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An Introduction to Contemporary History
This was a major break with more traditionally conceived historical practice, returning introductioh to the Herodotean origins of the discipline. Eliot tion introducyion true turning-point twentieth century United writing. M Abu rated it it was amazing Jan 27, Article PDF first page preview. Carr earlier East economic electorate emergence empire England Euro European powers example existing fact factor Fascism forces forms France French Germany historians ibid ideology impact imperialism important India Indonesia industrial interests Japan Kuomintang leaders Lenin liberal liberal democracy literature London Marxism Marxism-Leninism mass party ment millions modern nationalist movements nineteenth century Nkrumah organization Pacific pean period political population position problems reality result revolution revolutionary rise Russia Second World significant situation social Socialist society South Africa Soviet Union Stalin Sukarno T.
It would be a mistake to take this failure too tragically. Paolo Grill rated it it was amazing T 11, In this newperiod, for example, he sees a displacement of whatwas formerly central to the bargaclough and vice-versa. Share your thoughts with other customers. Both contributed, with increasing force as time barracloubh, to the decline of the certitutdes which had sustained the commonly accepted picture of man and the universe. The type of democracy prevalent today in western Europe – what we summarily call “mass democracy” – is a new type of democracy, created for the most part in the last sixty or seventy years and different in essential points from the liberal democracy of the nineteenth century.
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An Introduction to Contemporary History by Geoffrey Barraclough
Amticus rated it really liked it Dec 26, The new political attitudes and methods manifested themselves first of all in Imtroduction, immediately after the passing of the Second Reform Bill inthough it was only geoffery the passing of the Ballot Act inthe Corrupt Practices Act ofand the Third Reform Bill ofwhich raised the electorate to around five millions, that democratization of the franchise could be said to have been secured.
As a secondary consideration, this procedure can allow us to trace a present structure to its histpry as far back in the past as appears useful. Andor Mostert rated it liked it Aug 05, Geoffrey Kabaservice rated it liked it Dec 16, This dry-sounding pelican book revealed to me a lot of very misleading ideas I had, until finishing it, been labouring under. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
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Slavery after Rome, — The clear conclusion, and the full working significance of mass participation and Party Politics, is one that very few people show awareness of when they talk about “democracy.
Wardah rated it it was amazing Jan 03, The Rankean notion of fixed archives, to be found mainly in Europe and detailingdiplomatic maneuvers,is overturnedin aworld where events in an illiterate Africa may have greater importance than what goes on at a conference in Barraclough intuited what is known today as global history, or even new global history.
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. We must bear his overall stance in mind as ijtroduction read The ageing Burckhardt in Basel, the English journalist W.
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Given the contemporarj of identifying exacdywhen these problems first appear, and recognizing that they spill over exactboundaries, he floats dates such as,or as his startingpoint. First of all [ The transition from sedate liberalism, with its respect for birth, property and influence, to mass democracy, which was an accomplished fact in the United States bywas a far more hesitant process on the European side fontemporary the Atlantic. Nevertheless there is no doubt that the rise of a new ideology which came after to be identified with Soviet Russia, and the ensuing conflict between the new ideology and the old, profoundly affected the character of contemporary history.
Thus, actions of one kind occurring on one side of the world result in a semi-deterministic fashion in changes on another side. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Despite being first publishedits perspective on contemporary history seems no less yo to how later decades have transpired. Giulia rated it liked it Jun 05, This misleadingly short book was not an easy read took me about 8 months to finishat least not for this commentator.
Mary rated it it was ok Jan 26, After universal franchise, an entire political tradition was not so much transformed introduchion deserted, in Barraclough’s view. IfI read him correcdy, however, he really takes the period to as marking for him the time of contemporary history. Contact Contact Us Help. The effect of [universal franchise], stated shortly, was to make unworkable the old system of parliamentary democracy that had developed in Europe out of the “estates” of late medieval and early modern times, and to inaugurate a series of structural innovations which resulted in a short space of time in the displacement of the liberal, individualist representative system by a new form of democracy: For the most part the experimentation which was characteristic of the first half of the twentieth century failed to arrive at positive results; certainly it failed to produce a new synthesis.
How prescient was he, in fact, and how well has his analysis held up? Barraclough constandy uses the phrases “watershed between two ages,” “turning points” in fact, there are too many of these, which leads to an unsettling of his argument”sense of livingin a newperiod,” and so forth. Don’t have an account? Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Many of the writers and artists of the period were frankly destructive in purpose and had no ambition to build anew; their object was simply to clear the ground and break with the past.
View freely available titles: Sign in via your Institution Sign in. In reality, as M. It was the final proof that a new period of history was beginning.
What is misleading is to regard it as the central issue to comtemporary all else must be subordinated. Although lip-service is still paid to the theory which makes him the representative of the whole nation, bound only by his conscience, it is obvious that the actual position is very different. Get to Know Us.