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War and social change in modern Europe : the great transformation revisited

Author: Sandra Halperin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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"This book revisits the historical terrain of Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation (1944). Recent years have seen a remarkable resurgence of interest in Polanyi's powerful account of the rise and demise of Europe's nineteenth-century market system. However, this book argues that Polanyi's analysis is, in important ways, inaccurate and misleading. Sandra Halperin traces the persistence of traditional class  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Halperin, Sandra.
War and social change in modern Europe.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003053226
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Halperin
ISBN: 0511165927 9780511165924 9780511163975 0511163975 9780521540155 0521540151 9780521818063 0521818060 9780511756030 0511756038 9780511164774 0511164777 1280437367 9781280437366 9786610437368 661043736X
OCLC Number: 69337496
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 510 pages)
Contents: Conflict and change in world politics --
The first transformation : social forces in the rise of Europe's nineteenth-century market system --
Europe's nineteenth-century industrial expansion : a "bottom up" perspective --
Europe's century of war, 1815-1914 --
World War I and the postwar retrenchment --
The polarization of European society, 1918-1939 --
The politics of appeasement and counterrevolution : international relations in Europe, 1918-1939 --
The post-World War II order --
The great transformation and the eternal return : "globalization" reconsidered.
Responsibility: Sandra Halperin.
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This book focuses on the interrelationship of social forces, industrial expansion, and conflict in Europe between 1789 and 1945, in part through a critique of Karl Polanyi's The Great Transformation  Read more...


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