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International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond

International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyond

  • Author: Antony Best,Jussi Hanhimaki,Joseph A. Maiolo,Kirsten E. Schulze
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134070810
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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This major global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors cover events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas from the last century and beyond. Among the areas this book covers are: the decline of European hegemony over the international order the diffusion of power to the two superpowers the rise of newly independent states in Asia and Africa the course and consequences of the major global conflicts of the twentieth century. This second edition is thoroughly updated, and includes extended coverage of European integration, the rise of supra-governmental organizations, and the ‘global War on Terror'. A support website provides supplementary exercises, questions and tutor guidance.

A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context

A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context

  • Author: Elliott Antokoletz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135037302
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 528
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A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context is an integrated account of the genres and concepts of twentieth-century art music, organized topically according to aesthetic, stylistic, technical, and geographic categories, and set within the larger political, social, economic, and cultural framework. While the organization is topical, it is historical within that framework. Musical issues interwoven with political, cultural, and social conditions have had a significant impact on the course of twentieth-century musical tendencies and styles. The goal of this book is to provide a theoretic-analytical basis that will appeal to those instructors who want to incorporate into student learning an analysis of the musical works that have reflected cultural influences on the major musical phenomena of the twentieth century. Focusing on the wide variety of theoretical issues spawned by twentieth-century music, A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context reflects the theoretical/analytical essence of musical structure and design.

Shadows of War

Shadows of War

A Social History of Silence in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Efrat Ben-Ze’ev,Ruth Ginio,Jay Winter
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139484346
  • Category: History
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Silence lies between forgetting and remembering. This book explores how different societies have constructed silences to enable men and women to survive and make sense of the catastrophic consequences of armed conflict. Using a range of disciplinary approaches, it examines the silences that have followed violence in twentieth-century Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. These essays show that silence is a powerful language of remembrance and commemoration and a cultural practice with its own rules. This broad-ranging book discloses the universality of silence in the ways we think about war through examples ranging from the Spanish Civil War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Armenian Genocide and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bringing together scholarship on varied practices in different cultures, this book breaks new ground in the vast literature on memory, and opens up new avenues of reflection and research on the lingering aftermath of war.

Music in the Early Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music

Music in the Early Twentieth Century: The Oxford History of Western Music

  • Author: Richard Taruskin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199796017
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 880
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The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Music in the Early Twentieth Century , the fourth volume in Richard Taruskin's history, looks at the first half of the twentieth century, from the beginnings of Modernism in the last decade of the nineteenth century right up to the end of World War II. Taruskin discusses modernism in Germany and France as reflected in the work of Mahler, Strauss, Satie, and Debussy, the modern ballets of Stravinsky, the use of twelve-tone technique in the years following World War I, the music of Charles Ives, the influence of peasant songs on Bela Bartok, Stravinsky's neo-classical phase and the real beginnings of 20th-century music, the vision of America as seen in the works of such composers as W.C. Handy, George Gershwin, and Virgil Thomson, and the impact of totalitarianism on the works of a range of musicians from Toscanini to Shostakovich

Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century

Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century

A Surrealist History

  • Author: Derek Sayer
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691043809
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 595
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Asserts that Prague could well be seen as the capital of the 20th century, describing how the city has experienced (and suffered) more ways of being modern than perhaps any other metropolis.

Music in the Late Twentieth Century

Music in the Late Twentieth Century

The Oxford History of Western Music

  • Author: Richard Taruskin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199796009
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 610
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The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Music in the Late Twentieth Century is the final installment of the set, covering the years from the end of World War II to the present. In these pages, Taruskin illuminates the great compositions of recent times, offering insightful analyses of works by Aaron Copland, John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Benjamin Britten, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, among many others. He also looks at the impact of electronic music and computers, the rise of pop music and rock 'n' roll, the advent of postmodernism, and the contemporary music of Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, and John Adams. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this book will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse period.

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation

A Twentieth-Century History

  • Author: David Edgerton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141975962
  • Category: History
  • Page: 720
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From the acclaimed author of Britain's War Machine and The Shock of the Old, a bold reassessment of Britain's twentieth century. Itis usual to see the United Kingdom as an island of continuity in an otherwiseconvulsed and unstable Europe; its political history a smooth sequence ofadministrations, from building a welfare state to coping with decline. Nobodywould dream of writing the history of Germany, say, or the Soviet Union in thisway. David Edgerton's major new history breaks out of the confines of traditionalBritish national history to redefine what it was to British, and to reveal anunfamiliar place, subject to huge disruptions. This was not simply because ofthe world wars and global economic transformations, but in its very nature. Until the 1940s the United Kingdom was, Edgerton argues, an exceptionalplace: liberal, capitalist and anti-nationalist, at the heart of a European andglobal web of trade and influence. Then, as its global position collapsed, itbecame, for the first time and only briefly, a real, successful nation, with shared goals, horizons andindustry, before reinventing itself again in the 1970s as part of the EuropeanUnion and as the host for international capital, no longer capable of being anation. Packed with surprising examples and arguments, The Rise and Fall of theBritish Nation gives usa grown-up, unsentimental history which takes business and warfare seriously,and which is crucial at a moment of serious reconsideration for the country andits future.

The Oxford History of Twentieth Century

The Oxford History of Twentieth Century

  • Author: Michael Howard,William Roger Louis
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780192803788
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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'This is a small book but a big achievement- praise for previous edition,' The TimesOver the course of the twentieth-century, the human population of the world tripled, two cataclysmic wars were fought, and computer technology revolutionised communication. In this ambitious book, 26 of the world's most distinguished historians survey these momentous events, with a look forward to what the future might bring. Early chapters take a global overview from a variety of perspectives - demographic, scientific, economic, cultural - and further chapters chart the century's course, region by region.

A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century

A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century

From Confessing Sins to Liberating Consciences

  • Author: James F. Keenan
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441189483
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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This is an historical survey of 20th Century Roman Catholic Theological Ethics (also known as moral theology). The thesis is that only through historical investigation can we really understand how the most conservative and negative field in Catholic theology at the beginning of the 20th could become by the end of the 20th century the most innovative one. The 20th century begins with moral manuals being translated into the vernacular. After examining the manuals of Thomas Slater and Henry Davis, Keenan then turns to three works and a crowning synthesis of innovation all developed before, during and soon after the Second World War. The first by Odon Lottin asks whether moral theology is adequately historical; Fritz Tillmann asks whether it's adequately biblical; and Gerard Gilleman, whether it's adequately spiritual. Bernard Haering integrates these contributions into his Law of Christ. Of course, people like Gerald Kelly and John Ford in the US are like a few moralists elsewhere, classical gate keepers, censoring innovation. But with Humanae vitae, and successive encyclicals, bishops and popes reject the direction of moral theologians. At the same time, moral theologians, like Josef Fuchs, ask whether the locus of moral truth is in continuous, universal teachings of the magisterium or in the moral judgment of the informed conscience. In their move toward a deeper appreciation of their field as forming consciences, they turn more deeply to local experience where they continue their work of innovation. Each continent subsequently gives rise to their own respondents: In Europe they speak of autonomy and personalism; in Latin America, liberation theology; in North America, Feminism and Black Catholic theology; and, in Asia and Africa a deep post-colonial interculturatism. At the end I assert that in its nature, theological ethics is historical and innovative, seeking moral truth for the conscience by looking to speak crossculturally.

A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century

A History of Argentina in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Luis Alberto Romero
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271021918
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
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This text is a reflection on the "Argentine dilemma" and the challenges that the country faces as it tries to rebuild democracy. The author painstakingly reconstructs and analyzes Argentina's modern history, from the "alluvial society" born of mass immigration, to the dramatic years of Juan and Eva Perón, to the more recent period of military dictatorship and democracy. For this English-language edition, the author has also written a new chapter covering the decade of the 1990s.

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

Terrible Beauty: A Cultural History of the Twentieth Century

The People and Ideas that Shaped the Modern Mind: A History

  • Author: Peter Watson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 178022673X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 848
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A history of the twentieth century which covers all the ideas, people, great events, literary and artistic movements, scientific discoveries which have shaped the twentieth century. Terrible Beauty presents a unique narrative of the twentieth century. Unlike more conventional histories, where the focus is on political events and personalities, on wars, treaties and elections, this book concentrates on the ideas that made the century so rich, rewarding and provocative. Beginning with four seminal ideas which were introduced in 1900 - the unconscious, the gene, the quantum and Picasso's first paintings in Paris - the book brings together the main areas of thought and juxtaposes the most original and influential ideas of our time in an immensely readable narrative. From the creation of plastic to Norman Mailer, from the discovery of the 'Big Bang' to the Counterculture, from Relativity to Susan Sontag, from Proust to Salman Rushdie, and Henri Bergson to Saul Bellow, the book's range is encyclopedic. We meet in these pages the other twentieth century, the writers, the artists, the scientists and philosophers who were not cowed by the political and military disasters raging around them, and produced some of the most amazing and rewarding ideas by which we live. Terrible Beauty, endlessly stimulating and provocative, affirms that there was much more to the twentieth century than war and genocide.

History of Humanity – Vol. VII – The Twentieth Century

History of Humanity – Vol. VII – The Twentieth Century

Scientific and Cultural Development

  • Author: Sarvepalli Gopal
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9231040839
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 904
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The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

  • Author: Nicholas Cook,Anthony Pople
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521662567
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 818
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"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star

A Tor.Com Original

  • Author: Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466874554
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
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"A Short History of the Twentieth Century, or, When You Wish Upon a Star", by Kathleen Ann Goonan, is about the daughter of a rocket scientist in the post 1950s who wants to go to the moon, despite being discouraged because "girls don't do that." A novelette that's science fiction by association. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Prime Time

Prime Time

A History of the Middle Aged in Twentieth-Century Britain

  • Author: John Benson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317890442
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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Numerous studies consider the history of childhood, adolescence and old age, yet the middle aged, consistently the most productive and powerful of age groups have been consistently ignored. In this pioneering study John Benson considers how perceptions and experience of middle age have changed, and how its power-base has diminished, affected by the steady ageing of the population the increasing independence of the yound and growing economic insecurity. This thought-provoking study also illuminates the whole economic, social and cultural history of twentieth-century Britain.

The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume 3, Endings

  • Author: Melvyn P. Leffler,Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316025632
  • Category: History
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Volume III of The Cambridge History of the Cold War examines the evolution of the conflict from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. A team of leading scholars analyzes the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological and geopolitical factors that ended the Cold War and discusses the personalities and policies of key leaders such as Brezhnev, Reagan, Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl and Deng Xiaoping. The authors show how events throughout the world shaped the evolution of Soviet-American relations and they explore the legacies of the superpower confrontation in a comparative and transnational perspective. Individual chapters examine how the Cold War affected and was affected by environmental issues, economic trends, patterns of consumption, human rights and non-governmental organizations. The volume represents the new international history at its best, emphasizing broad social, economic, demographic and strategic developments while keeping politics and human agency in focus.

Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Religion

Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Religion

The History of Western Philosophy of Religion

  • Author: Graham Oppy,N. N. Trakakis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317546393
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 368
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The twentieth century saw religion challenged by the rise of science and secularism, a confrontation which resulted in an astonishingly diverse range of philosophical views about religion and religious belief. Many of the major philosophers of the twentieth century - James, Bergson, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Heidegger, and Derrida - significantly engaged with religious thought. Idiosyncratic thinkers, such as Whitehead, Levinas and Weil, further contributed to the extraordinary diversity of philosophical investigation of religion across the century. In their turn, leading theologians and religious philosophers - notably Buber, Tillich and Barth - directly engaged with the philosophy of religion. Later, philosophy of religion became a distinct field of study, led by the work of Hick, Alston, Plantinga, and Swinburne. "Twentieth-Century Philosophy of Religion" provides an accessible overview of the major strands in the rich tapestry of twentieth-century thought about religion and will be an indispensible resource for any interested in contemporary philosophy of religion.

A Concise History of Britain, 1707–1975

A Concise History of Britain, 1707–1975

  • Author: W. A. Speck
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107782422
  • Category: History
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This book provides a concise, illustrated history of Great Britain over the past three centuries, from its formation as a sovereign state between the Union of England and Scotland in 1707 to its partial loss of sovereignty in the accession to the European Community, confirmed in the referendum result of 1975. Professor Speck emphasises political and social trends. In particular he argues that conservative politics prevailed largely in a deeply conservative society, and that reactionary causes generally obtained more support than radical campaigns. The book is highly illustrated with pictures and photographs and contains a bibliography and other features of use to students and general readers.

The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Jack Hayward,Brian Barry,Archie Brown
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780197262948
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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A collection of articles about British studies relating to various political issues including: totalitarianism, individualism, pluralism, political parties, elections, political institutions, public administration, nationalism, authoritarianism, and international relations.

A History of Christian Thought: From the Protestant Reformation to the twentieth century

A History of Christian Thought: From the Protestant Reformation to the twentieth century

  • Author: Justo L. González
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 0687171849
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 498
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A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The final volume begins with the towering theological leaders of the Protestant Reformation and traces the development of Christian thought through its encounter with modernity.