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An Introduction to Contemporary History
Get to Know Us. This was a major break with more traditionally conceived historical practice, returning us to the Herodotean origins of the discipline. Federico Lovat rated it really liked it Aug 21, Snow centre China Chinese civilization colonial communist conflict Congress consequence contemporary history countries cubists culture decade democracy doctrine domination E. It is one of these books now 50 years old or sowhere one while reading it entertains the fantasy or hope that the author would have been alive today so as to write a more contemporary co This misleadingly short book was not an easy read took me about 8 months to finishat least not for this commentator.
IfI read him correcdy, introdkction, he really takes the period to as marking for him the time of contemporary history.
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Given the difficulty of identifying exacdywhen these problems first appear, and recognizing that they spill over exactboundaries, he floats dates such as,or as his startingpoint. Open Preview See a Problem? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Space, Bradley asserted, was only “a relation between terms which can never be found.
It is one of these books now 50 years old or sowhere one while reading it entertains the fantasy or hope that the author would have been alive today so as to write a more contemporary continuation to it.
Of evengreater importance was his forceful assertion that contemporaryhistorymarked abreakwith the “modern,” requiring the historian of the events of the last years to take account of “underlying structural changes” 1.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Barraclough takes a skeptical stance towards reformulations of a European-centred historiography, however acknowledges that the impossibility of continuing with older formulations are one of the things that make the Contemporary Period a very different object of study for the historian: Refresh and try again.
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You could not be signed in. Laura Louzada rated it really liked it Dec 09, It gepffrey densely factual, original, clearheaded and profound beyond its remit.
Geoffrey Kabaservice rated it liked geofffrey Dec 16, The attack on humanism took many forms and came from many directions; but at its heart was disillusion with humanism itself, and it was the discrepancy between its professions – namely, respect for the dignity and value of the individual – and its practice – namely the dehumanization and depersonalization of the working classes – that initiated the revolt.
View freely available titles: For example, the notion of archives must be rethought. Wardah rated it it was amazing Jan 03, An introduction to contemporary history Geoffrey Barraclough Penguin- History – pages 0 Reviews https: The traditional procedure of historians working from the past forward and stressing temporal causalityis supplanted by an insistence on starting from the present—as implicitin Barraclough’s definition of contemporary history—and working backward.
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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Fortunately, Barraclough is sufficiently aware of contingency and agency to avoid the worst excesses of determinism.
Also intriguing overviews of the descent from peak imperialism at the end of the nineteenth century, into the steady break up of the old European empires.
Thus, actions of one kind occurring on one side of the world result in a semi-deterministic fashion in changes on another side. As a secondary consideration, this procedure can allow us to trace a present structure to its roots as far back in the past as appears useful. If you are a seller for geoffeey product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
What is misleading is to regard it as the central issue to which all else must be subordinated. The new political attitudes and hiatory manifested themselves first of all hostory England, immediately after the passing of the Second Reform Bill inthough it was only after 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.
In particular, it has been suggested that, just as the Mediterranean was succeeded by a European age, so now the European has been, or is being, succeeded by an Atlantic age.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. An Introduction to Contemporary History. Sekhemty rated it liked it Jun 16, 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 already have an Oxford Academic account? Explore the Home Gift Guide. Trivia About An Introduction t In fact, in he accepted an appointment as research professor of international history at the University ontroduction London,which carriedwith it conttemporary directorship of the Royal Institute of International Affairs succeeding Arnold Toynbee.