Age Of Extremes

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : UOM:39015046830223
Genre : History
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The Age Of Extremes

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 0844671215
Genre : History
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"Hobsbawm divides the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945; the Golden Age, 1947-1973; and the Landslide, 1973-1991 and moves data into an era whose revolutions have transformed us more thoroughly than in any period--Publisher's description.
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Das Zeitalter Der Extreme

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 3423306572
Genre : History, Modern
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Il Secolo Breve

Author : Eric J. Hobsbawm
ISBN : 881733393X
Genre : History
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Interesting Times

Author : Eric Hobsbawm
ISBN : 9780307426413
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eric Hobsbawm is considered by many to be our greatest living historian. Robert Heilbroner, writing about Hobsbawm’s The Age of Extremes 1914-1991 said, “I know of no other account that sheds as much light on what is now behind us, and thereby casts so much illumination on our possible futures.” Skeptical, endlessly curious, and almost contemporary with the terrible “short century” which is the subject of Age of Extremes, his most widely read book, Hobsbawm has, for eighty-five years, been committed to understanding the “interesting times” through which he has lived. Hitler came to power as Hobsbawm was on his way home from school in Berlin, and the Soviet Union fell while he was giving a seminar in New York. He was a member of the Apostles at King’s College, Cambridge, took E.M. Forster to hear Lenny Bruce, and demonstrated with Bertrand Russell against nuclear arms in Trafalgar Square. He translated for Che Guevara in Havana, had Christmas dinner with a Soviet master spy in Budapest and an evening at home with Mahalia Jackson in Chicago. He saw the body of Stalin, started the modern history of banditry and is probably the only Marxist asked to collaborate with the inventor of the Mars bar. Hobsbawm takes us from Britain to the countries and cultures of Europe, to America (which he appreciated first through movies and jazz), to Latin America, Chile, India and the Far East. With Interesting Times, we see the history of the twentieth century through the unforgiving eye of one of its most intensely engaged participants, the incisiveness of whose views we cannot afford to ignore in a world in which history has come to be increasingly forgotten. From the Hardcover edition.
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The New American Imperialism

Author : Vassilis Fouskas
ISBN : 0275984761
Genre : Political Science
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Examines the staying power of the global supremacy of the United States, which is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance in Eurasia is sustained.
Category: Political Science

Offener Horizont

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ISBN : 9783835341616
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Das Jahrbuch Offener Horizont enthält v. a. eine Auswahl von Vorträgen und Texten, die im Oldenburger Karl Jaspers-Haus 2016/17 gehalten wurden. Mit Beitragen u. a. von Hannah Arendt, Eduard Beaucamp, Matthias Bormuth, Jürgen Egyptien, Albrecht Fabri, Wolfgang Frühwald, Johannes Grützke, Hermann Haarmann, Dieter Henrich, Jeanne Hersch, Karl Jaspers, Hans Jonas, Joachim Kalka, Alfred Kazin, Sebastian Kleinschmidt, Hartmut Leppin, Simon Leys, Stefan Müller-Doohm, Ivan Nagel, Wolfgang Schopf, Thomas Sparr, Peter Suhrkamp und Martin Warnke.
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Am Anfang War Gewalt

Author : Mark Jones
ISBN : 9783843715478
Genre : Political Science
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Der Historiker Mark Jones schildert die dramatische Gründungsphase der Weimarer Republik erstmals als eine Geschichte der Gewalt. Er zeigt, wie eine anfangs friedliche Revolution in einer Reihe von Tabubrüchen endet, einschließlich des Mordes an Frauen und Kindern durch Soldaten der sozialdemokratisch geführten Regierung. Diese Erfahrung wurde für das weitere Schicksal Deutschlands prägend – bis hin zur entfesselten Gewalt des NS-Regimes. Anhand neu erschlossener Archivquellen, darunter zahlreiche Berichte von Zeitzeugen, führt Mark Jones den Leser an die Orte der staatlich legitimierten und ausgelösten Gewaltexzesse dieser Zeit und lässt die Stimmen der Täter, ihrer Opfer und deren Familien lebendig werden. »Mark Jones‘ exzellent geschriebenes Buch wirft einen neuen Blick auf die deutsche Revolution von 1918/19.« Sönke Neitzel
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