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Decades of crisis : Central and Eastern Europe before World War II

Author: T Iván Berend
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Only by understanding Central and Eastern Europe's turbulent history during the first half of the twentieth century can we hope to make sense of the conflicts and crises that have followed World War II and, after that, the collapse of Soviet-controlled state socialism. Ivan Berend looks closely at the fateful decades preceding World War II and at twelve countries whose absence from the roster of major players was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T Iván Berend
ISBN: 0520206177 9780520206175
OCLC Number: 37917314
Description: xxiv, 437 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Crisis of Modernization: The Ideologies of Revolts and Their Expression in Art, 1900-1918. 1. Catching Up or Lagging Behind? 2. The Peculiar Pattern of Central and Eastern European Societies: The Remnants of Noble and Incomplete Societies. 3. The Ideologies of Revolts and Revolutions: The Birth of Nationalist, Communist, and Fascist Ideas. 4. Revolution in Art and the Art in Revolution II. Class Revolutions and Counterrevolutions: National Revolutions and Their Right-Wing Deformation, 1918-1929. 5. Class Revolutions Counterrevolutions. 6. Belated National Revolutions. 7. From National Revolution to Nationalist Authoritarianism. 8. From Bolshevik Revolution to a National Imperial Modernization Dictatorship. 9. Economic Nationalism and Its Consequences III. The Great Depression and Its Impact: Social Changes The Triumph of the Right The Art of the Crisis and the Crisis in Art, 1929-1939. 10. A Distinctive Great Depression in Central and Eastern Europe. 11. From the Great Depression to Nazi and Stalinist Isolationist Autarchy. 12. Social Changes: New Forces and Factors. 13. Political Impact: The Dirty Torrent of Dictatorships. 14. The Art of Crisis and the Crisis in Art.
Responsibility: Ivan T. Berend.
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This volume leads the reader through the maze of social, cultural, economic and political changes in 12 Central and Eastern European countries, showing how every path ended in dictatorship and  Read more...

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