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European modernity, A global approach., Stråth, Bo and Peter Wagner

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 20thcenturies. 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 democracy, industrial revolution and religion
Table Of Contents
Europe in Time ans Space -- European Interpretations of Modernity -- The Great Transformations of European Modernity
Physical Description
ix, 248 p., 24 cm

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