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Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century

By Mark Mazower (NHC Fellow, 1993–94)

European History; World War I; World War II; Ideology; Twentieth-Century

London: Allen Lane, 1998

From the publisher’s description:

The end of the First World War saw old empires swept away and the opportunity to build a better society from the ruins. Yet the result was division and bloodshed on an unprecedented scale, as liberal democracy, communism and fascism struggled against one another for mastery of the world.

Dark Continent radically overturns the myth of Europe as a safe haven of democracy to redefine our view of the twentieth century.

History / European History / World War I / World War II / Ideology / Twentieth-Century /

Mazower, Mark (NHC Fellow, 1993–94). Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century. London: Allen Lane, 1998.