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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

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Publisher Comments:

"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times

Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take.

Mark Mazower strips away myths that have comforted us since World War II, revealing Europe as an entity constantly engaged in a bloody project of self-invention.  Here is a history not of inevitable victories and forward marches, but of narrow squeaks and unexpected twists, where townships boast a bronze of Mussolini on horseback one moment, only to melt it down and recast it as a pair of noble partisans the next.  Unflinching, intelligent, Dark Continent provides a provocative vision of Europ's past, present, and future-and confirms Mark Mazower as a historian of valuable gifts.

About the Author

Mark Mazower is Reader in History at the University of Sussex. He is the author of the prizewinning Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44. He writes and broadcasts regularly on current developments in the Balkans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679757047
Author:
Mazower, Mark
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Europe History 20th century.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
Oct. 1999
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
WITH 10 MAPS
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.08x5.16x.87 in. .81 lbs.

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