Europe Since 1914, Volume 4: Encyclopedia of the Age War & by Jay Winter, John M. Merriman

By Jay Winter, John M. Merriman

The tumultuous fresh century of Europe's historical past is traced during this five-volume set, which alternatives up the tale started in its better half set, Europe 1789-1914.

Profiling the age of battle and reconstruction, Europe due to the fact that 1914 information ecu heritage from the Bolshevik Revolution to the eu Union, linking it to the historical past of the remainder of the area. Many variations within the ecu tale are coated during this simply available choice of approximately 675 illustrations and 920 articles: Europe sundered via conflict and genocide, Europe reconfigured after international conflict II and the chilly battle, and Europe creating a new position for itself at the global degree. Written via approximately 500 major specialists from universities worldwide, the set successfully covers a wide scope, encompassing the period's clinical and monetary, social and cultural, political and army advancements. clients will locate in it the most important proof concerning the interval, transparent causes of the most strains of scholarly interpretation and advice via scholarly controversies. Sidebars upload curiosity and explanation, a chronology and thematic define supply concise context that builds significant connections, and article particular bibliographies supply advice for additional examining. each one quantity additionally comprises an 8-page colour insert and a accomplished index that enables easy access to focus on information.

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From then on, the ‘‘old left’’ meant, first and foremost, Communist parties still tied to the Soviet Union. There was another sense in which the old left was rejected in this period. It was a term meant to convey the consensus politics of social democratic parties. In Britain, the Labour Party had lost its direction after the years of reconstruction between 1945 and 1950. To radicals, it was a trade union party dedicated to making the capitalist system work more efficiently. In Germany, the Social Democrats were partners in the economic miracle, which seemed to be the limit of their expectations.

Aotearoa (the Maori name for the country) was fast approaching. See also Australia; British Empire; British Empire, End of; United Kingdom. BIBLIOGRAPHY Belich, James. Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the Year 2000. Auckland, 2001. A highly original interpretation of New Zealand in the twentieth century. King, Michael. Te Puea: A Biography. Auckland, 1977. A fine biography of a major Maori leader. ————. The Penguin History of New Zealand. Auckland, 2003. Strong on Maori history in the twentieth century.

The situation in literature exemplifies that in other arts. Writers tended to sort themselves selfconsciously into literary schools. Some writers, most notably the group known as the Serapion Brothers (among the Brothers were Yevgeny Zamyatin and Mikhail Zoshchenko), rejected the notion of writing to serve the party’s political agenda. Other groups that sought to work with the party, such as the Left Front of Art, founded by the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, experimented with modernist and futurist literary techniques.

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