14. The Crisis Decades 15. Third World and Revolution 16. End of Socialism 17. The Avant-garde Dies - The Arts After 1950 18. Sorcerers and Apprentices - The Natural Sciences 19. Towards the Millennium References Further Reading Index

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