Cover The Twentieth Century


book € 39,00
series "Le vie della civiltà"
pp. 732, Brossura, 978-88-15-24150-4
publication year 2014


The Twentieth Century

Contemporary History Lessons, Volume Two

This book covers the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, from the Great War to the current day, in an attempt to supply a global perspective on history that adheres to the facts and yet accommodates the variety of interpretations that have been offered to explain them. The book chronicles the "thirty-years war" separating the two world wars, the spread of the principle of nationalism, the awakening of colonized peoples, the struggles within mass regimes, the confrontation between democratic and totalitarian systems, the divided world during the Cold War with its relentless competition between East and West, accelerated economic growth, decolonization, and the triumph of the American empire. The author also deals with more recent history, featuring the rise of neoliberal thought, the ascent of finance, the crisis of welfare, increasing social inequality; new global supremacies and new global equilibriums threaten to severely curtail the West's influence.

Raffaele Romanelli teaches Contemporary History at La Sapienza University in Rome.

I. Una grande guerra
II. Comunismo in Russia
III. Il principio nazionale
IV. Democrazia e antidemocrazia
V. Anni Trenta
VI. Tre guerre
VII. Per un nuovo ordine. Guerra totale
VIII. Tace il cannone. Il mondo rinasce diviso
IX. Democrazia a Occidente
X. Il crollo del sistema coloniale
XI. Nuove energie
XII. Lo spartiacque degli anni Settanta
XIII. Implode il comunismo
XIV. Al di là del moderno. La civiltà globale
XV. Per il popolo e con il popolo. Postpolitica
XVI. Islamismo e guerra diffusa
XVII. Dove finisce la storia contemporanea
Indice dei nomi, dei luoghi e delle cose notevoli

See also

copertina The Ninetheenth Century
copertina Il grande racconto dei viaggi d'esplorazione, di conquista e d'avventura
copertina La formazione degli Stati Uniti
copertina Storia dei partiti italiani