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Author Stråth, Bo, author

Title European modernity : a global approach / Bo Stråth, Peter Wagner
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages .)
Series Europe's legacy in the modern world
Europe's legacy in the modern world.
Contents 1. Europe in time and space -- 2. European interpretations of modernity -- 3. The great transformations of European modernity
Summary It is often taken for granted that modernity emerged in Europe and diffused from there across the world. This book questions that assumption and re-examines the question of European modernity in the light of world history. Bo Strath and Peter Wagner re-position Europe in the global context of the 19th and 20th0centuries. They show that Europe is less modern than has been assumed, and modernity less European and thus decentre Europe in a way that makes room for a wider historical perspective. Adopting a thematic structure, the authors reconceive the idea of European modernity in relation to key topics such democracy, industrial revolution and religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Union -- 21st century
European Union.
Globalization -- 21st century
Globalization -- European Union countries
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000.
European history.
General & world history.
International economic integration.
LAW -- International.
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900.
Politics and government.
Europe -- Economic integration.
European Union countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century
European Union countries.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Wagner, Peter, author.
ISBN 1350007080