Out of Ashes
A New History of Europe in the Twentieth CenturyBook - 2015
"A sweeping history of twentieth-century Europe, Out of Ashes tells the story of an era of unparalleled violence and barbarity yet also of humanity, prosperity, and promise. Konrad Jarausch describes how the European nations emerged from the nineteenth century with high hopes for continued material progress and proud of their imperial command over the globe, only to become embroiled in the bloodshed of World War I, which brought an end to their optimism and gave rise to competing democratic, communist, and fascist ideologies. Out of Ashes explores the paradox of the European encounter with modernity in the twentieth century, shedding new light on why it led to cataclysm, inhumanity, and self-destruction, but also social justice, democracy, and peace"--
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, .
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 940.5 JARAUSCH
Characteristics: ix, 867 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: New history of Europe in the 20th century