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Title Fin de si├Ęcle : the meaning of the twentieth century / edited by Alex Danchev
Published London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies ; New York : St. Martin's Press [distributor], 1995


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Description xiii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Series Library of international relations ; 3
Library of international relations (Series) ; 3
Contents Introduction: The Sarajevo Century / Alex Danchev -- 1. The End of History? / Chris Brown -- 2. America / John A. Thompson -- 3. Russia / Edward Acton -- 4. Japan / Ian Nish -- 5. Europe / William Wallace and Piers Ludlow -- 6. The Nuclear Revolution / Richard Wyn Jones -- 7. Economism / Patricia Clavin -- 8. Nationalism / James Mayall -- 9. Islamism / Maha Azzam -- 10. Community / Andrew Linklater -- 11. The Fin De Siecle / Charles Townshend
Summary Bringing together internationally-known specialists from the fields of international relations, history and politics, Fin de Siecle ranges widely over the terrible twentieth century, attempting to answer three overarching questions: What have been the salient characteristics of the century; what, if anything, is ending as the century ends; and was Churchill right in calling it a 'disappointing century'? As the individual contributors address these problems, they raise further questions: has this been an American century or a nuclear century? Is it the 'end of history', the triumph of Western liberalism, or merely the end of the Cold War
Analysis World History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject History, Modern -- 20th century.
World politics -- 20th century.
Author Danchev, Alex.
LC no. 95060220
ISBN 1850439672
Other Titles Meaning of the 20th century