The World Revolution of Westernization

The World Revolution of Westernization : Twentieth Century in Global Perspective

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The author argues that the global violence and warfare of this century are the consequence of the world revolution of westernization which has characterized it. The ascendance of Europe had, by the turn of the century, brought all parts of the world under its influence and control. Westerners have seen such global emulation as a 'civilizing' process. The author argues, however, that the globe's attempt to catch up with the West militarily, economically, and politically has been a traumatic experience as societies have been forced to undergo in a few decades changes that Europeans underwent in many centuries, causing many countries to fall prey to totalitarian regimes and warfare. Modern historians, political more

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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 40.64mm | 816.46g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
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  • 0195049063
  • 9780195049060

About Theodore H.Von Laue

About the author: Theodore Von Laue is Frances and Jacob Hiatt Professor of European History, Emeritus, at Clark University. He is the author of Why Lenin? Why Stalin? as well as numerous other books and articles on different aspects of modern more

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