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Description - European Modernity by Bo Strath

It is often taken for granted that modernity emerged in Europe and diffused from there across the world. This book questions that assumption and re-examines the question of European modernity in the light of world history. Bo Strath and Peter Wagner re-position Europe in the global context of the 19th and 20th centuries. They show that Europe is less modern than has been assumed, and modernity less European and thus decentre Europe in a way that makes room for a wider historical perspective. Adopting a thematic structure, the authors reconceive the idea of European modernity in relation to key topics such as democracy, capitalism and market society, individual autonomy, religion and politics. European Modernity is an important addition to the literature that will be of interest to all students and scholars of modern European history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781350007079
ISBN-10: 1350007072
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bo Strath

Bo Strath is Emeritus Professor of Nordic, European and World History at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He also taught contemporary history at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Peter Wagner is Research Professor at the Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies and Research (ICREA) at the University of Barcelona, Spain.

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