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Progress And Barbarism
About the book
  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409002680
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

Progress And Barbarism

The World in the Twentieth Century




Arranged thematically, this ambitous and masterly book defines the twentieth century in a single volume. A work of easy reference, it contains a massive amount of fascinating data and will be of value for decades to come.

How has the world changed in the last century?As we look bacl across a hundred years of turbulence, Clive Ponting provides a major reassessment of what the twentieth century has meant to people throughout the world. Progress and Barbarism analyses the fundamental forces of population, industry and their consequences for the enviro-ment. It traces the rise and fall of empires, the impact of nationalism examines domestic politics from all political perspectives, and con-siders the darker side of history in the growing repressive power of states across the world and the most terrible of twentieth-century crimes-genocide. Progress and Barbarism is a provocative and challenging interpretation of twentieth-century history, combining a global sweep and an eye for detail and individual experiences.

  • Pub date: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409002680
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 592

About the Author

Clive Ponting

Clive Ponting is a Reader in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Wales, Swansea. His Green History of the World was an international bestseller, and his revisionist biography of Churchill raised a storm of controversy. He is the author of Armageddon, an analysis of the Second World War, The Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century, World History: A New Perspective and Thirteen Days: The Road to the First World War.

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