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Non-fiction Ginsborg, P: Family Politics

  • By Paul Ginsborg
  • Price: £14.99
  • ISBN: 9780300219470 (replaces 9780300112115)
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 01/11/2019 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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In this masterly twentieth-century history, Paul Ginsborg places the family at center stage, a novel perspective from which to examine key moments of revolution and dictatorship. His groundbreaking book spans 1900 to 1950 and encompasses five nation states in the throes of dramatic transition: Russia in revolutionary passage from Empire to Soviet Union; Turkey in transition from Ottoman Empire to modern Republic; Italy, from liberalism to fascism; Spain during the Second Republic and Civil War; and Germany from the failure of the Weimar Republic to the National Socialist state. Ginsborg explores the effects of political upheaval and radical social policies on family life and, in turn, the impact of families on revolutionary change itself.

Families, he shows, do not simply experience the effects of political power, but are themselves actors in the historical process. The author brings human and personal elements to the fore with biographical details and individual family histories, along with a fascinating selection of family photographs and portraits. From WWI--an indelible backdrop and imprinting force on the first half of the twentieth century--to post-war dictatorial power and family engineering initiatives, to the conclusion of WWII, this book shines new light on the profound relations among revolution, dictatorship, and family.

Series Non-fiction Title Family Politics
Subject Italian Language Italian
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date April 2016 Authors Paul Ginsborg
Binding Paperback Pages 520
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 1050
ESB Code 33881 ISBN 9780300219470 (replaces 9780300112115)
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/11/2019 if you order today
  Price £14.99

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