Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 14 mar 2000 - 512 pagine
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An unflinching and intelligent alternative history of the twentieth century that provides a provocative vision of Europe's past, present, and future.

"[A] splendid book." The New York Times Book Review

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.

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A breath-taking analysis of the European family sometimes uneasy and conflicted relationship in the 20th Century. It is not always an easy read but it is enormously revealing and enlightening if you ... Leggi recensione completa

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Outstanding. The best general history book I've read on Europe in the twentieth century. Identifies and analyses the most important trends on the continent and really makes sense of Europe as a whole. Leggi recensione completa

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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.

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