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Civilization & Barbarity in 20th Century Europe
The "civilization" of 20th-century Europe included many of the most revolutionary scientific advances in human history, some of the most original movements in art and music, and the creation of a "welfare state" offering greater and more varied opportunities to the ordinary citizen than any previous civilization. It democratized both traditional intellectual and artistic c ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Humanity Books
(first published 1999)
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This book seeks to create an understanding of how the 20th century in Europe could create the contradictions of civilization and barbarity. The barbarity comes in the forms of three horrible conflicts. The two world wars and the cold wars are assessed very well here along with their contributing factors. European culture represents the civilization and is conducted with various discussions of literature, art and science. This really would make a wonderful textbook for any course on European hist ...more